LONDON TRADERS, TAVERN, AND COFFEE-HOUSE TOKENS, CURRENT 1649-1672. :
Index of Tradesmens tokens.
B1139. Obverse. ISABELL , HOPPELLTON = I . H.
R. AT . GANDER . LANE . END = HER HALF PENY.
Garden alley appears to have been some way to garden ground, near the Horseferry
road, in St. John's parish ; or, what is not improbable, had reference to St.
#511 IOHN MEDOWCOVRT IN In the field, I. E. M. 1/4
Rev. ST. IONESES . GARDEN ALYE I. E. M., in the field.
B1141. Obverse. John . osbvrne . in . garden = The Fruiterers’ Arms.
R. ALLY . IN . CLERKEN . WELL . 67 = HIS HALFE PENY.
#512 THE GRAHVND TAVERNE Greyhound, collar and chain.
Rev. AT GARLICKE HILL In the field, A. B. 1/4
Stow, describing the vicinity in his day, says " Garlick hithe, or Garlicke hive, was so called for that of old time, on the bank of the river Thames, near to the parish church of St. James, garlick was usually sold." He mentions also " the great house of stone, formerly belonging to the earls of Ormond, in Knight-rider street, at the corner towards St. James at Garlicke hithe, called Ormond place, given to Elizabeth Woodville by her husband King Edward the Fourth, in the fifth of his reign: this house is now  lately taken down, and divers fair tenements built there, the corner house whereof is a tavern." Possibly the Greyhound tavern, destroyed in the great fire of September, 1666.
B1143. Obverse. at . the . cookes . armes = The Cooks’ Arms.
R. UPON . GARLICKE . HILL = R . S . W. 1/4
B1144. Obverse. at . the . horshow . nere = A horseshoe.
R. Garlick . hill.= Detrited.
#513 WILL: ADKINES IN GEORG . YARD The Queen's Head.
Rev. IN KING STREET . WESTMINSTER In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY. W. A. A.
The Queen's Head, as on all the early tokens, is the portraiture of Queen Elizabeth, whose name is even now associated in our fondest retrospections, with the epithet of " good Queen Bess."
#514 THOMAS COOKE BAKER IN 1666, in the field.
Rev. GEORG . YARD . WESTMINSTER In field, T. M. C. 1/4
B1147. Obverse. Wil . Oxton . brewer . in = St. George and the Dragon.
R. GEORG . YARD . WESTMIN = W . O. 1/4
B1148. Obverse. EDWARD . PHIPPS . HIS . HALF . PENY = A winged lion running.
R. IN . GEORG . YARD . WESTMINSTER = E . A . P.
B2480. Obverse. Samvel . bovery . at . y e = A man examining one of his feet.
R. IN . S T . GEORGES . LANE = S . A . B.
The difficulty of appropriating the several traders' tokens having the general
description of St. Giles's in the Fields, may be sufficiently explained by the
assertion, that in the locality at this period, distinctive streets were
scarcely premeditated. As buildings were raised, they became occupied gradually
by the trades, callings, and avocations named and progressively dated on the
tokens. The better observance of the sabbath, as it was termed by the Puritans,
became an enactment of the Commonwealth authorities, when ordinaries and
victuallers were forbidden to profane the lord's day by providing for the
necessities of man ; and Cock and Pie fields, so named from a public-house of
that sign, became the rendezvous or resort of "oppressed tipplers." Here
receptacles were opened by publicans, who; notwithstanding the penalties of the
law, found it their interest to transgress the regulations defined by the
statutes, and were fined for these excesses. As royalty rose in ascendency,
tenements more rapidly increased, and Cock and Pie fields, since known as the
Seven Dials, became a section of streets. Bainbridge and Buckeridge streets were
named after the land-owners, in the flagitious reign of Charles the Second. So
also " Dyott street, Bloomsbury square," as termed in the elegant phraseology of
a deceased modern poet. Evelyn mentions his going to see, in 1694, the Doric
pillar placed in the middle of a circular area, by Thomas Neale, who had been
groom of the chamber. The pillar was in imitation of those at Venice ; and,
being later surmounted by a clock with seven dials, each facing a street
diverging from the pillar, gave the precinct the name of the Seven Dials, thus
described by Gay in his Trivia, printed in 1712 :
" Where famed St. Giles's ancient limits spread,
An inrail'd column rears its lofty head ;
Here to sev'n streets, sev'n dials count the day,
And from each other catch the circling ray.
Here oft the peasant, with enquiring face,
Bewilder' d, trudges on from place to place ;
He dwells on ev'ry sign with stupid gaze,
Enters the narrow alley's doubtful maze,
Tries ev'ry winding court and street in vain,
And doubles o'er his weary steps again."
The pillar, long since removed, was again raised, and now decorates Walton-upon-Thames.
#515 WILL : COLLINES BREWER Arms ; dragon rampant, on shield.
Rev. IN ST. GILES THE FEILDS In the field, W. E. C.
#516 PHILIP WETHERELL IN Three lions passant gardant.
Rev. ST. GILES IN FIELDES In the field, P. I. W. 1/4
Among the fines registered in the parish books of St. Giles's in 1646, is the following : " Rec d of Mr. Wetherill, headboro', which he had of one for an oath, 3*. 4d."
#517 WALT. BIGG AT THE BEL IN In the field, a bell.
Rev. GYLESES IN THE FEILDES Same device, in field.
#518 ROBERT STARRY IN ST. GILES A talbot, in the field.
Rev. YE FEILD . HIS HALF PENY In field, R. A. S.
#519 AT THE WHEATSHEIFE In the field, E. E. H.
Rev. IN SAINT GILESES A wheatsheaf, in the field.
#520 NAT. HARDING . GROSER In field, N. H.
Rev. GILESES IN THE FEILDS Grrocers Company arms, in the field.
#521 THE TALOW CHANDLER Man dipping candles, in field.
Rev. IN ST. GILES FEILD In the field, I. H.
#522 ROBERT NEW IN GILLES Tallowchandlers arms.
Rev. IN THE FEILDES . 1652 In the field, R. E. N. 1/4
#523 DANYELL JAMBS . GILES A ship, in field.
