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17th Century Tokens : Lambourn in Berkshire

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Lambourn

From Lambourn there were issued two halfpennies and two farthings.
In all cases the name was spelt LAMBORNE.

The Rev. J. Edgell, Vicar of Lambour, kindly allowed search to be made in the parish registers.

I am indebted to Mr. R. H. Keable, of Upper Lambourn, for searching out the extracts, and furnishing me with other information.

In a letter he says:

"I cannot find out from anyone now living here anything that will lead me to think there are any descendants of the Knightons living here. I believe there are now some of the name of Farmer, labourers, but, if I may judge by the Registers, those of the 17th century stock appears to have gone away or died out, both families. I could not find any entry after 1752, or hear anything else from any old people I asked."

W41: Berkshire, Lambourn (Farthing): (1652)
O  A crown
HENRY KNIGHTON IN
R  H C K
LAMBORNE 1652 H C K
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The following are extracts from the Parish Registers:

"1628. Febry 4th. Buried, John Knighton of Lamborne.
"1695. Janry 13th. Buried, William Knighton.
"1702. June 12th. Buried, Richard Knighton of ye towne.
"1719. Septer 7th. Buried John, son of Richard and Eliz. Knighton.
"1742. July 2nd. Buried, Anne, wife of William Knighton.
"1752. April 9th. Buried, Elizabeth Knighton.
"1648. Augst 13th. Baptized, Luce, the daughter of Henry and Christian Knighton.
"1650. March 16th. Baptized, Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry and Christian Knighton.
"1676. June 29th. Baptized, Anne, ye daughter of Henry and Anne Knighton.
"1677. June 6th. Baptized, Thomas, the sone of Henry and Anne Knighton.
"1680. Nover 8th. Baptized, Frances, ye daughter of Henry and Anne Knighton.
"1683. March 3rd. Baptized, Anne, ye daughter of Henry and Anne Knighton.
"1690. June 8th. Baptized, Christian, daughter of Henry and Anne Knighton.
"1719. Aust 23rd. Baptized, John, the son of Richard and Eliz. Knighton."

From the Parish Books it appears that Henry Knighton was churchwarden in 1674.

W42: Berkshire, Lambourn (Farthing): (1665)
O  A crown
HENRY KNIGHTON IN
R  H C K
LAMBORNE 1665 H C K
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W45: Berkshire, Longworth (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS MORRIS IN
R  T M
LONGWORTH GROCER TM
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This is the only token of Longworth, it is rare.

The Rev. J. R. Illingworth, Rector of Longworth, after searching the Registers, favours me with the following note:

"I find that Thomas Morris appears in the Register as having two or three children baptized at intervals, between 1650 and 1660, but that the name occurs neither before nor after that period--rather a curious fact, as almost all the other names which occur continue to do so for some length of time, and many even to the present day. But this vanished completely, so that I should suppose him to have been some stranger temporarily resident in the place."

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