In Manchester, England, ? – 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity. According to Houghton¹ (1693), the old hoolp was 12 gallons and the new one 8. He also says that at Manchester, 8 gallons was also called a “measure,” a strike and a stroke.
1. John Houghton.
Friday, June 23, 1693. Num. XLVI.
Variety of weights and measures in several parts of England. Something of Camden's Britania.
Between 1692 and 1703 and John Houghton published a weekly folio, something like a 17ᵗʰ century blog or financial newsletter. The folios were later published in collections. This one appeared on page 134 of
Husbandry and trade improv'd: being a collection of many valuable… Vol 1.
London: Prin[t]ed for Woo[d]man and Lyon, 1727.
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