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In Dorchester, Taunton, and Exeter, England, ? — 17th century, a unit of mass = 30 pounds. Obviously an alternative spelling for “weight”.

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

Richard Bradley.
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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