6 October 1309 *

Testaments involving [borough] lands or tenements are similarly to be dealt with; they shall be proved before the Bishop's official and then presented to the steward in the husting (and nowhere else). Whoever brings the testament shall pay no charge [for probate or enrollment], unless money is due from any plea resulting from the will – and this money is to belong to the Bishop.

[The assembly record, the Red Register, which is full of enrolments of testaments, illustrates how this provision of the composition was subverted by the burgesses]