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17th Century Tokens : Ipswich-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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W158: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1670)
O  Legend in four lines across the field
AN / IPSWICH / FARTHING / 1670
R  Arms of Ipswich; per pale, on the dexter side, a lion rampant; on the sinister, three hulls of ships
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W159: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1670)
O  Legend in four lines across the field
AN / IPSWICH / FARTHING / 1670
R  Arms of Ipswich; per pale, on the dexter side, a lion rampant; on the sinister, three hulls of ships
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Slightly different reverse variety to 158 and evidently from another die.
W160: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1657)
O  Three cloves; the Grocers' Arms
IOHN ALLEN
R  I A 1657
OF IPSWICH 57 I A 1657
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The family of Allen occupied some position in Ipswich. John Allen was Portman, and in the year 1570 gave £60, the yearly profits of which were to be distributed annually in clothing to the poorest and most needy inhabitants of Ipswich. The Market Cross on Cornhill, originally the gift of Edmund Daundy in 1510, was rebuilt in 1628; and Thomas Allen, in 1628-9, received various sums of money for the framing of the said cross, the timber for which was taken from Ulverstone.
W161: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
ANTHONY APPLEWHIT
R  A A
IN IPSWICH 1664 A A
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Anthony Applewhite was one of the twenty-four Chief Constables of Ipswich named in the charter of Charles II (17 Ch. II., 1665) confirming previous charters to the town.
W162: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Apothecaries' Arms
RICHARD BEAVMOND IN
R  R B
IPSWICH APOTHECARY R B
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The name of Beaumond occurs as feoffee in 1747.
W163: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN BORRET
R  I A B
IN IPSWICH 1655 I A B
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W164: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Prince of Wales's feathers and coronet
IOHN BRENN
R  I M B
IN IPSWICH 1659 I M B
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A John Brenn was elected Alderman of the Corpus Christi Guild in Ipswich in 1555, and was fined £3 6s 8d for refusing the office, when Geoffrey Cautche was elected in his place.

The sign of the Three Feathers was in existence as early as 1620, and was retained till about 1730.

W165: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN BVRROVGH
R  I B
IN IPSWICH I B
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Mr John Burrough, of London, in 1613, by will, gave £100 to the Bailiffs of Ipswich to purchase lands or tenements to bring in the yearly value of £5, which was to be distributed on Good Friday, after morning service, to forty poor men and women of Ipswich, by the Bailiffs and burgesses, or by the churchwardens, in the parish church of St Lawrence. The property of this charity has now increased so much in value that 300 persons annually receive 3s 6d each from it. His son, John Burrough was one of the twenty-four Chief Constables named by the charter of Charles II in 1665. He was Portman in 1676 and 1690, and in the latter year he presented various books to the public library. In the charter of Charles II of July, 1685, he is called gentleman, and appointed Bailiff, and to which office he was again chosen in 1688. The inscription on his gravestone in St Lawrence's Church states that he died July 26, 1695, aged sixty-eight.

John Burrough, of St Stephen's parish, also gave £100 to be laid out in an estate, but the parish neglected to claim it within the time appointed (one year after his death), and it was lost.

W166: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS BVRROVGH
R  T A B
IN IPSWICH GROCER T A B
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Thomas Burrough was Bailiff in 1663 and 1664. He gave, in 1664, £100 in trust to the Bailiffs, to be lent in sums of £10 each to grocers, of full age and apprenticeship, freemen of Ipswich, if they were orderly, sober, and good husbands, for ten years, without interest, if so many of the grocers should require it; if not, to other tradesmen. In the charter of Charles II in 1665 he is described as Portman and gentleman.

The following note appears in the town books:

January 20, 1652. "At this Assembly it is ordered that Thomas Burroughs and Thomas Gladwin bond ffor the paiemt. of ffortie Pounds the ffyve and twentieth day of Julie next shalbe taken to Mr. Benjamyn Butter in pt. of Wm. Gladwins yeers Rent due att Michaellmis last past," etc.

W167: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS BVRROVGH
R  I B
IN IPSWICH I B
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This token has the obverse of No. 166, and the reverse of No. 165; no doubt, from this circumstance, John and Thomas Burrough were brothers.
W168: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1648)
O  A bunch of grapes within a hoop
AT THE IPSWICH
R  R A C
TAVERN 1648 R A C
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W169: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1668)
O  A slaughterman's axe
WILL CANNE BVCHER
R  W M C
IN IPSWICH 1668 W M C
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W170: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOSEPH COLMAN
R  I D C
OF IPSWICH 1664 I D C
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The Colmans were of St LAwrence's parish. Joseph Colman was a Head-Borough and one of the Chief Constables named in the charter of 36 Charles II (1685). Francis Colman was Bailiff of Ipswich several times from 1709 to 1731. In 1717, when Bailiff, a reservoir was made and pipes laid down for supplying the town with water under his management. He was a benefactor in 1729, for bread and clothing from land in St Helen's parish, to the amount of £8 2s annually to the poor of St Lawrence's parish. There are monuments to him and his wife, Elizabeth, in St Lawrence's Church.
W171: Suffolk, Ipswich (Uncertain): (1656)
O  A pump
NICHOLAS COOKE
R  N I C
OF IPSWICH 1656 N I C
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W173: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1666)
O  The King's head crowned
LEBBEVS DIMBLEBY
R  L A D
IN IPSWICH 1666 L A D
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About the year 1530 the King's Head was the principal inn, and stood on town grounds belonging to the Corporation, and was therefore adjudged to pay one shilling annually as rent.
W177: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1656)
O  A ship
CHARLS FAREWEATHER
R  C F
IN IPSWICH 1656 C F
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The Ship was assessed early in the seventeenth century, and was standing till about 1730.
W178: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Grocers' Arms
GEORGE GIRLINGE
R  G M G
IN IPSWICH 1666 G M G
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W179: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A greyhound running
STEPHEN GREENE AT YE
R  S G and a merchant's mark
GRAYHOVND IPSWICH S G
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The Greyhound Inn stood in St Margaret's parish.

The ancestors of the Greens of Ipswich resided for a long period at Wilby, and some of the family were distinguished for their literary acquirements in later years.

The greyhound, derived from the bouse of Beaufort, was the sinister supporter of the arms of King Henry VII.

W180: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IAMES HARWELL
R  I M H
IN IPSWICH 1659 I M H
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W183: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pot of lillies
ABIGAIL HVLLEN
R  A H
OF IPSWICH A H
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