Lincolnshire ( 49), Burgh-le-Marsh, Thomas Cracroft, 1666


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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.