What ought to be done after default in a plea of advowson.
 [It is said above that the thing claimed ought to be seized into the king's hand,  and1 therefore that in a plea of advowson seizure ought to be made into the king's  hand, but since the right of advowson is incorporeal and invisible and cannot be  touched, how may what cannot be seen or touched be seized into the king's hand?2  In that case the duty of the sheriff, will be this, to go, having taken to himself  honest and lawful men of the neighbourhood, to the church whose advowson is  claimed and there publicly announce before honest men that he seizes that church  into the king's hand, and consequently the right of advowson which is in the body  of the church, though the right itself is incorporeal. When he seizes the visible and  tangible body into the king's hand, he consequently seizes that which is in the body,  though invisible and intangible, for a right cannot exist without a subject or body  in which it inheres.3 It is commonly said that one has or claims the right of advowson  of such a church, not of such a manor, and therefore the manor need not be  seized, though a church situated within a manor is one of the appurtenances of the  manor.] The writ of seizure also says that the tenant be summoned to answer and  to show [why] etc.4 Thus it is clear that an essoin will never follow such summons,  because the tenant must first answer to the default. Nor is a reasonable day, that is,  fifteen days, [given], because of the contumacy, no more than to a disseisor,5 because  of the robbery. The summoners ought to appear before the justices, if necessary, to  attest the summons.
How a summons and default is denied by wager of law.
 On the day of the summons the tenant either appears by the writ of seizure or does  not. If he appears, let the demandant be asked first of all whether he wishes to hold  himself to the principal plea or to the default. If to the principal plea, thus waiving,  so to speak, the default, he [the tenant] will answer the demandant on the principal  plea at once and on the same day. If to the default, the tenant must then deny the  summons and the default, and similarly, sometimes, essoins of difficulty in coming  and of bed-sickness if they have been cast,6 where a careful examination must be  made as a precaution. If he simply denies the summons and the default, let the  summoners appear and attest the summons, unless it has been adequately attested