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17th Century Tokens : Castle_Combe-Chippenham 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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W36: Wiltshire, Castle Combe (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IEREMIAH BERRY
R  I E B
OF CASTLE COMBE 68 I E B
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W37: Wiltshire, Castle Combe (Farthing): (1666)
O  T I B
THOMAS BERY MERCER T I B
R  A castle
IN CASTLE COMBE 66
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Chippenham

We learn from the "Records of Chippenham," by Fred. Hastings Goldney, Esq., Mayor of the borough 1889, that the names of the issuers of all the following tokens still exist in Chippenham, save that of Gage, which has died out. Heorman has become Hereman.

The following notes as to some of the issuers are extracted from the same work:

"1654. John Steevens is paid £1 5s. for six sugar-loaves weighinge 18¾ lb. at 1s. 4d. per lb., presented by the town to Coll. Popham."

"John Steevens, John Webb, and others are paid £4 15s. 5d. for Gunpowder spent on the day of the corronacon of the King's Matle, Ap. 25, 1661."

"Nov. 10, 1676. John Shorte, being convicted before the Bayliffe for approbious words spoken against John Stevens, one of the burgesses, and others of the fraternity, by calling them knaves and other scurilous language, it is agreed by the Bayliffe and the court that the said Shon Shorte shall be debarred," etc.

"1684. Saml Elliotte is paid for work done to the towne arms 10s. 10d."

"1683. John Shorte made free of the borough on payment of fee, 11s. 8d."

W38: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1665)
O  W E A
WILL ADYE MERCER W E A
R  W E A
IN CHIPENHAM 1665 W E A
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1691.
W39: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1665)
O  I E
IOHN EDWARDS I E
R  LINEN DRAPER
OF CHIPPINHAM 1665
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1654 and 1663.
W40: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1665)
O  I E, ornamented knot between the I and E
IOHN EDWARDS I E
R  LINEN DRAPER
OF CHIPPINHAM 1665
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A larger coin than 39.
W41: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1668)
O  Two swords crossed, and a carbine
SAMVELL ELLIOTE
R  S A E 1668
OF CHIPPENHAM S A E 1668
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W42: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1666)
O  Two swords crossed, and a carbine
SAMVELL ELLIOTE
R  S A E 1666
OF CHIPPENHAM S A E 1666
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W43: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1653)
O  Three doves (The Tallowchandlers' Arms)
SAMVELL GAGE OF
R  S E G
CHIPPENHAM 1653 S E G
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W44: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1658)
O  Three doves (The Tallowchandlers' Arms)
SAMVELL GAGE OF
R  S E G
CHIPPENHAM 1658 S E G
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Williamson indicates that Akerman gives one dated 1658, and has no OF on reverse. Does he mean obverse? There is no OF on the reverse of 43 already.
W45: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1671)
O  A woolcomb
IOHN HEORMAN
R  I M H
IN CHIPPENHAM 1671 I M H
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W46: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
HENRY LAMBERT IN
R  H S L
CHIPPENHAM MERCER H S L
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1648 and 1665.
W47: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1665)
O 
R 
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Bristow is a common name in Chippenham, but there is no trace of any house or estate bearing the name of "Bristow Place." There were lately living in five cotages in the Urban District Mathew, Mark, Mark, jun., Luke, and John Bristow, all related to one another, and all voters of the borough.--F. H. G.
W48: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O 
R 
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W49: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1652)
O 
R 
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The issuer was Bailiff in 1661.
W50: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O 
R 
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Thomas Webb was Bailiff in 1682.
W51: Wiltshire, Chippenham (Farthing): (1668)
O  CHIPPENHAM
IOHN WILLSHEARE OF CHIPPENHAM
R  MERCER
ANDREW WILCOX 1668 MERCER
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