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Early Inns and Taverns through tradesmens tokens - Queenhithe to Russell street

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LONDON TRADERS, TAVERN, AND COFFEE-HOUSE TOKENS, CURRENT 1649-1672. :

Index of Tradesmens tokens.

QUEENHITHE, Upper Thames Street.

In early times the property of Edred, a Saxon chieftain, and named after him Edred's hithe, or haven. King Stephen was subsequently the owner ; and King Henry the Third called it Ripa Regince, or the Queen's hithe, the revenues being settled on her. In 1246, that monarch " let to ferme, to John Gisors, then mayor, and his successors and commonalty of London, the Queen hithe for ever, for the somme of fifty pounds the yeare."

#919 RICHARD BRIGGS . 1660 Fishmongers Company arms.
Rev. AT QUEENEHITHE In the field, R. A. B.

#920 BARTHOLLOMEW FISH In field, three fish.
Rev. AT QUEENEHITHE . 1667 HIS HALFE PENY.

Query, three luces, or pike ? The heralds seem occasionally to have interfered, or had the power of interfering, m the devices on tokens. Sir William Dugdale, in his Diary, November 3d, 1668, has a minute; "John Salmon, of Chester, maketh brass pence with armes upon them (three salmons) : to disclayme him."

B2298. Obverse. Thomas . Baker . in = A sugar-loaf.
R. QUEENE . HITHE . l668 = HIS HALF PENY. T . I . B.

B2300. Obverse. Robert . Canham . at . QUEEN = A rose and crown.
R. hithe . his . half . peny . 1669 = The Coopers’ Arms. R . I . C.

B2301. Obverse. at . the . noble . garter = Three fishes haurient.
R. AT . QUEENE . HIFE = B . M . F. 1/4

B2302. Obverse. Robert . Feild . at . ye . naked = A naked boy holding a ball.
R. BOY . AT . QUEENE . HITHE . 1667= HIS HALFE PENNY. R . A . F.

B2304. Obverse. THE ROSE AT QUEENE = A full-blown rose.
R. HIVE . GATE . 1652 = D . M . G. 1/4

B2305. Obverse. Henry . Gifford . at . QUEENE = The Ironmongers’ Arms.
R. hith . his . half . peny . 1 668 = A bell, H. M. G.

B2306. Obverse. Bartholomew . Hester = The Fletchers’Arms.
R. AT . QUEENE . HIVE = B . A . H. 1/4

B2307. Obverse. Samuel . Longe . at = A naked boy holding a basket.
R. QUEENE . HITH . 1655 = S . M . L. 1/4

B2308. A variety is dated 1657. 1/4

B2309. Obverse. John . Neale = An axe.
R. NEARE . QUEENE . HIVE = I . A . N. 1/4

B2310. Obverse. ROBERT . SKRINE . AT . THE . BVLL = A bull.
R. in . QUEENE . hith . London = The Ironmongers’ Arms.

It is very rarely that the word “London” is found on a token.

B2311. Obverse. Pearcivall . Stevenson = A rose crowned.
R. MICHELLS . QUEENE . HITH = P . E . S. A.

B2312. Obverse. Henrey . Tatum . at = A heart.
R. QUEENE . HIVE . BAKER = H . F . T. 1/4

B2313. Obverse. THOMAS . WHELDALE . AT . YE . BEL = A bell.
R. IN . MICHAELL . QUEENE . HITH = T . M . W.

B2314. Obverse. QUEENS . HEAD . TAVERN=l662.
R. at . QUEEnhithe = A Queen’s head veiled. 1/4



SOPER LANE, otherwise QUEEN STREET (Cheapside).

So called in honour of Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II. , upon the rebuilding, 1666. The former name was Soper Lane.

#921 WILL. CLERKE AT YE [Cock and Sackbottle] IN SOPER.
Rev. LANE ALIAS QUEEN STREET HIS HALFE PENY. 1669.

B2315. Obverse. John . Cannon . in = A bust of the Queen.
R. QVEENS . STREET = I . S . C.

This house was frequented by Freemasons in Queen Anne’s reign.

B2317. Obverse. Thomas . Eddenburro = The Fruiterers’ Arms.
R. IN . QVEENE . STREET = T . A . E.  1/4

B2318. Obverse. WILLIAM . HOLMS . AT . THE = A plough.
R. PLOW . IN . SOPER . LANE = W . A . H.   1/4

B2319. Obverse. Robert . Moss . in = The Tallovvchandlers’ Arms.
R. QVEEN . ST r . MEALMAN = R . F . M.   1/4

B2320. Obverse. EDWARD . NORTHEN = A Crown.
R. IN . QVEENE . STREET = E . E . N.   1/4

B2321. Obverse. John . Wheeler . in . sooper = A figure of Jack of Newbury.
R. LANE . AT . JACK . OF . NEWBERYS = HIS HALFE PENNY.

