Their are sa. a chevron between tuns
This company was originally composed of bodies denominated , and , the former being the importers and wholesale dealers in wine, and the latter the retailers, who kept taverns and cellars in different parts of the city, for selling it in small quantities.
and they were hence denominated the
We learn from the same authority, that in the reign of Edward III.
wines were sold in London
and Rhenish wines
The above sovereign empowered the
to carry on an exclusive importation trade for wine, from Gascony, in the year ; yet it was not till the of Henry VI. anno , that
were incorporated by the appellation of
All the freemen of the company have the privilege of retailing wine without a licence.
In the of Edward IV. there was an act made concerning the price of wines; and for stinting the number of taverns in each great town in the kingdom. By which taverns or wine cellars only were allowed in London, and in . Gascoigne, Guienne, and French wines, to be sold not above the gallon, within any of the king's dominions; Rochelle wine at the gallon; any other wines of no higher valuation than the gallon.
In the year , a presentment was made by the attorney-general, in the star-chamber, against
for selling wines
and this, as it would seem, was done with the connivance of the king, for the purpose of extorting money from the company, who to prevent more grievous exactions, offered
was accepted, and the vintners had in return some further privileges granted to them, among which, were
The hall of the vintner's company is a respectable brick edifice, stuccoed, situated on the south side of , upon the site of a mansion called Stody-place, or
which was given to the company,
by sir John Stody, or Stodie, vintner, lord mayor in .
This company is governed by a master, wardens, and assistants.
 These arms were granted 1427.
 Sur. of Lond. p. 187.
 Sur. of Lond. p. 187.
 Strype's Stow, ii. p. 195.
 Mal. Lond. Red. vol, iv. p. 518; on the authority of a MS. in the British Museum.
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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|
The Chamberlain of London
List of Chamberlains
The Common Serjeant
List of Common Serjeants
The Town Clerk, or Common Clerk
List of Town-Clerks
The Coroner of London
The City Remembrancer
The Water bailiff
The Lord Mayor's officers, and their days of waiting, according to the Pamphlet before referred to
The Sheriffs' Officers
The Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen
The Court of Common Council
The Court of Husting
The Lord Mayor's Court
The Sheriffs' Courts
The Court of Orphans
The Coroner's Court
The Court of Escheator
The Court of Conservacy
The Court of Requests
The Court of Wardmote
The Chamberlain's Court
The Court of Hallmote
The Court of the Tower of London
|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|
Armourers and Braziers, 22
Coach and Coach Harness Makers, 79
Fan Makers, 84
Felt Makers, 64
Gold and Silver Wire-Drawers, 81
Hat-Band Makers, 75
Long Bow String-Makers, 82
Parish Clerks, 88
Tallow Chandlers, 21
Tylers and Bricklayers, 37
Tin-Plate Workers, 72
The Names of the Company of Pastelers from the Record in the Chapter-house
The Names of the Company of Sporyars from the Record in the Chapter House
|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|