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

Allen, Thomas
1828

Bowyers. 38.

Bowyers. 38.

Arms. Sa. on a chevron between three floats or, as many mullets of the first. Crest. Three long-bows interlaced, one erect, and two in saltier gu. The bowyers were a fraternity by prescription, till the twentyfirst of James I., when they were incorporated by the name of The master, wardens, and society of the mystery of bowyers of the city of London.

It is somewhat singular, that this company should not have been incorporated until the above period; and that it should have been incorporated then, when the use of the bowl as a military engine, was superseded by the introduction of fire-arms.

This is a livery company, and is under the government of a master, two wardens, and twelve assistants.

. on a chevron between floats , as many mullets of the . . long-bows interlaced, erect, and in saltier The bowyers were a fraternity by prescription, till the twentyfirst of James I., when they were incorporated by the name of

The master, wardens, and society of the mystery of bowyers of the city of London.

It is somewhat singular, that this company should not have

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been incorporated until the above period; and that it should have been incorporated then, when the use of the bowl as a military engine, was superseded by the introduction of fire-arms.

This is a livery company, and is under the government of a master, wardens, and assistants.

 
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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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