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Title page of Beaven's work

Combined excerpts covering 1422-1509
Reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII

The Corporation of the City of London

Chronological List of Aldermen
Notes on the Aldermen

Excerpt of Beaven's introductory notes to the
"Chronological List of Aldermen from 1401 to the Present Time" in vol. II:

"The succession in each Ward is given in Volume I (pages 1-224); the following list gives the chronological succession of persons. Hence, when one or more translations from one Ward to another took place in consequence of a single death or resignation, the new Alderman is regarded as taking the seat of the one who had died or resigned, not of the one to whose Ward he succeeded. ... The dates are given throughout according to the modern computation, i.e. New Style: consequently for the periods from January 1 to March 25, annually, till 1751, the years are later by one ..."
Date Elected
& vice
AldermanWard
If Sheriff or Mayor.
Other Offices. Date of death. Will and probate.
Notes.
Henry VI began his reign 31 August 1422.
1422
Aleyn
John Blakden, GoldsmithFarringdon Within 1422.
Died ca Oct 1422; Will (HR 151 (32) 8 Oct 1422; enrolled 18 Jan 1423.
1422
Penne
Simon Seman, VintnerBishopsgate 1422-33.
Sheriff 1424-5.
Died Aug 1433.
1422 ca Oct
Blackden
John atte Water (Bithewater), GoldsmithFarringdon Within 1422-8.
Sheriff 1424-5.
1423 Apr 21
Whytyngdone
Richard Gosselyn, IronmongerCastle Baynard 1423-9.
Sheriff 1421-2.
M.P. London 1421. Died ca 1429; Will (HR 161 (57)) 24 Apr 1428; enrolled 22 Jun 1433.
1423 Oct 5
Botiler
William Estfeld, Mercer Cripplegate 1423-46.
Sheriff 1422-3. Mayor 1429-30, 1437-8.
Knighted 15 May 1439; M.P. London 1431, 1439, 1442; Auditor 1427-9; Master Mercers 1425, 1429, 1434, 1441. Died 1448; Will (Lambeth--139a Stafford) 15 Mar; proved 21 Jun 1448.
He caused the conduit in Aldermanbury to be made.
1424 Jul
Walderne
Henry Frowyk, MercerBassishaw 1424- 57.
Sheriff 1427-8. Mayor 1435-6, 1444-5.
M.P. London 1422, 1423, 1437, 1447, 1450; Auditor 1421-4, 1429-31; Master Mercers 1426, 1430, 1435, 1442, 1449. Died ca 1459; Will (PCC 20 Stokton) 8 Apr 1459; proved 8 Mar 1460.
1426 May 10
Robert Chichele
Thomas Wandesford, Mercer Vintry 1426-46.
Sheriff 1423-4.
Master Mercers 1437, 1446. Died 13 Oct 1448.
1426 Jun 12
Widyngton
John Brokle, Draper Aldersgate 1426-34. Candlewick 1434-8. Walbrook 1438-44.
Sheriff 1425-6. Mayor 1433-4.
M.P. London 1421; Auditor 1421-4, 1428-30; Master Drapers 1441-2.
1426 Jun 22
Sevenoke
Robert Otele, GrocerTower 1426 -35. Cheap 1435-6.
Sheriff 1427-8. Mayor 1434-5.
Auditor 1430-2, 1436-8; First Warden Grocers 1422-4; Master Grocers 1428-9, 1433-4. Died 1436; Will (Lambeth--460 Chichele pt. 1) 12 Sep 1436; proved 2 Mar 1437.
1428 Feb
Water
John Paddesle, GoldsmithFarringdon Within 1428-37. Langbourn 1437-51.
Sheriff 1432-3. Mayor 1440-1.
Master Mint ca 1434; Auditor 1434.
1429 Feb 25
Gosselyn
Thomas WalsinghamCastle Baynard 1429.
Died 1458; Will (PCC 8 Stokton) cod. 16 Sep; proved 11 Nov 1458.
He obtained his discharge from serving as Alderman on account of his being "much occupied with the King's service," and in lieu of paying a fine he undertook to "glaze in the best manner the Eastern gable or window of Guildhall."
1429 Apr 4
Walsingham
Ralph SkynnardCastle Baynard 1429.
Auditor 1427-9.
1429 May 4
Conventre
Stephen Broun, GrocerAldgate 1429-45. Billingsgate 1445-60.
Sheriff 1431-2. Mayor 1438-9, 1448-9.
M.P. London 1449, 1453; First Warden Grocers 1425-6; Master Grocers 1432-3, 1437-9, 1442-3, 1448-50, 1456-7. Will (HR 195 (48)) 28 Apr 1462; enrolled 3 Feb 1466.
Younger brother of Sir Robert Broun, of Betchworth, who was ancestor of the Viscounts Montagu.
1429 Jul 29
Skynnard
Robert Large, MercerCastle Baynard 1429-41.
Sheriff 1425-6.
M.P. London 1435; Auditor 1428-9, 1431-3; Master Mercers 1431, 1436. Died 24 Apr 1441; Will (PCC 16, 19 Rous) 11 Apr; proved 6 May 1441.
William Caxton was apprenticed to him. Large's widow married John Gedney (see above).
ca 1429
Tafersale
William Melreth, MercerBroad St 1429- 46.
Sheriff 1425-6.
M.P. London 1427, 1429, 1432; Auditor 1420-1, 1424-5; Master Mercers 1427, 1432, 1439, 1444. Died ca Jan 1446; Will (HR 174 (81)) 13 Jan; enrolled 7 Feb 1446.
1432
Cauntbrigge
William Russe, GoldsmithBread St 1432-ca 1435.
Sheriff 1429-30.
Master Mint ca 1432. Will (HR 166 (21)) 5 Jun 1433; enrolled 2 Dec 1437.
1433
Jamys
Thomas Bernewell, FishmongerQueenhithe 1433-7.
Sheriff 1434-5.
M.P. London 1425; Auditor 1431, 1436.
1433 ca Sep
Seman
Thomas Chalton, MercerBishopsgate 1433-52.
Sheriff 1433-4. Mayor 1449-50.
Auditor 1434, 1441-2; Master Mercers 1440, 1445. Will (Lambeth--270 b Kempe) 17 Dec 1451; proved 16 Mar 1452.
1434
Crowmere
John Hatherle (Atherle), IronmongerAldersgate 1434-7. Queenhithe 1437-60.
Sheriff 1431-2. Mayor 1442-3.
M.P. London 1433. Will (HR 195 (44)) 12 Apr 1459; enrolled 3 Feb 1466.
"Hatherle" is doubtless the correct form of the name, being that of the signature to his Will, but it is frequently written "Atherle" in the City records, some of the scribes apparently disregarding aspirates.
1434
Perneys
Robert Clopton, DraperLime St 1434-48.
Sheriff 1435-6. Mayor 1441-2.
M.P. London 1439; Auditor 1437-9. Died 1448; Will (Lambeth--164 Stafford) 14 Jan; proved 20 Mar 1448.
1435
Fauconer
Thomas Catteworth, GrocerTower 1435-ca 1451.
Sheriff 1435-6. Mayor 1443-4.
M.P. London 1433, 1437, 1445, 1449; Master Grocers 141436-7, 1444-6. Died 1454; Will (Lambeth 318 b Kempe) 1 Feb; proved 12 Mar 1454.
1435
H. Barton
John Olney, MercerColeman St 1435-58.
Sheriff 1432-3. Mayor 1446-7.
Auditor 1425-7, 1429-31, 1434-5; Master Mercers 1433, 1455.
1435
Knolles
William Gregory, SkinnerCordwainer 1435-61.
Sheriff 1436-7. Mayor 1451-2.
Auditor 1429-31. Died Jan 1467; Will (PCC 15 Godyn) cod.2 Jan; proved 23 Jan 1467.
The compiler of one of the best known civic chronicles.
1435
Russe
Ralph Holland, TailorBread St ca 1435-44.
Sheriff 1429-30.
Auditor 1434-5; Master Tailors 1419-20. Died 1452; Will (PCC 11 Rous) 3 May; proved 22 Jun 1452.
He was returned three times in succession (1439, 1440, 1441) to the Court of Aldermen as one of the two from whom the Mayor should be elected, but was passed over on each occasion, and never served that office.
1436
R. Barton
John Sutton, GoldsmithFarringdon Without 1436-7. Aldersgate 1437-50.
Sheriff 1440-1.
Auditor 1434-5. Died (killed in Cade's insurrection) 6 Jul 1450.
