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Company / Occupation: Woolman

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1268-69 de Basinge, Thomas
Sheriff (from 3-6 May 1269 1 ) Woolman 2  
1269-70 3 de Basinge, Thomas
Sheriff (until 6 or 18 July ) Woolman 2  
1283-84 Box, Martin
Sheriff Woolman  
1305-06 Cosyn, William
Sheriff Woolman (possibly), Roper (possibly) 4  


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

1Replacements of sheriffs and the warden in 1268-69 are listed in Stow/K II.158 nn. 5 and 6, which specify 3 May for the sheriffs' change date; Mayors and Sheriffs p. 114 (and see also Mayors and Sheriffs [Additions] p. 191) has 4-6 May for Robert de Cornhill and Thomas de Basinge. Hughes p. 201 includes Hugh fitz-Otho in his list of sheriffs (from 17 February 1269) and has all four of Walter Hervi, William de Durham, Thomas de Basinge, and Robert de Cornhill as 'custodes' from 17 February 1269.

2Woolman: Beaven I.374; Ekwall p. 168 #83 suggests perhaps also a Draper.

3Replacements of sheriffs and the warden, effective 6 July (the date also used by Hughes p. 201), are listed in Stow/K II.158 n. 7; but see also Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 120 and 129-30 (new mayor and sheriffs chosen at the beginning of June; mayor presented to king and admitted 16 July, sworn before king 18 July; sheriffs presented and admitted at Exchequer 18 July). Beaven on I.235 lists Walter le Poter as sheriff 1270-71, but on I.375 as sheriff only in 1270.

4Roper: see Nightingale p. 120; Woolman: see Ekwall p. 165 # 45.

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.

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.

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

Nightingale: Pamela Nightingale, A Medieval Mercantile Community: The Grocers Company and the Politics and Trade of London 1000-1485. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.

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.)