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17th Century Tokens : Kingston-on-Thames 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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W140: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Farthing): (1654)
O  Three salmon hauriant in a triangle
EDWARD BVLDWIN
R  E M B
IN KINGSTON 1654 E M B
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W141: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three shuttles
IOHN FEILLDER IN
R  I A F
KINGSTON VPON THAMES I A F
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This issuer appears to have been either a son or a brother of the testator. It is impossible to determine which, as his token does not bear any date.

In the Feet of Fines, Hilary, 20th and 21st Charles II, 1667-68, we read:

"John Feilder, plaintiff, and Rich. Bennett and Maria, his wife defendants, of four acres of land and six acres of pasture, with appurtenances, in Kingston-on-Thames, the said Rich. and Maria granting the same to the said John, who pays £60."

And again, Michaelmas, 14th Charles II, 1662:

"John Feilder, plaintiff, and Sackford Conson, Esq., defendant, of one messuage, one garden, and one orchard, and purtenances, in Kingston-on-Thames, granted to the said John, who pays £60 sterling."

In the Hearth-tax of 15th Charles II, 188-481, there is an entry of John Feilder, of Kingston, for four hearths.

W145: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
STEPHEN FELDER IN
R  S S F
KINGSTON CHANDLER S S F
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At the Will Office (book Pye, folio 6) is the will of Stephen Feilder, of Kingston-on-Thames, mercer:

"He bequeaths to Sarah, his wife, in recompense of her faithful love and careful industry, all his messuages, houses, and lands, with their appurtenances, in Kingston; his messuage, tenement, or inn, called or knowne by the name or sign(?) of the Crane, and its appurtenances, and four tenements thereunto adjoining (now in the several tenures of Robert Ballard, Samuel Hobbes, George Walter, James Gould, and William Carpenter), to Stephen, his eldest son, and his heirs for ever, on condition that he pays to Thomas and Samuel Fielder (his sons) and Sarah (his daughter) £10 each yearly for the term of their natural lives. Other messuages in Kingston he leaves to John Feilder, fourth son, and to James Feilder, second son; all his personal estate to Sarah, his wife, whom he appoints sole executrix. Trustees, his brother, John Feilder, brother-in-law, James Knowles, and faithful friends, James Hargrave, gent., and Francis Holden. Dated Dec., 1672. Proved Jan. 28, 1673."

In the Feet of Fines, Easter, Surrey, 16th Charles II, 1664, is the entry:

"Stephen Feilder, plaintiff, and Edward Blackfan, defendant, of one messuage, one yard, one garden, with appurtenances, in Kingston-on-Thames, granted to the said Stephen, who pays £60 sterling."

In the Hearth-tax, 15th Charles II, 188-481, is the entry:

"Stephen Felder, of Kingston, for three hearths."

W146: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (1666)
O  Legend in script form
IOHN HOLLIS 1666
R  Butchers' Arms
KINGSTON ON THAMES
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In the Feet of Fines, Surrey, Michaelmas, 23rd Charles II (1671) we read:

"Jeremiah Hollis and Anna his wife, plaintiffs, and John Hollis, sen., and Margaret his wife, defendants, of one messuage, three cottages, three barns, and three gardens, with appurtenances, in Kingston-on-Thames, the same being granted to the said Jeremiah and Anne, who pay £60 sterling."

And again, Michaelmas, 28th Charles II, (1676):

"James Smallpeice, sen., plaintiff, and John Hollis and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, of one barn and three gardens with appurtenances in Kingston, the same John and Elizabeth granting the same to the said James, who pays £40 sterling."

In the Hearth-tax of 15th Charles II, 188-481, is the entry of Mr John Holles, eight hearths. The prefix "Mr." shows the issuer to be a man of importance.

In the Feet of Fines, Easter, 1st William and Mary, is the entry:

"Robert Bandford, plaintiff, and John Hollis and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, of one messuage, one cottage, one barn, one stable, and one garden in Kingston, for which the said Robert paid £60 sterling."

There is also note of a suit between John Hollis and William Elsey, gent., concerning certain tithes in Kingston, entered in the Exchequer decrees, 20th of Charles II.

The issuer appears to have been a Quaker, as in a distress issued at Kingston in 1670 he, with three others, appears as attending meeting, and goods were taken from the four of them amounting to £17. He was also imprisoned in 1681 in the Marshalsea for non-payment of tithes.

The following entries also relate to him, Feet of Fines, Surrey, Michaelmas, 14th Charles II, 1662:

"Tobias Yates, plaintiff, and John Hollis and Margaret his wife, defendants, of one messuage, one yard, with appurtenance, in Kingston-on-Thames, the said John and Margaret granting the same to the said Tobias for 50 years, who pays £60 sterling."

Exchequer Bills, Surrey, Charles II, No. 324:

"Giles Bevell, Gent., versus John Williams, John Hollis, and others, concerning the tithes within the vicarage of Kingston-on-Thames."

