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Early Inns and Taverns through tradesmens tokens - Whitecross street

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

Index of Tradesmens tokens.

The # prefix is the numbering of the Beaufoy collection, and B is the prefix of additional tokens listed in the Boynes collection.

 

WHITECROSS STREET, Cripplegate.

Whitecross street derived that appellation from a white cross that stood formerly at the upper end, for the devotion of the passer by.

A presentment was, in 1275, instituted against the abbots of Rumsey, and the priors of St. Trinity, " for that having built, six years past, a certain stone arch, at the White Crosse in the ward of Cripplegate, beyond the course of a certain water coming from Smithfeld towards the Moor, the same being straitened (narrowed) prevented the water having its full course, and caused great annoyance to the inhabitants."

#1286 WHITE CROSS TAVERN T. I. S., in the field.
Rev. WHITECROSS STREETE In field, a cross Calvary.  1/4

#1287 A CHANLER [i. e. Chandler] In the field, G. M. B.
Rev. IN WHITCRAS STREET G. M. B., in the field.  1/4

#1288 AT THE CHILDS COATE A coat, shown as a sign.
Rev. IN WHIT CROS STREET In the field, I. S. S.

The purport of this business is shown in the shop-bill of Ann Hogarth, ascribed to her brother William Hogarth by Samuel Ireland ; but it is one of the many falsifications by the father of W. H. Ireland, the fabricator of the Shakespeare papers.

#1289 FRANCIS DOVE TALLOW CHANDLER, in the field.
Rev. IN WHITE CROSS STREET In field, F. D. 1669.

#1290 KATHEREN FEILDING HER Object in field illegible.
Rev. IN WHITE CROSS STREETE FORMERLY IN (illegible) STREETE.

#1291 AT THE GLOVERS ARMES Glovers' arms, in the field.
Rev. IN WHIT - CROSS STREET In the field, I. I. D.  1/4

B3442. Obverse. at . the . Glovers . Armes = The Leathersellers’ Arms.
R. IN . WHIT . CROSS . STREETE = I . I . D. 1/4

The Glovers Company obtained their arms and crest in 1464.

#1292 JOHN GRAY WINE COOPER An open arched crown.
Rev. IN WHITE CROSS STREET HIS HALF PENNY.

#1293 ROBERT MILLEN, in two lines across the field.
Rev IN WHIT CROS STRET In the field, M.

#1294 EDWARD WEBSTER. BREWER. IN WHITE CROSS.
Rev. STREET. HIS HALFE PENNY. 1666.

The inscription on the obverse is in five lines, and on the reverse in four lines.

B3432. Obverse. JOHN . ALTHAM . B . MAKAR = A COmb.
R. IN . WHIT . CROSE STREET = I . I . A. 1/4

B3433. Obverse. WILLIAM . AMBROSE . AT . THE = A Still, with a roll above it.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSSE . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY. W . A . A.

B3434. Obverse. Dallington . Ayres = A ball suspended.
R. IN . WHIT . CROSS . STREET = D . E . A. 1/4

B3436. Obverse. the . Beare . and . Raget = A bear and ragged staff.
R. STAF . IN . WHIT . CROS . STRET = R . I . B. 1/4

B3437. Obverse. Richard . Balldwin = A windmill.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALFE PENY. R . E . B.

B3438. Obverse. NATH . BINGHAM . IN . RED . LION = HIS HALFE PENY. N . M . B.
R. Covrt . in . Whit . cross . street = A lion rampant.

B3439. Obverse. David . Breeatt . in . 1668 = A sugar-loaf and tobacco-roll.
R. WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY. D . S . B. 1/2

B3440. Obverse. at . the . Pecocke . brvhovse = A peacock with its tail spread.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY.

“ But who can Juno’s gawdy Bird espy, •
With every Feather in its Tail and Eye,
And pass that House of Humming Stingo by?
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Here when some City Traders Dinner’s o’er,
Daily they form a Club in Room call’d Fore ;
A Club that almost is made up entire,
Of Drawers of fine Gold and Silver Wire.”

