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. The rootsweb site has experienced problems and currently (2018) this material is not available. We have left the link in hopes it may be restored in some form.

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.

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