Is assessed at 4 hearths in Charles II's time.

W147: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (1666)
O  1666 (in three tiers) Legend in script form
STEPEHEN HVBBARD 1666
R  The Cordwainers' Arms
IN KINGSTON ON THAMES
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In the Feet of Fines, Surrey, Michaelmas, 16th Charles II (1664), is the entry:

"Stephen Hubard and Elizabeth his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas Hayward, Gent., and Barbara his wife, defendants, of one messuage, one stable, one garden, with appurtenances, in Kingston, the said Thomas and Barbara granting the same to the said Stephen and Elizabeth, who pay £60 sterling."

And again, Easter, 22nd Charles II (1670):

"Stephen Hubbard, plaintiff, John Kidd and Frances his wife, defendants, of one messuage, one barn, one stable, one garden, one orchard, and 20 acres of land, with appurtenances in Hooke in the parish of Kingston-on-Thames, John and Frances granting the same to the said Stephen and Elizabeth, who pay £60 sterling."

Also, Easter, 18th Charles II (1666):

"Richard Hammond, plaintiff, and Stephen Hubbard and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, of one messuage, one garden, with appurtenances, in Kingston-on-Thames, the said Stephen and Elizabeth granting the same to Richard, who pays £60 sterling."

In the Hearth-tax, Surrey, 15th Charles II, 188-481, are these entries:

"Stephen Hubburt, of Kingston, 5 hearths." Later on he is assessed at 10 hearths.

1653. Feby. 18, John, son of Stephen Hubbard, christines.
1655. April 14, Stephen Hubbard buried.

On May 12, 1670, this person was cruelly beaten, with others, by soliders, to keep them out of their meeting-house, and a distress was levied upon him, with John Fielder and two others, for attendance at meeting, good worth £23 1s. 10d. being taken from the four of them.--"Sufferings of the Quakers," vol. i., p. 698.

In 1685 he was fined £20 per month for absence from the national worship.--Ut supra, p. 706.

W148: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  Three salmon hauriant; the Arms of Kingston-upon-Thames
IAMES LEVITT OF
R  I M L
KINGSTON PON THA I M L
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He is assessed at six hearths, Hearth-tax, Charles II, and dubbed "Mr."

The following entries as to his family appear int he parish register of Kingston:

1640. Dec. 11, Elizabeth, dau. of Jeames Levett, christened.
1641. April 18, Daniel, son of Jeames Levett, christened.
1641. Nov. 28, Richard, son of Jeames Levett, christined.
1646. April 9, James, son of Jeames Levett, christened.
1648. April 26, Rebecca, daughter of Jeames Levett, christined.
1649. Feb. 3, Elizabeth, daughter of Jeames Levett, christined.
1652. Aug. 15, William, son of Jeames Levett, christined.
1654. June 29, Mary, daughter of Jeames Levett, born.
1656. Feb. 28, Martha, daughter of Jeames Levett, born.
1659. Sept. 5, Sarah, daughter of Jeames Levett, born.
1692. Dec. 12, James Levett, grocer and gent., buried.

W151: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (1665)
O  The Tallowchandlers' Arms
CHARLES SALTER IN 1665
R  C M S
KINGSTONE VPON THAMES C M S
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187-479, 14th Charles II, in the schedule of persons exempted from payment of hearth-tax, Charles Salter the sum of £2 4s., for the half-year ending Michaelmas, 1662, for five hearths and stoves, is declared.

Mem.--The word "stoves" is of unusual occurrence in this schedule, and this man is termed one of the "head burroughs of Kingston, and a constable that has made defaulte in bringinge their moneys." The tax, therefore, did not probably refer to his own property, but to that for which he was a collector.

He was assessed at six hearths, Hearth-tax, Charles II.

In 1686 Charles Salter was an Alderman of the borough under the new charter of James II, dated August 28, 1685.

In Kingston parish church, Manning and Bray record the following inscription:

"In expectation of a joyful and glorious resurrection, here lye interred the bodies of Charles Salter, Gent., and Martha his wife. He had issue by her 12(?) children and was seven times Bailiff of this Town. He died the 12th of March, A.D. 1710, in the 83rd year of his age. And God took her the 9th of February preceding, aged 77 years. They lived a pattern of conjugal affection, and when one was gone, this world was no longer pleasing to the other.'--Manning's "Hist.," vol. iii., p. 377.

This was evidently the tomb of the issuer of the token.

W152: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  Thee salmon hauriant
I T T OF KINGSTON
R  [Unknown]
I M L OF KINSTON
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W155: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
GEORGE WOODMAN AT
R  G B W
KINGSTO IN THEAMES G B W
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187-479, 14th Charles II, in the schedule of persons exempted from payment of hearth-tax, George Woodman is exempted for two hearths, but he is assessed at two and at four hearths, Charles II.
W156: Surrey, Kingston-on-Thames (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A shovel
ROBERT WOORNVM IN
R  R F W
KINGSON VPON THEAMS R F W
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