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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-03 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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W145: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1660)
O  L GOODWY
IN NORWICH CONFECTIONER L GOODWY
R  A camel
AT THE GOLDEN CAMELL 1660
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

Lawrence Goodwyn was an apprentice of Mr John Lawrence, and was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1661. It will be observed that his name occurs with that of Mr Lawrence, upon another Norwich token. Goodwyn was Sheriff in 1682, and Mayor in 1697. In 1687 he was one of the Aldermen of this city, and was ejected by James II. He died in 1725, at the age of ninety-two, and was buried in the nave of St Andrew's Church, to which parish he gave a large offering-dish, and also two flagons, the inscriptions upon which are given in Blomefield in his account of St Andrew's parish.

W146: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1658)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS GREENE IN
R  T S G
NORWICH 1658 T S G
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Thomas Greene, grocer, apprentice to Benjamine Baker, was admitted to the freedom of the city August 13, 1652. He resided in St Peter Mancroft, of which parish he was churchwarden in 1665. He died, and was buried there, in 1683. His son, Thomas, was Bishop of Norwich in 1721-23. We find the following entry in the Mayoralty Court Book, under date November 14, 1674:

"Tho. Greene of Corps Xth Coll. in Cambridge vpon the Pedition of Mr. Tho. Green Grocer his father, hath a pension of 40s per ann' granted him as is mentioned and for such time as is directed in ye donation of Math. Parker late Archbp of Canterbury."

Another Thomas Greene, who died of the plague, was buried at Mancroft in 1666.

W147: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Grocers' Arms
BENIAMEN GREENWOOD
R  B E G
IN NORWICH 1667 B E G
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Benjamin, the son of Miles Greenwood, was sworn a freeman March 14, 1662. He resided in St Mary Coslany.
W148: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Dyers' Arms
ELIZ HALFKNIGHT
R  E H conjoined
IN NORWICH 1667 E H
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The "Wid. Halfeknights" was rated in St Peter Hungate and St Edmund.
W149: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  Legend in two lines across the field
GEORGE / HALL
R  The Grocers' Arms
IN NORWICH 1664
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The following entry occurs in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"I George Hall of ye City of Norwich Grocer doe p'mise to take the oath of a ffreeman of ye said City the next Assembly. wittness my hand this 18th day of July, 1668. Geo. Hall."

W150: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  An anchor
THOMAS HANSE OF
R  T E H
NORWICH 1664 T E H
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We do not find the name of Hanse in any of the corporate records. The following entry, dated May 26, 1677, occurs in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"The officers of Taylors humblie prayed the leave of Mr Maior & ye Court that they may agree with Tho. Hawes for his offences agt a by law of thier Booke in settinge journeyman on worke without leave which is asented to so as they doe pay wt is due by ye by lawes to whome it is due."

Roger Hawes was Mayor in 1668.

W151: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD HARDING
R  E A H
IN NORWICH GROCER E A H
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He lived in All Saints' parish from 1659 to 1662, in which year his name disappears from the rate-books. Edward Harding, tailor, was sworn a freeman in 1624.
W152: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A full-blown rose
BLYTH HATTON
R  B H
IN NORWICH B H
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Blyth Hatton, widow, was rated in St PeterMancroft and in St Peter per Mountergate. She was buried in the former parish in 1670.
W153: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  A hand holding a sword 1659
HENRY HOLBEY NEAR 1659
R  H G H
REDWELL IN NORWICH H G H
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Holbey was a "Habbidasher of smales wares," having previously been an apprentice of Robert Duglas. In 1657 he was admitted to the freedom of the city, and resided in St Andrew's till 1665, about which year he appears to have removed to St Peter Mancroft, where he was overseer in 1669. He was buried there in 1670. The red well was in the centre of Gurney's Bank Plain, and was filled up in the early part of the present century [19th]
W154: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The arms of Norwich city
NATHANAELL HOWLET
R  4 / N-I
WOSD WEAVER IN NORWICH 4 / N-I
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This token may be considered one of the most interesting of the Norwich series. It is the only trader's token that has the city arms upon it, and is one of three that have merchants' marks. Nathaniel Howlet, apprentice to Samuel Tabor, was sworn a freeman in 1660, and was a worsted-weaver by trade. He was rated in the parishes of St George Colegate and St Michael Coslany.
W155: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The three legs of the Isle of Man
IOHN HVTTON
R  I E H (mint mark lightly to the left of the letter H)
IN NORWICH 1657 I E H
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W156: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The three legs of the Isle of Man
IOHN HVTTON
R  I E H (slightly different from 155 with the mint -mark being immediately above the letter H in the field)
IN NORWICH 1657 I E H
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A John Hutton, worsted weaver, was admitted a freeman in 1618, but this date is probably too early for the admission of the issuer. Giles Hutton, haberdasher, and Nicholas Bickerdike, haberdasher of small wares, and apprentices of John Hutton, were respectively admitted in 1638 and 1662. The "wid. Heaster Hutton" was rated in St Andrew's from 1659 to 1664, and Giles Hutton, who was the son of the issuer, for may years afterwards.
W157: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD HYRNE
R  E M H
OF NORWICH GROCER E M H
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Edward Hyrne, grocer, son of John Hyrne, was admitted a freeman on August 25, 1655. He was buried in the south aisle of St Andrew's Church in 1658.
W158: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1661)
O  1661
AT YE POST OFFICE
R  A leg, A L
IN NORWICH A L
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No person whose initals were A L, except Ann Leverington, widow, was rated in Norwich between 1659 and 1667. It has been supposed by some that the leg upon the reverse was a punning device upon the issuer's name; but there was no family of the name of Legge in Norwich at this period. Under date of November 25, 1668, the following entry is to be found in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"Mr Robert Lullman did acquaint the Court that he did intend to keepe the poast office at Mr Dicelyes at the Kings armes for ye future."