1437 Jan 17
Otele
Nicholas Yoo, DraperFarringdon Within 1437-8. Candlewick 1438-44.
Sheriff 1438-9.
M.P. London 1437; Auditor 1439-41.
1437 Dec 6
Bernewell
William Combes, StockfishmongerFarringdon Without 1437-51. Castle Baynard 1451-2.
Sheriff 1441-2.
M.P. London 1447; Auditor 1438-42. Died ca Jun 1452; Will (PCC 17 Rous) cod. 2 Jun; proved 21 Jul 1452.
1438 Aug 29
Whytingham
William Whetenhall, Grocer Farringdon Within 1438-46. Walbrook 1446-51.
Sheriff 1440-1.
Warden London Bridge 1434-8; Master Grocers 1439-41, 1446-8. Died ca Mar 1457; Will (PCC 16 Stokton) 22 Mar; proved 11 Apr 1457.
1439 Jun 10
Clerk
John Sevenok, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1439-45.

The Court of Aldermen appointed Proctors to oppose the confirmation by the Bishop of London of Sevenok's election as Prior of Holy Trinity on the ground of immorality, but their opposition was ineffectual.
1441 Oct 11
Large
John Norman, DraperCastle Baynard 1441-2. Cheap 1442-68.
Sheriff 1443-4. Mayor 1453-4.
M.P. London 1449 (bis); Auditor 1438-43; Master Drapers 1462-3. Died 1468; Will (PCC 25 Godyn) 13 May; proved 4 Oct 1468.
He, when Mayor, introduced the custom of going from London to Westminster by barge instead of on horseback to be presented to the King or his representative. The alteration was made in consideration of the Mayor's infirmity, but it was continued until 1657, when the horseback procession was revived.
1442 Jul 20
Welles
Nicholas Wyfold, GrocerCastle Baynard 1442-51. Tower 1451. Cornhill 1451-6.
Sheriff 1443-4. Mayor 1450-1.
Auditor 1442-4; Master Grocers 1443-4, 1451-2. Died 1456; Will (PCC 8 Stokton) dd 22 Jun 1456.
Son-in-law of Thomas Catteworth (Mayor 1443-4). His widow married (as her third husband) John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk of that house, (the "Jockey of Norfolk" who was killed at Bosworth). His daughter was the second wife of Lord Marney, one of Henry VIII's courtiers.
1444 Jul 27
Michell
Robert Horne, FishmongerBridge 1444-ca 1456
Sheriff 1446-7.
Auditor 1437-9, 1444-6 (? M.P. Kent 1460).
Was imprisoned in Newgate by Jack Cade's mob, and only saved his life by paying a large ransom.
1444 Jul 31
Holland
Stephen Forster, Fishmonger Bread St 1444-58.
Sheriff 1444-5. Mayor 1454-6.
M.P. London 1435; Auditor 1439-43, 1446-7. Died Dec 1458; Will (PCC 15 Stokton) 4 Dec; proved 27 Dec 1458.
Enlarged Ludgate Prison.
1444 Oct 19
Brokle
Simon Eyre, DraperWalbrook 1444-6. Bread St 1446-9. Cornhill 1449-51. Langbourn 1451-8.
Sheriff 1434-5. Mayor 1445-6.
Auditor 1437-9. Died 18 Sep 1458; Will (PCC 13 Stokton) cod. 16 Apr; proved 11 Nov 1458.
Originally an upholsterer, was admitted to the freedom of the Drapers' Company April 4, 1419 (Letter Book I, fo. 128b). He built Leadenhall as a granary for the City. His son Thomas married a daughter of Robert Large (Mayor 1439-40). Fuller in his Worthies says of him that he left 3,000 marks to charitable uses, so that "his bounty, like Saul, stands higher than any other from the shoulder upwards."
1444 Nov 23
Yoo
John Derby, DraperCandlewick 1444-54.
Sheriff 1445-6.
Auditor 1443-5, 1449-51; Master Tailors 1461-2. Will (HR 210 (12)) 17 Feb 1479; enrolled 9 Oct 1480.
Fabyan relates a story of his being fined £50 for not removing a dead dog from his door and for using opprobrious language to the Mayor (John Yonge).
1445 Apr
Sevenok
Thomas Pomeroy, Prior of Holy Trinity Portsoken 1445-81.
Died Aug 1481.
His election as Prior of Holy Trinity was disputed, and although it received the Royal assent on April 21, 1445, similar recognition was accorded William Westkarre on May 23 following. Pomeroy was finally confirmed and received the temporalities on 19 Feb 1446.
1445 Oct 19
Reynwell
Thomas Canynges, GrocerAldgate 1445-61.
Sheriff 1449-50. Mayor 1456-7.
M.P. London 1459; Auditor 1446-8; Master Grocers 1448, 1454-5, 1460-1.
Elder brother of William Canynges, the founder of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol, of which city both were natives. He appears to have been the ancestor of George Canning, Earl Canning (Viceroy of India) and Lord Stratford de Redcliffe ("the Great Eltchi"), and this descent is ascribed to those statesmen in the Dictionary of National Biography (s.v. William Canynges), but this work contradicts itself — a not uncommon occurrence — by making William Canynges their ancestor, a few pages earlier in the same volume (s.v. George Canning). To add to the difficulty Burke's Peerage (s.v. Garvagh) gives Thomas as the ancestor, while Burke's Extinct Peerage (s.v. Canning) substitutes John, the eldest brother of Thomas and William.
1446 Apr 26
Melreth
Geoffrey Feldynge, Mercer Farringdon Within 1446-60.
Sheriff 1445-6. Mayor 1452-3.
M.P. London 1439, 1455; Auditor 1439-43, 1445-6, 1448-50; Master Mercers 1448, 1453.
The assumption of Orridge (The Citizens of London and their Rulers) that he was the ancestor of the Earls of Denbigh appears to be erroneous, and I have not found satisfactory confirmation of Stow's statement that he was a member of the Privy Council under Henry VI and Edward IV.
1446 Apr 29
Wotton
Thomas Scott, DraperDowgate 1446-51. Walbrook 1451-63.
Sheriff 1447-8. Mayor 1458-9.
Auditor 1452-4. Died ca Nov 1470; Will (PCC 32 Godyn) 30 Oct; proved 14 Dec 1470.
1446 May 27
Estfeld
Sir William Cantelowe, MercerCripplegate 1446-61.
Sheriff 1448-9.
K.B. 1461; M.P. London 1453, 1455; Auditor 1450-2; Master Mercers 1450, 1456, 1462. Will (PCC 4 Godyn) 21 Feb 1463; proved 11 May 1464.
He was imprisoned in Dudley Castle in the year 1456 as being supposed to be concerned in an attack made by the young mercers of London on the houses of the Lombard merchants (Dr. Sharpe's London and the Kingdom, i., 292).
1446 Aug 17
Wandesford
William Abraham, Vintner Vintry 1446-56.
Sheriff 1447-8.
1448  
Clopton
Philip Malpas, DraperLime St 1448-50.
Sheriff 1439-40.
M.P. London 1432, 1442; Auditor 1431-3; Will (PCC 27 Godyn) 26 Apr; proved 8 May 1469.
A strong adherent of the Lancastrian Party and elected an Alderman at the personal recommendation of the King (Henry VI). He was specially obnoxious to Jack Cade's followers, who sacked his house, having previously induced the Common Council to petition for his dismissal from the Aldermanry. It may be inferred from a passage in the Chronicle III, Vitellius A xvi, fo. 120, that he had gone over to the Yorkists by 1461. His two daughters married respectively Sir Thomas Cook (Mayor 1462-3), and Sir Ralph Josselyn (Mayor 1464-5, 1476-7).
1449  
Gedney
William Marowe, GrocerBroad St 1449-51. Tower 1451-64.
Sheriff 1448-9. Mayor 1455-6.
M.P. London 1447, 1453, 1460, 1463; Auditor 1444-6, 1451-3; Master Grocers 1450-1, 1457-8, 1463-4. Will (PCC 9, 11 Godyn) 8 Oct 1464; proved 15 May 1465.
His daughter married Robert Throckmorton, said to have been a Privy Councillor to Henry VII and ancestor to the Throckmorton Baronets.
1450 Jul 10
(on or bef 15)
Malpas
William Hulyn, FishmongerLime St 1450-70.
Sheriff 1449-50. Mayor 1459-60.
Auditor 1454-6.
1450 Jul 10
(on or bef 15)
Sutton
Matthew Philip, GoldsmithAldersgate 1450-76.
Sheriff 1451-2. Mayor 1463-4.
