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17th Century Tokens : Northampton in Northamptonshire

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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W67: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1654)
O  A rose
EDWARD COOPER OF
R  E E C
NORTHAMPTON 1654 E E C
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W68: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1652)
O  The Ironmongers' Arms
THOMAS COOPER IN
R  T E C
NORTHAMPTON 1652 T E C
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He was Town Bailiff in 1647. The name is still common in Northampton.
W69: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Ironmongers' Arms
THOMAS COOPER IN
R  T E C
NORTHAMPTON 1668 T E C
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In a subsidy, 8th Jac. I., Thomas Cooper, sen., has goods assessed £3, and Thomas Cooper, jun., land at £1.

In 18th Car. I., Mr Edward Cooper paid 5s and a Mrs Cowper (Cooper), both of the Chequer Ward, 10s; and in the hearth tax of Car. II., Mr Thomas Cooper was assessed for 6s.

W70: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hind statant
AT THE WHIT HIND
R  G E E
IN NORTHAMPTON G E E
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W71: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A sugar-loaf
IOHN LABRAM IN THE
R  I S L
DRAPERE NORTHAMPTON I S L
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W73: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The paschal lamb
SAMVEL POOEL
R  S P
IN NORTHAMPTON S P
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Samuel Poole was Town Bailiff in 1654, and paid 3s 6d in the subsidy of 18th Car. I., levied on the inhabitants of the town, he being then a resident of the Chequer Ward; and David Poole, of the East Ward, was assessed for three hearths in the tax of Car. II.
W74: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A castle
S R IN NORTHATON
R  Two lions passant gardant
[No Legend]
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W75: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A castle
I S IN NORTHAMPTON
R  Two lions passant gardant
[No Legend]
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W76: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  GATEWAY
I S IN NORTHHATON GATEWAY
R  Two lions passant gardant
[No Legend]
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W77: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  GATEWAY
I S IN NORTHAMTON GATEWAY
R  Two lions passant gardant
[No Legend]
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W78: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  GATEWAY
I S IN NORTHHAMTON GATEWAY
R  Two lions passant gardant
[No Legend]
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Joseph Sargent, was Mayor, 1671. John Stevens, Mayor, 1668. John Spicer, Mayor, 1656. The previous tokens were probably issued by one of these people
W79: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1651)
O  A pair of scales
IN BIRD STREETE
R  W D S
NORTHAMPTON 1651 W D S
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Bird Street is a corruption of Bridge Street; a street of the same name in Litchfield is now vulgarly claled Bird Street
W80: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pair of scales
BIRD STREETE IN
R  I D S
NORTHAMPTON I D S
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W81: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pair of scales
IN BIRD STREETE IN
R  I D S
NORTHAMPTON I D S
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W82: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pair of scales (from another die)
IN BIRD STREETE IN
R  I D S
NORTHAMPTON I D S
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[The description of the preceding is very sketchy in Williamson, and incomplete, simply saying a variety and giving a portion of the description.] In the subsidy 3rd and 4th Car. I., John Smyth, inn-holder, Northampton, had land assessed at 20s., who may have been this issuer.
W83: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1650)
O  St George and the Dragon
AT THE GEORGE IN
R  I M S
NORTHAMPTON 1650 I M S
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The George is now the principal inn at Northampton.

Amongst the freeholders who were assessed in respect to property in this town in the subsidy of 18th Car. I., is that of a Mr Wandly, who paid 4s for the George.

W84: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1660)
O  A castle
I T IN NORTHAMPTON
R  Two lions passant gardant
CHAMBERLAINE 1660
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These initials are no doubt those of John Twigden, who was Mayor in 1666. He was committed to the custody of the Sergeant-at-arms, and detained several days, which cost him £2 per day, for making a false return of members to serve in Parliament. For his private business he issued [token number 85]
W85: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (1666)
O  A glove
IOHN TWIGDEN IN
R  CREDE SED CAVE
NORTHAMPTON 1666 CREDE SED CAVE
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A unique specimen in silver of this token is in the Northampton Musem. It was possibly a pattern.

This token is remarkable for the legend: "Believe, but take care," as if to say, you may believe, or be sure this coin is genuine, but take care of others; or it may mean, "Give credit, but observe caution in doing so."

1661. Mr Twigden, gent., elected Mayor, August 2, 1660--Caldwell MS. Subsidy 3rd and 4th Car. I., John Twigden assessed £3 for goods. In that made 13th, and collected 16th Car. I., land at £1. In a subsidy, 13th Car. I., John Twigden, in South Ward, paid 4s.

W86: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor
ANCHOR WILLDINGE IN
R  A A W
NORTHAMPTON MERCER A A W
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W87: Northamptonshire, Northampton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor (larger anchor and letters than on 86)
ANCHOR WILLDINGE IN
R  A A W
NORTHAMPTON MERCER A A W
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