The Seal of the Fraternity of the Ostmen of the Towne of Newcastle upon Tyne


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  • Simon Cotterill on March 21, 2020, 4:53 p.m.

    Ostmen (coal traders) Seal c.1600. The old freemen were divided into several companies or fraternities, of which the Ostmen were one. Also, called Hostmen or Hoastmen - spelling was a lot more fluid then!

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