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Title page of Beaven's work

Combined excerpts covering 1509-1603
Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth

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 VIII began his reign 22 of April 1509.
1509 Dec 4
Chawry
Sir James Yarford (Yerford), MercerCandlewick 1509-27.
Sheriff 1514-5. Mayor 1519-20.
Knighted ca 1520; M.P. London 1509; Auditor 1517-20; Master Mercers 1511, 1519, 1527. Died 22 Jun 1527; (PCC 20 Porch) 15 Jun; proved 26 Jun 1527.
The first Welsh Lord Mayor.
1510 Mar 12
[Bradbury]
William Lamberd, Mercer[Vintry 1510.]
Died ca Apr 1515; Will (PCC 11 Holder) 26 Mar; proved 9 May 1515.
1510 Mar 19
Bradbury
Sir John Brugge (Bruges), DraperVintry 1510-5. Langbourn 1515-30.
Sheriff 1513-4. Mayor 1520-1.
Knighted 1521; M.P. London 1509-10; Auditor 1504-6, 1518-21; Master Drapers 1514-5, 1521-2, 1527-8. Died Oct 1530; Will (PCC 21 Jankyn) 8 Oct; proved 29 Oct 1530.
His daughter Winifred married Sir Richard Sackville, by whom she was mother of Thomas Sackville, created Earl of Dorset (Lord High Treasurer and joint author of the first English tragedy, Gorboduc). After Sackville's death she married the old Marquess of Winchester (Lord High Treasurer to three sovereigns), whose first wife had been the daughter of Sir William Capel (Mayor 1503-4, 1510).
1510 Mar 21
Graunger
Roger Basford, Mercer Tower 1510-14, 1514-20.
Sheriff 1514
Master Mercers 1520. Died May 1520; Will (PCC 2 Maynwaring) cod. 2 May; proved 23 May 1520.
1510 Oct 8
Shore
John Milborne, Draper Farringdon Without 1510-2. Aldgate 1512-21. Cornhill 1521-36.
Sheriff 1510-1. Mayor 1521-2.
Knighted 1522; Auditor 1506-8, 1520-2; Master Drapers 1515-6, 1522-3, 1528-9, 1533-4. Died 1536; Will (PCC 35 Hogen) 10 Jun 1535; proved 12 May 1536.
1510 Oct 16
J. Hawes
Nicholas Shelton, Mercer Castle Baynard 1510-5.
Sheriff 1511-2.
Master Mercers 1512. Died ca Aug 1515; Will (PCC 21 Holder) 4 Mar; proved 8 Nov.
1511 May 17
FitzWilliam
Henry Worley, Goldsmith Broad Street 1511-24.
Sheriff 1515-6.
Auditor 1521-3; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1512. Will (PCC 33 Bodfelde) 7 Aug 1524; proved 5 Ma7 1525.
1511 Sep 4
Warner
Robert Fenrother, Goldsmith Aldgate 1511-24.
Sheriff 1512-3.
Auditor 1507-9, 1522-4; Joint Master Mint 1493-4; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1517. Died 21 Mar 1524; Will (PCC 19 Bodfelde) 17 Mar; proved 27 Apr 1524.
1511 Sep 23
Remyngton
Robert Aldernes (Holdernes), HaberdasherBillingsgate 1511-21.
Sheriff 1512-3.
1512 Apr 20
Wilforth
John Dawes, GrocerFarringdon Without 1512-4.
Sheriff 1513-4.
Master Grocers 1512-3. Died 15 Jun 1514; Will (PCC 9 Holder) 4 Jun; proved 20 Jun 1514.
His widow married (as her third husband) Richard (Grey) 3rd Earl of Kent.
1512 Sep 3
Percy
John Bradwell, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1512-24.
Died 1524.
1513 Mar 15
Copynger
Sir John Mundy, GoldsmithQueenhithe 1513-5. Bread St 1515-37.
Sheriff 1514-5. Mayor 1522-3.
Knighted 1523; Auditor 1510-2, 1523-4; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1519. Died Sep 1537; Will (PCC 9 Dyngeley) 20 Sep; proved 26 Sep 1537.
Grandson of Sir Edmund Shaa (Mayor 1482-3) and son-in-law of William Browne (Mayor 1513-4). He was committed to prison in 1533 (after he had passed the Chair) for "disobedyence to my Lorde the Mayer and my maisters the Aldermen."
1513 Sep 20
Kneseworth
Richard Gray, IronmongerColeman St 1513-5.
Sheriff 1515.
Died Oct 1515; Will (PCC 3 Holder) 20 Oct; proved 26 Sep 1537.
1514 Jul 6
Sir Thomas Baldry, MercerFarringdon Within 1514-7. Cordwainer 1517-34.
Sheriff 1517-8. Mayor 1523-4.
Knighted ca 1524; Auditor 1511-3; Master Mercers 1515, 1524. Died ca Aug 1534; Will (PCC 17 Hogen) 10 Jul; proved 22 Oct 1534.
His grand-daughter married the 2nd Lord Rich, by whom she was mother of the 3rd Lord, created Earl of Warwick, who was father of the Earls of Warwick and Holland, who were conspicuous in the Civil War period.
1514 Jul 20
Dawes
William Bayley, DraperFarringdon Without 1514-5. Coleman St 1515-24. Walbrook 1524-32.
Sheriff 1515-6. Mayor 1524-5.
Knighted 1525; Auditor 1524-6; Master Drapers 1517-8, 1525-6. Died ca Nov 1532; Will (PCC 21 Thower) cod. Oct 28; proved 16 Dec 1532.
1514 Sep 19Roger Basford, MercerRe-elected (see 1510, also Vol. I, p. 199).
1515 Feb 13
Sir J. Tate
Sir John Aleyn (Alen), MercerVintry 1515-23. Lime St 1523-45.
Sheriff 1518-9. Mayor 1525-6. 1535-6.
Knighted 1526; Privy Councillor; Auditor 1513-5, 1525-7, 1536-8; Master Mercers 1516, 1525, 1537. Died ca Aug 1545; Will (PCC 1 Alen) 13 Aug 1545; proved 15 Jan 1546.
One of the bachelor Aldermen who have held the Mayoralty. He gave a gold chain to be worn by successive Chief Magistrates which was first worn by Sir William Laxton at the close of his Mayoralty October 27, 1545. He is said to have been a member of Henry VIII's Privy Council.
1515 Aug 28
Shelton
John Thurston, BrodererCastle Baynard 1516-7.
Sheriff 1516-7.
Translated to Goldsmiths 30 Aug 1515. Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1520. Died ca Jul 1520; Will (PCC 23 Maynwaring) cod. 20 Jul; proved 8 Aug 1520.
1515 Oct 23
Capel
John West, Mercer Queenhithe 1515-7.
Master Mercers 1517. Died ca Aug 1517; Will (PCC 33 Holder) 24 Jul; proved 18 Sep 1517.
1515 Dec 4
Grey
Sir Thomas Semer (Seymour), MercerFarringdon Without 1515-23. Dowgate 1523-35.
Sheriff 1516-7. Mayor 1526-7.
Knighted 1520; M.P. London 1529-35; Auditor 1515-7, 1526-8; Master Mercers 1518, 1526. Died 11 Dec 1535; Will (PCC 31 Hogen) 14 May 1583; proved 31 Jan 1536.
He is said to have been a member of the Protector Somerset's family, but I have failed to trace satisfactory evidence of the connexion which, in any case, was not very close.
1516 Dec 11
Haddon
James Spencer, VintnerBridge 1516-44.
Sheriff 1518-9. Mayor 1527-8.
Knighted 1528; Auditor 1527-9; Master Vintners 1516-19. Died Feb 1544; Will (PCC 10 Pynning) cod. 1 Feb; proved 21 Jun 1544.
1517 May 16
Kebyll
Nicholas Partryche, GrocerFarringdon Within 1517-21. Billingsgate 1521-5.
Sheriff 1519-20.
Auditor 1512-4; Master Grocers 1517-9. Died ca Apr 1525; Will (PCC 34 Bodfelde) 26 Mar; proved 13 Jun 1525.
1517 Sep 1
West
John Wylkynson, DraperQueenhithe 1517-21.
Sheriff 1519-20.
Master Drapers 1518-9. Died 1521; Will (PCC 15 Maynwaring) 12 Aug; proved 30 Oct 1521.
1519 Oct 11
Thurston
John Kyme, MercerCastle Baynard 1519-27. Candlewick 1527-8.
Sheriff 1520-1.
M.P. London 1512, 1514-5; Auditor 1511-3; Master Mercers 1522. Died ca Mar 1528.
1520 Jun 14
Basford
Michael Englysshe, MercerTower 1520-4. Coleman St 1524-31.
Sheriff 1523-4.
Auditor 1514-6, 1528-30; Master Mercers 1521, 1528. Will (PCC 24 Dyngeley) 1 Jul 1527; proved 30 Jan 1539.
1521 Jul 18
Acheley
Sir John Rudstone, DraperAldgate 1521-8. Candlewick 1528-31.
Sheriff 1522-3. Mayor 1528-9.
Knighted 1529; Auditor 1514-6; Master Drapers 1523-4, 1529-30. Died ca Aug 1531; Will (PCC 7 Thower) 16 Aug; proved 30 Sep 1531.
He married a daughter of Sir Bobert Dymoke, Champion of England, who after his death married Sir Edward Wotton, one of Henry VIII's Privy Councillors. Rudstone's daughter married Thomas Wotton, son of Sir Edward by his first wife, by whom she was mother of Edward, created Lord Wotton.
1521 Jul 30
Aldernes
Sir John Skevynton, Merchant TaylorFarringdon Within 1521-4. Broad St 1524-5.
Sheriff 1520-1.
Knighted ca 1522; Master Merchant Taylors 1510-1. Died 1525; Will (PCC 40 Bodfelde) 21 Dec 1524; proved 22 Dec 1525.
Probably of the same family as Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland, who was ancestor of the Viscount Massereene.
1521 Oct
Wylkynson
Sir Ralph Dodmer, BrewerQueenhithe 1521-3. Vintry 1523-32. Walbrook 1532-6.
Sheriff 1524-5. Mayor 1529-30.
Translated to Mercers 7 Nov 1521. Knighted 1529 (bef Dec 2); Auditor 1529-31; Master Mercers 1523. Died ca Apr 1536; Will (PCC 35 Hogen) cod. 15 Apr; proved 28 Jun 1536.
See vol. I, p. 33 of this work, for his refusal to accept translation to one of the greater Companies on his election as Alderman until he had been committed to the custody of one of the Sheriffs. His daughter married Sir Thomas Pope, founder of Trinity College, Oxford.
1523 Mar 5
Rest
Robert Amadas, GoldsmithFarringdon Without 1523. Broad St 1529-32.
Elected Sheriff 1530.
Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1531; Master Jewels 1526-32. Died 1532; Will (PCC 7 Hogen) 3 Jul 1531; adm. 8 Nov 1533.
He was goldsmith to Cardinal Wolsey, and married a grand-daughter of Sir Hugh Bryce (Mayor 1485-6).
1523 Apr 28
Amadas
Nicholas Jenyns, SkinnerFarringdon Without 1523. Broad St 1526-9.
Sheriff 1523-4.
Master Skinners 1519, 1521, 1525, 1529. Will (PCC 22 Thower) 6 Sep 1531; proved 22 Jan 1533.
His daughter married Sir Thomas Holcroft, and was mother of Isabel, wife of Edward, 3rd Earl of Rutland.
1523 May 16
N. Jenyns
John Brown, Painter-StainerFarringdon Without 1523-4. Farringdon Within 1524-7.
Translated to Haberdashers 16 May 1523. Died 24 Sep 1532; Will (PCC 21 Thower) 17 Sep; proved 2 Dec 1532.
1523 Jul 28
Sir S. Jenyns
Nicholas Lambarde (Lambert), GrocerQueenhithe 1523-5. Billingsgate 1525-32. Broad St 1532-3.
Sheriff 1526-7. Mayor 1531-2.
