[001] one, let the enrolment of the simple essoin be made as follows: ‘Such a one [essoined [002] himself] against such a one with respect to such a plea by such a one.’ [Provided [003] that mention first be made in the margin of the name of the county.]^{1} If [004] there is only one demandant and one tenant, each may essoin himself once, together [005] and on the same day or successively, first one and then the other, if the demandant [006] so wishes. The reason why it lies for the demandant is because here nothing is permitted [007] the tenant which is not allowed the demandant.^{2} Let the enrolment with [008] respect to the demandant, when the tenant has essoined himself, be made as [009] follows: ‘And the same [demandant] against [the tenant] with respect to the same [010] by such a one.’ Thus if both essoin themselves together and on the same day. If [011] successively, and the tenant has essoined himself first and the demandant appears [012] and receives the same day in court, he may essoin himself on the second day, if he [013] wishes, and conversely, if the demandant has essoined himself on the first day and [014] the tenant appears and receives the same day, he may essoin himself on the second [015] day, and so any number of times, as long as the demandant has been essoined. If [016] there are several parceners, tenants holding in common or separately, each will have [017] his own essoin and essoiner, provided that if they hold in common they may all [018] essoin themselves together on the same day, or successively, one or several, until [019] each, if he so wishes, has had a single essoin before he appears, and no more; let the [020] enrolment then be made thus: ‘Such a one [the tenant] against such a one [the demandant] [021] with respect to such a plea by such a one.’ The same may be said of all the [022] other tenants who essoin themselves; the same day will be given to all those who [023] are present, and against the absent proceedings must be taken to default. If there [024] are several tenants who hold individually each will have his essoin but not successively, [025] as above.^{3} If one or several tenants ought to essoin themselves against [026] several demandants, mention need not be made of all the demandants, only of one [027] and of ‘the others named in the writ.’ And let the same be done for one demandant [028] or several against several tenants.^{4}
If a warrantor is vouched.
[030] If a warrantor, one or several, is vouched by one tenant or several, each of them [031] will have a single essoin if he wishes, together or separately, both the tenant who [032] vouched and the warrantor vouched, one or several. Hence when the warrantor [033] essoins himself let the enrolment be made as follows: ‘Such a one whom such a one [034] (or ‘such persons’) vouched to warranty against such a one (or ‘such persons’)