from a common stock to related persons, that is, to two or more brothers or their  heirs descending ad infinitum. At the beginning of the suit one essoin follows the  other, as aforesaid, but later it ceases to follow it, when it is decided that neither the  duel nor the grand assise lies between such persons descending from a common  stock.1 There is another writ of right where one essoin does not follow the other,  neither at the beginning of the suit2 nor in the middle nor at the end nor at any  time, as in the writ of dower, for there the duel or the grand assise will never lie.3  It is generally true that whenever the grand assise or4 the duel may follow, and  while and as long as it may follow, the essoin of bed-sickness will lie, and whenever  the duel or the grand assise does not follow, or if they begin to follow and then  cease, the essoin of bed-sickness will never lie. 5We must see who may essoin himself  of bed-sickness after an essoin of difficulty in coming. It is clear that a male or  a female, several or one, may so essoin themselves. Also a warrantor after he has  warranted,6 provided that languor has not preceded, as will be explained below.7  Also a minor as well as an adult, provided that the minor is bound to answer within  age to a writ of right, [as] with respect to a feoffment made to him, because in that  case he will have all the remedies any adult would have in a proprietary action,  [though he may not answer by himself or take an oath, he may by a guardian or  curator, who may, if need be, in order to warrant the essoin, swear upon the soul of  the minor,]8 as where he is impleaded, and essoined of difficulty in coming, as to  something of which his ancestor did not die seised as of fee, where he must answer  to the right. In that case let mention of minority always be made on the essoin, in  this way, And note that such a one is within age.9 If a minor claims the seisin of  his ancestor in a possessory action by assise, the minor-demandant will have no  essoin, nor will the tenant against him, since it is as effective in his absence as in his  presence, since he can say nothing as to why the assise remain and not be taken  immediately.10
When and in what way the essoin of bed-sickness ought to be cast.
 We must see when and in what way the essoin of bed-sickness ought to be cast.  It is clear that it ought to be cast up to and including the third day, that is, before  the day given by the essoiner in the essoin of difficulty in coming,11 and by two persons  who are not called essoiners but messengers, since they are sent to announce  the excuse,12 not to essoin, because they do not receive a day, nor swear to have  their warrantor on some day to prove the excuse, as above [of the essoin of difficulty  in coming.]13 Thus one may be sent to essoin and prove, or to essoin