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(Any abbreviated sources are listed in full below the notes.)1 — Grocer: Beaven I.225, though not in his chronological listing I.389. A John Aubrey is listed in Grocers' GL MS 11570 p. 45 (new MS #: CLC/L/GH/A/001/MS11570/001) as a company member in 1373; his name has subsequently been crossed out, as have others in the same list (largely marked as dead), but the deletion date is unknown. Beaven I.389 records the sheriff Aubrey as alderman 1370-77 and as dying c. December 1380. The next list of company members in GL MS 11570 is dated 1383 and no Aubrey is included. Nightingale (see, e.g., pp. 231-32) discusses a Grocer John Aubrey who sought election as an alderman in 1370, though she does not mention any term for him as sheriff. CPMR 2 (1364-81) lists both a John Aubrey, Pepperer p. 71 (1367), and a John Aubrey, Cordwainer p. 200 (1375).
CPMR: Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls, ed. A.H. Thomas, vols. 1-4; ed. Philip E. Jones, vols. 5-6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1924-61.
Beaven: Alfred B. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London, 2 vols. London: Corporation of London, 1908-13.
GL MS: Manuscript at the Guildhall Library, London.
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.
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. (See Companies / Occupations, on the site menu, for reference sources.)