Rev. THE FEILDES . 1657 In the field, D. M. I.
#524 HENRY POWELL IN In the field, CHEESEMONGER.
Rev. SAINT GILES FEILDS 1662, in the field.
" We find nothing of this parishioner beyond the information on his, token."
Parton's History of St. Giles's Parish, p. 386.
#525 THOMAS BRICKILL IN MEALE MAN, in the field.
Rev. ST. GILES THE FEELDES In the field, 1663.
#526 ELIZABETH PEARCE  63 HER HALFE PENNY.
Rev. ST. GILES IN YE FEILDES Tallowchandlers arms.
#527 JOHN WOODMAN AT THE A raven, in field.
Rev. IN ST. GILESES IN Y E FEILDS CHEESMONGER . 1665.
#528 ROBERT HULLCUP IN Bear, in the field.
Rev. GILES IN THE FEILDES In the field, R. M. H. 1/4
Robert Hulcup, "a parishioner of much respectability," was chosen a vestry-man in 1667, and continued such till 1682. Having previously served as overseer, and other offices, he was churchwarden in 1671, and was on most committees for the conducting of parochial business. To the poor of his parish he was a considerable benefactor, having bequeathed a legacy of 40Z. per annum " charged on certaine messuages or tenements, late of Captain William Whitcombe, situate neare unto Drury lane." This bequest the heir-at-law disputed, and in 1686 the parish relinquished further claim by accepting a certain sum.
#529 IA: WAGSTAF IN ST. GILES IN In the field, I. W. 1669.
Rev. YE FEILDS . NEAR YE WHITE HART HER DOVBL. TOKEN FOR A 1/2.
#530 JOHN BUTLER IN ST. A castle, in field.
Rev. GILES IN THE FEILDS . 1670 In the field, I. E. B.
John Butler bequeathed by will, in 1685, the rents and profits and all his term of years, "in the messuage or tenement situate at Pye-corner, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, London, known by the sign of the Bell ;" to be applied to the benefit of the most necessitous poor of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields. Butler's lease expired in 1738, and his charitable bequest then ceased.
B2481. Obverse. NATHANIELL . ABBOT = DISTILLER . 1659.
R. GILES . IN . Y E . FEILDES = N . S . A. 1/4
B2482. Obverse. at . the . Blacke . Boy . in = A black boy holding a pipe.
R. GILESES . IN . THE . FEILDS = E . B. 1/4
B2483. Obverse. WALT . BIGG AT . THE . BEL . IN = A bell.
R. GYLESES . IN . THE . FEILDES = A bell. 1/4
B2484. Obverse. EDWARD . BONVS . RED . COW = A COW.
R. S . GILESES . IN . Ye . FEILES = E . E . B. 1/4
B2485. Obverse. JAMES . BRICKILL . IN = MEALE MAN.
R. ST . GILES . THE FEILDES = 1663. 1/4
B2486. Obverse. Tho . Brodway . of . St . Giles = A hand holding a pineapple.
R. AT . FOVNTAN . LAN . END = T . A . B. 1/4
B2488. Obverse. at . the . helmet . in = A helmet.
R. GYLESES . IN . THE . FEILDS = E . C. 1/4
B2490. Obverse. ROBERT. DERDS . l666 = HIS HALF PENY.
R. MEALEMAN . IN . ST . GILES = R . I . D.
B2491. Obverse. Thomas . Greene . in = A bear with a chain.
R. S . GILES . Y E . FEILDES = T . M . G. 1/4
B2492. Obverse. AT . THE . WHEAT . SHEIFE = E . E . H.
R. in . saint . Gileses = A wheatsheaf. 1/4
B2493. Obverse. the . talow . chandler = A man dipping candles.
R. IN . S . GILES . FIELDES = I . H. 1/4
B2495. Obverse. ROBERT . HITCHAM . NEW . STRET = A Crown.
R. IN . ST . GILES . FEILDS . 1670 = HALF PENY. R . D . H.
B2496. Obverse. Will . Horne . at . ye . hor = A pair of antlers.
R. NES . ST . GILES . FEILDS = W . H . H. 1/4
B2498. Obverse. DANYELL . JAMES . GILES = A ship.
R. THE . FEILDES . 1657 = D . M . I.
B2499. Obverse. ye . Eagle . & . Child . in = An eagle and child.
R. ST . GILES . Ye . FEILDES . 57 = I . B . L. 1/4
“All persons that desire to make use of the New Invention of Major Thorny Franke , for the hanging of Coppers, by which a third part of the Fuel which otherwise will be spent, may be easily saved ; may repair to Mr. Collins , or to Mr. Dodd at the Eagle and Child, a Brewhouse in St. Giles in the Fields, where they shall receive full satisfaction.”—The London Gazette , No. 136, March 4-7, 1666.
B2500. Obverse. SAMUELL . MARSTONE . AT . Y E = On a bottle. S . M . M.
R. ON . YE . CAVSEY . IN . ST . GILESES = HIS HALF PENY. 1666.
B2501. Obverse. Will . Morecoot . in = A man wearing a hat and a sash.
R. st . GILES . y e . FEILDES . 57 = The Farriers’ Arms. 1/4
B2503. Obverse. ELIZABETH . PEARCE . 63 = HER HALFE PENY.
R. st . Giles . in . y e . feilds = Three pigeons, two regardant, one displayed.
B2505. Obverse. JOHN . REDDELL . AT . Y E . ROSE = A full-blown rose.
R. CHVRCH . STREETE . S T . GILES = I . R . R. 1/4
B2506. Obverse. YE . SWAN . & . WHIT . HART = A Swan.
R. ST . GIELES . Ye . FEILDES = I . M . S. 1/4
B2507. Obverse. ROBERT . STARRY . IN . ST . GILES = A dog COUChant.
R. FEILDS . HIS . HALF . PENNY = R . A . S. J
B2509. Obverse. John . Slade . in . ST . Gileses = Three barrels and a sugar-loaf.
R. MIDDELL . ROW . 1668 = HIS HALF PENY.
B2510. Obverse. THOMAS . TARLTON . IN = A bull.
R. S T . GILES . Ye . FEILDES = T . E . T. 1/4
B2511. Obverse. JOHN . WETHERED . TALLOW = A Swan.