Knighted 21 May 1471; Auditor 1455-7; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1442. Died ca Oct 1476; Will (PCC 27 Wateys) 24 Oct 1475; proved 30 Oct 1476. See Notes and Queries, 11th Series ii. 24 (9 Jul 1910).
1451 Feb 16
(18)
Catteworth
Christopher Warter, SkinnerFarringdon Without 1451. Broad St 1451-8.
Sheriff 1451-2.
1451 Jul 16
Whetenhall
William DereDowgate 1451-1.
Sheriff 1450-1.
Will (PCC 3 Godyn) 6 Jun 1459; proved 4 Feb 1464.
I can find no mention of his Company during his Aldermanic period, but he is not improbably identical with the William Dere, "peautrer," named in Letter Book K, fo. 165b, about December, 1436.
1451 Aug 2
Paddesle
Richard Alley, Skinner Farringdon Without 1451-6. Dowgate 1456-60.
Sheriff 1452-3.
Auditor 1444-6, 1456-8; Master Skinners 1451.
1452  
Combes
Geoffrey Boleyn, MercerCastle Baynard 1452-7. Bassishaw 1457-63.
Sheriff 1446-7. Mayor 1457-8.
M.P. London 1449; Master Mercers 1454. Died Jun 1463; Will (PCC 1 Godyn) 14 Jun; proved 2 Jul 1463.
He married the daughter and heiress of Lord Hoo and Hastings, and was grandfather of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, whose daughter married Henry VIII and was mother of Queen Elizabeth. He was also (through Mary, Anne Boleyn's elder sister) ancestor of Nelson and of the late Earl of Kimberley (see pedigree in Orridge The Citizens of London and their Rulers, p. 186). He had originally been a hatter and was translated to the Mercers February 1, 1486 (Letter Book K, fo. 158b).
1452 Aug 7
Chalton
Richard Lee, GrocerBishopsgate 1452-69. Walbrook 1469-72.
Sheriff 1452-3. Mayor 1460-1, 1469-70.
Knighted 21 May 1471; M.P. London 1450; Auditor 1446-8, 1453-5; Master Grocers 1452-4, 1459-60, 1468-9. Died 1472; Will (PCC 5 Wateys) 4 Sep 1470; proved 4 Mar 1472.
1454 Oct 24
Derby
John Walderne, GrocerCandlewick 1454-64.
Sheriff 1453-4.
M.P. London 1453; Auditor 1448-50, 1457-9; Master Grocers 1455-6, 1462-3. Died 1464.
1456 Mar
Dere
John Middleton, MercerFarringdon Without 1456-8. Bread St 1458-62.
Sheriff 1450-1.
City Chamberlain 1449-50; M.P. London 1453; Auditor 1449-50, 1458-60; Master Mercers 1452, 1458, 1469, 1475. Died 1477; Will (PCC 30 Wateys) 20 May; proved 8 Aug 1477.
1456  
Abraham
Sir Thomas Cook, DraperVintry 1456-8. Broad St 1458-68. Bread St 1470-1.
Sheriff 1453-4. Mayor 1462-3.
K.B. 26 May 1465; M.P. London 1460, 1470; Auditor 1445-7. Died ca May 1478; Will (PCC 36 Wateys) 15 Apr; proved 1 Jun 1478.
See Notes and Queries, 11th Series ii. 6 (2 Jul 1910). The mistake in the original D.N.B. article of ante-dating by a year Cook's return to the Court of Aldermen is a serious one, as it tends to obscure the fact that his actual reinstatement synchronized with the temporary re-establishment of Lancastrian ascendency.
Son-in-law of Philip Malpas (Alderman, Sheriff 1439-40). His great grandson, Sir Anthony Cooke, had two daughters, who married respectively William Cecil, Lord Burghley (Queen Elizabeth's chief adviser) and Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon, whose son was Francis Bacon (Lord Chancellor) the great philosopher. Mr. Welch (in The Dictionary of National Biography) and Mr. C.L. Kingsford in his notes to Chronicles of London, speak of him as a Yorkist leader in the city, the former explicitly and the latter apparently regarding his knighthood at the coronation of Edward IV's Queen as evidence of his political sympathies. But that batch of knights included John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, a keen Lancastrian partisan, and also Sir John Plomer who appears to have belonged to that party. If Cook ever had any Yorkist sympathies they were not very deep or lasting, and he was certainly a partisan of Henry VI at the time of his restoration in 1470, and suffered heavily afterwards for his support of the Lancastrians.
1456  
Wyfold
Sir Ralph Josselyn, DraperCornhill 1456-78.
Sheriff 1458-9. Mayor 1464-5, 1476-7.
K.B. 26 May 1465; M.P. London 1467; Auditor 1464; Master Drapers 1457-8.
A younger brother of Thomas Josselyn from whom the Earls of Roden are descended. Fuller (Worthies, ii., 57) in reference to his knighthood of the Bath, remarks that "there is more of the carpet than of the camp in that Order." He repaired the City wall between Aldgate and Aldersgate.
ca 1456
Horn
John Feelde, StockfishmongerBridge ca 1456-63.
Sheriff 1454-5.
Auditor 1450-2. Died 16 Aug 1474.
1457  
Frowyk
Sir Ralph Verney, MercerCastle Baynard 1457-63. Bassishaw 1463-78.
Sheriff 1456-7. Mayor 1465-6.
Knighted 21 May 1471; M.P. London 1459, 1469, 1472; Auditor 1453-5, 1464-5; Master Mercers 1459, 1464, 1471, 1476. Died Jun 1478; Will (PCC 1 Logge) 11 Jun; proved 25 Jun 1478.
Ancestor of the Verneys of Claydon (Baronets and Earls Verney) and of the present Lord Braye.
1458 Mar 9
Forster
William Taillour, Grocer Farringdon Without 1458-60. Dowgate 1460. Queenhithe 1460-8. Cheap 1468-83.
Sheriff 1454-5. Mayor 1468-9.
Knighted May 21, 1471; M.P. London 1483; Auditor 1451-3, 1460-2; Master Grocers 1458-9, 1467-8, 1475-6, 1483. Died ca Aug 1483; Will (PCC 10 Logge) dd 25 Jul 1483.
1458 Apr 10
Warter
Thomas Oulegrave, SkinnerVintry 1458-62. Bread St 1462-70.
Sheriff 1455-6. Mayor 1467-8.
Auditor 1448-50, 1461-3; Will (PCC 8 Wateys) 15 Nov 1472; proved 12 Feb 1473.
1458 Oct 11
Olney
Hugh Wiche, MercerColeman St 1458-68.
Sheriff 1444-5. Mayor 1461-2.
K.B. 26 May 1465; M.P. London 1447; Auditor 1436-7, 1459-61; Master Mercers 1451, 1457, 1460, 1468. Died 1468; Will (PCC 23 Godyn) 17 May 1466; proved 12 May 1468.
1458 Nov 10
Eyre
John Stokker, DraperLangbourn 1458-64.
Sheriff 1459-60.
Auditor 1447-9, 1462-4; Master Drapers 1459-60. Died 1464; Will (PCC 4 Godyn) 28 Mar; proved 5 Jun 1464.
Edward IV began his reign 4 March 1460.
1460 Mar 8
Alley
Richard Flemyng, Ironmonger Farringdon Without 1460. Billingsgate 1460-4.
Sheriff 1460-1.
M.P. London 1459; Auditor 1463-4; Master Ironmongers 1463. Died Aug 1464; Will (PCC 5 Godyn) 25 Aug; proved 31 Aug.
1460 Dec 9
Broun
Sir John Yonge, GrocerFarringdon Without 1460-4. Billingsgate 1464-81.
Sheriff 1455-6. Mayor 1466-7.
Knighted May 21, 1471; M.P. London 1455, Guildford 1467; Auditor 1449-51, 1464-5; Master Grocers 1461, 1470-1, 1476-7. Died 1481 or 1482; Will (PCC 4 Logge) 8 Nov 1481; proved 14 Feb 1482.
Son of Thomas Yonge, Mayor of Bristol, who was stepfather of Thomas Canynges (Mayor 1456-7).
1460 Dec 11
Feldynge
John Lambarde, Mercer Farringdon Within 1460-70.
Sheriff 1460-1.
Auditor 1459-61, 1465-8. Died ca Oct 1487; Will (PCC 10 Milles) 24 Sep; proved 20 Oct 1487.
1460 Dec 20
Hatherle
John Walshaw, DraperDowgate 1460-5.
Auditor 1458-60; Master Drapers 1461-2.
1461 Jan
Canynges
George Irlond, GrocerAldgate 1461. Cordwainer 1461-73.
