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1190-91 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor 1 Draper (possibly) 2  
1191-92 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1192-93 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1193-94 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1194-95 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1195-96 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1196-97 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1197-98 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1198-99 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1199-1200 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1200-01 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1201-02 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1202-03 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1203-04 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1204-05 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1205-06 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1206-07 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1207-08 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1208-09 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1209-10 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1210-11 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor Draper (possibly) 2  
1211-12 fitz-Ailwyn, Henry
Mayor (died 19 Sep. 1212 3 ) Draper (possibly) 2  
1211-12 fitz-Alan, Roger
Mayor (replaced Henry fitz-Ailwyn 4 )  
1212-13 fitz-Alan, Roger
Mayor  
1213-14 fitz-Alan, Roger
Mayor  
1214-15 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor 5 Mercer 6  
1215-16 Hardel, William7
Mayor Vintner (possibly), Draper (possibly) 8  
1215-16 Hardel, William7
Mayor Vintner (possibly), Draper (possibly) 8  
1216-17 Alderman, James
Mayor (until 21 May 1217 9 )  
1216-17 de Basing, Salomon10
Mayor 9 (replaced James Alderman )  
1217-18 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor 11 Mercer 6  
1218-19 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor Mercer 6  
1219-20 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor Mercer 6  
1220-21 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor Mercer 6  
1221-22 le Mercer, Serlo
Mayor Mercer 6  
1222-23 Renger, Richard
Mayor  
1223-24 Renger, Richard
Mayor  
1224-25 Renger, Richard
Mayor  
1225-26 Renger, Richard
Mayor  
1226-27 Renger, Richard
Mayor  
1227-28 le Duc, Roger12
Mayor  
1228-29 le Duc, Roger12
Mayor  
1229-30 le Duc, Roger12
Mayor  
1230-31 le Duc, Roger12
Mayor  
1231-32 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1232-33 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1233-34 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1234-35 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1235-36 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1236-37 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1237-38 Bukerel, Andrew
Mayor (died 1237 14 ) Pepperer (possibly) 13  
1237-38 Renger, Richard
Mayor (replaced Andrew Bukerel 15 )  
1238-39 Joynier, William
Mayor (replaced Richard Renger 16 )  
1238-39 Renger, Richard
Mayor (died 1239 17 )  
1239-40 Bat, Gerard
Mayor (from 13 Jan. 1240 18 ) Vintner (possibly) 19  
1240-41 de Bungheye, Reginald
Mayor 20  
1241-42 Eswy, Ralph
[Aswy]
Mayor Mercer  
1242-43 Eswy, Ralph
[Aswy]
Mayor Mercer  
1243-44 Eswy, Ralph
[Aswy]
Mayor Mercer  
1244-45 Tovi, Michael
Mayor Goldsmith 21  
1245-46 22 Gisors, John
Mayor (from 11 or 12 Jan. 1246 ) Vintner (possibly), Pepperer (possibly) 23  
1245-46 22 Gisors, John
Mayor (from 11 or 12 Jan. 1246 ) Vintner (possibly), Pepperer (possibly) 23  
1246-47 fitz-Alan, Peter
Mayor  
1247-48 24 Tovi, Michael
Mayor Goldsmith 21  
1248-49 Tovi, Michael
Mayor Goldsmith 21  
1249-50 25 fitz-Roger, Roger
Mayor  
1250-51 Norman, John
Mayor Draper (possibly) 26  
1251-52 de Basing, Adam27
[Basing]
Mayor Draper 28  
1252-53 Tulesan, John
[Tolosan]
Mayor Draper  
1253-54 Bat, Nicholas
Mayor  
1254-55 29 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1254-55 29 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1255-56 32 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1255-56 32 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1256-57 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1256-57 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1257-58 33 fitz-Richard, William
Mayor (replaced Ralph Hardel 13 Feb. 1258 ) Draper 34  
1257-58 33 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor (until 1 Feb. 1258 ) Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1257-58 33 Hardel, Ralph30
Mayor (until 1 Feb. 1258 ) Draper (possibly), Vintner (possibly) 31  
1258-59 Gisors, John
Mayor Vintner (possibly), Pepperer (possibly) 23  
1258-59 Gisors, John
Mayor Vintner (possibly), Pepperer (possibly) 23  
1259-60 fitz-Richard, William
Mayor Draper 34  
1260-61 fitz-Richard, William
Mayor Draper 34  
