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17th Century Tokens : Norwich-06 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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W205: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1663)
O  A spade
IOHN TABOR
R  I M T
IN NORWICH 1663 I M T
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John Tabor was a gardener by trade, and was sworn a freeman on January 4, 1659, in which year he was churchwarden of St Martin at Oak. A curious entry in the parish register relative to his bringing an oak from Ranworth Hall, near Horning ferry, and planting it in the churchyard, is given by Blomefield, p 836.
W206: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT THARROLD
R  R T
GROCER IN NORWICH R T
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Robert Tharold, apprentice to Isaac Leman, was admitted a freeman September 25, 1648. He resided in Golden Dog Lane in St Saviour's parish, was churchwarden in 1666 and 1667, and was buried there in 1674. The following entry occurs in the Mayoralty Court Book:

"July 20, 1672. It is agreed that if Mr Robt Thurrold doe pay or secure to be pd to the Clauors of this City the sum of Eighty pounds vizt sixty pounds vpon the first of Januarie next and ye other twenty pounds within three months next after the death of the sayd Robt Thurrold he shall be discharged of bearinge the office of Sheriffe and all other offices in this City without his asent if the asembly shall consent therevnto."

For a further notice of Tharrold's bond, see note to No 164.

W207: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms (from a slightly different die to 206)
ROBERT THARROLD
R  R T
GROCER IN NORWICH R T
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W208: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1665)
O  1665
WILLIAM THVRTON 1665
R  W M T
OF NORWICH W M T
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William, son of Richard Thurton, was sworn a freeman on October 20, 1652, and was a dornick-weaver by trade. He was rated in St Peter Mancroft and St John Sepulchre, and was churchwarden of the latter parish in 1661. Dornix was a kind of cloth, probably made from hemp or flax, and it is said was first manufactured at Dordrecht, in Flanders.
W209: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms
BENJAMIN TOFT
R  B E T
IN NORWICH 1664 B E T
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He was the son of Daniel Toft (issuer of the next-described token [210]), and was admitted a freeman on January 7, 1661. The Toft family was long settled in St Clement's parish, and are said to ahve lived in a house facing the east end of the church.
W210: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1653)
O  D E T
DANIEL TOFT GROCER D E T
R  D E T
IN NORWICH 1653 D E T
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"Daniell Tofte Grocer filius Thome Tofte Ciuis and Ald'ri admissus est Ciuis 22 Nov. 1645." He resided in St Clement's parish, was overseer in 1659, and churchwarden in 1660. In the Mayoralty Court Book, under date of June 6, 1660, we find the following:

"This day Robt Burton of Clay gent Stephen Adcocke of Norwch Tailor Robert Cooke worsted weu' Briant Lewis worsted weu' Edward Ward of Bixly in ye County of Norff. Esqr Sr Richard Barney of Parke Hall in Reedham in ye County of Norff Baronet Thomas Morse of the Citty of Norwch gent Daniell toft of Norwich Grocer John Potter of Hempnall in ye County of Norff. Clerke did opinly in the Court eu'y of them seu'ally declare by writing under their hands and seales seu'ally that they doe thankefully lay hold vpon his mat's grace and favour holden forth in his declarac'on given at his Court at Breda in Holland & that they & eu'y of them will alwaies readely & heartily yeild to his ma'tie all loyalty & obedience."

Daniel Toft died in 1660, aged forty-seven, and was buried in St clement's Church. There is a small stone to his memory on the south wall. He bore arg. a shevron between three text T' sab.--Blomefield, vol ii, p 818.

