Of measures

Item, it is statute and ordained that one kind and measure be made for salmon, herring and keeling,2 and that the same be kept throughout all the realm, and that the said measure be according to the acts of parliament, and to that effect that each cooper have a burning iron of his mark to mark each barrel, and similarly the town to have a searcher who shall have the town's mark in keeping to burn each barrel, so that our sovereign lord's customs thereof be not defrauded; and if any fish and salmon be found in such barrels unmarked, the same to be escheated and similarly the empty barrels, the one half to our sovereign lord and the other to the town.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, III, f.57r.
  2. Cod-fish.