LONDON TRADERS, TAVERN, AND COFFEE-HOUSE TOKENS, CURRENT 1649-1672. :
Index of Tradesmens tokens.
Holborn conduit stood on the rise of Snow hill, between Cow lane and Cock lane. The precinct of these tokens was wholly destroyed in the great fire.
Queens Head Taverne, at Holborn
#592 QUEEN'S HEAD TAVERNE Head of Queen Elizabeth, in the field.
Rev. AT HOLBORNE COVNDID In the field, E. E. H.
#593 THE HEN AND CHICKENS Hen with her brood, in field.
Rev. AT HOLBORNE CVNDVT In the field, T. B.
#594 ANTHONEY JOYCE Three stags, two and one, in the field.
Rev. AT HOBORN CONDUIT In the field, A. K. I.
Joyce was cousin to Pepys, the diarist, and is often mentioned by him. Pepys records seeing Joyce’s house burning in the Great Fire (Sept. 6, 1666), and relates his death : “ Comes news from Kate Joyce that if I would see her husband alive, I must come presently. So I to him, and find his breath rattle in his throat; and they did lay pigeons to his feet, and all despair of him. It seems, on Thursday last, he went, sober and quiet to Islington, and behind one of the inns, the White Lion (q. v.), did fling himself into a pond : was spied by a poor woman, and got out by some people, and set on his head and got to life : and so his wife and friends sent for.”—
Jan. 21, 1667-8.
#595 THE THREE SVGAR LOVES Three loaves pendant.
Rev. AT HOLBORNE CVNDITE In the field, T. E. S.
#596 MATT. BAYLY AT YE RED COW A COW, in the field.
Rev. NEAR HOLBORN CONDUIT In field, M. T. B. .
Holborn bridge was the ascent from the now top of Farringdon street to Ely place, where stood the palace of the bishops of Ely, and the garden, now builded on and called Hatton garden. Westward to the city boundaries, terminating the wide part near Gray's-inn lane end, called Holborn bars, was formerly called Low Holborn, or latterly, as on the tokens, Holborn. High Holborn is that portion of the main street from Holborn bars to Drury lane. Holborn is a perversion of Old-bourne.
#597 IOHN MURDOCK NEARE The Mercers Company arms.
Rev. HOLBORNE BRIDGE In the field, I. B. M.
#598 ROBERT BOOTH Two men with staves, in the field.
Rev. AT HOLBORNE BRIDG In the field, R. B.
Query, the sign of the Two Drovers ?
The " Description of a City Shower," printed in the Tatler, October 17th, 1710, and subsequently published in the collected works of Dean Swift, forcibly depicts the condition of Holborn bridge at this period, from the streams of filth of all hues and odours, under such a visitation :
" Each torrent drives, with rapid force,
From Smithfield or St. Pulchre's shape their course,
And in huge confluent join'd at Snow-hill ridge,
Fall from the conduit, prone to Holborn bridge."
#599 Obverse. RICHARD CORNISH A castle, in the field.
Rev. AT HOLBORN BRIDG In the field, R. M. C.
Certain Freemasons made this house their headquarters at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Vide Appendix.
#600 WILLIAM BLOW AT Ye KINGS HIS HALFE PENY.
Rev. ARMES IN HOLBARNE The Royal arms crowned.
The " Old King's Arms" is still extant by Ely place.
#601 JANE BOARDMAN NEERE A ship sailing, in the field.
Rev. STAPLES INN IN HOLBORN HER HALFE PENNY.
#602 WILLIAM COBB Sun in rays, Distillers' arms, in the field.
Rev. IN HIGH HOLBVRN HIS HALF PENY.
The Sun tavern was near Fulwood's rents. In the Banquet of Jests, 1639, duod., it is thus noticed : "A pleasant fellow willing to put off a lame horse, rode him from the Sunne tavern within Cripplegate, to the Sunne in Holborn, neere the Fuller's rents, and the next day, offering to sell him in Smithfield, the buyer asked him why he looked so leane ; ' marry ! no marvell,' answered he, ' for but yesterday I rid him from sunne to sunne, and never drew bit.' "
#603 DAVID DEANE The initials D. B. D., in the field.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE In the field, 1657.
#604 WILLIAM DANCER Apple-tree, bearing fruit, in the field.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE. 1659 In the field, W. D.
" An apple is of evill report, or at leastwise hath but an evil name amongst the Komans, for the very name, malwm, signifieth evill. Hence some forbid both cheese and apples with this fallacian, caseus est nequam, et mala swnt mala. How-beit, not origination but fortune made them sophisters ; for mdlum, an apple, deriveth his line of ancestry from the Greeke melon, of greate antiquitie, not unknown to Homer. Yet the obvious notation is passing plausible and more passable, because an apple was the cause or occasion of all evill ; but whether it were an apple or no, fides sit penes authores." Henry Buttes's Dyets Dry Dinner, 1599, sign. B8.
