as was done coram ipso rege in the presence of Stephen of Segrave at Woodstock, in a  jury of twenty-four to convict twelve in the county of Berkshire, [a case] between  Geoffry de Mandeville and Adam de Bono Fossato, where the conviction was first  taken at windsor before Engelard de Cygony and his fellows.1 A remedy may sometimes  be secured after a conviction after the manner of a certification, because of the  inadequate examination of the justices in the conviction, as was said above, as where  a jury of twenty-four has spoken ambiguously or obscurely or in different ways. In  that case they may be summoned to certify with respect to the oath they took,  as in any other assise.2 But we must first see how jurors are to be summoned to  certify in assises generally, and then in juries of twenty four to convict [twelve].  The form of writ for summoning jurors in assises to certify is this.
Writ when the assise is summoned to certify.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. We order you to have before us or before our  justices etc. the bodies of A., B., C. the recognitors of an assise of novel disseisin  summoned and taken before such justices last itinerant in [your] county between D.  plaintiff, and E, with respect to a tenement in such a vill (or thus: We order you  to inquire diligently into who the recognitors of an assise of novel disseisin etc.  were, that is, where their names are not known to the court, and the whole as  above.) in order to certify our aforesaid justices at Westminster as to the oath they  took (or thus, more fully as to that assise) and in the meantime seize the aforesaid  tenement into our hand and keep it safely until you are ordered otherwise. We also  order you to have before the aforesaid justices etc. the body of such a one to hear the  judgment of our court thereon and also his judgment for his several defaults. And  have there the names of the recognitors and this writ etc. The writ may be drawn in  shorter form. It may be drawn in this same form with respect to all other assises, as  mortdancestor and the others in which a conviction would lie by the twenty-four.  If complaint is made of the action of the justices,3 let the justices first be summoned to  make the record; the recognitors may then be summoned to hear that record. If  they have made several defaults, then to hear their judgment for their several  defaults. And always, before all else, we must see