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17th Century Tokens : Angel_Alley-Bank_Side in Southwark

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

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Angel Alley and Street

Angel Street possibly derived its name from the Aungell beerhouse, "which, in 1585, belonged to Sir Robert Copley, and was let to Henry Leake, brewer, chief founder of the St Olave's Grammar School, and one of the refugees from Flanders before the persecution under Alva." --[R. and N., 41.]

It is difficult to identify the following tokens to the exact place of their issue. There was an Angel Street between the Old Barge House and St George's Fields; also Angel Court or Yard on the north side of Foul Lane; another Angel Court or Alley was in Montague Close, about where the Bridge House Hotel or London and Westminster Bank now is; and a fourth near the King's Bench Prison, still represented by a dingy little passage, called Angel Place, referred to by Dickens in his preface to "Little Dorrit." --[N.]

W111: Southwark, Angel Alley and Street (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Seven stars
IOHN ABETHELL
R  I A A
IN ANGELL STREET I A A
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W114: Southwark, Angel Alley and Street (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An angel
IOHN SMITH AT ANGEL
R  I S
ALY IN SOVTHWARKE I S
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W118: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (1657)
O  A cannon mounted
HENRY BAYLY AT THE
R  H S B
BANKE SIDE 1657 H S B
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W119: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A shuttle
DANIEL BARD
R  D M B
AT THE BANK SIDE D M B
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W120: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
WILLIAM BOORMAN
R  W E B
AT THE BANK SIDE W E B
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W123: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  St George and the Dragon
ALEX HILL AT THE
R  BANK SIDE
AT MASLIN STAIERS BANK SIDE
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W124: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  St George and the Dragon
IOHN LOVE ON THE
R  I M L
BANKSID SOVTHWARK I M L
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W126: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hedgehog
THOMAS MARTIN
R  T E M
ON THE BANKSIDE T E M
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W128: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A stag
AT THE EARL OF ESEX
R  R E P
ARMES AT BANCKSIDE R E P
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W130: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A unicorn
THOMAS SEABRO
R  T E S
ON YE BANK SIDE T E S
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W131: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (1658)
O  A unicorn
HANDREY STROVD ON
R  H E S
THE BANK SIDE 1658 H E S
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W132: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (1658)
O  A unicorn
HENEREY STROVD ON
R  H E S
THE BANK SIDE 1658 H E S
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The unicorn was included in one Henry Polstead's lands, which he purchased by exchange of Henry VIII., and came, no doubt, out of the forfeitures of the monks of Bermondsey, the Templars, and Knights of St John to him. In process of time the property came to Henslowe (of the Rose playhouse) and to Alleyn (of the Globe playhouse). In Alleyn's will the unicorn is among the property left to his wife, Constance. The unicorn is granted by King Charles in 1635 to Sydenham and others, who afterwards dispose of it. At a later period it was the Skin Market. --[R. and N., 242.]
W135: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A cooper's adze
GILES STVCHBERY AT YE
R  HIS FARTHINGE(??)
BANCK SIDE SOVTHWARK
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135 is originally given as a farthing variety of 134 (a halfpenny) reading SOVTHWARK in place of the date. Does this infer that the denomination is changed accordingly? Or should this be a halfpenny?
W136: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Waterman's Arms
HENRY STILTAT
R  H M S
THE BANCKSIDE 1666 H M S
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W137: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A heart with a star above it
WILL TOMMAS AT BAN
R  W A T
SIDE SOVTHWARK W A T
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W138: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The arms of the Vavasour family; a fess dancettée, a crescent for difference
GEORGE VAVASOVR
R  G F V
ON THE BANKE SIDE G F V
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W139: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A plough
WILLIAM WILLIAMS
R  W B W
OF THE BANCKSIDE W B W
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See Gravel Lane for two more
W140: Southwark, Bank Side (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Merchant-Tailors' Arms
R YOVNG IN SOVTHW
R  R E Y
ARK ON YE BANKSIDE R E Y
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