Lincolnshire ( 49), Burgh-le-Marsh, Thomas Cracroft, 1666
17th century token
Thomas Cracroft, 1666
BW 49 (also Suffolk 36), Norweb 2921. Smith 55.
About very fine. Scarce. Ex Kendall Bourne and Griffiths collections.
The Cracrofts were a prosperous and long-established local family, but Thomas Cracroft was less fortunate than some. His first wife died in childbirth, and their son lived only a few months. He remarried almost immediately, but his daughter by his second wife lived only a month. He himself died in 1675, at the age of 35.