John Winchcomb, popularly called “Jack of Newbury,” was a celebrated clothier in the time of Henry VIII. By success in trade he acquired a large fortune, which he devoted to benevolent purposes.

LITTLE QUEEN STREET (Holborn)

B1735. Obverse. AT . Y E . CORNER . HOVSE . IN = 1658.
R. LITTLE . QUEENS . STREETE = A . E . T. 1/4

GREAT QUEEN STREET, Lincolns Inn Fields.

#922 PHILIP WETHERELL IN Apothecaries Company arms.
Rev. GREAT QUEEN STEEET. [16]69 HIS HALF PENY. P. M. W.

B1264. Obverse. Thomas . Greene . at . YE = Bust of a queen.
R. GREAT . QUEENS . STREET = T . A . G. J.

B1265. Obverse. THOMAS . HILL . AT . THE = A harp.
R. IN . GREAT . QUEENS . STREET = T . F . H.

B1266. Obverse. Thomas . Tanner . 1668 = A horseshoe on an anchor.
R. IN . GREAT . QUEEN . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY. T . M . T.

RATCLIFFE HIGHWAY.

Stow, in reference to the enlargement of London at the close of the sixteenth century, says " there hath been of late, in place of elm trees, many small tenements raised towards Radcliffe ; and Radcliffe itself hath been also increased in building eastward ; in place whereof I have known a large highway, with fair elm trees on both the sides." The locality must have increased rapidly, as Sir Roger L'Estrange, in his once highly popular translation of Qwevedo's Visions, has the expression, " common as Ratcliffe highway."

#923 AT THE BLACK BOAY A negro or black boy, in the field.
Rev. IN RATCLIF. 1651 In the field, N. E. V.  1/4

The artist has added some accessories to the figure of " the black boy," not usually detailed, pipes in his right hand, and a pot in his left.

#924 JOHN BISHOP. 1656 Three sugar-loaves, in the field.
Rev. IN RATLIFF HIGHWAY In the field, I. M. B.  1/4

#925 FRANCIS BULL IN King's head ; Henry the Eighth, in the field.
Rev. RATLIFF. 1656 In field, F. A. B.  1/4

#925* THOMAS CAPON IN A wheatsheaf, in the field.
Rev. IN RATLIF HIE WAY In the field, T. B. C.  1/4

#926 THE WHEATSHEAF AND Sheaf, with sugar-loaf above.
Rev. SVGER LOFE IN RATLIF In the field, H. D. B.  1/4

#927 AT THE GUNN IN A marine gun, mounted on carriage.
Rev. RATLIFE HIGH WAY In the field, W. A. T.  1/4

#928 AT THE PLOW In the field, a plough.
Rev. RATLIF HIE WHAY W. M. C., in the field.  1/4

#929 WILL : ARCHER AT THE Hand, with coffee-pot, in field.
Rev. COFFEE HOUSE IN RATLEFE HIS HALF PENY.

#930 AT THE GOLDEN BALL In the field, a ball. 
Rev. IN RATTLIFE. 1662 R. A. B., in the field. 1/4

#931 THO. SORELL AT RED Lion rampant, in the field.
Rev. LYON TAVERN IN RATCLIEF HIS HALF PENY.

#932 RICH. STILES AT YE WHITE Lion rampant, in the field.
Rev. AT RATCLIF. 1666 In field, HIS HALF PENY.

#933 IASPAR SKACHAR AT THE King's head ; Charles the Second.
Rev. TAVERN IN RATCLIFE . 1667 HIS HALFE PENNY. I. S.

#934 George Dam at ye Rose Brew house A rose, in exergue.
Rev. In Rattclife Highwaye . 1669 . .

B2335. Obverse. at . the . Red . Lyon . in = A lion rampant.
R. RETLIFE . 1649 = A . S . A. 1/4

B2339. Obverse. Francis . Beanie . 1666 (in three lines across the field).
R. IN . RATLIFE . HYE . WAY = F . S . B. 1/4

B2342. Obverse. Thomas . Byle . ale . man = A bust of Henry VIII.
R. IN . RATCLIFF . l666 = HIS HALFE PENNY. T . S . B.

B2346. Obverse. John . Fly . disstiler = The Distillers’ Arms.
R. AT . RAT . CLIFE . 1669 = HIS HALF PENY.