#605 BAPTIST FRERE IN In field, 1661.
Rev. HOLBORNE. OYLEMAN B. s. F., in the field.
#606 DANIELL GREY SALLUTATION Angel Gabriel, and the Virgin.
Rev. TAVERNE IN HOLBORNE HIS HALFE PENY.
B1412. Obverse. Daniell . Grey . Sallutation = The angel Gabriel saluting the Virgin.
R. TAVERNE . IN. HOLBORNE — HIS HALFE PENY.
#607 THE GOLDEN GRIFFIN A griffin, in the field.
Rev. TAVERNE IN HOLBORNE In the field, T. S. P.
Among the informations exhibited to the committee of inquiry relative to the great fire, printed in 1667, 4to, pp. 17, 18, is a long account of the apprehension of a woman charged with being an incendiary ; her being carried to the Griffin in Holborn, and ordered by Lord Craven to be secured ; but no further proceeding instituted. The woman, as in the case of Hubert, who was hanged, confessed voluntarily; but was never required to justify the words spoken by her.
B1444. Obverse. THE . GOLDEN . GRIFFIN = A griffin.
R. TAVERN . IN . HOLBORNE = T . S . P (Pigett). 1/4
#608 ROB. HOLMES AT THE Prince's plume, in the field.
Rev. FETHARS IN HOLBORN III the field, R. H.
Robert Holmes at the Feathers, Holborn, his halfpenny
The Feathers tavern was on the south side of High Holborn. In 1785, the
Feathers, then described as " a public-house," was greatly injured by a fire
that destroyed several houses in Holborn, and backwards to Whetstone park. The
house, number 262, has since been rebuilt. A court leading into Whetstone park,
called Pargiter's rents, obtained subsequently the name of Feathers court from
the sign. It is now a thoroughfare from Holborn into Whetstone park, and is
midway between the two Turnstiles.
B1423. Obverse. Robert . Holmes . at . THE = The Prince of Wales’s feathers.
R. FETHARS . IN . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1424. Obverse. Rob . Holmes . at . the = The Prince of Wales’s feathers.
R. FETHARS . IN . HOLBORN = R . H.
#609 AT THE KINGS HEAD Bust of King Henry the Eighth.
Rev. TAVERN IN HOLBORNE H. M. H., in the field.
#610 JOHN JONES IN HOLBORN In the field, a pair of scales.
Rev. NEER GRAYES IN GATE HIS HALFE PENY.
#611 SYMON PANNATE Butchers Company arms, in the field.
Rev. IN HIGH HOLBORNE In the field, S. M. P.
" Each butcher, by himselfe, makes martial lawes,
Cuts throats and kills, and quarters, hangs, and drawes."
John Taylor the water poet's Jack o'Lent, 1617.
#612 AT THE RED LION A lion rampant, in the field.
Rev. IN HYE HOLBORN . 1652 In the field, L. C. S. 1/4
The Red Lion, whence Red-lion street, is in the parish of St. Giles in the fields. The fine stained glass windows of the old church were, during the sway of puritanical frenzy, ordered to be destroyed ; but on the receipt of the order to that effect, the emblazoned glass was by a better feeling wholly moved and concealed, till on the restoration of royalty, the windows were replaced and again shone in their wonted splendour. One on the south side, that had become faulty, or was altogether deficient, would seem to have been supplied at the cost of mine host of the Red Lion, who appears to have been a loyalist.
Months after the establishment of Charles the Second, the royalists carried their pitiable resentment beyond the grave, by exhuming the bodies of Cromwell, Ireton, and Bradshaw. The order for this purpose passed by a vote of the House of Commons, December 8th, 1660. On Saturday, January 26th, 1661, the bodies of Cromwell and Ireton, in their coffins, were taken from their graves in Westminster abbey, and in the night of the following Monday conveyed in two carts to the Red Lion inn in Holborn. Bradshaw's was removed on Tuesday morning, and on Wednesday, the 30th, the anniversary of Charles the First's execution, to whose memory by this outrage no honour was rendered, the three coffins were placed on sledges, and ignominiously drawn from the Red Lion to Tyburn. The bodies were there taken from the coffins, and hanged on the cross-pieces of the triple -tree till sunset, when the heads were struck off and the. corpses flung into a deep hole below the gallows ; the heads on three poles were raised at the north end of Westminster hall, and there continued till blown down by gusts of wind. On the part of the exhumer this appears not to have been a promptly paid job, as the receipt for fifteen shillings, dated May 4th, 1661, is extant, " for taking up the corpes of Cromell, and Ireton, and Brasaw, rec. by mee, John Lewis."
