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

Allen, Thomas


Parish Clerks. 88.


. A fleur de lis ; on a chief a leopard's head between song books (shut) of the , stringed . A cubit arm erect, vested cuffed ermine, holding in the hand , a music book (open) of the last, garnished , striped .

Unitas societatis stabilitas.

This company was incorporated by letters patent of Henry III. in the year , by the name of

The fraternity of St. Nicholas;

by which they were known till re-incorporated by James I. in the year .

These grants were afterwards confirmed by letters patent of Charles I. in the year , who incorporated them by the name of

The master, wardens, and fellowship of parish clerks of the cities of London,


, borough of


, and


out parishes.

Formerly, this society used to attend funerals of eminent persons, going before the hearse and singing, with their surplices hanging on their arms, till they came to the church.

Some certain days in the year they had their public feasts, which


they celebrated with singing and music; and then received into their society such persons as delighted in singing.

This company consists not only of a master, wardens, and assistants, but also the whole body of parish clerks within the bills of mortality.

The hall of this company is in .


[] Granted 1582-confirmed 1634.

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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