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FM20140

17th Century Suffolk Clare William Cadge Farthing 1655, crescent moon

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17thCentury Token, Suffolk,Clare, William Cadge, Farthing, 1655, large crescent moon, legend and toothed border surrounding, *WILLIAM CADGE*, rev. W*C at centre of beaded circle, legend and toothed border surrounding, *OF. CLARE* 1655, weight 0.83g (Norweb 4304a this token; Boyne 74; B.W.95). Toned some porosity fine and rare.

Provenance:

Mrs E M Norweb Collection 4304a

According to Boyne, in his will dated 1665, William Cadge of Clare left a farm called Bochards in the Parish of Banardiston subject to an annual payment of £25 for the following uses: £10 per year to a schoolmaster for teaching ten poor boys of Clare: £15 per year for the clothing of eight poor widows with a blue gown, two shifts, and one pair of shoes each every year, and to receive a twopenny loaf of bread every Sunday in the year.

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