In the case of felons who flee to a city church, to remain there until they abjure the realm, any chattels they have at the time of abjuration are to be appraised to the use of the king, and delivered by the coroner to citizens who shall be answerable for them to the itinerant Justices. If the abjuring fugitive has real estate in the city, held of a citizen to whom the property will escheat, its value for a year is to be appraised to the use of the king, and it is to be delivered to the citizen of whom the felon held it, to be answerable for it to the itinerant Justices. The same is to be done regarding property, goods and chattels of fugitives [who do not take sanctuary?] and those who are justly outlawed.

[Someone accused of a crime, whether guilty and wishing to evade punishment or innocent and wishing to escape a lynch mob, might receive temporary sanctuary in a church. This fugitive, if he did not try to escape from the church, around which the community was obliged to place a guard, could either surrender to justice or take an oath to leave the country. In the latter case, all his moveable goods were forfeit to the king; the king also had the use of the felon's real estate for a year and a day (with the right to commit waste there – i.e. run it down as much as he wished) after which possession reverted to its "lord".]