The Red Lion continued to be a house of eminence ; as Baron Atkins, in a letter dated from Lincoln's Inn, September 8th, 1666, describing the horrors of the late fire, writes, " Sir Richard Broon's house burned to the ground, where he has sustained great losses ; and my brother Browne likewise, for my sister being then very ill, all the care was to remove her : they are all now at the Red Lyon in Holborne."
Andrew Marvell, who hated the Stuarts, and has left a name memorable for many reasons, ceased to exist August 18th, 1678, and was buried in St. Giles's church. Aubrey, desirous of learning the immediate site of his last home, inquired of the sexton, and was informed that " his body lay below the pews, on the south side of the church, under the window in which was painted in the glass a red lion, given by the innholder of the Red Lion in Holborn." In vain may the archaeologist aim at further inquiry, or seek the
" Storied window richly dight ;"
as, preparatory to the building of the present church, the windows and materials of the former one were, in 1730, consigned to Flitcroft, the builder, in part liquidation of his estimate of cost of the new edifice. Nothing is now known of the old windows.
The family name of the issuer of the token was possibly Stanton. An advertisement, in 1678, for the recovery of a horse, stolen or strayed from Warwick field, behind Warwick house, now Warwick court, Holborn, referred for reward to Robert Stanton, at the Red Lyon inn, in Holborn.
The Red Lion inn was on the south side of Holborn, but the house bearing the sign is no longer extant. Red Lion yard, west of the Old George and Blue Boar, being now an extensive range of stabling.
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The house was frequented by Freemasons in Queen’s Anne’s reign. Vide Appendix.
The name of the issuer of this token was Streat, as shown by the following advertisement which appeared in the Mercurius Publicus , Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, 1661,
“ A Grey Gelding, blind of the near eye about 14 hand high, and about nine or ten years old. As also a black Mare with a white heel behind, and some white hairs in the forehead, about thirteen hand and a half high, and about six years old, both used to the Cart were stoln by night out of the grounds of Master Streat Innkeeper, at the red Lyon in Holborn the 26 of Septemb., 1661. If any person can give notice to the owner aforesaid he shall have 20s. for his pains.”
#613 WILLIAM SHEERS An anchor, in the field.
Rev. IN HOLBVRNE In the field, 1656. 1/4
#614 RICHARD SHEPHEARD CORNE Three horse-shoes, in the field.
Rev. CHANDLER IN HIGH HOLBORN HIS HALF PENY. 1668.
B1462. Obverse. RICHARD . Shepheard . Corne = Three horseshoes.
R. CHANDLER . IN . HIGH . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENY. 1666.
According to Speed, " the familie of the Ferrers were first seated in Rutland,
shire, as besides the credit of writers, the horse-shoe, whose badge it was,
doth witnesse ; where in the castle, and now the shire-hall, right over the seat
of the judge, a horse-shoe of iron curiously wrought, containing five foote and
a halfe in length, and the bredth thereto proportionably, is fixed." Theatre of
Great Britaine, edit. 1627, p. 59.
The heralds state that Henry de Ferrariis, who came to England with William the Norman, in the capacity of chief farrier, is commemorated in the family of Ferrers, bearing arms, argent, six horse-shoes, sable, three, two, and one.
The arms on the token are those of the Farriers Company : argent, three horse-shoes, sable.
#615 HUMPHRY SIMES A cavalier's boot, in the field.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE .1658 In the field, three pigeons ?
#616 ROBERT THODY AT YE King's head; Charles the Second.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE . 1667 In the field, HIS HALFE PENY.
The King's Head ale-house, an old building in Holborn, near Bloomsbury market, fell on August 24th, 1764, about three, p. m. The only person killed was a tipling tailor, named Murphy. The house on being rebuilt retained the same sign, but was recently demolished for the opening into New Oxford street.
#617 AT THE THREE CUPS In the field, M. D. B.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE . 1658: Three cups, in the field.
Winstanley, who has recorded many interesting traits of his contemporaries, notices his being with Richard Head, the author of the English Rogue, on the coming forth of the first part, " drinking a glass of Rhenish, at the Three Cup tavern in Holborn." The commendatory verses written on that occasion are printed in his Lives of the English Poets, 1687, 8vo, p. 208.
Hey wood, noticing the appliances of the taverners, says " Come to plate, every taverne can afford you flat bowles, French bowles, prounet cups, beare bowles, beakers ; and private householders in the citie, when they make a feast to entertaine their friends, can furnish their cupbords with flagons, tankards, beere-cups, wine-bowles ; some white, some parcell guilt, some guilt all over, some with covers, others without, of sundry shapes and qualities." Philocothonista: the Drunkard opened, 1635, 4to, p. 45.
#618 THE 3 SUGAR LVES IN Three sugar-loaves pendant.
Rev. TURNSTILE IN HOLBORN In the field, R. C. A.
