The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2Allen, Thomas
The chief business of this office was to take care of the pack of hounds formerly belonging to the mayor and citizens, and to attend them in hunting, when they pleased. This officer's house, allowed him, was in Finsbury-fields. He had a yearly allowance, besides perquisites. He was to attend the lord mayor on set days, and was also master of the ceremonies. This office was abolished on the death of Mr. Charles Cotterell in .
 At present the Finsbury charity school in Tabernacle-row, City road, at a place formerly called Dog-house-bar.