B2347. Obverse. the . Ship . tavern = A ship in full sail.
R. IN . RATLIF . HIWAY = P . I . H. 1/4

B2348. Obverse. WILLIAM . HANES = 1664.
R. IN . RATLEFE . HIWAY = W . M . H. 1/4

B2349. Obverse. EDMOND . HOLT . AT . THE = A ship.
R. SHIP . IN . RATCLIFE . l668 = HIS HALFE PENY. E . H.

B2350. Obverse. George . Hutchinson = A bull’s head, couped.
R. TAVERNE . IN . RATLIFE — G . B . H. 1/4

B2351. Obverse. JOHN . KNOT . IN . 1666 = I . S . K.
R. RATCLIFE . HIGHWAY = HIS HALFE PENY.

B2352. Obverse. JOANE . LAW . AT . YE . KEY = A key.
R. AT . RATLIFE . HIGHWAY = I . L.

B2353. Obverse. Tho . Leader . sope . maker = A whale and three harpoons.
R. AT . RATC.LIEF . HEYWAY . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENNY.

B2354. Obverse. the . Bricklers . Armes = The Bricklayers’ Arms.
R. IN . RATLIF . HIE . WAYE = M . M . M. 1/4

B2355. Obverse. John . Mathews . in = A bull’s head.
R. RA.TCLIF . HIGH . WAY = HIS HALF PENY.

B2356. Obverse. JOHN . MAYOR . IN . RATELIF . HY = HIS HALF PENY.
R. WAY . NEARE . NEW . GRAVELL . LANE = I . H . M and a flower.

The N and E of lane are conjoined thus.

B2357. Obverse. THOMAS . MOREGRAVE = 1668.
R. RATCLIFE . HIGHWAY = T . M . M. 1/4

B2358. Obverse. THOMAS . MUNN.= T . M . M.
R. IN (?) . RATLIF (?) . 1653 = T . M . M. 1/4

B2359. Obverse. Grace . Pestell . in . figg = A pestle and mortar, G . P.
R. TREE . YARD . IN . RATCLIFFE = HER HALFE PENNY.

B2360. Obverse. JAMES . PRICKE . AT . Y E . STILL = A Still.
R. IN . RATCLIEFF . HIGH . WAY . 68 = HIS HALFE PENY.

B2361. Obverse. ROBERT . ROOKE . IN . RATCLIFF = A rook. R . H . R.
R. NEARE . THE . SCOOLE . HOVSE = HIS HALF PENY.

B2362. Obverse. MARY . RUSSELL . 1669 = HER HALF PENY.
R. slopseller . in . ratclif = An article of dress.

B2363. Obverse. at . the . rose . tavern = A full-blown rose.
R. IN . RATLIFE . 1653 = 1 . B . S. 1/4

B2364. Obverse. the . Shipp . in = A ship in full sail.
R. RATLIF . HIGHE . WAY = N . S. 1/4

B2368. Obverse. ROBERT . STRANKE = A bull.
R. IN . RATCLYF . HIGHWAY = R . S. 1/4

B2370. Obverse. John . Tricker . in . blew = The Tallowchandlers’ Arms.
R. GATE . FEILD . RATLIF = I . E . T. 1/4

B2372. Obverse. Thomas . Wadland . in . 1668 = A ship in full sail.
R. RATCLIFE . HIS . HALFE . PENY = A Still.

B2373. Obverse. Jeames . West = A pair of bellows.
R. IN . RATLIF . HIEWAYE = E . M . WEST. 1/4


RATCLIFF CROSS.

#935 WILLIAM BAKER AT LITTLE WHIT Horse, in the field.
Rev. HORS. NERE RATCLIF. CROSS HIS HALF PENY.

#936 RANDOLPH HUFT AT THE Royal oak, in field. 
Rev. AT RATLEFF CROSS . 1667 HIS HALFE PENY. R. M. H.

#937 JOHN MARCH THE SW[A]N Swan with collar and chain.
Rev. AT RATLLIF CROSS In the field, I. M. M.  1/4

#938 WILLIAM NUNN AT THE BEL A bell, in field.
Rev. INN NEARE RATLIF CROSS HIS HALF PENY. W. A. N.

#939 JOSEPH BROOKE . COATE A coat displayed, in field ; I. B.
Rev. SELER NEAR RATCLIF CROS HIS HALFE PENNY.

B2322. Obverse. AT . THE . SHIPP . TAVERN = A ship.
R. AT . RATLIFE . CROSSE = W . E . B. 1/4

B2323. Obverse. John . Baker . at . ye . 1668 = The Prince of Wales’s feathers.
R. AT . RATCLIFE . CROSSE = HIS HALFE PENY. I . R . B.