#619 RICHARD UNDERWOOD : HIS HALFE PENNY : R. E. V. (in five lines).
Rev. IN HOLBORN . POVLTERER A running hare.
The inscription on the obverse in five lines.
The sign of " the Running Hare" was formerly not uncommon. In The Schoolmaster : or Teacher of Table Philosophy, 1583, it is said " during the ages of chivalry, if a man was going forth to war, or to a tournament, it was then thought unlucky to meet a priest ;" so Melton, in his Astrologaster, asserts " it is very ill lucke to have a hare cross one in the high -way." With the general prejudice against the hare, why it should have been adopted as a sign occasions matter of question.
#620 ELEANOR WEAVER NEAR In field, E. W.
Rev. GRAIES INN GATE . HOLBORNE HALFE PENY.
#621 WILLIAM WHETSTONE In the field, a Negro boy.
Rev. IN HOLBORNE . 1653 W. I. W., in the field.
The " black boy," on obverse, holds a tobacco-leaf in his right hand, and a roll of tobacco under his left arm.
Whetstone, a man of some wealth, and, as his token shows, a tobacconist on the south side of Holborn, near the Turnstile, served the office of overseer of St. Giles in the fields in 1655. After the Restoration he was the builder of several houses at the east end, between Newman's row, the north side of Lincoln's-inn fields, and Holborn ; several persons adopting the same purpose, covered the site westward to Gate street with other houses, and the whole obtained, from the originator, the name yet retained, of Whetstone's park. The scene of every vice ; Dryden, Butler, and other writers have recorded its early history in indelible disgrace.
#622 ALLAN WILSON AT YE FLECE A fleece, in the field.
Rev. TAVERN IN HOLBORNE In the field, A. W.
Allan Wilson at Ye Fleece Tavern, Holborn
The Golden Fleece was once the occasion of a jeu desprit said to have been uttered by Great Britain's Solomon. Old Lambe of Bury used to go hunting very brave in apparel, so glittering and radiant he eclipsed all the court. King James, seeing him one day in the field, asked what he was, and was told it was one Lambe. " Lambe," said the king, " I know not what kinde of lambe he is, but I am sure he hath a good fleece on his back." Sir Nicholas L'Estrange, Merry Passages and Jests, Harl. MS. 6395.
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Holborn Conduit stood on the rise of Snow Hill, between Cow Lane and Cock Lane. Holborn Bridge is the ascent from Farringdon Street to Ely Place Westward to the City boundaries, to Holborn Bars, was called Low Holborn, or Holborn. High Holborn extends from Gray’s Inn Lane to Drury Lane.
B1357. Obverse. Daniell . Andrew = The Fishmongers’ Arms.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BARES = I 6 . D . A . 59 (in lines). 1/4
B1358. Obverse. BENIAMIN . ASH . AT . Y E . FOVNTA = A fountain.
R. TAVERNE . IN . HIGH . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENNY. B . A. 1/4
Vide No. 1311.
B1361. Obverse. GILES .BAGGS . THE . HAMER . = A hammer and a crown
R. AND . CROWN . AT . HOLBORN . BRIDG - G . B . 1/2
B1362. Obverse. JOHN . BALL . AT . YE . KINGS . GATE (in four lines)
R. IN . HOLBORNE. HIS . HALFE . PENY (in four lines)
B1363. Obverse. Samuel . Ball . at . y . Kings . gate (in four lines)
R. In . Holborne . his . halfe . Peny . 1668 . S . M . B . and a ball (in six lines) 1/2
B1364. A variety is more rudely engraved
B1365. Obverse. WILLIAM . BARRETT . IN . HAND = A hand
R YARD . IN . HOLBORN . 1668 = His HALFE PENNY.
B1366. Obverse. MATT . BAYLY . AT . YE . RED . COW = A cow
R. NEAR . HOLBORN . CONDUIT . M . T . B . 1/2
B1367. Obverse. James . Bennett . corne = I . A . B. 1/2D , and a horseshoe.
R. CHNDLER . IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = A horseshoe. 1/2
B1368. Obverse. W . BIRCH . AT . THE . WHITE = A man on horseback
R. HORSE . HOLBORN . BRIDGE = W . A . B .
B1369. Obverse. W . BIRCH . AT . THE = A horse saddled
R. HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = W . A . B .
B1370. Obverse. WILLIAM . BLOW . AT . YE . KINGS = HIS HALFE PENY
R. ARMES . IN HOLBARNE = The Royal Arms, crowned 1/2
B1372. Obverse. HIS . HALF . PENY . AT . YE . ROSE . & = William Boden Grocer
R. CROWN . IN . HIGH . HOLBORN = A rose crowned 1669 1/2
B1373. Obverse. ROBERT . BODMIN = Two drovers
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDG = R . B .