Knighted bef 2 Jul 1532; Auditor 1515-7, 1530-2; Master Grocers 1525-6, 1527-8, 1529-30, 1531-2. Died ca Sep 1533; Will (PCC 5 Hogen) 10 Jul 1528; proved 7 Oct 1533.
1523 Oct 6
Mirfyn
John Cawnton, Haberdasher Bishopsgate 1523-8.
Sheriff 1525-6.
1524 May 12
Fenrother
John Hardy, HaberdasherAldersgate 1524-8. Farringdon Within 1528-35.
Sheriff 1527-8.
Auditor 1531-3. Died Oct 1540; Will (PCC 14 Alenger) 7 Oct; proved 21 Oct 1540.
1524 Jul 21
Worley
Stephen Pecocke, HaberdasherFarringdon Without 1524-6. Queenhithe 1526-35. Farringdon Within 1535-6.
Sheriff 1526-7. Mayor 1532-3.
Knighted bef 21 Jan 1533; Auditor 1532-4. Died ca May 1536; Will (PCC 35 Hogen) cod. 18 Apr; proved 19 May 1536.
1524 Aug 5
Aylmer
Christopher Ascue, DraperTower 1524-34. Cheap 1534-9.
Sheriff 1525-6. Mayor 1533-4.
Knighted 18 Jan 1534; Auditor 1533-5; Master Drapers 1524-5, 1530-1, 1534-5. Died ca Aug 1539; Will (PCC 30 Dyngeley) 25 Feb 1535; proved 29 Aug 1539.
1524 Jul 14
Bradwell
Nicholas Hancock, Prior of Holy TrinityPortsoken 1524-32.
1525 Jun 13
Partryche
John Twyselton, GoldsmithQueenhithe 1525-6
Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1521. Will (PCC 18 Porch) 6 Nov 1524; proved 22 May 1527.
1526 Jan 23
Skevynton
Ralph Symonds, Fishmonger[Bridge 1516.] Broad St 1526. Castle Baynard 1533-4.
Sheriff 1517-8.
.Auditor 1516-8. Will (PCC 3 Spert) 8 Sep 1541; proved 1 Feb 1542.
1526 Feb 6
Symonds
Nicholas Jenyns, Skinner(see 1523)
1526 Apr 17
Twyselton
Henry Dacres (Dakers), Merchant TaylorFarringdon Without 1526-8.
Elected Sheriff 1528.
Master Merchant Taylors 1513-4. Will (PCC 28 Dyngeley) 15 Jan 1537; proved 14 Jun 1539.
His daughter married John Pakington, from which marriage the Lords Hampton are descended. Her husband was brother of Robert Pakynton, M.P. for the City, and of Humphrey Pakington, who was father-in-law of four of its Aldermen.
1527 Jul 23
Yarford
Sir John Champneys, SkinnerCastle Baynard 1527-33. Broad St 1533-4. Cordwainer 1534-56.
Sheriff 1522-3. Mayor 1534-5.
Knighted 28 Oct 1534; Secondary Bread St 1513-23; Auditor 1534-6; Master Skinners 1527, 1528, 1530, 1532, 1537, 1539. Died Oct 1556; Will (PCC 22 Ketchyn) 28 Jul; proved 12 Nov.
Stow records that he "was the first private man who in his house near Clothworkers Hall built a turret to oversee his neighbors in the City, which delight of his eye was punished with blindness some years before his death." Fuller (Worthies, iii., 108) comments on this dictum of St thus: "I dare not concur with so censorious an author, because every consequence of a fact is not the punishment of a fault therein."
1528 Mar 31
Kyme
Sir William Hollyes, MercerAldgate 1528-34. Broad St 1534-42.
Sheriff 1527-8. Mayor 1539-40.
Knighted ca 1533; Auditor 1535-7; Master Mercers 1529. Died 20 Oct 1542; Will (PCC 14 Spert) 7 Aug 1541; proved 18 Dec 1542.
Ancestor of Denzil Holles, the parliamentarian Colonel, and of the Dukes of Newcastle of the Holles, Pelham and Pelham Clinton lines.
1528 Jun 18
Brown
Sir Ralph Warren, MercerAldersgate 1528-31. Candlewick 1531-53.
Sheriff 1528-9. Mayor 1536-7, 1544.
Knighted 22 Dec 1536; Auditor 1537-9; Master Mercers 1530, 1542. Died 11 Jul 1553; Will (PCC 16 Tashe) 30 Jun 1552; proved 5 Aug 1553.
His daughter Joan married Sir Henry Cromwell, and was grandmother of the Protector and of John Hampden. His widow married Sir Thomas Whyte (Lord Mayor 1553-4).
1528 Oct 13
Dacres
John Long, Salter[Aldersgate 1524.] Farringdon Without 1528-35. Queenhithe 1535-8.
Sheriff 1524-5.
Died 6 Jul 1538; Will (PCC 19 Dyngeley) 14 May 1537; proved 24 Jul 1538.
1528 Nov 20
Cawnton
Thomas Pargeter, SalterBishopsgate 1528-32.
Sheriff 1521-2. Mayor 1530-1.
Knighted (between 13 Nov - 8 Dec) 1530. Died 1532; Will (PCC 19 Thower) 1 Feb 1529; proved 21 Oct 1532.
1529 Mar 2
Exmue
William Forman, HaberdasherCripplegate 1529-47.
Sheriff 1533-4. Mayor 1538-9.
Knighted bef 19 Jun 1539; M.P. London 1545; Auditor 1526-8. Died 13 Jan 1547; Will (PCC 30 Alen) 10 Jan; proved 12 Mar 1547.
1529 Oct 19
N. Jenyns
Robert Amadas, Goldsmith(see 1523)
1530 Oct 21
Brugge
Sir William Roche, DraperLangbourn 1530-41. Bassishaw 1541-9.
Sheriff 1524-5. Mayor 1540-1.
Knighted (bef 19 Nov) 1540; M.P. London 1523, 1536, 1539, 1541-2, 1545; Auditor 1519-21; Master Drapers 1531-2, 1535-6, 1540-1, 1543-4, 1545-6, 1548-9. Died 1549; Will (PCC 42 Populwell) 12 Jul; proved 18 Nov 1549.
His second wife was widow of John Long (Alderman, Sheriff 1528-9). He was committed to the Fleet by the Privy Council in 15.. for protesting against the benevolence.
1531 Sep 19
Englysshe
William Denham, IronmongerColeman St 1531-42.
Sheriff 1534-5.
Knighted 2 Feb 1542; Master Ironmongers 1531, 1532, 1534, 1536, 1541, 1547, 1549. Will (HR 248 (134)) 12 Apr 1544; enrolled 14 Jun 1557.
1531 Oct 5
Rudstone
Sir Michael Dormer, MercerAldersgate 1531-2. Vintry 1532-45.
Sheriff 1529-30. Mayor 1541-2.
Knighted 2 Feb 1542; Auditor 1526-8; Master Mercers 1531, 1545. Died 20 Sep 1545; Will (PCC 38 Pynning) 17 Sep; proved 2 Oct.
His brother, William Dormer, was ancestor of the Lords Dormer.
1532 Jun 6
Amadas
Richard Choppyn, Tallow ChandlerBillingsgate 1532-6.
Sheriff 1529-30. Mayor 1541-2.
Translated to Grocers 20 Jun 1532. Master Tallow Chandlers 1523-6; Grocers 1533-4. Died ca Mar 1536; Will (PCC 34 Hogen) 7 Mar; proved 23 Apr 1536.
1532 Oct 10
Pargeter
Robert Pagett, Merchant TaylorBishopsgate 1532-41.
Sheriff 1530-1.
Auditor 1532-4. Died 1541; Will (PCC 2 Spert) 19 Aug 1541; proved 23 Feb 1542.
His widow married Sir William Sherington, the confederate of Lord Seymour of Sudeley in the plot against Protector Somerset's government.
1532 Dec 12
Bayley
Walter Champyon, DraperAldersgate 1532-4.
Sheriff 1529-30.
Auditor 1527-9. Died ca Jan 1534; Will (PCC 10 Hogen) 21 Jan; proved 6 Feb.
1533 Oct 14
Lambarde
Ralph Symonds, Fishmonger(see 1526)
1534 Mar 3
Champyon
Ralph Aleyn, Grocer(see 1538)

Nephew of Sir John Aleyn (Lord Mayor 1525-6, 1535-6). His widow married Sir Roger Manwood, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
1534 Mar 26
Champyon
John Cotes, SalterAldersgate 1534-6. Dowgate 1536-47.
Sheriff 1535-6. Mayor 1542-3.
Knighted bef 15 Mar 1543. Died Feb 1547; Will (PCC 30 Alen) 2 Feb; proved 4 Mar 1547.
1534 Mar 26
Boteler
Humphrey Monmouth, DraperTower 1534-7.
Sheriff 1535-6.
Master Drapers 1536-7. Died 23 Nov 1537; Will (PCC 12 Dyngeley) 16 Nov; proved 15 Dec 1537.
Son-in-law of Sir William Denham (Alderman, Sheriff 1534-5). He was the earliest Protestant Alderman of London, and the friend of Tyndale the Reformer.
The Dictionary of National Biography in its article on Tyndale, erroneously stated that Monmouth was knighted.
1534 Jul 28
Symonds
Sir Thomas Kytson, MercerCastle Baynard 1534-40.
Sheriff 1533-4.
Knighted 30 May 1533; Master Mercers 1535. Died Sep 1540; Will (PCC 30 Spert) dd 11 Sep 1540.
His widow married successively Sir Richard Long and John Bourchier, Earl of Bath. The daughter by Kytson married Lord FitzWarine, eldest son of the Earl of Bath by an earlier wife. Another daughter of Sir Thomas married Sir John Spencer of Wormleighton, from which marriage are descended the Earls of Sunderland and Spencer and the later Dukes of Marlborough, Lord Randolph Churchill and Mr. Winston Churchill.
1534 Sep 3
Baldry
William Bowyer, DraperAldgate 1534-6. Cornhill 1536-44.
Sheriff 1536-7. Mayor 1543-4.
Knighted 2 Feb 1544; M.P. London 1533-4; Auditor 1529-31, 1534; Master Drapers 1537-8, 1541-2. Died 13 Apr 1544; Will (PCC 11 Pynning) cod. 4 Apr; proved 16 Jul 1544.
1534 Mar 11
[Hardy]
Richard Fermor, Grocer[Farringdon Without 1535]
Auditor 1520-2. Died 17 Nov 1551; Will (PCC 3 Powell) 1 Jul 1551; proved 3 Feb 1552.
A zealous Romanist who in 1540 was imprisoned and deprived of his property for denying the supremacy of the King (Henry VIII). He was subsequently released and in the reign of Edward VI his property was restored. He was son-in-law of William Browne (Mayor) and ancestor of the Earls of Pomfret.
1536  
Hardy
William Dauntsey, MercerFarringdon Without 1536-41. Langbourn 1541-3.
Sheriff 1530-1.
M.P. Thetford 1529-36; Master Mercers 1532. Died 23 Apr 1543; Will (PCC 28 Spert) 10 Apr 1542; proved 30 Nov 1543.
He married a daughter of Sir Thomas More.
1536 Mar 7
Semer
Sir William Laxton, GrocerAldersgate 1536-43. Langbourn 1543-5. Lime St 1545-56.
Sheriff 1520-1. Mayor 1544-5.
Knighted Feb 1545; Master Grocers 1536-7, 1538-9, 1541-2, 1543-4, 1545-6, 1548-9, 1550-1, 1552-3. Died 29 Jul 1556; Will (PCC 12 Ketchyn) 22 Jul; proved 27 Aug 1556.
The founder of Oundle School. His eldest daughter married John Machell (Alderman, Sheriff 1555-6), and a younger was second wife of Sir Thomas Lodge (Lord Mayor 1562-3).
1536 May 22
Dodmer
Sir Richard Gresham, MercerWalbrook 1536-9. Cheap 1539-49.