B2326. Obverse. Phillip . Burges . 1667 = The Merchant-Tailors’ Arms.
R. AT . RATCLIFE . CROSS = P . A . B.

B2327. Obverse. Robert . Ellis . 1668 = Three men standing round a globe.
R. AT . RATCLIF . CROSS = HIS HALF PENY.

B2328. Obverse. Alexander . Harwood = A cheese-knife between three stars.
R. AT . RATCLIFFE . CROSS = A . A . H. 1/4

B2332. Obverse. John. Simons. 1666 = A flagon.
R. AT . RATLIFFE . CROSS = HIS HALFE PENNY. I . A . S.

B2333. Obverse. Galy = A galley or felucca.
R. RATCLIFFE . CROSSE = T . M . W. 1/4

B2334. Obverse. Lazarus . Weeden . at . ye . wharf . by = The Bakers' Arms.
R. ratlif . cross . his . half . peny = A horse and cart.


REDCROSS STREET, Cripplegate.

#940 THOMAS BALLETT AT Y Mermaid, in the field.
Rev. IN RED CROS STREET In the field, T. A. B.   1/4

#941 Philip Ferrers: Barrett Gurdon, in script characters.
Rev. IN RED CROSS STREET THEIR HALF PENY.

#942 THOMAS WHITTLE RED -(- STREETE . 1657, in the field.
Rev. CORNER BEECH LANE In the field, a black jack.

The black jack (see also Nos. 552 and 873) was formerly a frequent sign, but one only remains in Portsmouth street, Lincoln's-inn fields. It was frequently the theme of laudatory rhymes. The ballad " in praise of the Black Jack/' printed in Westminster Drollery, 1672, 8vo, pp. 94-5, declares that

" No tankard, flaggon, bottle, or jug,
Are half so good, or so well can hold tug ;
For when they are broken, or full of cracks,
Then must they fly to the brave black jacks.

Chorus. And I wish his heires may never want sack,
That first invented the bonny Black Jack.

When bottle and jack together stand fie on 't,
The bottle 's a dwarf compar'd to a giant :
Then jacks had we not reason to choose ?
For jacks make boots, when the bottle mends shoes.
Chorus. And I wish his heires, etc.

And as for the bottle, you never can fill it
Without a funnell, but you must spill it ;
'Tis as hard to get in as 'tis to get out ;
Not so with the jack, it runs like a spout.
Chorus. And I wish his heires, " etc.

Richard Smith enters in his Obituary " March 5th, 1674, this day died Mrs. Jane Whittle, wife of Mr. Thomas Whittle of Redcross street, strongwater-man (a good friend of mine), of good report. Buried March 10th, in St. Giles's parish ; with a sermon preached by Mr. Smithers, our lecturer."

#943 T; DICKENSON AT THE SUNN The sun in rays.
Rev. IN RED CROSS STREET. 1666 HIS HALF PENY. T. D. in monogram.

B2375. Obverse. ISAAC . BENNETT . AT . YE . GOLDEN = A lion passant gardant.
r. IN . RED . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALF PENY. I . E . B.

B2376. Obverse. Margret . Brandred = A Bible.
R. IN . RED . CROS . STREET . 1668 = HER HALF PENY. M . B.

The issuer was evidently a bookseller. For others, vide Appendix.

B2377. Obverse. Baldwin . Davis . in . red . cros = The Salters’ Arms.
R. street . tallow . chandler = A stick of candles ; above, 1666 ; below, his half peny.

B2378. Obverse. BALDWIN . DAVIS.
R. RED . CROSS . STREET . TALLOW . CHANDLER. 1/4

B2380. Obverse. Edw : Dobson . at . ye = A stick of candles (?).
R. IN . RED . CROS . STRET = E . A . D. 1/4

B2381. Obverse. Aron . Edwards . in . red . cros . stret = A ball suspended and at . ye . bal.
R. OVER . AGAINST . IE WEN . STREET . END = HIS HALFE PENNY. 1669.

B2383. Obverse. in . red . cross . street = Robert Gifford.
R. his . halfe . penny = A castle, and the Arms of Worcester ; a fess between three pears.

B2384. Obverse. Alexander . Hankin-= A Turk’s head.
R. IN . REDCROSSE . STREET = A . M . H. 1/4

B2385. Obverse. Thomas . Holloway . at . ye = A crowned bust of James I.
R. IN . RED . CROS . STREET = HIS HALF PENY. 1666.

B2386. Obverse. in . red . crosstreet . ... = Nich Jackson.
R. WHITE . BEAR . HIS . HALFE . PENY = A bear.

