One Gill Cup

“1 Broken Mug one Gill Cup One bowl”

Some readers might wonder what type of cup a “gill cup” is. The gill is referring to the size of the cup, not some special design or anything else. A gill is a unit of measure equal to one half cup.

This image comes from Harford County, Maryland, Estate Inventories 1777-1804, page 270–the estate inventory of Ann Gibson.

The inventory of Ann’s chattel estate is interesting. Often googling items will help with interpretations.

Estate inventories are great fun.

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