R. ST . GILES . IN . Y E . FEILDS . CHAN = HIS HALF PENY.
B2514. Obverse. Tho . Woollams . in . new . king = Three brushes.
R. STREET . IN . S T . GILES . Y E . FEILDS = HIS HALFE PENNY. T . I . W.
" The way towards Smithfield, called Gilt Spurre, or Knightriders' street, so
named of the knights and others riding that way into Smithfield, replenished
with new buildings on both sides up to Pie corner." Stow, 1603.
#531 JAMES STEPHENS AT Ye Three nuns, in the field.
Rev. IN GILTSPUR STREET WITHOVT NEWGAT. 1/4
B1149. Obverse. AT . THE . MAIDEN . HEAD = D . B.
R. GILTSPUR . STREETE = The Mercers’ Arms. 1/4
B1150. Obverse. Samvel . Botley = Three nuns standing.
R. GVILTSPVR . STREET = S . H . B. 1/4
1151. O. thomas . Harris = The Grocers’ Arms.
R. GILTSPUR . STREET = T . A . H. 1/4
B1152. Obverse. Richard . Johnson=--A mermaid.
R. IN . GILTSPUR . STREET = WITHOUT NEWGATE. 1/4
B1153. Obverse. Richard. Patricke . att .ye . his . 1/2 = A Turk’s head.
R. In . Gilt . spur . Street . with out . Newgate . 1664 (in five lines across the field). 1
#532 FROM GLASHOUSE HALL In the field, a Turk's head.
Rev. GOD PRESERVE THE NATION A ship sailing.
Broad street and the Glass-house were wholly destroyed in the general calamity of the great fire in September, 1666 ; but where the Turk's Head was subsequently established has yet to be ascertained.
Struck on large brass, as a coffee-house penny.
#533 HEN: MVMFORD IN GLEANE ALLEY, in the field.
Rev. IN TOOLEY STREET In the field, H. E. M.
#534 WILLIAM HOOKE ? Stag's horns, in the field.
Rev. IN GOATE LANE . 1671 In the field, A HALF PENY.
#535 AT THE COCK IN GOLDEN LANE A cock, in the field.
Rev. Will. Sedbury, his halfe peny, in script.
B1173. Obverse. Will . Sudbury . his . halfe . petty (in four lines across the field).
R. AT . THE . COCK . IN . GOLDEN . LANE = A COCK. 1/2
#536 DANIEL CHERRY IN In field, D. M. C.
Rev. GOLDING LANE . BREWER 1656, in the field.
#537 RICHARD PAWLEY AT THE 3 Grocers Company arms.
Rev. CVPPS . IN GOLDING LANE HIS HALFE PENY. R. M. P.
#538 THOMAS PERROT IN Two sugar-loaves, in the field.
Rev. GOLDEN LANE . 1658 In the field, T. L. P.
#539 AT THE VINE IN A vine, in the field.
Rev. GOLDEN LANE In the field, G. W. B.
The sign appears to have conferred its name on a neighbouring court. See No. 1236.
Betle, in the eighth century, notices the culture of the vine in this country ; and vineyards are mentioned in the laws of Alfred. Domesday, among other vineyards therein particularized, includes one at Holeburne, and another at the village of Westminster.
#540 AT THE WHITE SWAN A swan, with collar and chain.
Rev. IN GOLDEN LANE In the field, W. A. T.
B1156. Obverse. Will . Arkesden . in . golden = A man and cat.
R. LANE . HIS . HALFE . PENNY = W . F . A. l668.
Probably the sign of Whittington and his cat.
B1158. Obverse. GEORGE . BAISGROVE . AT . THE = An actor (?).
R. PLAY . HOVS . YARD . GOLDEN . LANE = HIS HALFE PENNY. G . I . B.
B1159. Obverse. WILL . BARRETT . AT . THE . BALL = W . V . B.
R. BREWHOVSE . IN . GOLDIN . LANE = HIS HALF PENY.
B1161. Obverse. FREEMAN . ELLIS . IN = VINE COVRT.
R. GOVLDING . LANE . 1656 = F . I . E. 1/4
B1162. Obverse. Samuell . Evans . at . the = A chequered square.
R. IN . GOVLDING . LANE . l666 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1163. Obverse.AT . THE . BALL . IN = A ball.
R. GOLDIN . LANE . 1657 = 0 . G and W . B. 1/4
It was but rarely that two persons joined in issuing the same token.— Vide
B1164. Obverse. the . Angel . and . Porter = An angel, and a man with a burden.
R. IN . GOLDEN . LANE . 1656 = B . M . H. 1/4
B1165. Obverse. Richard . Huckwell=A wheatsheaf.
R. IN . GOVLDING . LANE = R . E . H. 1/4
B1166. Obverse. Thomas . Humphries . at . Y E = St. George and the Dragon.
R. GEORGE . IN . GOLDING . LANE = HIS HALF PENY. T . E . H.
B1167. Obverse. WILLIAM . JOHNSON = CHAN | DLER (in two lines).
R. in . govlden . lane = W . A . I and five stars. 1/4
B1168. Obverse. john . maxwell . lower = The Dyers’ Arms.
R. END . OF . GOVLDEN . LANE = I . I . M. 1/4
B1170. There is a variety, having the Grocers’ Arms in the field of obverse.
B1172. Obverse. John . Sharpe . mealeman = Three wheatsheaves. I . S . S.
R . IN . GOVLDEN . LANE . 1666 = HIS HALF PENY.
B1174. Obverse. O. AT . THE . WHITE . SWAN = A Swan.
R. IN . GOVLDIN . LANE = W . A . T. 1/4
“ One known by the name of Thomas Sharp, of Barmby in the Willows Nottingham, left his habitation about the loth of May last in a melancholly . . . : he is aged about 60, tall, gray haired ; If any one shall give notice of him . . .
to the White Swan in Golden Lane London, ... he shall be well rewarded for
his peins.”—The Newes, No. 54, July 13, 1665, p. 578.
B1175. Obverse. MARGRET . TVTTLESHAM . AT . Y E = A globe with clouds at the side, land and water at the back.
