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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.