A Table of the Standard, for the true making of Woollen Clothes, according to the Waight and Measure declared by the Statute made in the fourth yeare of his Maiesties raigne of Great Brittaine, etc.

The Sacke of Wooll appointed by King Edward the third, is distinguished according to the Lunare yeare of 13 monethes, of 28 dayes, making in all 364 or 365, for so many dayes in the yeare; the Todd of Wooll being 28, for so many days in the moneth, and 13 Todds for so many moneths in the yeare; euery Todd containing foure Nayles, and every Nayle being 7 lb(?) for the seuen dayes of the weeke.

This Sacke of Wool is accounted to make 4 Standard Clothes of cleane Wooll, called Sorting-clothes, waighing 50 lb the Cloth, and being 24 yeards long, of 6 1/2 quarters broad or thereabouts, within the remedy or allowance of 2 lb weight upon a cloth. In the weight is to be obserued, that the clothes be well scoured, thicked, milled, and fully dryed.

In the Measure likewise, that the same be measured by the yeard and inch, within the List, concerning the breadth, according to the said Statute made of all the seuerall sorts of Clothes made in diuers Shires, Viz.

Kent, Yorkshire and Reading clothes of 6/12 quarters 86 lb 30 & 34 yeards.

Suffolke, Norffolke and Essex of 7 quarters 80 lb 29 & 32 yeards.

Worcester, Couentry and Herefordshire of 6 1/2 quarter 78 lb 30 & 33 yeards.

Wiltshire, Glocestershire, Oxon. Somersetshire of 7 quarters 76 lb 29 & 32 yeards.

Suffolke sorting Clothes broad 6 1/2 quarter 64 lb 23 & 26 yeards.

All sorting Clothes of diuers shires 6 1/2 quarters 60 lb 24 & 26 yeards

B. Cloth, Tauntons, Bridgewaters and Dunstars of 7 quarters 30 lb 12 & 13 yeards.

Broad & narrow of Yorkshire of 4 quarters 30 lb 24 & 25 yeards

Devonshire Kerseys and Dozens of 4 quarters 13 lb 12 and 13 yeards.

Checked Kerseys, strait and plain grayes 4 quarters 24 lb 17 & 18 yeards.

Ordinary Penistone or Forests 5 1/2 quarters 28 lb 12 & 13 yeards.

Sorting Penistones of 6 1/2 quarter 35 lb 13 & 14 yeards

Washers of Lankyshire and others 17 lb 17 & 18 yeards.

Clogware, kendal Karpnuals at pleasure, 0000 20 at the least.

Citation Type  Statute/Legal Document
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Citation Year 1629