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17th Century Tokens : Probus-St_Austell 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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W68: Cornwall, Probus (Farthing): (1668)
O  A cross
IOHN LOOGER
R  I L
IN PROBUS 1668 I L
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Nathaniel Luggar was Mayor of Bodmin 1661, 1670, 1681; and there is no doubt that the issuer belonged to the same family. The name Luggar continues.
W69: Cornwall, Redruth (Farthing): (1666)
O  Three cocks
ANTHONY COCKE
R  A C
OF REDRVTH 1666 A C
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W70: Cornwall, Redruth (Farthing): (1666)
O  Three cocks in escutcheon
ANTHONY COCKE
R  A M C
OF REDRVTH 1666 A M C
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These tokens are by the same issuer, who evidently either married, or became a widower, in the year of their issue. The probability is that he married, as he did not die until thirty-four years afterwards. The small flagon of the communion service of Redruth Parish Church is inscribed, "This was the gift of Mr. Anthony Cocke to the parish of Redruth, in Cornwall. Obyt. 11 Mart. 1700."

Hals mentions him as one of the chief inhabitants of the town. The Royal Institution of Cornwall has 88 of these tokens of both varieties, unused, the gift of the late Mr. J. J. Rogers, of Penrose, Helston. The three cocks are the arms of the Cockes, of Madron, Helston, South Petherwin, and Endellion.

W71: Cornwall, Redruth (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
STEPHEN HARRIS IN
R  S I H
REDRVTH IN CORNWAL S I H
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Stephen Harris, of Redruth, gent., junr., was appointed Assistant Stannator in the Stannary Parliament of 1710.
W77: Cornwall, St Agnes (Farthing): (1666)
O  On a fesse between a star in chief and globe in base, thre saltires
EDWARD NEWSAM
R  A bust of the saint, half-face
ST AGNES 1666
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The arms are no doubt intended for those of the Newsam family, one branch of which bears three cross crosslets on a fesse, and another three crosses patonce.
W78: Cornwall, St Austell (Farthing): (1662)
O  I T
IOHN TREFRY OF I T
R  1662
ST AVSTELL 1662
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W79: Cornwall, St Austell (Farthing): (1669)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN TREFRY OF
R  1669
ST AVSTELL 1669
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Ths issuer was a member of the ancient family of Treffry of Place, Fowey. John Treffry, of Treffry, head of the family, M.P. for Fowey, died in 1658. There was a John Treffry, who was baptized at St. Kew in 1608, and the date of whose depth is unknown, who may have been the issuer. His wife was not, however, buried until 1672, and at Fowey.

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