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17th Century Tokens : Lakenheath-Lavenham 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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W203: Suffolk, Lakenheath (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I M P and a flower
IAMES PARLETT I M P
R  I M P and a flower
OF LAKEN HEATH I M P
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This large parish has considerably increased in importance since the issue of this token.
W205: Suffolk, Landguard Fort (Farthing): (1667)
O  A lion rampant
LANDGVARD
R  A cross patée
POYNT FORTE 1667
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W207: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1662)
O  R M C
RICHARD CAGE IN R M C
R  1662
LAVENHAM SVFOLK 1662
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The family name of Cage is found at an early date in Lavenham. The will of Thomas Spring "Clothmaker of Lauenh'm," has "I geve and bequeth to Petir Cawge myn apprentice x half bayls of woole." The will of Christian Spring, 1605, is witnessed by a William Cage.
W208: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  [Unknown]
SOLOMAN CLARKE IN
R  [Unknown]
LAVINHAM
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This description is obtained from the MSS. of the late Mr W S Fitch, of Ipswich.
W209: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
NICHOLAS DANSIE
R  N D
IN LAVINHAM N D
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W210: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1667)
O  A man making candles
NICHOLAS DANSIE
R  N S D
IN LAVENHAM 1667 N S D
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One field of three acres and thirteen perches, in the parish of Brent Eleigh, but still part of the old town lands of Lavenham, is still called Dansie's Piece. Thomas Dansie was schoolmaster here in 1795.
W211: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1667)
O  A swan
IOHN GIRLING
R  I B G
IN LAVENHAM 1667 I B G
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The Swan Inn was here in 1865. Mrs Gurling, aged eighty-two, was an inmate of the almshouses in Lavenham in 1827.
W212: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1657)
O  1657
BENIAMIN MILLS OF 1657
R  B A M
LAVINHAM 1657 B A M
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The will of Robert Ryece, a great preserver of Suffolk antiquities, is dated 1637. By it he gives to William Mills, of Lanham, in the county of Suffolk, painter and glazier, 40s, with some boxes of painting colours for to keep, renew, and amend the tables, writings, and inscriptions as they are fixed in the parish church of Preston in Suffolk.

A Mr William Mills resided in the High Street in 1826.

W214: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
ROBERT SAVL
R  R G S
OF LAVENHAM R G S
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The Red Lion Inn was in the market-place in 1645, and is still there. The accession of King James VI of Scotland to the English throne in 1603 introduced the Red Lion as a sign of frequent occurrence.
W215: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WHITINGE
R  I E W
OF LAVENHAM I E W
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W216: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WHITINGE
R  I E W
OF LAVENHAM I E W
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Different die variety than 216.
W217: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1661)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WHITINGE
R  I E W
IN LAVENHAM 1661 I E W
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Part of the town lands of Lavenham are in the parish of Brent Eleigh. "John Whiting, in 1683," is recorded as paying "13s 4d for eight years' lord's rent due for the town lands lying in Brent Eleigh."
W218: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WHITINGE
R  I E W
IN LAVENHAM 1666 I E W
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W219: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WILMOT OF
R  I E W
LAVENHAM IN SVFOLKE I E W
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W220: Suffolk, Lavenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN WILLMOT
R  I W
OF LAVENHAM IN SVFF I W
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One Robert Willmotts was occupier of a croft of land in Lavenham in 1645.

The names of Clarke, Gurling, Mills, and Whiting are still to be found amongst the tradesmen of Lavenham.

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