W211: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1652)
O  A portcullis
ROBERT TOMPSON
R  R T
IN NORWICH 1652 R T
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None of the Norwich tokens known to exist have an earlier date than this one, which is very scarce. "Robtus Tompson grocer apprentic' m'ri Adriani Parmenter Aldermani admissus est Ciuis vltimo die Aprilis 1638." He was buried at St Peter Mancroft on January 20, 1653.
W212: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IERIMY VYN OF
R  I VYN
NORWICH ANNO 1657 I VYN
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W213: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Grocers' Arms (different die variety from 212)
IERIMY VYN OF
R  I VYN
NORWICH ANNO 1657 I VYN
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W214: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IERIMY IVYN OF
R  IVYN
NORWICH ANNO 1657 IVYN
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The last-described token [214] is without doubt an error on the part of the die-sinker. Jeremy Vynn, apprentice to Thomas Garret, was sworn a freeman September 22, 1656. He resided in St Peter Mancroft, and was overseer there in 1665. He was Sheriff in 1677, Mayor in 1690, and died on December 1, 1705, aged 73. He is buried in a vault at the entrance to St Luke's Chapel in the cathedral. He appears to have had three wives, Priscilla, Elizabeth, and Susan; the two former were buried in St Peter Mancroft, and the latter, who survived him, was buried with him in St Luke's Chapel.
W215: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1667)
O  A woolpack
IOHN WARD IN
R  I E W
NORWICH 1667 I E W
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There were two of this name, father and son, in Norwich at this period, and both were wool-combers. The father was admitted to the freedom of the city on June1, 1638, and the son on April 6, 1661. One of them resided in St Andrew's and was churchwarden in 1667; the other lived in St Michael Coslany. In the latter parish "Mrs Ellin Ward wid" was at one time rated. John Ward was Sheriff in 1687 , and Mayor in 1694.
W216: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  1662
THOMAS WARNE 1662
R  T I W
IN NORWICH T I W
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The reverse of this token, and that of Thomas Wormall, were probably struck from the same die; there is also a great similiarity in the obverses. Thomas Warnes, "worsted sherman," not apprenticed, was sworn a freeman on May 3, 1636. From 1659 to 1662 he was rated in St Martin at Palace.
W217: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS WARREN
R  T / W
OF NORWICH T / W
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He was an apprentice of Francis Morely (vide No 173), and was admitted to the freedom of the city on September 21, 1649. Thomas Warren was rated at various dates between 1659 and 1669 in the parishes of St Lawrence, St Michael at Coslany, and St Stephen.
W218: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1657)
O  T C W
THO WELD HATTER T C W
R  1657
OF NORWICH 1657
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Thomas Weld resided in St Peter Mancroft from 1659 to 1666. We subsequently find the name in St Augustine's. In 1685 a Thomas Weld was buried at St Michael at Plea. A grocer of the name was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1640, and a worsted-weaver in 1656. A Thomas Weld was one of the members for the county of Norfolk in the Long Parliament.
W219: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM WITHERLEY
R  W W
OF NORWICH W W
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He was an apprentice of Francis Morely (vide No 173), was sworn a freeman June 20, 1659, and was rated in that and subsequent years in St Peter Mancroft. In 1660 and 1661 he was also rated in St George Tombland. He was overseer of the former parish in 1660. In 1676 George Wilcox, apprentice to William Witherley, was sworn a freeman.
W220: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1650)
O  N F W, a diamond on each side of the letter W
NICHOLAS WITHERS N F W
R  N F W
OF NORWICH 1650 N F W
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W221: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1650)
O  N F W, a mullet on each side of the letter W
NICHOLAS WITHERS N F W
R  N F W
OF NORWICH 1650 N F W
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From 1659 to 1663 Nicholas Withers was rated in St Andrew's, and was overseer in the former year. In 1667 he resided in SS Simon and Jude's. In the August of that year Nicholas Withers, wool-comber, was bound over to appear at the next sessions of the peace for abusing his office as an overseer of SS Simon and Jude, John Spendlove and others being bound over to give evidence. The proceedings were subsequently removed by certiorari, at the instance of Withers, into the Court of King's Bench. He appears to have afterwards removed into St Clement's, for in 1672 a license was granted to Martin Finch to be a Congregational teacher in the house of Nicholas Withers in St Clement's parish in Norwich. Withers's house was also licensed at the same time.
W222: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1656)
O  A sugar-loaf and two cloves
EDWARD WOODYARD OF
R  E M W
NORWICH GROC 1656 E M W
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Engraved in "Norfolk Archaeology," vol. v., p. 241.

"Ed'r'us Woodyard Grocer appn'tic' Mathei Lynsey admissus est Ciuis 30 die Augusti 1630." He lived in St Peter Mancroft, and was buried in the north aisle of the church there on August 3, 1677. His wife, Margaret, and several of their children, were also buried there. In the Norfolk and Norwich Museum is a jug of Lambeth ware, upon which is the date 1649 and the Grocers' arms [between the initials E and M and under W with 16 under the E and 49 under the M] This jug in all probability belonged to the family.

The large wine-jar of which a representation is here given was evidently made for Edward and Margaret Woodyard. Two specimens are in existence, both exhumed at Norwich; one is in the museum there, and the other in the posession of Mr J E Hodgkin, F S A. The smaller jars of the same shape, made like those at Lambeth, and marked Claret, Sack, and Whit (WHIT), are well known and highly valued. It is very seldom that they bear initials, but most of them are dated, the dates ranging between 1643 and 1669.

W223: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (1662)
O  1662
THOMAS WORMALL 1662
R  T I W
IN NORWICH T I W
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Thomas Warmell, grocer, apprentice to Robert Tharrold (vide No 206), was admitted to the freedom of the city on January 7, 1661. The reverse of this token is similar to that of Thomas Warne.
W224: Norfolk, Norwich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A wool-comb
WILL YOVNGEST
R  W Y
IN NORWICH
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The name of "Youngs," or "Younges," was very common in Norwich at the period of the issue of the seventeenth-century tokens, but we have not met with the name "Youngest."

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