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17th Century Tokens : Truro-Unknown_Localities 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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W96: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1657)
O  A blazing star
HENERY BVRGAS
R  H A B
IN TREWROW 1657 H A B
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Burgas stands for Burges, or Burgess, a noteworthy family of Truro in the seventeenth century. Two of its members belonged to the Corporation in 1620. Henry Burgess was son of Thomas Burgess, Mayor of Truro in 1620, and member for the borough in 1603-11 and 1624-5. He was baptized March, 1607
W97: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1668)
O  1668
ANDREW CROCKER 1668
R  A C
IN TRVRO A C
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[Williamson gives 1608 for the date, obviously an error.] Probably one of the Crockers of St. Agnes, near Truro, a branch of the old Devonshire family celebrated in the couplet:

"Crocker, Cruwys, and Coplestone,
When the Conqueror came, were all at home."
W98: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Mercers' Arms
RICHARD FREEMAN
R  R M F
OF TRVRO 1667 R M F
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W99: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
WILLIAM JACKMAN
R  W I I
OF TRVRO 1666 W I I
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W100: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Mercers' Arms (?)
MATHEW ROWETT
R  M A R
OF TRURO 1668 M A R
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A prominent member of the Corporation.
W101: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1660)
O  H I S
HENRY SLADE H I S
R  H S
OF TRVRO 1660 H S
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W102: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1663)
O  H I S
HENRY SLADE H I S
R  1663
OF TRURO 1663
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Vide Tregony.
W103: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A ship
WILLIAM SMITH
R  W S
IN TRVRVW W S
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A ship forms part of the arms of Truro.
W104: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1667)
O  Three owls
THOMAS TREWILLOW
R  Three owls
IN TREWROW 1667
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The owls are the arms of the Trewollas of Trewolla, who once occupied a leading position in the town. Thomas Trewolla, of Truro, son of John Trewolla, of Truro, by his will, proved in 1697, left his lands to his brother, William Trewolla, of Gwennap.
W105: Cornwall, Truro (Farthing): (1663)
O  A post-boy
SAMVELL WEALE
R  S F W
IN TRVROE 1663 S F W
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Job Weale, Vicar of St. Minver, was buried in 1675.

It is rather remarkable that this town, which had the largest number of issuers, should be less distinctively Cornish in the names than any other. This seems to point to a large settlement from outside the county, in what was really its chief centre.

W106: Cornwall, Unknown Localities (Farthing): (1667)
O  T R
IN CORNWELL T R
R  The Mercers' Arms
MERCER 1667
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This token has been found in the county, but it is impossible to trace the issuer.
W107: Cornwall, Unknown Localities (Farthing): (1659)
O  [Detrited]
WILLIELMUS TINGCOMBE
R  A cross moline
ECCE SIGNUM 1659
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The Teigncombes, ot Tingcombes, are distinctively a Cornish family of repute, and are found in many localities in the county. Mr. Tyncombe is mentioned by Hals as one of the chief inhabitants of Fowey; and the name occurs, among other places, at Liskeard, Truro, St. Stephens-by-Saltash, in the church and in business. There is no doubt as to this token being Cornish.

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