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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-05 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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W185: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
THOMAS RANDOLL
R  T E R
IN NORWICH T E R
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

We do not find in the books of the Bakers' Company of Norwich the name of any token-issuer, excepting that of Randoll. He was admitted a member of the company June 10, 1663, and resided in St Gregory's parish. Thomas Randoll, the younger, was admitted to the Company of Bakers in 1678.

W186: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  The Grocers' Arms
AGVSTINE RAYLEY
R  1662
IN NORWICH 1662
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Augustine, the son of John Rayley, Esq, was admitted to the freedom of the city March 18, 1662. He was rated in St Andrew's, and was overseer there in 1667. His father was Mayor in 1649.
W187: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMOS RAYNER
R  T R
OF NORWICH 1653 T R
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W188: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMOS RAYNER
R  T R
OF NORWICH 1655 T R
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Thomas Rayner, apprentice to John Toft, was sworn a freeman August 22, 1651. He resided in St George's Tombland, and was churchwarden there in 1660 and 1661. He was head man of the Grocers' Company in 1671. His son, Walter Rayner, grocer, was sworn a freeman in 1684.
W189: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  NOR / WICH in two lines across the field
CHARLES REEVE 1664 OF NOR / WICH
R  NOR / WICH in two lines across the field
CHARLES REEVE 1664 OF NOR / WICH
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Charles, the son of George Reeve, was sworn a freeman January 10, 1662, and was a cordwainer by trade. One of his tokens was found amongst a number of skeletons at Lakenham (a hamlet of Norwich) in 1796; it is supposed that they were the remains of people who had died of the plague.--"Norwich in Miniature," p 29.
W190: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms (circle of dots round the field)
GEORGE REEVE
R  G R R
IN NORWICH G R R
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W191: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms (no circle of dots round the field)
GEORGE REEVE
R  G R R
IN NORWICH G R R
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He was the son of George Reeve, grocer, and was admitted a freeman August 20, 1640. The father was sworn a freeman in 1616.
W192: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
GEORGE REEVE
R  G R R
IN NORWICH G R R
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Different mintmark and struck from different obverse and reverse dies
W193: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
GEORGE REEVE
R  G R R
IN NORWICH G R R
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Different size of shield and mintmark and different position of letters
W194: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  The man in the moon
WILL ROBINSON
R  W E R
IN NORWITCH 1662 W E R
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This is the only seventeenth-century token upon which the name of the city is wrongly spelt. Robinson lived in St Andrew's, and was overseer in 1661. William Robinson, linen-draper, was sworn a freeman in 1667.
W195: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  I S in monogram
IOHN SHEPPARD I S
R  I S in monogram
IN NORWICH 1659 I S
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W196: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  I S in monogram
IOHN SHEPPARD I S
R  I S in monogram (different die, including two diamonds preceding the mintmark)
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John Shephard, cooper, was sworn a freeman July 28, 1648, and John Shephard, haberdasher, apprentice to John Hutton, on March 9, 1657. One of them for many years resided in St John's Timberhill, and was churchwarden in 1661; the other lived in St Margaret's parish. A Jo Sheppard was buried at St Michael at Plea April 28, 1660.
W197: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  A greyhound, running
HENRY SIDNOR
R  H I S
IN NORWICH 1659 H I S
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W198: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1659)
O  A greyhound, running
HENRY SIDNOR
R  H I S (much father apart than on 197)
IN NORWICH 1659 H I S
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W199: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Tallowchandlers' Arms
HENRY SIDNOR
R  H I S
IN NORWICH 1667 H I S
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This token is engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

"Henricus Sydnor Grocer App'ntic' Adrian Parmenter admissus est Ciuis 18 Octobr 1624." He resided in St Stephen's, and was Sheriff in 1661. His will, dated 1677, was proved by his son Henry in 1678. In it he mentions his wife "Jean," and directs that his body be buried at Brunstead, in Norfolk. In the Mayoralty Court Book, June 3, 1668, is the following entry:

"Hen Sydnor gent. informed upon oath that ye present day he did heare John Sulman mason profanely sweare by the name of God severall tymes & being reprooved for the same sayd he would sweare for all him and a warrt is to be issue agt him."

The Greyhound, in 1783, was in Surrey Street; the house now bears the sign of the Boar's Head.

W200: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1660)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IONATHAN SNOWDEN
R  I E S
IN NORWICH 1660 I E S
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W201: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1660)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IONATHAN SNOWDEN
R  I E S
IN NORWICH 1660 I E S
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Different obverse and reverse dies.

Jonathon, the son of William Snowde, was admitted to the freedom of the city on October 16, 1658. He lived in St Michael Coslany, and was churchwarden in 1664.

W202: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  IN / NOR / WICH in three lines across the field
MATHEW SOVLTER IN / NOR / WICH
R  M B S
OATMEALE MAKER M B S
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Matthew Salter resided in St Etheldred's parish. His name occurs in the overseers' book from 1666 to 1683. On the south side of the font there is a stone, now nearly illegible, to the memory of Bridget his wife, who had by him twenty-two children. She died in 1670, aged forty-two. The quaint verses given by Blomefield, p 541, cannot now be read. We find the following entry in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"19 May, 1666. It is ordered that ye Oatemeale house of Math: Salter in St Etheldreds parrisbe shall be shutt vp by the Overseers of ye sd Parrishe, and the Constable to assist them."

The above entry has reference to the increase of the plague in this city.

W203: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A merchant's mark
* SPENDLOVE 1667 (in two lines across the field)
R  The Grocers' Arms
GROCER IN NORWICH
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241

John Spendlove, grocer, apprentice to Daniel Toft (vide No 209), was aworn a freeman June 19, 1654. He was rated in SS Simon and Jude, and was churchwarden in 1659 and 1666. Robert Warren, an apprentice of Spendlove, was sworn a freeman in 1672.

W204: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  Three rabbits
SAMVELL STARLIN
R  S S
IN NORWICH 1664 S S
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Mr Ewing, in his "Norfolk Lists," gives the date of this token 1662, but we have never met with a variey so dated. Samuel Starling, "Skiner," apprentice to Richard Harman, was sworn a freeman September 3, 1649. He resided for many years in St George's Tombland parish, and was overseer in 1659.

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