As I have mentioned on previous occasions, my wife and I like to find and study old cookbooks and other old do it yourself books. Recently I found a cookbook from the 1850’s, it has an excellent list of weights and measures. I printed out a copy for my own use; it is a handy reference when they start using measurements like so many gills. It helps you to convert the measurements into ones you can understand.
Here is the list.
The measurements also help you out if you lack measuring cups. Hope this helps you