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Company / Occupation: Cordwainer

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1237-38 Chamberlain, Gervase
Sheriff Cordwainer  
1271-72 Paris, Richard
Sheriff Cordwainer 1  
1318-19 Poyntel, John
Sheriff Cordwainer (possibly), Leatherseller (possibly)  


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1Cordwainer: French Chronicle p. 236.

Note Sources

French Chronicle: The French Chronicle of London, in Chronicles of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London A.D. 1188 to A.D. 1274, ed. and trans. Henry Thomas Riley. London: Trubner, 1863. Pp. 229-95.

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.)