1261-62 fitz-Thomas, Thomas
Mayor Draper 35  
1262-63 fitz-Thomas, Thomas
Mayor Draper 35  
1263-64 fitz-Thomas, Thomas
Mayor 36 Draper 35  
1264-65 fitz-Thomas, Thomas
Mayor Draper 35  
1269-70 37 Adrien, John38
[Adrian]
Mayor (from 6 or 16-18 Jul. 1270 ) Draper 39  
1270-71 Adrien, John38
[Adrian]
Mayor Draper 39  
1271-72 Hervi, Walter
Mayor  
1272-73 Hervi, Walter
Mayor 40  
1273-74 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor  
1274-75 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1275-76 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1276-77 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1277-78 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1278-79 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1279-80 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1280-81 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1281-82 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor  
1282-83 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor  
1283-84 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor  
1284-85 de Rokesle, Gregory
Mayor (until 29 Jun. 1285 42 ) Goldsmith (possibly) 41  
1297-98 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor (replaced John le Breton, Warden )  
1298-99 le Waleys, Henry
Mayor  
1299-1300 Russell, Elias
Mayor Draper  
1300-01 Russell, Elias
Mayor Draper  
1301-02 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1302-03 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1303-04 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1304-05 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1305-06 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1306-07 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1307-08 le Blund, John
Mayor Draper  
1308-09 de Farndone, Nicholas
Mayor Goldsmith  
1309-10 Romeyn, Thomas
Mayor Pepperer  
1310-11 le Refham, Richer
Mayor Mercer  
1311-12 de Gisors, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1312-13 de Gisors, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1313-14 de Farndone, Nicholas
Mayor Goldsmith  
1314-15 de Gisors, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1315-16 de Abyndon, Stephen
Mayor Draper  
1316-17 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1316-17 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1317-18 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1317-18 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1318-19 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1318-19 de Wengrave, John
Mayor Clerk (possibly), Lawyer (possibly) 43  
1319-20 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor Fishmonger 44  
1320-21 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor (replaced Robert de Kendale, Warden, in May 45 ) Fishmonger 44  
1320-21 de Farndone, Nicholas
Mayor (until Jan. 1321 46 ) Goldsmith  
1321-22 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor Fishmonger 44  
1322-23 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor (until 4 Apr. 1323 47 ) Fishmonger 44  
1322-23 de Farndone, Nicholas
Mayor (replaced Hamo de Chigwell 48 ) Goldsmith  
1323-24 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor (replaced Nicholas de Farndone 49 ) Fishmonger 44  
1323-24 de Farndone, Nicholas
Mayor (until 7 Dec. 1323 50 ) Goldsmith  
1324-25 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor Fishmonger 44  
1325-26 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor Fishmonger 44  
1326-27 de Betoyne, Richard
Mayor (replaced Hamo de Chigwell 51 ) Pepperer 52  
1326-27 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor (until Nov. 1326 53 ) Fishmonger 44  
1327-28 de Chigwell, Hamo
Mayor Fishmonger 44  
1328-29 de Grantham, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1329-30 de Swanlond, Simon
Mayor Draper  
1330-31 de Pulteney, John
Mayor Draper  
1331-32 de Pulteney, John
Mayor Draper  
1332-33 de Prestone, John
Mayor Corder 54  
1333-34 de Pulteney, John
Mayor Draper  
1334-35 de Conduit, Reginald
Mayor Vintner  
1335-36 de Conduit, Reginald
Mayor Vintner  
1336-37 de Pulteney, John
Mayor Draper  
1337-38 Darci, Henry
Mayor Draper  
1338-39 Darci, Henry
Mayor Draper  
1339-40 Aubrey, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer  
1340-41 Aubrey, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer  
1341-42 de Oxenford, John
Mayor (died 18 Jun. 1342 55 ) Vintner  
1341-42 Fraunceys, Simon
Mayor (replaced John de Oxenford 56 ) Mercer  
1342-43 Fraunceys, Simon
Mayor Mercer  
1343-44 Hamond, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1344-45 Hamond, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1345-46 le Lacer, Richard57
Mayor Mercer  
1346-47 de Wychingham, Geoffrey
Mayor Mercer  
1347-48 Leggy, Thomas
Mayor Skinner  
1348-49 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 58  
1349-50 Turke, Walter
Mayor Fishmonger  
1350-51 de Kislingbury, Richard
Mayor Draper  
1351-52 Aubrey, Andrew
