Scriveners' Company Common Paper 1357-1628 With A Continuation To 1678

Edited by Francis W Steer. By kind permission of the London Record Society. Records of the 'Writers of the Court Letter', later incorporated in 1616/17 as the Company of Scriveners of the City of London. Includes lists of officers, oaths, ordinances, petitions and letters patent.

London Record Society. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 1968.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Introduction vii-xxiv
Abbreviations and select bibliography xxv-xxviii
The Common Paper: Articles enrolled in Guildhall, 1357-92 1-4
The Common Paper: Mandate of Robert Braybrooke, 28 June 1391 4-5
The Common Paper: The 'new' ordinances [1391] 5-8
The Common Paper: Petition to Mayor and Aldermen, Jan 1439/40 8-10
The Common Paper: Ordinances made 18 April 1450 10-11
The Common Paper: Apprentices and servants, 1478-1573 12-19
The Common Paper: Subscriptions to the oath, 1417-1613 20-49
The Common Paper: Form of oath for scriveners enfranchised in other crafts 49
The Common Paper: Ordinances, 12 Jan 1497/8, 16 Mar 1557/8 49-52
The Common Paper: Order agreed July 1553 for election of Wardens 52-53
The Common Paper: Order, Oct 1601, regarding Wardens, Master and Assistants 53-54
The Common Paper: Subscription to the oath, 1613-28 54-62
The Common Paper: Submission of John Valentyne, April 1446 62
The Common Paper: Justification to disregard article regarding names on deeds 62-64
The Common Paper: Order, April 1615, regarding Assistants 64
The Common Paper: Order of precedence, 1615 64-65
The Common Paper: Statement, Feb 1395/6 regarding Sundays and festivals 65-66
The Common Paper: Form of oath, c.1617 66-67
The Common Paper: Assessments for wheat, Oct 1562 and Jan 1562/3 67-68
The Common Paper: Order regarding quarteridge, Mar 1589/90 68
The Common Paper: Assistants taken in, 1575, 1580/1, 1581, 1587 68-69
The Common Paper: Assessments of £20 levied 1573 69-71
The Common Paper: Assessments of £10 levied Feb 1565/6 71
The Common Paper: List of Assistants, July 1569 71-72
The Common Paper: Assessment of £10 levied March 1564/5 72
The Common Paper: Subscriptions for linen, pewter, April 1555 72-73
The Common Paper: List of Assistants, 1554/5, and those admitted, 1562/3 73
The Common Paper: Money lent to Queen Mary, March 1558 73
The Common Paper: Money lent towards provision of wheat 1560 and 1561 73-74
The Common Paper: Form of oath for Wardens 74
The Common Paper: Form of oath for scrivener on admission 74-75
Rawlinson MS. D51: Documents relating to charter of incorporation, 1616 76-80
Rawlinson MS. D51: Letters Patent of incorporation, 1616/17 80-91
Rawlinson MS. D51: Oath taken, 1616/17 91-92
Rawlinson MS. D51: Documents relating to Company ordinances, 1618-1618/19 92
Rawlinson MS. D51: Ordinances of Company, 1618/19 92-107
Rawlinson MS. D51: Amendments to ordinances, 1635 107-113
Rawlinson MS. D51: Subscriptions to oath, and notes on Assistants, 1628-78 113-125
Rawlinson MS. D51: Memorandum concerning Beadle's staff 125-127
Index 128-157