Sheriff 1531-2. Mayor 1537-8.
Knighted 18 Oct 1537; M.P. London 1545; Auditor 1530-2; Master Mercers 1533, 1539, 1549. Died 21 Feb 1549; Will (PCC 31 Populwell) 20 Feb; proved 20 May 1549.
Elder brother of Sir John Gresham (Lord Mayor 1547-8) and father of Sir Thomas, the founder of the Royal Exchange. His eldest son, Sir John, was father of Elizabeth, who married Sir Henry Neville of Braybrooke, from which marriage the Lords Braybrooke are descended, and his daughter Christian by her marriage with Sir John Thynne of Longleat was ancestress of the Marquesses of Bath. Sir Richard was elected Lord Mayor at the special desire of the King (Henry VIII) when he had been an Alderman less than two years, twelve seniors below the Chair being passed over.
1536 May 3o
Pecocke
Thomas Colyns, SalterFarringdon Within 1536.
Died Sep 1536; Will (PCC 40 Hogen) 8 Aug; proved 12 Sep 1536.
1536 Nov 9
Colyns
Henry Huberthorn, Merchant TaylorFarringdon Within 1536-7. Bread St 1537-56.
Sheriff 1542-3. Mayor 1546-7.
Knighted 6 Feb 1547; Auditor 1536. Died Oct 1536; Will (PCC 19 Ketchyn) 12 Oct; proved 28 Oct 1556.
1536 Nov 16
Milborne
Martin Bowes, GoldsmithAldgate 1536-50. Castle Baynard 1540-2. Farringdon Within 1542-5. Langbourn 1545-66.
Sheriff 1540-1. Mayor 1545-6.
Knighted 18 Mar 1541; M.P. London 1547-52, 1553, 1554 (bis), 1535, 1539; Auditor 1536; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1547; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1557-66; Master Mint 1533-44; Under-Treasurer Mint 1544-51; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1559-62. Died 4 Aug 1566; Will (PCC 3 Stonarde) cod. 29 Jul 1566; proved 21 Jan 1567.
1536 Dec 14
Choppyn
Henry Amcotts (Hamcotts), StockfishmongerBillingsgate 1536-54
Sheriff 1542-3. Mayor 1548-9.
Knighted 2 Dec 1548 (or 3 Mar 1549). Died 5 Sep 1554; Will (PCC 9 More) 28 May; proved 27 Sep 1554.
He refused to accept the office of Alderman until four months after his election, having in the interval been fined £40 and had his shops closed and his "goodes and catalles" sequestered, and it was not until a week after he had been committed to Newgate that he finally surrendered. He retained his Aldermanry until his death, serving as Sheriff and Lord Mayor in due course.
Beaven notes, "From this date (1537) it became the established custom to elect the outgoing Mayor one of the Aldermanic Auditors for a period of two years; such elections being practically automatic, I have omitted to record them, but I have continued to note the dates at which future Aldermen served as Auditors, while still Commoners."
1538 Jan 15
Monmouth
John Tolos, ClothworkerTower 1538-42. Bishopsgate 1542-8.
Sheriff 1543-4.
Master Clothworkers 1538. Died 1548; Will (PCC 19 Populwell) 10 Aug; proved 12 Dec 1548.
He also at first refused to accept office and was committed to Newgate, but was sworn nine days after his election, when the claim of his guild, that of the Clothworkers, to be regarded as one of the greater Companies was first admitted. (See vol. I. of this work, p. 330.)
1538 Feb 7
Mundy
John Sadler, DraperFarringdon Within 1538-42. Coleman St 1542-6.
Master Drapers 1538-9, 1542-3, 1544-5, 1546-7, 1549-50, 1551-2, 1554-5. Died ca 1560; Will (PCC 49 Mellershe) 28 Jun 1559; proved 21 Oct 1560.
1538 Sep 26
Long
Ralph Aleyn, Grocer[Aldersgate 1534, 1536.] [Billingsgate 1536.] Queenhithe 1538-47.
Sheriff 1545-6.
Auditor 1522-4, 1538; Master Grocers 1539-41, 1542-3, 1544-5. Died ca Jan 1547; Will (PCC 28 Aleyn) 19 Jan 1542; proved 12 Feb 1547.
1538 Oct 22
Hancock
John Wylford, Merchant TaylorPortsoken 1538-42. Broad St 1542-50.
Sheriff 1544-5.
Died ca Feb 1551; Will (PCC 9 Bucke) 4 Feb; proved 23 Mar 1551.
Son of John Wylford (Alderman, Sheriff 1499-1500).
The Aldermanry of Portsoken, previously held ex officio by the Prior of Holy Trinity, had remained vacant since the dissolution of the Priory in 1532. Henry Averell, Goldsmith, was elected to this post 24 Jan 1538 but apparently did not hold the office.
1540 Oct 21
Ascue
Thomas Lewen, IronmongerWalbrook 1539-46.
Sheriff 1537-8.
Died 29 Jun 1555; Will (PCC 30 More) 20 Apr; proved 8 Jul 1555.
1540 Oct 25
Kytson
Sir John Gresham, MercerAldgate 1540-7. Dowgate 1547-53. Bassishaw 1553-6.
Sheriff 1537-8. Mayor 1547-8.
Knighted 18 Oct 1537; Master Mercers 1538, 1546, 1553, 1556. Died 23 Oct 1556; Will (PCC 28 Ketchyn) 18 Sep; proved 26 Nov 1556.
Younger brother of Sir Richard Gresham (Lord Mayor 1537-8) during whose mayoralty he was Sheriff. He was founder of Gresham's School, Holt.
1541 Jul 12
Monoux
Sir Andrew Judde, SkinnerFarringdon Without 1541-4. Bridge 1544-58.
Sheriff 1544-5. Mayor 1550-1.
Knighted 15 Feb 1551; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1547-8; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1557-8; Master Skinners 1533, 1538, 1542, 1547, 1551, 1555. Died 4 Sep 1558; Will (PCC 59 Noodes) 2 Sep; proved 15 Oct 1558.
Founder of Tonbridge School. His first wife died soon after he entered on his Mayoralty, and he married again within three months a lady who had been a widow for even a shorter time (Wriothesley's Chronicle, ii., 44, 45). He took as his third wife the daughter of Thomas Mirfyn (Mayor 1518-9), by which marriage he was ancestor of the Viscounts Strangford and of the later Lords Teynham.
Pat's note: His first and third wives were both named Mary; I believe that they have been confused. In 1523 Judd was co-executor of Thomas Mirfyn's will along with Mirfyn's own son. I believe this was as son-in-law to Mirfyn, Mary Mirfyn being the first wife and Mary Mathews the third wife.
1542 Jan 26
Pagett
Thomas Blanke, HaberdasherBishopsgate 1542.
Died 28 Nov 1563; Will (PCC 33 Chayre) cod. 6 Sep; proved 23 Dec 1563.
He suffered imprisonment for five days in the house of Sheriff Suckley for refusing to accept the office of Alderman (Wriothesley's Chronicle, i., 134). For his discharge see vol. I of this work, p. 228. He was father of Sir Thomas Blanke, Lord Mayor 1582-3.
1542 Sep 14
Blanke
Richard Dobbys, SkinnerTower 1542-56.
Sheriff 1543-4. Mayor 1551-2.
Knighted 8 May 1552; Master Skinners 1543, 1548, 1550, 1554. Died 13 May 1556; Will (PCC 8 Ketchyn) 11 May; proved 15 Jun 1556.
1542 Nov 9
Denham
Sir Rowland Hill, MercerCastle Baynard 1542-6. Walbrook 1546-61.
Sheriff 1541-2. Mayor 1549-50.
Knighted 18 May 1542; M.P. London 1553; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1557-8, 1559-61; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1558-61; Master Mercers 1543, 1550, 1555, 1561. Died 28 Oct 1561; Will (PCC 33 Loftes) 12 Nov 1560; proved 7 Nov 1561.
The first Protestant Lord Mayor; founder of Drayton School, co. Salop. He (as did Sir Richard Gresham) secured considerable grants of land from the spoils of the monasteries. He was described on a tablet in St. Stephen's Church, Walbrook, as "A friend to Virtue, a Lover of Learning, A prudent Person and worthy Counsellor, A Lover of Wisdom, of Justice a Furtherer." From his uncle, Ralph Hill, were descended the first Viscount Hill, the Peninsular general, and Rowland Hill, the celebrated preacher.
1542 Dec 7
Hollyes
Sir George Barne, HaberdasherPortsoken 1542-6. Coleman St 1546-58.
Sheriff 1545-6. Mayor 1552-3.
Knighted 11 Apr 1553. Died 18 Feb 1558; Will (PCC 13 Noodes) 15 Feb; proved 21 Mar 1558.
His son, Sir George, was Lord Mayor 1586-7; his daughter Anne married Sir Francis Walsingham, the well-known Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth, and another daughter Elizabeth was wife of Sir John Ryvers (Lord Mayor 1573-4).
1543 Jun 5
Dauntsey
Richard Gerveys, MercerAldersgate 1543-9. Bassishaw 1549-53.
Sheriff 1546-7.
Master Mercers 1544, 1551. Will (PCC 4 Wrastley) 27 Dec 1555; proved 7 Feb 1557.
1544 Mar 13
Spencer
Richard Rede, Salter Farringdon Without 1544-6.
Auditor 1538-40. Died 1550; Will (PCC 27 Coode) 7 Sep; proved 14 Nov 1550.
He refused to pay the benevolence demanded by Henry VIII in 1545, and was in consequence sent to serve with the army against the Scots, by whom he was taken prisoner.
1544 Jun 17
Bowyer
Sir Thomas Whyte, Merchant TaylorCornhill 1544-67.
Sheriff 1547-8. Mayor 1553-4.
Knighted 1553; Provost St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1551-2 (Treasurer 1549-50); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1562-6; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1566-7; Auditor 1542-4; Master Merchant Taylors 1535-6. Died 11 or 12 Feb 1567; Will (PCC 36 Stonarde) 8 Nov 1566; proved 21 Dec 1567.
Founder of St. John's College, Oxford, and a benefactor to Bristol aud Coventry and to Merchant Taylors' School. Fuller (Worthies, ii., 58) says of him that "whithersoever he went he left the finger-marks of his charity behind him." He did not accept office as Alderman until after committal to Newgate for refusing. He married the widow of Sir Ralph Warren (Lord Mayor 1536-7 and 1544).
1545 Sep 17
Sir J. Aleyn
Robert Chertsey, MercerFarringdon Within 1545-51.
Sheriff 1547-8.
Master Mercers 1547. Died 1555; Will (PCC 33 More) 1 Apr; proved 9 Oct 1555.
His widow (of whom he was the second husband) married twice after his decease, her third partner being Sir David Broke, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and the fourth Edward, 1st Lord North.
1545 Oct 20
Dormer
Sir William Lok, MercerVintry 1545-50.
Sheriff 1548-9.
Knighted 3 Mar 1549; Master Mercers 1548. Died 24 Aug 1550; Will (PCC 20 Coode) 15 Mar; proved 11 Sep 1550.
Grandson of John Lok (Alderman, Sheriff 1461-2), father of Michael Lok the traveller, and grandfather of Henry Lok, a writer of religious sonnets and psalms whom Warton describes as "the British Maevius." He was married four times and left issue by the first two, 13 sons and 6 daughters.
He is the subject of an article in the Dictionary of National Biography, but I omitted to put the distinguishing mark to his name at p. 31 of this volume. In the article neither the name of his Ward nor the date of his election as Alderman is given and the date of his knighthood is incorrectly recorded.
Edward VI began his reign 28 January 1546.
1546 Apr 13
Rede
Augustine Hynde, ClothworkerFarringdon Without 1546-7. Cripplegate 1547-54.
Sheriff 1550-1.
Master Clothworkers 1545. Died 10 Aug 1554; Will (PCC 6 More) 23 Jun; proved 16 Aug 1554.
His widow married Sir John Lyon (Lord Mayor 1554-5).
