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Company / Occupation: Pewterer

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1450-51 Dere, William
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Pewterer (possibly) 1  
1546-47 Curtes, Thomas
Sheriff Pewterer 2  
1557-58 Curtes, Thomas
Mayor Pewterer 2  


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

1Pewterer: suggested by Beaven II.164 and 229. A William Dere is included in the first quarterage payment list in the Pewterers' GL MS 7086/1 fo. 14v (new MS #: CLC/L/PE/D/002/MS07086/001), for 1456-57, but his name has been crossed out and does not appear in subsequent quarterage lists, the next two being on fo. 18v (for 1458-59) and fo. 21r (for 1459-60). Beaven lists sheriff William Dere as an alderman 1451-56, with a will dated June 1459 and proved February 1464.

2Translated 22 September 1556 from the Pewterers to the Fishmongers (Beaven II.33).

Note Sources

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.

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.)