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17th Century Tokens : Cambridge-03 in Cambridgeshire

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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W36: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A griffin passant; no inner circle
THOMAS DARRANT
R  T M D, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE T M D
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W38: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1652)
O  A man dipping candles, no inner circle
IOHN EWIN IN
R  I A E, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDG 1652 I A E
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John Ewin was elected alderman in 1655, but refused the office. He was mayor in 1659-1660, and proclaimed King Charles II on 11 May (Cooper, Ann., iii. 463, 478).
W40: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1651)
O  A mitre; no inner circle
AT THE MITER IN
R  E E F, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDGE 1651 E E F
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Cooper, Ann., iii. 265: "The Mitre Tavern in Trumpington Street, in St. Edward's Parish, now the private dwelling of Mr. Farish, surgeon" (Bowtell).

This house stood where the church of S. John Zachary formerly stood, which was pulled down to make way for the King's College (Blomefield, Collect. Cantab. 212). It was on the site of King's College screen, south of the gateway.

W41: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Two pestles in a mortar; no inner circle
GEORGE FELLSTED
R  G A F, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE G A F
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George Fellsted was displaced from being councilman in 1662.
W42: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Bakers' Arms; no inner circle
THOMAS FELSTED
R  T D F, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDG 1664 T D F
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W43: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A woolpack; no inner circle
THOMAS FENN
R  T F, mullet for a mintmark
OF CAMBRIDGE T F
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W44: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I F
IOHN FINCH MAR:
R  I F, mullet for a mintmark
KET PLACE CAMBRI I F
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Probably on the site of the shop (late) of Messrs. Hurrell and Beales, ironmongers.
W45: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A bull; no inner circle
THO FOX AT THE BLACK
R  T F, mullet for a mintmark
BVLL IN CAMBRIDGE T F
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Thomas Fox, born near Halifax, Yorkshire, removed to Cambridge, where he died 1673. By his second marriage with Joan, dau. of -- Gadd, of Stow, Cambridgeshire, he had issue Thomas Fox, junr., born 1641, who married Anne, dau. of Roland Simpson, alderman, and sometime mayor of Cambridge (Visitations of Cambridgeshire, 1684). The token probably belongs to the elder Thomas Fox. The younger was mayor in 1680, 1694, and 1707, and died in 1710.

The Black Bull is now the Bull near St. Catharine's College.

W46: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1670)
O  A shield of arms; no inner circle
IOHN FROHOCK
R  I M F, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDG 1670 I M F
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He was displaced from being counilman in 1662. He lived in Little St. Mary's Parish. A John Frohock was mayor in 1703.

The arms are on a chevron between three leopards' faces; as many trefoils.

W47: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Legend in five lines across the field
WILL: / GORHAM / OF CAMB / GROCER / W M G
R  A shield of arms; a fess, on which a martlet, between three matches; crest, on a ducal coronet a lamp of three branches
[No Legend]
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The arms of Leete, of Kingston, Cambridgeshire, differing in having three in place of two matches, and the martlet on a fess.

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