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17th Century Tokens : Maid_Lane-Margaret_Hill 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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Maid Lane

In Maid Lane and Globe Alley, a passage leading therefrom, originally stood the Globe Playhouse, immortalized by having been the place where (it is stated by Nicholas Rowe, writing in 1709) Shakespeare first trod the stage, although in no higher character than the Ghost in his own play of "Hamlet." Hard by was erected in 1672 a Presbyterian meeting-house, a good apacious wooden building, with three large galleries. Its first minister was Mr Thomas Wadsworth, the ejected Rector of St Lawrence Pountney, London. The congregation met in this building till 1752. Richard Baxter was minister here in 1676.
W299: Southwark, Maid Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
IOHN HARRISSON IN
R  I H H
MAID LANE IN SOVTHWARK I H H
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W300: Southwark, Maid Lane (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
WILL HVMPHREY IN
R  W A H
MAID LANE AT BANKSIDE W A H
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At the Bakers' Arms, Maid Lane, was a small congregation worshipping who were known as Separatists and Brownists. The house was then kept by one Owen, and the minister to the congregation was the celebrated Mr Caryl, at one time Rector of St Magnus. Caryl was ejected on Black Bartholomew's Day, August 24, 1662, and was invited by this Separatist congregation to be their pastor. He was the author of an enormous work, entitled "The Exposition on the Book of Job," an exhaustive and most valuable treatise on that portion of Holy Scripture.

Margaret Hill

St Margaret Hill derived its name from the parish church of St Margaret, which was surpressed in the year 1540.

Upon the side of the church there was a Town Hall, erected in 1686 at the charge of the City of London. It is now covered by the London and County Bank and by Town Hall chambers. --[R. and N., 204.]

W304: Southwark, Margaret Hill (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A black boy smoking
THE BLACK BOY AT MARG
R  H P H
HILL IN SOVTHWARKE H P H
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