1546 Apr 15
Lewen
Richard Turke, FishmongerCastle Baynard 1546-52.
Sheriff 1549-50.
Auditor 1545-6. Died Oct 1552; Will (PCC 28 Powell) 7 Oct; proved 25 Oct 1552.
1546 May 13
Sadler
Henry Goodyere, LeathersellerPortsoken 1546-9.
Died ca Oct 1556 (buried 3 Nov); Will (PCC 25 Ketchyn) 26 Jun; proved 14 Dec 1556.
1547 Mar 1
R. Aleyn
John Lyon, GrocerQueenhithe 1547-64.
Sheriff 1550-1. Mayor 1554-5.
Knighted 27 Jan 1555; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1557-9; Master Grocers 1547-8, 1549-50, 1553-4, 1558-9. Died 8 Sep 1564; Will (PCC 3 Morrison) 4 Sep 1564; proved 8 Jan 1565.
1547 Mar 10
Forman
John Lambarde (Lamberd), DraperFarringdon Without 1547-9. Aldersgate 1549-54.
Sheriff 1551-2.
Master Drapers 1547-8, 1550-1, 1552-3. Died 4 Aug 1554; Will (PCC 6 More) 21 Mar 1553; proved 10 Aug 1554.
Father of William Lambarde, the antiquary.
1547 Mar 23
Cotes
John Usshe, FounderAldgate 1547.

In his Will dated May 30th, proved June 21, 1554 [PCC 3 More] his name is written "Wysse," which is probably correct. In Wriothesley's Chronicle, i., 183, it is printed "Wishe." He was committed to Newgate for refusing to accept office on April 13, 1547, but was sworn and immediately discharged April 21. Wriothesley states that he was sworn previous to his discharge, which the entry in Repertory 11 (not ii. as printed vol. I, p. 11) omits, recording the discharge only.
1547 Apr 26
Usshe
Sir William Garrarde, HaberdasherAldgate 1547-50. Broad St 1550-6. Lime St 1556-71.
Sheriff 1552-3. Mayor 1555-6.
Knighted bef 28 Feb 1556; M.P. London 1557-8; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1558-9; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1559-71 (Treasurer 1548-9); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1566-7; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1556-71. Died 27 Sep 1571; Will (PCC 3 Daper) 15 Apr 1570; proved 12 Jan 1572.
Father of Sir John Garrarde (Lord Mayor 1601-2) and father-in-law of Sir George Barne (Lord Mayor 1586-7). Stow describes him as "a grave, sober, wise and discreet citizen equal with the best and inferior to none of our time."
1548 Oct 22
Tolos
David Woodroffe, HaberdasherBishopsgate 1548-60
Sheriff 1554-5.
Died 24 Mar 1563; Will (21 Chayre) 26 Jun 1560; proved 22 May 1563.
His son, Sir Nicholas, was Lord Mayor 1579-80, and his daughter Mary was mother of Sir William Stonhouse, 1st Baronet of Radley.
1549 Mar 26
Sir R. Gresham
Stephen Kyrton, Merchant TaylorCheap 1549-53.
Master Merchant Taylors 1542-3. Died Aug 1553; Will (PCC 17 Tashe) 1 Feb 1552; proved 9 Aug 1553.
1549 Jul 18
Goodyere
Sir Thomas Offley, Merchant TaylorPortsoken 1549-50. Aldgate 1550-82.
Sheriff 1553-4. Mayor 1556-7.
Knighted 7 Feb 1557; President Christ's Hospital 1563 (? 1559); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1567-72; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1572-82; Master Merchant Taylors 1547-8. Died 29 Aug 1582; Will (PCC 39 Tirwhitt) 5 Aug 1580; proved 24 Aug 1582.
One of the earliest pupils of Lily, the Greek scholar, at St. Paul's. He is described by Fuller (Worthies, ed. Nuttall, i., 296) as the "Zacchaeus of London, not for his low stature but his high charity." He was brother-in-law to Stephen Kyrton (Alderman 1549-53) and son-in-law of John Nechyll or Nichylls (Alderman 1525). To his son Sir John Offley of Madeley, Isaak Walton dedicated The Compleat Angler.
1549 Oct 22
Roche
Christopher Aleyn, Mercer Farringdon Without 1549-50.
Died Feb 1536; Will (PCC 41 More) 21 Jan; proved 22 Feb 1556.
Brother of Sir John Aleyn (Lord Mayor 1525-6, 1535-6).
1550 May 20
(additional)
Sir John Ayliffe, Barber-SurgeonBridge Without 1550-3. Dowgate 1553-6.
Sheriff 1548-9.
Translated to Grocers 17 Jul 1550. Knighted 3 Mar 1549; Sergeant-Surgeon to Jenry VIII; Provost (1552-3) and President (1553-5) St. Bartholomew's Hospital; Master Barber-Surgeons 1538; Master Grocers 1551-2, 1556. Died Oct 1556; Will (PCC 26 Ketchyn) 27 Sep; 24 Dec 1556.
The first election for the Ward of Bridge Without.
Maternal grandson of Sir John Shaa (Lord Mayor 1501-2).
1550 Jun 3
Wylford
Lawrence Wythers, Salter Portsoken 1550-6.
M.P. London 1563-7; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1556-7. Died ca 1573.
1553 Sep 16
Lok
Sir William Hewet, ClothworkerVintry 1550-3. Candlewick 1553-67.
Sheriff 1553-4. Mayor 1559-60.
Knighted 21 Jan 1560; Auditor 1549-50; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1560-7; Master Clothworkers 1543. Died 25 Jan 1567; Will (PCC 9 Stonarde) 3 Jan; proved 11 Mar 1507.
Son-in-law of Nicholas Leveson (Sheriff 1534-5) and father-in-law of Sir Edward Osborne (Lord Mayor 1583-4).
1553 Sep 23
Aleyn
William Robyns, MercerFarringdon Without 1550-2.
Elected Sheriff 1526.
Master Mercers 1552. Died 30 Dec 1552; Will (PCC 3 Tashe) 9 Sep 1549; proved 7 Feb 1553.
1551 Apr 23
Chertsey
Sir Thomas Curtes, PewtererFarringdon Within 1551-9.
Sheriff 1546-7. Mayor 1557-8.
Translated to Fishmongers 22 Sep 1556. Knighted before 3 Feb 1558; M.P. London 1547-51; Auditor 1539-40; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1555-6; Master Pewterers 1538, 1539, 1545, 1546. Died 27 Nov 1559.
See Sir John Baddeley's Aldermen of Cripplegate Ward p. 145-7, for a full account of his prolonged resistance to the order of the Court of Aldermen that he should translate himself from the Pewterers to one of the 12 greater Companies.
1552 Oct 27
Turke
Sir Thomas Leigh, MercerCastle Baynard 1552-6. Broad St 1556-8. Coleman St 1558-71.
Sheriff 1555-6. Mayor 1558-9.
Knighted before 9 Feb 1559; Master Mercers 1554, 1559, 1564, 1569. Died 17 Nov 1571; Will (PCC 48 Holney) 20 Dec 1570; proved 14 Dec 1571.
He married the niece of Sir Rowland Hill (Lord Mayor 1549-50). From his eldest son the Lords Leigh of the present creation, and from his second those of the earlier creation were descended; his third son was grandfather of Sir Francis Leigh, created Earl of Chichester, through whom he was ancestor of Chatham and the younger Pitt. His daughter Winifred married Sir George Bond (Lord Mayor 1587-8) and was ancestre of the Dukes of Marlborough, Viscount Melbourne (the Premier) and later Dukes of Leeds.
1553 Jan 17
Robyns
Sir William Chester, DraperFarringdon Without 1553-6. Billingsgate 1556-9. Bassishaw 1559-66. Langbourn 1566-73.
Sheriff 1554-5. Mayor 1560-1.
Knighted 7 Feb 1557; M.P. London 1563-7; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1556-60, 1568-71; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1564-8; Master Drapers 1553-4, 1556-7, 1559-60, 1567-8, 1568-9. Died ca 1595; adm. 13 May 1595.
Stepson of Sir John Milbourne (Lord Mayor 1521-2). He married the widow of William Beswicke (Alderman 1564-5) and was ancestor of the Chester Baronets of Chicheley.
Mary began her reign 6 July 1553.
1553 Jul 20
Warren
John Machell, ClothworkerVintry 1553-6. Bassishaw 1556-8.
Sheriff 1555-6.
Auditor 1551-3; Master Clothworkers 1547. Died ca Aug 1558; Will (PCC 65 Noodes) cod. 4 Aug; adm. 10 Oct 1558.
1553 Aug 23
Kyrton
Sir Thomas Lodge, GrocerCheap 1553-66.
Sheriff 1559-60. Mayor 1562-3.
Knighted 8 Mar 1563; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1560-1; Master Grocers 1554-5, 1559-60; Governor Russia Company. Died Feb 1584; Will (PCC 29 Brudenell) 11 Dec 1583; proved 7 Jun 1585.
Son-in-law of Sir William Laxton (Lord Mayor 1544-5) and father of Thomas Lodge, the poet, dramatist and writer of tales, from whose "Rosalynde" Shakespeare derived the material for his play "As You Like It." Sir Thomas, who had ceased to be an Alderman, was committed to Newgate in 1576 for striking Alderman John Braunche on the face. He was the first Mayor "to leave ye cumly aunsyent custom of shavynge theyr beards." (Stow's Memoranda in Three Fifteenth Century Chronicles, p. 127). For an account of his quarrel with Queen Elizabeth's purveyor, Edward Skeggs, who carried off 12 capons provided for his table when Lord Mayor, see Strype's edition of Stow (1720), i.,289 quoted in Orridge The Citizens of London and their Rulers, pp. 127-130. His resignation was brought about by pressure. On Sept. 28, 1566, Aldermen Draper and Martyn were commissioned to "move him to surrender." (Rep. 16, fo. 114b.)
1553 Nov 14
Gerveys
Sir William Harper, Merchant TaylorBridge Without 1553-6. Dowgate 1556-74.
Sheriff 1556-7. Mayor 1561-2.
Knighted 15 Feb 1562; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1552-3; Master Merchant Taylors 1553-4. Died 27 Feb 1574; Will (PCC 14 Martyn) 27 Oct 1573; proved 6 Apr 1574.
Founder of the Grammar School at Bedford.
1554 Aug 30
Lambarde
Henry Herdson, SkinnerAldersgate 1554-5.
Master Skinners 1552. Died Dec 1555; Will (PCC 38 More) 16 Dec 1555; proved 10 Jan 1556.
1554 Aug 30
Hynde
Sir John Whyte, GrocerCripplegate 1554-8. Broad St 1558-67. Cornhill 1567-73.
Sheriff 1556-7. [Elected Sheriff 1553.] Mayor 1563-4.
Knighted bef 25 Jan 1564; M.P. London 1566-7, 1571-2; Auditor 1554; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1549; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1568-73; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1572-3; Master Grocers 1555-6, 1560-1. Died 9 Jun 1573; Will (PCC 40 Peter) 29 May; proved 20 Aug 1573.
Brother of John Whyte, Bishop of Winchester, an instance of two brothers bearing the same baptismal name. He married the widow of Ralph Greneway (Alderman 1556-8). "He wore a rownd cape" [i.e. cap] "that wayed not iiii. ouncis, which semyd to all men in consyderation of ye auncient bonyt, to be very uncomly" [Stow's Memoranda in Three Fifteenth Century Chronicles, p. 127]. His son Robert's two daughters married respectively Sir Richard Tichborne, Bart., and his brother Sir Walter; from the latter marriage the present Baronet is descended, the personation of whose uncle by Arthur Orton was the origin of the celebrated "Tichborne case."
1555 Feb 14
Amcotts
John Lowen, DraperBillingsgate 1555.
Master Drapers 1555-6, 1558-9. Died 31 Aug 1559; Will (PCC 45 Chayney) 10 Oct 1557; proved 24 Oct 1559.
1556 Jan 16
Herdson
James Altham, ClothworkerAldersgate 1556-61.
