The MASL database currently includes the mayors, sheriffs, and wardens of the City of London 1190–1558: their names, terms of office, and company (in the early years, craft/trade guild) membership or occupation. For details of each of these types of information, including the sources for them, use the site menu above.
A separate list of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London 1559--1642 is also available. The MASL database will gradually be expanded to include this data, and further data from 1643 to the present. Still later additions may include short biographies of the better-known mayors and sheriffs, and/or references or links to existing biographical sources.
Periodic updatings of the database will take place, to incorporate new information. Users are invited to provide additional information and corrections; these will be checked and, if adopted, credited to their contributors. For contact information, see below.
Mayor and two aldermen: from Walter Besant, London in the Time of the Tudors (1904). Original MS held by the British Library.
This website was developed with the assistance of the Information Technology Services Department of the University of Toronto Libraries.