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The measurement of a hogshead in Colonial America.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I would like to know what a calculation of a "hogshead" would be in 1767.  I found this in an inventory from Rockingham County, New Hampshire.


Answer: A hogshead refers to a barrell or contained that would hold 60 to 140 gallos of liquid within.  Since this is New Hampshire I would imagine it is not referring the a hogshead of tobacco weighing 750 to 1200 pounds.

Posted by David Lambert at 01/03/2012 04:56:32 PM | 

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