B2387. Obverse. Chris . Pierson = Three suns.
R. IN . RED . CROS . STREET = C . M . P. 1/4

Three Suns Square still exists in Red Cross Street.

B2388. Obverse. Oliver . Wallis . in = A dog eating out of a pot.
R. RED . CROSS . STREET = O . I . W. 1667. 1/4

B2389. Obverse. RED . + . STREETE . 1657 = THO. WHITLE.
R. corner . beech . lane = A black-jack. 1/4

Redriffe, see ROTHERHITHE.


REDMEAD LANE.

B2390. Obverse. IN . RED . MAID . LANE = MATHEW DAVIS.
R. NERE . THE . HERMITAG = IN FRYERS COURT. 1/4

ROOD LANE (Fenchurch Street).

B2391. Obverse. William . Covlson = A horseshoe.
R. IN . ROODE . LANE = W . M . C. 1/4

B2392. Obverse. Daniell . Lyndall = Arms ; a fesse dancettee, in chief three crescents.
R. IN . ROOD . LANE = D . I . L. 1/4


ROSE ALLEY, Newgate Market.

#944 RICHARD SKELSON IN ROSE In the field, a rose.
Rev. ALEY IN NEWGATT MARKET HALF PENY. R. M. S.

" A taverne," as Bishop Earle observes in his Microcosmography, " is a degree, or if you will, a paire of staires, above an ale-house, where men get drunk with more credit and apology : if the vintner's rose be at door, it is sign sufficient, but the absence of this is supplied by the ivy-bush."


ROSE LANE.

B2393. Obverse. JOHN . ATWOOD . IN . ROSE . LANE = HIS HALF PENY.
R. the . man . in . the . wood = A man standing near a wood.


ROSE-AND-CROWN COURT, Grays Inn Lane.

#945 ROB. STOCKTON. IN ROSE AND A greyhound, in field.
Rev. CROWN CORT. GREYS IN LANE HIS HALF PENY.

The Greyhound argent was borne as a sinister supporter by King Henry the Seventh, for the house of York ; collared or, the collar charged with a rose gules, for the house of Lancaster. The greyhound is however generally collared gules, without the charge.

Aubrey the antiquary lodged, in 16^3, in the house of Henry Coley, a tailor ; and the astrologically adopted son of the far-famed William Lilly, in Rose-and-Crown Court, in Gray's-inn lane. Born at Oxford, October 18th, 1633, there are two or three portraits of Coley ; he was an astrologer, a fortune-teller, and a water-caster.

ROSEMARY LANE.

Rosemary lane*, a region thus graphically described by Pope in the Dunciad :
" Where wave the tatter'd fragments of Rag-fair,"
long known as the mart of old clothes, rags, and secondary goods of all sorts, has recently been ennobled by the appellation of Royal Mint street.

#946 AT THE FALCON IN In the field, a falcon. Rev.
ROSE- MARY LANE The initials R. H., in the field. 1/4

A white falcon was the badge of Queen Anna Boleyn.

* Among the more memorable residents of Rosemary lane was Richard Brandon, the executioner of King Charles the First. " His Majesty's decollation," as Evelyn described that incident, " was at two o'clock p. m. on January 30th, 1649. Within an hour of the blow being struck, Brandon was paid thirty pounds in half-crowns ; he had also the orange stuck full of cloves that the king held, and an handkerchief out of the king's pocket. After leaving the scaffold, a gentleman in Whitehall offered him twenty shillings for the orange, which he refused, but afterwards sold it in Rosemary lane for ten shillings. He returned home about six at night, and gave his wife the money he had received for the day's business."
Richard Brandon died on Wednesday, June 20th, 1649, and on the following day, attended by crowds of persons, " was carried to Whitechapel churchyard, having a bunch of rosemary at each end of the coffin, and on the top thereof; a rope being tied across and lengthwise from one end to the other." The burial register of St. Mary Matfelon, on the 21st, has the entry " Buried in the church-yard, Richard Brandon, a ragman in Rosemary lane ;" and an addition, " this 11. Brandon is supposed to have cut off the head of Charles the First." The fact was clearly known by the parish officers, but an unobtrusive " supposed" in the register could implicate no one ; yet so little were the authorities, on the Restoration, apprised of the real circumstances, that orders were issued on June 7th, 1660, for the apprehension of cornet Joyce and Hugh Peters, as the executioners of the king ; and, right or wrong, the latter was executed at Charing cross, convicted under a false charge, to substantiate which no proof was advanced beyond a presumption, and Peters, ignorant no doubt who really had struck the blow, \vas unable to parry the force of the indictment.

