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

Allen, Thomas


The City Remembrancer.


Is employed in the business of the corporation in parliament. He attends with the sheriffs at the bar of the house of commons with all petitions from the corporation, and in the king's closet with the sheriffs, to know his majesty's pleasure when the corporation shall wait on him with their addresses, &c.; and from time to time waits upon different officers of the state in matters depending between government and the corporation. He attends the house of commons during their session, and the courts of common council and all committees. The present remembrancer is Timothy Tyrrell, esq.

Besides the officers enumerated above, there are judges of the sheriffs' court, common pleaders, secondary of Compter, secondary of the Poultry Compter, a solicitor, attornies in the sheriffs' court, bridge-masters, and a hall-keeper.

There are also officers peculiarly belonging to the lord mayor's house. The are, the esquires of the lord mayor's house.


[] The writer of an ingenious Essay in the first volume of the Every Day Book, p. 1331, who appears to be in possession of great information upon the affairs of the lord mayor's household, judiciously observes: To some it may appear very unimportant whether the lord mayor has on a violet or a scarlet gown, or whether the mace is always carried before him or not, and strictly speaking it is so; but while old customs are harmless, and tend to preserve dignity and good order, why should they not be observed? A sufficient reason for not allowing such customs as these to be destroyed is the evidence they afford of the high estimation in which the person of the chief magistrate was held in ancient times. The citizens are above all interested in their preservation, for the same revolution which would deprive the lord mayor of his insignia would inevitably involve the corporation itself in the same ruin.

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 Title Page
 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
CHAPTER X: Lists and brief Accounts of the various Officers and Courts within the City
CHAPTER XI: Some account of the Ecclesiastical Government of the city of London, with a List and Biographical Notices of the Bishops of the see
CHAPTER XII: Some Account of the Military Government of London, and the Artillery Company
CHAPTER XIII: An Account of the twelve principal Companies of the City of London
CHAPTER XIV: An Account of the Companies of the City of London, alphabetically arranged
 CHAPTER XV: An Account of the River Thames
CHAPTER XVI: Historical and topographical account of London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, and the Thames Tunnel
CHAPTER XVII: Topographical and Historical Account of the Tower of London