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Company / Occupation: Clothworker

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1531-32 Altham, Edward
Sheriff Clothworker 1  
1543-44 Tolos, John
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Clothworker  
1550-51 Hynde, Augustine
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Clothworker  
1553-54 Hewet, William
Sheriff Clothworker  
1555-56 Machell, John2
Sheriff Clothworker  
1557-58 Altham, James
Sheriff Clothworker  
1558-59 Hawes, John
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Clothworker  


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

1Clothworker: LBO (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/014) fo. 232v; also Clothworkers' MS CL/D/5/1 (Wardens' Accounts 1) fo. 4v of no. 10 (company receipts and expenses at Midsummer because a company member is sheriff).

2John Macham: Hughes p. 204.

Note Sources

Clothworkers' MS: Manuscript at Clothworkers' Hall, London.

Hughes: A. Hughes, Public Record Office: Lists and Indexes, #9. London: Public Record Office, 1898; rpt. 1963.

LB: Letter Book. Manuscript series (from A onward) at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

LMA MS: Manuscript at the London Metropolitan Archives, London.

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.)