denerel

On the island of Guernsey, ? – 19th century, a unit of capacity used for grain, = 272 cubic inches. It is equal to the old (pre-1698) English corn gallon. link to a chart showing relationships between grain measures on Guernsey

In the endnotes to a 20th-century translation (from the French) of a 19th-century Guernsey bill of sale, the translator remarksĀ¹ that “The 'denerel' is more familiar as when we were kids we used to buy potatoes by the denerel which was by then rated at 7 lbs. weight”.

1. 1867 St. Martins Gsy - property contract. http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CHANNEL-ISLANDS/2000-06/0960348452 Accessed 7 February 2007.

William Berry.
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.

Page 118.

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