cantred

Cantred, s. A term used in Wales and Ireland for a certain division of territory.

Sur Two knights fees make one cantred, which after the first computation, amounteth to 3840 acres. Six cantreds 11 26 maketh a barony, 25600 acres, whose reliefe is 100 marks. One barony ½ make an earldome 38400 acres whose reliefe is 100 pound.

Norden’s Surveyor's Dialogue, 1610.

Thomas Wright.
A Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1857.
Page 285.

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