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

Allen, Thomas


Gold and Silver Wire-Drawers. 81.


. on a chevron , between coppers in chief of the , in base, points in saltier a drawing iron between rings (i. e. tools used by wire-drawers) . arms embowed, vested cuffed holding between their hands , an engrossing block . The dexter an Indian , crowned with an eastern crown , vested round the middle with feathers pendant alternately and holding over his shoulder a bar of silver: the sinister, a man vested , (called in the grant a silk throwster) in his sinister hand a hank of silk .

Amicitiam trahit amor.

This fraternity was incorporated by letters patent of James I. in the year , by the name of

The governor, assistants, and commonalty, &c.

but being re-incorporated by king William and queen Mary, in the year , the title was changed to that of

The master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty of the art and mystery of drawing and flatting of gold and silver wire, and making and spinning of gold and silver thread and stuffs, in our city of London.

This is a livery company, and is governed by a master, wardens, and eighteen assistants.

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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