Robert ORCHARD, Sawbridgeworth, circa 1800

October, 2008

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 I originally posted a question about Robert Orchard on the Sawbridgeworth page and H L Mew (hlmew @t hotmail.co.uk) provided the following information:

Robert Orchard was a tea broker and chocolate manufacturer in Greek Street, Mincing Lane and Sawbridgeworth. His house was called Orchard House in what was then Bakers Lane next to Orchard Maltings. See this on 1884 map on old maps. (It is now called Orchard Cottage). Bakers Hill is now called Station Rd and Orchard Maltings is now flats called Riverside Court. His portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery ref  NPG D5723.

NPG D5723  Robert Orchard
by William Barnard, after David Gowers
mezzotint, published 1803
 

Tokens produced by Robert Orchard

 

Farthing from 1796 with inscription GROCER & TEA DEALER. - Various other forms with reverse showing a Turk among bales, or (dated 1804) a building with inscription AND AT SAW BRIDGEWORTH HARTS.

 
 

Halfpenny inscribed ROBERT ORCHARD SAWBRIDGEWORTH HERTS showing St Michael's Church, with the reverse showing a shepherd reclining under a tree.

 

Penny with portrait inscribed ROBERT ORCHARD SAWBRIDGEWORTH HERTS with the reverse showing a tree and church inscribed SAWBRIDGEWORTH PENNY TOKEN  PAYABLE FEB XI 1801

 

Penny token with bust ROBERT ORCHARD No 34 GREEK STREET CORNER OF CHURCH STREET SOHO LOMDON 1803 and on the reverse GROCER & TEA DEALER WHOLESALE RETAIL & FOR EXPORTATION - AND AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH HERTS MANUFACTURER OF CHOCOLATE & COCOA ON A NEW AND IMPROVED PRINCIPLE

 

 

Penny token with bust ROBERT ORCHARD No 34 GREEK STREET CORNER OF CHURCH STREET SOHO LONDON 1804 and on the reverse ROBERT ORCHARD TEA WAREHOUSE CORNER OF CHURCH ST - AND AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH HERTS

Image kindly provided by Richard Dyer

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