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

Allen, Thomas


Butchers. 24.


. slaughter axes indorsed in saltier or. handled , between bulls heads, couped of the , armed of the , viz. in fesse, and in base; on a chief a boar's head couped gu. between block-brushes (i. e. bunches of knee holly) vert. . A flying bull wings indorsed , armed and hoofed of the last; over the head a small circle of . flying bulls ar. winged, armed, and hoofed, or; over each head a small circle of glory ,

Omnia subjecisti sub pedibus, ores et boves,

The company of butchers appears to be of great antiquity; for in the of Henry II. it was fined for setting up a guild without the king's licence. Its present charter was not granted till the of James I. who, on the , did, by letters patent, incorporate them by the name of

The master, wardens, and commonalty, of the art or mystery of butchers of the city of London.

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

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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