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17th Century Tokens : Dorchester-04 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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W76: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1660)
O  The Upholsterers' or Weavers' Arms (?)
IOHN ROY 1660
R  I R
IN DORCHESTER I R
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[W. B. B.] The name of Rob (sic) Roy curiously enough appears in the municipal archives in the year 1637.
W79: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IASPER SAMWAYS IN
R  I S conjoined and 1668
DORCHESTER GROCER I S 1668
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Jasper Samways was one of the two bailiffs of the borough in 1671, and was mayor in 1674. "Mr. Samwayes" attended council meetings, and in 1670 (when those present began to sign their own names) "Jasp. Samwaies" duly appears.

The register of St. Peter's contains several entries relative to the children of Jasper Samwayes from 1655 to 1669.

W81: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Salters' Arms
PHILLIP STANSBIE
R  P S conjoined
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W82: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Salters' Arms, plain circle round the shield
PHILLIP STANSBIE
R  P S conjoined
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W83: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Salters' Arms, dotted circle round the shield
PHILLIP STANSBIE
R  P S conjoined
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W84: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Salters' Arms, dotted or twisted circle round the shield
PHILLIP STANSBIE
R  P S conjoined, dotted or twisted circle around
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The étoile over the monogram differs in shape and size in each of the varieties No. 81-84.

Philip Stansbie was one of the two bailiffs of the borough for the years 1655 and 1660, and was mayor in 1657. He signed the "Constitutions" in 1637, and the minutes of a council meeting on 3rd September, 1670. He resigned his position as "Principal Burgess" in 1677.

The register of Holy Trinity contains several entries relative to the children of Phillip Stansbie, and on 22nd November, 1686, occurs the burial of "Mr. Philip Stansby."

W85: Dorsetshire, Dorchester (Farthing): (1658)
O  The Grocers' Arms
SAMVELL WILLIAMS
R  S H W
IN DORCHESTER 1658 S H W
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[W. B. B.] Samuel Williams was a juror "de magno inquisitione" in 1682.

The name frequently occurs in the register of St. Peter's, and in that of Holy Trinity are entries relative to children of Samuel Williams from 1653 to 1659.

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