Addenda
A list of the Incorporated Companies of Citizens of London

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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John Noorthouck

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1773

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887-888

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'Addenda: A list of the Incorporated Companies of Citizens of London', A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark (1773), pp. 887-888. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46796 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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A List of the several incorporated Companies of Citizens of London: the twelve first of which are mentioned in the Order of their Precedence; the others digested in Alphabetical Order, and numbered according to Precedence (fn. 1) .

Order. Companies. When incorporated. Halls where situated. Livery fine.
1 Mercers. 17 Rich. II. 1393 Cheapside. 4l. 14s. 6d.
2 Grocers. 18 Edw. III. 1345 Grocers-alley. 20l.
3 Drapers. 17 Henry VI. 1439 Throgmorton-street. 25l.
4 Fishmongers. 7 Rich. II. 1384 Thames-street. 13l. 6s. 8d.
5 Goldsmiths. 1 Edw. III. 1327 Foster-lane. 20l.
6 Skinners. 1 Edw. III. 1327 Dowgate-hill. 15l.
7 Merchant Taylors. 5 Edw. IV. 1466 Threadneedle-street. 20l.
8 Haberdashers. 26 Hen. VI. 1407 Maiden-lane. 25l.
9 Salters. 1 Eliz. 1558 Swithin's-lane. 20l.
10 Ironmongers. 3 Edw. IV. 1464 Fenchurch-street. 15l.
11 Vintners. 15 Hen. VI. 1437 Thames-street. 31l. 13s. 4d.
12 Clothworkers. 21 Edw. IV. 1482 Mincing-lane. 30l.
58 Apothecaries. 15 James I. 1617 Black-friars. 16l.
22 Armourers. 1 Hen. VI. 1423 Coleman-street. 15l.
19 Bakers. 1 Edw. II. 1307 Harp-lane. 10l.
17 Barbers. 1 Edw. IV. 1461 Monkwell-street. 12l.
52 Basket makers. By prescription No hall. No livery.
40 Blacksmiths. 13 Eliz. 1571 Lambert-hill. 8l.
38 Bowyers. 18 James I. 1620 No hall. 8l.
14 Brewers. 16 Hen. VI. 1438 Addle-street. 6l. 13s. 4d.
48 Broderers. 33 Eliz. 1591 Gutter-lane. 5l.
24 Butchers. 3 James I. 1605 Pudding-lane. 2l.
83 Card makers. 5 Charles I. 1629 No hall. No livery.
89 Carmen. 4 James I. 1606 No hall. No livery.
26 Carpenters. 17 Edw. III. 1344 London-wall. 8l.
61 Clock makers. 8 Charles I. 1632 No hall. 10l. 10s.
79 Coach makers. 29 Charles II. 1677 Noble-street. 10l.
63 Comb makers. 12 Charles I. 1636 No hall. No livery.
35 Cooks. 22 Edw. IV. 1480 No hall. 10l.
36 Coopers. 16 Hen. VII. 1501 Basinghall-street. 15l.
27 Cordwainers. 11 Hen. IV. 1410 Distaff-lane. 10l.
29 Curriers. 2 James I. 1605 Cripplegate. 9l. 13s. 4d.
18 Cutlers. 5 Hen. V. 1417 Cloak-lane. 10l.
74 Distillers. 14 Charles I. 1638 No hall. 13l. 6s. 8d.
13 Dyers. 11 Edw. IV. 1472 Dowgate-hill. 15l.
84 Fan makers. 8 Anne 1709 No hall. No livery.
55 Farriers. 25 Charles II. 1673 No hall. 5l.
64 Felt makers. 2 James I. 1604 No hall. 5l.
87 Fishermen. 3 James II. 1687 No hall. No livery.
39 Fletchers. By prescription. St. Mary Axe. 10l.
33 Founders. 12 James I. 1614 Lothbury. 8l.
65 Framework knitters. 15 Charles II. 1663 Red Cross-street 10l.
45 Fruiterers. 3 James I. 1605 No hall. 5l.
70 Gardeners. 14 James I. 1616 No hall. No livery.
23 Girdlers. 27 Hen. VI. 1449 Basinghall-street. 10l.
53 Glaziers. 13 Charles I. 1637 No hall. 3l.
77 Glass-sellers. 16 Charles II. 1664 No hall. 5l.
62 Glovers. 14 Charles I. 1638 Beech-lane. 5l. 13s. 4d.
