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

Allen, Thomas


Blacksmiths. 40.

. Sa. a chevron , between hammers ar, handled of the , ducally crowned of the last. . A mount , thereon a phoenix with wings indorsed , firing herself with the sun-beams of the last. .

By hammer and hand all arts do stand.

The company of blacksmiths was anciently a guild, or fraternity, by prescription, in which state it continued till the reign of queen Elizabeth, in the year , when they obtained a charter of incorporation, by the name of

The keepers or wardens and society of the art and mystery de les blacksmiths, of London;

which was confirmed by king James I., in the year of his reign.

This company has a livery, and is governed by a master, wardens, and assistants. Since the company has abandoned the hall on , the business of it is transacted at Cutler's-hall.


[] Confirmed June 24, 1610.

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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