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17th Century Tokens : Plymouth-02 in Devonshire

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

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W253: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1659)
O  A bunch of grapes, with leaf and tendril
RICHARD HAMLYN
R  R P H
IN PLYMOVTH 1659 R P H
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I am indebted for the description of this token to Mr. Robert Baker, formerly of Plymouth, now of Limerick, in whose possession it is.
W254: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1658)
O  A swan
CHRISTOPHER HATCH
R  C R H
OF PLYMOVTH 1658 C R H
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W256: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1667)
O  Three fish-hooks
IAMES IRIESH AT YE 3
R  I E I
OF PLYMOVTH 1667 I E I
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W257: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1651)
O  The sun
IAMES IACKSON AT THE
R  I G I
SVNN IN PLYMOVTH 1651 I G I
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W258: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1670)
O  1670
WM MOVNTSTEPHENS 1670
R  W P M
OF PLYMOVTH W P M
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This issuer was not a freeman of the borough, and in the year this token was issued paid the Corporation for leave to open his shop windows the four years preceding--none but freemen having the right to carry on trade in the town without consent of the Corporation.
W259: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1653)
O  S N
SAMVELL NORTHCOTT S N
R  1653
POSTMA IN PLYMOVTH 1653
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S N was Mayor of the Borough in 1658, and we learn from Worth's "History of Plymough" that he established a post-house for letters; the word "Postma" on the token is evidently an abridgement of Postmaster. Mr. Worth further informs us he was a sufferer for conscience' sake. During his mayoralty he was required to give currency in the church to a proclamation issued by Parliament. He refused from scruples of piety, and was immediately sent for to London, and imprisoned. This untoward affair ened in his ruin. ("History of Plymouth," p. 133). It is probable the celebrated historical painter, James Northcote, R. A., was one of this family. He was born at Plymouth in 1746, and his father was a watchmaker.
W260: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1663)
O  Arms, a chevron between three trees
ROGER OLIVER 1663
R  R O
IN PLYMOTH MERCER R O
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W261: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Drapers' Arms
EDWARD PATESON
R  E A P
IN PLYMOVTH E A P
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Edward Patteson is mentioned in the siege accounts as selling cloth to the Committee of Denvce, and (with Thomas Dalkeinge) as "making and tarreinge capes for ye centinells at ye outworks." This is interesting as an early mention of a rude kind of waterproofing.
W262: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1656)
O  A pelican feeding its young
IOHN PAYNE
R  I P
IN PLYMOVTH 1656 I P
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W263: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1657)
O  Four castles (Arms of Plymouth)
SIMON PAYNTER
R  S A P
PLYMOVTH 1657 S A P
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W264: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1658)
O  A man making candles
RICHARD PERRY 1658
R  R D P
IN PLYMOVTH R D P
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W265: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THOMAS PHILLIPPS
R  T M P
IN PLYMOTH T M P
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The wife's name was Miriam.--R N Worth
W266: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1657)
O  An anchor with cable
IOSIAS PICKES
R  I E P
PLYMOVTH 1657 I E P
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W267: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three Cranes
HENRY PIKE AT THE THREE
R  H P conjoined
CRANES IN PLYMOVTH H P
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W268: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1657)
O  Four castles (Arms of Plymouth)
THO PIKE AT YE 4
R  T P 1657
CASTLES IN PLYMOTH T P 1657
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W269: Devonshire, Plymouth (Farthing): (1669)
O  A roll of tobacco
THOMAS POWELL
R  T I P
PLYMOTH 1669 T I P
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