Sheriff 1557-8.
Sheriff Essex 1570-1. Will (PCC 16 Rower) 17 Dec 1582; proved 9 Mar 1583.
Son of Edward Altham, Sheriff 1531-2. His first wife was sister of Sir Thomas Blanke (Lord Mayor 1582-3) and his second was daughter of Sir Andrew Judde (Lord Mayor 1550-1). By the former he was father of James Altham, Baron of the Exchequer, whose daughter married Arthur Annesley, first Earl of Anglesey. Altham was fined 100 marks "for his contemptuous disobedyence in not observynge the order of this Court " [Rep. 14, fo. 513b] July 24, 1561, and discharged from his Aldermanry a week later.
1556 Jan 30
Lowen
Sir Richard Malorye, Mercer Farringdon Without 1556-60. Vintry 1560-7.
Sheriff 1557-8. Mayor 1564-5.
Knighted 18 Feb 1565; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1554-5; Master Mercers 1557, 1562, 1565. Died Mar 1567; Will (PCC 9 Stonarde) 16 Jun 1566; proved 27 Mar 1567.
Son-in-law of Robert Pakynton, M.P. for London.
1556 Jun 25
Dobbys
John Hawes (Halse), Clothworker Tower 1556-65.
Sheriff 1558-9.
Master Clothworkers 1546. Died ca 1573; Will (PCC 17 Martyn) 10 Aug 1573; adm. 1 May 1574.
1556 Sep 24
Laxton
Richard Champyon, Draper Castle Baynard 1556-65. Tower 1565-8.
Sheriff 1558-9. Mayor 1565-6.
Knighted 17 Feb 1566; Master Drapers 1557-8, 1560-1, 1568. Died 30 Oct 1568; Will (PCC 23 Babyington) 22 Oct; proved 22 Nov 1568.
1556 Oct 15
Champneys
Sir Christopher Draper, IronmongerCordwainer 1556-81.
Sheriff 1560-1. Mayor 1566-7.
Knighted 16 Feb 1567; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1573-81; Master Ironmongers 1557, 1562, 1564, 1567, 1571, 1575, 1579, 1580. Died 8 May 1581; Will (PCC 22 Darcy) 21 Jul 1580; proved 8 Jun 1581.
His daughters married respectively Sir William Webbe (Lord Mayor 1591-2), Sir Wolstan Dixie (Lord Mayor 1585-6) and Sir Nicholas Woodroffe (Lord Mayor 1579-80). Lady Woodroffe took a second Aldermanic husband, Sir Henry Billingsley (Lord Mayor 1596-7).
1556 Oct 22
Huberthorn
Sir Roger Martin, Mercer Bread St 1556-73.
Sheriff 1559-60. Mayor 1567-8.
Knighted 14 Mar 1568; Master Mercers 1568, 1573. Died 20 Dec 1573; Will (PCC 1 Martyn) 8 Sep 1573; proved 28 Jan 1574.
Son-in-law of Humphrey Pakington (brother of Robert Pakynton, M.P. for London). His wife's sisters married Sir Lionel Duckett (Lord Mayor 1572-3) and Edward Jakman (Alderman, Sheriff 1564-5) respectively; the latter afterwards married James Bacon (Alderman, Sheriff 1568-9); the former had previously been the wife of Humphrey Baskerfeld (Alderman, Sheriff 1561-2).
1556 Nov 12
Ayliff
Ralph Greneway, Grocer Bridge Without 1556-8.
Master Grocers 1557-8. Died May 1558; Will (PCC 30 Noodes) 3 May; proved 27 Jun 1558.
1556 Dec 1
Sir J. Gresham
Richard Foulkes, ClothworkerVintry 1556-60.
[Elected Sheriff 1560.]
Master Clothworkers 1550. Died ca Nov 1570; Will (PCC 38 Lyon) 22 Oct; proved 11 Dec 1570.
1557 Jun 22
Wythers
Sir Thomas Rowe, Merchant TaylorPortsoken 1557-60. Bishopsgate 1560-70.
Sheriff 1560-1. Mayor 1568-9.
Knighted (bef 14 Jul) 1569; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1567-8; Master Merchant Taylors 1557-8. Died 2 Sep 1570; Will (PCC 28 Lyon) 2 May 1569; proved 31 Oct 1570.
Son-in-law of Sir John Gresham (Lord Mayor 1547-8), first cousin of Sir William Rowe (Lord Mayor 1592-3), father of Sir Henry Rowe (Lord Mayor 1607-8), and grandfather of Sir Thomas Roe, the Ambassador.
1558 Mar 31
Barne
Alexander Avenon, Ironmonger Cripplegate 1558-66. Farringdon Within 1566-78. Bread St 1578-80.
Sheriff 1561-2. Mayor 1569-70.
Knighted (before 8 Jun) 1570; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1555-6; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1571-3; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1573-80; Master Ironmongers 1559, 1560, 1563, 1566, 1568, 1570, 1574, 1578. Died ca Jul 1580; adm. 23 Sep 1580.
1558 Jun 21
Greneway
John Cowper, FishmongerBridge Without 1558-67. Queenhithe 1567-70.
Sheriff 1551-2.
(?) M.P. Stayning 1572. Died Aug 1584; Will (PCC 23 Watson) 4 Aug; proved 18 Aug 1584.
Grandfather of Sir William Cowper, 1st Baronet and ancestor of the Earls Cowper and of the poet William Cowper. Stow says that he was "put by his term of Mayoralty upon some private displeasure of his brethren." Mr. Kingsford in his edition of Stow says that Stow "glosses over his shortcomings which lost him his term of Mayoralty."
1558 Sep 27
Judde
Humphrey Baskerfeld (Baskerville), MercerBridge 1558-64.
Sheriff 1561-2.
Auditor 1558; Master Mercers 1560. Died Feb 1564; Will (PCC 9 Stevenson) 1 Sep 1563; adm. 14 Mar 1564.
Son-in-law of Humphrey Pakington; his widow married Sir Lionel Duckett (Lord Mayor 1572-3).
Elizabeth began her reign 17 November 1558.
1559 Jan 19
Machell
William Alleyn (Allen), Leatherseller[Bridge Without 1558.] Billingsgate 1559-64. Bridge 1564-86.
Sheriff 1562-3. Mayor 1571-2.
Admitted to Mercers ca 1564. Knighted (bef 4 Feb) 1572; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1573-80; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1582-6; Master Leathersellers 1558-9, Mercers 1566, 1571, 1577, 1583. Died May 1586.
1560 Jan 9
Curtes
Richard Chamberlyn (Chamberlain), IronmongerFarringdon Within 1560-6.
Sheriff 1562-3.
Auditor 1558-60; Master Ironmongers 1565. Died 19 Nov 1566; Will (PCC 7 Stonarde) 18 Oct 1563; proved 20 Feb 1567.
Father of John Chamberlain, the letter-writer.
1560 Jan 25
Woodroffe
Edward Bankes, HaberdasherPortsoken 1560-6.
Sheriff 1563-4.
Died 11 Jul 1566; Will (PCC 26 Crymes) 18 Jun; proved 19 Oct 1566.
His widow married George Freville, Baron of the Exchequer.
1560 Sep 19
Foulkes
Sir Rowland Heywarde, ClothworkerFarringdon Without 1560-4. Queenhithe 1564-6. Cripplegate 1566-71. Lime St 1571-93.
Sheriff 1563-4. Mayor 1570-1, 1591.
Knighted (before 3 May) 1571; M.P. London 1572-83; Auditor 1556-8; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1561-3; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1572-93; Master Clothworkers 1559; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1580-2; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1582-93. Died 5 Dec 1593; Will (PCC 24 Dixy) 17 Nov 1592; proved 4 Mar 1594.
He was the father of 16 children. His second wife was grand-daughter of Sir Andrew Judde (Lord Mayor 1550-1). His daughter Elizabeth married Lord Knyvett; another daughter, Joan, married Sir John Thynne, ancestor of the Marquesses of Bath.
1561 Aug 1
Altham
Edward Gylbert, Goldsmith Aldersgate 1561-4
President Bethlem and Bridewell 1563-4; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1562. Died 1591.
His grand-daughter married Philip, 3rd Lord Wharton.
1561 Dec 2
Hill
Edward Jakman, GrocerWalbrook 1561-9.
Sheriff 1564-5.
Died Sep 1569; Will (PCC 3 Lyon) cod. 24 Sep 1569; proved 5 Feb 1570.
1564 Mar 9
Baskerfeld
Richard Lamberd (Lambert), GrocerBillingsgate 1564-6. Bassishaw 1566-7.
Sheriff 1566-7.
Died 4 Apr 1567; Will (PCC 26 Stonarde) 31 Mar; proved 16 Sep 1567.
His brother Walter was father of the first Lord Cavan and ancestor of the Earls of Cavan.
1564 Oct 5
Lyon
William Beswicke, DraperFarringdon Without 1564-5.
Died 5 May 1567; Will (PCC 14 Stonarde) 14 Apr; proved 31 May 1567.
His widow married Sir William Chester (Lord Mayor 1560-1).
1564 Dec 5
Gylbert
Sir Lionel Duckett, Mercer Aldersgate 1564-7. Bassishaw 1567-87.
Sheriff 1564-5. Mayor 1572-3.
Knighted 2 Feb 1573; Auditor 1559-61; Elected President St. Thomas' Hospital 1573; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1580-6; Master Mercers 1567, 1572, 1578, 1584. Died Jul 1587; Will (PCC 9 Rutland) 9 Jul 1587; proved 20 Feb 1588.
Partner of Sir Thomas Gresham, the founder of the Royal Exchange, of whose Will he was executor. He married the widow of Humphrey Baskerfeld (Alderman, Sheriff 1561-2).
1565 Aug 30
Beswicke
Sir John Ryvers, GrocerFarringdon Without 1565-8. Broad St 1568-74. Walbrook 1574-84.
Sheriff 1565-6. Mayor 1573-4.
Knighted 2 May 1574; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1580-4. Died ca Mar 1584; Will (PCC 37 Butts) 31 Jan; proved 10 Apr 1584.
Son-in-law of Sir George Barne (Lord Mayor 1552-3) and brother-in-law of Sir George Barne (Lord Mayor 1586-7).
1565 Oct 2
John Hawes
Sir James Hawes, ClothworkerCastle Baynard 1565-73. Cornhill 1573-82.
Sheriff 1565-6. Mayor 1574-5.
Knighted (before 11 Jun) 1575; Master Clothworkers 1561. Died Sep 1582 (buried 13 Sep).
One of his daughters married Sir Robert Lee (Lord Mayor 1602-3), and another Sir John Watts (Lord Mayor 1606-7), and a third Thomas Wilford, Chamberlain of the City.
1566 Sep 3
Bankes
Sir Ambrose Nicholas, SalterPortsoken 1566-9. Walbrook 1569-74. Bread St 1574-8.
Sheriff 1566-7. Mayor 1575-6.
Knighted 19 Feb 1576; Auditor 1564-6; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1559-61, 1562-6. Died May 1578; Will (PCC 22 Langley) 30 Apr; proved 31 May 1578.
One of his daughters married Sir Paul Tracy, Bart., another William Dutton, from which marriage the Lords Sherborne are descended.
1566 Oct 8
Bowes
John Langley, GoldsmithBillingsgate 1566-70. Queenhithe 1570-3. Langbourn 1573-8.
Sheriff 1567. Mayor 1576-7.
Knighted 15 Mar 1577; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1577. Died Jan 1578; Will (PCC 1 Langley) cod. 1 Jan; proved 25 Jan 1578.
1566 Dec 12
Lodge
Sir Thomas Ramsey, GrocerCheap 1566-88. Cornhill 1588-90.
Sheriff 1567-8. Mayor 1577-8.
Knighted 1 May 1578; President Christ's Hospital 1582-90; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1586-90. Died 19 May 1590; Will (PCC 29 Drury) 20 Sep 1585; proved 29 May 1590.
