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Name Guild Held Office
de Rokesle, Gregory

Goldsmith (possibly) 1  
1263-64 Sheriff
1270-71 Sheriff
1274-75 Mayor
1275-76 Mayor
1276-77 Mayor
1277-78 Mayor
1278-79 Mayor
1279-80 Mayor
1280-81 Mayor
1284-85 Mayor


(Any abbreviated sources are listed in full below the notes.)

1Goldsmith: Beaven I.374; but Nightingale associates the Rokesle family in general with the trade of Roper, and on Gregory de Rokesle see her p. 89.

Note Sources

Beaven: Alfred B. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London, 2 vols. London: Corporation of London, 1908-13.

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.

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. (See Companies / Occupations, on the site menu, for reference sources.)