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Gallery
Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
17th Century Tokens
In the seventeenth century, tokens were issued by local tradesmen as coinage for spending in their shops. The issuing of coinage was traditionally the King's perogative. However, in the time of the Commonwealth the rules were relaxed and over 12,500 tokens have been catalogued from around the country. They are an interesting insight into the local tradesmen of the seventeenth century. Here I have listed all the ones known from the Pocklington area.
Barney Buttery
Pocklington: Barney Buttery
Obv: His Half Penny / Barney Bvttery
Rev: Interlacing ending in three flowers above B B
B B of Pocklington 1666
(The parish register records that Barney Buttery died in 1669)
John Cook Drawing
John Cook 1666
Pocklington: John Cook
Obv: Arms of the grocers' company
John Cook 1666
Rev:3 flowers on a single step I C of Pocklington
(His will was proved in 1668)

John Hill 1667 Token

Pocklington: John Hill
Obv: I H
IOHN HILL 1667
Rev: His half penny in Pocklinton
(The parish records record that John son of John Hill was buried in 1670)

Market Weighton Token

Market Weighton: Nicholas Chappilow
Obv: Arms of the Mercers' Company
NICHOLAS CHAPPLIOW
Rev: N C IN WEIGHTON 1664
(Nicholas Chappilow died between Apr. 1687 & Oct. 1688)

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Market Weighton: Richard Marshall
Obv: R M M with bunch of grapes below the Middle M
RICHARD MARSHALL OF
Rev: HIS HALFE PENNY / MARKET WEETON 1668
(The parish registers record three children of Richard Marshall, two who died before they were a month old (1670 & 1672) and Robert, baptised in 1673. It is said that 'Market' was added to the name Weighton as recently as 1829, despite the fact that the market was granted in 1252. There are, however earlier documentary references to 'Market Weighton' and this token provides further evidence.)
 
Reference: Coins, Tokens and Medals of the East Riding of Yorkshire by Philip Whitting. East Yorkshire Local History Society. 1969.