The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2Allen, Thomas
The Town Clerk, or Common Clerk.
Keeps the original charters of the city, the books, rolls, and other records, wherein are registered the acts and proceedings of the city; so that he may not be improperly termed the city register; he is to attend the lord mayor and aldermen at their courts. The present town-clerk is Henry Woodthorpe, esq.
The town clerk and common serjeant take place according to their seniority. The fees of the chamberlain, common serjeant, and common clerk, or town clerk, were anciently per annum.