Sheriff 1461-2.
Knighted 21 May 1471; M.P. London 1469, 1473; Master Grocers 1461-2, 1471-2.
1461 Mar 9
Gregory
Robert Bassett, SalterAldgate 1461-84.
Sheriff 1463-4. Mayor 1475-6.
M.P. London 1460; Auditor 1460-1, 1465-6, 1470-2. Died 1484.
He married the widow of the 4th Lord Bergavenny, who upon his death married Sir John Stokton (Mayor 1470-1).
1461 Nov 17
Cantelowe
Sir John Stokton, Mercer Cripplegate 1461-70. Lime St 1470-3.
Sheriff 1467. Mayor 1470-1.
Knighted 21 May 1471; Master Mercers 1463, 1469. Died 1473; Will (PCC p Wateys) 9 Mar 1471; proved 4 Jun 1473.
He was Mayor during the temporary restoration of Henry VI (1470-1), when he conveniently became ill and took to his bed, and stayed there, leaving Sir Thomas Cook, who was a Lancastrian partisan, to act as his deputy.
1462 Sep 28
Middleton
Sir William Hampton, FishmongerVintry 1462-82.
Sheriff 1462-3. Mayor 1472-3.
Knighted 21 May 1471; M.P. London 1478; Auditor 1461-2, 1468-70.
Fuller (Worthies, i., 566), records that he was "the first that set up stocks in every ward for the punishment of vagabonds."
1463 Mar 18
Feelde
John Lok, MercerBridge 1463.
Sheriff 1461-2.
Auditor 1455-7. Died ca Jul 1463; Will (PCC 1 Godyn) 19 Jul 1459; proved 19 Jul 1463.
Ancestor of John Locke, the philosopher. His grandson, Sir William Lok, was Alderman and Sheriff 1548-9.
1463 Jul 4
Scott
William Constantyn, Skinner Walbrook 1463-9.
Sheriff 1465-6.
Died ca May 1469; Will (PCC 27 Godyn) 15 Apr; proved 15 May 1469.
Great grandson of John Costantyn (Alderman 1349-58).
1463 Jul 15
Lok
John Tate, MercerBridge 1463-4. Tower 1464-79.
Sheriff 1464-5. Mayor 1473-4.
Auditor 1469-71; Master Mercers 1466. Died 1479.
1463 Oct 3
Boleyn
Nicholas Marchall, Ironmonger Castle Baynard 1463-5.
Sheriff 1467-8.
Auditor 1460-2; Master Ironmongers 1464. Will (PCC 16 Wateys) 4 Jan 1473; proved 2 Aug 1474.
1464 Jul 18
Stokker
Humphrey Hayford, Goldsmith Langbourn 1464-8. Cripplegate 1470-3. Lime St 1473-80.
Sheriff 1467-8. Mayor 1477-8.
Auditor 1471-3; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1462, 1467, 1475; Comptroller and Assay Master Ming 1451-9.
He was charged with treason and deprived of his Aldermanry of Langbourn in 1468 on account of his Lancastrian sympathies but afterwards returned to the Court of Aldermen, being elected for Cripplegate.
1464 Oct 5
Walderne
William Edward, Grocer Candlewick 1464-80.
Sheriff 1457-8. Mayor 1471-2.
Auditor 1467-9; Auditor 1465-6, 1473-4, 1478-9. Died 1487; Will (PCC 10 Milles) 1 Aug; proved 30 Oct 1487.
His widow was twice remarried (1) to Robert Revel (Alderman, Sheriff 1490-1) and (2) to Sir Ralph Astry (Mayor 1493-4).
1464 Dec 7
Flemyng
Sir John Plummer (Plomer), GrocerFarringdon Without 1464-5. Bridge 1465-8.
Sheriff 1459-60.
K.B. 26 May 1465; Auditor 1454-6; Master Grocers 1466-7. Will (PCC 37 Wateys) 15 Jul 1478; proved 5 Oct 1479.
Though one of the Aldermen who received the Knighthood of the Bath at the coronation of Edward IV's Queen, he was a Lancastrian, and was deprived of his Aldermanry and charged with treason on account of his political sympathies.
1465 Jun 11
Marowe
Sir Bartholomew James, Draper Farringdon Without 1465-72. Walbrook 1472-9. Tower 1479-81.
Sheriff 1462-3. Mayor 1479-80.
Knighted 21 May 1471; Master Drapers 1466-7, 1476-7. Died 1481; Will (HR 225 (15)) dd 24 Nov 1481; enrolled 15 Oct 1498.
He married the widow of Thomas 0ulegrave (Mayor 1467-8).
1465 Jun 15
Walshaw
John Bromer, FishmongerDowgate 1465-74.
Sheriff 1466-7.
M.P. London 1459, 1463; Auditor 1466-7. Died 1474; Will (PCC 18 Wateys) 14 Mar; proved 10 Dec 1474.
1465 Oct 13
Marchall
Sir Henry Waver, K.B., Draper Castle Baynard 1465-9. Bishopsgate 1469-70.
Sheriff 1465-6.
K.B. 26 May 1465; Auditor 1459-61. Died 1470; Will (PCC 31 Godyn) 4 Feb; proved 11 Aug 1470.
1468 Jul 23
Wiche
John Warde, MercerColeman St 1468-76.
Sheriff 1470-1.
M.P. London 1467; Auditor 1472-4.
1468 Jul 23
Plomer
Stephen Fabyan, DraperBridge 1468. Bishopsgate 1469.
M.P. London 1469, 1470, 1472.
He was committed to Newgate for refusing to accept his second election to an Aldermanry (in 1469). He was probably nearly related to Robert Fabyan, the chronicler (Sheriff 1493-4), but I have not found any definite evidence on the point.
1468 Sep 22
Plomer
Thomas Stalbrook, GrocerBridge 1468. Bishopsgate 1469.
Sheriff 1467-8.
Knighted 21 May 1471; Master Drapers 1475-6, 1481-2. Died Oct 1483.
1468 Dec 13
Cook
Sir John Crosby, GrocerBroad St 1468-70. Bishopsgate 1470-6.
Sheriff 1470-1.
Knighted 21 May 1471; M.P. London 1467; Auditor 1467-9; Master Grocers 1469-70. Died ca Jan 1476; Will (PCC 24 Wateys) 6 Mar 1472; proved 6 Feb 1476.
He built the house in Bishopsgate, inhabited by Sir Thomas More 1518-23, known as Crosby Place, which in the 19th century was occupied as a restaurant. In 1910 the great hall was removed and re-erected at Chelsea.
The 'Sir John Crosby, Alderman of London' whom the D.N.B. assumes to have been this Alderman's grandfather, is a purely mythical personage.
1468 Dec 16
Hayford
Robert Drope, DraperLangbourn 1468-78. Cornhill 1478-87.
Sheriff 1469-70. Mayor 1474-5.
Auditor 1456-8; Master Drapers 1477-8, 1482-3. Died 1487; Will (PCC 4 Milles) cod. 19 Jun; proved 19 Oct 1487.
His widow married Edward Grey, Viscount Lisle, brother of Sir John Grey, the first husband of Elizabeth Woodville, who afterwards married Edward IV.
1469 Jan 27
Norman
Richard Gardyner, MercerQueenhithe 1469-79. Walbrook 1479-85. Bassishaw 1485-ca 1490.
Sheriff 1469-70. Mayor 1478-9.
M.P. London 1478; Auditor 1474-6. Will (PCC 35 Milles)
When Mayor he fined one of his Sheriffs, Robert Byfeld, £50 for "unfittyng words which the said Robert gave unto the Mair." The fine was used for "the Reparacion of the Condytes" (see Kingsford Chronicles of London, p. 188).
1469 Nov 28
Constantyn
William Haryot, DraperCastle Baynard 1469-70. Broad St 1470-85.
Sheriff 1468-9. Mayor 1481-2.
Knighted 1482; M.P. London 1483 (bis), 1484; Auditor 1465-7, 1473-5; Master Drapers 1478-9, 1483-4. Died ca Mar 1485; Will (PCC 21 Logge) 29 Dec 1484; proved 17 Mar 1485.
1470  
Waver
John Croke, Skinner

Son-in-law of William Gregory, the Chronicle (Mayor 1451-2). His daughter married Sir William Stokker (Mayor 1485).
1470 Jul
Hulyn
William Stokker, DraperCastle Baynard 1470-82. Vintry 1482-5.
Sheriff 1473-4. Mayor 1485.
