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17th Century Tokens : Seaford-Storrington 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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W158: Sussex, Seaford (Farthing): (1656)
O  A wheatsheaf
IOHN HIDE OF
R  I H
SEAFORD 1656 I H
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Robert Hide was Vicar of Seaford for sixty-five years, and buried there on August 25, 1638, and had in 1592 been Bailiff.

The parish register contains so many entries of this name, it is difficult to identify the issuer, John Hide; but as we find the Vicar's son, John (baptized 1594), was buried in 1643, and then described as "Sen.," it is probable the issuer was the son of the Vicar's second son, Samuel (baptized October 1, 1580, and buried June 15, 1631), and was baptized on April 9, 1620. His first wife, Margery, was buried on April 12, 1665, another wife, Elizabeth, on March 7, 1675, and as the parish register gives the baptism of his sons, Samuel on March 3, 1675, and James on June 4, 1676, he evidently married a third wife.--References to parish register from Burrell MS., 5,697 Addl., pp. 590, 591.

W159: Sussex, Shipley (Farthing): (1668)
O  A fleur-de-lys
BARNARD TVLLY IN
R  1668
SHIPLY IN SVSSEX 1668
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W160: Sussex, Shoreham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A griffin
RICHARD GLYN IN NEW
R  R A G
SHORAM IN SVSSEX R A G
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In the Hearth-tax Return, in 1670, for the adjoining parish of "Southweeke Fishersgate Hundred," we find Mr. Glyde six hearth.--Lay Subsidy, Sussex, 191-414.
W161: Sussex, Shoreham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A griffin
RICHARD GLYD IN NEW
R  R A G
SHORAM IN SVSSEX R A G
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W163: Sussex, Steyning (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A stick of candles
IOHN GROOMES IN
R  I E G
STENING CHANDLER I E G
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Charles and Thomas Groom were freeholders of Steyning in 1734.--Warren
W164: Sussex, Steyning (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  A stick of candles
IOHN GROOMES IN
R  I E G
STENNING CHANDLER I E G
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The parish register of Preston (near Brighton) contains amongst the marriages performed by Anthony Shirley, Esq., one of the justices for the county, the following entry:

"1656, June 19, John Groomes, of Steyning, and Elizabeth Whitington, of Beeding, had ye purpose of mariage published 3 several market dayes, viz., ye 21 and 28 of May and ye 4 of June, in ye market of Stenning, and no excepts made ag. it. And they were marred here ye 19th of June, Ano. 1656."--"Churches et Brighton," ii. 308.

The initials I E G are thus verified and shown to be those of John and Elizabeth Groomes.

Mr. J. Penfold (Steyning), writing in Sussex Notes and Queries (xxix. 6) respecting this token, says:

"This family owned a good bit of property at Steyning. They had a candle factory near the present new White Horse Inn. The Groomeses of Worthing are direct descendants."

W165: Sussex, Steyning (Uncertain): (1667)
O  1667
WILLIAM SMITH IN 1667
R  W I S
STEAMING MERCER W I S
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He lived in Steyning in 1655.--S. A. C. xix. 95.
W168: Sussex, Storrington (Farthing): (1657)
O  C C
CHRISTOPH CAPPLIN C C
R  1657
OF STORRINGTON 57 1657
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W169: Sussex, Storrington (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN PENFOLD OF
R  I P
STORINGTON MERCER I P
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