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17th Century Tokens : Poole-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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W112: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT CLEVES
R  R C
MERCER IN POOLE R C
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W113: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT CLEVES
R  R C
MERCER IN POOLE R C
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From a different die, in which the words are rather wider apart, and the asterisk is placed more immediately over the shield on the obverse.

Robert Cleeves was Mayor of Poole in 1658 and 1667, and was one of those present at the common hall on 22nd August, 1667, when the issue of the town-piece was agreed upon. (See note to No. 109.)

On 7th May, 1658, and 13th November, 1663, respectively, occurs the birth of a daughter of "Mr. Robert Cleeves and of Mary his wife," and on 24th March, 1673, appears the burial of "Mr. Robert Cleeves Marchant."

W114: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1666)
O  M I D
MOSES DVRELL M I D
R  1666
OF POOLE 1666
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A token which reads "DVREL" and M S D on obverse is given in Hutchins's list of tokens (i. lxxv.), but the list is so full of inaccuracies that it would not be safe to consider it as a variety.

Moses Durell was mayor in 1653, 1666, and 1678, and his name occurs in a deed dated 8th and 9th October, 1690, as a sole surviving trustee of a certain rent-charge of £18, payable to the corporation, and which he conveys by this deed to new trustees.

This rent-charge is still received by the corporation (Hutchins, i. 62).

The register gives an instance of the birth of a child during a mayor's year of office, for on the 8th February, 1654, occurs the following entry:

"David Durell son of the Worll? Moses Durell (now maior) and Joane his wife."

The name of Durell still exists in the town.

W116: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1666)
O  A hart passant
ELIZABETH MILLEDGE
R  E M
IN POOLE 1666 E M
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On 28th June, 1668, occurs the burial of "Elizabeth Melledg." The name of Milledge still exists in the town.
W117: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1657)
O  W M
WILLIAM MINTY W M
R  1657
OF POOLE MERCER 1657
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There would seem to have been about this time two persons of the same name of William Minty, either of whom might well have been the issuer of the token, as the register gives a William Minty who, on 7th April, 1655, married Esther Hily, and on 30th September, 1676, a William Minty who married Elizabeth Turbervil. From the circumstances that on 30th September, 1676, "Hester Minty was buried," it might be supposed that it was the same man contracting a second marriage after the death of his first wife, were it not for the fact that another entry gives the burial of "William Mintye" on 31st October, 1677. The register also records the birth of a "William Minty son of William Minty and Hester his wife" on 2nd March, 1656, so that it is very probable that the two entries of marriage given above may refer to father and son.

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