The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2

Allen, Thomas
1828

The Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen.

The Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen.

The court of lord mayor and aldermen is a court of record, wherein is lodged a great part of the executive power, whereby all leases and other instruments that pass the city seal are executed, contests relating to water-courses, rights, and party-walls, adjusted, and the city officers suspended and punished according to the notoriety of their several offences.

The said court has not only a power of electing annually eleven overseers, or rulers of the fraternity of watermen, but likewise a right of fixing their several taxes, with the approbation of the privy council: and also a right of disposing of most of the following places belonging to the city, viz. the recorder, steward of Southwark, justice of the bridge-yard, clerk to the lord mayor, and assistant, clerk to the sitting justices, and assistant clerk to the sitting magistrate for the borough of Southwark, the district

U 2 surveyors, keeper and ordinary of Newgate, keeper of the debtors prison and of the Borough Compter, surgeon of Newgate and house of correction, and of the debtors' prison, barge-master, and the beadles of the court of requests.

The court of lord mayor and aldermen is a court of record, wherein is lodged a great part of the executive power, whereby all leases and other instruments that pass the city seal are executed, contests relating to water-courses, rights, and party-walls, adjusted, and the city officers suspended and punished according to the notoriety of their several offences.

The said court has not only a power of electing annually overseers, or rulers of the fraternity of watermen, but likewise a right of fixing their several taxes, with the approbation of the privy council: and also a right of disposing of most of the following places belonging to the city, viz. the recorder, steward of , justice of the bridge-yard, clerk to the lord mayor, and assistant, clerk to the sitting justices, and assistant clerk to the sitting magistrate for the borough of , the district

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surveyors, keeper and ordinary of Newgate, keeper of the debtors prison and of the Borough Compter, surgeon of Newgate and house of correction, and of the debtors' prison, barge-master, and the beadles of the court of requests.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: History of London, from the Accession of William and Mary, to the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER II: History of London during the reign of George the Second
 CHAPTER III: History of London from the Accession of George the Third, to the year 1780
 CHAPTER IV: History of London continued to the Union
 CHAPTER V: History of London from the Union to the Jubilee, 1809
 CHAPTER VI: History of London from the Jubilee to the Peace of 1814
 CHAPTER VII: History of London continued to the accession of George the Fourth
 CHAPTER VIII: Account of the Civil Government of the City by Portreves, Bailiffs, and Mayors, with a list of the latter...
 CHAPTER IX: An account of the Aldermen and Sheriffs, with a list of the latter
collapseCHAPTER X: Lists and brief Accounts of the various Officers and Courts within the City
collapseCHAPTER XI: Some account of the Ecclesiastical Government of the city of London, with a List and Biographical Notices of the Bishops of the see
collapseCHAPTER XII: Some Account of the Military Government of London, and the Artillery Company
collapseCHAPTER XIII: An Account of the twelve principal Companies of the City of London
collapseCHAPTER XIV: An Account of the Companies of the City of London, alphabetically arranged
 CHAPTER XV: An Account of the River Thames
collapseCHAPTER XVI: Historical and topographical account of London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, and the Thames Tunnel
collapseCHAPTER XVII: Topographical and Historical Account of the Tower of London
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Edwin C. Bolles papers
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London (England)--History
Antiquities
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