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FM20145

17th Century Cambridge Thomas Ewin Halfpenny 1668, Chandler candle maker

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17thCentury Token, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, Thomas Ewin, Halfpenny, 1668, man making candles within beaded circle, legend and toothed border surrounding, *THOMAS. EWIN* IN*, rev. four line inscription HIS / HALF / PENY / TEE, the central E over a stop, all within beaded circle, legend and toothed border surrounding, *CAMBRIDGE. 1668, weight 1.51g (Norweb 382; Boyne 24; B.W.39). Toned a pleasing very fine.

Thomas Ewin was born in 1644 the son of John Ewin Mayor of Cambridge in 1659. Thomas was a Chandler by profession as depicted on this token by the candle maker as of 1668. He was later a member of numerous Subsidy Commissions between 1679 and 1701 and in April 1688 was removed from the Corporation by James II but restored the following October. He shortly after became Mayor of Cambridge himself in 1690 and again in 1699. He was on the commission for repair of the Great Bridge in 1692 and 1720. He was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace for the Town on 24th August 1702. Thomas Ewin died in 1721 and was buried on 10th September of that year at All Saints Church.

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