Knighted 21 May 1471; Auditor 1476-8; Master Drapers 1479-80. Died 28 Sep 1485; Will (PCC 26 Logge) 23 Sep 1485; proved 16 Sep 1486.
1470 Sep 22
Lambarde
Sir John Browne, MercerFarringdon Within 1470-88. Cheap 1488-98.
Sheriff 1472-3. Mayor 1480-1.
Knighted 6 Jan 1487; Auditor 1475-7; Master Mercers 1472, 1477, 1485, 1492. Died 1 Jan 1498; Will (PCC 18 Horne) 3 Nov 1497; proved 25 Jan 1498.
He was father of William Browne (Mayor 1513-4), and uncle of William Browne (Mayor 1507-8). It is a curious coincidence that both William Brownes died in their respective years of office as Mayor. John Browne was ancestor of the Earls of Pomfret, the Lords Petre and the Cave-Browne-Cave Baronets.
1470 Oct 13
Oulegrave
Sir Thomas Cook, K.B.(see 1456)
1470 Dec 14
Croke
Humphrey Hayford(see 1464)
1471 Jun 29
Cook
Robert Billesdon, HaberdasherBread St 1471-92.
Sheriff 1473-4. Mayor 1483-4.
Knighted 1485; Auditor 1478-80. Died 1492; Will (PCC 29 Doget) 20 Jun 1491; proved ca Mar 1492.
1472 May 8
Lee
Thomas Bledlowe, GrocerFarringdon Without 1472-4. Dowgate 1474-8.
Sheriff 1472-3.
Master Grocers 1472-3, 1477-8. Died May 1478; Will (PCC 33 Wateys) 11 May; proved 30 May 1478.
His grand-daughter married Lord Williams of Thame, one of Queen Mary's Ministers.
1473 Jul 16
Stokton
Sir Edmund Shaa, GoldsmithCripplegate 1473-85. Cheap 1485-8.
Sheriff 1474-5. Mayor 1482-3.
Knighted 1483; Privy Councillor 1483; Auditor 1479-81; Engraver Mint 1462-83; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1476. Died 20 Apr 1488; Will (PCC 12 Milles) dd 20 Mar 1488.
One of the chief adherents of Richard Duke of Gloucester (Richard III) and brother of the preacher who asserted the invalidity of Edward IV's marriage and consequent illegitimacy of Edward V in a sermon at St. Paul's Cross. He is said to have been one of Richard's Privy Council. He founded Stockport Grammar School. He also left money in his Will for the rebuilding of Cripplegate. He was father-in-law of William Browne (Mayor 1513-4).
1473 ca Oct
Irlond
Sir Thomas Hill, GrocerCordwainer 1473-83. Cheap 1483-5.
Sheriff 1474-5. Mayor 1484-5.
Knighted 1485; Auditor 1473-5, 1480-2; Master Grocers 1474-5, 1480-1, 1485. Died 23 Sep 1485; Will (PCC 17 Logge) 22 Aug; proved 28 Oct 1485.
He died when Mayor, and his successor in the Mayoralty (Sir W. Stokker) five days later, four other Aldermen (J. Stokker, T. Breteyn, T. Northland and R. Rawson) also dying within the sapce of a month. They were victims of an epidemic called the "Sweating Sickness."
I have not found the exact dates of death of these six Aldermen, and I have therefore ex abundanti cautela state the period as within the space of a month. Dr. Sharpe (London and the Kingdom, i. 317) says that "the pestilence carried off two Mayors and six Aldermen within the space of a week, referring as authority to Hecker's Epidemics of the Middle Ages, p. 168. The "six Aldermen" were certainly inclusive of, not additional to, the "two Mayors." See also Kingsford Chronicles of London, p. 193.
1474 Aug 26
Bromer
Robert Colwyche, TailorFarringdon Without 1474-6. Coleman St 1476-80.
Sheriff 1475-6.
City Chamberlain 1463-74; Auditor 1477-9; Master Tailors 1460-1. Died ca Oct 1480; Will (PCC 1 Logge) 5 Oct; proved 17 Nov 1480.
1476 Apr 5
Crosby
Hugh Bryce, GoldsmithBishopsgate 1476-8. Langbourn 1478-96.
Sheriff 1475-6. Mayor 1485-6.
K.B. Oct 1485; Auditor 1481-3; Master Mint 1480-96; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1478, 1479, 1483. Died 22 Sep 1496; Will (PCC 2 Horne) dd 30 Aug 1496; proved ca Oct 1496.
1476 May 17
Warde
Richard Rawson, MercerFarringdon Without 1476. Aldersgate 1476-82. Bassishaw 1482-5.
Sheriff 1476-7.
Auditor 1482-4; Master Mercers 1478, 1484. Died 1485; Will (PCC 16 Legge) 8 Oct 1483; proved 22 Oct 1485.
Father of Sir John Rawson, created Viscount Clontarf, Lord Treasurer of Ireland.
1476 Nov 15
Philip
Sir Henry Colet, MercerFarringdon Without 1476-8. Bassishaw 1478-82. Castle Baynard 1483-7. Cornhill 1487-1505.
Sheriff 1477-8. Mayor 1486-7, 1495-6.
Knighted 6 Jan 1487; M.P. London 1487, 1489; Auditor 1476-7, 1483-5; Master Mercers 1480, 1489, 1495, 1505. Died 1 Oct 1505; Will (PCC 41 Holgrave) 27 Sep; proved 20 Oct 1505.
Father of John Colet, Dean of St. Paul's, who was the founder of St. Paul's School, and the friend of Erasmus, Sir Thomas More, and the chief English humanists of the Renaissance.
1478 Jul 31
Bledlowe
John Warde, GrocerDowgate 1478-85. Bishopsgate 1485-1501.
Sheriff 1479-80. Mayor 1485.
M.P. London 1478, 1485, 1495; Auditor 1475-7; Master Grocers 1479-80, 1484-5, 1487-8, 1491-2, 1494-5, 1498-9. Died Apr 1501; Will (PCC 11 Moone) 2 Apr; proved 4 May 1501.
1478 Nov 12
Verney
Thomas Ilome, MercerFarringdon Without 1478-80. Lime St 1480-1.
Sheriff 1479-80.
Master Mercers 1481.
He rebuilt the great conduit in Cheap.
1479 Feb 9
Josselyn
John Stokker, DraperBishopsgate 1479-81. Billingsgate 1481-5.
Sheriff 1477-8.
Auditor 1470-2, 1484-5; Master Drapers 1480-1. Died Sep 1485; Will (PCC 15 Logge) 23 Sep 1485; proved 12 Sep 1486.
1479 Oct 22
J. Tate
Robert Tate, MercerQueenhithe 1479-1500.
Sheriff 1481-2. Mayor 1488-9.
M.P. London 1483 (bis), 1491; Auditor 1485-7; Master Mercers 1482, 1490, 1498. Died ca Dec 1500; Will (PCC 18 Moone) 18 Nov 1500; proved 26 Jan 1501.
1480 Apr 17
Hayford
Sir William Horne, Salter Farringdon Without 1480-1. Lime St 1481-96.
Sheriff 1476-7. Mayor 1487-8.
Knighted Nov 1487. Died 1496; Will (PCC 1 Horne) 27 Nov 1494; proved 6 Aug 1496.
Stow records a legend that "King Edward IV so namemd him because he was a most excellent blower on a horne." His original name is said to have been Littlebury.
1480 Sep 19
Colwyche
William Bacon, Haberdasher Coleman St 1480-2. Farringdon Without 1483.
Sheriff 1480-1.
Died Nov 1492; Will (PCC 10 Doget) 30 Oct; proved 1 Dec 1492.
1480  
Edward
John Stoks, GrocerCandlewick 1480-1.
Master Grocers 1481. Died ca Oct 1481.
1480 Feb 16
Yonge
William Wyking, Skinner Bishopsgate 1481.
Sheriff 1481.
Died 19 Oct 1481; Will (PCC 4 Logge) 18 Oct; proved 8 Nov 1481.
1481  
Pomeroy
Thomas Percy, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1481-95, 1506-12.
Died 1512.
There is an interesting account of the forcible ejectment of Percy from the Priorate in 1494 by the Bishop of London (Richard Hill) and of his restoration and resignation later in the year, in Cotton MS. Vitellius A xvi. See Kingsford's Chronicles of London, pp. 199, 201, 203, also Victorian History of the Counties of England - London, p. 474. Twelve years later, after two successors had intervened, Percy was restored to the Priorate which he retained till his death in 1512. There is a curious error in the Victorian County History, the writer asserting that Percy was not Prior in 1506 or 1509, referring to Letters and Papers Henry VIII, xvi, 503 (15) and Calendar of Ancient Deeds A 1773. It happens that the document at the first of these references is a lease by Prior Newton in February, 1506, some months before his death and Percy's restoration, and the second, in which Bradwell is mentioned as Prior, is wrongly calendared under date 4 May, 1 Henry VIII (1509), whereas the MS. itself, which I have inspected in the presence of an official at the Record Office, is quite clearly dated 8 Henry VIII (1516) - an instance of the way in which errors are perpetuated.
