Definition of Shired
1. shir [v] - See also: shir
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Literary usage of Shired
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"I will and bequeath to my sons William and Fletcher shired all niy property both real and personal. Item two. It Is my will that my sons, ..."
2. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"That portion of it which lay between the Foyle and the Bann liad also been shired at the same date, and called the county of Coleraine. ..."
3. A Short History of the Irish People from the Earliest Times to 1920 by Mary Teresa Hayden, George Aloysius Moonan (1922)
"The latter Act enacts that the lands shall be " shired," receiving the names of Queen's Co. and King's Co., in compliment to Mary and her husband. ..."
4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"... Sir Richard Bingham and Solicitor-general Wilbraham urging that Tyrone's country should be shired | and partitioned as Monaghan had been. ..."
5. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1905)
"... in colours on paper of the territories of the O'Mores and O'Conors shired by the earl of Sussex in 1557 as the Queen's and King's Counties respectively. ..."
6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... but under a statute of 1569, for the shiring of countries not already shired, it was made shire ground under the name of Longford. ..."