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.