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17th Century Tokens : Foul_Lane-Glean_Alley 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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Foul Lane

In Foul Lane stood the Green Dragon, in 1309 the residence of the Cobhams, and referred to in 1369 in the will of Joan Lady Cobham as her hostel, and still known in 1652 as Cobham Inn. In 1700 it was the centre of the penny post in Southwark. It was one of the six Metropolitan offices. "One penny is to be paid at the receiving-houses, and the messenger may take for his own pains and care one penny for each letter for delivery, but no more." --[R. and N., 297.]

The lane derived its name in all probability from Bartholomew Fowle, who was Prior of the house of Canons of St Augustine at St Mary Overie at the time of the dissolution.

W228: Southwark, Foul Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
ANDREW WATERS IN
R  A E W
FOVLE LANE SOVTHWARK A E W
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W230: Southwark, Freeman's Lane (Farthing): (1667)
O  Three figures
IOHN STOCK 1667
R  HIS HALFE PENY I S
IN FREEMANS LANE HIS HALFE PENY I S
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[Listed as a farthing by Williamson and included only for that reason, although the legend clearly denotes it as a halfpenny]
W231: Southwark, Freeman's Lane (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Arms of the Fellmongers' Company
IOHN STOCK 1667
R  I S
IN FREEMANS LANE I S
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W232: Southwark, Glean Alley (Tooley Street) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The King's head crowned
WILLIAM ALLEN IN
R  W M A
GLEEN ALLEY SOVTHWAR W M A
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W233: Southwark, Glean Alley (Tooley Street) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A stick of candles
IOSEPH CAVNT NER GLEEN
R  I R C
ALY IN TVLIS STREETE I R C
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W235: Southwark, Glean Alley (Tooley Street) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  HEN MVMFORD
IN GLEANE ALLEY HEN MVMFORD
R  H E M
IN TOOLY STREET H E M
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