B1374. Obverse. ELIZABETH . BOLD . IN . 1666 = A head between E. B.
R. CASTLE . YARD . NEAR . HOLBORN = HER HALF PENY
B1370. Obverse. ROBERT . BOOTH . Two men with staves
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDG = R . B .
B1376. Obverse. THO . BOSTOCK . AT . YE . GOLDEN = A ball
R. BALL . AT . HOLBORNE . CONDUIT . = HIS HALF PENY TOKEN
The word token rarely occurs on these pieces.
Vide No. 3117.
B1377. Obverse. Richard . Bromfeild = The Merchant-Tailors’ Arms.
R. IN . HOLBORNE . 1659 = R . E . B. 1/4
B1378. Obverse. HENRY BROWNE . HIS = HALFE PENY.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE . 1659 = H . I . B.
B1379. Obverse. John . Broxon . near . kings = A mermaid.
R. GATE. IN. HIGH . HOLBORN . 1668 = HIS HALFE PENY, and a key.
B1380. Obverse. Augus . Bryan . at . the = St. George and the Dragon.
R. GEORGE . HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = A . A . B.
“ Up early, and by six o’clock, after my wife was ready, I. walked with her to the George, at Holborne Conduit, where the coach stood ready to carry her and her mayde to Bugden.”—Pepys’ “Diary,” July 28, 1662.
B1381. Obverse. ANTHONY . BVGGIN . AT . THE = A . M . B.
R. GLOBE . TAVERN . IN . HOLBVRNE = A globe. J
B1382. Obverse. Charles . bvrford . tallow = Five candles on a stick.
R. CHANDLER . IN . HOLBORN = C . I . B.
B1383. Obverse. AT . THE . SUN . TAVERN = The Sun.
R. IN . HYE . HOLBORNE = A . E . C.
B1384. Obverse. AT . THE . MEAREMAID = T . C.
R. at . holborne . bridg = A mermaid
B1385. Obverse. Robert . Cartwright . at . the = A head of St. Agnes.
R. NEXT . THAVIS . INN . HOLBORNE = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1386. Obverse. THO . CATTERALL . OYLMAN . AT . YE . PID = A bulk T . C.
R. AGAINST . ST . ANDREWS . CHURCH . HOL = BORN HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1387. Obverse. MICHAELL . CHAMBERS . IN . THE = A lion passant.
R. MIDDLE . ROW . IN . HOLBORNE = HIS HALFE PENNY- 1666.
B1388. Obverse. CLARVEATO . AT . THE . SUNN = The Sun.
R. TAVERN . AT . HOLBVRN . BRIDG = HIS HALFE PENY- 1668.
B1389. Obverse. EDMOND . CLAY . AT . THE . GOLDEN = A falcon.
R. FALCON . IN . HOLBORNE . 67 = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1391. Obverse. EDW . COLE . AT . YE . CROWNE = A Crown.
R. TAVERNE . IN . HOLBVRNE = E . C.
B1393. Obverse. AT . THE . GOVLDEN . STILL = A Still.
R. AT . HOLBORN . CONDVIT = R . E . D.
B1395. Obverse. THOMAS . DAY . AT . YE . BLACK = A Swan.
R. SWAN . AT . HOLBORN . BRIDG = HIS HALFE PENY.
“ June the 11th.
“ By the Commissioners for licensing and regulating of Hackney Coaches. “ Ordered that all such Coachmen whose names are not yet entered, and who do really intend to provide horses according to the Act of Parliament, and such convenient Coaches and servants as shall be approved by the Commissioners, and have no other Trade or occupation, shall appear before the Commissioners for that service on Monday, the 16th , at the Black-Swan, in Holbourn, at two in the afternoon, and bring in their Certificates that they have served as Hackney-Coachmen.
-— Ja. Read."—Mercurius Public us, No. 23, June 5-12, 1662, p. 365.
Vide advertisement in London Gazette , March 12, 1672-3, quoted in Sampson’s
“ Flistory of Advertising,” p. 77.
B1396. Obverse. John . Deakes . at . the = A blazing star.
R. STAR . IN . HOLBORNE = I . E . D.
“ One dark Brown Mare with a mealy mouth, between 8, and 9, years old, about 14, hands high, hath all her paces. . . . Lost out of the grounds between Southampton House and Tadnam Court on Tuesday night, the 4, of this Instant fune. If any person can give notice of him to Mr. Dawks at the Starre-Inne in Holborn near Turnstile , he shall be well rewarded for his pains.” — The Kingdom's Intelligencer , No. 23, June 3 10, 1661, p. 353.
This shows that Deakes kept an inn, and indicates its position.
B1398. Obverse. JOHN . DRURY . AT . YE. GOLDEN — A horseshoe.
