the proprietas descends to the nearer heir immediately after the death of the ancestor,  to one who is present or absent, knows of it or does not, is of age or a minor, a male  or a female, a madman or one non compos mentis, an idiot or a fool, or one born deaf  and dumb, but possession is not at once acquired by such persons, because before the  inheritance is taken up another, a kinsman or stranger, may put himself in seisin, and  from such seisin the possessory right may descend to his heirs below, through the  negligence of him who has the proprietas, as where, when the proprietary right  descends to an elder brother and nearer heir, a younger brother puts himself in seisin,  and after so long an interval that he cannot be ejected without writ, dies so seised;  he transmits to his heirs, with the possessory right, which he had, so to speak, in fee,  a kind of proprietary right with that possessory right which ought to follow the first  proprietas, and so from heir to heir ad infinitum. Thus there will be two proprietary  rights through different descents and through different persons and degrees. But one  of them will have the greater proprietary right because of priority, as the elder  brother and his heirs, and those who descend from the younger brother will have a  lesser right, but possession ought always to be preferred until the heirs descended  from the elder brother vindicate the proprietary right, and [so] if,1 when the younger  brother has several sons a younger puts himself in seisin and dies so seised, as was  said, and so from heir to heir. In this way the proprietary right may descend to  several through different persons, degrees and lines of descent, so that there may be  several proprietary rights and several may have a greater right than others, according  as they are earlier or later. And the same is as true of strangers as kinsmen, in whatever  way they put themselves in seisin.
Several may have right, one a greater, the other a lesser.
 One may say in his intentio that he has a right in the thing claimed though he has no  right at all, which may be drawn [from] the narration of the descent. And so though  he has some right, as a co-heir,2 as