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Name Guild Held Office
le Mercer, Serlo

Mercer 1  
1206-07 Sheriff 2
1214-15 Mayor 2
1217-18 Mayor 2
1218-19 Mayor 2
1219-20 Mayor 2
1220-21 Mayor 2
1221-22 Mayor 2


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

1Beaven I.337 n. identifies as a Mercer the mayor 1215 and later (listed in this database for 1214-15, 1217-22), who is the same individual as the 1206-07 sheriff Serlo le Mercer (see Reynolds p. 356).

2Mayor in 1215 [not 1214-15], 1216-22, according to Beaven I.337 n. A.H. Thomas and I.D. Thornley, eds., The Great Chronicle of London (London: Corporation of London, 1938) p. 5, has Roger fitz-Alan mayor for part of this year and Serlo le Mercer mayor for part, as does A Chronicle p. 8; Annales Londonienses p. 17 dates fitz-Alan's removal in May 1215. Brooke with Keir, p. 376, however, lists Serlo le Mercer as mayor 1214-15.

Note Sources

A Chronicle: A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483[, eds. Nicholas Nicolas and Edward Tyrrell]. London: Longman et al., 1827.

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.

Brooke with Keir: Christopher N.L. Brooke with Gillian Keir, London 800-1216: The Shaping of a City. London: Secker and Warburg, 1975.

Reynolds: Susan Reynolds, "The Rulers of London in the Twelfth Century", History 57 (Feb. 1972), 337-57.

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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.)