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

Allen, Thomas


Distillers. 74.


. a fesse wavy in chief the sun in splendour, encircled with a cloud distilling drops of rain, all ; in base a distillatory double armed or on a fire , with worms and bolt receivers of the . , A garb of barley, environed with a vine fructed, , . The dexter, the figure of a man representing a Russian, habited in the dress of the country, all ; the sinister, an Indian, vested round the waist with feathers of various colours, wreathed about the temples with feathers as the last; in his hand a bow, at his back a quiver of arrows, all .

Drop as rain, distill as dew.

The distillers were incorporated by king Charles I. in the year , by the name of

The master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty of the trade, art, or mystery of distillers of London.

This is a livery company, and is governed by a master, wardens, and assistants: but having no hall belonging to it, the meetings of the company are held at Drapers'-hall.

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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
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