Addenda
The succession of aldermen from 1689

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John Noorthouck

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1773

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894-897

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'Addenda: The succession of aldermen from 1689', A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark (1773), pp. 894-897. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46799 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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A List of the Court of LORD-MAYOR and ALDERMEN, at the Revolution in 1689, with the regular Succession of ALDERMEN in every Ward down to the present Time.

ALDERSGATE.—SIR Peter Rich, elected in 1683, served the office of sheriff the same year.
Sir James Houblon, elected in 1692.
Sir Peter Floyer, elected in 1700; in the year 1701 he was chosen sheriff; but died in the office.
Sir Samuel Garrard, elected in 1702; served the office of sheriff in 1703, that of lord-mayor in 1710; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Richard Levett, Esq; elected in 1721; served the office of sheriff in 1729.
William Benn, Esq; elected in 1740; served the office of sheriff in 1743, and that of lord-mayor in 1747.
George Nelson, Esq; elected in 1755; served the office of sheriff in 1758, and that of lord-mayor in 1766.
Thomas Hallifax, Esq; elected in 1766; served the office of sheriff in 1769, and is the present alderman of this ward.

ALDGATE.—Sir Samuel Dashwood, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1684, and that of lord mayor in 1703.
Sir Samuel Stainer, elected in 1705; served the office of sheriff in 1706, and that of lord mayor in 1714.
Sir Francis Porten, elected in 1724; served the office of sheriff in 1726.
Micajah Perry, Esq; elected in 1727; served the office of sheriff in 1735, that of lord-mayor in 1739; and resigned.
James Heywood, Esq; was chosen in 1746 and paid his fine of
500l. to be excused the office.
Sir William Smith was elected in his stead; and served the office of sheriff in 1743.
Robert Scott, Esq; elected in 1752; served the office of sheriff in 1751.
Sir Thomas Challenor, elected in 1760; served the office of sheriff in 1763.
William Cracraft, Esq; elected in 1766.
John Shakespeare, Esq; elected in 1767; served the office of sheriff in 1769, and is the present alderman of the ward.

BASSISHAW.—Sir Simon Lewis, elected in 1680; served the office of sheriff the same year.
Sir John Parsons, elected in 1689; served the office of sheriff in 1688, that of lord mayor in 1704.
Sir Charles Cook, elected in 1716; served the office of sheriff in 1717.
Sir Randolph Knipe, elected in 1720; served the office of sheriff in 1715.
Sir Thomas Lombe, elected in 1728; served the office of sheriff the same year.
William Baker, Esq; was elected in 1738.
John Bird, Esq; elected in 1770.
William Plomer, Esq; elected in 1772; and is the present alderman of this ward.

BILLINGSGATE.—Sir William Ashhurst, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1692, and that of lord-mayor in 1694.
Hobert Heysham, Esq; elected in 1719.
Sir Edward Bellamy. elected in 1722; served the office of she riff in 1724, that of lord mayor in 1735; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Thomas Winterbottom, Esq; elected in 1745; served the office of sheriff in 1747, and that of lord-mayor in 1752; but died in the office.
The Hon. Sir Peter Warren, K. B. elected in 1753; who immediately declined the office.
William Beckford, Esq; elected in his stead; served the office of sheriff in 1756, that of lord-mayor in 1763; was again elected lord-mayor for 1770, but died in the office.
Richard Oliver, Esq; elected in 1770; was chosen sheriff for 1773; and is the present alderman of this ward.

BISHOPSGATE.—Sir Jonathan Raymond, elected in 1681; served the office of sheriff in 1680; but not being elected lordmayor, resigned his place.
Sir Owen Buckingham, elected in 1696; served the office of sheriff the same year, and that of lord-mayor in 1705.
Sir Joseph Lawrence elected in 1713.
Sir Edward Beecher, elected in 1718; served the office of sheriff in 1722, and that of lord-mayor in 1728.
Sir Robert Godschall, elected in 1732; served the office of sheriff in 1736, was chosen lord-mayor for 1742; but died in the office.
Sir Samuel Pennant, elected in 1742; served the office of sheriff in 1745, was chosen lord-mayor for 1750, but died in the office.
Sir Matthew Blakiston, elected in 1750; served the office of sheriff in 1754, that of lord-mayor in 1761; and resigned.
James Townsend, Esq; elected in 1769; served the office of sheriff in 1770, was elected lord-mayor for 1773, and is now in that high office.

