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17th Century Tokens : Taunton-03 in Somersetshire

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

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W269: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1666)
O  A fountain
TOBIAS OSBORNE
R  T S O
IN TAVNTON 1666 T S O
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W270: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1654)
O  A hart sejant
PETER PARRY OF
R  P P / 1654
TANTON CLOTHWORK P P / 1654
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W271: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1664)
O  A lion rampant
THO PEARCE AT YE WHITE
R  T E P
LYON IN TAVNTON 1664 T E P
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The White Lion Inn stood in East Street, and the site is still called "White Lion Court."
W272: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1652)
O  A roll of tobacco
ANDREW PITTS IN TANTON
R  A A P
IN SOMERSETSHIRE 1652 A A P
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W273: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A roll of tobacco
ANDREW PITTS IN TANTON
R  A A P
IN SOMRSET SHIR 1652 A A P
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W274: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1661)
O  A pair of shears
IAMES PITTS 1661
R  I A P
IN TANNTON I A P
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W275: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1663)
O  A pair of shears
IAMES PITTS 63
R  I A P
IN TANNTON I A P
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W276: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
IOHN POWEL AT THE
R  I D P
RED LYON IN TAVNTON I D P
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The name of a "Mr George Powell" appears upon the Lay Subsity Roll (172/1610) [173? 1616? 1619?], 18 Charles I, AD 1642, under "Hundred de Taunton," as "Maior."
W277: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1653)
O  A hand holding a pen
IOHN RADFORD
R  I E R
IN TAONTON 1653 I E R
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W278: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1652)
O  A bell
ANTHNEY REYNOLDS
R  A A R
IN TAVNTON 1652 A A R
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W279: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1655)
O  A castle
IOHN SATCHELL
R  I M S
IN TAVNTON 1655 I M S
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W280: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1655)
O  A pair of shears
ROBERT SMITH
R  R E S
IN TANTON 1665 R E S
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"Bernard" and "John" Smith are among the names in the Corporation of 1677.
W281: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1655)
O  A Catherine-wheel
RICHARD SNOW
R  R F S
IN TAVNTON 1655 R F S
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A Richard Snow was one of the Captial burgesses in the Corporation of 1677.
W282: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pair of scales
IOHN SPRAKE IN TANTON
R  I G S
IN SOMERSET SHIER I G S
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W283: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1654)
O  I I T
IOHN TAMPSON I I T
R  16 54
IN TAVNTON 16 54
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W284: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1655)
O  R E P
AT THE 3 WIDDOWS R E P
R  R E P
IN TAVNTON 1655 R E P
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A house in Taunton is still licensed under the title of The Three Widows.
W285: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1664)
O  1664
HENRY TANNER 1664
R  H A T
IN TAVNTON DEEN H A T
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W286: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hat and feather
STEAPHEN TIMEWELL
R  S E T
OF TAVNTON S E T
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The name of Stephen Tymewell occurs as one of the capital burgesses in the Corporation of 1677. He appears to have been Mayor of Taunton in 1683, for he thus describes having sacked the great meeting-house called Poole, and the Baptist one, on the same day: "We burnt ten cart-loads of pulpit, doors, gates, and seats, upon the Market-Place. We staid till three in the morning, before all were burnt. We were very merry. The bells rung all night. The Church is now full; thank God for it. The fanaticks dare not open their mouths." On January 21, 1684, he reported that, since demolishing the public meeting-house, he had taken nine private conventicles, and made records thereof, and intended to do the like to the rest as soon as he could; so that he did not hear of any conventicles in that place. --State Paper Office, Sir L Jenkins, 13, 14.
W287: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pair of croppers' shears
ROBERT TOMPSON
R  R E T
OF TAVNTON R E T
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W288: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An open book
GEORGE TREAGLE OF
R  G F T
TAVNTON IN SOMMERSET G F T
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The name of George Treagle occurs as a bookseller on some publications of the Civil War period, e.g., "Man's Wrath and God's Praise; or, a Thanksgiving Sermon, Preached at Taunton, in the County of Somerset, the 11th of May (A Day to be had in everlasting remembrance), for the gratious deliverance of that poore Toune from the strait siege. By George Newton, Mr of Arts, and Minister of the Gospell in that place. London: printed by M. Wilson for Francis Eglesfield, at the Marigold in Paul's-churchyard, and are to be sold by George Treagle in Taunton. 1646." May 11 was for many years observed as a day of rejoicing at Taunton, and a sermon was preached "upon the day set apart for the Annuall Commemoration." Several of these are extant, bearing the name of George Treagle as the seller; also a sermon preached at Wiveliscombe. "London: printed by A. M. for George Treagle at Taunton." 1652.

The above George Treagle is the earliest known record of a bookseller carrying on business in Taunton.

W289: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
IOHN TVBB 1666
R  I E T
IN TAVNTON I E T
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W290: Somersetshire, Taunton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An angel
HENERY YOVNG AT THE
R  H Y
ANGEL IN TANTON MERC H Y
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