the inquest finds for him or against him, unless he can show a sufficient reason for his  absence. If he was1 warned by the summons but before the resummons, while the  inquest is pending, deceitfully removes himself to parts beyond the sea, outside the  realm, [and] is unwilling to sue or be present at the inquest, when the bishop or  ordinary informs the justices of this, let the justices nevertheless cause him to be summoned  to hear the record and his judgment as above, as though he were within the  realm, and proceed until he loses by default, as in the eyre of Martin of Pateshull  in the county of Norfolk, [the case] of Henry de Stoke.2
What the effect of legitimacy proved is.
 The effect of legitimacy proved is this, that when it has once been proved and judgment  rendered in the king's court, he will always be legitimate as against everyone,  unless there has been fraud in his proof, [If that is alleged, the question must not be  sent to [the ecclesiastical] court again,3 because if it were sent to different bishops  they could return different or contrary verdicts to the king's court.]4 [for] if, when  one claimed many lands and large inheritances from several persons, he could  fraudulently procure one of them to except bastardy against him, and so come to  terms with him that he should say nought against the witnesses or the testimony;  he could thus fraudulently prove his legitimacy and so obtain against all, which would  be unjust. Suppose that when one has proved his legitimacy before judges, whoever  they are, he dies before he comes to court with the inquest;5 by virtue of that inquest  [the same] judgment must be rendered for the heir which would be rendered for his  ancestor if he had lived, because the legitimacy of the ancestor once proved extends  to heirs, [if he has heirs born of his body, such are to be taken as legitimate and to  be preferred to others in the succession,]6 with respect to everything, successions,  orders and dignities. And note that an exception of bastardy put forward against one  who is dead is invalid, since he cannot answer to the exception.