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Detailed Results for Thomas * de Basinge

Name Guild Held Office
de Basinge, Thomas * 1 Woolman 2
1268-69 Sheriff (from 3-6 May 12693)
1269-70 4 Sheriff (until 6 or 18 July)


  1. The Thomas Basing listed as an alderman by McEwan p. 194, although not there noted as a sheriff in 1268--69 (partial) and 1269--70 (partial), seems in fact to be this sheriff (as an alderman, connected both by McEwan and by Beaven (I.374) with Candlewick Ward).
  2. Woolman: Beaven I.374; Ekwall p. 168 #83 suggests perhaps also a Draper.
  3. Replacements of sheriffs and the warden in 1268-69 are listed in Stow/K II.158 nn. 5 and 6, which specify 3 May for the sheriffs' change date; Mayors and Sheriffs p. 114 (and see also Mayors and Sheriffs [Additions] p. 191) has 4-6 May for Robert de Cornhill and Thomas de Basinge. Hughes p. 201 includes Hugh fitz-Otho in his list of sheriffs (from 17 Feb. 1269) and has all four of Walter Hervi, William de Durham, Thomas de Basinge, and Robert de Cornhill as "custodes" from 17 Feb. 1269.
  4. Replacements of sheriffs and the warden, effective 6 July (the date also used by Hughes p. 201), are listed in Stow/K II.158 n. 7; but see also Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 120 and 129-30 (new mayor and sheriffs chosen at the beginning of June; mayor presented to king and admitted 16 July, sworn before king 18 July; sheriffs presented and admitted at Exchequer 18 July). Beaven on I.235 lists Walter le Poter as sheriff 1270-71, but on I.375 as sheriff only in 1270.

Note Sources

  • Mayors and Sheriffs (Additions): Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London A.D. 1188 to A.D. 1274, ed. and trans. Henry Thomas Riley. London: Trubner, 1863. Additional material from Liber de Antiquis Legibus.
  • Hughes: A. Hughes, Public Record Office: Lists and Indexes, #9. London: Public Record Office, 1898; rpt. 1963. (Copy annotated by hand in the former Public Record Office [now National Archives].)
  • Mayors and Sheriffs: Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London A.D. 1188 to A.D. 1274, ed. and trans. Henry Thomas Riley. London: Trubner, 1863.
  • Stow/K: John Stow, A Survey of London, ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  • Beaven: Alfred B. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London. 2 vols. London: Corporation of London, 1908-13.
  • Ekwall: Two Early London Subsidy Rolls, ed. Eilert Ekwall. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerup, 1951.
  • McEwan: John McEwan, "The Aldermen of London, c.1200--80: Alfred Beaven Revisited," Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, 62 (2011), 177--203.

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