Mayor Pepperer  
1352-53 Fraunceys, Adam
Mayor Mercer  
1353-54 Fraunceys, Adam
Mayor Mercer  
1354-55 Leggy, Thomas
Mayor Skinner  
1355-56 Fraunceys, Simon
Mayor Mercer  
1356-57 Picard, Henry
Mayor Vintner  
1357-58 de Stodeye, John
Mayor Vintner  
1358-59 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 58  
1359-60 Dolseley, Simon
Mayor Pepperer  
1360-61 Wroth, John
Mayor Fishmonger  
1361-62 Pecche, John
Mayor Fishmonger  
1362-63 Cavendisshe, Stephen
[Caundisshe]
Mayor Draper  
1363-64 Nott, John
Mayor Pepperer  
1364-65 de Bury, Adam
Mayor Skinner  
1365-66 de Bury, Adam
Mayor (until 28 Jan. 1366 59 ) Skinner  
1365-66 Lovekyn, John
Mayor (replaced Adam de Bury 60 ) Stockfishmonger 58  
1366-67 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 58  
1367-68 Andreu, James
Mayor Draper  
1368-69 de Mordone, Simon
Mayor Stockfishmonger  
1369-70 de Chichester, John
Mayor Goldsmith  
1370-71 de Bernes, John
Mayor Mercer  
1371-72 de Bernes, John
Mayor Mercer  
1372-73 Pyel, John
Mayor Mercer  
1373-74 de Bury, Adam
Mayor Skinner  
1374-75 Walworth, William
Mayor Fishmonger 61  
1375-76 Warde, John
Mayor Pepperer 62  
1376-77 Brembre, Nicholas
Mayor (replaced Adam Stable 63 ) Grocer  
1376-77 Stable, Adam
Mayor (until 21 Mar. 1377 64 ) Mercer  
1377-78 Brembre, Nicholas
Mayor Grocer  
1378-79 Philipot, John
Mayor Grocer (possibly), Fishmonger (possibly) 65  
1378-79 Philipot, John
Mayor Grocer (possibly), Fishmonger (possibly) 65  
1379-80 Hadle, John
Mayor Grocer  
1380-81 Walworth, William
Mayor Fishmonger 61  
1381-82 (Comberton) de Northampton, John
Mayor Draper 66  
1382-83 (Comberton) de Northampton, John
Mayor Draper 66  
1383-84 Brembre, Nicholas
Mayor Grocer  
1384-85 Brembre, Nicholas
Mayor Grocer  
1385-86 Brembre, Nicholas
Mayor Grocer  
1386-87 Exton, Nicholas
Mayor Fishmonger 67  
1387-88 Exton, Nicholas
Mayor Fishmonger 67  
1388-89 Twyford, Nicholas
Mayor Goldsmith  
1389-90 Venour, William68
Mayor Grocer  
1390-91 Bamme, Adam
Mayor Goldsmith  
1391-92 69 Heende, John
Mayor (until 25 Jun. 1392 ) Draper  
1392-93 Staundon, William
Mayor Grocer  
1393-94 Hadle, John
Mayor Grocer  
1394-95 Fresshe, John
Mayor Mercer  
1395-96 More, William
Mayor Vintner  
1396-97 Bamme, Adam
Mayor (died Jun. 1397 70 ) Goldsmith  
1396-97 Whytyngdone, Richard
[Whittington]
Mayor (replaced Adam Bamme 71 ) Mercer  
1397-98 Whytyngdone, Richard
[Whittington]
Mayor Mercer  
1398-99 Barentyn, Drugo
[Drew]
Mayor Goldsmith  
1399-1400 Knolles, Thomas
Mayor Grocer  
1400-01 Fraunceys, John
Mayor Goldsmith  
1401-02 Shadworth, John
Mayor Mercer  
1402-03 Walcote, John
Mayor Draper  
1403-04 Askham, William
Mayor Fishmonger  
1404-05 Heende, John
Mayor Draper  
1405-06 Wodecok, John
Mayor Mercer  
1406-07 Whytyngdone, Richard
[Whittington]
Mayor Mercer  
1407-08 Staundon, William
Mayor Grocer  
1408-09 Barentyn, Drugo
[Drew]
Mayor Goldsmith  
1409-10 Merlawe, Richard
Mayor Ironmonger, Fishmonger (possibly) 72  
1409-10 Merlawe, Richard
Mayor Ironmonger, Fishmonger (possibly) 72  
1410-11 Knolles, Thomas
Mayor Grocer  
1411-12 Chichele, Robert
Mayor Grocer  
1412-13 Walderne, William
Mayor Mercer  
1413-14 Crowmere, William
Mayor Draper  
1414-15 Fauconer, Thomas
Mayor Mercer  
1415-16 Wotton, Nicholas
Mayor Draper  
1416-17 Barton, Henry
Mayor Skinner  
1417-18 Merlawe, Richard
Mayor Ironmonger, Fishmonger (possibly) 72  
1417-18 Merlawe, Richard
Mayor Ironmonger, Fishmonger (possibly) 72  
1418-19 Sevenoke, William
Mayor Grocer 73  
1419-20 Whytyngdone, Richard
[Whittington]
Mayor Mercer  
1420-21 Cauntbrigge, William
Mayor Grocer 74  
1421-22 Chichele, Robert
Mayor Grocer  
1422-23 Walderne, William
Mayor Mercer  
1423-24 Crowmere, William
Mayor Draper  
1424-25 Michell, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 75  
1425-26 Coventre, John
Mayor Mercer  
1426-27 Reynwell, John
Mayor Fishmonger 76  
1427-28 Gedney, John
Mayor Draper  
1428-29 Barton, Henry
Mayor Skinner  
1429-30 Estfeld, William
Mayor Mercer  
1430-31 Wotton, Nicholas
Mayor Draper  
1431-32 Welles, John
Mayor Grocer  
1432-33 Perneys, John
[Perveys]
Mayor Fishmonger  
1433-34 Brokle, John
Mayor Draper  
1434-35 Otele, Robert
Mayor Grocer  
1435-36 Frowyk, Henry
Mayor Mercer  
1436-37 Michell, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 75  
1437-38 Estfeld, William
Mayor Mercer  
1438-39 Broun, Stephen
Mayor Grocer  
1439-40 Large, Robert
Mayor Mercer  
1440-41 Paddesle, John
Mayor Goldsmith  
1441-42 Clopton, Robert
Mayor Draper  
1442-43 Hatherle, John
[Atherle]
Mayor Ironmonger  
1443-44 Catteworth, Thomas
Mayor Grocer  
1444-45 Frowyk, Henry
Mayor Mercer  
1445-46 Eyre, Simon
Mayor Draper  
1446-47 Olney, John
Mayor Mercer  
1447-48 Gedney, John
Mayor Draper  
1448-49 Broun, Stephen
Mayor Grocer  
1449-50 Chalton, Thomas
Mayor Mercer  
1450-51 Wyfold, Nicholas
Mayor Grocer  
1451-52 Gregory, William
Mayor Skinner  
1452-53 Feldynge, Geoffrey
Mayor Mercer  
1453-54 Norman, John
