I. 462. Letter from Sir Francis Walsingham to the Lord Mayor,
recommending that Jacomo de Monti, an Italian, should be admitted
to exercise the trade of a Broker of exchange and merchandize
within the City.
20th January, 1582.
II. 213. Letter from the Lord Mayor and Aldermen to the
Attorney-General, (fn. 1) with respect to a Bill which had been brought
into Parliament for reforming the abuses practised by Brokers within
the City, and had been referred to a Committee of the Upper House,
but no further steps had been taken by them; and soliciting his good
offices to assist in bringing the matter to a speedy determination.
1st December, 1601.
II. 214. From the same to the Lord Chief Justice upon the
IX. 30. Letter from William Morrice (fn. 2) to the Lord Mayor and
Aldermen, reciting the Act of Common Council of the 19th of June,
20th of James the First, for erecting and establishing the office of Register of all Sales and Pawnes made to retailing Brokers within the City
and liberties, and further that the same King, by his Royal prerogative
for the prevention of abuses practised by brokers in all other places
near the said City, had crected the like office within Westminister and
the places adjacent, within two miles of the liberties of the City, and
appointed the officers with the approbation of the Lord Mayor and
Aldermen, and recommending for their approval Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Bart., (fn. 3) Barnard Grenville, Esq., (fn. 4) and William Porter, Gent., to
the said offices, in the room of Sir Francis Williamson, his son
Francis, and John Bedingfield, deceased.
2nd May, 1661.
||Sir Edward Coke.
||See note to "Apprentices," Letter 100, Vol. IX.
||A member of a junior branch of the ancient family of Gerard of Bryn, Lancashire,
from whom the Lords Gerard of Gerards Bromley, and also the Gerards, Earls of Macclesfield, were descended. Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Knight and Bart., of Harrow-on-the-Hill, was
created a Baronet, March 31st, 1620; he was M.P. for Middlesex in several Parliaments, and
was one of Cromwell's Lords. He was buried at Harrow, January 20th, 1669–70. See note
of him in Lysons's 'Environs of London,' Vol. ii. p. 578.
||Second Son of the famous Sir Bevil Grenville, of Stow, Cornwall, cousin of General
Monk, escaped from school to join his brother John in the defence of the Scilly Islands,
besieged by Admiral Blake 1651. He was attached to the service of Charles the Second
during his exile, 1658–60; entrusted by General Monk with despatches to Charles the Second,
April 25th, 1660; appointed Groom of the Bedchamber by the King upon his restoration,
and Housekeeper of St. James's, 1660; Keeper of the Lodge and Walk of Petersham, in
Richmond Park, March 31st, 1663. He married Anne, only daughter and heir of Cuthbert
Morley, Esq., of York. M.P. for Launceston, 1689–90, Saltash, 1678–9, 80–81, 88–89, and
Plymouth, 1685; died, and was buried in Lambeth Church, 1701. His second son, George,
was created Baron Lansdowne, June 1, 1712.