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17th Century Tokens : Croydon-Dorking in Surrey

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

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W37: Surrey, Croydon (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  St George and the Dragon
EDMOND ATWATER
R  E E A
IN CROYDEN E E A
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W38: Surrey, Croydon (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A thorn-bush (or Holy Thorn of Glastonbury)
EDWARD BVSH OF
R  E K B
CRAYDON IN SVRREY E K B
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W40: Surrey, Croydon (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
IOHN HEFFEILD
R  I M H
OF CROYDON I M H
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He is charged for six hearths, 15th Charles II.
W47: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  E B
ELIZABETH BOTHEL OF E B
R  E B
DARKING IN SVRREY E B
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Widow Bothell was assessed at the subsidy, 16th Charles I, at 8s.

In the Hearth-tax, 15th Charles II, 188-481, Widow Bothell's tenements pay 3s in the division of East Burr, near Dorking.

A William Bothel is mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls as having land worth 20s, assessed for 8s.

W48: Surrey, Dorking (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
EDWARD GOODWIN
R  E E G
OF DARKIN IN SVRRY E E G
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In the Subsidy Roll, 16th Charles I (1640), 186-481, Edward Goodwin, gent., pays £1 4s. and Edwin Goodwin, sen., gent., pays 8s.

The affix "gent." would appear to imply that the family was one of importance and position in the town.

W49: Surrey, Dorking (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  E L
EDMOND LISSNE E L
R  E L
IN DARKING E L
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W50: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  I P
IOHN PENFOLD OF I P
R  I P
DORKING IN SVRRY I P
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In the Feet of Fines, Surrey, Hilary, 20th and 30th Charles II (1677-8):

"John Penfold, plaintiff, and Augustine Belson, Esq., defendant, of one messuage, one stable, one garden, and one orchard, with appurtenances, in Dorking, the same being granted to the said John, who pays £60 sterling."

No. 187-479, 14th Charles II, in the schedule of persons exempted from payment of hearth-tax is the name of John Penfold, four hearths.

In the Hearth-tax, 15th Charles II, 188-481, John Penfold, East Burr, near Dorking, pays 4s, and in a later hearth-tax the same amount; also 25th and 26th Charles II a similar amount.

W51: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (1666)
O  W M P
WILLIAM PENFOLD W M P
R  W M P
IN DARKIN 1666 W M P
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187-479, 14th Charles II, in the schedule of persons exempted from payment of hearth-tax occurs the entry:

"William Penfold, two hearths."

In the Feet of Fines, Surrey, Michaelmas, 2nd James II:

"Adam Browne, bart., plaintiff, and William Penfold, and Mary his wife, were defendants of one messuage, one barn, one stable, one garden, and two orchards in Dorking, which were granted to the said Adam, who pays £100 sterling."

W52: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (1665)
O  W M P
WILLIAM PENFOLD W M P
R  W M P
IN DARKIN 1665 W M P
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W53: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (1663)
O  W M P
WILLIAM PENFOLD W M P
R  W M P
IN DARKIN 1663 W M P
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W54: Surrey, Dorking (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A sugar-loaf
THOMAS STEEDMAN OF
R  T E S
DORKINGE IN SVRRIE T E S
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The above unique token is in the cabinet of the Right Hon. G Cubitt, M.P.

No. 187-497 [sic 479?], 14th Charles II, in the schedule of persons exempted from payment of hearth-tax is the name of Thomas Stedman for five hearths.

In the Feet of Fines, Easter, 15th Charles II (1663), we read:

"Thomas Steedman, John Bratherton, and Frances his wife, and Chas. Woodman,gent., plaintiffs; John Webster, William Worsfold, sen. and jun., and Richard Payse and Eliz. his wife, of three messuages, three gardens, and one orchard, with appurtenances, in Dorking, Reigate, and Betchworth, granted to Thomas Steedman and others, who pay £60 sterling."

In the Hearth-tax, 15th of Charles II, he was assessed for 4s in two cases, and for a similar amount in 25th of Charles II.

W55: Surrey, Dorking (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A sugar-loaf
THOMAS STEEDMANCE
R  T E S
DORKING IN SVRRIE T E S
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This is probably an error of the die-sinker for No. 54.
W56: Surrey, Dorking (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  1667
IOHN WATKINS 1667
R  I A W
IN DARKING I A W
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