Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Game of the Bears and Bulls ?16601702
The establishment of the bears and bulls consisted of one master, one sergeant and one yeoman. Under Charles II they made a total of 48 12s 6d, to be apportioned among them. (fn. 1) In addition, there was a master of the game of cock-fighting. These offices seem to have been left unfilled in 1685, but the mastership of the bears and bulls was revived in 1688 only to be finally abolished at the accession of Queen Anne in 1702.
Master ?16601685; 16881702
|By 1661||Davies, T.|
|By 1679||Davies, J.|
|By 1684||Cowling, J.|
|1688||10 Mar.||Janson, T.|
|1689||24 July||Boden, R.|
|1696||9 June||Lewis, J.|