that such is his right he offers to deraign by the body of such a one, his free man,  who is prepared to deraign it by his body as one who saw, or on the sight of his  father (as was said above) as one whom his father, on his death bed, enjoined in the  faith by which son was bound to father, that if he should hear it discussed he would  be a witness thereto and deraign it by his body, as a thing which the same father  saw and heard.1[If in making the count any of the aforesaid articles is omitted,  and the count is avowed by the demandant so that an error cannot be recalled, the  demandant will lose his claim for himself and his heirs forever.]
How the count of the descent to the demandant is made by single degrees.
 The count of descent from the ancestor to the demandant is sometimes made  through several persons and several degrees, and to several persons who are so to  speak a single heir, as to several daughters or2 their heirs.3 In that case let the count  be made thus: And from such an ancestor the right of that land descended to such  a one as son and heir, and from such a one to his two (or several) daughters, that is,  to B. the elder and C. the younger. Here let a division of the descent be made in  the count for the separate portion which falls to each of them, so that the count of  the descent follows a single line. Let it be put thus: And from the aforesaid B. the  right of half that land descended to such a one, as son (or daughter) and heir. And  from the aforesaid the right of half that land descended to his (or her) two  daughters, D. and E., (here let a subdivision be made). And from the aforesaid D.  the right of a quarter of that land descended to such a one as son and heir. And  from the aforesaid E. to such a one as son and heir. And so by infinite divisions it  may be brought from heir to heir [and] to the twelfth part, if the inheritance  is divided by unciae.45<But we must proceed cautiously lest in making the  reversion to superior kinsmen in the transverse line the computation exceed the  time of the grandfather of the king, as below.>6 Let us return to the other half and  begin the count of the descent again thus: And from the aforesaid C. the right of  the other half descended to such a one as son and heir (or to such a one as daughter  and heir or to such persons as daughters and heirs, and here let a subdivision be  made, as above) [and so] from degree to degree and from person to person to those  who claim. Or in another way: of which such an ancestor was seised etc. (as above)  and because he died without an heir of his body, the right of that land descended  to his three sisters, A. B. and C. (or his sons, as in gavelkind or elsewhere where  the land is partible