Prices on the Isle of Man in 1773

Prices on the Isle of Man in 1773

A correspondent sent to the Manchester Mercury the prices of the following articles on the Isle of Man, dated June 26th, 1773:

• Beef – 3d. and 3½d. per lb
• Veal – 24d. and 3d. which is reckoned very dear
• Lamb – 1s. 6d. to 2s. a side-about 2d. per lb
• Good Mutton – 3d. per lb
• Fowls – 6d. each
• Ducks – 6d. each
• Geese with giblets – 15d. each
• Pigeons – 2d. each
• Rabbits – 2½d (each?)
• Salmon – 2d. per lb
• Lobsters – 3d. each
• Crabs – 6d. a dozen
• Oysters – 2s. a hundred
• Fine scallops ditto – 6d, a hundred
• Fish of all kinds – 1d. per lb. and some cheaper (salmon excepted)
• House of 10 rooms – from £6 to £8 per year


(source: by C. Roeder from Manx Notes & Queries, 1904; artwork unknown, possibly by Petrus van Schendel)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


Tags assigned to this article:
manx life

Related Articles

Disputes

The disputes which took place over questions of boundaries, pathways etc., were not always conducted peacefully. The Nunnery Lake, the

A Flair for Cursing

It was said of Ciaran of Clonmacnoise, patron saint of the Mylecharaines, Craines and Karrans, one of the great Irish

Turf Gathering

As in many other parts of the British isles, a considerable proportion of the ‘waste’ lands of the Isle of

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*