If you have enjoyed this site why not have a look at some of the following of my recommended web sites and blogs;
The following link gives a very good introduction into the master and apprentice system of 17th century London which was an important part of the socio-economic background from which tradesman’s tokens were to emerge.
2) On-line Collections
The following links provide a useful source of images and descriptions which are useful when trying to identify and research 17th century London tokens;
3) Research Tools
Over the past decade more and more primary records have been transcribed and/or digitized and made available via the World Wide Web. As time goes on more of these useful primary documents will become available on-line. Here is a starter list of useful sites that I regularly use when researching token issuers and locations of issue. Not all of these are free and may require a document “pay for view” or an annual subscription charge.
British History On-Line – Portal page to a set of transcribed London Heart Tax return records from the 1660s.
Hearth Tax On-line – A transcribed set of county-by-county listing of Hearth Tax returns from England from the 1660s. Part of a major project being undertaken by the University of Roehampton. This is an ongoing project and as yet not every County has been published on-line. Progress on the project is documented on a separate blog site.
London & Middlesex Hearth Tax Returns On-line – Part of the extensive British History On-line web site offering searchable selected Hearth Tax return summaries for the City of London (1662 & 1666), Westminster (1664) and Middlesex (1666).
Ancestry UK – Searchable Parish Register entries from London and the surrounding areas plus a selection of other useful documents such as Will, Probate and apprenticeship records plus other personal documents from the London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) Collections. This collection of documents spans the late 16th through to the early 18th centuries and beyond. A paid subscription is required to use this website.
Find My Past UK – Searchable Parish Register entries from London and the surrounding areas plus a selection of other useful documents such as Westminster Property Rent Books plus Boyd’s inhabitants of London database. This collection of documents spans the late 16th through to the early 18th centuries and beyond. A paid subscription is required to use this website.
Family Search – A searchable genealogical databases covering birth, death and marriages from the 17th century based on transcriped parish registers from all areas of the United Kingdom. This site is free to access.
The National Archives – Record Collection on-line catalogue. Some documents (e.g. Wills etc.) have been digitized and are down loadable in PDF file format.
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