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17th Century Tokens : Dorchester-02 in Dorsetshire

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

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W58: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms in dotted circle
THOMAS ALLEN
R  T A
OF DORCHESTER T A
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W59: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms in plain circle, [rendering of arms somewhat different than on No. 58.]
THOMAS ALLEN
R  T A
OF DORCHESTER T A
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The name of Thomas Allen occurs more than once in the parish registers of St. Peter's (which commence in 1653), and on 12th December, 1695, "Mr. Thomas Alen" was buried.

Thomas Allen signed the "Constitutions" in 1646; also the Protestant Address to Charles II in 1681.

The "Constitutions" were the code of bye-laws of the "Company of Freemen" of the borough. They are engrossed on a large skin of parchment, which is written all over, back and all, with signatures of persons giving in their adhesion to the bye-laws through a long course of years. The co-ordinate corporations (i.), Mayor, Bailiffs, and Capital Burgesses, and (ii.), Governor, Assistants, and Common Council of the Freemen, were established by a Charter of Charles I. The power of the latter corporation was exerted in preventing anyone, not having the freedom of the borough, from exercising any trade or handicraft there.

W61: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM BROCK
R  W B
OF DORCHESTER W B
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W62: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Drapers' Arms
IOHN CARDROW
R  I C conjoined
IN DORCHESTER I C
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There are several entries relating to the children of John Cardro, or Cardrow, in the register of St. Peter's, and one or two of the name in that of Holy Trinity.

John Cardrow signs the "Constitutions" in 1651. His name also appears on J. Churchill's agreement to an award on 25th August, 1670.

W63: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1668)
O  A roll of tobacco
EDWARD CHEAPMAN
R  E C
OF DORCHESTER 1668 E C
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[B. M.] In the new British Museum list (No. 90) the object in the centre of obverse is described as a roll of cloth.

Edward Cheapman signed the "Constitutions" in 1651.

W64: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD CHENEY
R  R C
IN DORCHESTER 1666 R C
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W65: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD CHENEY
R  R C
IN DORCHESTOR 1659 R C
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Richard Cheney signed the "Constitutions" in 1658.

The baptism of a son of Richar Cheney is entered in St. Peter's register in 1658, and of another in 1661, and on 30th OCtober, 1670, occurs the burial of "Sarah, the wife of Mr. Richard Chaney."

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