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17th Century Tokens : Sherborne-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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W172: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  [No device]
WILLIAM RIDEOVT
R  [No device]
OF SHERBOVRNE 1666
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[B. M.] This is given as No. 96 in the new British Museum list.

The name occurs frequently in the parish register.

W173: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1657)
O  A dolphin on the water
AT SHERBORNE IN
R  H R
DORSETT SHIRE 57 H R
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W174: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A dolphin on the water
AT SHERBORNE IN
R  H R
DORSETT SHIRE H R
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[Hutchins's plate.]
W175: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  An hour-glass
IOHN SHERLOCK
R  I S
IN SHERBORNE 1666 I S
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There are several entries in the register relating to John and Christian, and John and Elizabeth, Sherlock, from the years 1665 to 1683.
W176: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Mercers' Arms
BENIAMIN SNOOKE
R  B S
IN SHERBOVRNE 1664 B S
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The register contains the baptism of "John Snooke, the sonne of Benjamine and Ann," on 11th August, 1674, and the baptism of a daughter, Ann, on 13th August, 1675.
W177: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1659)
O  A ram's head on a shield
IOH STVCKIE GLOVER
R  I S
IN SHERBORN 1659 I S
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The register contains the burial of "John Stuckey, ux," on 23rd October, 1674.
W178: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1669)
O  A merchant's mark like an 8 of twisted cord
IOHN WARMAN OF
R  I A W
SHEREBORNE 1669 I A W
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[Hutchins.] The register contains the marriage of John Warman and Ann Liford on 19th August, 1668, and the baptism of a daughter, Ann, on 17th June, in the following year.
W179: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
IOHN WATS 1666
R  I A W
IN SHERBORN I A W
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The register contains entries of the baptism of two daughters of "John and Alce? Watts" in the years 1664 and 1668, and of the three following burials: "John Watts, junr., a married man," on 16th September, 1673; "John Watts, senr., ux," on 19th January, 1680; and "John Watts, ux," on 18th May, 1694.
W180: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Arms of the Whetcombe family; paly, three eagles displayed
IOHN WHETCOMBE
R  I W
IN SHERBVRNE 1657 I W
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The Whetcombes were an ancient family in Sherborne; their name occurs in the parish register in 1558, and there are several entries of the families of John Whetcombe, John and Frances Whetcombe, and John and Hannah Whetcombe from the years 1653 to 1669, and on 23rd December, 1695, occurs the burial of "John Whetcombe, son of John, Gent."

On a stone let into the wall of the old library of the King's School in the town (now used as the housekeeper's room) is cut the following inscription in Roman capitals:

"John Whetcombe the elder, warden, 1670."

Instances of the name occur in the inventory of goods before mentioned (see note to No. 160.) "One herse cloth bought for 40s., given by Robert Whetcombe, deceased;" and again, "one black pulpit cloth, given by Mr. John Whetcombe, sen., deceased."

In a subsidy roll of the year 1661 occur the names of John Whetcombe, jun., gent., in Newland Borough, and John Whetcombe, sen., gent., in Abbot's fee.

Dr. John Whetcombe, Bishop of Clonfert, in Ireland, 1741, was of this family; and another member of the family, by name Simon, by will dated 23rd August, 1721, gave £50 in money, to be lent without interest, in small sums, to poor tradesmen, inhabitants of Sherborne, £5 each. (See list of charities in Boswell's "Civil Division of Dorset.")

W181: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1664)
O  A mortar and pestle
ISACK WILLIAMS
R  I W
AT SHERBORNE 1664 I W
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W182: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1658)
O  A mortar and pestle
ISACK WILLIAMS
R  I W
AT SHERBORNE 1658 I W
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[B. M.] No. 97 in British Museum new list.
W183: Dorsetshire, Sherborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  A mortar and pestle
ISACK WILLIAMS
R  I W
AT SHERBORNE 1666 I W
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