R. NEERE . HOLBORN . BRIDG = HIS HALF PENY.
B1399. Obverse. JOHN . DRURY . at . Gilded = A horseshoe.
R. AT . HOLBORN . BRIDG = I . A . D.
B1400. Obverse. JOHN . DURHAM . AT . THE = A Crown.
R. IN . HOVLBORNE = I . D.
B1401. Obverse. at . Ye . kings . head = I, combined with a merchant’s mark, M . E.
R. on. holborne. bridge = Bust of a king, with crown and sceptre.
B1402. Obverse. AT . THE . GOVLDEN . WREN = A wren.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = T . T . E. 1/4
B1403. Obverse. HENRY . EDWARDS . CORN = A dog.
R. CHANDLER . IN . HOLBORNE = HIS HALF PENNY. 1668.
B1404. Obverse. the . fethares . at = The Prince of Wales’s feathers.
R. HOLBVRNE . BARRS = O . F. 1/4
B1405. Obverse. Thomas . Farmer . Baker = The Bakers’ Arms.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE . 1668 = HIS HALFE, PENY. T . E . F.
B1406. Obverse. Edward . FORMAN = A turnstile.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = E . F. 1/4
B1407. Obverse. John . French . at = The Haberdashers’ Arms.
R. HOVLBORNE . BARS = I . F. 1/4
B1409. Obverse. at . the . sword . and . ball = A sword thrust through a ball.
R. AT . HOVLBVRN . BRIDGE = H . I . G. 1/4
B1410. Obverse. JAMES . GLADMAN = A bell.
R. HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = I . M . G. 1/4
B1411. Obverse. Tho . Greswell . iN = St. George and the Dragon.
R. GEORGE . YARD . HOLBVRN = T . I . G. 1/4
B1414. Obverse. AT . THE . GLOBE . TAVERN = A globe.
R. IN . HOLBORNE . 1651 = E . S . H. 1/4
B1415. Obverse. at . the . kings . head = A crowned bust.
R. TAVERN . IN . HOLBORN = H . M . H. 1/4
B1416. Obverse. AT . THE . WHITE . DRAGON . AT = R . A . H.
R. in . high . holborne = Crest; a wyvern pierced with an arrow. 1/2
B1417. Obverse. AT . THE . TURNE . STILE = A turnstile.
R. TAVERN . IN . HOLBORNE = T . E . H.
B1418. Obverse. at . the . 3 . tuns . at = Three Tuns.
R. HOLBORNE . BRIDGE . 1648= T . M . H. 1/4
1419. A variety is without date, and has the initials T .E . M. 1/4
B1420. Obverse. David . Hatton . at . ye . citty = A city with three towers ; above, YORK.
R. IN . Ye . MIDLE . ROW . IN . HOLBORN = HIS HALF PENNY, D . E. H . ( Octagonal .) 1/2
B1420. Obverse. Nicholas . Hawett . on = A wheatsheaf, with three birds perched on it.
R. HOLBORNE . HILL . MEALE . MAN = N . E . H.
B1422. Obverse. JOHN . HILL . AT . THE . SUNN = The Sun.
R. TAVERN . IN . HOLBORN = I . A . H. 1/4
B1425. Obverse. GEORGE . HOPKINS . VINTNER = HIS HALF PENY. 1669.
R. HOLBVRN . NEAR . HATEN . GARDEN = A fountain. 1/2
B1426. Obverse. JOHN . HUNTER . NEXT . WARWICK = I . E . H.
R. HOVSE . IN . HOVLBORNE . 1664 = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1428. Obverse. at . the . Raven = A raven.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDG = I . K. 1/4
B1429. Obverse. henry . king . at = A rose and crown.
R. HOLBORN . CVNDUIT = H . M . K. 1/4
“ A Black brown Nag was lost from Wendeaver the 13 of August 1661. The marks are a little -lop’t eard .... If any can bring word to the Crown at Holborn Conduit, he shall have 10s. for his pains.”—The Kingdom's Intelligencer ,
No. 33, Aug. 12-19, l6 6i, p. 521.
B1430. Obverse. John . Lambe . confectioner . in = A lamb couchant; below, 1667.
R. CASTLE . YARD ..NEARE . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENNY. I . M . L.
B1431. Obverse. James . Latham . at . the = An eagle standing on a child.
R. AGAINST . YE . MIDLE . ROW . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENNY. I . M . L.
B1432. Obverse. THO . LEGETT . AT . YE . GOVLDEN = A griffin.
R. TAVERN . IN . HIGH . HOLBURN = HIS HALFE PENY. 1/2
B1433. Obverse. RICHARD . LLOYD . AT . THE = HIS HALFE PENY. R . M . LL.
R. Poaps . head . Holbvrn . hill = A pope’s head. 1/2
B1434. Obverse. Edmond . Manforth . ianior = Aii armed man holding a spear.
