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

Allen, Thomas
1828

Drapers.

Drapers.

Drapers' company

Their Arms: The arms granted 1439; crest and supporters, 1590; the whole confirmed 1634. are Arg. three clouds proper, radiated in base or. each surmounted witha triple crown or. caps gu. Crest. A mount vert, thereon a ram couchant or. attired sa. Supporters. Two lions ar. pellette. Motto. Unto God only, be honour and glory. Patroness. The Virgin Mary.

The Drapers' Company, which was an ancient society or guild, was first incorporated in 1439, by Henry VI. under the style of the master, wardens, brethren and sisters of the guild or fraternity of the blessed Mary the Virgin, of the mystery of drapers, and is governed by a master, four wardens, and a court of assistants. About one hundred lord mayors are recorded to have been members of this respectable community ; and the names of many other eminent persons are enrolled among its freemen. Drapers'-hall is situated in Throgmorton street, near its junction with Broad-street; it was erected on the site of a large mansion, that had been built in the time of Henry VIII.

Henry Fitz-Alwyn, the first mayor of London (from 1189 to 1212) is claimed by the drapers as having belonged to their fraternity, though Stow and other authors describe him as a member of the pepperers or grocers. Sir Joseph Sheldon and sir Robert Clayton, the first mayor in 1676, and the other in 1680, were members of this company.Portraits of them are in the hall of the company.

The Names of the Company of Drapers, from the Record in the Chapter-house. Peter StarkieThomas Perpoynt Willm. BrothersRobert White Willm. DolphinPeter Honybourne Robert WarnerJohn Eliot John ClerkRichard Tull John KedermysterWillm. Kent Willm. ChamberlaynJohn Astue Thomas SpencerAnthony Ffabian Willm. PruddeGeorge Bruges Thomas WattesJohn Dudley Robert LawranceRobert Jenyns John BruancheAlisander Perpoynt Richard WarnerEdward Dee Robert Alford--100Willm. Chester Willm. PageNicholas Chester Thomas DudleyWillm. Barrye Willm. BurnynghillThomas Petite Thomas PikmerJohn Lydeot Thomas BlowerWillm. Prat Cuthbert BecharHenr. Dolphyn John BlakesleyEdward Hedyngton Thomas GraftonAnthony Eliot Thomas BesteJohn Lamberd John ChaundelerLaunselot Alford John SwanWillm. Chevall Cristofer RanwikeRobt. Knyght Thomas BowerRoger Whaplod Lawrence SollieWillm. Watson John BrokeRichard Poynter Willm. MasonThomas Fyshe Thomas SkrevynRobert Sounyng Anthony CaveHenr. Richard Thomas BoughGeorge Richardson Richard FfeldRobert Harrys John KidmanThomas Warner Giles BrugesEdmond Astue Edmond PirreJohn Trott Thomas LyncolnRobert Hardye John Lowen This company has numerous free-schools, alms-houses, and lectures; they have also several exhibitions (one of which is in the Arabic language at Cambridge); the whole are supported from the funds of this company. Their expenditure for charitable uses, is stated by Maitland to amount to about 4,000l. annually.

 

Their are clouds , radiated in base each surmounted witha triple crown caps . A mount , thereon a ram couchant attired . lions pellette. .

Unto God only, be honour and glory.

The Virgin Mary.

The Drapers' Company, which was an ancient society or guild, was incorporated in , by Henry VI. under the style of

the master, wardens, brethren and sisters of the guild or fraternity of the blessed Mary the Virgin, of the mystery of drapers,

and is governed by a master, wardens, and a court of assistants. About lord mayors are recorded to have been members of this respectable community ; and the names of many other eminent persons are enrolled among its freemen. Drapers'-hall is situated in , near its junction with ; it was erected on the site of a large mansion, that had been built in the time of Henry VIII.

Henry Fitz-Alwyn, the mayor of London (from to ) is claimed by the drapers as having belonged to their fraternity, though Stow and other authors describe him as a member of the pepperers or grocers. Sir Joseph Sheldon and sir Robert Clayton, the mayor in , and the other in , were members of this company.

 
 
Footnotes:

[] : The arms granted 1439; crest and supporters, 1590; the whole confirmed 1634.

[] Portraits of them are in the hall of the company.

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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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