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17th Century Tokens : Sherborne-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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W163: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A crown
WILLIAM MOLBY AT YE
R  W M G
CROWN IN SHERBORN W M G
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This is an unusual way of placing the initial of the surname.
W164: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A crown
WILLIAM MOLBY ATHE
R  W M G
CROWN IN SHERBORN W M G
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[Hutchins.]
W165: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hart lodged
SHERBORN
R  W R O
WELCOM W R O
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W166: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
RICHARD OLDES
R  R O
IN SHERBORNE R O
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The register contains two entries of the name of "Richard Oldis, ye son of William and Rebekah," but at too late a date to refer to the issuer of this token.
W167: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1658)
O  Two pistols in fess
IOHN PITEMAN
R  I I P
IN SHERBORNE 58 I I P
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W168: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Two pistols in fess
IOHN PITEMAN
R  I I P
IN SHERBORNE S I I P
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[Hutchins.]
W169: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1659)
O  Two pistols crossed
IOH PITMAN FOR DORSET
R  I I P
AND SOMERSETSHIRE 59 I I P
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There are several entries of the name of Pitman in the register, and on 16th June, 1697, occurs the burial of "John Pitman, widower." This is the only token in Dorset that gives the name of the county instead of, or without that of, any town or place in it
W170: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1669)
O  A plain band, with band-strings pendant
CHRISTOPHER PORT
R  C A P
OF SHERBORNE 1669 C A P
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Randal Holmes, in his "Storehouse of Armory and Blazon," says: "This is an ornament for the neck, which is of the finest white Linen cloth, as Flaxen, Holland, Lawn, etc., made by the art of the Seamster, and Washed and Starched, Slickened [Slicken - to smooth. (See Halliwell's "Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words.")] and Smoothed by the care of the Laundress. In the beginning of the reign of Charles the First, Yellow bands were much used, which were Dyed with Safron, and supported round the neck by a Pickadill."

The register contains the following curious entry of the baptism, on 18th February, 1683, of "Joseph Port, sonne of Christofer and Abigall, when he was about 21 or 22 yeare old."

W171: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1667)
O  A castle with two towers
RICHARD POVNSFOOT
R  R E P 1667
IN SHERBORNE R E P 1667
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[Hutchins's list.] The register contains the baptism of "Richard Pounsfood, ye sonne of Richard and Elinor," on 28th August, 1664, and the burial of the same on 12th December, in the same year.

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