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17th Century Tokens : Knaresborough-Otley in Yorkshire

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

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W170: Yorkshire, Knaresborough (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT HILL
R  R H
IN KNASBVROVGH R H
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W171: Yorkshire, Knaresborough (Farthing): (1666)
O  St George and the Dragon
HVGH LEWIS IN
R  H A L
KNARESBROVGH 1666 H A L
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W172: Yorkshire, Knaresborough (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A crown
ARON LOWCOCKE
R  A L
OF KNASEBOROVGH A L
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Leeds

The rising importance of Leeds is shown by the large number of its tokens, second only to those of the city of York. The importance of the woolen business, of which Leeds was the metropolis, conduced to its great prosperity. It suffered severely through the Civil Wars; but still more, in March, 1644-45, from the ravages of the plague, when more than a fifth of the pouplations perished. Report says that grass grew in Cross parish, and that birds dropped down dead as they flew over the town.
W192: Yorkshire, Leeds (Uncertain): (1650)
O  W G
WILLIAM GLENSOVER W G
R  A fleece
IN LEEDES TOWNE 1650
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W199: Yorkshire, Leeds (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A fleece suspended in shield (the Arms of Leeds)
ROBERT HVRST
R  R M H
IN LEEDES R M H
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Robert Hurst, of Briggate, Leeds, was assessed at eight hearths in 1663; he must, consequently, have been a man of property.
W210: Yorkshire, Leeds (Farthing): (1650)
O  M S
MATHEW STABLE M S
R  A fleece
IN LEEDES TOWNE 1650
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W214: Yorkshire, Leyburn (Farthing): (1666)
O  IN LABORNE
IAMES ALLEN 1666 IN LABORNE
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE THE KING
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W229: Yorkshire, Market Weighton (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Mercers' Arms
NICHOLAS CHAPPILOW
R  N C
IN WEIGHTON 1664 N C
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This token is in the possession of the Rev. R. t. Whytehead, of Bewholme.
Market Weighton in the locality is generally called Weighton, the Market being dropped.
W232: Yorkshire, Masham (Farthing): (1666)
O  A man making candles
MICHAELL HAVKINS
R  M H
IN MASHAM 1666 M H
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W238: Yorkshire, Northallerton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THOMAS BARSTOW
R  T M B
IN NORTH ALLERTON T M B
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1661, June 20. Mr. Thomas Barstow, ye elder, buried.
1670, Oct. 20. Mr. Thomas Barstow and Mary Metcalfe married.
1671, Oct 17. Mr Thomas Barstow, son of Mr. Edmond Barstow, buried.
W240: Yorkshire, Northallerton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A post-boy on horseback blowing a horn
THO REDMAYNE KINGS
R  T M R
ARMS NORTHALERTON T M R
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W246: Yorkshire, Otley (Farthing): (1664)
O  The King's head
CRISTOPHER WARD
R  C W
IN OTLEY 1664 C W
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