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17th Century Tokens : Bury_St_Edmunds-01 in Suffolk

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

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W37: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
GEORGE ADKISSON
R  G A
IN ST EDMVNDS BVRY G A
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In 1655 George Adkisson was one of the burgesses of the Common Council; in 1657 he resided in the High Ward, and, with a Mr Thomas Macro, was charged with the care of the ward.
W38: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
AMBROSE ALEXANDER
R  A M A
IN ST EDMONDS BVREY A M A
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The Alexanders were bakers in the borough. One William Alexander, in 1663, claimed of the feoffees one pound sixteen shillings and threepence for bread supplied to the prisoners in the gaol. Ambrose Alexander was churchwarden of St Mary's parish in 1719.
W40: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1657)
O  Arms; a chevron between three garlands
IOHN BAYTHORNE OF
R  I B B, mintmark, a mullet of five points
ST EDMVNDS BVRY 1657 I B B
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W41: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1657)
O  Arms; a chevron between three garlands
IOHN BAYTHORNE OF
R  I B B, mintmark, a pomegranate
ST EDMVNDS BVRY 1657 I B B
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In the registers of St Mary's parish is recorded the burial of John Baythorne, senior, on December 30, 1685.
W42: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1657)
O  Arms; a chevron between three garlands
IOHN BAYTHORNE OF
R  I B B, mintmark, a diamond
ST EDMVNDS BVRY 1657 I B B
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W44: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A waggon without horses
THOMAS BVLL IN
R  T B
ST EDMONDS BVREY T B
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Thomas Bull, in 1663, was one of the common burgesses; in 1673 he was Alderman or Chief Magistrate and also church warden of St James's parish; in 1680 he was a chief burgess. The ill of "Thomas Bull, Gent.," proved February, 1686-7, is preserved in the Registry of Wills at Bury.
W46: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
IOHN CHESSON IN 1666
R  I C
ST EDMONDS BVREY I C
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W50: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A mortar and pestle
MARIE CRESSENER IN
R  M C
ST EDMONDS BVREY M C
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W53: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN FARECLOTH
R  I F
OF BERREY 1667 I F
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W54: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROB FIDEMAN OF BVRY
R  R F
THE COVNTY OF SVFOLK R F
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This is an uncommon reading in the Bury series of tokens. The last burgess of this name died in 1830.
W56: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
FRANCIS GODFREY
R  F E G
IN ST EDMONDS BVRY F E G
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The Godfreys were a family of some note in Bury. Richard Godfrey was a common burgess in 1630, and Thomas Godfrey also, in the same year. Francis Godfrey appears as a witness to a will in 1648.

The last survivors of this name lived in a fine old house at a corner of Crown Street, which in the year 1539 was the residence of John Reeve, last Abbot of St Edmund's Bury. The house was taken down in 1856.

W57: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
IAMES GRANDY 1664
R  I G
IN ST EDMONDS BVRY I G
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James Grandy was one of the burgesses of the Common Council in 1652; and in the register of St Mary's Church it is recorded that "Mr James Grandy, mercer, widdower, and Mrs Mary Russell, of St Matthew's, Ipswich, daughter of Mr Robt. Russell, were published at Market Cross three market days, and married Jan 3, 1655-6, in the presence of Justice Dunken, of Ixworth." He died in 1684, excommunicated, and his will was proved in December of the same year.
W58: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1666)
O  A pike-fish
THOMAS GRIFFIN IN ST
R  T G
EDMVNDS BVRY 1666 T G
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W59: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
NICHOLAS GYRLING
R  N R G
IN ST EDMVNDS BVREY N R G
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W60: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
NICHOLAS GILLING
R  N R G
IN ST EDMVNDS BVREY N R G
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W61: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Clothworkers' Arms
HEN HAMOND CLOTHIER
R  H E H
OF ST EDMONDS BVRY H E H
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The Hammonds were early settled as clothiers and tailors in Bury. One John Hammond was possessed in 1519 of gardens in Cryspen Lane. Henrie Hamonde, clothier, gave, November 2, 1595, to the library in St James's Church, a book entitled "Bernardi Opera." Thomas Hammond was churchwarden in 1673.
W62: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Bacchus seated on a barrel
HENRY HEADACH VINTR
R  H M H
AT ST EDMONDS BVRY H M H
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W63: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Bacchus seated on a barrel, a man's head in the field
HENRY HEADACH VINTR
R  H M H
AT ST EDMONDS BVRY H M H
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W65: Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Bakers' Arms
EDMVND HEASEL
R  E H
IN BVRY 1664 E H
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