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

Allen, Thomas


Apothecaries. 58.


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Opiferque per orbem dicor.

This company was incorporated at with the grocers in the year ; but such a connection not answering the purposes of their incorporation, they were separated by another charter granted by king James I. in the year , and incorporated by the name of

the master, wardens, and society of the art and mystery of apothecaries of the city of London:

at which time there were no more than apothecaries' shops within the city and suburbs of London.

Their hall is in , Blackfriars. The freehold of a physic garden at was given to the apothecaries by sir


Hans Sloane, upon condition that they should present annually to the royal society, new plants, till the number should amount to . This condition was punctually fulfilled, and the specimens are yet preserved in the society's collection.

The members of this company, who by divers acts of parliament are exempt from ward and parish offices, are governed by a master, wardens, and assistants. It is a livery company.


[] Confirmed 1617.

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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