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Company / Occupation: Clerk

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1265-66 Walrauen, John
Sheriff,Warden 1 (replaced John Adrien/Walter Hervi 2 ) Clerk 3  
1316-17 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 4  
1317-18 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 4  
1318-19 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 4  


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

1Sheriff and/or Warden.

2From 28 Nov. 1265 according to Stow/K II.157 and Hughes p. 201; on 7 December 1265 according to Mayors and Sheriffs p. 84.

3Clerk: Mayors and Sheriffs p. 84.

4Clerk and lawyer: Ekwall p. 222 # 1.

Note Sources

Mayors and Sheriffs: Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London A.D. 1188 to A.D. 1274, ed. and trans. Henry Thomas Riley. London: Trubner, 1863.

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

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

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.)