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

Allen, Thomas

1828

Bakers. 19.

. , a balance between garbs , on a chief barry wavy of and an arm embowed , vested , cuffed , issuing from clouds affixed to the upper part of the centre of the chief, of the , radiated of the last, between anchors of the , the hand supporting the balance. . On a wreath arms , issuing out of clouds of the last vested , cuffed , holding in their hands a chaplet of wheat of the last. , stags , attired , each gorged with a chaplet of wheat of the last. .

Praise God for all.

The company of bakers appears to be of great antiquity; for in the year , it was charged in the great roll of the exchequer with a debt of of gold for their guild; by which it seems as if the ancient guilds had held their privileges in fee-farm of the crown. The bakers were, originally, distinguished into classes, viz., the white bakers and the brown bakers, the were incorporated by Edward II., about , the brown

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bakers by James I., . The charter granted to the former was renewed by Henry VII., and confirmed by Henry VIII., Edw. VI., Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and James I. It is incorporated by the name of

The master and wardens of the mystery, or art of bakers of the city of London.

Their hallis in Harplane.

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 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