Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tick n.1

a signature.

[UK]Dekker ‘Bing Out Bien Morts’ in Farmer Musa Pedestris (1896) 12: And Jybe well Ierkt, tick rome-comfeck / for backe by glimmar to mawnde.
[Ire]Head Eng. Rogue [as cit. 1612].
[UK]J. Shirley Triumph of Wit 196: And Jybe well jerk’d, tick rome conseck, / for back by Glimmar to maund, / To mill each Ken, let Cove bring then, / though Ruffmans Jauge or Laund [A License got with forged Seal, / to Beg, as if undone / By Fire, to break each House and Steal, / o’er Hedge and Ditch to run].