Definition of ENGLESHIRE


ENGLESHIRE

A law was made by Canutus, for the preservation of his
Danes,
that when a man was killed, the hundred or town should be liable to be
amerced, unless it could be proved that the person killed was an
Englishman. This proof was called Engleshire. It consisted, generally, of
the testimony of two males on the part of the father of him that had been
killed, and two females on the part of his mother. Hal. Hist. P . C. 447, 4
Bl. Com. 195, Spelman, Gloss. See Francigena .


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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