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Detailed Results for Hamo * de Chigwell

Name Guild Held Office
de Chigwell, Hamo * Fishmonger 1
1314-15 Sheriff
1319-20 Mayor
1320-21 Mayor (replaced Robert de Kendale, Warden, in May 1321.2)
1321-22 Mayor
1322-23 Mayor (until 4 Apr. 13233)
1323-24 Mayor (replaced Nicholas de Farndone4)
1324-25 Mayor
1325-26 Mayor
1326-27 Mayor (until Nov. 13265)
1327-28 Mayor


  1. Fishmonger: Beaven I.380. Stow/K II.163-64 lists him as a Pepperer when he is mayor in 1319-20 (see also Fabyan p. 424 n. 1), 1321-22 to 1326-27 (in 1326 only), 1327-28 (see also Fabyan p. 439 n. 2); but Nightingale (p. 614, Index) calls him a Fishmonger, and see also Ekwall p. 332 # 1 and Annales Londonienses p. 232.
  2. For Chigwell's name and election see Calendar LBE p. 214 n. 1.
  3. LBD (LMA: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v. Removed by the king.
  4. Admitted at Westminster Wednesday 7 Dec. 1323; see LBD (LMA: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v, LBE (LMA: COL/AD/01/005) fo. 148r, and Calendar LBE p. 214 n. 1. LBE fo. 148r states the date of the appointment Letters Patent as 29 Nov.
  5. A writ of 6 Nov. 1326 restored the mayoralty to the city and called for an election within eight days: LBE (LMA: COL/AD/01/005) fo. 171r. For the preceding removals and appointments, see the years 1320-21 to 1326-27.

Note Sources

  • Annales Londonienses: Annales Londonienses, in Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I. and Edward II., ed. William Stubbs. Rolls Series #76, vol. 1. London: HMSO, 1882. Pp. 1-251.
  • 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.
  • Fabyan: Robert Fabyan, The New Chronicles of England and France, ed. Henry Ellis. London: F.C. and J. Rivington et al., 1811.
  • Nightingale: Pamela Nightingale, A Medieval Mercantile Community: The Grocers Company and the Politics and Trade of London 1000-1485. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • Stow/K: John Stow, A Survey of London, ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
  • Calendar LB: Calendar of Letter-Books Preserved Among the Archives of the Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall, ed. Reginald R. Sharpe. 11 vols. (A-I, K-L). London: Corporation of London, 1889-1912.
  • LB: Letter Book. Manuscript series (from A onward: LBA, LBB, etc.) at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
  • LMA: Prefix to the catalogue number of a manuscript available for consultation at either the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) or, if a company manuscript, the Guildhall Library.

Notes About Company Names

Grocers were originally called Pepperers; the company appears to have emerged as Grocers in 1372; and the Merchant Taylors were until 6 January 1503 the Tailors and Linen Armourers. For both companies the original name is used until the year of the change, and then the new name, regardless of whether the sources consulted use the old or the new designation. The Fishmongers and the Stockfishmongers were originally different companies which, after one union which did not succeed, were finally united on a permanent basis in 1536. The two different names are here reproduced until 1536, from which year only the Fishmonger designation is used, regardless of the readings of the sources. The Barbers and the Surgeons, two separate companies, were combined from 1540 to 1745; the combined name Barbers and Surgeons is accordingly used here for those years. The Armourers in 1708 became the Armourers and Brasiers, and the longer name is used here from 1708 on; but otherwise companies which through mergers and additions lengthened their original names are cited throughout by their original names only, for ease of database company searches. (For reference sources for the dates above, see Companies / Occupations on the site menu bar.)  Note that a search for, e.g., all mayors and sheriffs from a company with a database name change has to be made separately for each company name.

Asterisks After Names

An asterisk after a name indicates an individual who is included as an alderman in A. B. Beaven's or John Chalstrey's reference volumes on London aldermen. From 1190--91 to 1271--72, parentheses around the asterisk indicate an individual who is in Beaven's volumes as an alderman but is not included in John McEwan's "The Aldermen of London, c.1200--80: Alfred Beaven Revisited." (See Sources, on the site menu bar, for these works.)  In four cases, 1272--80, no parenthesis are supplied where Beaven indicates aldermanic status and McEwan does not; these special cases are footnoted.