to the same A. the grain of this year's harvest from the aforesaid escambium, and  also the hay, if it has been mowed and separated from the soil before the receipt of  these letters, otherwise let it remain to the same C. Witness etc. And note that  whoever is vouched to warranty, [if] when he warrants he has nothing from whence  to provide escambium, the woman, whether her dower is specified or unspecified,  will not lose her dower on that account, but after her death let it revert to the tenants,  unless they have previously been satisfied by escambium given by the heir. And note  that whenever dower is sought against a minor, either directly or indirectly, the  guardian must be summoned to appear and produce the heir, by this writ.1 But  what if the guardian has aliened, so that on the day he is summoned he is not in  seisin of the wardship and the land of the minor, but another to whom he has demised  the wardship? This will not prejudice him who has vouched the minor to warranty,  because his action is not against the guardian but the heir, no matter who holds  him; let the guardian always produce him. This is true whether there is one heir or  several, or [if] one of the several heirs is under age. The form of the writ for summoning  the guardian: The king to the sheriff, greeting.
In a claim of dower age is sometimes awaited for a special reason.
 The age of a minor is sometimes awaited in a claim of dower, in special cases,2[as  below [in the portion] on exceptions.]3 The reason why a woman recovers specified  dower no matter into whose hand it has come may be this: because when a specific  dower is constituted the woman at once begins to have right and dominium.4  Thus she will recover no matter to whom it has come. For the husband gives and  constitutes the dower; the heir merely assigns it. But if dower in a third part is  constituted, the woman does not at once begin to have right because of the uncertainty,  for she does not know which third part she is to have until it is assigned her,  and it is only that part which falls to her by chance. Therefore she does not begin to  have right in the third part at the time the dower is constituted, and thus in one case  she will recover the land claimed and in the other only escambium.5 If a woman  recovers dower against a warrantor who has warranted, who has nothing in the  county whence he can warrant but has in another county, then let an extent be  made of the land he lost, as was said above. If the warrantor is resident within some  liberty and the tenant who lost complains that he has not had escambium, let this  writ then issue to the bishop or earl whose liberty it is.
When a woman has recovered her seisin (whether of a specified or an unspecified dower) against a warrantor who has no ...