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17th Century Tokens : Ross in Herefordshire

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

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W68: Herefordshire, Ross (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I E H
IOHN HILL OF I E H
R  I E H
ROSS MERCER I E H
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John Hill was assessed for three fire-hearths, 14 Car. II.
1673. Sept. 29. Joyce, the daughter of John Hill, was buried.
1674. Aug. 15. Alice, ye daughter of John Hill, and Joyce, his wife, was baptized.
1675. Jan. 29. John Hill Tayler was buried.
1676. Dec. 16. Paul, ye son of John Hill, and Joyce, his wife, was bapt.

It is doubtful if these entries relate to the issuer of the token, the initial letter of the wife's name being E.

W71: Herefordshire, Ross (Farthing): (1656)
O  T E T
THOMAS TAYLOR T E T
R  T E T 1656
OF ROSS T E T 1656
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This token is in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Thomas Taylor was assessed for six fire-hearths, 17 Car. II.

The following entries from Ross registers relate to the Taylors:

1673. April 13. Thos., son of Wm. Tayler and Joan, his wife, bapt.
1673. Feb. 6. Elinor, ye daughter of Rich. Tayler, and Eliz., his wife, was bapt.
1673. Feb 28. Ursula, ye daughter of Thos. Tayler, and Ursula, his wife, was baptized.
1673. March 14. John Tayler was buried.
Aug. 12. Eliz. Tayler was buried.
1674. Sept. 20. Jonas, the son of Jonas Tayler, and Eliz., his wife, was bapt.
1675. Oct. 19. Eliz., ye daughter of George Tayler, and Eliz., his wife, was bapt.
Oct. 27. Debora, ye daughter of Thos. Tayler, and Ursula, his wife, was baptized.
1676. Sept. 9. Elizabeth, ye daughter of Richd. Tayler, and Ann, his wife. bapt.
Feb. 6. Samel, son of William Tayler, and Elinor, his wife, was baptized.

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