. on a chevron between pair of barley garbs in saltier , tuns hooped of the . . A demi-moorish woman, couped at the knees, ; her hair dishevelled , habited frettee her arms extended, holding in each hand ears of barley of the . .
The brewers' company, which is the among the city companies, was incorporated by king Henry VI., in the year , by the name of
This charter was re-confirmed by queen Elizabeth, , year of her reign.
This corporation anciently bore the arms of St. Thomas Becket, impaled with their own; but that saint's bones being taken up and burnt, and unsainted, by the powers in being, Clarencieux, king at arms, in the year , separated them, and gave the brewers a crest in lieu thereof. Mr. Brayley says,
In the year of Henry VIII. the brewers were restrained by a statute from making
and it was ordered
Notwithstanding this, the prices of both liquors were gradually and considerably increased, till at length, in , the lord mayor, sir John Allot, issued a proclamation requiring the brewers to return to the rates prescribed by the statutes.
There was an estimate made about this time as to what quantity of beer was exported yearly to the Low Countries and other places; from which it appeared that there were great brewhouses, or more, situated on the Thames side, from Milford stairs to below St. Katherines, which brewed yearly the quantity of or brewings of sweet beer or strong beer, that passed to Embden, the Low Countries, Calais, Dieppe, and thereabouts. And account but brewings at barrels the brewing, it makes barrels, which at to a tun, makes tuns.
The demand for beer from foreign countries increased greatly during the whole of the reign of Elizabeth, and the liberty of exporting it was only checked, by proclamation, during the occasional occurrence of dearth and scarcity. record states, that tuns were exported at once
or, as it has been explained, for the service of her army in the Low Countries; considerable quantities, also, were sent to Embden and Amsterdam.
During the succeeding reigns, to the present time, the prices of ale and beer have been highly augmented through the operation of the successive imposts that have been laid on malt and hops, the duties on which now form an important branch of the public revenue. So great, indeed, has the consumption become, that in the year ending on , the duties on malt alone, produced the vast sum of The most rapid increase in price took place in the course of the last reign, at the commencement of which, in , ale was sold at the quart, and strong beer, or porter (which had come into general use in the time of George I.) at the quart. Since then the prices have been progressively advanced, and ale is now retailed at eightpence the quart; and porter at the quart; the former price at a view appears to be equal to the sum for which gallons of ale could have been obtained in the reign of Henry III. yet, when the increase in the value of money is properly estimated, it will be found that the augmentation has not been greater than in the proportion of and a half to .
The hall of this company, which is a neat edifice of brick and stone, stands on the north side of .
 Brayley's Hist. of Lond. ii. p. 40l.
 Strype's Stow, ii. p. 204.
 The quantity of porter brewed in London, by the ten principal houses from the 5th of July 1826, to the 5th of July 1827, was as follows: Barrels. Barclay, Perkins. and Co.341,330 Truman, Hanbury, and Co.203,532 Whitbread, and Co.191,328 Reid, and Co.174,476 Combe, Delfield, and Co.125.534 Calvert, Felix, and Co.100,339 Meux Henry, and Co.95,159 Taylor and Co.64,688 Hoare and Co.64,003 Elliott and Co.52,204 Total1,412,603
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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|
The Chamberlain of London
List of Chamberlains
The Common Serjeant
List of Common Serjeants
The Town Clerk, or Common Clerk
List of Town-Clerks
The Coroner of London
The City Remembrancer
The Water bailiff
The Lord Mayor's officers, and their days of waiting, according to the Pamphlet before referred to
The Sheriffs' Officers
The Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen
The Court of Common Council
The Court of Husting
The Lord Mayor's Court
The Sheriffs' Courts
The Court of Orphans
The Coroner's Court
The Court of Escheator
The Court of Conservacy
The Court of Requests
The Court of Wardmote
The Chamberlain's Court
The Court of Hallmote
The Court of the Tower of London
|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|
Armourers and Braziers, 22
Coach and Coach Harness Makers, 79
Fan Makers, 84
Felt Makers, 64
Gold and Silver Wire-Drawers, 81
Hat-Band Makers, 75
Long Bow String-Makers, 82
Parish Clerks, 88
Tallow Chandlers, 21
Tylers and Bricklayers, 37
Tin-Plate Workers, 72
The Names of the Company of Pastelers from the Record in the Chapter-house
The Names of the Company of Sporyars from the Record in the Chapter House
|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|