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17th Century Tokens : Blewbury-Bucklebury in Berkshire

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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Blewbury

Of the Blewbury tokens there are three farthings and one halfpenny.

The name of the village is spelt by the issuers as follows:

3 times BLEWBERY
1 time BLEWBEREY

The names of Lewendon and Stanton are not now found in the parish, though the former name is not infrequently found in adjoining parishes.

W12: Berkshire, Blewbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN LEWENDON
R  I A L
IN BLEWBERY I A L
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This token is very rare.
W14: Berkshire, Blewbury (Farthing): (1665)
O  The Mercers' Arms
GEORGE STANTON
R  G E S
IN BLEWBEREY 1665 G E S
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This is the type most commonly met with.
W15: Berkshire, Blewbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
GEORGE STANTON
R  G S
IN BLEWBERY G S
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A rare type

Bucklebury

There is one farthing issued from the village of Bucklebury. In the former edition of Boyne this Bucklebury token was erroneously noted as No. 355 of the London series, being entered under the parish of Bucklersbury. The issue of it from the parish of Bucklebury, in Berkshire, cannot, however admit of doubt. I have in my collection one which came from Bucklebury, and the Vicar of Bucklebury, the Rev. T. W. Watts, informs me that he finds in his parish register an entry of the marriage of JOHN MORECOCK with JANE KNAPPE, dated 25th August, 1645.
W16: Berkshire, Bucklebury (Farthing): (1666)
O  A legging, or a similar garment; of perhaps a last, or a neat's tongue
IOHN MOORECOCK
R  I I M
IN BVCKELBERY 1666 I I M
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This family did not remain long in the parish. The entry of marriage as above noted is the only one; there is no subsequent record of either baptism or burial.

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