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17th Century Tokens : Maidenhead 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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Maidenhead

In the Maidenhead series of tokens there are one halfpenny and four farthings. The name of the town is spelt by the issuers as follows:

3 times MAYDENHEAD
1 time MAYDENHAD
1 time MAIDEN HEAD

I have not been able to give extracts from the Parish Registers.

The Rev. W. Alfred Hill, Vicar of St. Mary's, Maidenhead, favours me with the following note:

"St. Mary's was not constituted an ecclesiastical parish until March, 1875. It had previously been but an endowed chapel, and we have no ancient registers.

"The old chapel stood in the centre of the main street, partly in the parish of Bray and partly in the parish of Cookham, and was removed to its present site under the provisions of a special Act of Parliament."

W46: Berkshire, Maidenhead (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Mercers' Arms
WILLIAM BATTES
R  W G B
OF MAYDENHAD 1659 W G B
Image not available
W47: Berkshire, Maidenhead (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A human bust
ROBERT BENNETT
R  R B
OF MAYDENHEAD R B
Image not available
The name is still found in the neighbourhood.
W48: Berkshire, Maidenhead (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A cherry tree
IOHN CHERRY
R  I C
OF MAYDENHEAD I C
Image not available
This was probably a member of the family of Cherry at Shottesbroke. A rare token.
W49: Berkshire, Maidenhead (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
EDMOND STONE
R  E S
OF MAYDENHEAD E S
Image not available
The name is still found in the neighbourhood.
This token is amongst the most common in the Berkshire series.

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