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17th Century Tokens : Hagbourn-Harwell 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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Hagbourn

There are three varieties of farthing issued at Hagbourn by Thomas Humfrey. On these farthings the name of the village is variously spelt:

HAGBORN
HAGBORNE
HAGBVRNE

Perhaps no Berkshire family of any degree is so fully represented in the neighbourhood from which an ancestor issued tokens as the family of Humfrey. There are numerous entries in the Parish Registers of Hagbourn, Blewbury, Upton, etc., in some cases commencing from the time the Registers begin, and the Humfreys still own lands in these parishes.

W30: Berkshire, Hagbourn (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THOMAS HVMFREY OF
R  T A H
HAGBORN IN BARKS T A H
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W31: Berkshire, Hagbourn (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THO HVMFREY OF
R  T A H
HAGBORNE IN BARKS T A H
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W32: Berkshire, Hagbourn (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THO HVMFERY AT
R  T A H
HAGBVRNE IN BARKS T A H
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Harwell

There is but one token issued from Harwell, viz., a farthing, by John Hanson, dated 1666.
W33: Berkshire, Harwell (Farthing): (1666)
O  A full-blown rose
IOHN HANSON IN
R  I A H
HARWELL BERKS 1666 I A H
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The Rev. S. M. Smith, Vicar of Harwell, has kindly given me the following information respecting the Hanson family, as taken from the Harwell Parish Register:

"1666. Baptized Anne Hanson daughter of John and Anne the eight day of January.

"1667. Baptized Mary Hanson the daughter of John and Anne the xxij day of February."

There are also three entries of baptisms of daughters, named respectively Hannah, Margaret, and Martha, the last named being dated 1673.

The Vicar says: "I looked back many years, but 1666 appeared to be the first entry."

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