The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2Allen, Thomas
The Court of Escheator.
The lord mayor of London being perpetual escheator within the city, this court is also held before him or his deputy, to whom all original writs of are directed to find an office for the king, after the death of his tenant who held by knight's service. The escheator may also find an office for treason, felony, &c.