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17th Century Tokens : Chichester 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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W40: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1657)
O  M B
MATHEW BALL M B
R  1657
OF CHICHESTER 1657
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We find in "A Catalogue of Tavernes in tenne Shires about London," by John Taylor, London, 1636:

"Chichester hath these Tavernes. . . .Thomas Ball, Matthew Ball."

These two may have been in partnership.

Thomas Ball was Mayor of Chichester in 1643.--Dallaway, "History of Chichester," p. 166.

In the Subsidy Return for Chichester in 1621, under "The Pallant," occurs:
"Bris.--Ball, widdow, in goods £4, assessed at 4s."--S. A. C. xxiv. 77.

W41: Sussex, Chichester (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  I I F
IAMES FARENDEN I I F
R  The Blacksmiths' Arms
IN CHICHISTER
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W43: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1655)
O  W F
WILLIAM FLETCHER W F
R  1655
OF CHICHESTER 1655
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W45: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Dyers' Arms
IOHN GITTINGS
R  I G
IN CHICHESTER I G
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W47: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Dyers' Arms
IOHN GITTINS
R  I G
IN CHICHESTER I G
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The issuer lived in North Street.

In the subsidy of 1621, under South Streete, Chichester, occurs:

"Constance Gittens, widdowe, in lands 20s., assessed at 16d."--S. A. C. xxiv. 77.

Daniel Gittins, L.L.B., was Incumbent of South Stoke, near Arundel, in 173[?]--Dallaway and Cartwright, "History of the Rape of Arundel," Part I. Vol. II., p. 223.

W49: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1659)
O  1659
FRAN GOATER OF 1659
R  F G
CHICHESTER MERCANT F G
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The issuer was Mayor in 1668.
Francis Goater was Alderman in September, 1716.--S. A. C. xix. 147.
W50: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD HICHCOCKE OF
R  E H
CHICHESTER IN SVSSEX E H
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Augustine Hitchcocke was one of the Commissioners in the Subsidy of 1621, and was assessed on £4 in goods to pay 4s.--S. A. C. xxiv. 76.

In the Hearth-tax Returns for 1670 occurs:

"John Hitchcocke," under the Lower Ward, "for two hearths;" and the same name, under East Streete and Little London, "for three hearths"--S. A. C. xxiv. 80, 82.

W53: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1652)
O  F M H
FRANCIS HOBSON F M H
R  1652
OF CHICHESTER 1652
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He was Mayor in 1658.
W54: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Cordwainers' Arms
GEORGE IENINGS OF
R  G A I
CHICHESTER 1667 G A I
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The name is still extant in the city.

See Hearth-tax Return 1670, George Jennings bracketed with two others for house in North Streete with four hearths.--S. A. C. xxiv. 83.

W56: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A mallet
RICHARD MILLS
R  R C M
IN CHICHESTER R C M
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The name still exists in Chichester.
W57: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1668)
O  1668
RICHARD PELLETT OF 1668
R  R P
CHICHESTER MERCER R P
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In the Hearth-tax Return for 1670 Mr Richard Pellatt, under East Streete and Little London.--S. A. C. xxiv. 82.
W58: Sussex, Chichester (Uncertain): (1658)
O  1658
STEPHEN PENFORD 1658
R  S P
IN CHICHESTER S P
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Stephen Penfold was Mayor in 1669 and 1677.

The name as spelled on the token appears in the Chichester Poll Book for 1667.

Mr Stephen Penford returned in 1670 under East Streete and Little London for six hearths.--S. A. C. xxiv. 82.

The burial register of St Olave's, North Street, Chichester, records on February 16, 1693/4, the burial of Capt. Stephen Penfold, Alderman and twice Mayor of Chichester; died February 13th.--Burrell MS., 5,699 Addl., p. 383.

W61: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN SMITH GROCER
R  I S
OF CHICHESTER I S
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In Hearth-tax Return 1670, under the parish of St Pancras-without-the-Eastgate, assessed for six hearths.--S. A. C. xxiv. 82.
W64: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Grocers' Arms
MAREY TAYLOR IN
R  M T
CHICHESTER 1666 M T
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W66: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
THOMAS VALER
R  T V
IN CHICHESTER T V
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W67: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
THOMAS VALER
R  T V
IN CHIRHESTER T V
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W68: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A man making candles
THOMAS VALER
R  T V
IN CHESTER T V
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All these are evidently from the same die altered; what blunderers the die sinkers were! No such name as Valer is to be found at Chester.

The issuer was Mayor of Chichester in 1666 and 1676.

The parish registers of St Peter-the-Great (Subdeanery) Chichester, record the burial, on March 24, 1688, of Mrs Elizabeth Vallor.--Burrell MS., 5,698 Addl., p. 392.

In the Hearth-tax Return, 1670, we find, under North Streete, Alderman (Thomas) Vallor with seven hearths.--S. A. C. xxiv. 83.

W69: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Butchers' Arms
AT IEFFREY WHITE
R  I M W
IN CHICHESTER I M W
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W72: Sussex, Chichester (Farthing): (1658)
O  R Y
RICHARD YOVNGE R Y
R  1658
IN CHICHESTER 1658
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He was Mayor in 1667.

In Hearth-tax Return, 1670, we find, under North Streete, Mr Richard Young having eleven hearths.--S. A. C. xxiv. 83.

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