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17th Century Tokens : Gateshead-Sunderland in Durham

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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W46: Durham, Gateshead (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms; a goat's head erased
IOHN BEDFORD
R  I A B
IN GATESHEAD I A B
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The Goat's head is a rebus on the name of the Town; the same arms are on the vestry chair, made in 1666, and still preserved in the vestry.

Mr. Bedford, who was a draper, was one of the "Four and Twenty of Gateshead," nominated by the Protector in 1658, in place of the former body, ejected for profanity and divers other crimes.

W47: Durham, Hartlepool (Farthing): (1662)
O  A hart passant
ROGER DOBSON
R  R E D
IN HARTLEPOOLE R E D
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Mayor of Hartlepool in 1662, and for several other years. He was buried the 3rd of January, 1668.
W48: Durham, Stockton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  IN STOKTON
ROBERT IAKSON IN STOKTON
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE YE KING
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Mayor of Stockton several times between 1664 and 1692 inclusive.
W49: Durham, Stockton (Farthing): (1666)
O  IN STOKTON
IOHN WELLS 1666 IN STOKTON
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE THE KING
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W50: Durham, Stockton (Farthing): (1666)
O  IOHN WELS
IN STOKTON 1666 IOHN WELS
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE YE KING
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John Wells was Mayor of Stockton in 1713 and 1714.
W51: Durham, Sunderland (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  W A F
WILLIAM FAWCET W A F
R  A lion rampant; the arms of Fawcet of Boldon
IN SVNDERLAND
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