A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre
was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English. [1913 Webster
" The acre was limited to its present definite quantity by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII."
"I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
The burial ground, God's acre."