In England, at least as early as the 16ᵗʰ century – mid 19ᵗʰ century, a quantity of parchment, = 60 skins. Later sources, however, say 72.
Dictionarium Rusticum & Urbanicum: or, A Dictionary of all Sorts of Country Affairs, Handicraft, Trading, and Merchandizing…
London: J. Nicholson, 1704.
A Rowle of parchment is 5 dozen, or 60 skins; a dozen is 12 skins.
A Conservancy of Yeares: Containing a new, easie, and most exact computation of time…
[London]: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1612.
Parchment the roll cont. 6 dozen [sheets]
“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 Booke of Rates, 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 195.
In Great Britain, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for butter, = 24 ounces.
Possibly a unit in 16ᵗʰ – 17ᵗʰ century England for a quantity of cloth = ½ piece, 600 ells long.
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