Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Old English Money

When you are reading colonial records do you understand the English money system being used?  If your 8th great-grandfather gave your 7th great-grandfather 5 guineas in his will would you know if that was a lot of money or just a little?  You will also see these old money terms if you enjoy British literature prior to 1971 (Sherlock Holmes anyone?) 

Here is a great info page on Old English Money. This page is the easiest to understand that I have found.

Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis


  1. Thank you so much, Michelle. That website is great in explaining the system! I have bookmarked it for future use.

  2. I have to refer to it often because I just can't get all those terms and equivalents memorized :)