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Company / Occupation: Woolmonger

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1310-11 de Blakeneye, Peter
Sheriff (died 1 Aug. 1311 1 ) Draper (possibly), Woolmonger (possibly) 2  
1317-18 Priour, John3
Sheriff Woolmonger  
1321-22 de Hakeneie, Richard
Sheriff Woolmonger 4  
1328-29 de Combemartyn, Henry
Sheriff Woolmonger  
1336-37 (Curteys) de Bricklesworth, William
Sheriff Woolmonger  

Notes

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

1LBD (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 2v.

2Draper: A Chronicle p. 43; Woolmonger: Mayors and Sheriffs (Additions) p. 214.

3John Priour Senior: LBD (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 5r.

4Woolmonger: Beaven I.382. Fishmonger: Stow/K I.209 (probably confusing this Richard de Hakeneie with an earlier Fishmonger one, for whom see Ekwall p. 148 # 22).

Note Sources

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

Mayors and Sheriffs (Additions): Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London A.D. 1188 to A.D. 1274, ed. and trans. Henry Thomas Riley. London: Trubner, 1863. Additional material from Liber de Antiquis Legibus.

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

Ekwall: Two Early London Subsidy Rolls, ed. Eilert Ekwall. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerup, 1951.

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.

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.)