In Normandy, a unit of land area, 13th – 18th centuries, = 40 square perches = ¼ acre (of Normandy) = 19,360 square Parisian pieds, about 2042.9 square meters. From verge, the lineal unit.
Lexique de l'ancien Français, publié par les soins de J. Bonnard [et] Am. Salmon.
Paris: H. Welter, 1901.
Doursther (1840), page 570.
On the island of Guernsey, 13th? – 21st century, a unit of land area, = 40 square Guernsey perches = 17,640 square feet (about 0.405 acres or 1638.8 square meters). Current government documents spell it without the e acute accent. In the local patois it was called the vergie.
The History of the Island of Guernsey, part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, from the remotest period of antiquity to the year 1814,...
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.
Old Country and Farming Words.
English Dialect Society, number 30.
London: Trübner and Co., 1880.
On the island of Jersey, 13th? – 21st century, a unit of land area, = 40 square Jersey perches = 19,360 square feet (about 0.444 acres or 1798.6 square meters). In the local patois it is called a vrégie.
www.gov.je/EconomicDevelopment/TradingStandards/Weights+and+Measures/T1.htm, accessed 7 March 2006.
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