#947 EDWARD READE IN Fruiterers' arms, in the field.
Rev. ROSEMARY LANE In the field, E. T. R.  1/4

The emblazonment on the shield of the Fruiterers' arms is an apple-tree, the tempter or serpent, twined about the trunk, presenting the apple to Eve, Adam
being on the dexter side. The subject is generally known as the Adam and Eve ; and among the drolleries of Charles the Second's days, some pot-house bard, whom " the brewer's dog had bitten in the brain," and not insensible to embroilments at home, has thus quibbled on the sign :

" All women rightly are call'd Eves,
Because they came from Adam's wife :
Add thi to eves, and they are thieves,
And oft rob men of merry life.

To eve add Is, they are evels,
Let d precede, they are devels :
Thus eves are thieves, thieves are evils,
And angry eves worse than devils."

#948 ED. FLOWERS AT THE A bunch of grapes, in the field.
Rev. IN ROSEMARY LANE In the field, E. M. F.  1/4

#949 ROBERT CRYER . PASTRY-COOK King's Head ; Charles
the Second, in field. Rev. IN ROSE -MARY LANE. 1668 HIS HALFE PENY. R. S. C.

B2394. Obverse. JOHN . BAYLE . AT . THE . 7 = HIS HALF PENY.
R. stars . in . rosmary . lane = Seven stars.

“ Near to the place [Rosemary Lane] where Frippery-Women stand
With Stays, Coats, Suits, and Breeches, second hand ;
Where rags of every size and sort are sold,
And Thieves their daily Correspondence hold :
There stands a House, wherein if Fame not lies,
The Stars at Noonday to Men’s Sight arise,
And Charles his Wain in Sunshine greets their eyes.

* * * * * *

What’s to our purpose, is, good Drink belongs
To this same House.”
“ A Vademecum for Malt worms,” p. 16.

B2395. Obverse. Robert . Carpenter = The Blacksmiths’ Arms and crest.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE . 1668 = HIS HALF PENY. R . K . C.

B2396. Obverse. RICHARD . COOLES . IN = HIS HALF PENY.
R. Rosemary . lane . 1668 = A lion rampant.

B2397. Obverse. Henry . Crispe . in = Two pipes crossed and a tobacco roll.
R. ROASE . MARY . LANE = H . M . C. 1/4

B2398. Obverse. SAM . CRISP . IN . ROSMARY = A Still.
R. LANE . CHEESEMONGER = S . M . C. 1/4

B2400. Obverse. Ph . Doe . in . rosmary . lane = A wheatsheaf.
R. ON . HERMETAGE . BRIGE = A plough. 1/4

The reverse has also been described as reading :
OR . ARMETAGE . BRIGE = A plough.

B2401. Obverse. William . Evered . at . ye . whit = A horse saddled and bridled. 1669.
R. HORSE . IN . ROSEMARY . LANE = HIS HALF PENY. W . E . E.

B2402. Obverse. William . Evered = A horse.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE = 1667. 1/4

B2404. Obverse. Francis . Giestrape = Three rabbits.
R. IN . ROSE . MARY . LANE = F . E . G. 1/4

B2405. Obverse. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE = IA . GODFREY.
R. Iron . monger . 1662 = A rose. 1/4

B2407. Obverse. John . Harrison . in = An arched crown.
R. ROSEMARY. LANE. 1667 = HIS KALFE PENNY.

B2408. Obverse. Richard . Lane . at . the . 3 = Three tuns.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE . 1670 = HIS HALF PENY. R . H . L.

B2409. Obverse. Henery . Loft . in = The Fishmongers’ Arms.
R. ROSE . MARY . LANE = H. 1/4

B2410. Obverse. AT . THE . WHIT . SWAN = A Swan.
R. IN . ROSE . MARY . LANE  = F . M . M. 1/4

B2411. Obverse. WILL . MINSHEW . IN = A plough.
R. ROSEMARY . LANE . 59 = A Still. 1/4

B2412. Obverse. Daniel . Pease = A chandler.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE = D . P. I656. 1/4

B2414. Obverse. STEPHEN . SMITH = S . M . S.
R. ROSMARY . LANE . END = AT TOWER HILL. 1/4

B2415. Obverse. at . the . 3 . Pidgons . in = Three pigeons.
R .ROSEMARY . LANE = T . M . T. 1/4

B2416. Obverse. WILLIAM . TAYLOR . BREWER = The SUN.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE . 1668 = HIS HALF PENY. W . M . T.

B2417. Obverse. AT . THE . PLOW . IN = A plough.
R. ROSEMARY . LANE = C . F . W. 1/4

B2418. Obverse. at . the . Red . Lyon = A lion rampant.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE = N . A . W. 1/4

B2419. Obverse. Robert . Whitbovrne . at = A sugar-loaf and star.
R. IN . ROSEMARY . LANE . l668 = HIS HALFE PENNY. R . E . W.


