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17th Century Tokens : Popeley_Gate-Richmond 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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W270: Yorkshire, Popeley Gate (A hamlet in Gomersal township, Birstall parish) (Farthing): (1666)
O  A trumpet
THOMAS HARRICE
R  T I H
IN POPLEY 1666 T I H
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This token is from the Tutet MSS., and is placed in Yorkshire by Mr. H. S. Gill, of Tiverton.

Richmond

The following notes from Clarkson's "History of Richmond in Yorkshire" (4to., 1821) enables us to assign many of the following tokens to that town; others are doubtful as to whether they belong to the Surrey or Yorkshire Richmond. The list is very much curtailed from the one given in Boyne's first edition, as by the researches of Mr. F. Challoner Smith, of the Probate Registry, Somerset House, seven that Mr. Boyne assigned to the Yorkshire Richmod are now with considerable certainty located to the Surrey Richmod, for the following reasons:

Richard Campion, 1668 (Boyne, first edition, p. 515, No. 236).--In the parish register of Richmond, Surrey, is the following entry: "Richard Campion buried Sep. 17, 1679"; and the same name is found in the Hearth-tax Rolls of the same place.

Lvke Chynnall (Boyne, first edition, p. 515, No. 239).--This token was found during some excavations in Duke Street, Richmod, Surrey, and one Luke Shynner (the spelling of names varies at that period) occupied a seat in the church there in 1650.

Michael Clayle (Boyne, first edition, p. 515, No. 240).--Mr. F. Challoner Smith says: "I suspect that Clayle is a misreading for Flayle." Michael Flayle was a somewhat important person in Richmond, Surrey. His name appears in the Hearth-tax Roll (c. 1670), and in the Surrey Poll-book for 1705, and the following entries are in the parish registers: "Michael Flayle was buried April 13, 1709"; and "Mary, wife of Michael Flayle, Turner, Aug. 31, 1704."

James Knowles (Boyne, first edition, p. 515, Nos. 244, 245).--This name is found in the Hearth-tax Rolls as that of an inhabitant of Richmond, Surrey.

William Marsham (Boyne, first edition, p. 516, No. 248).--This name is also found in the Hearth-tax Rolls of Richmond, Surrey, and also in the parish registers of the same place: "Sherletta Marsham buried Sep. 10, 1673"; William Marsham bap. April 26, 1649"; and "Susanna Marsham bap. Sep. 11, 1650." I imagine that these two latter ones were children of the William and Sherletta Marsham, whose initials appear on the token, W S M.

John Skinner (Boyne, first edition, p. 516, No. 251).--In the parish register of Richmond, Surrey, is the following entry: "John Skinner buried Oct. 11, 1665."

I may further state that I am informed that none of the above six names appear among those of the residents in Richmond, York., at that period.

W271: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  RICHMOND
FRANCIS ALLEN IN RICHMOND
R  The King's head crowned, full-face
GOD SAVE THE KING
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Francis Allen was elected into the Company of Mercers, Grocers, etc., in 1651; Warden in 1654; one of the Common Councilmen October 29, 1668; Alderman in 1670; and Mayor in 1679. By his will, dated 1685, he left an annual rent-charge of twenty-four shillings to decayed tradesmen and young men setting up business in the borough of Richmond.
W273: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  RICHMOND
IANE CHAYTOR IN RICHMOND
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE THE KING
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Jane Chaytor was admitted free of the Company of Mercers in 1705. The name is common in the district.
W274: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  RICHMOND
IOHN CHAYTOR RICHMOND
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE THE KING
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He was free of the Grocers' Company in 1665, and Warden in 1671.
W275: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  IN RICHMOND
RICHARD DAVSON IN RICHMOND
R  The King's head crowned
GOD SAVE THE KING
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W276: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (1665)
O  The King's head crowned
IOHN HOPPES
R  I H
IN RICHMOND 1665 I H
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He was a son of Joseph Hoppes, one of the Aldermen in the first charter granted by Charles II to the borough of Richmond.
W278: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A crown
ROBERT LOADMAN
R  R L
RICHMOND CARRIER R L
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W279: Yorkshire, Richmond (Uncertain): (Date Unknown)
O  The King's head crowned
PEETER MARSHALL
R  P M
IN RICHMOND P M
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He was elected into the Company of Mercers, Grocers, etc., in 1655; Warden in 1657; a Common Councilman October 29, 1668; and Mayor in 1682. He resigned his Alderman's gown in 1693.
W280: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (1664)
O  The King's head
THOMAS MORLOE
R  T M M
IN RICHMOND 1664 T M M
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W281: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (1664)
O  St George and the Dragon
THOMAS MORLOE AT YE
R  T M M
IN RICHMOND 1664 T M M
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Thomas Morley was one of the Bailiffs of the Free School in 1669.
W282: Yorkshire, Richmond (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  T E S
THO SOBER IN RICHMOND T E S
R  The King's head
GOD SAVE THE KING
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Thomas Sober kept the King's Arms Inn in 1661; was elected a Common Councilman December 27, 1655; and Alderman December, 1673. He was probably the son of Henry Sober, named as one of the Aldermen in the charter of Charles II. The name is a singular one for a publican.

The people of Richmond and other towns in the northern parts of Yorkshire appear to have been zealously loyal after the Restoration, if we may judge by the tokens, which frequently bear the King's head, as well as other insignia of royalty.

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