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17th Century Tokens : Melford in Suffolk

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

See also other Counties issuing 17th Century Tokens

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W232: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (1652)
O  A B
ANDREW BYAT OF A B
R  A B
LONG MELFORD 1652 A B
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W233: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A B
ANDREW BYATE A B
R  A B
LONG MELFORD A B
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W234: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
ANDREW BIATE AT 1667
R  A B
LONG MELFORD A B
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Although three distinct tokens are here described, neither gives any device or embem of the issuer's calling or occupation, but he is called "Andrew Byat, Gent.," as possessor of freehold property in the adjoining parish of Hartest, by the will of Thomas Wright, of Hartest, dated 1646, and published in "Bury Wills and Inventories" by the Camden Society.
W235: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
WILLIAM CLARKE IN
R  W A C
LONG MELFORD W A C
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W236: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
WILLIAM CLARKE IN
R  W A C
LONG MILLFORD W A C
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W237: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hart lodged
IAMES GILSON AT THE
R  I R G
IN LONG MELFORD I R G
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The White Hart Inn still exists here.

One of the badges borne by King Richard II was the white hard lodged under a tree proper, gorged with a crown, and chained, or.

W238: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A hand holding a dog
TOBIAS GROOME
R  T G
IN LONG MILFORD T G
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W239: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS HVBBART OF
R  T M H
LONG MILFORD 1655 T M H
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W240: Suffolk, Melford, or Long Melford (Farthing): (1657)
O  I M K
IOHN KNOPP OF I M K
R  1657
LONG MELFORD 1657
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