R. WORLDS . END . IN . GOLDEN . LANE=HER HALFE PENY. 1666.
B1176. Obverse. O. AT . THE . ROBIN . HOD — S . S . W.
R. IN . GOVLDEN . LANE = 1653. 1/4
B1177. Obverse. William . Wickings . at . ye = A gate with towers.
R. BREW . HOVSE . IN . GOLDING . LANE = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1178. Obverse. Samvel. Woodcock, in . Golditige . Latte (in four lines across the field).
R. his . halfe . penny . 1669 = A pair of antlers, S . M . W .
B1179. Obverse. Isaac . Wyburd . at . y e = A crooked billet.
R. IN . GOVLDIN . LANE . 66 = HIS HALFE PENY. A
#541 GOODMANS FIELDS BREWHOVSE . 1760 Bear, ring in nose.
Rev. THOMAS IORDAN AND co. THREE PENCE.
Large size. A rare brass token of the eighteenth century.
B1180. Obverse. William . Barton . at . ye . red = A lion ; above it, a shoe.
R. IN . GOODMANS . YARD . 1667= HIS HALF PENY. W . I . B.
B1181. Obverse. Thomas . Norris . at . y e = Two carbines crossed.
R. IN . GOODMANS . YARD = T . A . N. 1667. 1/4
B1182. Obverse. William . Prescott . at . y e = A sugar-loaf.
R. IN . GOODMANS . YARD . 1668 = HIS HALF PENY. W . I . P.
B1183. Obverse. HONEST . NED . SPENCER . AT . Y E = A roll of tobacco.
R. IN . GOODMANS . YARD . 1668 = HIS HALF PENY. E . E . S.
B1184. Obverse. THO . BAILY . IN . GOOS . LANE = HIS HALFE PENNY T . E . B.
R. near . bow . CHURCH . 1 668 = A lion rampant.
#542 AT THE BUTCHERS ARMES Butchers Company arms.
Rev. IN GOSWELL STREETE In the field, M. A. G.
B1188. Obverse. at . the . Butchers . ARMES = The Butchers’ Arms.
R. IN . GOSWELL . STREETE = M . A . C. 1/4
B1185. Obverse. JOHN . BERRY . AT . Y E . IN = A trumpet.
R. GOSWELL . STREET . l666 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1186. Obverse. JOHN . BIGGS . BAKER . AT . FRENCH = HIS HALF PENY.
R. ALLY . END . IN . GOSWEL . STRET = I . I . B. 1/2
B1187. Obverse. WILLIAM . BRIANT . IN . GOSWELL = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. STREET . IN . FRENCH . ALLEY . 68 = W . M . B.
B1189. Obverse. MICHAEL . COPE = HIS HALF PENY.
R. in . goswell . streete = The Butchers’ Arms. M . M . C. b
B1190. Obverse. SARAH . CONY . 166... = S . C.
R. IN . GOSWELL . STREET = HER HALF PENY.
B1191. Obverse. at . ye . whit . loyon . in = A lion rampant.
R. GOOSWEELL . STREET = R . A . F. 1/4
B1192. Obverse. THOMAS . GILLMAN . IN = A Spade. T . A . G.
R. GOSSWELL . STREET = CHANDLER. 1/4
B1193. Obverse. ROBERT . HAINES = HIS HALF PENY.
R. IN . GOSWELL . STREET = A Swan.
#543 SAMUELL KING IN Man dipping candles, in the field.
Rev. GRACIOVS STREET St. George and Dragon.
Stow, after noticing the conduit in Grasse street, observes, " higher in Grasse street is the parish church of St. Bennet, called Grasse church, of the herb market there kept." These notices are followed by a particular of the customs, or tolls, of Grass-church market, in the reign of King Edward the Third. Grass-church became in time, by the extinction of the market, perverted into Gracious street ; and here Tarlton, who by all representations appears to have led a dissolute and irregular life, once held " a tavern, at the sign of the Saba," king Solomon's queen of Sheba. The year is uncertain, as he and his wife subsequently had an ordinary in Paternoster row. He however, while one of the company playing at the Curtain, or theatre, in Shoreditch, died of the plague in Holiwell, now the High street, Shoreditch, September 3d, 1588, and was buried on the same day.
The fire in September, 1666, wholly destroyed Gracious street, but on being rebuilt it was named Gracechurch street, by which it is still known.
#544 THE 3 TUNN TAVERNE IN Three tuns ; Vintners 1 arms.
Rev. GRACE CHURCH STREETE In the field, I. E. K.
The Three Tuns before the fire in 1666.
#545 THOMAS ALLISON . 1668 Three tuns ; Vintners 1 arms.
Rev. IN GRACIOVS STREET HIS HALFE PENNY. T. A. A.
#546 WILLIAM WILLIAMS IN Lion rampant, in the field.
Rev. GRACE- CHURCH STREET In the field, W. F. W. 1/4
Possibly the White Lion, prior to the fire. The white lion, derived from the family of Mowbray, was the badge or ensign of the house of Howard.
#547 ROBERT CARTER AT YE WHITE Lion rampant, in field.
Rev. IN GRACECHURCH STREETE HIS PENNY. 1668.
Large brass, for penny currency.
“ Other Houses of Note .... Whyte-lyon, Gracechurch Street, the latter the Receptacle of Porters and Carousing Carmen—thanks to the demolish’d Boot.”—
A Vademeciifu for Maltworms, p. 12.
#548 NEW COFFEE HOUSE HALL A Talbot, in the field.
Rev. IN GRACE CHURCH STREET T. D. N. B. I?
Large brass size. Two persons appear to have been concerned.
#549 Another specimen, struck on red copper.
#550 JAMES CHURCHEY AT THE Bell, in the field.
Rev. IN GRACECHURCH STREET HIS HALFE PENNY. 1670.
