of her dower, for he is not heir, nor does he hold as heir, but as of his escheat for  lack of an heir,1 which may not be said of the escheat of a bastard, for there the chief  lord stands in the place of the heir with respect to the restoration of dower,2 because  though there is no heir, there is no wrongful act.
If the warrantor is in the fealty of the king of France.
 [If the warrantor is in the fealty of the lord king of France and an exception is raised  as to her warrantor, the exaction of dower will remain in suspense in perpetuity, or  at least until such time as the two lands are united. And that she ought not to have  dower may be found [in the roll] of Hilary term in the seventeenth year of king Henry  in the counties of Lincoln and Northampton, [the case] of Eudo de Calethorpe,3  because her warrantor4 will have the same judgment with respect to the two parts  despite the fact that he has right.]5 And just as the chief lord, to whom the land  reverts for lack of an heir, ought to stand6 in the place of the heir and in that of a  warrantor, so ought an assign by the modus of the gift.78<If a woman cannot produce  her warrantor because he is overseas in the Holy Land, she must, in an action of  dower, await his arrival, as in the roll of the eyre of Martin of Pateshull in the county  of York in the third year of king Henry [the case] of Matilda the wife of Robert de  Heworth and Alexander the son of Ralf.9 As10 the tenant need not answer [the woman]  without her warrantor, so his warrantor need not, [when] he has warranted him,11  because he has that same remedy, as in the eyre of Martin of Pateshull in the county  of Lincoln in the third year of the king [the case] of Dereina the wife of Robert  Brito.>12 When an exception of this kind is raised against the woman, it will not  always be in her power to produce the heir and warrantor of her dower; therefore  let a writ be drawn for her in this form.
A writ for producing the heir and warrantor.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. Summon A. of N. by good summoners to be before  the justices etc. to warrant to B. who was the wife of C. of N. the dower of the said B.  which she claims in our same court etc. against D. and as to which this same D. says  that he is unwilling to answer her without the warrantor of her dower. And have  there etc. Witness etc.13[Note that if an exception of this kind is sometimes available  to the chief lord against the woman, namely, that she produce the warrantor  of her dower, it is not available to him to whom the chief lord has demised the wardship  of another's land, as [in the roll] of Michaelmas term in the eighth and the beginning  of the ninth years of king Henry in the county of Warwick, [the case] of John  de Mar and Eva his wife and William of Cantelupe.]14
If she produces someone other than the true heir.
 When an exception of this kind is raised against the woman and there is a dispute