Essex (202), Hatfield Broad Oak, Wm Spiltimber, 1658
17th century token
Hatfield Broad Oak
Wm Spiltimber, 1658
Obv: W M SPILTIMBER = Oak tree
Rev: HATFILD BROAD OCKE = W S / 1658
BW 202, Norweb 1292.
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.