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

Allen, Thomas


Silk-Throwers. 66.


. bundles or banks of silk in fesse , on a chief az. a silk-throwster's mill . A mount , thereon a mulberry tree, with silkworms variously dispersed, all . Janissary guards , habited in the dress of the country, each having a hank of silk hanging over his exterior arm; the dexter holding a battle axe erect, the sinister, a scimetar, the point downwards, of the last. .






This art was practised in London in the reign of queen Elizabeth, by foreigners; whose descendants, and others, in the year , were constituted a fellowship of this city; and by letters patent of Charles I. in the year , were incorporated by the name of

The master, wardens, assistants, and commonalty of the trade, art, or mystery of silk-throwers of the city of London.

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


[] Granted 1454.

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 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