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

Allen, Thomas
1828

Woodmongers. 85.

Woodmongers. 85.

Arms. Gu. a sword erect ar. hilt and pomel or, enfiled with a ducal coronet of the last, between two flanches of the second, each charged with a faggot proper. Crest. A mount vert, thereon a grove of trees, all proper; a lion issuing from the grove or. Supporters. Two human figures; the dexter representing St. John the Baptist proper, vested with a short coat of camel's hair, belted round the waist; holding in his dexter hand a book open, on which are the following words: The axe is laid to the root of the tree; all proper, his arms and legs naked, round his head a circle of glory: the sinister a female figure representing St. Catherine, vested and habited, all proper, on her head an eastern crown or, resting her sinister hand on a wheel of her martyrdom, of the last. Motto. Unita fortior.

This is an ancient fraternity, and was incorporated with that of the carmen, by letters patent of James I. in the year 1605, with whom they continued till the year 1688, when being found guilty of mal-practices, they threw up their charter to avoid a more severe punishment. However, by an act of common council passed in the year 1694, they obtained the privilege of keeping one hundred and twenty carts (exclusive of those kept by carmen) for the more effectually executing their business.

This company had the management of the public carts committed to them for some time; but by reason of their bad conduct, the privilege was taken from them, and the charge of inspection restored to Christ's hospital.

. a sword erect hilt and pomel , enfiled with a ducal coronet of the last, between flanches of the , each charged with a faggot . A mount , thereon a grove of trees, all ; a lion issuing from the grove . human figures; the dexter representing St. John the Baptist , vested with a short coat of camel's hair, belted round the waist; holding in his dexter hand a book open, on which are the following words:

The axe is laid to the root of the tree;

all , his arms and legs naked, round his head a circle of glory: the sinister a female figure representing St. Catherine, vested and habited, all , on her head an eastern crown , resting her sinister hand on a wheel of her martyrdom, of the last. .

Unita fortior.

This is an ancient fraternity, and was incorporated with that of the carmen, by letters patent of James I. in the year , with whom they continued till the year , when being found guilty of mal-practices, they threw up their charter to avoid a more severe punishment. However, by an act of common council passed in the year , they obtained the privilege of keeping carts (exclusive of those kept by carmen) for the more effectually executing their business.

This company had the management of the public carts committed to them for some time; but by reason of their bad conduct, the privilege was taken from them, and the charge of inspection restored to .

 
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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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