Mayor Draper  
1454-55 Forster, Stephen
Mayor Fishmonger 77  
1455-56 Marowe, William
Mayor Grocer  
1456-57 Canynges, Thomas
Mayor Grocer  
1457-58 Boleyn, Geoffrey78
Mayor Mercer  
1458-59 Scott, Thomas
Mayor Draper  
1459-60 Hulyn, William
Mayor Fishmonger  
1460-61 Lee, Richard
Mayor Grocer  
1461-62 Wiche, Hugh
Mayor Mercer  
1462-63 Cook, Thomas
Mayor Draper  
1463-64 Philip, Matthew
Mayor Goldsmith  
1464-65 Josselyn, Ralph
Mayor Draper  
1465-66 Verney, Ralph
Mayor Mercer  
1466-67 Yonge, John
Mayor Grocer  
1467-68 Oulegrave, Thomas
Mayor Skinner  
1468-69 Taillour, William
Mayor Grocer  
1469-70 Lee, Richard
Mayor Grocer  
1470-71 Stokton, John
Mayor Mercer  
1471-72 Edward, William
Mayor 79 Grocer  
1472-73 Hampton, William
Mayor Fishmonger  
1473-74 Tate, John
Mayor Mercer  
1474-75 Drope, Robert
Mayor Draper  
1475-76 Bassett, Robert
Mayor Salter  
1476-77 Josselyn, Ralph
Mayor Draper  
1477-78 Hayford, Humphrey
Mayor Goldsmith  
1478-79 Gardyner, Richard
Mayor Mercer  
1479-80 James, Bartholomew
Mayor Draper  
1480-81 Browne, John
Mayor Mercer  
1481-82 Haryot, William
Mayor Draper  
1482-83 Shaa, Edmund
Mayor Goldsmith  
1483-84 Billesdon, Robert
Mayor Haberdasher  
1484-85 Hill, Thomas
Mayor (died 23 Sep. 1485 80 ) Grocer  
1484-85 Stokker, William
Mayor (replaced Thomas Hill; died 28 Sep. 1485 81 ) Draper  
1484-85 Warde, John
Mayor (replaced William Stokker 82 ) Grocer  
1485-86 Bryce, Hugh
Mayor Goldsmith  
1486-87 Colet, Henry
Mayor Mercer  
1487-88 Horne, William
Mayor Salter  
1488-89 Tate, Robert
Mayor Mercer  
1489-90 White, William
Mayor Draper  
1490-91 Mathewe, John
Mayor Mercer  
1491-92 Clopton, Hugh
Mayor Mercer  
1492-93 Martin, William
Mayor Skinner  
1493-94 Astry, Ralph
Mayor Fishmonger  
1494-95 Chawry, Richard
Mayor Salter  
1495-96 Colet, Henry
Mayor Mercer  
1496-97 Tate, John
Mayor Mercer  
1497-98 Purchase, William
Mayor Mercer  
1498-99 Percyvale, John
Mayor Tailor  
1499-1500 Ailwyn, Nicholas
Mayor Mercer  
1500-01 Remyngton, William
Mayor Fishmonger  
1501-02 Shaa, John
Mayor Goldsmith  
1502-03 Rede, Bartholomew
Mayor Goldsmith  
1503-04 Capel, William
Mayor Draper  
1504-05 Wynger, John
Mayor Grocer  
1505-06 Kneseworth, Thomas
Mayor Fishmonger  
1506-07 Haddon, Richard
Mayor Mercer  
1507-08 Aylmer, Lawrence
Mayor (replaced William Browne 83 ) Draper  
1507-08 Browne, William84
Mayor (died 22 Mar. 1508 85 ) Mercer  
1508-09 Jenyns, Stephen
Mayor Tailor, Merchant Taylor 86  
1508-09 Jenyns, Stephen
Mayor Tailor, Merchant Taylor 86  
1509-10 Bradbury, Thomas
Mayor (died 11 Jan. 1510 87 ) Mercer  
1509-10 Capel, William
Mayor (replaced Thomas Bradbury 88 ) Draper  
1510-11 Kebyll, Henry
Mayor Grocer  
1511-12 Acheley, Roger
Mayor Draper  
1512-13 Copynger, William
Mayor (died 7 Feb. 1513 89 ) Fishmonger  
1512-13 Haddon, Richard
Mayor (replaced William Copynger 90 ) Mercer  
1513-14 Browne, William91
Mayor (died 3 Jun. 1514 92 ) Mercer  
1513-14 Tate, John
Mayor (replaced William Browne 93 ) Mercer  
1514-15 Monoux, George
Mayor Draper  
1515-16 Boteler, William
[Butler]
Mayor Grocer  
1516-17 Rest, John
Mayor Grocer  
1517-18 Exmue, Thomas
[Exmewe]
Mayor Goldsmith  
1518-19 Mirfyn, Thomas
Mayor Skinner  
1519-20 Yarford, James
[Yerford]
Mayor Mercer  
1520-21 Brugge, John
[Bruges]
Mayor Draper  
1521-22 Milborne, John
Mayor Draper  
1522-23 Mundy, John
Mayor Goldsmith  
1523-24 Baldry, Thomas
Mayor Mercer  
1524-25 Bayley, William
Mayor Draper  
1525-26 Aleyn, John
[Alen]
Mayor Mercer  
1526-27 Semer, Thomas
[Seymour]
Mayor Mercer  
1527-28 Spencer, James
Mayor Vintner  
1528-29 Rudstone, John
Mayor Draper  
1529-30 Dodmer, Ralph
Mayor Mercer 94  
1530-31 Pargeter, Thomas
Mayor Salter  
1531-32 Lambarde, Nicholas
[Lambert]
Mayor Grocer  
1532-33 Pecocke, Stephen
Mayor Haberdasher  
1533-34 Ascue, Christopher
Mayor Draper  
1534-35 Champneys, John
Mayor Skinner  
1535-36 Aleyn, John
[Alen]
Mayor Mercer  
1536-37 Warren, Ralph
Mayor Mercer  
1537-38 Gresham, Richard
Mayor Mercer  
1538-39 Forman, William
Mayor Haberdasher  
1539-40 Hollyes, William
Mayor Mercer  
1540-41 Roche, William
Mayor Draper  
1541-42 Dormer, Michael
Mayor Mercer  
1542-43 Cotes, John
Mayor Salter  
1543-44 Bowyer, William
Mayor (died 13 Apr. 1544 95 ) Draper  
1543-44 Warren, Ralph
Mayor (replaced William Bowyer 96 ) Mercer  
1544-45 Laxton, William
Mayor Grocer  
1545-46 Bowes, Martin
Mayor Goldsmith  
1546-47 Huberthorn, Henry
Mayor Merchant Taylor  
1547-48 Gresham, John
Mayor Mercer  
1548-49 Amcotts, Henry
[Hamcotts]
Mayor Fishmonger 97  
1549-50 Hill, Rowland
Mayor Mercer  
1550-51 Judde, Andrew
Mayor Skinner  
1551-52 Dobbys, Richard
Mayor Skinner  
1552-53 Barne, George
Mayor Haberdasher  
1553-54 Whyte, Thomas
Mayor Merchant Taylor  
1554-55 Lyon, John
Mayor Grocer  
1555-56 Garrarde, William
Mayor Haberdasher  
1556-57 Offley, Thomas
Mayor Merchant Taylor  
1557-58 Curtes, Thomas
Mayor Pewterer 98  
1558-59 Leigh, Thomas
Mayor Mercer  

