A unit of count, at least as early as the 17th – 19th century, throughout Germany, Denmark, Sweden and England = 240.
Clapholt or Clapboord
the small hundred cont. 6 score boords xv s.
the Ring cont. two small hundred j li. x s.
the great hundred conteyning. xxiiij small hundred xviij li.
“A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage and other summes of Money payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported.”
A statute from the 12th year of Charles II, 1660. The selection is from the Rates of Merchandizes, which is not part of the statute proper but developed from it. Both are printed in:
Statutes of the Realm, Volume 5: 1628-80, John Raithby, editor.
London: 1819. Page 186.
In parts of England, a unit of dry capacity = ½ quarter.
The ring is common in the Huntingdonshire accounts of Ramsey Abbey. It was equal to half a quarter, i.e. is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties.
James E. Thorold Rogers.
A History of Agriculture and Prices in England. Vol. 1.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1882.
In Denmark, a unit of count for planks, = 10.
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