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17th Century Tokens : Swanton_Abbot-Upwell 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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W251: Norfolk, Swanton Abbot (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The King's head crowned
WILLIAM COOPER OF
R  A full-blown rose
SWANTON ABBOT
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This token strikingly resembles that of William Cooper of Norwich.

there are numerous entries of the Cooper family down to 1760 in the parish registers.

A William Cooper was buried September 30, 1675; Wm., John, Thomas, and Mary, children of Wm. Cooper and Susan his wife, baptized between 1670 and 1680.

Wm. Cooper (who probably issued the token) was buried May 13, 1707, and a Wm. Cooper, probably his son, was buried, aged ninety-six, on January 11, 1760.

W254: Norfolk, Thetford (Farthing): (1669)
O  1669
WILLIAM FLANNER 1669
R  W M F
OF THETFORD W M F
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He was Mayor in 1657
W255: Norfolk, Thetford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WORMLY HETHERSET
R  W H
OF THETFORD NORFV W H
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Wormly Hetherset was Mayor of Thetford in 1671 and 1675, and again in 1693 and 1698
W256: Norfolk, Thetford (Farthing): (1668)
O  A woolpack
FRANCIS HOWLETT
R  1668
OF THETTFORD 1668
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Francis Howlett the elder, of Thetford, wool-comber, by his will dated 1670, devised his messuage in Thetford to his wife Frances for life, and after her decease to his son Thomas, to whom he also gave £100. He gave to his sons John and Francis 10s each, to his son Henry £20, and to each of his daughters, Anne and Elizabeth, £100. He gave the residue of his property to his wife Frances, whom he appointed his executrix.
W257: Norfolk, Thetford (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Mercers' Arms
EDWARD MOORE IN
R  E F M
THETFORD 1668 E F M
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He was Mayor in 1679
W258: Norfolk, Thetford (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WAYMOND OF
R  I W
THETFORD 1659 I W
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The above Thetford tokens, except Hetherset's, are engraved in Martin's "History of Thetford."
W260: Norfolk, Upwell (Farthing): (1664)
O  Three doves. The Tallowchandlers' Arms
WILLIAM BOYCE
R  W S B
IN VPWELL 1664 W S B
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W261: Norfolk, Upwell (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Brewers' Arms
IAMES BROONLES
R  I B
IN VPWELL 1664 I B
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W262: Norfolk, Upwell (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Brewers' Arms
IAMES BROMLES
R  I I B
IN VPWELL 1664 I I B
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W263: Norfolk, Upwell (Farthing): (1664)
O  A crown
THOMAS NVRISH
R  T A N
IN VPWELL 1664 T A N
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W265: Norfolk, Upwell (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Mercers' Arms
SAMVELL VINCENT
R  S V
IN VPWELL 1664 S V
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Upwell is partly in Cambridgeshite.

The population of Upwell in the Norfolk part of the parish was in 1881 2,082, and in Cambridgeshire 1,357.

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