Notes

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

1Tallow Chandler: Caroline Barron (personal card file at the former Corporation of London Records Office) identifies Steward as a Chandler. A John Steward was master of the Tallow Chandlers in June 1467 and in December 1472 (see Randall Monier-Williams, The Tallow Chandlers of London III [London: Kaye and Ward, 1973] p. 53), and was also a company benefactor; and for a John Styward, Chandler, in an October 1455 record, see Jor. 5 (LMA MS: COL/CC/01/01/005) fo. 267v, and also (in 1460) CPMR 6 (1458-82) p. 155 (Tallow Chandler).

2Fitz-Ailwyn has traditionally been identified as a Draper, but without sufficient evidence; see Beaven II.225 and also A.H. Johnson, The History of The Worshipful Company of the Drapers of London, 5 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914-22), I.75 n. 1.

3Stow/K II.152 n. 4.

4Beaven I.365.

5Mayor in 1215 [not 1214-15], 1216-22, according to Beaven I.337 n. A.H. Thomas and I.D. Thornley, eds., The Great Chronicle of London (London: Corporation of London, 1938) p. 5, has Roger fitz-Alan mayor for part of this year and Serlo le Mercer mayor for part, as does A Chronicle p. 8; Annales Londonienses p. 17 dates fitz-Alan's removal in May 1215. Brooke with Keir, p. 376, however, lists Serlo le Mercer as mayor 1214-15.

6Beaven I.337 n. identifies as a Mercer the mayor 1215 and later (listed in this database for 1214-15, 1217-22), who is the same individual as the 1206-07 sheriff Serlo le Mercer (see Reynolds p. 356).

7Reynolds pp. 356-57 identifies the 1207-08 sheriff William Hardel and the 1215-16 mayor as the same individual, and suggests that this is the father of Ralph Hardel mayor 1254-55.

8Williams p. 54 speaks of the 1215-16 mayor William Hardel, who is the same individual as the 1207-08 sheriff, in terms of a Vintner family dynasty; A Chronicle p. 8 calls the 1215-16 mayor a Draper.

