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17th Century Tokens : Poole-03 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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W119: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1665)
O  A stick of candles
GEORGE OLLIVE 1665
R  G O
IN POOLE CHANDLER G O
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W120: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1665)
O  A lobster and a stick of candles
GEORGE OLLIVE 1665
R  G A O
IN POOLE CHANDLER G A O
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[B. M.] A variety having a lobster and a stick of candles in the centre of obverse and "G A O" in the centre of reverse is in the British Museum collection, but it does not appear in their new list of unpublished tokens.
W121: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1665)
O  A stick of candles
GEORGE OLEIVE 1665
R  G A O
IN POOLE CHANDLER G A O
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[W. B. B.] On 30th November, 1857 [1657], appears the birth of "John Ollive son of George Ollive and of Ann his wife" (no doubt the "G A O" of the token), "and of a son William on 7th September, 1669."

On 16th December, 1685, occurs the burial of "Ann Oileffe wife of George Oleffe."

The name of George Olive existed for some time in the town, as we find that the mayor of the borough for the year 1778 bore that name.

W122: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1650)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD OLLIVER
R  R O
OF POOLE 1650 R O
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There are one or two entries in the register relating to the name of Oliver, one of which records the burial of "Richard Oliver, a child," on 5th May, 1671, possibly a child of the issuer of the token.

The name still exists in the town.

W123: Dorsetshire, Poole (Farthing): (1653)
O  A dolphin
GEORGE PHILLIPS
R  G A P
OF POOL 1653 G A P
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The name occurs in the register, though I have not been able to identify the issuer of this token, and it still exists in the town at the present time.

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