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17th Century Tokens : Tarring-Uncertain 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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W171: Sussex, Tarring (Farthing): (1667)
O  G F
GEORGE FLETCHER
R  G F
IN TARRING 1667 G F
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W172: Sussex, Tarring (Farthing): (1659)
O  G F
GEORGE FLETCHER
R  G F
IN TARRING 1659 G F
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The parish register records, on March 31, 1657, the baptism of William, son of George Fletcher.--Burrell MS., 5,698 Addl., p. 515.
W173: Sussex, Tenterden (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN READER OF
R  I R
TENTERDEN IN SVSSEX I R
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His grandson took an active part in the early part of the eighteenth century in trying to establish the Young Pretender on the English throne, but failed, and was exectuted.

The issuer was a grocer, who was parish constable in 1675. He died in 1684.

The parish of Tenterden is really eight miles within the Kentish border.

W174: Sussex, Thakeham (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
IOHN LEE IN 1667
R  I L
THACKHAM IN SVSEX I L
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W176: Sussex, Ticehurst (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD BIRCHET OF
R  R L B 1667
TISHVRST IN SVSSEX R L B 1667
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The late Rev. Aurthur Eden, M.A. (Vicar), kindly searched his parish register, and sent the following extract:

"Mary, dr. of Mr. Richard Birchett and Lidia, Bapt. Sep. 19, 1669."The initials R L B on the token are thus verified as those of "Richard and Lydia Birchett."

W179: Sussex, Uckfield (Uncertain): (1669)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN DEVENISH IN
R  I I D
VICKFEILD 1669 I I D
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"A family of this name is mentioned in the Herald's Visitations as at Hellingly, Sussex, in 33rd Henry VI., but Mr. Lower things it is now extinct in the county."--S. A. C. xxv. 106.
W180: Sussex, Uckfield (Uncertain): (1668)
O  A heart
IOHN HART OF VCKFEILD
R  I M H
IN SVSSEX 1668 I M H
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Some notes as to the family of Hart, of Uckfield, occur in S. A. C. xxiii. 12.
W181: Sussex, Waldron (Uncertain): (1666)
O  1666
SAMVELL DVRRANT OF 1666
R  S M D
WALDRON IN SVSSEX S M D
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The Rector (the Rev. W. J. Humble-Crofts, M.A.) has kindly searched the parish register, and finds the following entries:

1632. June 3rd, baptized Samuel, sone of Edward Durrant.
1659. Maryed Samuell Durant, of this Parish, and Mary West, of Southover, the 14th of June.
1711. Samuel Durrant, senr., buried Feby.

The letters "S M D" are thus explained as "Samuel and Mary Durrant."

The name still remains in the parish.

W182: Sussex, Wisborough Green (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  WISSBVRROW
NICHOLAS HVNT OF WISSBVRROW
R  N H
GREENE IN SVSSEX N H
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W183: Sussex, Uncertain (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  R L
RICH LINTOTT IN R L
R  The Grocers' Arms
I . . . . . LD (detrited) SVSSIX
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