9Stow/K II.153 does not explain why one mayor replaced the other in this year. Mayors and Sheriffs p. 4 says that James Alderman lost the mayoralty on Holy Trinity [21 May 1217] and that Salomon de Basing was immediately made mayor. Reynolds pp. 356-57 and Brooke with Keir p. 376 indicate that William Hardel [the previous year's mayor] continued as mayor into 1216-17, until Easter 1217.

10Stow/K II.152 has no 'de' for the 1214-15 sheriff or for the 1216-17 mayor, but presumably they are the same individual, who as mayor is de Basing in Beaven I.366.

11Beaven I.337 begins Serlo le Mercer's second mayoralty (his first was in 1214-15 or just 1215) in 1216.

12Beaven I.371 identifies the 1225-27 sheriff Le Duc and the 1227-31 mayor as the same individual. Son of Roger le Duc sheriff 1192-93? (Reynolds pp. 355 and 357).

13Andrew Bukerel's traditional identification as a Pepperer (see Beaven I.371) has been denied by Nightingale p. 47.

14Beaven I.371.

15Stow/K II.154. Although Beaven I.371 states that Andrew Bukerel died in 1237 he also (I.371) lists Renger as having been mayor in 1238 (not including 1237). No months are given.

16Stow/K II.154; see also Beaven I.372.

17Beaven I.371.

18No mayor earlier in 1239-40, because of a dispute with the king (Stow/K II.155 n. 3).

19Beaven I.372 identifies the 1232-33 and 1235-36 sheriff Gerard Bat and the 1239-40 mayor as the same individual; and Fabyan p. 331 n. 4 suggests that the mayor may have been a Vintner.

20Gerard Bat was elected mayor but not admitted (Stow/K II.155 n. 5). See Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 8-9.

21Beaven I.372 identifies the 1240-41 sheriff Michael Tovi and the 1244-45 and 1247-49 mayor as the same individual; Williams p. 206 calls the mayor of 1244-45 a Goldsmith.

22Stow/K II.155 n. 16: Michael Tovi was elected mayor (and Beaven I.372 lists him as mayor 1244-46, although only 1244-45 at I.374 n. 3) but the king refused to admit him and John Gisors was sworn in his place on 12 January 1246 [11 January, Mayors and Sheriffs p. 16]; Nicholas Bat was chosen sheriff but rejected [14 December, Mayors and Sheriffs p. 12], and was succeeded first by John Gisors and then by Robert de Cornhill. See Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 12-13.

23Pepperer: Beaven I.372, Williams pp. 68 and 325; Vintner: Nightingale pp. 126 and 620 (index). Nightingale p. 47 states there is no evidence for the traditional association of the Gisors family with the Pepperers. She associates the family with the wine trade.

24According to Mayors and Sheriffs p. 15, the city was briefly put by the king into the hands of William de Haverille and Edward de Westminster, 23 August to 6 September 1248.

25In this year, 18-24 May 1250, the city was in the king's hands: see Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 17-18.

26Draper?: see Williams p. 61.

27Or, as sheriff 1243-44, Adam de Giseburne: Stow/K II.155 n. 12, Mayors and Sheriffs p. 10.

28Draper: Williams p. 323.

29Ralph Hardel, according to Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 22-23, did not immediately become mayor, because the city was taken into the king's hands (under John Gisors) until 19 November. Sheriffs William Eswy and Robert de Linton, temporarily out of office also with Hardel (Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 22-23), were removed in February 1255 for neglect involving the gaols and were replaced by Henry de Walemunt and Stephen de Oystergate: see Stow/K II.156 n. 10, and Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 23-24.

30Possibly the son of William Hardel, sheriff 1207-08 and mayor 1215-16 (see Reynolds pp. 356-57).

31Draper: Beaven I.372; Vintner: Williams p. 209.

32The city was briefly in the king's hands in November: see Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 24-25.

33For the details of removals and replacements, and one death, during 1257-58, see Stow/K II.157 n. 1. An appointed warden served between mayors Ralph Hardel and William fitz-Richard. Beaven II.xxxix, however, gives sheriff Robert de Cateloigne's death as in December 1257, and Mayors and Sheriffs p. 31 gives 14 December, while Stow/K gives 19 October 1257 as the date upon which Matthew Bukerel succeeded Cateloigne. Beaven I.373 lists Thomas fitz-Thomas as sheriff only in 1258. See also Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 33-39.

34Draper: Williams p. 61. Beaven I.372 identifies the 1250-51 sheriff William fitz-Richard and the 1257-58 and 1259-61 mayor, and the 1265-66 warden, as the same individual. See also Annales Londonienses p. 45. 'Le Prestre' (the priest) in Mayors and Sheriffs p. 19.

35Draper: Williams p. 216.

36Not admitted by the king but nevertheless remained in office for the year (Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 62, 74).

37Replacements 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.

38Father of John Adrien sheriff 1277-78 (Beaven I.236 and 405-06).

39Draper: Beaven I.373. Vintner: Stow/K II.158 (when mayor in 1270-71).

40Not confirmed until c. 18 November 1272; his election was disputed for a time, as the aldermen wanted Philip le Taillour. See Stow/K II.159 n. 2 and Mayors and Sheriffs pp. 153-60.

41Goldsmith: Beaven I.374; but Nightingale associates the Rokesle family in general with the trade of Roper, and on Gregory de Rokesle see her p. 89.