81 Gold and silver wire drawers. 21 James I. 1623 No hall. No livery.
80 Gunsmiths. 13 Charles I. 1638 No hall. No livery.
75 Hatband makers. 13 Charles I. 1638 No hall. No livery.
54 Horners. 13 Charles I. 1638 No hall. No livery.
32 Innholders. 6 Hen. VIII. 1515 Elbow-lane. 10l.
41 Joiners. 13 Eliz. 1569 Friars-lane. 8l.
15 Leathersellers. 22 Hen. VI. 1442 Little St. Helens. 20l.
82 Longbowstringmakers By prescription. No hall. No livery.
57 Loriners. 10 Anne 1712 No hall. 10l.
30 Masons. 29 Charles II. 1677 Basinghall-street. 5l.
50 Musicians. 2 James I. 1604 No hall. 2l.
69 Needle-makers. Oliver Cromwell 1656 No hall. 3l. 6s. 8d.
28 Painter-stainers. 24 Eliz. 1582 Little Trinity-lane. 14l.
88 Parish clerks. 17 Hen. III. 1233 Wood-street. No livery.
76 Patten makers. 22 Charles II. 1670 No hall. 6l.
56 Paviours. By prescription. No hall. No livery.
16 Pewterers. 13 Edw. IV. 1474 Lime-street. 20l.
68 Pin makers. 11 Charles I. 1636 No hall. No livery.
46 Plaisterers. 16 Hen. VII. 1501 Addle-street. 8l.
31 Plumbers. 9 James I. 1611 Dowgate-hill. 10l.
90 Porters. Act of com. co. 1646 No hall. No livery.
34 Poulterers. 19 Hen. VII. 1504 No hall. 20l.
25 Sadlers. Edw. I. Cheapside. 10l.
44 Scriveners. 14 James I. 1616 No hall. 5l.
59 Shipwrights. 3 James I. 1605 No hall. No livery.
67 Silkmen 7 Charles I. 1631 No hall. No livery.
66 Silk throwers. 6 Charles I. 1630 No hall. No livery.
71 Soap-makers. 13 Charles I. 1638 No hall. No livery.
60 Spectacle makers. 5 Charles I. 1630 No hall. No livery.
86 Starch makers. 20 James I. 1622 No hall. No livery.
47 Stationers. 3 & 4 Ph. &M. 1557 Ludgate-street. 20l.
92 Surgeons. 18 Geo. II. c. 15. 1745 Old Bailey. No livery (fn. 2) .
21 Tallow chandlers. 2 Edw. IV. 1463 Dowgate-hill. 15l.
72 Tin plate workers. 22 Charles II. 1670 No hall. No livery.
78 Tobacco pipe makers. 15 Charles II. 1663 No hall. No livery.
51 Turners. 2 James I. 1604 College-hill. 8l.
37 Tylers and Bricklayers 10 Eliz. 1568 No hall. 12l.
49 Upholders. 2 Charles I. 1627 No hall. 4l. 10s.
91 Watermen. 2 & 3 Ph. &M. 1556 Cold Harbour. No livery.
20 Wax chandlers. 1 Rich. III. 1483 Maiden-lane. 5l.
42 Weavers. Hen. II. Basinghall-street. 6l.
73 Wheelwrights. 22 Charles II. 1670 No hall. No livery.
85 Woodmongers. 3 James 1. 1605 No hall. No livery.
43 Woolmen. By prescription. No hall. No livery.

The arms of the city companies (1)

Figure 39: The arms of the city companies (1)


The arms of the city companies (2)

Figure 40: The arms of the city companies (2)


The arms of the city companies (3)

Figure 41: The arms of the city companies (3)


The arms of the city companies, hospitals and Inns of Court

Figure 42: The arms of the city companies, hospitals and Inns of Court

Footnotes

1 The precedence claimed by the city companies, which the author has failed in all inquiries after the foundation of, is supposed to be immemorial, according to the antiquity of their private formation and association; which in many instances are known to be long before the dates of their incorporation. Vid. Book I. p. 30, 39. On this presumption he hopes to vindicate himself from any intentional disrespect to the Surgeons company in ranking it the last in order; not knowing how to place it otherwise.
2 It is a question that perhaps has never been decided, whether those freemen of the Surgeons company, who were liverymen of the company of Barber Surgeons before the separation, retain the privileges of liverymen under the new company?