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

Allen, Thomas
1828

Parish Clerks. 88.

Parish Clerks. 88.

Arms.Granted 1582-confirmed 1634. Az. A fleur de lis or; on a chief gu. a leopard's head between two song books (shut) of the second, stringed vert. Crest. A cubit arm erect, vested az. cuffed ermine, holding in the hand proper, a music book (open) of the last, garnished or, striped vert. Motto. Unitas societatis stabilitas.

This company was incorporated by letters patent of Henry III. in the year 1233, by the name of The fraternity of St. Nicholas; by which they were known till re-incorporated by James I. in the year 1611.

These grants were afterwards confirmed by letters patent of Charles I. in the year 1636, who incorporated them by the name of The master, wardens, and fellowship of parish clerks of the cities of London, Westminster, borough of Southwark, and fifteen out parishes.

Formerly, this society used to attend funerals of eminent persons, going before the hearse and singing, with their surplices hanging on their arms, till they came to the church.

Some certain days in the year they had their public feasts, which they celebrated with singing and music; and then received into their society such persons as delighted in singing.

This company consists not only of a master, two wardens, and nineteen assistants, but also the whole body of parish clerks within the bills of mortality.

The hall of this company is in Wood-street.

. A fleur de lis ; on a chief a leopard's head between song books (shut) of the , stringed . A cubit arm erect, vested cuffed ermine, holding in the hand , a music book (open) of the last, garnished , striped .

Unitas societatis stabilitas.

This company was incorporated by letters patent of Henry III. in the year , by the name of

The fraternity of St. Nicholas;

by which they were known till re-incorporated by James I. in the year .

These grants were afterwards confirmed by letters patent of Charles I. in the year , who incorporated them by the name of

The master, wardens, and fellowship of parish clerks of the cities of London,

Westminster

, borough of

Southwark

, and

fifteen

out parishes.

Formerly, this society used to attend funerals of eminent persons, going before the hearse and singing, with their surplices hanging on their arms, till they came to the church.

Some certain days in the year they had their public feasts, which

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they celebrated with singing and music; and then received into their society such persons as delighted in singing.

This company consists not only of a master, wardens, and assistants, but also the whole body of parish clerks within the bills of mortality.

The hall of this company is in .

 
 
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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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Antiquities
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