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

Allen, Thomas


Masons. 30.

The Names of the Company of Ffreemasones, from the Record in the Chapter House.

Robert LynkeJohn Paskyn George SymsonJohn Heward Mr. ElmerWillm. Rigeway Thomas NewellJohn Richardson John OrgerJohn Sorbett Thomas WestThomas Wilde Willm. PrybellFfraunces Boone Gabriell CaldhamWillm. Holmes Henry PestemedeThomas Blomefeld Willm. JonsonRobert Hawte Willm. AshtonEdmond Raud John HumfreyThomas Hawys Willm. ChamberlainSymond Kyngffeld Robert SleefordJohn Charter Richard MydiltonRichard Wolsham Thomas BarkerThomas Watson Henry MercerLewys Tucker Robt. SmytheRobert Prybell Gilbert Borffam


. 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.


, 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.


[] 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
 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