BREAD STREET.—Sir Henry Tulse, elected in 1673; served the office of sheriff in 1674, and that of lord-mayor in 1684.
Sir Edward Clarke, elected in 1689; served the office of sheriff in 1691, and that of lord-mayor in 1697.
Sir Richard Hoare, elected in 1703; served the office of sheriff in 1710, and that of lord-mayor in 1713.
Sir Robert Baylis elected in 1718; served the office of sheriff in 1725, and that of lord-mayor in 1729.
Stephen Theodore Janssen, Esq; elected in 1748; served the office of sheriff in 1750, that of lord-mayor in 1755; and on being chosen chamberlain, resigned.
Brass Crosby, Esq; elected in 1765; served the office of sheriff the same year, that of lord-mayor in 1771, and is the present alderman of this ward.

BRIDGE WITHIN.—Sir Peter Daniel, elected in 1682; served the office of sheriff in 1684.
Sir Charles Duncombe, elected in 1700; served the office of sheriff the same year, and that of lord-mayor in 1709.
Sir Henry Furnese, elected in 1711; served the office of sheriff in 1701.
Sir George Merttins, elected in 1712; served the office of sheriff in 1722, and that of lord mayor in 1725.
Thomas Preston, Esq; elected in 1727.
Sir George Champion, elected in 1729; served the office of sheriff in 1738.
Sir William Stephenson, elected in 1754; served the office of sheriff in 1757, that of lord-mayor in 1765; and is the present alderman of this ward.

BROAD STREET.—Sir William Pritchard, elected in 1672; served the office of sheriff in 1673, and that of lord-mayor in 1683.
Sir Joseph Woolfe, elected in 1704; served the office of sheriff the same year.
Sir Gerard Conyers, elected in 1711; served the office of sheriff in 1717, that of lord-mayor in 1723; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir John Lequesne elected in 1735; served the office of sheriff in 1740.
Charles Ewer, Esq; elected in 1741.
Walter Bernard, Esq; elected in 1742; served the office of sheriff in 1745.
Sir Thomas Rawlinson, elected in 1746; served the office of sheriff in 1749, that of lord-mayor in 1754.
James Roffeter, Esq; elected in 1769.
Benjamin Hopkins, Esq; elected in 1773, is the present alderman of this ward.

CANDLE WICK.—Sir Thomas Lane, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1693, and that of lord-mayor in 1695.
Sir John Ward, elected in 1709; served the office of sheriff in 1716, and that of lord-mayor in 1719.
Sir John Thompson, elected in 1726; served the office of sheriff the same year, that of lord-mayor in 1737; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir Charles Asgill, elected in 1749; served the office of sheriff in 1753, that of lord-mayor in 1758, and is the present alderman of this ward.

CASTLE BAYNARD.—Sir William Turner, removed from Candlewick to this ward, in 1668; served the office of sheriff in 1663, that of lord mayor in 1669, and resigned his gown.
Sir William Gostlyn, elected in 1688; but his election; was made void in 1690 by the act for reversing the judgment on the Quo warranto.
Sir William Turner thereby became again alderman of this ward, as having been so at the time when the judgment was obtained.
Thomas Darwin, Esq; elected in 1693, and resigned.
Sir Thomas Rawlinson, elected in 1696; served the office of sheriff in 1687, and that of lord-mayor in 1706.
Sir William Lewen, elected in 1708; served the office of sheriff in 1713. and that of lord mayor in 1718.
John Barber, Esq; elected in 1722; served the office of sheriff in 1730, and that of lord mayor in 1733.
Sir Robert Ladbroke, elected in 1740; served the office of sheriff in 1744, that of lord-mayor in 1748; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir Nathaniel Nash, elected in 1758; served the office of sheriff in 1762; and resigned.
Samuel Plumbe, Esq; elected in 1767, is the present alderman of this ward.

CHEAP.—Sir Robert Clayton, elected in 1670, for the ward of Cordwainer, was removed to this ward in 1676; he served the office of sheriff in 1672, and that of lord mayor in 1680.
Sir William Humphreys, elected in 1701; served the office of sheriff in 1705, that of lord-mayor in 1715; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir Robert Kendal Cater, elected in 1732; served the office of sheriff in 1738.
Sir Joseph Eyles, elected in 1738; served the office of sheriff in 1725.
George Arnold, Esq; elected in 1739.
Sir Samuel Fludyer elected in 1752; served the office of sheriff in 1755, and that of lord-mayor in 1762.
John Kirkman, Esq; elected in 1768, is the present alderman of this ward.

