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17th Century Tokens : Alfriston-Arundel in Sussex

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

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W2: Sussex, Alfriston (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
WILLIAM CHITENDEN
R  W C
IN ALFRISTON W C
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The late Vicar (Rev. J. Puttick, now Rector of Kingston-by-Sea) gives the following entry as occuring in the parish register:

"Richard Chittenden, the son of William Chittenden and Jane his wife, was baptized the eighteenth day of May, 1665."

He was overseer in 1662, and surveyor in 1666.

W5: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1658)
O  A bear, 58
IAMES CARTER AT YE 58
R  I E C
BEARE IN ARVNDELL I E C
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W6: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1667)
O  A pigeon
ALIC CHARMAYNE
R  A C
OF ARANDELL 1667 A C
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W7: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1657)
O  A pigeon
ALIC CHARMAYNE
R  A C
OF ARANDELL 1657 A C
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In 1645 a petition was presented to the Committee [of Parliament] for the Rape of Arundel for compensation for sufferings under Royalist expulsion, and Alice Charman was awarded £260.--Tierney, "History of Arundel," p. 715.
W8: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1657)
O  A stick of candles
THOMAS DREWETT IN
R  T E D
ARVNDELL 1657 T E D
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W9: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1667)
O  A stick of candles
THOMAS DREWET
R  T E D
OF ARANDELL 1667 T E D
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W10: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1666)
O  A stick of candles
THOMAS DREWET
R  T E D
OF ARANDELL 1666 T E D
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The late Vicar (Rev. A. S. Thompson, B. D.) sends extract from parish register:
"1656. Ap. 7. Married Thomas Drewett and Elinor Janyon."
Initials "T E D" thus elucidated, "Thomas and Elinor Drewett."
W11: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1652)
O  A swallow
IAMES MORRIS
R  I M
OF ARANDELL 1652 I M
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The swallow is the Arundel arms, a pun on the French word "hirondelle."

James Morris was Mayor in 1642, during the seige (Dallaway and Cartwright, "History of Rape of Arundel," Part 1, Vol. II, p. 207). He had £536 compensation for sufferings under Royalist expulsion (see token No. 6). --Tierney, "History of Arundel," p. 715.

W12: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN PELLET OF 1659
R  I P
ARONDELL MERSER I P
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W14: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IONN PELLET 1659
R  I P
ARONDELL MERSER I P
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The family lived at Arundel in 1655. (See S. A. C., xvi., p. 72.(
W15: Sussex, Arundel (Farthing): (1657)
O  G S P
GEORGE PENFOLD G S P
R  1657
OF ARVNDLE 1657
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He was Constable in 1655.

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