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mikemat
18-04-2008, 11:42 PM
My ancestor was John Mathews of Canterbury (1737-1803). I am trying to determine if the trade tokens (coins) of 1794/5 were issued by him

Also, he may later have lived at the bishop's palace. Is there a list of people who officially worked at the Cathedral?

Mutley
19-04-2008, 2:36 PM
There is quite a bit about them if you google. I also found John Mathews halfpennies for sale at auction.

This site has a picture and description. Unfortunately, in his case, it does not mention his trade so I don't know if he is your fellow or not.
http://www.kenelks.co.uk/coins/kenttokens/kenttokens.htm

mikemat
19-04-2008, 5:24 PM
Thanks

i am aware of the site and others like it, but none give his trade. Also, a coin trader in the states says it is Matthews and not Mathews, which would make it worthless to me - yet all the books and websites I have found spell it with one "t" and dont list the trade.....