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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-02 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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W129: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDMVND CAMOND
R  E C
OF NORWICH GROCER E C
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"Edmondus Camon Grocer app'ntic Margar' Baley admissus est Civis 25 Sept 1648." He lived in St John Maddermarket from 1648 to 1658, and was overseer there in 1651. This name appears several times in the churchwardens' books, but not at all in the registers.
W130: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  A wool-comb
IAMES CASTILL
R  I I C
IN NORWICH 1664 I I C
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

We do not find James Castill's admission to the freedom of the city. John Castle, a worsted-weaver, was sworn a freeman in 1656. In 1664 Mr James Castell, and also Mrs Jane Castell, widow, were rated in St Saviour's parish.

W131: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  1662
IAMES CASTLE
R  I I C
IN NORWICH I I C
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Probably issued by the same person as 130, as the wife's initial is the same. James Castle was rated in St Martin at Oak and St Augustine in 1659, and in the latter parish in several subsequent years.
W132: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Ironmongers' Arms
ROBERT CLAYTON IN
R  1663
NORWICH IRONMONGER 1663
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

"Robert Claiton Iron munger," apprentice to John Salter, Esq., was admitted to the freedom of the city on March 26, 1661. He was rated in no less than six parishes, viz., St Andrew, St Paul, St Michael Coslany, St Stephen, St Julian, and St Peter Mancroft. In 1664 he purchased the house in St Julian's in which he then resided. It was situate in St Ann's Lane, on the south side, at the back of the premises called "Middaies," and had orchards and gardens running down to the river. He was Sheriff of the city in 1672, in which year he died, and was buried at St Peter Mancroft.

W133: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  The King's head crowned
WILLIAM COOPER OF
R  A full-blown rose
IN NORWICH 1662
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The King's Head was one of the principal inns in Norwich. It was situate in the Market-place, and was pulled down in 1812, when Davey Place was made. A William Cooper was buried at St Peter Mancroft in 1666.
W134: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A trowel
ISAAC COWPER BRICK
R  I E C
LAYER IN NORWICH
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Isaac Cowper, rough mason, apprentice of Stephen Cowper, was admitted to the freedom of the city on September 21, 1656. Richard Rocke, an apprentice of his, was sworn a freeman in 1668. Stephen Cowper was rated in St Giles.
W135: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  A helmet
PEETER DEALE
R  P A D
IN NORWICH 1664 P A D
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Peter Deale was an armourer by trade, and was admitted to the freedom of the city on May 3, 1654.
W136: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1665)
O  A fleece
ABRAHAM DERRIX
R  A I D
IN NORWICH 1665 A I D
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W137: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1665)
O  A fleece
ABRAHAM DERRIX
R  A I D (slightly different reverse die from 136)
IN NORWICH 1665 A I D
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The device on this token has been supposed to be a pineapple, but it is no doubt a fleece. Abraham Derricke, worsted-weaver, son of Abraham Derricke, was sworn a freeman on December 27, 1651. He lived in St Lawrence's parish. Abraham Dericke, the father, was a hosier, and was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1615.
W138: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
IAMES DOVER 1667
R  I D
IN NORWICH I D
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"James Dover of St Michael of Coslany vpon his paymt of 20s to ye Hamper is Dispensed with for beareinge the office of Constable for one yeare next following." --Mayoralty Court Book, June 28, 1671.

One Daniel Dover was a hosier in Norwich in 1635, as was Samuel Dover in 1653.

W139: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Two swords crossed
ROBERT DVGLAS
R  R D D
CVTTLER OF NORWICH R D D
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

"Rob'tus Duglas Cvtler app'ntic' Joh'is Browne admissus est Ciuis 7 Sept. 1642." In 1646 he resided in St John Maddermarket, in which year his son Robert was baptized there. He appears to have removed to Mancroft about 1650, and was one of the overseers of that parish in 1656; he continued to live in that parish till his death, in 1664. His wife, Dorothy, survived him, and was buried there in 1688. Christopher Harsant, haberdaasher of small wares, and an apprentice of Duglas, was admitted a freeman in 1662.

W140: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  Three foxes
FRANCIS ELMER
R  F G E
IN NORWICH 1667 F G E
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Francis Elmer, worsted-weaver, was admitted a citizen March 22, 1643; and Francis Ailmer, wool-comber, on April 28, 1663. Either may have been the issuer, as the two ways of spelling the surname are used indiscriminately. One of them resided in St Gregory, and was churchwarden there in 1663; the other lived in St George's Tombland, filled the same office there in 1664, and was buried in the south aisle of the parish church in 1686. He bore arms: argent on a cross engrailed sab. between four Cornish choughs proper, five bezants, impaling Frett&eaccute;
W141: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A sword erect
ROBERT EMPEROR
R  R E E
OF NORWICH R E E
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He was rated in St Michael at Coslany and St Saviour, and was overseer of the former parish in 1664, and of the latter in 1665. A Robert Emperor, hosier, son of Francis Emperor, was sworn a freeman in 1679. Robert Emperor was one of the Common Council placed in the room of those rejected by James II.
W142: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  A heart on the shank of an anchor
THOMAS FERRIER
R  T F
IN NORWICH 1664 T F
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Thomas fferior, grocer, apprentice to John Osborne, Esq., was admitted a freeman on August 21, 1665. He resided in St Peter Mancroft. In the churchwardens' book he is mentioned as "Mr. fferreyheare."
W143: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  1664
THOMAS FLATMAN 1664
R  T F
OF NORWICH T F
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Thomas Flatman, tallow-chandler, was sworn a freeman on February 25, 1666, and was rated in St Martin at Oak and St Augustine. He had several apprentices, all of whom were admitted as grocers. He was a Dissenter, and his name occurs in the books of St Mary's Baptist Chapel.
W144: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  A dove with an olive branch
RICHARD FREEMAN
R  R F
OF NORWICH 1657 R F
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Richard Freeman, vinter, son of Mr John Freeman, Sheriff in 1636, was sworn a freeman on April 7, 1660. He resided at the sign of the Dove, in St John Maddermarket, of which parish he was overseer in 1656, and churchwarden in 1662. He was buried there in 1693. The Dove was pulled down about forty-five years ago [from 1891], on an extension of Messrs. Chamberlin's premises.

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