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17th Century Tokens : Lostwithiel-Mevagissey in Cornwall

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

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W40: Cornwall, Lostwithiel (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN ALLIN 1664
R  I A
OF LESTITHELL I A
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John Allen was a cardmaker, and became connected with Liskeard in 1670, removing thither from Lostwithiel in 1698, or soon afterwards, and being mayor of the latter town in 1701 and 1707. Allen, the author of the "History of Liskeard," was his descendant; and Ralph Allen, the original of Fielding's Allworthy, was probably related. Ralph was born at St. Blazey, near Lostwithiel, in 1693.
W41: Cornwall, Lostwithiel (Farthing): (1658)
O  1658
RICHARD WEBER 1658
R  R W
OF LESTITHELL R W
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W42: Cornwall, Lostwithiel (Farthing): (1664)
O  1664
RICHARD WEBBER 1664
R  R W
OF LESTITHELL R W
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W43: Cornwall, Ludgvan (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
RICHARD SCADDAM 1666
R  R S
IN LUGVAN R S
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This issuer, Richard Scaddan, married Joan Cossen, both being described as of Penzance, which Ludgvan adjoins, at Stowford, in Devon, October, 1647. In April, 1661, Julian, daughter of Richard Scaddan, of Ludgvan, married John Michell(?). The name is spelt several ways in the parish registers, but apparently always with a final n.
W44: Cornwall, Marazion (Farthing): (1668)
O  1668
THOMAS COREY 1668
R  T P C
IN MARAZION T P C
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Cory is a well-known Cornish name.
W45: Cornwall, Mevagissey (Farthing): (1664)
O  A fleur-de-lys
IOHN KEAGLE
R  I B K
IN MERAGYZEY 1664 I B K
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A William Keagley issued a token in Exeter in the same year with the device of the fleur-de-lis; and William Keagle, of Mevagissey, was admitted attorney in 1729. The family were settled, therefore, in this place, and there can hardly be a doubt that the Exeter issuer was someway connected.
W46: Cornwall, Mevagissey (Farthing): (1651)
O  Three fleurs-de-lys, one and two
IAMES BONYTHON
R  I B M
OF MAVEGISIE 1651 I B M
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The device is evidently to be connected with the Bonython arms, which are Arg. a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis sable.

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