[550. Henry Preston, citizen and fishmonger, devised by will, dated February 29th, 1434, certain tenements to the Fishmongers Company, in aid and support of poor men and women of the mystery and commonalty of Fishmongers, for ever; among them, one tenement called " the Hart on the Hope," in Gracechurch street, in the parish of All Saints, or Allhallows^ London ; and one tenement called " the Bell on the Hoop," in the street and parish aforesaid. Machin, in his Diary, under June 12th, 15GO, notices " the woman who kept the Bell in Gracechurch, was carted through the city as a bawd." The Bell tavern appears to have been on the site of the house now number 25, in Gracechurch street ; and the White Hart, on that occupied by Messrs Spooner, Attwood, and company, bankers. ]
“Stolen from John Eaton of Langham in Essex, on May 10 a bay Gelding . . . . ;
if any one can give notice of the said Gelding to Mr. Tazvley at the Bell in
Grace-Church-street .... they shall be well rewarded for their pains.”—
Mercurius Pub lie us, No. 20, May 16-23, 1661, p. 313.
B1194. Obverse. JOHN . Adames . 1668 = A lion rampant, holding an anchor.
R. IN . GRACECHURCH . STREET = HIS HALF PENY.
B1196. Obverse. at . the . George . in = St. George and the Dragon.
R. GRACECHURCH . STREET = W . M . B. 1/4
B1197. Obverse. L . CASHE . at . the . bors = A boar’s head, with a lemon in the mouth.
r. HEAD . IN . GRACE . C . STRET = L . A . C. 1/4
B1200. Obverse. NEW . COFFEE . HOVSE . HALL = A dog.
R. in . grace . church . street = T . D conjoined and N . B conjoined. 1 D .
Curious as issued by two distinct persons, not man and wife.— Vide No. 1163.
B1201. Obverse. the . Red . Lyon . in . grase = A lion rampant.
R. CHURCH . STREETE . 1650 = I . S . F. 1/4
B1202. Obverse. Boures . Head . in = A boar’s head.
R. GRACECHURCH . STRE = W . H . 53. 1/4
B1203. Obverse. the . 3 . Tunn . taverne . in = Three tuns.
R. GRACE . CHURCH . STREETE = I . E . K. 1/4
B1205. Obverse. at . the . red . lyon . in = A lion rampant.
R. GRASE . CHURCH . STREET = A . M . P. 1/4
B1206. Obverse. John . Romney . 1659 = A blazing star.
R. IN . GRATIAS . STRETE = I . I . R. 1/4
B1207. Obverse. DAVID . URRY . AT . THE = A plough.
R. IN . GRATIOUS . STREET = HIS HALF PENY.
B1208. Obverse. YE . PEWTER . PLATTER = T . M . W.
R. in . gratious . streete = A platter. 1/4
B1209. Obverse. Michaell . Warren = A horseshoe.
R. IN . GRATIOUS . STREET = M . A . W. 1/4
“ Upon notice hereof [of two horses lost or stolen] to the Gilded Horse-shoe in Grace-Church Street .... there shall be given a good reward.”— The Newes,
No. 94, December 1, 1664, p. 769.
“ Lost on the 30 of March last out of Bushy Heath in Hertfordshire a brown bay Mare, about 14, hand high, with one Eye ... a dipt mark on her Buttock, being M. W. as then being with Foie : upon notice to Michael Warren at the Horse-shoe in Gracious Street, or to the Queens head in Smithfield, the discoverer shall have a good reward.”—The Nerves, No. 36, May 11, 1665, p. 316.
For the Queen’s Head vide No. 2863.
B1211. Obverse. AT . THE . SHIP . TAVERNE . HIS . 1/2 = A ship.
R. in . GRACE . CHURCH . street = A monogram.
#551 THO: PRICE . THE RED CO WE A cow, and sugar-loaf.
Rev. AT YE GRAYNGE IN SOVTHWARK HIS HALF PENY.
#552 IOHN ABBOT IN OVLD In the field, a black jack.
Rev. GRAFELD LANE . IN WAPING I. E. A., in field.
Taylor the water poet, in his " Jacke o'Lent, his beginning and entertainment," notices his avoidance of
1 ' Black jacks at gentle buttery bars,
Whose liquor oftentimes breeds household wars."
in Various ballads mention the black jack. In that entitled " The Times abuses/'
the Roxburghe collection, now in the British Museum, occurs the following
" They call me fuddling Mull'd Sacke,
When drinke I have got none :
Cannot they thinke on the blacke jacke,
And let mull'd sacke alone ?"
The following carousing song is derived from an early manuscript :
" The black jack ! the merry black jack,
As it is tost on high-a,
Grows, flows till at last they fall to blows,
And make their noddles cry-a.
The brown bowl ! the merry brown bowl,
As it goes round about-a ;
Fill, still let the world say what it will,
And drink the drink all out-a.
The deep can ! the merry deep can,
As we do freely quaff-a ;
Fling, sing be as merry as a king,
And sound a lusty laugh-a."
Diary of William Whiteway, 1618-34; Egerton MS. ?84.
The Black Jack, see also Nos. 873 and 942.
B1216. Obverse. WILLIAM . ALLTHRUPP = HIS HALF PENY. W . H . A .
R. IN . OLD . GRAVEL . LANE = A SUgar-loaf.
B1217. Obverse. ESDRAS . AMEREY . IN = A Spur.
R. NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = HIS HALF PENY.
B1218. Obverse. ESDRAS . AMERY . IN = A Spur.
R. NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = E . I . A. 1/4
B1219. Obverse. AT . THE . SUNN . IN . NEW = The Sun.
R. GRAVELL . LANE . WAPIN = A . M . B. 1/4
B1220. Obverse. MATTHEW . BRIGGES = A Stag lodged.
R. IN . NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = M . C . B. 1/4
B1221. Obverse. Thomas . Capon . in = A wheatsheaf.
R. NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = T . B . C. 1/4
Capon issued another token ; vide No. 2342.
B1222. Obverse. GEORGE . HUNTLEY . IN = CHANLER.
R. NEW . GRAVILL . LANE = G . A . H. 1/4
B1223. Obverse. AT . THE . SUGAR . LOAFE = A Sugar-loaf.
R. IN . NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = T . H. 1/4
B1224. Obverse. Ed . Measey . new . gravell = A sugar-loaf and E . M.
R. LANE . IN . RATCLIFE . 1666 = COMFIT MAKER. HIS HAL PENY.
B1225. Obverse. at . the . Blew . Anker = An anchor.
