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17th Century Tokens : Sudbury 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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W326: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM ABBOT
R  W A
OF SVDBVRY 1667 W A
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Charles Abbott is mentioned as a trustee in 1600 for the faithful distribution of charities left to poor people of Sudbury by Martin Cole, draper there.

The Aboott family have been connected with the county of Suffolk for many centuries. As early as the year 1260, some of them were living at Lawshall in Suffolk. William Abbott had arms registered in the Heralds' College in 1664. Charles Abbott was Mayor of Sudbury. William Abbott was buried in 1667. Archbishop Abbott, who was born at Guildford, in Surrey, was of this family.

Arms, gules, a chevron between three pears, slipped, or.

These arms can be seen on the doors of the Hospital of the Blessed Trinity, founded by the Archbishop, in the town of Guildford.

W327: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  Arms of the Chaplyn family
ROBERT CHAPLYN
R  R C
IN SVDBVRY 1667 R C
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The descendants of the Chaplyn family have memorials to their memories at All Saints' Church, Sudbury, dated 1730 and 1751.

Arms of the Chaplyn family, ermine, on a chief indented three griffins' heads erased. Crest, a griffin's head erased.

W328: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  D C
DANIELL COOKE D C
R  D C
IN SVDBVRY D C
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John Cooke was Mayor here in 1650 and in 1655.
W329: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
FRANCIS DYER 1667
R  F I D
IN SVDBVRY F I D
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W330: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  I S E
IOHN EDWARDS I S E
R  1657
OF SVDBVRY 1657
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The name of Edwards occurs on monuments as late as the year 1814.
W331: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1655)
O  The Mercers' Arms
WILLIAM ELLERY
R  W S E
IN SVDBERY 1655 W S E
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W332: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  1657
WILLIAM FRENCH YE 1657
R  W I F
ELDER IN SVDBVRY 57 W I F
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William French is named one of the Chief Burgesses of the Borough in the charter of Charles II to the town.
W333: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  I H
IOHN HAYWARD I H
R  1657
OF SVDBVRY 1657
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W333*: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  I H
IONATHN HAYWARD I H
R  1657
OF SVDBVRY 1657
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W334: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1669)
O  A rose crowned
EDWARD INGRAM
R  E I
IN SVDBVRY 1669 E I
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The Rose and Crown Inn existed in St Peter's parish in Sudbury in 1564, and is now a principal inn.

The Tudor rose, half red, half white, surmounted by the crown, became the royal badge at the union of the houses of York and Lancaster by the marriage of Henry VII with Elizabeth of York.

W335: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  I A
IOHN IONES I A
R  1657
OF SVDBVRY 1657
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The two letters as here given do not agree with the initals of the issuer, but are plainly as described on the token.

John Jones is also one of the twenty-four "faithful subjects" to govern the town by King Charles's charter of 1664.

In 1862 a John Jomes stated he had been an inhabitant upwards of sixty years.

W336: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  A half-moon
RICHARD PAINE AT YE
R  1667
IN SVDBERY 1667
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W337: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  A mullet of five points
IOHN PARISH IN
R  A mullet of five points
SVDBVRY 1667
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W338: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1654)
O  The Drapers' Arms
IOHN RAY OF
R  I R
SVDBERY 1654 I R
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W339: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A woolpack
MARKE SALLTER IN
R  M S
SVDBVRY IN SVFFOLK M S
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Mark Salter is one of "our faithful subjects whom we do confirm to be one of the present Chief Burgesses for the borough of Sudbury." --Charter of the 16th Charles II.
W340: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
WILLIAM SHERMAN
R  W S
IN SVDBURY 1663 W S
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William Sherman was one of the "twenty-four" burgesses for the government of the town appointed by King Charles's charter. See Nos. 332 and 335.
W341: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms; three crossbows, two and one.
RICH SKINNER
R  R S conjoined
IN SVDBVRY R S
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Richard Skynner in 1616 gave the matrix of the Corporation seal.
W342: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1664)
O  1664
RICHARD WAITT 1664
R  R H W
IN SVDBVRY R H W
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W343: Suffolk, Sudbury (Farthing): (1651)
O  R W
RICHARD WEST OF R W
R  R W
SVDBVRY 1651 R W
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The West family were seated formerly at Great Cornard, in this county. Thomas West, who died in 1508, gave a portion of waste land, called Armsey, situate in the parish of Bulmer, in Essex, to the free burgesses and Corporation of Sudbury, for charitable uses.

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