REDRIFFE, or ROTHERHITHE.

Redriff has long been the vulgar appellation of Rotherhithe. In a roll of accounts, the expenditure of John the Second, king of France, while prisoner in the Tower, from July 1st, 1359, to July 8th, 1360, the following notice occurs " Plusieurs bateliers qui menerent le roy esbatre a Ride Ride [Redriffe] et ailleurs, par la riviere de Tamise, pour don fait a eulx, huit nobles, valent 53s. 3d."

#950 JOHN HARISON IN A wheatsheaf, in the field.
Rev. REDRIFE . MEALMAN 111 the field, I. K. H.

#951 WILLIAM RUSHLEY OF A mill-wheel, in the field.
Rev. REDRIFF . MILLER In the field, w. R. R.

#952 FRANCIS SEELLE Three sugar-loaves, in the field.
Rev. IN REDRIF. F. s., in three lines across the field.

#953 WILLIAM SIMONS In the field, a bull. Rev. IN
REDERIF W. F. S., in the field.

#954 ELIZABETH SWAN In the field, HER HALF PENY.
Rev. AT REDERIFF A swan, in the field.

#955 MARY WARREN In the field, a crown. Rev. AT
REDRIFF M. W., in the field.

#956 AT OLEVANT STAIRES A spread-eagle, in the field.
Rev. IN REDEREF. 1659 In the field, E. B. c.

Elephant stairs are nearly opposite to Execution dock, Wapping.

#957 THOMAS HEYWOOD A wheatsheaf, with bird on top.
Rev. IN REDERRIF. 1664 In the field, T. s. H.

#958 THOMAS CLIFFORD A tobacco-roll, in the field.
Rev. IN ROTHORITH. 1666 Infield, HIS HALF PENY.

#959 WILL. MANARD AT THE Cradle and sugar-loaf.
Rev. IN REDERIFE. 1666 In the field, w. E. M.

The Cradle is the crest of the Basket-makers' arms'; but, as appears from the Compleat Vintner, 1720, it was also the symbol of a place of temporary refuge

" From all the parish plagues and terrors
That wait on poor weak woman's errors."

#960 GEORGE PRICE IN Three men standing about a globe.
Rev. REDREFE . 1666 In the field, G. s. P.

#961 I AMES WRIGHT. 1667 Bakers Company arms, in field.
Rev. IN REDRIF. BAKER In the field, I. D. w.

#962 HENRY BODDY AT THE Salutation; two men bowing.
Rev. IN REDRIF. 1668 In the field, HIS HALF PENY.

#963 THOMAS MAY AT YE BUNCH OF Grapes, in the field.
Rev. GRAPES. IN REDERIFE. 1669 HIS HALF PENY.  T. E. M.

Rotherhithe LANE.

#964 AT THE DARKE HOVSE In the field, the initials M. F.
Rev. IN REDRIF LANE 1653, in the field.

Rotherhithe STAIRS.

#965 JAMES BURTON NEERE Grocers Company arms, in the field.
Rev. REDRIFE STAYRES. [16] 66 In the field, I. M. B.

Rotherhithe WALL.

#966 AT THE CASTLE A castle, in the field.

Rev. ONREDRIF WALL In the field, T. I. H.

#967 ROBERT WEBB AT YE A ship, in the field.
Rev. TAVERN. ON REDRIFFE WALL HIS HALFE PENY. R. H. W.

#968 JOHN OTTER In the field, HIS HALF PENY. 
Rev. ONREDERIF WALL A bird? in the field.

#969 PHILIP COOKE AT Shipwrights' arms, in field. 
Rev. REDERIF WALL. 1669 In the field, HIS HALF PENY.


ROTTEN ROW, Aldersgate Street.

#970 RICHARD CUPMAN AT Y Two brewers, in the field.
Rev. IN ROTTEN ROW. 1666 HIS HALFE PENY.

Rotten row being without the city, was, it is said, a place of execution, till 1529 ; then changed to Tyburn ; but Sir Roger Mortimer was hanged for high treason at Tyburn, November 29th, 1330, and his accomplice, Sir Simon de Bereford, on the Monday after the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle following.



ROUND COURT, Strand.

The site of old Bound court, a communication from the Strand to Vine street and Chandos street, long the abode of vice and wretchedness, is now occupied by the western side of the Charing-cross hospital.

#971 THO. ALLATT . CHANDLER . IN THE ROUN[D]  A Corn- porter bearing sack.
Rev. CORT AGAINST YE NEW EXCHAING HIS HALFE PENNY.

