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

Allen, Thomas



The names of the Company of Salters from the Record in the Chapter House.

Thomas CheneyThomas Bacon Willm. SpencerRichard Doe Nicholas WaryngJohn Browne John DonyngtonRichard Walles Willm. CocksJohn Scott Willm. LittonNicholas Clerk John SampsonWillm. Gurd Richard RedeWillm. Parker Robert ColwellHumfrey Beche John Cocks.Richard Denbold Richard BrockRobt. Pecock Thomas KyrryThomas Lytton Thomas DechefeldJohn Howland Thomas BeckwithRichard Wyther John GosseRobt. Wyer Willm. MelsonRobt. Cocks John GarrettThomas Horner Anthony HamcherJohn Fflecher Lawrence WitherWillm. Stevyns George PergetorWillm. Webster

The benevolent distributions made by this company, are stated to amount to between seven and eight hundred pounds annually. This sum is partly appropriated to the support of six alms-houses, for as many decayed freemen, in Salters'-rents, Bow-lane; and twelve alms-houses in Monkwell-street, for widows and daughters of salters; the latter were originally founded by sir Ambrose Nicholas, an alderman of London, in the year 1578.

In the court room, framed and glazed, is the following curious bill of fare, for fifty people of the company of Salters, A. D. 1506. Thirty-six chickens045 One swan and four geese070 Nine rabbits014 Two rumps of beef-tails002 Six quails016 2 oz. pepper002 2 oz. cloves and mace004 1 1/2 ounce saffron006 31bs sugar008 21bs. raisins004 1lb. dates004 l 1/2lb. comfits002 Half hund. eggs002 1/2 Four gallons of curds004 One do. gooseberries002 Bread011 One kilderkin of ale023 Herbs010 Two dishes of butter004 Four breasts of veal015 Bacon006 Quar. load of coals004 Faggots002 3 1/2 gallons of Gascoigne wine024 One bottle Muscovadine008 Cherries and tarts008 Verjuice and vinegar002 Paid the cook034 Perfume002 One bushel and a half of meal008 Water003 Garnishing the vessels003 1132 1/2



The of this company are per chevron, and covered salts,


or. sprinkling, . A cubi arm erect, issuing from clouds, all ; holding a covered salt, or, sprinkling salt, ar. . otters bezantee, ducally collared and chained .

This company, though of considerable antiquity, as appears from a grant of a livery made to it by Richard II. in the year , was regularly incorporated by queen Elizabeth, in the year , under the appellation of

the master, wardens, and commonalty, of the art, or mystery, of salters, of London.

The members are,

usually termed dry-salters, and deal in logwood, cochineal, pot-ashes, and in short, in almost every chemical preparation.

They are governed by a master, wardens, and a court of assistants.

The ancient hall of this company, which stood in , was destroyed by fire in the year , as was also the re-edified building, in the conflagration of . The present Salter's-hall, an elegant structure, stands in .


[] The arms were granted in the 20th year of Henry VIII. by Thomas Benolt, Clarencieux, the crest and supporters by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1587. The whole confirmed 1634.

[] Mal. Lond. Red. vol. iv. p. 623.

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 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