His widow (daughter of William Dale, of Bristol) was a benefactress to Christ's Hospital and to Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, Bristol.
1567 Jan 23
Chamberlyn
Henry Beecher, HaberdasherBridge Without 1567-71.
Sheriff 1569-70.
Died 15 Jan 1571; Will (PCC 10 Holney) cod. 8 Dec 1570; proved 3 Feb 1571.
1567 Feb 18
Hewet
William Bonde, HaberdasherCandlewick 1567-76.
Sheriff 1567-8.
Auditor 1566-7. Died 31 May 1576; Will (PCC 26 Carew) cod. 30 May; proved 20 Sep 1576.
Brother of Sir George Bonde (Lord Mayor, 1587-8) and father of Martin Bond, M.P. for the City 1624-5. He purchased Crosby Place in 1567.
1567 Mar 6
Sir T. Whyte
Robert Hardyng, SalterBroad St 1567-77.
Sheriff 1568. [Elected Sheriff 1564.]
Auditor 1558-60. Died 26 Nov 1568; Will (PCC 26 Babington) 20 Nov; proved 3 Dec 1568.
1567 Apr 15
Malorye
John Oliff, Merchant TaylorVintry 1567-77.
Sheriff 1568-9.
Master Merchant Taylors 1564-5. Died 26 Jun 1577; Will (PCC 29 Daughtrey) 16 Nov 1574; proved 14 Jul 1577.
1567 Apr 24
Lamberd
James Bacon, FishmongerAldersgate 1567-73
Sheriff 1568-9.
Treasurer St. Thomas' Hospital 1562-7. Died 5 Jun 1573; Will (PCC 28 Peter) 27 Apr; proved 28 Sep 1573.
Brother of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, and uncle of Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albany ("Lord Bacon" as he is generally but erroneously styled), Lord Chancellor and philosopher. He married the widow of Edward Jakman (Alderman, Sheriff 1564-5).
1568 Nov 23
Champyon
William Dane, IronmongerTower 1568-73.
Sheriff 1569-70.
Master Ironmongers 1569, 1573. Died 5 Sep 1573; Will (PCC 29 Peter) 7 Sep 1563; proved 28 Sep 1573.
1568 Dec 14
Hardyng
Francis Barnham (Barnam), DraperFarringdon Without 1568-73. Tower 1573-6.
Sheriff 1570-1.
Treasurer St. Thomas' Hospital 1567-9; Master Drapers 1568-9, 1571-2. Died 10 May 1576; Will (PCC 10 Carew) cod. 1 Apr; proved 12 May 1576.
1569 Oct 11
Jakman
Philip Gunter, SkinnerPortsoken 1569.
Master Skinners 1556, 1559, 1565, 1568, 1575, 1579, 1582. Died 15 Feb 1583; Will (PCC 8 Rowe) 8 Jan; proved 19 Feb 1583.
1569 Nov 15
Gunter
Henry Mylles, GrocerPortsoken 1569-74.
Sheriff 1571-2.
Auditor 1567-9; Master Grocers 1562-3. Died 22 Jan 1574; Will (PCC 15 Martyn) 16 Jan; proved 26 Apr 1574.
1570 Sep 26
Rowe
Richard Pype, Leatherseller Bishopsgate 1570-87.
Sheriff 1572-3. Mayor 1578-9.
Translated to Drapers 2 Oct 1571. Knighted bef 11 Feb 1579; Master Leathersellers 1566-7, Drapers 1573-4, 1577-8, 1581-2. Died Sep 1587; Will (PCC 66 Spencer) 22 Jun; proved 4 Nov 1587.
1570 Dec 14
Cowper
William Boxe, GrocerBillingsgate 1570-81.
Sheriff 1570-1.
Treasurer Bethlem and Bridewell 1560-3; Master Grocers 1566-7.
1571 Feb 8
Beecher
Sir Nicholas Woodroffe, HaberdasherBridge Without 1571-4. Dowgate 1574-88.
Sheriff 1572-3. Mayor 1579-80.
Knighted 7 Feb 1580; M.P. London 1584-5; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1584-6 (Treasurer 1569-71); Master Haberdashers 1585. Died 18 May 1598; Will (PCC 71 Lewyn) 7 May 1596; proved 7 Aug 1598.
Son of David Woodroffe (Alderman, Sheriff 1554-5), and son-in-law of Stephen Kyrton (Alderman 1549-53).
1571 Nov 6
Garrarde
Sir John Branche, Draper Cripplegate 1571-86.
Sheriff 1571-2. Mayor 1580-1.
Knighted 5 Feb 1581; Master Drapers 1572-3, 1576-7, 1579-80, 1583-4. Died 24 Jul 1588; Will (PCC 55 Rutland) 10 Jun; proved 23 Sep 1588.
Grandson of John Wylkynson (Alderman, Sheriff 1519-20). For his fracas with Sir Thomas Lodge see Sir J. Baddeley's Aldermen of Cripplegate Ward, p. 231.
1571 Dec 11
Leigh
James Harvye, IronmongerColeman St 1571-8. Langbourn 1578-83.
Sheriff 1573-4. Mayor 1581-2.
Knighted 6 May 1582; Auditor 1567-8; Master Ironmongers 1572, 1576, 1580, 1582. Died Jun 1583; Will (PCC 31 Rower) 29 Apr; proved 5 Jul 1583.
1573 Feb 26
Chester
Thomas Blanke, Haberdasher Queenhithe 1573-82. Cornhill 1582-8.
Sheriff 1574-5. Mayor 1582-3.
Knighted 5 May 1583; Master Haberdashers 1582-3. Died 28 Oct 1588; Will (PCC 5 Leicester) 30 Sep 1585; proved 2 Nov 1588.
1573 Jun 23
Bacon
Anthony Gamage, Ironmonger Aldersgate 1573-9.
Sheriff 1574-5.
Auditor 1568-70; Master Ironmongers 1573, 1577. Died 11 Jun 1579; Will (PCC 32 Bakon) 15 Dec 1571; proved 9 Jul 1579.
1573 Jul 7
Sir J. Whyte
Sir Edward Osborne, ClothworkerCastle Baynard 1573-6. Candlewick 1576-92.
Sheriff 1575-6. Mayor 1583-4.
Knighted 2 Feb 1584; M.P. London 1586-7; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1586-92 (Treasurer 1571-3); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1590-2; Governor Levant Company. Died 4 Feb 1592.
Apprentice to Sir William Hewet (Lord Mayor 1559-60), whose daughter he rescued from drowning at London Bridge, and afterwards married. He was great-grandfather of the first Duke of Leeds (the Lord Treasurer Danby of Charles II's reign) and ancestor of the present Duke.
1573 Oct 6
Dawe
Sir Thomas Pullyson, Draper Farringdon Without 1573-7. Vintry 1577-88.
Sheriff 1573-4. Mayor 1584-5.
Knighted 14 Feb 1585; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1586-8; Master Drapers 1574-5, 1578-9, 1582-3, 1586-7.
He lived to a great age and fell on evil days; the Court of Aldermen granted him a pension of £40 for life which was continued to his widow. In April, 1616, 28 years after his retirement from the Court of Aldermen, he was reported to be very sick and speechless. His daughter married Richard Wilbraham, Common Serjeant, from which marriage the Earls of Lathom are descended.
1574 Feb 4
Martyn
Sir Wolstan Dixie, SkinnerBroad St 1574-93. Bassishaw 1593-4.
Sheriff 1575-6. Mayor 1585-6.

Son-in-law of Sir Christopher Draper (Lord Mayor 1566-7) and founder of Market Bosworth Grammar School.
1574 Feb 16
Mylles
William Kympton, Merchant Taylor Portsoken 1574-80. Bread St 1580-5.
Sheriff 1576-7.
Master Merchant Taylors 1570-1.
He was imprisoned and fined 500 marks for misprision of treason in concealing a letter from the Vicar of Hadley informing him of a riot.
1574 Apr 1
Harper
Gerard Gore, Merchant Taylor Bridge Without 1574.
Master Merchant Taylors 1567-8. Died 11 Dec 1607; Will (PCC 7 Windebank) 19 Dec 1602; proved 16 Jan 1608.
Father of Sir John Gore (Lord Mayor 1624-5), William Gore (Alderman, Sheriff 1615-6) and Richard Gore, M.P. for the City 1604-11.
1574 Sep 9
Gore
John Harryson, Goldsmith Bridge Without 1574.
Auditor 1563-5; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1564.
1574 Oct 26
Harryson
Sir George Barne, HaberdasherBridge Without 1574-6. Tower 1576-83. Langbourn 1583-7. Bassishaw 1587-93.
Sheriff 1576-7. Mayor 1586-7.
Knighted 1587; M.P. London 1588-9; Auditor 1574; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1592-3; Master Haberdashers 1586-7. Died ca Jan 1593; Will (PCC 1 Newell) 2 Apr 1592; proved 20 Jan 1593.
Son of Sir George Barne (Lord Mayor 1552-3) ar brother-in-law of Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth. His daughter married the first Lord Aungier of Longford.
1576 Jul 5
Barnham
John Hardyng, SalterTower 1576.
Died Oct 1576; Will (PCC 28 Carew) 30 Sep; proved 19 Oct 1576.
1576 Jul 12
Bonde
Francis Bowyer, GrocerCastle Baynard 1576-81.
Sheriff 1577-8.
Auditor 1569-71; Master Grocers 1575-6. Died 15 Jun 1581; Will (PCC 27 Darcy) 27 Jul 1580; proved 3 Jul 1581.
His daughter married Sir William Spencer of Yarnton and their daughter married Sir Henry Montagu, Lord Chief Justice and Lord High Treasurer, created Earl of Manchester, and was mother of the 2nd Earl (the celebrated Parliamentarian General) from whom the Dukes of Manchester are descended.
1576 Oct 19
Hardyng
Thomas Starkye, SkinnerBridge Without 1576-81. Cordwainer 1581-8.
Sheriff 1578-9.
Auditor 1571-3; Master Skinners 1574, 1578, 1581, 1584; Will (PCC 3 Dixy) 5 Apr 1592; proved 22 Jan 1594.
His first wife was daughter of Sir Alexander Avenon (Lord Mayor 1569-70) and his second of Sir William Alleyn (Lord Mayor 1571-2).
1577 Jul 16
Oliff
Nicholas Backhouse, Grocer Farringdon Without 1577-80.
Sheriff 1577-8.
Auditor 1570-2; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1576-7. Died 12 Jun 1580; Will (PCC 26 Arundell) 26 Aug 1576; proved 6 Jul 1580.
1578 Feb 6
Langley
Sir George Bonde, Haberdasher Coleman St 1578-84. Walbrook 1584-92.
Sheriff 1578-8. Mayor 1587-8.
Knighted bef 20 Feb 1588; Auditor 1574-6; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1588-9; Master Haberdashers 1587-8. Died ca Apr 1592; Will (PCC 30 Harington) 2 Mar; proved 29 Apr 1592.
Son-in-law of Sir Thomas Leigh (Lord Mayor 1558-9). Through one daughter he was ancestor of Viscount Melbourne, the first Prime Minister of Queen Victoria, and through another of the Dukes of Marlborough, Lord Randolph Churchill, Mr. Winston Churchill and the later Dukes of Leeds.
1578 May 29
Nicholas
Sir Richard Martin, GoldsmithFarringdon Within 1578-98. Bread St 1598-1602.
Sheriff 1581-2. [Elected Sheriff 1578.] Mayor 1589, 1594.
Knighted 1589; Auditor 1573-5; Master Mint 1581-1617; President Christ's Hospital 1594-1602; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1594-1602; Prime Warden Goldsmiths 1592-3. Died Jul 1617; adm. 19 Aug 1617.
His daughter married Sir Julius Caesar (Chancellor of the Exchequer and Master of the Rolls, temp. King James I.). He was removed from his Aldermanry in 1602 on account of his "unfitting demeanour and carriage." See Overall Remembrancia, p. 4.
1579 Jun 30
Gamage
Martin Calthorp, DraperAldersgate 1579-88. Cheap 1588-9.