R. NEXT . STAPLE . INN . IN . HOLBORNE = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1435. Obverse. SIMON . MARSHAL . VINE = A vine.
R. TAVERNE . IN . HOLBORNE = S . M . M.
This tavern was used as headquarters by Freemasons in the reign of Queen Anne. Vide Appendix.
B1436. Obverse. Will : middlemore = The Prince of Wales’s crest and plume.
R. HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = W . E . M.
B1437. Obverse. John . Murdock . neare = The Mercers’ Arms.
R. HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = I . B . M.
B1438. Obverse. AT . Ye . COFFE . HOUSE . AGAINST = HENRY MVSCVT. A hand holding a cup.
R. BROOK . HOUSE . IN . HOLBORN . HIS . HALF . PENNY . H . E . M . (in seven lines). (Heart-shape.) 1/2
“ Brook House, so called after Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke, the friend of Sir
Philip Sydney, stood on the site of the present Brook Street, near Furnival’s Inn,
so that Muscat’s coffee-house must have been on the opposite side of Holborn,
near the gateway of Staples Inn. The fanciful and somewhat inconvenient shape
of his token was adopted by others at this period, probably to attract notice.”—
Ackerman’s “ London Tradesmen’s Tokens.”
B1439. Obverse. daniell . naler . tallow = Three stags.
R. CHANDLER . IN . HOLBORN= D . N. 1662. 1/4
B1440. Obverse. JOHN . NICHOLLS . BAKER . OVER = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. agst . kingsgate . holbvrne = Three birds on a wheatsheaf. |
B1441. Obverse. AT . THE . WEAPON . CROSSTAKE = JOHN NORRIS.
R. TAVERN . IN . HIGH . HOLBORN — HIS HALF PENY.
This sign is not mentioned in Larwood and Hotten’s “ History of Signboards.”
B1442. Obverse. RICHARD . ODBER . AT . YE = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. ROYALL . CATCH . IN . HOLBVRNE = A ship. 1/2
B1443. Obverse. William . Overond . at . ye = A last, and W . M . O. 1668.
R. IN . MIDDLE . ROW . IN . HOLBORN = HIS HALFE PENNY.
Vide No. 1449.
B1445. Obverse. O. AT . THE . GOVLDEN . FAIKEN = A falcon.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = T . T . P. 1/4
B1446. Obverse. FRANCIS . PAINE . AT . Ye = A globe.
R. IN . HOLBORNE = F . P. 1/4
B1447. Obverse. Symon . PANNATE = The Butchers’ Arms.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = S . M . P.
B1448. Obverse. WILL . PETTY . AT . Ye . YORKE . CITTY = A view of a City.
R. IN . MIDLEROW . HOLBVRNE = W . M . P. 1/2
B1449. Obverse. Tho . Pigett . at . ye . govlden = A griffin rampant.
R. TAVERN . IN . HIGH . HOLBVRN = HIS HALFE PENY.
Vide Nos. 1432 and 1444.
“But a Gallant comes, and takes her (a woman who said that she had aided in
setting London on fire) by the arm. and leads her away, saying he would have
her examined, and forthwith another Gallant closeth with him, and they both
carryed her to the Griffin Tavern in Holborn .”—“A 1 'rue and Faithfull Account
of the several Informations Exhibited to the Honourable Committee appointed by
the Parliament to Inquire into the Late Dreadful Burning of the City of London.”
1667, p. 10.
B1450. Obverse. MATHIAS . PYTMAN = Two soldiers.
R. AT . HOLBORN . BRIDGE = M . M . P. 1/4
B1451. Obverse. Francis . Pochin . at . the = Full-faced bust of Queen Elizabeth crowned, and holding the orb and sceptre.
R. TAVERN . AT . HOLBOVRNE . BRIDGE = HIS HALFE PENY. F . E . P.
B1452. Obverse. THO . RAYNER . AT . KINGS = A gate.
R. GATE . IN . HOLBORN = T . E . R.
B1453. A variety reads on reverse gate . in . holborne . 57 = T . E.R.
B1455. Obverse. AT . THE . FAVLCON = A falcon.
R. IN . HOLBORN . 1653 = R . E . S. 1/4
B1456. Obverse. the . 3 . svgar . loves = Three sugar-loaves joined.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . CVNDITE = T . E . S. 1/4
B1457. Obverse. AT . THE . FLEECE . TAVERN = A fleece.
R. IN . HOLBORNE . 1651 = T . M . S. 1/4
B1458. Obverse. Ann . Savnders . in . castle = A hare; above, a . s.
R. YARD . NEAR . HOLBORN . 1666 = HER HALF PENY.B1450. Obverse.
B1459. Obverse. edmvnd . scott . in . georg . yard = Head of the Duke of York between the letters D . Y.
r. NEARE . HOLBORNE . BRIDG = HIS HALF PENNY. 1669.