42See Stow/K II.160 n. 1, citing LBF [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006, fo. 232r] and Calendar LBF p. 281, where n. 4 explains that the king took the city into his hands in June and Rokesle was removed from office.

43Clerk and lawyer: Ekwall p. 222 # 1.

44Fishmonger: Beaven I.380. Stow/K II.163-64 lists him as a Pepperer when he is mayor in 1319-20 (see also Fabyan p. 424 n. 1), 1321-22 to 1326-27 (in 1326 only), 1327-28 (see also Fabyan p. 439 n. 2); but Nightingale (p. 614, Index) calls him a Fishmonger, and see also Ekwall p. 332 # 1 and Annales Londonienses p. 232.

45For Chigwell's name and election see Calendar LBE p. 214 n. 1.

46See Calendar LBE, p. 214 n. 1. The city was taken into the king's hands.

47LBD (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v. Removed by the king.

48See LBD (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v for Farndone's appointment by the king.

49Admitted at Westminster Wednesday, 7 December 1323; see LBD )LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v, LBE (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/005) fo. 148r, and Calendar LBE p. 214 n. 1. LBE fo. 148r states the date of the appointment Letters Patent as 29 November.

50See LBD (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/004) fo. 6v, and Calendar LBE p. 214 n. 1. Removed by the king.

51Calendar LBE, p. 214 n. 1.

52Beaven I.382 n. 7c says he was a Pepperer in 1316, and so lists him as such (but as a Goldsmith at I.343, though see also I.411); but Stow/K II.164 lists him as a Goldsmith--as which, Beaven says, he is generally described. For Pepperer see Nightingale (Richard de Bethune), e.g., p. 121 (and see index).

53A writ of 6 November 1326 restored the mayoralty to the city and called for an election within eight days: LBE (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/005) fo. 171r. For the preceding removals and appointments, see the years 1320-21 to 1326-27.

54Stow/K II.164 calls the 1332-33 mayor John de Prestone a Draper (as also does Fabyan p. 442 n. 2), and LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 232v, a Girdler. Beaven I.357 provides a lengthy footnote pointing out that there were two John de Prestones contemporary with one another, one a Corder and one a Girdler, and argues convincingly for the 1332-33 mayor [and the 1319-20 sheriff] as the Corder. See also Nightingale pp. 186 and 205 (Roper).

55LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 60v. Beaven I.383 has 17 June; but LBF's date is Tuesday, the morrow of St. Botolph, not the feast day itself (17 June). See also Calendar LBF, p. 285 n. 4, and Stow/K II.165 n. 9.

56Elected Tuesday, 18 June 1342, sworn at Westminster [Wednesday,] 19 June (LBF [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006] fo. 60v).

57Mayor 1345-46, after sheriff 1329-30; listed as Richard Leget, as mayor, in Stow/K II.165.

58Stockfishmonger: Beaven I.386, Stow/K II.167 (when mayor 1358-59), LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 233r (when mayor 1348-49), Wills II. 117-18 (when mayor 1358-59). Fishmonger: Stow/K II.166 (when mayor 1348-49). Pepperer: LBF fo. 233r (when mayor 1358-59), Fabyan p. 460 n. 2 (when mayor 1348-49) and p. 468 n. 2 (Grocer [i.e., Pepperer, before 1372] when mayor 1358-59). Nightingale p. 221 suggests a possible association with the Grocers/Pepperers.

59Adam de Bury was removed from office 28 January 1366 by the king. See LBG (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/007) fo. 175r; also LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 233r.

60Elected 28 January 1366 (LBG [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/007] fo. 175r; also LBF [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006] fo. 233r [though identifying Lovekyn as a Pepperer]).

61Fishmonger: Beaven I.389. Stockfishmonger: LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 233v.

62The Pepperers became the Grocers in 1372; Warde is a Grocer when mayor in 1375-76.

63Elected and sworn, Guildhall and Tower, Saturday, 21 March 1377 (LBH [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/008] fo. 59r; see also LBF [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006] fo. 233v).

64Stable was discharged 21 March 1377 by the king; see LBH (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/008) fo. 59r and LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 233v.

65Grocer: Beaven I.390; but Nightingale states p. 184 that, although closely associated with the Grocers, Philipot never became a company member. Fishmonger: see Wills II.275 n. 1.

66Draper: Beaven I.391; Draper or Skinner: Stow/K II.168 (for the 1382-83 mayoralty only).

67Fishmonger: Beaven I.397. Goldsmith: LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 233v; Fishmonger: Wills II.352 n. 2.

68Not the same individual as the 1401-02 sheriff William Venour: see, e.g., Beaven I.338, 397, 403.

