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17th Century Tokens : Bradford_on_Avon-Bratton in Wiltshire

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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Bradford-on-Avon

Several towns in England having the same name, it is difficult to apportion the tokens bearing that name. Under the name of Bradford there are tokens in Yorkshire, Wilts, and Sumerset. By searching parish registers, and by other kinds of inquiry, Mr. Boyne had done his best to distinguish them. To Bradford in Yorkshire he assigns the following: Wm. Bancks; John Cooke, 1666; John Cook and Josiah Farrand; John Durham, 1667; Wm. Hopkinson; Thos. Ibbotson; John Preston, 1666; Jacob Selbee, 1665. To Bradford (near Taunton), co. Somerset, Will Serle, 1659. Those in the text to Bradford, Wilts, now called Bradford-on-Avon.

It will be seen by reference to Wilts Archarological Magazine, vol. v., p. 50, that some of the tokens there considered to belong to Bradford in Wilts are among those assigned by Mr. Boyne to Bradford in Yorkshire.

W12: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Mercers' Arms
WILLIAM BAILY MERCER
R  A nag's head, W B
IN BRADFORD 1668 W B
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A large coin. William Baily, of Bradford, erected a monument in Bradford Church in 1695, which still remains. He died March, 1712, and was described in the register as a mercer. His monument bears his crest, a nag's head, and the Mercers' Arms.
W13: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Mercers' Arms
WILLIAM BAILY MERC
R  A nag's head couped
IN BRADFORD 1667
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W14: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM CHANDLER
R  W C
IN BRADFORD 63 W C
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W15: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1650)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM CHANDLER
R  W C
IN BRADFORD 1650 W C
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W16: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1669)
O  A stag
SAMVELL DAVISSON
R  S D
OF BRADFORD 1669 S D
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W17: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1663)
O  A crown
DANIELL DEVERRELL
R  D D
IN BRADFORD 1663 D D
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W18: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1649)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IOHN GAGE OF
R  I G
BRADFORD 1649 I G
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W19: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (1665)
O  Two pipes crossed
IACOB SELBEE OF
R  I S
BRADFORD 1665 I S
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This token has been found very frequently in large numbers in Bradford-on-Avon.
W20: Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A chevron ensigned with a cross pattée, in base a heart
PAVLE METHWIN
R  A cross between P M
IN BRADFORD P M
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The device on obverse is the merchant's mark of the issuer of the token, not the coat-of-arms of the Methuen family.

This issuer was an ancestor of Lord Methuen.

W21: Wiltshire, Bratton (Farthing): (1664)
O  Arms of the Merchant-Tailors, but with a ball on the top of the pavilion and no flag
IOHN ALLDREDG
R  I E A
IN BRATTON 1664 I E A
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