COLEMAN STREET.—Sir Christopher Lethieullier, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1690.
Sir William Gore, elected 1690; served the office of sheriff in 1699; and that of lord-mayor in 1702.
Sir James Bateman, elected in 1707; served the office of sheriff in 1702, and that of lord-mayor in 1717.
Sir Harcourt Master, elected in 1748; served the office of sheriff the same year. Robert Alsop, Esq; elected in 1745; served the office of sheriff in 1747, that of lord-mayor in 1752, and is the present alderman of this ward

CORDWAINER—Sir Robert Geffery, elected in 1676; served the office of sheriff in 1674, and that of lord-mayor in 1686.
Sir Charles Thorold, elected in 1703; served the office of sheriff in 1706.
Sir George Thorold, his brother, elected in 1709, served the office of sheriff in 1711, and that of lord-mayor in 1720.
Sir William Billers, elected in 1722; served the office of sheriff in 1721, and that of lord-mayor in 1734.
Edward Ironside, Esq; elected in 1745; served the office of sheriff in 1749, and was elected lord-mayor in 1753; but died in November the same year.
William Alexander, Esq; elected in 1753; served the office of sheriff in 1751.
Sir Henry Bankes, elected in 1762; served the office of sheriff in 1763, and is the present alderman of this ward.

CORNHILL.—Sir William Hooker, elected in 1664, for the ward of Walbrook, was removed in 1668 to this ward; he served the office of sheriff in 1666, that of lord mayor in 1674; and resigned.
Sir John Houblon, elected in 1689; served the office of sheriff in 1690, and that of lord-mayor in 1696.
Sir Thomas Scawen, elected in 1711; fined for sheriff before his election, and being discharged from ever serving that office by common-council, was not eligible to that of lord mayor.
Sir John Salter, elected in 1730; served the office of sheriff in 1735, and that of lord mayor in 1740.
Francis Cokayne, Esq; elected in 1744; served the office of sheriff in 1746, and that of lord mayor in 1751.
Brackley Kennet, Esq; chosen in 1707; served the office of sheriff in 1766, and is the present alderman of this ward.

CRIPPLEGATE.—Sir Thomas Stampe, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1677, and that of lord-mayor in 1692.
Sir William Stewart, elected in 1711; served the office of sheriff in 1712, and that of lord mayor in 1722.
Sir John Williams; elected in 1723; served the office of sheriff in 1730, and that of lord-mayor in 1736.
John Blachford, Esq; elected in 1743; served the office of sheriff in 1746, and that of lord-mayor in 1750.
Sir John Cartwright, elected in 1759; served the office of sheriff in 1762; and resigned.
Sir James. Esdaile, elected in 1767; served the office of sheriff the same year, and is the present alderman of this ward.

DOWGATE.—Sir Thomas Kensey, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1686.
Sir Robert Beddingfeld, elected in 1696; served the office of sheriff in 1703, and that of lord-mayor in 1707.
Sir Ambrose Crowley, elected in 1711; served the office of sheriff in 1707.
Sir Francis Forbes, elected in 1713; served the office of sheriff in 1714; and that of lord-mayor in 1726.
John Crowley, Esq; son of Sir Ambrose, was elected in 1727; but died in three months after his election.
Sir John Barnard, elected in 1727; served the office of sheriff in 1736, that of lord-mayor in 1738; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir Richard Glyn, elected in 1750; served the office of sheriff in 1753, and that of lord-mayor in 1759.
Walter Rawlinson, Esq; elected in 1773, is the present alderman of this ward.

FARRINGDON WITHIN.—Sir Patience Ward, elected in 1670; served the office of sheriff in 1671, and that of lord-mayor in 1681.
Sir John Johnson, elected in 1696.
Sir William Withers, elected in 1698; served the office of sheriff in 1702, and that of lord-mayor in 1708.
Sir Richard Brocas, elected in 1720; served the office of sheriff in 1729, and that of lord-mayor in 1730.
Sir Henry Marshal, elected in 1737; served the office of sheriff in 1741, and that of lord-mayor in 1745.
Richard Sclater, Esq; elected in 1754.
William Bridgen, Esq; elected in 1754; served the office of sheriff in 1757, that of lord-mayor in 1764, and is the present alderman of this ward.

FARRINGDON WITHOUT.—Sir Dudley North, elected in 1682; served the office of sheriff in 1683.
Sir Francis Child, elected in 1689; served the office of sheriff in 1691, and that of lord-mayor in 1699.
Sir Robert Child, son of Sir Francis, elected in 1713.
Sir Francis Child, another son of the said Sir Francis, elected in 1721, served the office of sheriff in 1723, and that of lord-mayor in 1732.
Sir Richard Hoare, elected in 1740; served the office of sheriff in 1741, and that of lord mayor in 1746.
Richard Beckford, Esq; elected in 1754.
Sir Francis Gosling, elected in 1756; served the office of sheriff in 1758.
John Wilkes, Esq; elected in 1768; served the office of sheriff in 1772, and is the present alderman of this ward.