The verses go on to say that the keeper of this tavern was one B—ss:

“ B — ss, or Dr. Bass, if you please,
For he has pass’d thro’ all Sorts of Degrees.”
“ A Vademecum for Maltworms,” p. 30.

B3441. Obverse. William . Cooper = A hart lodged.
R. WHITE . CROS . STREET = W . E . C. 1/4

B3444. Obverse. Richard . East . at . the = A stag’s head.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALE PENY.

B3445. Obverse. ROBERT . ETHERIDGE . IN . WHITE . CROSSE . STREET (in five lines).
R. his . half . peny . 1666. R . M . E. (in four lines).

B3446. Obverse. at . the . Red . Lion . in = A lion rampant.
R. WHITE . CROSS . STREET = I . F. 1/4

B3448. Obverse. James . Francis . salter = A lion rampant.
R. IN . WHITE . CROS . STREET = HIS HALF PENY.

B3449. Obverse. Xtopher . brewhovse = St. Christopher bearing the infant Jesus.
R. WHITCRS . STREETE = T . M . G. 1/4

B3450. Obverse. THOMAS . GRANBROO . 1667 = A bell.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY.

B3451. Obverse. JOHN . GRAY . WINE . COOPER = A Crown.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALF PENNY.

B3452. Obverse. BENJAMIN . HANDCOCKE . AT . YE = A CROSS On Steps.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSSE . STREETE = HIS HALFE PENY.

B3453. Obverse. JOHN . HARRISON . HIS . HALF . PENNY = I . M . H.
R. in . white .cross . street . 1665 = A Bible.

This issuer was possibly a bookseller. — Vide Appendix, p. 803.

B3454. Obverse. John . Harrison . in = A fountain.
R. WHITECROSS . STREET = I . M . H. 1/4

B3455. Obverse. Samvell . James . at . the = A soap-box and S . E . I.
R. in . white . cross . street . = 67. A string of candles and HIS HALF PENNY. 67.

b3456. A variety is undated.

B3457. Obverse. Edmund . Langton . in = The Coopers’ Arms.
R. WHITECROSS . STREETE = HIS HALF PENY.

B3458. Obverse. GEORGE . LESCAILLET . NERE . Y E = Full-faced bust of Charles II.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSE . STREET = HIS HALF PENY.

B3459. Obverse. EDWARD . LEWIS . IRONMONGER = HIS HALFE PENY.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = A flesh-pot.

B3460. Obverse. GEORGE . LOWE . IN WHITE = HIS HALFE PENY. G . M . L.
R. cros . streete . 1667 = Two porters carrying a barrel.

B3461. Obverse. Joseph . Maxsum . in = A peacock.
R. WHITCROSS . STREET 15 = I . M . M. 1/4

B3463. Obverse. John . Mullocke . 1666 = A dog with a glove in its mouth. I . A . M.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = HIS HALFE PENNY.

B3464. Obverse. AT . THE . BLEW . ANKER = All anchor.
R. IN . WHIT . CROS . STREETE = W . A . P. 1/4

B3465. Obverse. DANIELL . PAGE . AT . WHITE = A Swan.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSS . STREET = D . A . P. 1/4

B3466. Obverse. John . Perry . chesmongr = A woman churning.
R. WHITE . CROSS . STREET — I . A . P. 1/4

B3469. Obverse. the . govlden . anchor = An anchor.
R. IN . WHIT . CRSS . STREETE = W . V . S. 1/4

B3470. Obverse. Michael . Sayer = A dragon (?).
R. WHITE . CROSS . STREET = M . E . S. 1/4

B3471. Obverse. William . Skiner . at . the = A cock and bottle.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSSTREET . 1669 — HIS HALF PENY. W . I . S .

B3472. Obverse. Thomas . Smith . at . the = A chequered square.
R. IN . WHITE . CROSE . STREET = HIS HALFE PENY. 65.

B3473. Obverse. talloe . chandler = The Merchant-Tailors’ Arms.
R. IN . WHIT . CROSS . STREET = I . A . W. 1/4


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