Pat's note: the titles here should be Victoria County History, with no final 'n'.
1481 Oct 11
Ilome
John Fisher, MercerFarringdon Without 1481-3.
Died 1485; Will (PCC 18 Logge) 14 Jul; proved 24 Nov 1485.
1481 Oct 23
Stoks
Richard Chawry, SalterCandlewick 1481-1509.
Sheriff 1481-2. Mayor 1494-5.
M.P. London 1497; Auditor 1477-9, 1485-8. Died ca Nov 1509; Will (PCC 22 Bennett) 18 Oct; proved 27 Nov 1509.
1481 Nov 27
Wyking
Thomas Northland (Norlonde), GrocerBishopsgate 1481-5.
Sheriff 1483-4.
Master Grocers 1482-3. Died ca Sep 1485; Will (PCC 23 Logge) 22 Apr 1479; proved 26 May 1486..
1481 Jan 22
James
Richard Nailer, TailorTower 1482-3.
Auditor 1477-9; Master Tailors 1475-6. Died ca Aug 1483; Will (PCC 7 Logge) 18 Jul; proved 22 Aug 1483.
1482  
Colet
John Mathewe, MercerAldersgate 1482-3. Bridge 1483-90. Bassishaw 1490-9.
Sheriff 1482-3. Mayor 1490-1.
Auditor 1487-9; Master Mercers 1491. Died 6 Feb 1499; Will (PCC 29 Horne) 5 Feb; proved 1 Mar 1499.
He is said by Stow to have been the first bachelor Mayor. Fuller in his Worthies (Ed. Nuttall i. 40) has a quaint observation on the value of a help-meet for the chief magistrate. "It seemeth that a Lady Mayoress is something more than ornamental to a Lord Mayor, their wives' great portions or good providence much advantaging their estates to be capable of so high a dignity."
1482 Aug 31
Haryot
William White, DraperColeman St 1482-96. Lime St 1496-1504.
Sheriff 1482-3. Mayor 1489-90.
M.P. London 1489; Auditor 1479-82, 1488-90; Master Drapers 1484-6, 1489-90, 1493-4, 1498-9, 1503-4. Died 1504; Will (PCC 4 Holgrave) 4 Sep 1500; proved 19 Feb 1504.
1483 Feb 1
Hampton
Henry Colet(see 1476)
Edward V began his reign 9 April 1483. Richard III began his reign 22 June 1483.
1483 Aug 29
Fisher
William Bacon(see 1480)
1483 Sep 16
Nailer
William Martin, SkinnerTower 1483. Cordwainer 1483-7, 1488-1505.
Sheriff 1483-4. Mayor 1492-3.
Knighted Jan 1494; Auditor 1481-3, 1489-91; Master Skinners 1485, 1490, 1491, 1501, 1502. Died Oct 1505; Will (HR 232 (6)) 20 Aug; enrolled 20 Oct 1505.
1483 Oct
Bacon
Robert Hardyng, GoldsmithFarringdon Without 1483-90.
Sheriff 1478-9.
Auditor 1473-5; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1473, 1477, 1489. Will (PCC 4 Holgrave) 19 Aug 1500; proved ca 1504.
1483 Oct 15
Taillour
John Swan, TailorTower 1483-92.
Sheriff 1485-6.
Auditor 1480-2, 1490-2; Master Tailors 1470-1. Died May 1492; Will (PCC 17 Doget) 1 May; proved 9 May 1492.
1483 Nov 11
Stalbrook
Thomas Breteyn, IronmongerAldersgate 1483-5.
Sheriff 1484-5.
Died ca Sep 1485; Will (PCC 15 Logge) 22 Sep; proved 15 Nov 1485.
1484 Jul 27
Bassete
Richard Chester, SkinnerAldgate 1484-5.
Sheriff 1484-5.
Died 6 Feb 1485.
1485 Feb 22
Chester
Sir Ralph Astry, FishmongerAldgate 1485-94.
Sheriff 1485. Mayor 1493-4.

Apprentice and afterwards partner of Sir William Hampton (Mayor 1472-3), of whose Will he was executor. He married a lady who had previously been the wife successively of two Aldermen, W. Edward (Mayor 1471-2), and R. Revell (Sheriff 1490-1). He restored the Church of St. Martin, Vintry.
1485 Mar 26
Haryot
Sir John Tate, MercerBroad St 1485-92. Tower 1492-1503. Langbourn 1503-15.
Sheriff 1485-6. Mayor 1496-7, 1514.

Brother of Robert Tate (Mayor 1488-9).
Henry VII began his reign 22 August 1485.
1485 Oct 11
J. Stokker
William Remyngton, FishmongerBillingsgate 1485-1511.
Sheriff 1487-8. Mayor 1500-1.
Auditor 1492-4. Died 1511; Will (PCC 4 Fetyplace) 19 Feb; proved 27 Jun 1511.
1485 Oct 14
Breteyn
John Fenkyll (Fynkell), DraperAldersgate 1485-90, Bridge 1490-9.
Sheriff 1487-8.
Knighted 6 Jan 1487; M.P. London 1483, 1484; Auditor 1485, 1494-6; Master Drapers 1486-7, 1490-1, 1494-5. Died May 1499; Will (PCC 36 Horne) 27 May; proved 2 Jul 1499.
1485  
Sir W. Stokker
Sir John Percyvale, TailorVintry 1485-96. Langbourn 1496-1503.
Sheriff 1486-7. Mayor 1498-9.
Knighted Nov 1487; Auditor 1493-5; Master Tailors 1485-6. Died 19 Apr 1503; Will (PCC 23 Blamyr) 4 Mar; proved 29 May 1503.
Founder of Macclesfield Grammar School.
1485 Oct 15
Northland
Hugh Clopton, MercerDowgate 1485-92. Bread St 1492-6.
Sheriff 1486-7. Mayor 1491-2.
M.P. London 1483; Master Mercers 1488. Died 15 Sep 1496; Will (PCC 2 Horne) 14 Sep; proved 4 Oct.
Well known for his benefactions to Stratford-on-Avon, where he built the great stone bridge, and the house afterwards known as New Place, at which Shakespeare resided in his later years. He was, like his immediate predecessor in the Mayoralty (Mathewe), a bachelor.
1485 Oct 19
Rawson
Sir William Capel, DraperWalbrook 1485-1515.
Sheriff 1489-90. Mayor 1503-4, 1510.
Knighted 6 Jan 1487; M.P. London 1491, 1512, 1514-5; Auditor 1483-5, 1495-7; Master Drapers 1487-8, 1491-2, 1496-7, 1499-1500, 1504-5, 1509-10, 1511-2. Died 6 Sep 1515; Will (PCC 13 Holder) 1 Sep 1515; proved 7 Mar 1516.
He was one of the victims of Empson and Dudley, the instruments of Henry VII's extortions. Thomas Kneseworth (Mayor 1505-6) and Sir Lawrence Aylmer (Mayor 1508) were also sufferers, all three being imprisoned and heavily fined. Capel Court derives its name from Sir William Capel. His son, Sir Giles Capel, was ancestor of Earls of Essex of the present line; his elder daughter married the first Marquess of Winchester (Lord High Treasurer to Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth), and was ancestress to the Dukes of Bolton and the present Marquess of Winchester; his younger daughter married John, Lord Zouche.
1485 Nov 7
Hill
Ralph Tilney, GrocerCripplegate 1485-7. Castle Baynard 1487-99.
Sheriff 1488-9.
Auditor 1496-8; Master Grocers 1486-7, 1489-91, 1497-8.
1487 Mar 14
Drope
William Isaak, DraperCripplegate 1487-99. Coleman St 1499-1503.
Sheriff 1488-9.
Auditor 1497-9; Master Drapers 1488-9, 1492-3, 1497-8, 1500-1, 1510-1. Died 10 Sep 1518; Will (PCC 16 Ayliffe) 1 Jul 1518; proved 27 May 1519.
1488 Mar 21William Martin, Skinnerre-elected (see 1483)
1488 Jun 13
Shaa
John Broke, GrocerFarringdon Within 1488-1502.
Sheriff 1489-90.
