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17th Century Tokens : Laxfield-Lowestoft 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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W221: Suffolk, Laxfield (Farthing): (1665)
O  Arms; a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys
IOSEPH RAY OF
R  I R conjoined
LAXFEILD 1665 I R
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W221A: Suffolk, Laxfield (Farthing): (1668)
O  Arms; a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys
IOSEPH RAY OF
R  I R conjoined
LAXFEILD 1668 I R
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W223: Suffolk, Laxfield (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Drapers' Arms
ROBERT TOVILL
R  R S T
OF LAXFILD R S T
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W224: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms; a rose and crown
VILLA LOWISTOFF SVFFOLK
R  Legend in three lines across the field
A / LOWESTOF / FARTHING
Suffolk-0224_0 Farthing,  Farthing in  of
A large coin. This and 225 were engraved in the Gentleman's Magazine, November, 1789, Pl. III.
W225: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (1669)
O  Arms; a rose and crown
VILLA LOWISTOFF SVFFOLK
R  Legend in seven lines across the field
IOS / SMITHSON / ROB / BARKER / CHVRCH / WARD / 1669
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A large coin. The fish houses occupied by Mr Joseph Smithson were entirely consumed by a fire in November, 1717.Joseph Smithson subscribed, in 1698, to the rebuilding of Lowestoft Chapel, which was a place for worship, much nearer the town than the parish church, and had been preciously used before the Reformation, and licensed for church service by the Bishop of Norwich, in 1570.

Sir Edward Barker, of Lowestoft, with others, in 1643, were taken prisoners by Cromwell, and carried to Somerleyton.

The Barker family arms were barry of ten, or an sable, over all a bend, gules.

In 1670 Robert Barker was owner of boats employed in the herring fishery at Lowestoft, and the family of Barker continued so for many years after.

The name of Robert Barker occurs in the list of contributors, in 1750, towards the rebuilding of Kirkley Church, about a mile and a half from Lowestoft, for the sum of half a crown.

W226: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Bakers' Arms
ROBERT BETTS OF
R  R G B
LOWESTVFE 1655 R G B
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W227: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
THOMAS BOTSON IN
R  T A B
LOESTAFE SVFFOLK T A B
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Some of the Botsons were also fishing adventurers and fishermen. Robert and Thomas Botson were engaged in a petition, in 1670, to the Parliament for enforcing the old statutes relative to the consumption of fish in England.
W228: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS HARVY OF
R  T H
LAISTOFT GROCER T H
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On March 10, 1644-5, a great fire took place at Lowestoft, when upwards of £10,000 of property was destroyed. Amongst the sufferers was Thomas Harvey, to the extent of £531.
W229: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Brewers' Arms
THOMAS PASEY 1659
R  T M P
IN LOESTAFE T M P
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Thomas Pacey was a widower when he married Mary Arnold, widow, in 1655, first by a justice, and then by a minister, agreeably to the Act passed in 1653, empowering those in the commission of the peace to perform the office of matrimony.

Samuel Pacy, a merchant, was prosecuter against Rose Cullender, and Ann Duny, both of Leystoff, as bewitching his children, Elizabeth and Deborah, in October 1663, for which they were tried on March 13, 1664, found guilty and hanged.

W230: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (1656)
O  Seven stars
IOHN SMITH OF
R  I S
LOWESTVFE 1656 I S
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W231: Suffolk, Lowestoft (Farthing): (1651)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM VNDERWOOD
R  W E V
IN LOWESTOFT 1651 W E V
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William Underwood was also a sufferer from the fire above mentioned in 1644-5, in goods of value of £80.

Some of the Underwoods resided, as early as the year 1437, at Lowestoft, and afterwards at Norwich.

The families of Underwood bore for arms gules, on a fesse ermine, between three annulets or, a lion passant azure.

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