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

Allen, Thomas

1828

Masons. 30.

. on achevron, between towers a pair of compasses of the . . A tower as in the arms. .

In the Lord is all our Trust.

The company of masons was originally incorporated Hen. II.

407

, by the name and style of

The free masons.

In , William Hanckstow, Clarencieux king at arms, granted them the arms of their society, as borne at this time; but the present company act under the re-incorporation granted by letters patent of the of Charles II. on the , by the name of

The master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty, of the company of masons of the city of London.

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

The marblers, an ancient fellowship, but not legally incorporated, was united to this community. Mason's-hall is situated in Mason's alley, ; it is now rented by a carpet manufacturer.

 
 
Footnotes:

[] They appear to have been sculptors, and were much distinguished for their skill in carving figures on monuments and grave stones.

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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