when he has sued out his pone, and when the tenant essoins himself his essoiner withdraws  sine die; the demandant cannot thereafter resume his plea by another pone  and transfer it again from the county to the great court, because there is no plea in the  county since it was once transferred thence, [as [in the roll] of Easter term in the  ninth year of king Henry in the county of Huntingdon, [the case] of William Hatecrist  and Robert de Wassingely,1 in which the same Robert, the tenant, withdrew without  day from that plea, which had been transferred from the county by a second pone.]  and it must therefore be begun de novo. A plea is also transferred to the great court of  necessity at the petition of the demandant because of the tenant's privilege not to  answer concerning any plea except before the king himself or his chief justice, a privilege  the Templars and Hospitallers and many others have.2 If they answer despite  their privilege, they cannot repent and withdraw, as [in the roll] of the eyre of the  Abbot of Reading and Martin of Pateshull in the county of Worcester in the fifth year  of king Henry.3 In general any plea is transferred from the county court of necessity  where it does not have power to determine the plea, as when bastardy is objected or  the like. And so because of difficulty in giving judgment,4 and in many other ways.  Similarly, pleas are transferred before the justices itinerant at the petition of either,  without any payment for the pone,5 from barons' courts. And finally, note that in  connexion with a plea by the little writ [of right] in the demesnes of the lord king no  pone lies. A plea is also transferred from the county to the court because of a false or  foolish judgment.
Because the duel is waged contrary to the custom of the realm.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. Put before our justices etc. the duel waged in your  county court between A. the plaintiff and such hundreds with respect to a certain  judgment given concerning the same A. as to beasts taken and detained against gage  and pledges, as the same A. says, and as to which he complains that the duel was  waged wrongfully and contrary to the custom of our realm. And in the meantime  cause a record to be made where the aforesaid duel was waged and have it before the  aforesaid justices etc. on the day aforesaid by four lawful knights of your county who  were present at that record. And summon etc. four lawful knights of your county who  were present at that record, and in addition four lawful knights of each of the aforesaid
1. B.N.B., no. 1079; not in C.R.R. xii, but roll extant