Auditor 1498-1500; Master Grocers 1488-9, 1492-3, 1496-7, 1500-1. Died 1511; Will (PCC 38 Bennett) 1 Mar; proved 12 May 1511.
1490 Feb 25
Hardyng
Robert Revell, GrocerFarringdon Without 1490-1.
Sheriff 1490-1.
Died 23 Feb 1491; Will (PCC 44 Milles) 18 Feb; proved 1 Mar 1491.
1490 Apr 3
Gardyner
Henry Cote, GoldsmithAldersgate 1490-8. Cheap 1505.
Sheriff 1490-1.
Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1482, 1486, 1488, 1494. Died 1513; Will (PCC 12 Fetyplace) 14 Jan 1510; Proved 21 Oct 1513.
He built St. Dunstan's Chapel, Foster Lane.
1491 Mar 26
Revell
Hugh Pemberton, TailorFarringdon Without 1491-4. Aldgate 1494-1500.
Sheriff 1491.
M.P. London 1487; Auditor 1484-6, 1499-1500; Master Tailors 1481-2. Died 1500; Will (Canterbury--23 F, fo. 21) 7 Sep 1500; proved 28 Jan 1501./td>
1492
Billesdon
William Purchase, MercerDowgate 1492-8. Cheap 1498-1502.
Sheriff 1492-3. Mayor 1497-8.
City Chamberlain 1484-92; Auditor 1483-5; Master Mercers 1494. Died 1503; Will (Canterbury--23 F, fo. 202) 4 Jan; proved 6 Apr 1503.
1492
Swan
William Welbeck, HaberdasherBread St 1492-1502.
Sheriff 1492-3.
Auditor 1500-1. Will (PCC 27 Bennett) 20 Dec 1509; proved 17 Apr 1510.
1494 ca Dec
Astry
Robert Fabyan, DraperFarringdon Without 1494-1503.
Sheriff 1493-4.
Auditor 1486-8; Master Drapers 1495-6, 1501-2. Died 28 Feb 1513; Will (PCC 12 Fetyplace) 11 Jul 1511; proved 12 Jul 1513.
The well-known Chronicler.
1495 Feb 13
Percy
Richard Charnock, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1495-1505.
Died ca Apr 1505.
1496 Jun 28
Clopton
Sir John Shaa, GoldsmithBread St 14996-1504.
Sheriff 1496-7. Mayor 1501-2.
Knighted Jun 1497; M.P. London 1495, 1503; Auditor 1501-3; Engraver Mint 1483; Joint Master Mint 1493, 1495-8; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1491-2. Died 1504; Will (PCC 13 Holgrave) 26 Dec 1503; proved 15 May 1504.
Nephew of Sir Edmund Shaa (Mayor 1482-3). He established the annual Mayoral banquet at Guildhall. He also instituted the practice of riding in procession from Guildhall to the State barge when going to Westminster to be sworn.
1496
Horne
Nicholas Ailwyn, MercerColeman St 1496-9. Bassishaw 1499-1506.
Sheriff 1494-5. Mayor 1499-1500.
M.P. London 1491; Auditor 1482-4; Master Mercers 1496. Died 1506; Will (PCC 2 Adeane) cod. 16 Jan; proved 11 Feb 1506.
1496 Oct 21
Bryce
Thomas Wood, GoldsmithVintry 1496-1504.
Sheriff 1491-2.
Auditor 1502-3; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1484, 1490, 1497. Died ca Feb 1504; Will (PCC 2 Holgrave) 1 Mar 1503; proved 29 Feb 1504.
A benefactor to St. Peter's Church, Wood Street.
1498 Feb 6
Browne
John Wynger, GrocerDowgate 1498-1505. Cheap 1505.
Sheriff 1493-4. Mayor 1504-5.
Auditor 1503-4; Master Grocers 1495-6, 1499-1500, 1503-4. Died Dec 1505; Will (PCC 2 Adeane) 9 Jun 1503; proved 7 Jan 1506.
1498  
Sir Bartholomew Rede, GoldsmithVintry 1496-1504.
Sheriff 1491-2.
Knighted 1503; Auditor 1491-3; Master Mint 1482-97; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1492-3. Died 1505; Will (PCC 40, 41 Holgrave) 19 Oct; proved 26 Nov 1505.
He purchased Crosby Place in 1501.
1499 Apr 9
Mathewe
Thomas Wyndout, MercerCripplegate 1499-1500.
Sheriff 1497-8.
M.P. London 1497; Master Mercers 1499. Died 1500; Will (PCC 4 Moone) 17 July 1499; proved 22 May 1500.
Son-in-law of Thomas Norlonde (Alderman, Sheriff 1483-4). He was apprenticed to Sir Henry Colet (Mayor 1486-7, 1495-6), and one of the executors of his Will was Thomas Baldry (Mayor 1523-4).
1499 Jul 14
Fenkyll
Sir Richard Haddon, MercerBridge 1499-1516.
Sheriff 1496-7. Mayor 1506-7, 1513.
Knighted Jun 1497; Auditor 1503-5; Master Mercers 1500, 1508. Died 1516; Will (PCC 29 Holder) 1 Aug 1516; proved 12 Feb 1517.
. Son-in-law of Robert Byfeld who was fined when Sheriff by the Mayor (Richard Gardyner) for insulting him (see p. 165). His wife's sister married William Welbeck (Alderman, Sheriff 1492-3).
1499 Oct 24
Tilney
Sir Stephen Jenyns, TailorCastle Baynard 1499-1505. Dowgate 1505-8. Lime St 1508-23.
Sheriff 1498-9. Mayor 1508-9.
Knighted 23 Jun 1509; Auditor 1505-7; Master Tailors 1489-90. Died 6 May 1523; Will (PCC 8 Bodfeld) 29 Jan 1522; proved 28 May 1523.
Founder of Wolverhampton Grammar School. He also built a great part of St. Andrew's Undershaft Church.
1500 Jul 16
Wyndout
William Browne (i.), MercerCripplegate 1500-4. Lime St 1504-8.
Sheriff 1491-2. Mayor 1507-8.
Auditor 1504-5; Master Mercers 1497, 1504. Died 22 Mar 1508; Will (PCC 1 Bennett) 20 Mar; proved 6 Jun 1508.
Nephew of Sir John Browne (Mayor 1480-1) and cousin to William Browne (Mayor 1513-4).
1500 Oct 28
Pemberton
James Wylford (Wilforth), TailorAldgate 1500-11.
Sheriff 1499-1500.
Auditor 1506-8; Master Tailors 1494-5. Will (PCC 13 Porch) 26 Apr 1526; proved 12 Jan 1527.
Brother of Edward Wylford, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, and father of John Wylford (Alderman, Sheriff 1544-5) and of Nicholas Wylford (M.P. for the City 1542-4). In March, 1503, he was temporarily suspended from coming to the Court of Aldermen on "account of contumelious words openly spoken in full Court to the Mayor and Aldermen." [Rep. 1, fo. 129 (170)].
1501 Jan
R. Tate
John Hawes, MercerQueenhithe 1501-10.
Sheriff 1500-1.
Auditor 1507-9; Master Mercers 1502, 1510. Will (PCC 31 Holder) 28 Aug 1516; proved 18 May 1517.
1501 Jun 8
Warde
Nicholas Nynes, TailorBishopsgate 1501-3. Farringdon Without 1503-4.
Sheriff 1502-3.
Auditor 1499-1501; Master Tailors 1496.
1502 Feb 17
Broke
Henry Kebyll, GrocerFarringdon Within 1502-14. Cordwainer 1514-7.
Sheriff 1502-3. Mayor 1510-1.
Auditor 1508-10; Master Grocers 1502-3, 1511-2, 1515-6. Will (PCC 30 Holder) dd 28 Apr 1517.
He gave £1,000 for the rebuilding of St. Mary's Aldermary Church, where he was afterwards buried, but "his bones were unkindly cast up" (Stow, i., 253). Two later Lord Mayors, Sir William Laxton (1544-5) and Sir Thomas Lodge (1562-3) were buried in his vault.
1502 Dec 13
Purchase
Thomas Bradbury, MercerAldersgate 1502-3. Coleman St 1503-10.
Sheriff 1498-9. Mayor 1509-10.
M.P. London 1495; Auditor 1509-10; Master Mercers 1508. Died 11 Jan 1510; Will (PCC 26 Bennett) 9 Jan; proved 27 Feb 1510.
1503 Jun 24
Percyvale
Thomas Graunger, SkinnerTower 1503-10.
Sheriff 1503-4.
