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17th Century Tokens : Newmarket-Rickinghall 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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W266: Suffolk, Newmarket (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM BRYANT
R  W M B
OF NEWMARKET 1659 W M B
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The Bryant family is still found at Newmarket. Mural monuments in marble exist in the church of New Market St Mary, in Suffolk, to various members of the Bryant family.
W267: Suffolk, Newmarket (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Apothecaries' Arms
FRANCIS GREENE
R  F G
IN NEWMARKET 1664 F G
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W270: Suffolk, Newmarket (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three tuns
AT THE 3 TVNS
R  I H
IN NEWMARKET I H
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The Three Tuns Inn still exists in the market-place in Newmarket, Suffolk.
W276: Suffolk, Newmarket (Uncertain): (1663)
O  Three tuns
THOMAS PECKE IN
R  T A P
NEWMARKET 1663 T A P
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W277: Suffolk, Newmarket (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A ship
THOMAS PRATT
R  T E P
IN NEW MARKETT T E P
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One Walter Pratt left a charity, out of the Manor Farm, to be distributed to the poor of St Mary's parish in Newmarket, in Suffolk.
W279: Suffolk, Newmarket (Farthing): (1657)
O  A stick of candles 1657
WILL WAITE IN
R  W W
NEW MARKETT W W
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W280: Suffolk, Orford (Uncertain): (1659)
O  A pair of scales
MARY THVRSTON
R  M T
OF ORFORD 1659 M T
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W281: Suffolk, Rickinghall (Farthing): (1665)
O  A merchant's mark
SAMVELL FITCH 1665
R  S F
IN RICKINGHALL S F
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From an earlier work, entitled "Theater of Honour and Knight-hood," folio, 1623, we learn that "merchants were not permitted to have shields, but might beare the first letters of their names and surnames enterlaced with a crosse; to have notes or markes of the profession or trades which they used, as--a shearman, his cloth sheares; a tailor, his sheares; a mason, his compass, or square, or his trowell; a cutler, a knife, and so on."

These merchants' marks often consist of a cross with a down stroke to form a smaller cross of the limb on the dexter side, and another line from the top to the limb on the sinister side, which gives the appearance of the Arabic numeral four turned backwards; they generally have below this the Christian and surname in monogram, interlaced by some geometrical figure.

W282: Suffolk, Rickinghall (Farthing): (1667)
O  Two swords crossed
ROBERT SPENCER
R  R S
OF RICKINGALE 1667 R S
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