69All three originally elected officers for 1391-92--mayor John Heende, sheriff John Shadworth, and sheriff Henry Vanner--were deprived of office 25 June 1392 and imprisoned for a short time: see LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/06) fo. 233v, LBH (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/008) fo. 270v, Calendar LBF pp. 289-90 and n. 2, and Beaven I.401. Appointed by the king in their places were sheriffs Gilbert Maghfeld and Thomas Newenton (Letters Patent 25 June, sworn 1 July: LBH fo. 270v) and, as warden, first Edward Dalyngregge (Letters Patent 25 June, sworn 1 July: LBH fo. 270v), and then Baldwin de Radyngton (Letters Patent 22 July: LBH fo. 273v). See also LBF fo. 233v. According to Calendar LBH p. 379 n. 1 (citing Higden), during the interval between the removal of Heende and the appointment of Dalyngregge, the city was ruled by William Staundon.

70LBH (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/008) fo. 314r.

71Appointed 8 June by Letters Patent; see LBH (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/008) fo. 314r.

72Beaven I.234 notes that Merlawe appears to have been both an Ironmonger and a Fishmonger (and incorrectly states that he is described as an Ironmonger in the LBI notice [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/009, fo. 204] of his election to the mayoralty in 1417). Merlawe is an Ironmonger as both sheriff and (twice) mayor in LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 234; and see Wills II.428-29.

73Grocer: Beaven II.4. Nightingale p. 344 records that Sevenoke originally went through his apprenticeship to, and became free as, an Ironmonger. See also Company/Occupation n. to John Michell mayor 1424-25.

74Grocer: Beaven II.5. See Company/Occupation n. to John Michell mayor 1424-25.

75Stockfishmonger: Beaven II.4. Grocer: LBI (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/009) fo. 135r (as sheriff 1414-15); Fishmonger: LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 234r (as mayor 1424-25, 1436-67) and Stow/K II.172 and 173 (as mayor 1424-25, 1436-37). Beaven II.4 n. 7 cites his own Notes & Queries article on the company concerned: S.10, 12 (6 November 1909) 361-62. Nightingale states (pp. 379-81) that all three of John Michell (Fishmonger), William Sevenoke (Ironmonger), and William Cauntbrigge (Ironmonger) became Grocers, that Cauntbrigge called himself both Ironmonger and Grocer, and that Michell eventually chose the Fishmongers over the Grocers.

76Fishmonger: Beaven II.5; identified as an Ironmonger in 1433 in LBK (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/010) fo. 127, as noted by Beaven II.229; Fishmonger in LBF (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/006) fo. 234r. (Cf. Richard Merlawe sheriff 1402-03, mayor 1409-10 and 1417-18.)

77Nightingale, e.g. p. 453, describes him as also a Grocer.

78Godfrey in Stow/K II.174 (as sheriff 1446-47) and 175 (as mayor 1457-58).

79Willey Edward in Stow/K II.176.

80Beaven II.15.

81Beaven II.14. Elected and sworn Guildhall [Saturday] 24 September 1485, to Tower Monday, 26 September (LBL [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/011] fo. 212v).

82Elected and sworn Guildhall [Thursday] 29 September 1485, to Westminster [Friday] 30 September--with sheriffs (LBL [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/011] fos. 212v-213r).

83Elected and sworn Guildhall Monday, 27 March 1508, to Tower Wednesday, 29 March (LBM [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/012] fo. 142r).

84Not William Browne, Mercer, sheriff 1504-05, mayor 1513-14. See Beaven II.20 and 21.

85Beaven II.20.

86Tailor when sheriff in 1498-99, Merchant Taylor when mayor in 1508-09. The Tailors became Merchant Taylors in 1503.

87Beaven II.20.

88Elected [Saturday] 12 January 1510 (LBM [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/012] fos. 166v-167v).

89Beaven II.21.

90Elected [Tuesday] 8 February 1513 (LBM [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/012] fo. 202r).

91Not William Browne, Mercer, sheriff 1491-92, mayor 1507-08. See Beaven II.20 and 21.

92Beaven II.21.

93Elected [Tuesday] 6 June 1514 (LBM [LMA MS: COL/AD/01/012] fo. 221r).

94Formerly a Brewer, translated to the Mercers 7 November 1521 (Beaven II.25).

95Beaven II.28.

96Elected Thursday, 17 April 1544 (Jor. 15 [LMA MS: COL/CC/01/01/015) fo. 86r-v, LBQ (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/016) fo. 105r-v [Thursday, 27 April an error for Thursday, 17 April]); Monday, 21 April, to Westminster (LBQ fo. 105r).

97The Goldsmiths, however, agree to provide forty armed men for him at the Midsummer Watch in 1543 (Goldsmiths' MS 1524 Book G, p. 74), which suggests a Goldsmiths affiliation. (Only seven bowmen are to be provided by the Goldsmiths for the mayor, p. 80.)

98Translated 22 September 1556 from the Pewterers to the Fishmongers (Beaven II.33).

Note Sources

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

Annales Londonienses: Annales Londonienses, in Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I. and Edward II., ed. William Stubbs. Rolls Series #76, vol. 1. London: HMSO, 1882. Pp. 1-251.

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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.

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Fabyan: Robert Fabyan, The New Chronicles of England and France, ed. Henry Ellis. London: F.C. and J. Rivington et al., 1811.

Goldsmiths' MS: Manuscript at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

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Jor.: Journal. Manuscript series at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

LB: Letter Book. Manuscript series (from A onward) at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

LMA MS: Manuscript at the London Metropolitan Archives, London.

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.

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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.)