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17th Century Tokens : Battle-Boreham 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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W19: Sussex, Battle (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Merchant-Taylors' Arms
IONAS LVLHAM IN
R  I L
BATTEL IN SVSSEX I L
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W21: Sussex, Battle (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN MEDHVRST OF
R  I I M
BATTELL IN SVSSEX I I M
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The name still exists in the town.
W22: Sussex, Battle (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A double-headed eagle displayed
THOMAS PAGE AT THE
R  T P
SPRED EGEL IN BATTELL T P
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W23: Sussex, Battle (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
GILLES WATTS OF
R  G W
BATELL IN SVSSEX G W
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In 1689 Giles Watts, of Battle, left by will £50 for charitable purposes. He was an ancestor of James and William Watts, Esqs., of Battle.

Hollington (Sussex) parish register records:

"Dec. 5, 1636. Marryed Gyles Watts of the parish of Battle, and Dorothy Yelding, of Hollington."--Cit. S. A. C. xxi. 139.

Lower ("Sussex Worthies," p. 232) gives a biographical notice of a descendant, Dr. Giles Watts, baptized at Battle in 1725, and died there in 1792. His father, Giles Watts (perhaps a son of the issuer) in 1722 married Jane Relf, of a gentle family, at Ashburnham.

W24: Sussex, Bexhill (Farthing): (1665)
O  The Grocers' Arms
SAMVELL IVRY ATT
R  S I
BEXLE IN SVSSEX 65 S I
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The Vicar (Rev. C. L. S. Clarke, B. C. L.) kindly sends the following notes from the parish registers:

1670. John, son of Samuel and Mildred Jury, bapt. 30 June.
1670. John, son of Samuel and Mildred Jury, buried 15 Nov.
1671. Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Mildred Jury, bapt. 17 Sept.
1674. Samuel, son of Samuel and Mildred Jury, bapt. 25 Jan.
1692. Samuel Jury buried March 7th. Affidavit brought the 10th. (This was no doubt the issuer.)

The spelling on this token curiously preserves the old pronunciation and spelling, which in the Domesday Survey is Bexelei.

W25: Sussex, Billinghurst (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
MATHEW WESTON 1666
R  M W
IN BILLINGSHVST M W
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The Burrell MS., 5,699 Addl., p. 48 (British Museum), gives the following extracts from the parish registers:

Baptism. 1654. Elizabeth, d. of Matthew Weston, gent., Oct. 15.
Baptism. 1657. Alan, s. of Matthew Weston, gent., March 27.
Baptism. 1666. Grace, d. of Matthew Weston, gent., Aug. 15.
Marriage. 1682. Mr. Wm. Withy and Mrs. Mary Weston, July 27.
Burial. 1665. Susanna, d. of Mr. Matthew Weston, May 3.

W26: Sussex, Bolney (Farthing): (1666)
O  A hart lodged
THOMAS LINTOTT
R  T L
OF BOLNEY 1666 T L
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The Lintotts were long connected with Bolney. For an account of the family, see S. A. C. viii. 275.

The late Mr. M. A. Lower refers to intermarriages between the family of Scrase, of West Blatchington, with Lintott, of Bolney, and other gentry families of the county.--S. A. C. xxiv. 18.

W27: Sussex, Boreham (Uncertain): (1666)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOSEPH ELSTON
R  I E 1666
BOREHAM IN SVSSEX I E 1666
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This place is a manor and hamlet in Wartling parish.

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