Regnal year dating
Therefore Wednesday 2 September 1752 was followed immediately by Thursday 14 September.
In Scotland, 1 January became the official beginning of the year in 1600, the day after 31 December 1599.
‘1 Elizabeth I’ means the first year of the reign of Elizabeth I.A perch, pole and rod are all terms for a measurement of length of approximately 5 metres (5.5 yards).For further information about measurement see Colin Chapman, ‘How heavy, how much and how long?Be aware, however, that you will find them represented in a slightly different way in documents written in English. A ‘1’ by itself, or at the end of a number, was usually represented by a ‘j’.Counting was done in scores (a score = 20), so you will often come across something like this: xx iiij ( 20 over 4), which means 4 times 20, or four score, which is 80.
Leave them abbreviated, and remember to transcribe li as ‘£’. Top of page Square measurements were given in acres (abbreviated to ‘a’), roods (‘r’) and perches (‘p’).