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17th Century Tokens : Ipswich-02 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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W184: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A cannon mounted on wheels
IOHN MORRIS
R  I M M
IN IPSWICH I M M
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W185: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1651)
O  Three doves; the Tallowchandlers's Arms
IOHN MVRDOCKE
R  S A S
IPSWICH GROCER 1651 S A S
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The initials do not agree with the issuer's name. Murdocke may have married the widow of Samuel Stannard, and thus became possessed of his dies, using the reverse for his own token. See Murdocke's token, of Aldborough, No. 2.
W186: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1657)
O  A pair of scales
EDWARD PAYNE
R  E P
IN IPSWICH 1657 E P
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W187: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1657)
O  A pair of scales
EDWARD PAYNE
R  E P
OF IPSWICH 1657 E P
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W188: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
ROBERT REDNALL
R  R R
IN IPSWICH 1663 R R
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Robert Rednall was, by Charles's charter, 1685, appointed one of the new Chief Constables. He was also Head-Borough and Coroner. John Rednall, in 1690, gave by will to the churchwardens of St Mary Tower, in Ipswich, four tenements in that parish, for the use and benefit of the poor.
W189: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM SAYER 1664
R  W S
GROCER IN IPSWICH W S
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W190: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1656)
O  A roll of tobacco
WILLIAM SPALDINGE
R  W T S
OF IPSWICH 1656 W T S
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W191: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1659)
O  Seven stars
IOHN SPARROW 1659
R  I S
DRAPER IN IPSWICH I S
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The Sparrows were of a family of some consideration; they served various offices in the town: John Sparrow was Member of Parliament in 1541; John Sparrow, probably the token-issuer, is described as a gentleman, in 1665, and John Sparrow was Bailiff in 1722. Many monuments to various members of the family still exist in the Church of St Lawrence, in which parish they resided. One of the family built a great house in Thurlston, called the Sparrow's Nest, where the name ist still to be found.
W192: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1654)
O  Three birds
ROBERT SPARROW
R  R S
IN IPSWICH 1654 R S
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Robert Sparrowe was of the same family as the last mentioned. Robert Sparrowe, Portman, who died in 1594, has a memorial in the church of St Mary Tower. Robert Sparrow, "a man of great note," who lived in Ipswich in the time of Charles II, lent, in conjunction with his son-in-law, Robert Clarke, to the Corporation, whose finances were then very low, the sum of £300. Robert Sparrow was Bailiff in 1659, 1666, and 1671, and is described as gentleman and Bailiff in the charter of Charles II, 1665; he gave £5 to the public library in Ipswich in 1640. Robert Sparrow held estate in OFfton in the time of Charles II, and some of the family are still there.

In the town books we read:

"April 28, 1653. At this Court Mr. Robt. Sparrowe who was fformerlie chosen into the office of one of the Comon Councell of this Towne by Mr. Henry Whitinge made request to be discharged of the sd Office for A fyne; and the same being moved to the Court, it was ordered that he should not be admitted to a fyne."

The birds on the token are probably intended for sparrows, being a play on the name. The arms of the Sparrows of Ipswich are: Argent, three roses purple, seeded or. barbed vert; a chief of the second.

W193: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1651)
O  The Grocers' Arms
SAMVEL STANNARD OF
R  S A S
IPSWICH GROCER 1651 S A S
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The Stannard family occur early in connection with the town. Henry Stannard was a Bailiff in 1522, and a Justice in 1528.
W194: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IAMES STORY IN
R  I S conjoined
IPSWICH GROCER I S
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John Story, the Keeper of the Gaol in Ipswich in 1655, is mentioned as inhumane, and cruelly using some Quakers who were fined and imprisoned here.
W195: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1656)
O  An angel holding a scroll
AT THE ANGELL
R  W T
IN IPSWICH 1656 W T
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W196: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1656)
O  E T
ELIZABETH THOMSON
R  1656
IN IPSWICH 1656
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W197: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Apothecaries' Arms
ROBERT TANNER
R  R T conjoined
OF IPSWICH 1655 R T
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W198: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A ship
WILLIAM WILKINSON
R  W M W
IN IPSWICH W M W
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The Angel Inn on the Quay in the parish of St Mary was the inn in pre-Reformation days, and was frequented by the parishoners of St Clement's, especially in their perambulations at Rogation-tide. Permission was granted to place the "Angel Post" upon town soil upon payment of 1s annually (White's "Inns and Taverns"). The tavern existed in 1766.
W199: Suffolk, Ipswich (Farthing): (1663)
O  W WYE (WW conjoined)
IN IPSWICH W WYE
R  1663
APOTHECARY 1663
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