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

Allen, Thomas


Cooks. 35.


. a chevron ingrailed between columbines , stalked and leaved vert. . Amount , thereon a cock The dexter a buck , attired or; the sinister a hind , each pierced in the shoulder with an arrow .

Vulnerati non victu.

This society was incorporated by letters patent of King Edward IV. in the year , by the name of

The masters, and governors, and commonalty, of the mystery of cooks, in London.

This was subsequently re-confirmed by queen Elizabeth, and afterwards by king James, in the of his reign.

Every person who is desirous of becoming a member of this


company must be presented to the lord mayor, before he can be admitted to the freedom.

This is a livery company, and governed by a master, wardens, and assistants. They had formerly a convenient hall in , which was destroyed by fire in , and not being rebuilt, the business of the company is transacted at .


[] A cook was in former times set upon the pillory because he sold picam olentum, i. e. a stinking pike. Strype's Stow, vol. ii. p. 207.

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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