From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
PETITION OF JOHN WALDEBOEF.
ON the petition of John de Waldeboef seeking the land of Man, with the Islands adjacent, as against the heir to them, in that Reginald, formerly King of that land of Man, had died seized of the same, from whom the right descended to a certain Mary, daughter of the same, who was the wife of John de Waldeboef. Which said Mary at another time prosecuted her right before the King of England, at which time the answer to her was that she should prosecute her claim before the King of Scotland, in that the said land was at that time held of the said King of Scotland, which Mary died in the prosecution of her right: From which said Mary the right descended to a. certain William, son and heir of the said Mary, and from this William the right descended to John de Waldeboef, son and heir to the aforesaid William, who now petitions, etc.
It is thus answered, let it be followed before the Justices of the King's Bench, and let it be heard, and let justice be done. And let the said petition be sent to the said Justices under the King's Great Seal.
33 ED I
Ad petitionem Johannis de Waldeboef petentis terram de Man cum Insulis adjacentibus tanquam verus heres earundem, pro eo quod Reginaldus quondam Rex ejusdem terre de Man obiit seisitus de eadein, a quo descendebat jus cuidam Marie flue ejusdem que fuit uxor Johannis de Waldeboef, que quidem Maria alias prosequebatur jus suum coram Rege fugue, et fuit tune ci responsum. Quod prosequeretur jus suum coram Rege Scocie, eo quod terra illa tune temporis tenebatur de ipso Rege Scocie, que obiit in prosequendo jus suum : De quaquidem Maria descendebat jus cuidam Willielmo filio et beredi predicte Marie: Et ab ipso Willielmo descendet jus Johanni de Waldeboef, filio et heredi predicti Willielmi, qui Dune petit, etc.
Ita responsum est, Sequatur toram Justiciariis de Banco Regis, et audiatur, et fiat justitia. Et mittatur ista petitio dictis Justiciariis sub Magno Sigillo Regis.