LANGBOURN.—Sir John Fleet, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1689, and that of lord-mayor in 1693.
Sir Peter Delme, elected in 1712; served the office of sheriff in 1728, and that of lord-mayor in 1724.
Sir Henry Hankey, elected in 1728; served the office of sheriff in 1733.
Sir Joseph Hankey, son of the said Sir Henry, elected in 1736.
John Sawbridge, Esq; elected in 1769; served the office of sheriff in 1770, and is the present alderman of this ward.

LIME STREET.—Sir Benjamin Thorowgood, elected in 1688; served the office of sheriff in 1686.
Sir Joseph Smart, elected in 1694; served the office of sheriff in 1699.
Sir Robert Beachcrost, elected in 1702; served the office of sheriff in 1701, and that of lord mayor in 1712.
Lancelot Skinner, Esq; elected in 1721.
Sir Richard Hopkins, elected in 1723; served the office of sheriff in 1724.
Robert Willimott, Esq; chosen in 1735; served the office of sheriff in 1742, and that of lord mayor in 1743.
William Whitaker, Esq; elected in 1746; served the office of sheriff in 1750.
John Porter, Esq; elected in 1752.
Sir Robert Kite, elected in 1756; served the office of sheriff in 1761, and that of lord-mayor in 1767.
Sir Watkin Lewes, elected in 1772; was chosen sheriff for 1773, and is the present alderman of this ward.

PORTSOKEN.—Sir James Smith, elected in 1674; served the office of sheriff in 1673, and that of lord mayor in 1685.
Sir Thomas Papillon, elected in 1689; but in about four months after was, at his own request, discharged by the court of aldermen.
John Wildman, Esq; elected in 1690.
Sir William Hedges, elected in 1693; served the office of sheriff in 1694.
Sir Jeffery Jefferies, elected in 1701; served the office of sheriff in 1700.
Sir John Cass, elected in 1710; served the office of sheriff in 1712.
John Green, Esq; elected in 1718.
Humphry Parsons, Esq; elected in 1720; served the office of sheriff in 1723, that of lord mayor in 1731; and was again elected lord mayor for 1741, but died in the office.
Sir William Calvert, elected in 1741; served the office of sheriff in 1744, and that of lord mayor in 1749.
The right hon. Thomas Harley, elected in 1761; served the office of sheriff in 1764, that of lord mayor in 1768; and is the present alderman of this ward.

QUEENHITHE.—Sir John Lawrence, elected in 1657; served the office of sheriff in 1659, and that of lord-mayor in 1665.
Sir Thomas Cooke, elected in 1691; served the office of sheriff in 1693.
Sir Benjamin Green, elected in 1709; served the office of sheriff in 1708.
Sir John Fryer, elected in 1709; served the office of sheriff in 1716, and that of lord mayor in 1721.
Robert Alsop, Esq; elected in 1726; served the office of sheriff in 1733.
Sir Robert Westley, elected in 1736; served the office of sheriff in 1734, and that of lord-mayor in 1744.
Edward Davies, Esq; elected in 1745; served the office of sheriff in 1748.
Marshe Dickenson, Esq; elected in 1749; served the office of sheriff in 1752, and that of lord-mayor in 1757.
Richard Peers, Esq; elected in 1765; served the office of sheriff in 1768.
Frederic Bull, Esq; elected in 1772; served the office of sheriff in the same year, and is the present alderman of this ward.

TOWER STREET.—Sir John Chapman, elected in 1679; served the office of sheriff the same year, that of lord-mayor in 1689; but died not many days before the expiration of his mayoralty.
Sir Humphry Edwin, elected in 1689; served the office of sheriff the same year, and that of lord-mayor in 1698.
Sir Charles Peers, elected in 1707; served the office of sheriff in 1708, and that of lord-mayor in 1716.
Sir Daniel Lambert, elected in 1736; served the office of sheriff in 1734, and that of lord mayor in 1741.
Sir Thomas Chitty, elected in 1750; served the office of sheriff in 1754, and that of lord-mayor in 1760.
Samuel Turner, Esq; elected in 1762; served the office of sheriff in 1764, that of lord-mayor in 1769, and is the present alderman of this ward.

