In England, a unit of length, = 5½ feet.


General Brotherhood held at New Romney on 25 July 1620
4. For the better explaining of a decree of 3 Elizabeth I regarding the 3d. paid per share by questmen to Yarmouth and how many nets are contained in a share, it is agreed that a share throughout the Ports shall contain 'soe many Netts as shall extend to the lenght of xxxvjtie aulmes, vizt., every Aulme fyve foote and a halfe', by which allowance it is thought that questmen shall receive honest and sufficient satisfaction...

Felix Hull, editor.
A Calendar of the White and Black Books of the Cinque Ports, 1432 – 1955.
Historical Manuscripts Commission JP 5.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1966.
Page 422.


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