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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-01 in Norfolk

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

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W112: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I K A, Mullet mintmark
IOHN ATWOOD I K A
R  I K A
IN NORWICH I K A
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W113: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I K A, Star mintmark
IOHN ATWOOD I K A
R  I K A
IN NORWICH I K A
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W114: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I K A, different dies
IOHN ATWOOD I K A
R  I K A
IN NORWICH I K A
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Atwood resided in St Michael at Plea from 1659 to 1668, but appears to have subsequently removed into St George, Tombland: see Blomefield's "History of Norwich," p. 745. He was admitted to the freedom of the city on on May 3, 1647, and was a haberdasher by trade. His tokens are the worst executed of the Norwich series, and are rarely found in good condition. A John Atwood was buried at St Peter Mancroft in 1695.
W115: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  1 * 6 / 6 * 7
IAMES AVBREE
R  I M A
IN NORWICH I M A
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"Jacobus Arborey Dyer filius Thome Arborey admissus est ciuis 17 ffeb., 1646," O.S. He afterwards resided in St Clement's parish. Thomas Turner, an apprentice of "James Arbree," was sworn a freeman in 1662.
W116: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
MICHAELL BAKER 1667
R  M A B
OF NORWICH M A B
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"Michaell Baker Taylor filius Joh'nis Baker admissus est Civis 6 Sept., 1645." He resided in St Michael-at-Plea, and was overseer there in 1667-1668.
W117: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Fruiterers' Arms
IAMES BARTON
R  I E B
IN NORWICH 1667 I E B
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As the arms of the Fruiterer's Company are the tree of Paradise, environed with the serpent between Adam and Eve, it is possible that the device upon this token was intended to represent the sign of the Adam and Eve, which was to be found in Norwich in the seventeenth century, and not the Fruiterers' arms. James Barton, clockmaker, was admitted a freeman in 1629, and James Barton, fringemaker, in 1648.
W118: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  A key
VIOLET BENTON
R  V R
IN NORWICH 1664 V R
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"Violett Benton Cordyn' Appr'nt Tho. Semer admissus est Ciuis 21 die Januarij, 1632," O.S. He resided in St Peter Mancroft, where he was married to Rebecca Muryall on September 26, 1632. He was buried there in 1670, and she in 1672.
W119: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
NICHOLAS BILHAM
R  N B
OF NORWICH N B
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Nicholas Bilham, grocer, was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1660. He resided in St John's Maddermarket, and was buried there in 1662.
W120: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A stocking (above it a small R)
IOHN BLAND R
R  I M B
IN NORWICH I M B
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W121: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A stocking (above it a small R) (different obverse die from 120)
IOHN BLAND R
R  I M B
IN NORWICH I M B
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The small letter R on the obverse is the initial of Thomas Rawlings, who was chief engraver of the Mint under Charles I. During the Commonwealth he fell ito poverty, and took to engraving dies for tokens. "Joh'es Blankes," woollen draper, was admitted a freeman in 1648, and as no John Bland occurs in the "L b. Introit. Civ." in the seventeenth century, he was probably the issuer.
W122: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
PEETER BLOFELD
R  P B
IN NORWICH P B
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He resided in St Michael at Plea, and was buried there in 1676. A Peter Blowfild, worsted-weaver, was sworn a freeman in 1631.
W123: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A Cock
AVGVSTINE BRIDGS
R  A B
IN NORWICH GROCER A B
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W124: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A Cock (different obverse die than 123)
AVGVSTINE BRIDGS
R  A B (different reverse die than 123)
IN NORWICH GROCER A B
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W125: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  A castle
IAMES BROCKDEN
R  I R B
IN NORWICH 1664 I R B
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W126: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Merchant-Tailors' Arms
ROBERT BROWN
R  R A B
IN NORWICH R A B
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Robert Brown, tailor, apprentice of Robert Brown, was admitted a citizen in 1636; and Robert Browne, hosier, apprentice to Henry Watts, Esq., in 1657. The former was probably the issuer.
W127: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  A swan
IOHN BROWNE
R  I S B
IN NORWICH 1657 I S B
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This issuer's name is too common to identify. The Swan, one of the most ancient inns in Norwich, was situate in St Peter Mancroft, and was only closed a few years since.
W128: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD BVXTON
R  E A B
OF NORWICH 1653 E A B
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"Edwardus Bvxton Grocer app'ntic Robto Baret admissus est Civis 25 Sept. 1648." He resided in St Andrew's, and was churchwarden in 1659-60. He died in 1665, and was buried in the south aisle of the church of that parish, in which in Blomefield's time there was a stone to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Edward and Ann Buxton, Edward their son, and Mr Edward Buxton.

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