denying the summons and defaults by wager of law, [Action after default proved is  taken in many other ways, differing in different counties.] because after proof of default  the serjeant of the hundred immediately issues a summons to the next county  court, or assigns the parties, if they are present, a day at the next county court, which  will always be established by his record, with the testimony of the honest men who  were present, [that is], as to the summons made and the day given, on which, if the  tenant does not come, he will not defend himself by his law against the serjeant's  record. His record will also stand if there is a dispute in the king's court as to whether  the plea is in the court of the chief lord or in the county court, or if a summons was  made by him or not, as [in the roll] of the eyre of William of Ralegh in the county of  Warwick.1 Though some say that the plea begins to be in the county court immediately  after the summons made by the serjeant, it is only there after the serjeant, being  present in the county court, has attested the proof of the default and the summons.2  When the plea is thus in the county court, no claim having been made by the chief  lord, he will never regain his court, whether the tenant has essoined himself in the  county court or not. For from that time on the plea may at once be transferred by pone  to the great court or determined in the county. Though it very often happens that the  demandant fraudulently says the court has failed to do him right when there was no  plea in the court of the chief lord, or though the lord was ready to do him right the  demandant [fraudulently] betook himself to the county court, and that being proved,  the court would have to be restored to the chief lord,3 he must claim it at a suitable  time, before the plea is in the county court, that is, up to the third day,4 lest if he a wait  the day of the county court, proof5 of the default and the summons by the serjeant's  record should supervene, or the tenant's essoin, and then a writ for transferring the  plea to the great court, because the court would not then be claimed in time.
When the plea has been transferred to the county court.
 When the default has thus been proved and attested by the serjeant, and the summons  as well, the plea of right will begin to be in the county court, where, in an essoin  of difficulty in coming the practice in the king's court ought to be followed, unless by  ancient custom a different practice is observed. As to the essoin of bed-sickness, let it  be done6[as may be seen below, of essoins, if [one is essoined] in the county court.]7  With respect to having