Acres - English, Scots, and Irish measures

Acreages were usually stated in terms of English (Statute), Irish (Plantation), or Scots (Cunningham) measures. An Irish acre = 1.62 statute acres, and a Cunningham acre = 1.3 statute acres.

In English statute measure, 40 perches = 1 rood, and 4 roods = 1 acre.

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