Memorials: 1402

Pages 555-556

Memorials of London and London Life in the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries. Originally published by Longmans, Green, London, 1868.

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Thomas Dufhous, a Brewer, admitted to be of the trade of the Fishmongers.

4 Henry IV. A.D. 1402. Letter-Book I. fol. xxiii. (Latin.)

On the 17th day of November, in the 4th year etc., came here, before John Walcote, Mayor, and the Aldermen of the City of London, Thomas Dufhous, (fn. 1) citizen and brewer of the said city, who was admitted to the freedom of the City aforesaid, and sworn, in the time of Edward Dalyngrugge, Knight, Warden of London, and Stephen Speleman, Chamberlain, on the 13th day of July in the 16th year of the reign of King Richard the Second; which Thomas alleged and said that for a long time past he had followed, and was then following, the trade of a fishmonger, and not the trade of a brewer; as the Masters of the said trade of Fishmongers also testified, entreating the said Mayor and Aldermen that they would deign to admit the same Thomas to the freedom of the said city in their trade aforesaid, and to order him to be entered therein.

Whereupon, the said Mayor and Aldermen, having taken counsel among themselves thereon, at the instance of very many reputable men of the said trade of Fishmongers, who were personally present, granted the said entreaty of Thomas before-named. And he gave for his admission etc. (fn. 2)


  • 1. Thomas Dufhouse, a Skinner, was Sheriff in the year 1428, 9. It seems doubtful if he was the person here mentioned. A Thomas Dufhouse is also mentioned as Auditor of the Bridge and Chamber Accounts in September 1419, in Journal I. fol. 60 b.
  • 2. The sum is omitted.