(Chosen by Mayor )
(Any abbreviated sources are listed in full below the notes.)1 — Grocer: LBI (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/009) fo. 126r; and see also the Grocers' GL MS 11570 pp. 111 and 112 (new MS #: CLC/L/GH/A/001/MS11570/001; the company pays for minstrels for a 1413-14 Grocer sheriff). See also Beaven I.287 and 270, and the Grocers' GL MS 11592A (Admissions; new MS # CLC/L/GH/C/003/MS11592A/001) under 1383, Jankyn Sutton. (Stow/K I.305 has Goldsmith.) Sutton was a company warden in 1406-07: see the Grocers' GL MS 11570 p. 102 (new MS #: as above).
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.
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.)