Sheriff 1579-80. Mayor 1588-9.
Knighted before 6 Mar 1589; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1572-3; Master Drapers 1580-1, 1584-5, 1587-8. Died May 1589; Will (PCC 48 Leicester) 3 May; proved 16 May 1589.
1580 Jun 23
Backhouse
Sir John Harte, Grocer Farringdon Without 1580-2. Queenhithe 1582-90. Cornhill 1590-5. Lime St 1595-1604.
Sheriff 1579-80. Mayor 1589-90.
Knighted bef 12 Mar 1589; M.P. London 1592-3, 1597-8; Auditor 1575-7; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1593-1604 (Treasurer 1573-4); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1594-1602; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1602-4; Committee E.I.C. (elected Governor) 1602. Died Jan 1604; Will (PCC 1 Harte) 3 Jan; proved 23 Jan 1604.
One of the chief founders of the East India Company. His eldest daughter married Sir George Bolles (Lord Mayor 1617-8) and his second Humphrey Smith (Alderman, Sheriff 1629-30).
1580 Jul 26
Avenon
Ralph Woodcocke, Grocer Bridge Without 1581-3. Tower 1583-5. Bread St 1585-91.
Sheriff 1580-1. Mayor 1590-1.
Knighted Jun 1591. Died 7 Sep 1591; Will (PCC 77 Sainherbe) 17 Jul 1589; proved 15 Oct 1591.
1581 Jun 1
Draper
John Allott, Fishmonger Portsoken 1580-4. Coleman St 1584-6.
Sheriff 1580-1.
Died 1 Sep 1586; Will (PCC 47 Windsor) 1 Sep; proved 7 Sep 1586.
1581 Jun 6
Boxe
Sir William Webbe, Salter Billingsgate 1581-94. Cordwainer 1594-9.
Sheriff 1581-2. Mayor 1591-2.
Knighted (between 9 May and 1 Jul) 1592; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1577-8; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1594-8. Died 4 Jul 1599; Will (PCC 62 Kidd) 26 Mar; proved 7 Jul 1599.
Son-in-law of Sir Christopher Draper (Lord Mayor 1566-7) and uncle of Archbishop Laud.
1581 Jun 27
Bowyer
William Rowe, Ironmonger Castle Baynard 1581-93.
Sheriff 1582-3. Mayor 1592-3.
Knighted (between 24 Apr and 23 May) 1593; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1592-3; Master Ironmongers 1583, 1584, 1587, 1589, 1590. Died 23 Oct 1593; Will (PCC 36 Dixy) 21 Oct 1593; proved 11 May 1594.
1582 Sep 27
Offley
John Haydon, MercerAldgate 1582.
Sheriff 1582. [Elected Sheriff 1580.]
Master Mercers 1582. Died Nov 1582; Will (PCC 14 Butts) 25 Nov; proved 28 Nov 1582.
1582 Oct 16
Hawes
Cuthbert Buckle (Buckell), VintnerFarringdon Without 1582-6. Bridge 1586-94. Bassishaw 1594.
Sheriff 1582-3. [Elected Sheriff 1580.] Mayor 1593-4.
Knighted (between 29 May and 24 Jun) 1594; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1593-4 (Treasurer 1579-81). Died Jul 1594; Will (PCC 55 Dixy) 28 Jun; proved 3 Jul 1594.
1582 Dec 13
Haydon
William Masham (Marsham), Grocer Aldgate 1582-8. Cordwainer 1588-94.
Sheriff 1583-4. [Elected Sheriff 1580.]
Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1579-80; Died ca Nov 1600; Will (PCC 71 Wallop) 4 Oct; proved 26 Nov 1600.
1583 Jun 27
Harvye
Sir John Spencer, ClothworkerBridge Without 1583-7. Langbourn 1587-94. Bassishaw 1594-1610.
Sheriff 1583-4. [Elected Sheriff 1578, 1580.] Mayor 1594-5.
Knighted (between 27 May and 16 Jun) 1595; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1602-4; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1604-10; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1604-10; Committee E.I.C. 1601-2; elected Master Clothworkers 1580. Died 3 Mar 1610; adm. 16 Mar 1610.
He bought Crosby Place from the heirs of William Bonde (Alderman, Sheriff 1567-8). His daughter (his only child) eloped with Lord Compton, afterwards Earl of Northampton. According to the legend she escaped from her father's house, secreted in a baker's basket. From her marriage the Marquesses of Northampton, Bishop Compton of London and two Prime Ministers (the Earl of Wilmington and Spencer Perceval) were descended.
1584 May 7
Ryvers
Sir Stephen Slanye, Skinner Portsoken 1584-6. Coleman St 1586-96. Broad St 1596=1608.
Sheriff 1584-5. Mayor 1595-6.
Knighted May 1596; Auditor 1576-8, 1581-3; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1599-1600; President Christ's Hospital 1602-8; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1604-8; Master Skinners 1585, 1587, 1591, 1598. Died 27 Dec 1608; Will (PCC 5 Dorset) 2 Aug 1598; proved 3 Jan 1609.
His daughter was mother of Sir Stephen Lennard, 1st Baronet of West Wickham.
1585 Nov 16
Kympton
Sir Henry Billingsley, HaberdasherTower 1585-92. Candlewick 1592-1606.
Sheriff 1584-5. Mayor 1596-7.
Knighted (between 19 Jan and 21 Feb) 1597; M.P. London 1585, 1604-6; Auditor 1580-2; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1594-1606; Custom Ex. Port London 1589; Master Haberdashers 1584-5, 1590-1, 1595-6, 1605-6. Died 22 Nov 1606; Will (PCC 91 Stafford) 6 Aug; proved 30 Dec 1606.
The first translator of Euclid's Elements of Geometry into English. His second wife was daughter of Sir Christopher Draper (Lord Mayor 1556-7).
1588 Jun 7
Alleyn
Anthony Ratclyffe, Merchant TaylorFarringdon Without 1586-93. Broad St 1593-6.
Sheriff 1585-6.
Master Merchant Taylors 1577-8. Died ca 1603; adm. May 1603.
1586 Sep 27
Woodcocke
Henry Prannell, VintnerPortsoken 1586-8. Aldersgate 1588-9.
Sheriff 1585-6. [Elected Sheriff 1580.]
Died 22 Oct 1589; Will (PCC 81 Leicester) 1 Sep; proved 30 Oct 1589.
His widow, daughter of the 3rd Viscount Bindon, was married after his death to the Earl of Hertford (son of the Protector Somerset) and later to the 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox.
1586 Oct 28
Branche
William Elkyn, Mercer Cripplegate 1586-8. Dowgate 1588-93.
Sheriff 1586-7.
Master Mercers 1586, 1592. Died 31 Oct 1593; Will (PC 18 Newell) 22 Aug 1592; proved 13 Nov 1593.
Son-in-law of Thomas Wylkes (Alderman 1538-9).
1588 Aug 10
Duckett
Robert Howse, ClothworkerBridge Without 1587-91.
Sheriff 1586-7. [Elected Sheriff 1582.]
1588 Sep 28
Pype
Thomas Skinner, Clothworker Bishopsgate 1587-96. Cripplegate 1596.
Sheriff 1587-8. [Elected Sheriff 1584.] Mayor 1596.
Master Clothworkers 1584. Died 30 Dec 1596; Will (PCC 51 Cobham) 28 Dec 1596; proved 9 Jun 1597.
1588 Apr 1
Woodroffe
John Catcher, PewtererCripplegate 1588-96.
Sheriff 1587-8.
Master Pewterers 1585. Died 1602; Will (PCC 65 Montagu) 11 Mar 1599; proved 13 Oct 1602.
1588 Aug 16
Pullyson
Hugh Offley, LeathersellerVintry 1588-94. Lime St 1594.
Sheriff 1588-9.
Auditor 1578-80; Treasurer St. Thomas' Hospital 1577-9; Master Leathersellers 1577-8, 1585. Died 26 Nov 1594; Will (PCC 82 Dixy) cod. 29 Oct; proved 29 Nov 1594.
Brother of Sir Thomas Offley (Lord Mayor 1556-7) and son-inlaw of Robert Hardyng (Alderman, Sheriff 1568).
1588 Sep 26
Starkye
Sir Richard Saltonstall, SkinnerAldgate 1588-92. Tower 1592-1601.
Sheriff 1588-9. Mayor 1597-8.
Knighted ca Mar 1598; M.P. London 1586-7; Auditor 1578-80; Treasurer St. Thomas' Hospital 1575-7; Governor Merchant Adventurers; Collector Customs, London; Master Skinners 1589, 1593, 1595, 1599. Died 17 Mar 1601; Will (PCC 32 Woodhall); proved 19 May 1601.
He had a family of 7 sons and 9 daughters. His eldest son was ancestor of the Earls of Guilford; one of his daughters married Sir Thomas Myddelton (Lord Mayor 1613-14), another was mother of Sir Peter Wyche, Ambassador to Constantinople.
1588 Dec 14
Blanke
Giles Garton, Ironmonger Portsoken 1588-9.
Master Ironmongers 1586. Died 1593; Will (PCC 34 Newell) 20 Jan; proved 10 May 1593.
1589 Jan 16
Garton
Richard Gourney, Haberdasher Portsoken 1589-94. Bridge 1594-7.
Sheriff 1589-90.
Auditor 1587-9; Master Haberdashers 1589-90, 1596-7. Died 5 Mar 1597; Will (PCC 35 Cobham) 15 Oct 1596; proved 8 Apr 1597.
1589 May 29
Calthorp
William Thorowgood, Draper Cheap 1589.
[Elected Sheriff 1580.]
Master Drapers 1585-6, 1588-9. Will (PCC 8 Bolein) 6 Aug 1602; proved 25 Feb 1603.
1589 Jun 10
Thorowgood
John Dent, SalterCheap 1589.
[Elected Sheriff 1589.]
Died 10 Dec 1595; Will (PCC 75 Scott) 6 Apr; proved 18 Dec 1595.
His widow married Sir Julius Caesar, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Master of the Rolls, whose first wife was daughter of Sir Richard Martin (Lord Mayor 1589, 1594). His daughter married Sir Henry Savile, Bart., of Methley, whose half-brother was ancestor of the Earls of Mexborough.
1589 Jun 26
Dent
Sir Stephen Soame, GirdlerCheap 1589-1619.
Sheriff 1589-90. Mayor 1598-9.
Knighted 25 Apr 1599; M.P. London 1601; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1598-9; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1609-10; Comptroller-General Hospitals 1610-9; Master Girdlers 1598. Died 23 May 1619; Will (PCC 1 Soame) proved 26 Jan 1620.
His eldest son, Sir William, was grandfather of Sir William, created a baronet in 1685. He was also father of Sir Stephen (Alderman 1626-7) and Sir Thomas (Alderman, Sheriff 1635-6). His daughter married Sir Anthony Abdy, Bart., son of Anthony Abdy (Alderman, Sheriff 1630-1).
1589 Nov 13
Prannell
Sir Nicholas Mosley, ClothworkerAldersgate 1589-94. Langbourn 1594-1602.
Sheriff 1590-1. Mayor 1599-1600.
Knighted (between 15 Mar and 2 Jul) 1600; Sheriff Lancashire 1600-4. Died Dec 1612.
Father of Sir Edward Mosley, Attorney of the Court of Wards, and of Rowland Mosley, whose son Edward was created a Baronet. The present Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart., of Ancoats, is descended from the Alderman's brother Anthony. The Alderman was also ancestor of the Earls of Buckinghamshire and of Stamford.
1590 Jun 18
Ramsey
Robert Wythens, Vintner Queenhithe 1590.
Died 9 Oct 1593; Will (PCC 69 Newell) 25 Sep; proved 30 Oct 1593.
Ancestor of Sir Francis Wythens, Judge of the King's Bench in the reigns of Charles II and James II.
1590 Jun 30
Wythens
Robert Brooke, GrocerQueenhithe 1590-2. Walbrook 1592-9.
