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17th Century Tokens : Penzance 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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W62: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (1667)
O  A mullet
RALPH BEARD
R  A mullet
IN PENZANCE 1667
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There is a record that Ralph Beard had a seat in Penzance Church in 1674. He was married, for entries of the baptism and burial of his children occur in the registers of Madron, the mother parish of Penzance.
W63: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (1665)
O  Three lions rampant regardant, two and one
IOHN BLVNT
R  I I B
IN PENZANCE 1665 I I B
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He married in 1653, and his wife's name was Joan.
W64: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN CLEVERDON
R  I C
OF PENZANCE I C
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The issuer was a merchant, and was buried at Madron, near Penzance, the mother church, July 28, 1667.
W65: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (1667)
O  A fleur-de-lys
ANTHONY GVBBS
R  A G
IN PENZANCE 1667 A G
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Anthony Gubbs was Mayor of Penzance in 1656, and subsequently. He was born in 1625, his father being described as "gent." in the register. He married, in January, 1650/1, Ann Keigwin.
W66: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Head of the Baptist on charger
P L IN PENZANCE
R  In base a castle, chief a falcon and crescent
[No Legend]
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The arms on the obverse are those of Penzance borough. Those on the reverse are clearly intended for the bearings of Lanyon of Lanyon, in Madron, and identify the issuer with Philip Lanyon, Mayor of Penzance in 1650. His wife, Agnes, died in 1660, having been married in 1644. He also is described as "gent." Philip Lanyon married Mary Edwards in February, 1683/4; but this was probably another bearer of the name.
W67: Cornwall, Penzance (Farthing): (1663)
O  A griffin segreant between three fleurs-de-lis
IOHN TREVETHAN
R  I T
IN PENZANCE 63 I T
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The arms are those of the Trevithern family. In the Madron registers John Trevethan is described as a merchant.

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