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17th Century Tokens : Lindfield-Midhurst 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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W118: Sussex, Lindfield (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
SAMVEL BLVNT OF
R  S G B
LINFEILD IN SVSSEX S G B
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The late Vicar, the Rev. T. H. Edwards, kindly searched the parish register, which is very illegible, and found the following baptisms recorded:

"1650. July 18, John Blunt, Sonne of John Blunt."
"1651. Sara, daughter of Samuell and Clara (?) Blunt, was baptized Aug. 3rd"

W119: Sussex, Lindfield (Uncertain): (1669)
O  1669
GEORGE FLETCHER 1669
R  G F
IN LINDFEILD G F
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W120: Sussex, Lindfield (Uncertain): (1659)
O  The Grocers' Arms
FRANCIS WEST IN
R  F F W
LINDFEILD 1659 F F W
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Francis West, jun., is mentioned in a parochial document of 1636.
W122: Sussex, Loxwood (Parish of Wisborough Green) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A blazing star
GEORGE BILLINGHVRST
R  G B
OF LOXWOOD G B
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W123: Sussex, Loxwood (Parish of Wisborough Green) (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
HENERIE IERLAND
R  H A I
LOOXWOOD H A I
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The name is still found in West Sussex.
Some notes on the family are given in S. A. C. xxx. 237.
W125: Sussex, Mayfield (Farthing): (1652)
O  A wheatsheaf
CLEM READE
R  C V R
OF MAYFEILD 1652 C V R
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W126: Sussex, Mayfield (Farthing): (1677)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM WESTON
R  W W
IN MAYFEILD 1677 W W
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The name of William Weston appears in a parochial document dated 1626, and the name is still extant in the district.
W127: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (1670)
O  A shuttle, 1670, legend in two circles
A MIDHVRST FARTHING IN SVSEX / FOR YE VSE OF YE POOR 1670
R  Two pilgrims near a palm-tree
[No Legend]
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A large coin
W128: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (1657)
O  R I A
ROBAT ATKINSON R I A
R  1657
MIDHVRST IN SUSSEX 1657
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W129: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (1657)
O  T R A
THOMAS AYLWIN IN T R A
R  1657
MIDHVRST IN SVSSEX 1657
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The issuer was a resident in 1655, and his descendants still reside in the neighbourhood.
W130: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A double-headed eagle displayed
HENERY CORTNEY IN
R  H K C
MIDHIRST IN SOSEX H K C
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W133: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A blazing star
GEORGE CHANDLER
R  G C
OF MIDHORST IN SVSSEX G C
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W135: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (1669)
O  A stick of six candles
IOHN PEPSON 1669
R  I E P
IN MIDHERST IN SVSX I E P
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W136: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A castle
IOHN STENT
R  I M S
IN MEDHVRST I M S
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A George Stent was a freeholder of Midhurst in 1734, but the name appears on parochial documents as early as 1621.
W137: Sussex, Midhurst (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN SHOTTER
R  I S
IN MEDHVRST I S
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The will of Robert Shotyer of Linchmere (a neighbouring parish), in 1544, directed his burial in the churchyard of that parish, and a family of Shotters is said to be still in this part.--S. A. C. xii. 82.

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