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17th Century Tokens : Youghall in Ireland

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

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W762: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1671)
O  A pair of scales
THOMAS COOKE MERCHANT
R  T C conjoined and 1671
HIS FARTHING T C 1671
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Thomas Cooke wrote a history of the town, and was Mayor of it repeatedly. On this account the token is claimed for Youghall, though the town is not named on it. No. 637 is believed to be by the same issuer, as the initials of this name are conjoined in a similar fashion, and this monogram may probably have been his trade-mark.

Mitchellstown and Youghall are both in co. Cork.

W763: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1667)
O  The Arms and Crest of the Fitzgerald family
IOHN GERALD OF
R  I I G
YOVGHALL 1667 I I G
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The heraldic bearings of this token, the shield with the saltire, and the ape [?] crest, would apparently denote this issuer's descent from the old feudal suzerains of Youghall, the Geraldines.

A John Gerald served as Bailiff of Youghall in 1671 and 1672, and was buried May 3, 1683.

W764: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A griffin rampant
FLORENCE GILES OF
R  F G
THE TOWNE OF YAHALL F G
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This family came to Youghall from Bowden, in Devonshire, about the middle of the seventeenth century. Four anterior descents are given in the Devon visitation of 1620. At Youghall they were seated in the old colleges, and always maintained, both in town and county, a high patrician place. The issuer is supposed to be a female, and to be the person referred to in the following entry in the parish register:

"1671, Januarie 6th, Mrs. fflorences Gyles, widdow, was buried."

W765: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1666)
O  Arms in a shield: a dexter hand couped and erect; on a chief three cocks, forming a rebus on the name
IOHN HANCOCKE 1666
R  I H
OF YOVGHALL MARCHANT I H
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The issuer was of a Devon family seated at Combmartin, on the borders of Somersetshire. He served as Bailiff of Youghall in 1657, and as Mayor in 1668, but died June 2, 1669, and is declared as being then Mayor of the town.
W766: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1668)
O  The Arms of the Hibberd family: a star of six points between two flaunches ermine.
WALTER HIBBARD
R  W M H
OF YOVGHALL 1668 W M H
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The name of Hibbard is unknown in the neighbourhood, while that of Hubbard is common, and the token is, therefore, supposed to be the issue of a Walter Hubbert, gent., whose baby's baptism was entered November 3, 1668. This individual served as Bailiff of Youghall in 1676. The token is extremely rare.
W767: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor
THOMAS IONES
R  T I
IN YOVGHALL T I
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The name is of common occurrence in Youghall, but it has not been found possible to exactly trace the issuer.
W770: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  The Fishmongers' Arms
EDWARD LAWNDEY
R  E L
IN YAVGHALL E L
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This issuer was of a London family, served as Bailiff of Youghall in 1669, and was three times chosen as Mayor, in the years 1671, 1672, and 1679.

In 1672, June 24, he leased from the Corporation a plot of ground near the Watergate, and upon it erected the Exchange of Youghall. In 1672-73, February 26, he leased from members of the Renayne family other pieces of ground in the vicinity, and built several houses upon them; and in 1674, May 28, he took from the Corporation ground near the Exchange, reaching towards the water, and here he made a spacious quay. Linely, in his "Irish Tour of 1681," speaking of Youghall, says:

"The harbour is very sure and safe. The chiefest trader and richest merchant of the town is one Mr. Lawndey, who erected an additional wharf, and hath built and contributed much to the decoration of the town by fair houses thereon towards ye Blackwater."

Mr. Lawndey was drowned in his passage to England, August 18, 1693. By Agnes his wife, sister of John Merrick, of Youghall, he left four sons, and died "seised of considerable real and personal estates."

W771: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms: a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys
IOHN MERRICK
R  I M
OF YOVGHALL I M
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1667, and Mayor in 1677. A copy of the Breeches Bible, once his property, and containing many family entries, was, in 1858, in the possession of Jeremiah Merrick, of 83, North Main Street, Youghall, who was his lineal descendant.
W772: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1667)
O  The Prince of Wales's feathers
EDWARD PERRY
R  E D P 1667
OF YOVGHALL E D P 1667
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W773: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1672)
O  EDWARD P in monogram
EDWARD PERRY EDWARD P
R  The Prince of Wales's feathers
OF YOVGHALL 1672
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W774: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1672)
O  EDWARD P in monogram
EDWARD PERRY EDWARD P
R  The Prince of Wales's feathers
OF YOVGHALL 1672
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Countermarked with a pair of shears. The issuer served as Bailiff in 1664, and as Mayor in 1674, and he was buried at St Mary's on November 18, 1696, aged 66 years.
W775: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1657)
O  I P
IOHN PINNE I P
R  1657
OF YOVGHALL 1657
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The issuer was bailiff in 1664.
The name is now spelt Pyne, and still exists in Youghall.
W776: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  The Arms of the Vaughan family: three boys' heads couped at the shoulders, two and one
THOMAS VAVGHAN
R  T V
OF YOVGHALL T V
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The issuer was Bailiff 1654, and the next year Mayor, and he was also Mayor in 1658.

The family is an importan family in Brecknockshire.

W778: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  An acorn on a branch
THOMAS WALTERS
R  T W
MARCHANT OF YOVGHAL T W
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The issuer served as Bailiff in 1687, and as Mayor in 1693. The parish registers records his interment in St Mary's Church:

"1697, August 13, Tho. Walters, Alderman, about fforty, Consumption, Buried."

W779: Ireland, Youghall (Co Cork) (Uncertain): (1656)
O  A fleur-de-lys
ANDREW WANDRIK
R  A W
IN YOGHILL 1656 A W
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1648, Mayor in 1651, and Recorder in 1656, and on September 29 of that year he had voted to him by the Corporation "for his great and rare pains in the supplymt of that Imployment of Recorder the yearly sum of ten pounds."

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