that he or she died after the period of limitation. And that he is the nearer heir, and  let him show why he is. If the tenant simply denies this, the whole or one of the  aforesaid clauses, or if he has no objection to put forward, or though he has, puts  nothing forward, the truth may be declared by the assise, [and] let it proceed1 at  once, by twelve jurors against whom2 no exception can be made; not by fewer as  may be done in the assise of novel disseisin, by as few as seven,3 as above [of novel  disseisin.]4 The jurors ought to swear in this form.
Of the form of the oath.
 Hear this, O justices, that I shall speak the truth concerning this assise and the  land (or rent) which is claimed, of which land (or of the tenement from which so  much rent issues) I have made the view by order of the lord king, and on no account  will I fail to speak the truth, so [help] me God etc.5 And the other jurors will swear,  one after another, thus: Such oath etc. as above.6 If some of the jurors, newly and  recently appointed, have not seen the tenement, they may swear saving the view.7  It is then important to see whether they are newly appointed on that same day for  lack of other recognitors, or were chosen at the beginning and refused to make the  view, in contempt. If newly assumed, they must be treated more or8 less mercifully  according to the discretion of the justices. If they were chosen and assumed from the  beginning and refused to make the view on the sheriff's order, they offend doubly,  that is, they are guilty of a false oath and contempt, and are more at fault,9 as is  evident, than those who obey but commit perjury. Hence, [the same penalty is  put upon them] lest they be in a better position10 than those who made the view,  since by right their position ought to be worse. When all are present, the oath having  been taken, as was said above, if they agree in all points, in accordance with their  verdict seisin will either be adjudged to the demandant or the tenant will be freed  by the assise from the demandant's claim, forever or for a time, [according as] the  acquittal or conviction [of the jurors] follows,11 according as they have spoken  truly or falsely, clearly or obscurely, as above [in the portion] on the assise,12 If they  have spoken falsely, [this] remedy follows,13[as below [in the portion] on convictions.]14  Though the parties are present and have put themselves on the assise, the  jurors, who ought to declare the truth, may be absent;