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17th Century Tokens : Wimborne-Wool 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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W210: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN ANSTEY OF
R  I A
WIMBORNE MERCER I A
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From the very interesting Churchwardens' accounts, ranging from 1475 to 1700, in the possession of the Minster authorities, the following extract for the year 1666 is given by Hutchins (iii. 265):

"William Frampton and John Ansty, churchwardens etc., with the assistance of the parishioners, etc., did in the seaventeenth year of the reign of King Charles the Second erect and sett up by Robery Hayward, of the citty of Bath, co. Somerset, organ master, a payre of organs in the church of Wimbourne Minster aforesayd, by Indenture dated the tenth of September, and the sixteenth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, A.D. 1664.

The floowing extract appears in the parish register:

"July 2nd, 1668.
£01 18s. 0d.
"Then received by the order of Dr. Jones, officiall of Wimborne Minster, from John Ansty, formerly one of the Church-Wardens of the said parish, the summe of one pound eighteen shillings five pence and three farthings. Wee say received ut supra
Per vos,
"Ri. Gillingham,
"Tho. Ansty,
"Guli. Raven."

In the register, too, is recorded the burial, on the 8th July, 1713, of "John Ansty, gent., ye elder," and on 6th November, 1719, that of "Mary Ansty, widow."

Of the same family in all probability was Thomas Ansty (one of the above signatories), who, as one of the ministers, was buried in the church in 1668. (Hutchins, iii. 223), who also similarly records the burial of the other two signatories in 1680 and 1683 resepctively.)

W211: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM BATEN
R  W M B
OF WIMBORNE W M B
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In the register, on 18th May, 1656, occurs the baptism of William Batten, son of William," and on 29th July, 1662, the burial of "Mary Batten, wife of William Batten."
W212: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
IEFFERY BVDDEN OF 1666
R  I A B
WIMBORNE WEAVER I A B
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The name occurs from time to time in the register, and still exists in the town.
W213: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  W C
WILLIAM CATTEN W C
R  W C
OF WIMBORNE 1666 W C
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W215: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1657)
O  D B D
DAVID DEANE D B D
R  1657
IN WINBORNE 1657
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W216: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1668)
O  D B D
DAVID DEANE D B D
R  1668
IN WINBORNE 1668
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W217: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1668)
O  D E D
DAVID DEANE D E D
R  1668
IN WIMBORNE 1668
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Given in a plate of Wimborne seals and tokens in Hutchins (iii. 225) [Mis reading of No. 216?]
W218: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
IOHN DEANE OF 1666
R  I M D
WIMBORNE I M D
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The name of Deane occurs from time to time in the register, and still exists in the town.
W219: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A shuttle
WILL EASTON LINNEN
R  W E divided by a flowering plant
WEAVER IN WINBORN W E
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The register contains the marriage of William Easton and Mary Batten on the 23rd (?) November, 1676; on the 31st July, 1719, the burial of William Easton; and on the 29th September, 1719, that of "Mary, wife of Mr. William Easton."
W220: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (1670)
O  Arms within a shield; a bend fuzilly between two daggers erect
ROBERTE EKINS OF
R  R I E and an interlaced flower
WIMBVRNE 1670 R I E
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The register contains the marriage of Robert Ekins and Jane Powell on 1st May, 1664, and on the 29th December, 1680, the burial of "Robert Ekins, gent." In the margin of this latter entry appears the letters "aff.," alluding no doubt to the fact that an affidavit had been made in accordance with the law passed for the protection of our woollen industries, which directed that no person should be buried in linen, under penalty of a fine. (See note to No. 45.)
W221: Dorsetshire, Wimborne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A glove
IOHN FARRE OF
R  I F
WINBORNE GLOVER I F
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W224: Dorsetshire, Wool (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hart couchant
MIL WEBSTER AT THE
R  M A W
WHITE HART IN WOOLL M A W
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[N. H.]

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