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17th Century Tokens : Topsham-Torrington 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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W338: Devonshire, Topsham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A wyvern
SVSAN DRAKE OF
R  S D
TOPSHAM IN COVN DEVON S D
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W339: Devonshire, Topsham (Farthing): (1668)
O  A fleur-de-lys
ROBERT NEWCOMBE
R  R S N
OF TOPSHAM 1668 R S N
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Probably S D was a collateral branch of the celebrated Drake family of this county, whose arms were argent, a wyvern, with wings displayed, gules.
W340: Devonshire, Topsham (Farthing): (1668)
O  1668
PETER TRAPNELL OF 1668
R  P D T
TOPSHAM MERCER P D T
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W341: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (1668)
O  Legend in four lines across the field
GREAT TORRINGTON 1668
R  A fleur-de-lys issuing from water (The Arms of the Borough)
[No Legend]
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W342: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms in a shield
ARTHVRE AYRE OF
R  A A A
GREATE TORINGTON A A A
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This belongs to a gentleman of Bideford, who kindly lent it to the writer for description. In the "Visitation" book is a pedigree of the Ayre family, signed Arthur Ayre, spelt as by the issuer, but the arms described there do not correspond with those on the token.
W345: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A bottle on a hare
RALPH HARBOTTLE IN
R  G E H
GREAT TORINGTON G E H
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W346: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (1671)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THO POWELL IN GREAT
R  T E P
TORINGTON MERCER 71 T E P
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W347: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
GEORGE TITHERLY 1666
R  G D T
IN GREAT TORINGTON G D T
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W348: Devonshire, Torrington (Farthing): (1668)
O  Legend in script in three lines across the field
RICHARD TUCKER OF
R  Legend in script in three lines across the field
GREAT TERRINGTON 1668
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