Essex (202), Hatfield Broad Oak, Wm Spiltimber, 1658

£30.00

17th century token

Essex

Hatfield Broad Oak

Wm Spiltimber, 1658

Obv:  W M SPILTIMBER           =         Oak tree

RevHATFILD BROAD OCKE         =        W S / 1658

0.96g.

BW 202, Norweb 1292.

Fair/Fine.  Rare.

The issuer's name starts with the initial letters "W M", which might suggest that Mr Spiltimber had a wife with the initial "M", but the Norweb Sylloge treats this as an abbreviation of William.  This is supported by Judson (1987) who informs us that the issuer's wife was called Rebecca.