R. IN . NEW . GRAVEL . LANE = A . M . S. 1/4
B1226. Obverse. John . Ward . at . the = Two shields : one bearing the arms of England, the other the Irish harp.
R. IN . NEW . GRAVEL . LAN = I . A . W. 1/4
B1227. Obverse. at . the . states . arm = Two shields; one bearing the cross of St. George, the other the Irish harp.
R. IN . NEW . GRAVELL . L = I . A . W. 1/4
#553 HENRY ENGLISH Two tobacco-pipes crossed, in the field. br>
Rev. IN GRAVIL LANE In the field, H. E.
The Puritans appear to have been as great whiffers as the royalists, and the prevalence of smoking excited the holy vengeance of Hugh Peters, who in one of his admonitory sermons exhorted his congregation to "beware, beloved, of three mischievous Ws wine, women, and tobacco : but you will object, tobacco is no W ; to which I answer, tobacco must be understood under the notion of a weed, and then it holds right."
B1212. Obverse. ED . DAY . IN . GRAVIELANE = 1666.
R. NEARE . HOVNDSDITCH = E . M . D. 1/4
B1213. Obverse. BEN . STONES . IN . GRAVY = 1666.
R. LANE . NER . HOVNDSDITCH = B . I . S. 1/4
B1214. Obverse. S . STRUGNELL . GRAVEL = A Stirrup.
R. LANE . HOVNDSDITCH = S . K . S. 1/4
See also Gravel Lane, Southwark.
B1233. Obverse. O. George . yard . in . holborn = King’s bust crowned, full
face, T . C .
R. BY . GRAYES . INN . GATE = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1234. Obverse. Joseph . Higgs . confectioner = A fleur-de-lis and a rose, and I . A . H.
R. AGAINST . GRAIS . INN . GATE . IN . HOLBORN . HIS . HALF . peny (in six lines). 4
B1235. Obverse. John . Jones . in . holborn = A pair of scales.
R. NEER . GRAYES . IN . GATE = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1236. Obverse. by . grasing . gate = I . K and three fleur-de-lis.
R. in . holborne = A pair of scales. ^
B1237. Obverse. William . Place . at = A man on horseback, blowing a horn.
R. GRAYS . INN . GATE = FOR POST LETTERS. 1/2
The issuer of this token seems to have been a man of some energy, if we are to judge by his multifarious occupations, the chief among which, as his token and the following advertisement indicate, was that of postmaster. He was, in addition, stationer, bookseller, (at that time the terms were practically synonymous) vendor of lozenges and dentifrices, and keeper of an office whither lost property might be brought.
The following important advertisement appeared in the Mercurius Publicus ,
No. 17, April 25 to May 2, 1661, p. 264.
“Advertisement from His MAJESTY'S Post-office.
“ All gentlemen and others are desir’d to take notice that the Post-Office hath been abused by severall persons, who have falsely pretended themselves to be appointed to receive Letters from the Post-Office, and have exacted a penny a letter above the due post, alledging it to be for carrying the same to the Office, and some such persons have also destroyed many letters to game the port to themselves.
“And to prevent the like abuses his Majesties Post-Master generall hath appointed the persons hereafter named at his own charge who have given security and voluntary Oath for their faithfullnesse to receive all Letters in their respective places for the Post-office, viz. . . . Strand. Mr. Roberts a Grocer, at the Baytree over against York House .... Holborn. Mr. Place , Stationer at Grays-Inn-gate.”
Another advertisement of these appointments appeared in the Mercurius Publicus of July 18-25, 1661, p. 461.
The following advertisement appeared in the Mercurials Publicus , No. 24, June 11-18, 1663, p. 377, and in the Kingdom's Intelligencer, No. 25, June 15-22, 1663, pp. 386-7. _
“Advertisement from his Majesties General Post-Office in London.
“ These are to give notice to all persons concerned, that the persons hereunder named are appointed to receive all Letters that shall be brought unto them , to be sent [by Post) into any part of his Majesties Dominions of England, Scotland, and Ireland, \or the parts beyond the Seas by the foreign Posts, without taking enny reward for their pains, other than the allowed rate for port of such Letters as are to be paid for at the Office ; the said persons so appointed receiving Salaries for such their seirvice, and having given Security for the faithful performance of their duties every Post-night. That is to say:
“ Mr. Edward Roberts, near York-house in the Strand, Grocer.
“ Mr. William Place, Stationer at Greys-Lnne-gate.
“ And all gentlemen are earnestly desired to cause their Letters to be delivered at the aforesaid places, each Post-night, before ten of the clock at the furthest."
“ ASHREA, or the Grove of Beatitudes, in Emblems with considerations, and meditations, suitable to every Beatitude. Sold by William Place at Grays-Inn-Gate.”—The Newes, No. 42, June 1, 1665, p. 389.
“ BE pleased to take notice that Mr. Theophilus Buckworth, the Operator of those famous Lozanges, formerly sold by Mr. Lownds .... they are onely to be had at Tho. Rookes, the said Author's Lodgings, and . ... at Mr. William Place’s, at Grais-Inn-Gate, Holborn.”— Mercurius Publicus, March 20-27, 1662, p. 187.
“ Most excellent and approved Dentifrices to scour and cleanse the teeth, making them white as Ivory, preserve them from the Tooth ach, so that being constantly used, the parties are never troubled with the Tooth-ach, to fasten the Teeth, sweeten the breath, and preserve the gums and mouth from Cankers and impostumes, and being beaten to powder, and taken a dram at a time in wine, or other convenient Liquor, is a speedy remedy for any Flux, or looseness of the belly.
“They are only to be had . . . . at Mr, William Places, at Graye's-Inn gate, Holborne." —The Kingdom's Intelligencer , No. 23, June 9-16, 1662, p. 3 77 -
“ Lost, August 18, 62, in the morning, between Gray’s-Inne and the Temple, three Silver Seals, enclosed one in the other, if any one has taken them up, and will deliver them to Mr. Place, a Stationer at Gray’s-Inne-Gate, who will give a further description of them, shall be well rewarded for his pains.”— Mercurius Publicus, No. 33, August 14-21, 1662, p. 555.
