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17th Century Tokens : Penryn 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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W54: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1667)
O  Armorial bearings
MICHAEL COODE
R  M C
OF PENRIN 1667 M C
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The arms are probably those of the Coode family of Menheniot--a chevron between three cocks. A branch of the Coodes settled at Penryn. Michael Coode was living in 1673. Benjamin Coode, surgeon, of Penryn, died February 19, 1700, aged 56.
W55: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1669)
O  Three doves(?)
MICHAELL COODE
R  M C
OF PENRIN 1669 M C
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By the same issuer as preceding [No. 54]
W56: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Salters' Arms
IAMES KEMPE
R  I K
OF PENRYN 1668 I K
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W57: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
IOHN PEARCE
R  I P
OF PENRYN 1666 I P
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Pearce in its variations is still a common name in the county; a variety is said to read Peirce.
W58: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1664)
O  A bell
ANDREW RIDER
R  A C R
IN PENRYN 1664 A C R
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Sent to prison as a Quaker.

This name is now usually spelt Ryder, but the form with an i still occurs.

W59: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1667)
O  Two bars, chevron in chief, impaling on a bend engrailed three fleurs-de-lis
THOMAS SPRY 1667
R  T S conjoined
OF PENRIN CORNWELL T S
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The first coat is that of the Spry family, of Cutcrew, in St. Germans; the coat impaled that of Melhuish, though possibly intended for pender, of Falmouth, in which the bend is not engrailed, but per bend azure and gules. The issuer was in all probability a member of the younger branch of the Spry family, settled for several descents at Place, in Anthony-in-Roseland, on the south side of Falmouth harbour.
W60: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1668)
O  1668
VRSVLA SPVRR 1668
R  V S
IN PENRYN V S
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Urusla, relict of Henry Spoure, died in May, 1678, and was buried at St. Gluvias. Her husband was connected with the now extinct family of Spoure of Trebartha.
W61: Cornwall, Penryn (Farthing): (1665)
O  A double-headed eagle
THOMAS WORTH
R  T W
IN CORNWELL 1665 T W
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There is no question that the issuer of this token belonged to the county of Cornwall, and also to Penryn. The Worths, of Penryn, were a younger branch of the ancient family of Worth of Worth, in Devonshire, and bore the same arms--a two-headed eagle displayed. William Worth, merchant, of Penryn, died in Jaunary, 1689, and was buried at St. Gluvias. His son, John, was sheriff of the county in 1690 and 1711, and in 1703 bought Tremough.

Several examples of this token have occurred in the neighbourhood; and at Madron Church is a monument to John Tremenheere, merchant, erected in 1701 by his widow, "Sybella, daughter of Thomas Worth, of Penryn, gent."

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