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17th Century Tokens : Reading-03 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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W88: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1664)
O  A castle
WILLIAM IAMES
R  W A I
IN READING 1664 W A I
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W89: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1666)
O  A crown
THO KING IVNIOR
R  T K
IN READING 1666 T K
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The name still exists.
W90: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1669)
O  1669
MARTHA KNIGHT IN 1669
R  M K
READING LIN DRAPR M K
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The name is still found in the neighbourhood.
W91: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1658)
O  A pair of shears
MOSES LAMB
R  M R L
IN REDDEN 1658 M R L
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The name is still found.
W92: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Cordwainers' Arms
RICHARD LEVENS
R  R M L
IN REDDING R M L
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W93: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A ship
IOHN LOADER IN
R  I L
READING CHANDLER I L
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W94: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1664)
O  A roll of cloth
WILLIAM LOVEGROVE
R  W E L
IN READING 1664 W E L
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Still a well-known name in the neighbourhood.
W95: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  the Apothecaries' Arms
THO MACHIN APOTHE
R  T M M
CARY IN READING T M M
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The name is still found.
W96: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1658)
O  W M
WILLIAM MALTHVS W M
R  1658
IN READINGE 1658
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Dr. Joseph Stevens, of Reading, favours me with the following note:

"The family of Malthus was of considerable note in Reading during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. It is now extinct. Members of this family were benfactors to the Reading Blue Coat School, which was formerly in Silver Street, but now is established in the Bath Road.

"It was founded by Richard Aldworth in 1656. The funds were increased in 1666 by Sir Thos. Rich, of Sonning.

"In 1696 Mr. John Hall became a benefactor by a rent-charge on lands at Englefield.

"In 1720 Mr. John West provided for the maintenance and education of 6 poor boys, apprenticing them, etc.

"In 1723 MR. MALTHUS left £91 yearly for the education and support of '10 green coat boys.' Man, in his 'History of Reading,' says 11, but thinks this number may be incorrect.

"And, in 1786, Mr. John Leggat left the sum of £50 towards the support of the School.

"The boys are well taught, many of the higher tradesmen in Reading having been educated there.

"The boys wear long frocks or coats, with breeches and yellow stockings--no cap."

W97: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A bell
CLEMENT MARLOW
R  C G M
THE BELL IN REDING C G M
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The "Bell Inn" is still standing in Church Street. The name "Marlow" is still found in the neighbourhood.
W98: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1652)
O  D E M
DANIELL MARTEN D E M
R  1652
OF REDDING 1652
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W99: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (1653)
O  D E M
DANIELL MARTIN D E M
R  1653
IN REDING GARDNER 1653
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Still a common name.
W100: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A mortar and pestle
IOH MILESON
R  I I M
IN REDING I I M
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The name "Milson" is still found in the neighbourhood.
W101: Berkshire, Reading (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Drapers' Arms
HVMPHREY MILLS
R  H M
DRAPER IN READING H M
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The name still exists in the neighbourhood.

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