For other stationers’ tokens vide Appendix.
B1238. Obverse. Rich . Sutton . at . ye . marmad e = A mermaid.
R. AT . GRASEIN . GATE . IN . HOLBVRN = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1239. Obverse. ELEANER . WEAVER . NEAR = E . W.
R. GRAIES . INN . GATE . HOLBVRNE = A HALFE PENY.
#554 THE C[ASTLE] TAVERNE In the field, a castle.
Rev. IN GRAYES IN LANE T. M. H., in the field.
#555 JAMES COLE IN GRAYSE HIS HALFE PENNY, in field.
Rev. INNE LANE . PEICE BROKER In field, I. K. C.
Dealer in short remnants of cloth.
#556 JOHN FARMER IN In the field, HIS HALF PENY.
Rev. GRAYES INN LANE Man dipping candles.
#557 TIMOTHEY HALSEY Man dipping candles, in the field.
Rev. IN GRAISEN LANE In the field, T. S. H.
#558 AT THE SWAN TAVERNE A swan, in the field.
Rev. AT GRAYS IN LANE - END In field, W. M. G.
#559 IOHN COX AT YE SWAN TAVERN A swan, with collar.
Rev. AT GRAIES INN LANE END In field, I. C. 1664.
#560 HUMPHREY WIGAN.1663 A harrow, in the field.
Rev. IN GRAIES INN LANE In the field, H. B. W.
“ Sunday night December 1, Lost . . . four large Draught Oxon. ... If any
can give notice to . . . Mr. Humphery Wiggin at the Harrow in Grayes -Inn-lane . . . they shall be well rewarded.”—The Kingdom's Intelligencer , No. 51,
December 9-16, 1661, p. 769.
#561 ROBERT KEMBLE . BAKER AT THE Star With eight points, wavy.
Rev. STARR . IN GRAIES INN LANE HIS HALFE PENNY. 1667.
#562 LYDIA DUNWELL AT Ye - An oil-flask, in the field.
Rev. IN GRAIES INNE LANE HER HALFE PENY. 1668.
B1240. Obverse. Edward . Batty . at . ye = A spread eagle.
R. IN . GRASE . INN . LANE = E . M . B. 1/4
B1241. Obverse. BENJAMIN . BENNET . IN = A Cross.
R. GRAYES . INN . LANE = B . A . B. 1/4
B1242. Obverse. THE . SWAN . TAVERN . AT = I . C.
R. GRAYSING . LANE . END = A Swan. 1/4
B1248. Obverse. JOHN . Gillmore . tallowchand = A sugar-loaf.
R. LER . IN . GRAYS . INN . LANE = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1250. Obverse. Timothey . Halsey = A tallowchandler.
R. IN . GRAISEN . LANE = T . S . H. 1/4
B1251. Obverse. Thomas . Hodghes . in . grais = A fleur-de-lis.
R. INN . LANE . HIS . HALF . PENY = T . I . H.
B1252. Obverse. ROBERT . KEMBLE . BAKER . AT . THE = A Star.
R. STARR . IN . GRAIES . INN . LANE = HIS HALFE PENNY. 1667.
B1253. Obverse. Ignatius . Robinson . at . ye . old = An angel.
R. BY . GRAYES . INN . LANE . END = HIS HALFE PENNY. I . M . H .
B1254. Obverse. Rob . Stockton . in . rose . and = A greyhound.
R. CROWN . CORT . GRAYS . IN . LANE = HIS HALF PENY.
“Stoln on the 3d Instant . . . two Mares about 13 hands high each ; The one a light grey . . . The other a dapple-grey Gelding . . . Whoever shall give notice hereof ... to the Greyhound in Greys-Inne Lane , shall be well rewarded for his peyns.”—The Intelligencer , No. 89, November 14, 1664, p. 731.
#563 IOHN MAYSEY AT THE Three tuns; Vintners 1 arms.
Rev. GREAT GARDN IN ST. KAT In the field, I. A. M.
#564 IOHN WEDELL AT THE Corn-meter's shovel, in field.
Rev. IN GREAT GARDEN In the field, I. K. W.
B1261. Obverse. William . Chishull = A malt-shovel.
R. in . great . garding = A pair of strong shears. 1/4
The Green yard was a portion of the garden attached to the old mansion of
Leadenhall, when the residence of the Neville family.
#565 THO : LANE Y GREEN YARD Lion rampant ; T. M. L.
Rev. WITHIN LEADENHALL HIS HALF PENY.
#566 HVMPHREY EEDES AT THE Nag's head, in the field.
Rev. IN THE GREENE -YARD HIS HALF PENY.
#567 WILL : PAYNE AT THE BLACK A bull, in the field.
Rev. IN THE GREENE YARD HIS HALF PENY.
#568 RICHARD NETTLETON King's head ; Charles II., in field.
Rev. IN THE GREENE YARD HIS HALF PENY.
B1271. Obverse. Nathaniell . Higgins = The Butchers’ Arms.
R. IN . THE . GREENE . YARD = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1273. Obverse. francis . Leonard = A double-headed eagle displayed.
R. IN . GREENE . YARDE = F . L. 1/4
Green's rents were wholly destroyed in the great fire of September, 1666.
#569 EDM. IAMES . GREENS The sun in rays, in the field.
Rev. RENTS . FLEET BRIDG In the field, E. M. I.
#570 EDM. IAMES . GREENS The sun, in the field.
Rev. RENTS . FLEET BRIDG A pestle and mortar.
B1278. Obverse. a . seacole . seller = Three leopards’ faces.
R. IN . GREENS . RENTES = W. A. W.
B1279. Obverse. Will . Warde . fleet . BRIDG = The Weavers’Arms.
R. IN . GREENES . RENTS . 1666 = HIS HALF PENY. W . A . W.
#571 JAMES WATERS AT A gray friar, in the field.
Rev. GRAYE FRIARS GATE In the field, I. A. W. 1/4
The entrance to the now Blue-coat School, then immediately opposite to the end of Warwick lane.
#572 RICHARD TART IN GRAY Coffee-man filling coffee-cup.
Rev. FRIERS His HALF PENY In the field, R. T. 1/4
B1228. Obverse. George . Jones . in . gray = Half-length figure of a friar.
