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

Allen, Thomas


Tallow Chandlers. 21.

. Per fesse , and , a pale counterchanged, doves of the last, each holding in the beak an olive branch CRESTS. , a demi-angel issuing from clouds , vested wings, expanded , crined of the last; on his head a cap; thereon a cross pattee of the , holding a dish , glorified , therein the head of St. John Baptist , a dish , glorified or, therein the head of St. John Baptist . angels proper, vested gold colour, crined and ducally crowned ; the coronet surmounted with an etoile of the last, each standing on a mount .

Ecce agnus Dei, qui tollit peccata mundi.

This society was incorporated by king Edward IV. in the year , by the name of

The master and keepers of the art and mystery of tallow-chandlers of the city of London.

This company in former times dealt not only in candles, but in oil, vinegar, butter, hops, soap, &c. They were, in the of


Henry VIII. authorised to search for and destroy all corrupt oil.

In the reign of Edward VI. anno , the tallow chandlers of London, upon some disgust (perhaps upon the city's setting too low a price on their commodities) refused to sell any, by an universal consent. Orders upon this were taken by the king and council, commanding them to sell their candles, and some of them were sent to prison.

It is a livery company, and is governed by a master, wardens and court of assistants. The hall of this company is in .

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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