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17th Century Tokens : Preston-Wigan 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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W100: Lancashire, Preston (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lamb carrying a flag
IOSEPH BOLTON OF
R  The Grocers' Arms
PRESN AMONDERNES
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Josephus Bolton was admitted a burgess of Preston by court roll, on payment of a fine of £3 10s. 6d. before 1662; was a guild burgess in that year with two sons, Giles and Edward. In 1652, Joseph Bolton was an alderman of the guild, and their(?) five sons were entered--Giles, Edward, Samuel, Joseph and James. This Joseph Bolton was apparently one of the Blackburn Boltons, several others of whom subsequently settled as traders in Preston. He was elected an alderman of Preston on October 23, 1676, and died before August 20, 1682. This note has been kindly supplied by W. A. Abram, Esq., J. P., of Blackburn.
W105: Lancashire, Preston (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN SHIELD
R  I S
IN PRESTON 1664 I S
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W106: Lancashire, Preston (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD SVMPNER
R  R S
IN PRESTON R S
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Richard Sumpner was one of an old Preston family--The Sumpners, Sompners, or Sumners. Richard Sumpner was one of the sons of John Sumpner, of Preston, entered with the father at the guild of 1642. In 1662, Richard Sumpner appears as a guild burgess, and enters three sons--John, James, and Alexander. Roger Haddock (see his token) was his servant and apprentice. At the guild of 1682, three generations of this family are enrolled together--Richard Sumpner, gent., John Sumpner, grocer, his son, and John Sumpner, his (John's) son. Richard Sumpner's brother, Mr. Thomas Sumpner, was an alderman of PReston, and steward of the guild of 1662. In the "Palatine Note-Book" of December, 1884, there is an abstract of a deed dated August 17, 1641, to which Richard Sumpner, of Preston, grocer, was a party. Richard Sumpner must therefore have been an aged man in 1682, when he was yet living, but where his son, John, there described as grocer, has doubtless succeeded to the business from which the father had retired. This note has been kindly supplied by W. A. Abram, Esq., J.P., Blackburn.
W109: Lancashire, Rochdale (Farthing): (1662)
O  Bust of the Queen of Bohemia crowned
IOHN BVTTERWORTH
R  I B
OF RATHDELL 1662 I B
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There were several persons of this name living in the neighbourhood, it is therefore impossible to identify the issuer of this token.
W110: Lancashire, Rochdale (Farthing): (1655)
O  An eagle and child
IAMES HAMAR OF
R  I H
RATCHDALL 1655 I H
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There were several persons of this name living in the neighbourhood, it is therefore impossible to identify the issuer of this token.
W114: Lancashire, Rochdale (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOSVA STRENGFELLOW
R  I S
IN ROCHDALE I S
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The Strengfellows appear to have come from the neighbourhood of Warrington. Robert Strengfellow, mercer, of Rochdale, purchased from Edward Taylor, of Gladwich, yeoman, a messuage in 1670. The premises were in Hopkinfold, and about the sale a bill of complaint was filed in the Duchy Court on December 21, 1671. This note has been kindly supplied by Lieut.-Col. Fishwick, Rochdale.
W117: Lancashire, Turton (Farthing): (1652)
O  W A W
AT WOMORSLE CHAPEL W A W
R  1652
IN TVRTON 1652
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W135: Lancashire, West Houghton (Farthing): (1652)
O  H D M
AT DASEY HILLOCKE H D M
R  1652
IN WEST HOVGHTON 1652
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W138: Lancashire, Wigan (Farthing): (1652)
O  Arms, a quarterly fleur-de-lis
GERARD BANKES
R  Arms, three escalop shells
IN WIGAN 1652
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The Bankes family were seated at Winstanley Hall. The arms of this family are(?): sable, a plain cross or, between four fleur-de-lis, argent and a canton of the cond.
W142: Lancashire, Wigan (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT MARKLAND
R  R K M
OF WIGG . . . 1655 R K M
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W143: Lancashire, Wigan (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Tallowchandlers' Arms
MATHEW MARKLAND
R  M G M
IN WIGGON 1664 M G M
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The Marklands were a well-known family at Wigan, and Ralph Markland, of Wigan Woodhouses, entered a pedigree of five generations at the "Visitation of Lancashire" in 1664. A John Markland, of Wigan, married July 19, 1712, Ellen Entwistle of Wigan. He had a numerous family, many of whom resided in Manchester.
W145: Lancashire, Wigan (Farthing): (1652)
O  A dove and olive-branch
ROBERT WINSTANLEY
R  R I W
OF WIGAN 1652 R I W
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