Master Skinners 1504, 1505. Died 1510; Will (PCC 34 Bennett) 12 Jan; proved 5 Dec 1510.
1503 Aug 29
Fabyan
Thomas Kneseworth, FishmongerBishopsgate 1503-5. Cornhill 1505-13.
Sheriff 1495-6. Mayor 1505-6.
Died 26 Jun 1513; Will (PCC 12 Fetyplace) 4 Jun; proved 8 Aug 1513.
1506 Mar 3
Isaak
John Warner, ArmourerAldersgate 1503-11.
Sheriff 1494-5.
Translated to Grocers 1503. Master Grocers 1504-5, 1510-1. Died 1511; Will (PCC 38 Bennett) 12 Feb; proved 13 Mar 1511.
1506 Mar 3
Shaa
Sir Lawrence Aylmer, DraperBread St 1504-15. Walbrook 1515-24.
Sheriff 1501-2. Mayor 1508.
Knighted 1497; Auditor 1493-5; Master Drapers 1502-3, 1505-6, 1512-3, 1519-20.
1506 Mar 3
Wood
Roger Acheley, DraperVintry 1504-10. Coleman St 1510-3. Cornhill 1513-21.
Sheriff 1504-5. Mayor 1511-2.
Auditor 1510-1; Master Drapers 1506-7, 1513-4; Will (PCC 13 Bodfelde) 16 Oct 1515; proved 24 Oct 1523.
1506 Mar 3
White
William Stede, GrocerCripplegate 1504-6.
Sheriff 1500-1.
Auditor 1488-90, 1495-7; Master Grocers 1501-2, 1505-6. Died ca Aug 1506; Will (PCC 13 Adeane) 27 Aug; proved 3 Sep 1506.
1506 Mar 3
Nynes
Richard Shore, DraperFarringdon Without 1504-10.
Sheriff 1505-6.
Master Drapers 1507-8. Died Aug 1510; Will (PCC 31 Bennett) 4 Aug; proved 3 Sep 1510.
1504 Nov 7
Welbeck
Sir William Fitzwilliam, Merchant TaylorBroad St 1504-11.
Sheriff 1506-7.
Knighted ca 1515; Auditor 1500-2; Master Tailors 1499; Chamberlain to Cardinal Wolsey; Sheriff Essex and Herts 1514-5; Sheriff Nhants 1523-4, 1528-9. Died 9 Aug 1534; Will (PCC 17, 33 Hogen) cod. 31 Jul; proved 5 Sep 1534.
Son-in-law of John Hawes (Alderman, Sheriff 1500-1). His grandson, Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy of Ireland in the time of Queen Elizabeth, was ancestor of the Earls Fitzwilliam. His elder daughter Anne married Sir Anthony Cooke (descended from Sir Thomas Cook, Mayor 1462-3), and was mother-in-law of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and grandmother of Francis Bacon. From the Alderman's younger daughter, Elizabeth, who married Sir Thomas Brudenell, the Earls of Cardigan were descended.
The date of his election as Alderman is incorrectly given in D.N.B., and in the original edition his Ward is also inaccurately named.
1505 Aug 4
Charnock
Thomas Newton, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1505-6.
Died ca Sep 1506.
1505 Nov 11
Martin
William Browne (ii.), MercerCordwainer 1505-14.
Sheriff 1504-5. Mayor 1513-4.
Auditor 1510-2; Master Mercers 1507-1514. Died 3 Jun 1514; Will (PCC 13 Fetyplace) 28 May; proved 1 Jul 1514.
Son of Sir John Browne (Mayor 1480-1). He married the daughter of Sir Edmund Shaa (Mayor 1482-3) and afterwards the daughter of Henry Kebyll (Mayor 1510-1), the latter of whom upon his death became the third wife of Lord Mountjoy, and the ancestress of the Lord Mountjoy who subdued Tyrone's rebellion and was created Earl of Devonshire. Browne's daughter by his first wife married Sir John Mundy (Mayor 1522-3). His daughter by his second wife married Sir William Petre, Secretary of State to Edward VI and Mary, from which marriage the Lords Petre are descended.
1505 Nov 27
Colet
Roger Grove, GrocerBishopsgate 1505-9.
Sheriff 1505-6.
Master Grocers 1506-7. Will (PCC 10 Bennett) 16 Dec 1508; proved 23 Jan 1509.
1505 ca Dec
Bede
William Copynger, FishmongerCastle Baynard 1505-10. Queenhithe 1510-3.
Sheriff 1506-7 (elected Sheriff 1504). Mayor 1512-3.
Auditor 1511-3. Died 7 Feb 1513; Will (PCC 13 Fetyplace) 22 Nov 1512; proved 1 Mar 1513.
1505 Dec 13
Wynger
Henry Cote(see 1490)
1506 Feb 10
Wynger
Robert Johnson, GoldsmithCheap 1506-7.
Sheriff 1506.
Died ca Sep 1507; Will (PCC 26 Adeane) 23 Sep; proved 12 Oct 1507.
He was removed by the King (Henry VII) from the Shrievalty within a few days of his election to that office, and it is stated in the Greyfriars Chronicle that in consequence he "toke soche a thowthe that he dyde." If so, the result of his vexation was not speedy, as he did not die till nearly or fully twelve months later, his election being in September 1506, and the date of his Will September 23, 1507 (proved October 12 following).
1506 Mar 3
Ailwyn
Aungel Don (Dun), GrocerBassishaw 1506.
Died 1506; Will (PCC 13 Adeane) 21 Oct 1505; proved 9 Dec 1506.
1506 Oct 16
Stede
Christopher Hawes, MercerCripplegate 1506-8.
Sheriff 1503-5.
Auditor 1502-3; Master Mercers 1506. Died Oct 1508; Will (PCC 7 Bennett) 29 Dec 1507; proved 1 Dec 1508.
He also, like his contemporary Johnson, appears to have been a singularly sensitive person, as he is stated to have been imprisoned by Henry VII for some imaginary crime and to have "soon died from excess of grief." [Sir J. Baddeley, Aldermen of Cripplegate Ward, p. 42.]
1506 Oct
Newton
Thomas Percy, Prior of Holy Trinity(see 1481)
1507 Jan 14
Dun
George Monoux, DraperBassishaw 1507-41.
Sheriff 1509-10. Mayor 1514-5 (elected Mayor 1523).
M.P. London 1523; Auditor 1512-4; Master Drapers 1508-9, 1516-7, 1520-1, 1526-7, 1532-3, 1539-40. Will (PCC 5 Pynning) cod. 8 Jun 1543; proved 28 Mar 1544.
Founded a school at Walthamstow.
1507 ca Oct
Johnson
Sir William Boteler (Butler), GrocerCheap 1507-34.
Sheriff 1507-8. Mayor 1515-6.
Knighted 1516; Auditor 1514-6; Master Grocers 1508-9, 1513-4, 1516-7, 1520-3, 1526-7, 1528-9, 1530-1, 1532-3. Died Jan 1534; Will (PCC 10 Hogen) 27 Nov 1528; proved 11 Feb 1534.
Son-in-law of Roger Basford (Alderman, Sheriff 1514).
1508 Jun 8
Browne (i.)
John Rest, GrocerDowgate 1508-23.
Sheriff 1510-1. Mayor 1516-7.
Auditor 1513-5; Master Grocers 1509-10, 1514-5, 1519-20. Died Feb 1523; Will (PCC 3 Bodfelde) 5 Feb; proved 26 Feb 1523.
He lived at Crosby Place before Sir Thomas More.
1508 Dec 5
C. Hawes
Sir Thomas Exmue (Exmewe), GoldsmithCripplegate 1508-29.
Sheriff 1508-9. Mayor 1517-8.
Knighted 1518; Auditor 1503-5, 1515-7; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1514, 1520. Died ca Jan 1529; Will (PCC 3 Jankyn) 6 Jan; proved 9 Mar 1529.
He made the water conduit in London Wall by Moorgate.
1509 Mar 6
Grove
Thomas Mirfyn, SkinnerBishopsgate 1509-23.
Sheriff 1511-2. Mayor 1518-9.
Auditor 1516-8; Master Skinners 1509, 1510, 1512, 1515, 1516. Died Sep 1523; Will (PCC 13 Bodfelde) 2 Sep; proved 15 Oct 1523.
He married the daughter of Aungel Don (Alderman 1506). One of his daughters married Sir Andrew Judde (Lord Mayor 1550-1), another married Sir Robert Cromwell, and was great-grandmother of the Protector and of John Hampden.
Henry VIII began his reign 22 of April 1509.

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Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London 1273-1602

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