B1460. Obverse. tho . scvlthorpe . baker . in = The Bakers’ Arms.
R. gorge, yard, holbvrne*= his HALFE PENY.
B1463. Obverse. RICHARD . SHIPTON . AT . THE = A Still.
R. STILL . IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1465. Obverse. BARTHOLOMEW . SIMONS = B . S.
R. IN . HOLBORNE = 1654. 1/4
B1466. Obverse. John . Skarvill . at . holborn = A man holding a club and smoking a pipe.
R. BRIDGE . DESTILLER . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENNY. I . I . S.
B1467. Obverse. John . Stelle . at . the . blew - A boar’s head. I . S . S.
R. AT . HOLBORNE . BRIDGE = HIS HALF PENY.
B1468. Obverse. Nathanl . (a small rose) . Stratton = A rose.
R. KINGSGATE . HOLBOR N = N . E . S. 1/4
“ I at Rose in Holborne lighted :
From the Rose in flaggons sayle I
To the Crispin i’ th’ Old Bayly.”
“ Holburni Rosa
Me excepit, ordine tali
Appuli Crispum Veteris Bayly.”
Barnabee s Journal , p. 73.
There was a lodge of Freemasons here in the reign of Queen Anne. Vidr
“A Brown black Mare, .... fourteen handfulls high, .... was taken away by one who pretends himself to be a Doctor of Physic. Whosoever shall
give notice either of the Man or Mare to Mr. Straiton a Grocer in Holborn, over
against Kings-Gate .... shall be well rewarded for his pains .”—Mercurius
Bublicus, Feb. 28 to March 7, 1661, p. 140.
B1469. Obverse. RICHARD . TALBOT . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. NEARE . HOLBORNE . BARRS = R . A . T.
B1470. Obverse. Thomas . Tawny . at . the = Bust of a king, with sceptre.
R. AT . HOLBVRN . COVNDVIT . l668 = HIS HALF PENY.
B1471. Obverse. Robert, Thody . at . ye = Bust of King Charles II. crowned.
R. IN . HOLBVRNE . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENY.
B1472. Obverse. JOHN . TIRION . AT . YE . SVNN = The Sun.
R. NEAR . HOLBVRNE . BRIDGE = HIS HALFE PENY. I . I . T. 1/2
B1473. Obverse. John . Tvrner = A stick of candles within a crescent.
R. IN . HOLBORN . 1657 = I . R . T. 1/4
B1474. Obverse. John . Twyne . tobaco = A roll of tobacco.
R. R. ROWLE . HOLBVRNE = I . R . T.
B1476. Obverse. the . fleece . and . at = A fleece and a small rose.
R. ROSE . IN . holborne = I . H . W . 1/4
B1477. Obverse. Ralph . waley . at . ye . black = A bear chained.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = R . M . W. 1/4
B1478. Obverse. George . Wallis = Three birds.
R. IN . HIGH . HOLBORNE = G . W. 1/4
B1479. Obverse. Rich. Ward, tallow . chand = The Tallowchandlers’ Arms.
R . LER . IN . HIGH . HOLBVRNE = R . A . W. 1/2
B1480. Obverse. Robert . Warner = Three sugar-loaves.
R . IN . HOLBORNE . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENNY.
B1481. Obverse. JOHN . WEEDON . GROCER = I . A . W.
R . IN . HIGH . HOLBORN . 1665 = HIS HALF PENY.
B1483. Obverse. GILES . WHITHORNE = MEALMAN.
R. in . high . holborn = A wheatsheaf.
B1484. Obverse. ALLAN . WILSON . AT . YE . FLECE = A fleece.
R. TAVERN . IN . HOLBVRNE = A . W. 1/2
B1485. Obverse. JOH . WRIGHT . AT . YE . SPVR = A Spur.
R. MIDLE . ROW . HOLBOVRN = I . M . W. 1/4
B1486. Obverse. MICHAEL . WRIGHT . AT . THE = A bull’s head.
R. BVLL . HEAD . IN . HOLBORNE . 67 = HIS HALFE M . E . W.
B1487. Obverse. SAVILL . WRIGHT . IN . COKE = A COCk.
R. ALLEY . HOLBORN . CONDVIT = S . A . W.
B1488. Obverse. crowne . & . tobacko = Arms of the Babington family; argent ten torteaux, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; in chief a label of three points azure.
R. roll . in . holbvrne = A crown, and a roll of tobacco. 1/4
B1489. Obverse. in . high . holborn . at . ye = A monogram in cipher.
R. groscer . his . half . peny = A key between 1666. 1/2
As ever I am appreciative of the archive.org site and google books for
showing old and non-copyright scripts which can be used for research (copied).