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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-04 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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W168: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  A man making candles
IOHN MAYES
R  I E M
IN NORWICH 1667 I E M
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He resided in St Michael at Plea, and was overseer there in 1663-64. The name of Mayes frequenty occurs in the registers of that parish in the latter half of the seventeenth century. John Mayes was searcher for the Grocers' Company in 1671.
W169: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Legend in two lines across the field
ANTHO / MINGAY
R  A man leading a camel
IN NORWICH
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The Mingay family was of considerable respectability, and had long been settled at Arminghall, having a city house, now the Mitre Tavern, in St Stephen's. Anthony was the son of Roger Mingay, who was Sheriff in 1653, and Mayor in 1658. He was a grocer by trade, was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1661, and resided in St Peter Mancroft from 1659 to 1667, but subsequently lived in St Stephen's, in the church of which parish there are several monuments and brasses in memory of various members of the Mingay family.
W170: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
WILL MONY LION LANE
R  W E M
IN NORWICH W E M
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

Mony appears to have resided in St Peter Mancroft, which parish he left in 1659, having been overseer in 1656. "William Money from St Gregories" was buried there in March, 1665.

W171: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
WILL MONY LION LANE
R  W E M
IN NORWICH W E M
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Slightly different die variety than 169
W172: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A neck whisk and two piccadillies (?)
RICHARD MORANT
R  R M
IN NORWICH R M
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The above description of the device upon this token has been hitherto adopted, and we cannot suggest a better, but the so-called piccadillies are clearly shuttles. This is confirmed by the fact that Richard Morant was a worsted-weaver. He was admitted a freeman in 1653, and resided in St Peter Mancroft. He, his wife, and four other members of his family, died of the plague in one week in July, 1666, and were buried in the above parish.
W173: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
FRACIS MORLY
R  F M
OF NORWICH F M
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Francis, son of Matthew Morley, was admitted a freeman January 7, 1628, and was buried at St Peter Mancroft in September, 1658. Thomas Warren and William Witherley, who issued tokens, were both apprenticed to him. Henry Morley, his son, was a grocer in Norwich in 1671. Another Francis Morley was rated in SS Simon and Jude in 1667.
W174: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ANN MVNFORD
R  A M
IN NORWICH A M
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W174A: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms (slightly different die)
ANN MVNFORD
R  A M
IN NORWICH A M
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The widow Munford was rated in St Peter Mancroft from 1659 to 1664. She was buried there in 1681.
W175: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  A merchant's mark
GEORGE MVNORD
R  The Grocers' Arms
OF NORWICH 1657
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

George, the son of Richard Munford, was admitted to the freedom of the city February 8, 1653. He resided in St Peter Mancroft, and was overseer in 1659.

W176: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS NEWMAN
R  T N
IN NORWICH T N
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Thomas, son of William Newman, was sworn a freeman November 22, 1660, and was rated in St Michael Coslany in 1661.
W177: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1660)
O  A demi-man holding a sceptre terminating in a crescent
ELIAS NORGATS
R  E E N
IN NORWICH 1660 E E N
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He was a pinmaker by trade, and was sworn a freeman December 12, 1656. He resided in St Peter Mancroft, and was buried there October 20, 1661. Elias, the son of Elias Norgate and Ellin his wife, was also buried there in 1670. An Elias Norgate, milliner, was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1670. Elias Norgate was one of the Common Councilmen ejected by the mandate of James II.
W178: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN OSBORN OF
R  Φ
NORWICH GROCER Φ
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John, the son of Robert Osborne, grocer, was sworn a freeman December 5, 1627, and was subsequently rated in the parishes of St Peter Mancroft and All Saints'. He was Sheriff in 1640, and Mayor in 1661. He died in or about 1665, as after that date "Mrs Thomazine Osborne widd" is several times mentioned in the Mancroft books.
W179: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1665)
O  A sheep
IOHN PARKER
R  I E P
OF NORWICH 1665 I E P
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"Mr Parker by ye Lambe" is mentioned in the churchwardens' account book of St Peter Mancroft in 1665. A John Parker resided in, and was overseer of, St John Timberhill in 1659; and one John Parker, mercer, son of John Parker, was sworn a freeman on April 8, 1665.
W180: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1654)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM PARMENTER
R  W S P
IN NORWICH 1654 W S P
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Parmenter was admitted a freeman January 27, 1653. He lived in St John Timberhill; was overseer in 1660, churchwarden in 1665. He was Sheriff in 1676.
W181: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  A tree
ISSAC PEARCIVALE
R  I I P
IN NORWICH 1667 I I P
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Isaac, the son of Richard Persivall, was sworn a freeman July 11, 1660. He was a worsted-weaver by trade, and resided in St Martin at Oak, which probably accounts for an oak being the device on the obverse of his token.
W182: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  W A P
WILL PLAYFORD
R  W A P
OF NORWICH
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"Will'us Playford Drap' filius Rob'ti Playford admissus est civis 10 Dec. 1645." He lived in Pockthorpe, and was overseer there in 1667-68. In the Mayoralty Court Book the following entry occurs, dated July 7, 1665:

"It is ordered and agreed that ffrancis Sheppard & Will'm Playford shall have the liberty of pitchinge & buildinge of boothes in and aboute the Castle dikes & halls wthin the County of this Citty during the time of theise next assizes as formerly hath bene vsed to be done & they are to paye for the same to the Chamberlyn of this Citty thirty shillings wthin one weeke after the assizes & no other to vse the same grownde."

W183: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  W S P
WILLIAM PRICE
R  W S P
IN NORWICH 1662 W S P
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William Price or Prike was a potter by trade, and resided in St Peter Mancroft. He was admitted to the freedom of the city on February 24, 1658. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Sarah Prike, was buried at Mancroft in 1663.
W184: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
DANIELL PYCROFT
R  D P
IN NORWICH D P
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He was an apprentice of John Osborne (vide No 178), and was sworn a freeman October 16, 1668. He was rated in All Saints' parish, was overseer in 1663, and churchwarden in 1667. We find this entry, dated June 22, 1667, in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"This day Daniel Pycroft grocer beinge required to take vp his Freedome the next assembly and not giueinge a positive answer whether he would or not It is ordered that he be presently sued in the Chamberlyn's name."

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