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17th Century Tokens : Windsor-Winkfield 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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Windsor

In the Windsor series of tokens there are two halfpennies, one of which is octagonal, and ten farthings.

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

5 times WINDSOR
3 times WINSOR
2 times NEW WINDSOR
2 times NEW WINSOR

None of the Windsor tokens are commonly met with.

Major R. R. Holmes, F.S.A., of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, has favoured me with notes.

W163: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1652)
O  T I A
THOMAS ADAMES T I A
R  The Tallow Chandlers' Arms
AT WINDSOR 1652
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W164: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1657)
O  A banneret bestriding a fallen king
SAMVALL BANAT
R  A man operating on a woman's corns
IN WINSOR 1657
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Thus described in the "Catalogue of Tokens" belonging to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
W165: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1666)
O  Arms; a chevron between three mullets
MOSES BRVCH IN 1666
R  M B
WINDSOR APOTHECARY M B
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W166: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Checkers
AT THE CHECKER
R  W E C
IN NEW WINSOR W E C
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The "Checkers Inn" was in Peascod Street, at the corner of the Oxford, on the site of the present "Duke's Head."
W168: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Bakers' Arms
HAMMAN FARNHAD
R  H E F
IN WINSOR 1657 H E F
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W169: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three finches
IOHN FINCH IN
R  I E F
NEW WINSOR I E F
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W171: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1666)
O  An arrow
FRANCIS HILL 1666
R  F A H
DRAPER IN WINDSOR F A H
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W172: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1656)
O  A mermaid
GEORGE PENNINGTON
R  G C P
IN WINDSOR 1656 G C P
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W173: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A garter
DANIELL QVARTERMAN AT
R  D E Q
THE GARTER IN WINSOR D E Q
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The "Garter" is in existence as the "White Hart," the license of which to this day is taken out as the "Hart and Garter." It was formerly two taverns; the left hand of the present gateway was the "Garter;" the room on this side of the gate is called the "Garter."

The Quartermans are still in existence in the neighbourhood.

W174: Berkshire, Windsor (Farthing): (1653)
O  A fish-hook
IOHN WYRON
R  I M W
IN WINDSOR 1653 I M W
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Winkfield

There was one farthing issued from Winkfield, the name of the village being spelt thereon "Winkfeild."

This token is rare; it was not noted in the former edition of Boyne, nor is it in the British Museum.

W175: Berkshire, Winkfield (Farthing): (1669)
O  A roll of tobacco
THOMAS TEELING
R  3 roses on a stalk between T T
IN WINKFEILD 69 T T
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The Rev. J. Daubeny, writing from Winkfield Vicarage, says:

"The name 'Teeling' is quite unknown in this parish to the oldest of our inhabitants."

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