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17th Century Tokens : Ashton_under_Lyne-Leigh in Lancashire

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

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W5: Lancashire, Ashton-under-Lyne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
BENIAMIN WALKER MERCER
R  His name in monogram
OF ASHETON VNDER LINE
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W7: Lancashire, Blackburn (Farthing): (1666)
O  A bolt through a tun
IAMES BOLTON 1666
R  A bolt through a tun
IN BLACKEBORNE
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Probably brother of John Bolton, of Brookhouse, parish clerk of Blackburn (who died in 1688). But there was another James Bolton living in the latter years of the seventeenth century, who was a son of the parish clerk of Blackburn, born in 1668, and brother of Giles Bolton, of Blackburn, mercer. The second James Bolton named might, however, be too young to have issued these tokens. The device of an arror or bolt piercing the bung of a tun is the rebus of the family name of Bolton.
W12: Lancashire, Bolton (Farthing): (1651)
O  Two pipes and a roll of tobacco
IAMES MOLLINEX
R  I F M
OF BOVLTN 1651 I F M
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W20: Lancashire, Chorley (Farthing): (1653)
O  Two pipes and a roll of tobacco
THOMAS ALLANSON
R  T B A
IN CHORLEY 1653 T B A
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W26: Lancashire, Clitheroe (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A roll of tabacco and two pipes crossed
ARTHVR ASHTON
R  A A
IN CLITHEROW A A
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W33: Lancashire, Garstang (Farthing): (1663)
O  A stick of candles
WILL LANCASTER
R  W L
IN GARSTANG 1663 W L
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W34: Lancashire, Halliwell (Farthing): (1666)
O  W E B (the W E in monogram)
WILLIAM BOARDMAN W E B
R  1666
IN HALLIWELL 1666
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W35: Lancashire, Halliwell (Farthing): (1652)
O  W A B
IN HALLIWELL 1652 W A B
R  An Indian smoking
NERE SMITHILLES
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The ancient mansion of the Bartons at Halliwell is called Smithell's Hall.
W36: Lancashire, Halton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor
NICHOLAS TOKIN
R  N A T
IN HALTON N A T
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W46: Lancashire, Lancaster (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  T E G
THOMAS GREENE IN
R  A lion rampant
LANCESTER TOWNE
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"In 1660, on the 20th of 11 mo., at a Quaker's meeting, the justices, with a party of soldiers, some with swords drawn and pistols cockt, others with muskets and lighted matches, took away all the men they found there and committed them to the castle prison." Thomas Greene was among the number.
W47: Lancashire, Lancaster (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
IOHN GREENWOOD
R  I G
IN LANCKSTER I G
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W48: Lancashire, Lancaster (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A female figure
IOHN HODGSON
R  I H
IN LANCASTER I H
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W49: Lancashire, Lancaster (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I M L
IOHN LAWSON I M L
R  A lamb carrying a flag
IN LANCASTER
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John Lawson was a member of the Society of Friends, or, as generally called, Quakers. In the year 1652, for preaching in the Steeple-house Yard (the church yard was so designated by them), at Malpas, he was set in the stocks for four hours and imprisoned at the county gaol for twenty-three weeks. In 1654, for speaking in a steeple-house at Lancaster, he was at the Assizes fined £20, and for non-payment was imprisoned for a year. Again, on the 20th of the eleventh month, 1660(?) for meeting together, he was taken to the castle prison and committed for refusing the oath tendered to him in court. "Accusations against John Lawson, of Lancaster, by him answered," is the title of a tract printed for him in quarto, 1653.
W53: Lancashire, Leigh (Farthing): (1666)
O  A woolpack
RICHARD HIGSON
R  R E H
IN LEIGH 1666 R E H
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