VINTRY.—Sir Thomas Pilkington, first elected for Farringdon without, in 1680; in 1682 the duke of York obtained a verdict against him, and 100,000l. damages, on the statute De Scandalis Magnatum, which occasioned his becoming a prisoner in the King's Bench. At his own request therefore the court of aldermen discharged him, and Sir Dudley North was chosen in his room (fn. 1) .
But in 1688, he was elected alderman of this ward, and took his place in the court of aldermen according to his first election; he served the office of sheriff in 1682, and that of lord mayor in 1689, 1690, 1691.
Sir Thomas Fowles, elected in 1691; served the office of sheriff in 1687.
Sir Thomas Abney, elected in 1692; served the office of sheriff in 1694, that of lord-mayor in 1701; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir John Eyles, elected in 1716; served the office of sheriff in 1720, that of lord-mayor in 1727; and was removed to the ward of Bridge-without.
Sir William Rous, elected in 1737; served the office of sheriff the same year.
Edward Gibbon, Esq; elected in 1743; resigned in 1745.
Sir Crisp Gascoyne, elected in 1745; served the office of sheriff in 1748, and that of lord-mayor in 1753.
Richard Blunt, Esq; elected in 1761; was chosen sheriff in 1763, but died in December the same year.
Barlow Trecothick, Esq; elected in 1764; served the office of sheriff in 1766, that of lord-mayor in 1770, and is the present alderman of this ward.

WALLBROOK.—Sir John Moore, elected in 1671; served the office of sheriff in 1672, and that of lord mayor in 1682.
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, elected in 1702; served the office of sheriff in 1704, that of lord-mayor in 1711; and was removed to the ward of Bridge without.
Sir John Tash, elected in 1725; served the office of sheriff in 1720.
George Heathcote, Esq; elected in 1735; served the office of sheriff in 1740, that of lord mayor in 1742, and resigned his gown in 1749.
Slingsby Bethell, Esq. elected in 1749; served the office of sheriff in 1752, and that of lord mayor in 1756.
Alexander Master, Esq; elected in 1758; served the office of sheriff in 1759, and resigned his gown in 1766.
William Nash, Esq; elected in 1766; served the office of sheriff in 1768, and that of lord-mayor in 1772.
Nathaniel Thomas, Esq; elected in 1773, is the present alderman of this ward.

BRIDGE WITHOUT.—Sir Thomas Alleyn, elected in 1652, for Cheap-ward, served the office of sheriff in 1655, and that of lord mayor in 1660. In that year he removed to Aldgate ward, and in 1689 to this ward.
Sir Richard Levett, elected in 1690, by the court of aldermen; he served the office of sheriff in 1692, and that of lord mayor in 1700.
Sir Francis Eyles, was elected in 1710, by the court of aldermen and served the office of sheriff in 1711.
Sir Thomas Abney, removed in 1716 from the ward of Vintry.
Sir Samuel Garrard, removed in 1721, from the ward of Aldersgate.
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, removed in 1724, from the ward of Wallbrook.
Sir William Humsreys, removed in 1732, from the ward of Cheap.
Sir Gerard Conyers, removed in 1735, from the ward of Broadstreet.
Sir John Eyles, removed in 1737, from the ward of Vintry.
Sir Edward Bellamy, removed in 1745, from the ward of Billingsgate.
Sir John Thompson, removed in 1749, from the ward of Candlewick.
Sir John Barnard, removed in 1750, from the ward of Dowgate.
Sir Robert Ladbroke, removed in 1758, from the ward of Castle Baynard; and is the present alderman.

CHAMBERLAINS. COMMON SERJEANTS. TOWN CLERKS.
When elected.
1688. Sir Peter Rich. 1678. Henry Crispe, Esq; 1672. William Wagstaff, Esq;
1689. Sir Leonard Robinson. 1700. Duncan Dee, Esq; 1691. John Goodfellow, Esq;
1696. Sir Thomas Cuddon. 1720. John Lingard, Esq; 1700. Henry Ashhurst, Esq;
1702. Sir William Fazakerley. 1729. Thomas Garrard, Esq; 1705. James Gibson, Esq;
1718. Sir George Ludlam. 1758. Thomas Nugent, Esq; the present common serjeant. 1717. Randolph Stracey, Esq;
1727. Samuel Robinson, Esq; 1724. Thomas Jackson, Esq;
1734. Sir John Bosworth. 1737. Miles Man, Esq;
1751. Sir Thomas Harrison. 1757. Sir James Hodges, knt. the present Town clerk.
1765. Sir Stephen Theodore Janssen, Bart. the present chamberlain.

Footnotes

1 Vid. B. I. p. 252.