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17th Century Tokens : Pevensey-Rye 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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W148: Sussex, Pevensey (Farthing): (1658)
O  The Grocers' Arms
GEORGE FORD 1658
R  G F
AT PEMSIE GROCER G F
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W150: Sussex, Pulborough (Farthing): (1667)
O  A pelican feeding its young
RICHARD HAINES
R  R H
OF PVLBORROW 67 R H
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In the Hearth-tax Return, 1670, occurs Richard Haynes with five hearths, and Henry Haynes with one hearth.

The parish register records the burials of Mr Richard Haynes on April 5, 1689, and Anne, wife of Mr Richard Haynes, June 4, 1702.

A curious epitaph at Rudgwich (a neighbouring parish) on Edward Haines, surgeon (died April 30, 1708, at 33), is mentioned in S. A. C. xviii. 101.

W152: Sussex, Robertsbridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN PADIAM OF
R  I E P
ROBARTSBRIDGE SVSEX I E P
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W153: Sussex, Rye (Farthing): (1668)
O  A ship
FOR YE CORPORATION
R  A church
OF RYE 1668
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W154: Sussex, Rye (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS BOYCE OF
R  T E B
RYE IN SVSSEX T E B
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Thomas Boys was one of the witnesses to the will of Samuel Jeake, the elder, in 1651.

Parish register records, amongst burials, Hesther, wife of Mr. Thos. Boys, on August 21, 1657.--Burrell MS., 5,697 Addl., p. 206.

"Thomas Boys, gent., admitted a freeman by the Mayor and Jurats June 5, 1651."--Holloway, "History of Rye," p. 218.

The surname travelled westward in the eighteenth century, and there is still a small street connecting West Street and Middle Street, Brighton, called Boyces Street. If the issuer's wife usually spelt her name Esther, without the "H" prefixed, we have an explantion of the initials "T E B" in No. 154.

W155: Sussex, Rye (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A mermaid
MICHELL CADMAN AT THE
R  M A C
MEAREMADE IN RYE M A C
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Michael Cadman was landlord of the Queen's Arms in 1672. He was Captain of the Market Ward in 1679, and a Jurat in 1682.

There is now no Mermaid Inn, but it formerly stood on the north side of the present Mermaid Street at Rye, and ceased to be an inn about 1770.

The parish register contains the following entries:
Baptism. 1680. Mary, daughter of Mr. Michael Cadman, Sep. 14.
Baptism. 1682. Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Michael Cadman and Mary, Oct. 24.
Baptism. 1684. Hannah, daughter of Mr. Michael Cadman, Nov. 30.
Baptism. 1708. Michael, son of Mr. Michael Cadman and Catherine, Feb. 19.
Marriage. 1686. Mr. William Parke and Anne Cadman, wid., Feb. 17.
Burial. 1672. Ann, wife of Mr. Michael Cadman, sen., Apl. 21.
Burial. 1714. Mr Michael Cadman, Sep. 21.
Burial. 1714. Kath., wife of Mr. Michael Cadmun, Sep. 10.
--Burrell MS., 5,697 Addl., p. 206.

The initials "M A C" evidently stand for Michael and Anne Cadman and would seem, therefore, that Michael (the issuer) died before February 17, 1686, and that it was his widow, Anne, who married William Parke. The other extracts probably relate to a son of the issuer.

There is an excellent description of the old Mermaid Inn in Louis Jennings' "Field Paths and Green Lanes," pp. 10-12.

W156: Sussex, Rye (Farthing): (1652)
O  A ship
WILLIAM KEYE AT THE
R  W I K
SHEEPE IN RYE 1652 W I K
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There is still an inn on the Strand Rye known as the Ship.

William Key was brother-in-law to Samuel Jeake, named above, having married the latter's sister, Anne. He died in 1666, and she in 1665.--S. A. C. xiii. 78.

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