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

Allen, Thomas


Cordwainers. 27.

The Names of the Company of Cordwayners from the Record in the Chapter-house.

Thomas NycolsonHenry Edwards Peter PetersonEdmond Spencer Robert RabonHarry Ball Thomas ArcherMathiew Gibson Willm. GybsonHewe Welshe Thomas ThrederRobert Willis Willm. DenysHenry Roese Thomas RayntonWillm. Robyns Robert OwtredJohn Waren Edmond MedeThomas Clare Edward PechyJohn Andrewes Edmond BakerRichard Andrewes James BanesterRichard Sparowe Richard MeygerRobert Pyman John DeyJohn Bacon Rowland DentRogier Anderson Richard BedallWillm. Russell John DyrykeRichard Empson Raffe DyerJohn Lawson Barnard KyngstonMathiew Melton Thomas PacyGeorge Cocks Richard PetersonRichard Banester Robert HorseyRobert Waldon Rice DavieRichard Norry John HillesNicholas Sylkby Richard RaseJohn Parrott Thomas PollJohn Taylor. John MoreThomas More


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The company of cordwainers, or shoemakers, was at incorporated by king Henry VI. in the year of his reign, by the name of cordwainers and coblers; the latter of which names was at that time far from being contemptible, as it signified not only a shoemaker, but a dealer in shoes; nor does it appear that the word shoemaker was then in use.

The cordwainers had a privilege, or at least a custom, beyond other tradesmen, to sit and sell their shoes on Sundays.

Since the original incorporation, the company have obtained a fresh charter, by which they are now called,

The master, wardens, and commonalty of the mystery of cordwainers of the city of London.

It is a livery company. They have a handsome hall in .

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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