31 juli 2008

Told penger, but what currency?

A short description in English of an entry in the Oresund Told Registers (ook wel de Sont Tolregisters geheten). My ancestor Harmen Pieterszoon Swavelstock crossed the Oresund in 1683, and had to pay (see entry 127). Which he did, of course, but how much??

Het paid 2 units for the ballast in his ship, and half a unit plus 6 subunits for 100 pounds of something. You may click on the image to get a bigger version on the screen.

The question is: what are unit, subunit and something??

1 opmerking:

Barbara Touburg zei

According to Wikipedia (http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penger)
penger means money.