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(Any abbreviated sources are listed in full below the notes.)1 — Draper: see Beaven II.6 n. 12; also Stow/K I.235 and LBI (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/009) fo. 254r, and CPMR 4 (1413-37) p. 109 (Draper and sheriff, 1421). (Not the John Botiler who was a Mercer and 1419-20 sheriff.) A John Botiller appears in the early parts of the Drapers' earliest extant accounts, Drapers' MS WA1 (formerly MS +140).
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.
Drapers' MS: Manuscript at Drapers' Hall, London.
LB: Letter Book. Manuscript series (from A onward) at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
LMA MS: Manuscript at the London Metropolitan Archives, London.
Stow/K: John Stow, A Survey of London, ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.
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.)