1) A small cask used to store or transport a variety of provisions.

1483 3 ferthkynnes sturgeon, Hull

1527 Item half a Barell of Butter & a firkin, Whitby

1554 The brewehowse ... x ferkyns a berestande, Brantingham

1669 2 firkins of butter, Elmswell. It was originally equivalent to a quarter of a barrel and half a kilderkin.

dates 1483 1527 1554 1669

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