they will then first have an essoin of bed-sickness, if languor has not preceded.  They may essoin themselves successively of bed-sickness, when they have warranted,  like the principal tenants, until they once have languor.
To what writs the two essoins of difficulty in coming and of bed-sickness belong.
 Among other things we must see the writs to which the two essoins belong immediately.1  In allowing essoins of bed-sickness, the original writs must first be examined,  among which two writs may be found from which the two essoins generally  proceed, namely, the writ of right of land [but not the writ of right of dower, because  in the writ of right of dower the essoin of bed-sickness does not lie, since  neither the duel nor the grand assise follows.]2 [and] the writ of right called praecipe,  that is,3 where one claims to hold the land he seeks of the lord king in chief,4 which  must be determined directly in the lord king's court. Also the writ called of services  and customs.5 Also the writ of advowson of a church, which must likewise be  determined directly in the lord king's court. 6There is also a writ called praecipe  from which, by accident and by the discretion of the justices, the two essoins proceed,  for example, [where] mention is made of a distant entry.
Where the essoin of bed-sickness lies; of a distant entry.
 Order A. that rightfully and without delay he render to such an abbot so much  land with the appurtenances in such a place which he claims is the right of his  church, and into which the same A. has no entry except through B., a former abbot,  who without the assent and agreement of his chapter demised it etc. In writs of  this kind, before judgment is given as to the essoin of bed-sickness, if one has been  cast, we must inquire of the demandant how long his adversary has held that land,  and when the abbot through whom he had entry died. If he says for thirty or forty  years and more, let the essoin of bed-sickness then be admitted, for this reason,  because, since other intervening abbots and the convent always allowed the tenant  [to hold the tenement]7 without claim, and afterwards, after the aforesaid entry  other succeeding abbots, with the consent of the convent, may have confirmed the  deed of the first abbot, it appears and must be presumed that the tenant possesses  rightfully and by rightful title until the contrary is proved.8 But quaere why proceedings  are taken by such writ, since the writ of entry cannot exceed the time  limit of the assise of mortdancestor?9