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Company / Occupation: Stockfishmonger

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1285-86 le Blunt, Walter1
Sheriff 2 Stockfishmonger 3  
1302-03 Pourte, Hugh
Sheriff Stockfishmonger  
1325-26 Mordon, Gilbert
Sheriff Fishmonger (possibly), Stockfishmonger (possibly) 4  
1335-36 de Mordone, Walter
Sheriff Stockfishmonger  
1340-41 Lucas, Adam
Sheriff 5 (Chosen by Mayor ) Stockfishmonger 6  
1342-43 Lovekyn, John
Sheriff Stockfishmonger 7  
1343-44 Syward, John
Sheriff Stockfishmonger  
1348-49 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 7  
1349-50 de Lenne, Ralph
Sheriff Stockfishmonger  
1358-59 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 7  
1364-65 de Mordone, Simon
Sheriff Stockfishmonger  
1365-66 Lovekyn, John
Mayor (replaced Adam de Bury 8 ) Stockfishmonger 7  
1366-67 Lovekyn, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 7  
1368-69 de Mordone, Simon
Mayor Stockfishmonger  
1394-95 Brampton, William
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Stockfishmonger  
1414-15 Michell, John
Sheriff (chosen by Mayor ) Stockfishmonger 9  
1424-25 Michell, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 9  
1436-37 Michell, John
Mayor Stockfishmonger 9  
1441-42 Combes, William
Sheriff (Chosen by Mayor ) Stockfishmonger  
1454-55 Feelde, John
Sheriff Stockfishmonger 10  

Notes

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

1Same as Walter le Blund sheriff 1282-83?

2Hughes states p. 201 that he was appointed 3 October.

3Stockfishmonger: Annales Londonienses p. 95.

4Fishmonger: Mayors and Sheriffs (Additions) p. 210; Stockfishmonger: Ekwall p. 212 # 16.

5Mayor's choice: CPMR 1 (1323-64) p. 129.

6Stockfishmonger: see Beaven I.286 and 266.

7Stockfishmonger: 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.

8Elected 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]).

9Stockfishmonger: 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.

10Stockfishmonger: Beaven II.11. Fishmonger: LBK (LMA MS: COL/AD/01/010) fo. 278v.

Note Sources

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.

CPMR: Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls, ed. A.H. Thomas, vols. 1-4; ed. Philip E. Jones, vols. 5-6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1924-61.

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.

Wills: Calendar of Wills proved and enrolled in the Court of Husting, London A.D. 1258-A.D.1688, ed. Reginald R. Sharpe. London: Corporation of London, 1889-90.

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.

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

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

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.

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.)