R. FRIERS . HIS . HALF . PENY = G . S . I.
B1229. Obverse. Anthony . Moslye . in = A rainbow, and A. E. M .
R. GRAY . FRYERS . 1666 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1231. Obverse. FRANCIS . SMALLET . IN = F . E . S.
R. Gray . Fryers = A friar.
B1280. Obverse. Joseph . Howson . in = The Founders’ Arms.
R. grocers, alley. 1663 = A sugar-loaf.
B1281. Obverse. THOMAS . JOHNSON . i666 = A cock.
R. IN . GROCERS . ALLEY = HIS HALF PENY.
#573 THOMAS ORGHAR . CHAND In the field, T. A. O. br>
Rev. LER IN GRUB STRETE  67 HIS HALF PENY.
#574 George Hide . Grocer, in three lines, across the field.
Rev. IN GRUBB STREET Tobacco-roll and half-moon.
#575 ROGER FOSSETT A crane, in the field.
Rev. IN GRUB STREET In the field, R. M. F.
#576 IOHN DAWSON AT THE Rose and crown, in the field.
Rev. IN GRUB STREET. 1666 HIS HALFE PENY.
#577 SAM. WRIGHT . APOTHECARY An unicorn : crown above.
Rev. IN GRUB STREET. 1669 HIS HALF PENY.
The sign designated the Crown and Unicorn.
B1282. John . Dawson . at . the = A rose and crown.
R. IN . GRUB . STREET . l666 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1284. Obverse. WALTER . HADDON . AT . THE . 5 = W . E . H.
R. Inkhorns . in . grub . street = Five inkhorns. 1/4
A sign most appropriate to the locality.
B1285. Obverse. WILLIAM . HATTON = HIS HALF PENY.
R. in . GRUB . streete . 1666 = A wheatsheaf, and W . M . H.
B1286. Obverse. JOHN . HENLEY . IN . GRUBB = A pegasus.
R. street . his. halfe . penny = The Innholders’ Arms.
B1288. Obverse. Abraham . Johnson . at . y e = A frying-pan.
R. FRYING . PAN . IN . GRUB . STRET= A . B . I. 1/4
B1290. Obverse. Robert . Pearce . at . the = A broad arrow. R . P.
R. IN . GRUB . STREET . 1666 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1291. Obverse. at . ye . broade . arrow = A broad arrow.
R. IN . GRUB . STREETE . 5 7 = R . P. 1/4
B1292. Obverse. James . Robinson . at . y e = A flying horse.
R. FLYING . HORSE . IN . GRUB . STREET = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1293. Obverse. WILLIAM . TENNANT . AT . YE = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. naked . boy . in . grub . stret = A naked boy.
B1294. Obverse. his . halfe . penny . at . ye = Thomas Threlkeld Grocer.
R. white . lion . in . grub . street = A lion rampant.
#578 THOMAS AILAY AT THE 3 Three tuns; Vintners' arms.
Rev. AT GVILDHALL GATE . 1665- In field, T. E. A. 1/2.
" December 16th, 1654, Richard Major, vintner, at the Three Tons, by Guildhall, died intestate." Richard Smith's Obituary, Sloane MS. 886.
#579 WIL. TILER AT YE OFF[lCE] In the field, W. A. T.
Rev. BEHIND THE 3 TVNS GVILD HALL.
Query, was this a post-office?
#580 AT THE WHIT LYON Lion rampant, in the field.
Rev. IN GVILD HALL GATE In the field, W. A. C. 1/4
The White Lion, of which there are frequent notices by contemporary writers. Richard Smith, in his Obituary, Sloane MS. 886, notices, " January 26th, 1656, James Glasbrook, that once kept the White Lyon ale-house in Guildhall yard, and after fined for alderman, died sodenly at Dr. Micklethwait's door, in Little Britain."
W. C. was the occupant before the great fire in September, 1666, that greatly injured Guildhall ; in 1669 it was restored, and Robert Peete then became the tenant. The present south front of Guildhall is only a new casing on the old stone wall in 1789.
#581 ROBERT PEETE . OVER AGAINST Lion rampant, in field.
Rev. GVILDHALL GATE . 1669 HIS HALF PENY.
B1298. Obverse. Joh . Meares . at . the = A lion rampant.
R. IN . GUILDEHALL , YA = I . A . M.
B1300. Obverse. John . Stokes . at = The Vintners’ Arms.
R. YELD . HALL . GATE = I . A . S.
B1302. Obverse. thomas . askew . in = The Blacksmiths’ Arms.
R. gunpovder . alley= T. M. A.
Fuller, speaking of Gutter lane, says " it took its name from him who was once
the owner thereof, and was anciently inhabited by gold-beaters." Gutter lane is
a perversion of Guthrum, a Danish name of notoriety in the reign of King Alfred.
In 1280, Gregory de Rokesley, mayor of London, chief director of the royal mint,
ordered the silver of the new coinage then progressing to be of the fineness
"commonly called silver of Guthuron's lane." In the accounts of the Goldsmiths
Company, of the quarterage received from those of the livery in 1492, some are
described as residing in " Goodryn lane."
#582 THOMAS FITZHUGH AT YE GOLDEN In the field, 1D
Rev. ANCHOR IN GUTER LANE An anchor, in field.
Fitzhugh's token is one of the large brass, or penny size.
B1305. Obverse. Will . Grainge . at . ye . hornes = A pair of antlers and a
R. & . HORSHOOE . IN . GUTTER . LANE = HIS . W . E . G. 1669.
B1306. Obverse. Edward . Hill . at . ye . crowne = A crown and anchor.
R. AND . ANCKER . IN . GUTTER . LANE = HIS HALF PENY. E . A . H.
B1307. Obverse. the . hamer . and . crown = A hammer and crown.
R. IN . GUTER . LANE . 1653 = B . A . N. 1/4
B1308. Obverse. JOHN . STANDEREN . AT . YE . HARTS = I . R . S between a pair of stag’s horns.
R. HORNS . IN . GUTTER . LANE . I 666 = HIS HALFE PENNY.
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showing old and non-copyright scripts which can be used for research (copied).