In a case such as in the earlier chapter, where someone bequeathed a tenement dies with heirs, the tenement may be bought by the nearest heir of the original testator or (if the testator has no direct heir) by his closest relative for the assessed value of the property, giving good security for payment within a time-limit set by the bailiffs and other wise men of the court. Which money will be put towards pious uses for the testator's soul by the bailiffs and others chosen for the purpose. If the heir or next of kin declines to purchase the tenement, it may be offered to the landlord. If he declines then, by joint decision of the Ordinary of the ecclesiastical court in which the the testament was proved and of the bailiffs and others chosen for the purpose, someone is to be appointed to manage the sale of the tenement for the benefit of the testator's soul.
[As Hudson notes, the right of first refusal by the original testator's relatives, and subsequent right of refusal by the lord of whom the property was held, is also seen at Nottingham and Northampton. A more elaborate statement on the subject is found among the customs of Fordwich.]