Lulman is elsewhere called Captain Lulman. In 1786 the Post-office was in the Jack of Newbury Yard, now called Old Pst-office Yard, in Pottergate Street.

W159: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  T D L Mint-mark, a lozenge
IN S ANDREWES PARRICH
R  T D L
IN NORWICH 1653 T D L
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W160: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  T D L Mint-mark, a star
IN S ANDREWES PARRICH
R  T D L Star mint-mark
IN NORWICH 1653 T D L
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W161: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  T D L Mint-mark, a lozenge, larger letters than 159 and 160
IN S ANDREWES PARRICH
R  T D L
IN NORWICH 1653 T D L
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Thomas Linstead and Thomas Leasingham, either of whom may have been the issuer of these two [three] last-mentioned tokens, were rated in St Andrew's for many successive years at this period. In 1672 Leasingham was discharged from bearing all offices in the city on payment of £60.
W162: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  Cross keys
THOMAS LACEY
R  T S L
IN NORWICH 1667 T S L
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Lacey was rated in the parish of St George Tombland, and was overseer in 1665-66. We, however, find the Cross Keys in Ber Street in 1656, and an inn, which has the appearance of being an old one, still bears that sign in Magdalen Street.
W163: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM LAMBERT
R  W A L, three cloves
GROCER IN NORWICH W A L
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William Lambert, grocer, was admitted to the freedom of the city on December 3, 1659, in which year he was rated in St Peter Mancroft. A William Lambert, merchant, was sworn a freeman in 1667.
W164: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1658)
O  Seven stars
IOHN LAWRENCE 1658
R  I L / L G in two lines across the field
L GOODWIN IN NORWICH I L / L G
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This is the only Norwich token upon which two issuers' names occur. Goodwin issued another token. John Lawrence, grocer, apprentice of Thomas Wilson, was admitted a citizen August 17, 1632, and was for many years rated in St Peter Mancroft. He was Sheriff in 1659, and Mayor in 1669. In the Mayoralty Court Book we find this entry:

4 January, 1672, Mr Robt. Thurrold's bond of 60[?] due to ye city ye first of ye month was taken out of ye Treasury by the clauors, and deliuered to Jo Laurence Esqr to receive ye monie due therupon in full of the salt provisions prouided by him and Mr Laurence Goodwyn vpon their Matys treate here."

W165: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I V L
IOHN LEVERINGTON
R  I V L
IN NORWICH
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John Leverington, the issuer, resided in SS Simon and Jude from 1659 to 1662, when he removed to St Peter Mancroft. Urith, his wife, the daughter of Thomas Reeve, DD, was buried in the church of the former parish in 1660. See Blomefield, vol. ii., p. 740. The name of Leverington was common in Norwich about this time. John Leverington, worsted-weaver, was sworn a freeman in 1646; another of that name, an ironmonger, in 1657; and John Leverington, goldsmith, was elected Sheriff August 27, 1672. John Leverington was one of the Aldermen placed in the room of those rejected by James II.
W166: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS LINSTEAD AT
R  T L conjoined 1659
NORWICH GROSER T L 1659
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He was apprentice to Adrian Parmenter, and was admitted to the freedom of the city on June 18, 1649. He resided in St Andrew's parish, and was buried in the north aisle of the church there in 1676. He bore arms, sab. a saltire between four arrows arg. Crest, two single bows in saltire sab.
W167: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS LONG
R  T A L
OF NORWICH 1657 T A L
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"Thomas Longe grocer sonne of Rich Longe was sworne a freeman the 31th of May 1651." The name being very common, we cannot identify the issuer.

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