Addenda: The Recorders of London

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A New History of London Including Westminster and Southwark. Originally published by R Baldwin, London, 1773.

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A Table of the RECORDERS of London, as far back as could be found.

26 EDW. I. 1298. John de Norton.
32 Edw. I. 1304 John de Wangrave.
13 Edw. II. 1321. Jeffrey de Hertpoll.
14 Edw. II. 1321. Robert de Swa chyne.
3 Edw. III. 1329. Gregory de Norton.
13 Edw. III. 1339. Roger de Depham.
37 Edw. III. 1363. Thomas Lodelow.
39 Edw. III. 1365. William de Halden.
51 Edw. III. 1377 William Cheyne. One of this name was made a justice of the King's-Bench, in the year 1416, and in 1424, lord chief justice there.
13 Rich. II. 1389. John Tremayne, common-serjeant,
16 Rich. II. 1392 William Makenade.
18 Rich. II. 1394. John Cokam.
22 Rich. II. 1398. Matthew de Suthworth.
5 Hen. IV. 1403. Thomas Thornburgh.
7 Hen. IV. 1405. John Preston.
3 Hen. V. 1415. John Barton, senior afterward made a serjeant, 1416.
1 Hen. VI. 1422. John Fray, afterward lord chief baron, 1436.
5 Hen. VI. 1426. John Simonds.
14 Hen. VI. 1435. Alexander Anne.
18 Hen. VI. 1440. Thomas Cockayn.
18 Hen. VI. 1440. William (alias John) Bowis.
20 Hen. VI. 1442. Robert Danvers, common-serjeant.
29 Hen. VI. 1451. Thomas Billing, afterward. 1453, made a serjeant. In 1458, made the king's serjeant. In 1465, made a justice of the King's-Bench. In 1469, made chief justice.
33 Hen. VI. 1455. Thomas Urswyck, common serjeant, in the room of Billing. In 1472, made chief baron.
11 Edw. IV. 1471 Humphrey Starkey, in the room of Urswyck. In 1484, made chief baron.
1 Edw. V. 1483. Thomas Fitz-William; in 1489, made speaker of the house of commons.

From this Time we have the Recorders regularly mentioned.

3 Hen. VII. 1508. Sir Robert Sheffield, knt.
23 Hen. VII. 1508. John Chalyner.
2 Hen. VIII. 1511. Richard Brook, made a justice of Common-pleas, in 1521; in 1526, made chief baron.
11 Hen. VIII. 1530. William, Shelley. In 1522, made a serjeant. In 1527, made a justice of Common-pleas.
18 Hen. VIII. 1527. John Baker, one of the judges of the sheriffs courts.
27 Hen. VIII. 1536. Sir Roger Cholmley, serjeant at law, in the room of Baker, in 1545, made king's serjeant. In 1546, made chief baron.
37 Hen. VIII. 1546. Robert Brook, common-serjeant, in the room of Cholmley. In 1552, made a serjeant. In 1554, made justice of the Common-pleas.
1 and 2 P. and M. 1553. Ranulph Chomley, one of the judges of the sheriffs court: who was made chief justice of the Common-pleas.
5 Eliz. 1563. Richard Onslow. In 1556, made queen's solicitor.
8 Eliz. 1566. Thomas Bromley. In 1569, made queen's solicitor.
11 Eliz. 1569. Thomas Wilbraham, one of the common pleaders. In 1571, advanced into the court of wards and liveries.
13 Eliz. 1571. William Fleetwood. In 1580, made a serjeant. In 1592, made queen's serjeant.
34 Eliz. 1591. Edward Coke. In 1606, made chief justice of the Common-pleas. In 1613, made chief justice of the King's-Bench.
35 Eliz. 1592, Edward Drew, serjeant at law. In 1596, made a queen's serjeant.
36 Eliz. 1594. Thomas Flemynge. In 1594, made a serjeant. In 1595, degraded.
37 Eliz. 1595. John Crooke.
1 Jac. I 1603. Henry Montagu. In 1610, made king's serjeant. In 1616, made chief justice of the King's-Bench.
14 Jac. I. 1616. Thomas Coventry, one of the judges of the sheriffs courts. In 1616, made king's solicitor.
14 Jac. I. 1616. Anthony Benn.
16 Jac. I. 1618 Richard Martin.
16 Jac. I. 1618. Sir Robert Heath. In 1620, made king's solicitor.
18 Jac. I. 1620. Robert Shute.
18 Jac. I. 1620. Heneage Finch. In 1623, made a serjeant.
7 Car. I. 1631. Edw. Littleton. In 1634, made king's solicitor.
10 Car. I. 1634 Robert Mason.
11 Car. I. 1635. Henry Calthrop queen's solicitor; afterward made attorney of the court of wards. He published an useful book, of Reports of Special Cases, collected by himself, touching the several customs and liberties of the city of London.
11 Car. I. 1635. Thomas Gardiner.
19 Car. I. 1643. Peter Pheasant, serjeant at law, and one of the city's common pleaders.
19 Car. I. 1643. John Glyn, recorder of Westminster. In 1649, made a serjeant. In 1660, again made a serjeant, and king's serjeant.
25 Aug 1649. William Steele. In 1655, made lord chief baron.
1655. Lisleborn Long.
1658. John Green, one of the judges of the sheriffs court.
1659. William Wylde. In 1661, made a serjeant, and king's serjeant. In 1668, made a justice of the Common-pleas. In 1672, made a justice of the King's-bench.
20 Car. II. 1668. John Howell.
29 Car. II. 1676. Sir William Dolben. In 1677, made king's serjeant. In 1678, made justice of the King's-bench.
30 Car. II. 1680. Sir George Jeffreys, common serjeant. In 1680, made a serjeant. In 1683, made chief justice of the King's-bench, and afterward lord chancellor.
30 Car. II. 1680, Sir George Treby. In 1692, made chief justice of the Common-pleas.
35 Car. II. 1683. Sir Thomas Jenner, by commission. In 1685, made one of the barons of the Exchequer.
2 Jac. II. 1685. Sir John Holt by commission.
3 Jac. II. 1687. ——Tate, serjeant at law, by commission.
4 Jac. II. 1687. Sir Bartholomew Shower, by commission. Oct. 6. Sir George Treby reinstated.
4 Will. and Mar. June 10, 1692. Sir Salathiel Lovell, serjeant at law, in the room of Treby, who had been restored upon king James's regranting the city's liberties, and was now made justice of the Common-pleas. In 1708, made baron of the Exchequer.
7 Annæ, 1708. Sir Peter King. In 1714, made chief justice of the Common-pleas: afterward, lord chancellor.
1 Geo. I. 1714, Sir William Thompson. In 1716, made king's solicitor general, and after one of the barons of the Exchequer.
13 Geo. II. 1739. Sir John Strange, solicitor general. In 1742 made master of the Rolls.
16 Geo. II. 1742 Sir Simon Urlin, serjeant at law,
19 Geo. II. 1746. John Stracey, Esq; senior judge of the sheriffs court.
21 Geo. II. 1749. Sir Richard Adams, senior of the four common pleaders. In 1753 made a baron of the Exchequer.
26 Geo. II. 1753. Sir Wil. Moreton, senior judge of the sheriffs court.
3 Geo. III. 1763. James Eyre, Esq; senior city counsel, now Sir James, made a baron of the exchequer in 1772.
12 Geo. III. 1772. John Glynn, Esq. serjeant at law, and member for Middlesex: the present recorder.