The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2Allen, Thomas
. 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
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the above period; and that it should have been incorporated then, when the use of the bowl as a military engine, was superseded by the introduction of fire-arms.|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, wardens, and assistants.