B2421. Obverse. THO . ALLAIT . CHANDLER . IN . YE . ROUND = A man carrying a sack ; and a shovel.
R. CORT . AGAINST . YE . NEW . EXCHAING = HIS HALFE PENNY. T . E . A.

#972 JOH: AYSHLEY AT Y 3 Three pigeons, in the field.
Rev. PIGEONS . ROUND COURT In the field, I. P. A.

B2423. Obverse. Nicho . Cabritt . in . round . cort = A chandler.
R. HIS . HALF . PENY . IN . YE . STRAND = N . E . C.

B2424. Obverse. Edward . Crawley = The royal oak, with three crowns on it.
R. BACKSIDE . ROUND . COVRT = E . E . C. 1/4

B2425. Obverse. Henry . Kockee . bakside = A cock crowing.
R. Ye . ROUND . COURT . YE . STRAND = HIS HALF PENY. H . K.

B2426. Obverse. William . Lander . in . ye . round = A chandler.
R. COURT . IN . THE . STRAND . 1664 = HIS HALFE PENNY.

B2427. Obverse. Will . Launder . round = A chandler.
R. COURT . IN . YE . STRAND = W . F . L. 1/4

B2428. Obverse. HENRY . MYN [?] . NERE . YE . BAK . SIDE = An eagle.
R. Ye . ROVND . CORT . IN . YE . STRAND = HIS HALF PENY. H . K . M.

B2429. Obverse. Henry . Packett . bak . side = A spread eagle.
R. Ye . ROVND . CORT . BY . YE . STRAND = HIS HALFE PENY. H . K . P.


RUSSELL STREET, Covent Garden.

#973 JOHN HATTEN Prince's plume, or feathers, in the field.
Rev. IN RUSELL STREETE In the field, 1. D. H.

11 Mr. JOHN HATTON " is named in the poor-rate assessment books of St. Paul, Covent garden, 1651, 1657, and 1663. His house is particularized "on the north side of Russell street," now named Great Russell street, between the Piazza and  Bow street.

Evelyn, in the winter of the year preceding the Restoration, resided with his family in this house. In his Diary, apparently an after compilation, he says, under the date October 18th, 1659, "I came with my wife and family to London, and tooke lodgings at the Three Feathers, in Russell street, Covent garden, for all the winter ; my son being very unwell." The fact does not transpire in this memorandum, but Evelyn's business was to render all possible aid, by correspondence, to the restoration of monarchy, of which he was a secret agent. He was residing here in May, 1660, and on the 29th of that month he walked hence into the Strand, and witnessed the accomplishment of his hopes, the cavalcade that accompanied Charles the Second on his advancement to the throne, and occupied from two till nine p. m. in passing.

#974 MARY LONG IN RUSSELL A rose on stem, in the field.
Rev. STREET . IN COVENT GARDEN HER HALFE PENNY. M. L.

Mary Long Avas the widow of William Long (see No. 239), whose interment is recorded in the burial register of St. Paul, Covent Garden, August 5th, 1661. Under January 29th, 1673-4, is that of " Mary Long, widow;" and there are also the following entries : June 4th, 1678, " the porter from the Rose tavern ;" and, September 30th, 1693, " a poore labourer from Mr. Long's, named John."

Tickets for the Mathematical Adventure, " a lottery to be drawn at Stationers' hall on March 25th next," were announced in the Post-boy newspaper, February 25th, 1698-9, to be had at " the Rose coffee-house, by the play-house."

#975 AT YE UNICORNE IN An unicorn passant, in the field.
Rev. RUSSELL STREETE In the field, C. E. G.  1/4

B2430. Obverse. John . Ashton . at . the = The Fruiterers’ Arms.
R. IN . RUSSELL . STREETE = I . L . A. HIS J.

B2431. Obverse. Timothy . Child . at . y e . coffe = A Turk’s head.
R. HOYSE . IN . RUSSELL . STREET = HIS HALFE PENY.

B2435. Obverse. PHILIP . REILLEY . OYLEMAN = A ship.
R. IN . RVSSELL . STREET = P . E . R. 1/4

B2436. Obverse. Tho . Snell . grocer in . Rusel = The Grocers’ Arms.
R. STREET . IN . COVENT . GARDEN = HIS HALF PENY. 1669.

B2437. Obverse. Pet . Spitster . in . rusel = A Turk’s head.
R. STREET . IN . COVEN . GARDEN = HIS HALF PENY.

B2438. Obverse. HUMPHRY . VAGHAN = A goat.
R. IN . RUSSELL . STREET = H . R . V. 1/4


 

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