Old style dating

By 1752 England was some 11 days behind other European countries.

So in 1752 these days had to be cut out of the year to make the adjustment.

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’).

40 perches = 1 rood 4 roods = 1 acre Confusion arises from the fact that a perch is also a measurement of length.

‘1 Elizabeth I’ means the first year of the reign of Elizabeth I.: weights, money and other measures used by our ancestors’ (Lochin,1995).appearance, the 13-year-old has amassed over six million Instagram followers — and is now at the center of some dating rumors.Although he came to the throne in May 1660, after the Commonwealth period, he actually calculated his regnal year as beginning on 30 January 1649, the date of the execution of his father Charles I.So documents written in the first year that Charles II was on the throne would actually be styled 12 Charles II. Jones (eds), ‘A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History’ (Cambridge University Press, revd 2000).