Sheriff 1590-1. [Elected Sheriff 1587.]
M.P. York 1584, 1586. Died 1601 (buried 9 Apr); Will (PCC 25 Woodhall) cod. 27 Mar; proved 11 Apr 1601.
1591 Jul 8
Howse
Sir William Ryder, Haberdasher Bridge Without 1591-5. Cornhill 1595-1611.
Sheriff 1591-2. Mayor 1600-1.
Knighted (between 2 May and 7 Jul) 1601; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1600-5; Surveyor-General Hospitals 1610-1; Collector Customs Inwards 1603-10; Master Haberdashers 1591-2, 1597-8, 1600-1, 1606-7. Died 30 Aug 1611; Will (PCC 94 Wood) Nov 1610; proved 15 Nov 1611.
He is said to have made the first pair of stockings knitted of woollen yarn in England. His eldest daughter married Sir Thomas Lake, Secretary of State to James I, from which marriage Viscount Lake, the Indian General, and the 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Chandos were descended.
1591 Oct 14
Allott
Benedict Barnham, DraperBread St 1591-8.
Sheriff 1591-2.
M.P. Minehead 1588-9; Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1597-8; Master Drapers 1592-3. Died 4 Apr 1598; Will (PCC 40 Lewyn) 1 Apr; proved 9 May 1598.
Son of Francis Barnham (Alderman, Sheriff 1570-1). His second daughter married Francis Bacon ("Lord Bacon") her elder sister being the first wife of the infamous Mervin, Earl of Castlehaven. Barnham's widow married successively after his death Sir John Pakington, K.B., the 1st Viscount Kilmorey and the 1st Earl of Kellie, being the fourth wife of each of the two peers.
1592 Feb 29
Osborne
John Robynson (Robinson), Merchant TaylorAldgate 1592.
Died 19 Feb 1600; Will (PCC 84 Woodhall) 15 Jul 1599; proved 18 Dec 1601.
His grandson, Luke Robinson, was a prominent member of the "Rump" Parliament, and one of the Council of State in the early part of 1660.
1592 Apr 20
Robynson
Sir John Garrarde, HaberdasherAldgate 1592-1606. Candlewick 1606-25.
Sheriff 1592-3. Mayor 1601-2.
Knighted (between 6 Mar and 6 Jul) 1602; Auditor 1591-2; President St. Thomas' Hospital 1606-22 (Treasurer 1587-91); Surveyor-General Hospitals 1611; Master Haberdashers 1592-3, 1601-2, 1611-2, 1614-5, 1617-8. Died 7 May 1625; Will (PCC 53 Clark) 17 Jan 1622; proved 25 May 1625.
Son of Sir William Garrarde (Lord Mayor 1555-6). His son Sir John was created a Baronet and was father of Sir Samuel (Lord Mayor 1709-10).
1592 May 23
Bonde
Robert Taylor, Haberdasher Queenhithe 1592-6.
Sheriff 1592-3.
Master Haberdashers 1593-4. Died 31 Dec 1596; adm. 1 Jan 1597.
1593 Feb 20
Barne
Paul Bayning (Banning), Grocer Farringdon Without 1593-9. Walbrook 1599-1602.
Sheriff 1593-4.
Committee E.I.C. 1600-2, 1606-7 (Treasurer 1600-2). Died 30 Sep 1616; Will (PCC 99 Cope) 11 Sep; proved 20 Oct 1616.
Brother of Andrew Bayning (Alderman 1605) and father of Paul, created Viscount Bayning.
1593 Nov 20
Rowe
Peter Houghton, GrocerCastle Baynard 1593-6.
Sheriff 1593-4.
Died 31 Dec 1596; adm. 15 Jan 1597.
1593 Nov 27
Elkyn
Lancelot Bathurst, GrocerDowgate 1593.
Died 26 Sep 1596; Will (PCC 84 Drake) 9 Aug; proved 5 Nov 1596.
1593 Dec 18
Bathurst
Sir Robert Lee, Merchant TaylorDowgate 1593-9. Cordwainer 1599-1602. Langbourn 1602-5.
Sheriff 1594-5. Mayor 1602-3.
Knighted 22 May 1603. Died 22 Dec 1605; Will (PCC 69 Stafford) 20 Apr 1602; proved 21 Feb 1606.
Son-in-law of Sir James Hawes (Lord Mayor 1574-5). His widow married Sir Thomas Gerard, Bart., of Bryn, ancestor by his former wife of the Lords Gerard. He was father of Sir Henry Lee (Alderman 1614) and father-in-law of William Gore (Alderman, Sheriff 1615-6).
1594 Feb 7
Heyward
Sir Thomas Bennett, MercerVintry 1594-1604. Lime St 1604-12. Bassishaw 1612-27.
Sheriff 1594-5. Mayor 1603-4.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1606-13; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1623-7; Master Mercers 1595, 1602, 1610. Died 16 Feb 1627; Will (PCC 21 Skynner) cod. 26 Jan; proved 20 Feb 1627.
Father of Sir Simon Bennett, Bart. His elder brother Richard was father of Thomas Bennett (Alderman, Sheriff 1613-4).
1594 Feb 19
Massam
Sir Thomas Lowe, HaberdasherBillingsgate 1594-1609. Broad St 1609-23.
Sheriff 1595-6. Mayor 1604-5.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; M.P. London 1606-11, 1614, 1620-2; President St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1610-23; Governor Levant Company 1605-23; Colonel East Regiment Trained Bands 1616-23; Master Haberdashers 1594-5, 1602-3, 1604-5, 1608-9, 1612-3, 1615-6, 1618-9. Died 11 Apr 1623; Will (PCC 32 Swan) 6 Mar; proved 23 Apr 1623.
His eldest daughter married Sir Robert Lee, son of Sir Robert Lee (Lord Mayor 1602-3). Their daughter married Lord Seymour of Trowbridge. A younger daughter of Sir Thomas married Sir John Garrarde, 1st Bart., son of Sir John (Lord Mayor 1601-2), and a niece was second wife of Lord Keeper Coventry.
1594 Feb 26
Dixie
Edward Fisher, SkinnerPortsoken 1594.
Master Skinners 1594, 1596, 1600.
1594 Jul 18
Fisher
Sir Leonard Halliday (Holliday), Merchant TaylorPortsoken 1594-1602. Bread St 1602-10. Bassishaw 1610-2.
Sheriff 1595-6. Mayor 1605-6.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; President Bethlem and Bridewell 1605-6; Committee E.I.C. 1600-2, 1606-7 (Treasurer 1602-4). Died 9 Jan 1612; Will (PCC 4 Fenner) 5 Jan; proved 11 Jan 1612.
His widow became the second wife of Sir Henry Montagu, Recorder of London, afterwards Earl of Manchester, Lord Chief Justice and Lord High Treasurer.
1594 Oct 10
Buckle
Richard Staper, Clothworker Aldersgate 1592.
Treasurer St. Thomas' Hospital 1597-9; Committee E.I.C. 1599-1603, 1606-7; Master Clothworkers 1590. Died 30 Jun 1608; Will (PCC 72 Windebank) 16 Jun 1601; proved 12 Jul 1608.
He is described on his monument in St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, as "the greatest merchant in his tyme, the chiefest actor in discoveri of the trades of Turkey and East India."
1594 Oct 26
Staper
Sir John Watts, Clothworker Aldersgate 1594-1601, 1605-6. Tower 1601-5. Langbourn 1606-16.
Sheriff 1596-7. Mayor 1606-7.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Auditor 1594-5; Colonel North Regiment Trained Bands 1616; Committee E.I.C. 1600-3 (Governor 1601-2); Master Clothworkers 1594. Died Sep 1616; Will (PCC 129 Cope) 10 May 1613; proved 14 Sep 1616.
Son-in-law of Sir James Hawes (Lord Mayor 1574-5). He served as a volunteer in the fleet against the Spanish Armada. His youngest daughter married Sir Henry Appleton, Bart.
1595 Feb 11
Offley
Thomas Cordell, Mercer Bridge Without 1595.
Auditor 1590-2; Committee E.I.C. 1599-1607; Master Mercers 1605, 1612. Died Apr 1612; Will (PCC 32 Fenner) 8 Apr; proved 4 May 1612.
1595 Dec 4
Cordell
Sir Richard Goddard, DraperBridge Without 1595-9. Dowgate 1599-1602. Walbrook 1602-4.
Sheriff 1596-7.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Committee E.I.C. 1599-1601. Died May 1604; Will (PCC 34 Harte) 28 Apr; proved 8 May 1604.
He married the widow of Giles Garton (Alderman 1588-9); she, after his death, married William Walthall (Alderman, Sheriff 1606-7).
1590 Jul 22
Ratclyffe
Sir Henry Rowe, MercerColeman St 1596-1611. Cornhill 1611-2.
Sheriff 1597-8. Mayor 1607-8 Elected Sheriff 1591.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Auditor 1596; Master Mercers 1599, 1608. Died 12 Nov 1612; Will (PCC 96 Fenner) 10 Nov; proved 20 Nov 1612.
Son of Sir Thomas Rowe (Lord Mayor 1568-9) and grandson of Sir John Gresham (Lord Mayor 1547-8), ancestor of the Marquesses of Downshire through the marriage of his great-great-granddaughter to the 1st Viscount Hillsborough. His daughter married William Hollidaie (Alderman, Sheriff 1617-8).The text does read 1590 although that breaks the chronology. 1596, in fact?
1596 Jul 29
Catcher
Robert Chamberlyn (Chamberlain), IronmongerBishopsgate 1596
Treasurer E.I.C. 1602-7; Master Ironmongers 1594, 1605. Died Dec 1607; Will (PCC 96 Hudleston) 17 Dec; proved 23 Dec 1607.
His widow married the 1st Viscount Wenman.
1596  
Chamberlyn
Oliver Stile (Style), GrocerBishopsgate 1596
Sheriff 1605.
Committee E.I.C. 1600-1. Died 4 Mar 1622; Will (PCC 62 Savile) 14 Feb 1620; proved 6 Jun 1622.
Grandson of Sir Thomas Baldry (Lord Mayor 1523-4), father of Sir Thomas Style, created a Baronet (ancestor of the present Baronet) and brother of Nicholas Style (Alderman, Sheriff 1607-8).
1597 Jan 17
Stile
Robert Cambell, IronmongerBishopsgate 1597.
Master Ironmongers 1598.
1597 Jan 19
Taylor
John More (Moore), SkinnerQueenhithe 1597-1603.
Sheriff 1597-8.
Committee E.I.C. 1599-1601; Master Skinners 1597, 1601. Died 20 Apr 1603; adm. (PCC 26 Bolein) 21 Apr 1603.
1597 Jan 25
Houghton
Edward Holmedon, GrocerCastle Baynard 1597-1603.
Sheriff 1598-9.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Committee E.I.C. 1600-1; Master Grocers 1596-7. Died 4 Jul 1616.
1597 Feb 10
Skinner
Sir Robert Hampson, Merchant TaylorCripplegate 1597-1602. Dowgate 1602-7.
Sheriff 1598-9.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1596-7. Died 21 May 1607; Will (PCC 51 Hudleston) 23 Apr; proved 22 Jun 1607.
Father of Thomas Hampson, created a Baronet, from whom the present Baronet descends.
1597 Feb 15
Cambell
William Thwayte, FishmongerBishopsgate 1597-8.
Prime Warden Fishmongers 1598. Died ca Sep 1598; Will (PCC 77 Lewyn) 30 Jun 1595; proved 6 Oct 1598.
1597 Apr 5
Gourney
Henry Heyward, FishmongerBridge 1597.
1597 Jul 26
Heyward
Roger Clarke, SalterBridge 1597-1605.
Sheriff 1599-1600.
Auditor 1592-4. Died 16 Jul 1608; Will (PCC 68 Windebank) 9 Jul 1607; proved 19 Jul 1608.
1598 May 9
Barnham
Sir Humphrey Weld, GrocerFarringdon Within 1598-1604. Walbrook 1604-10.
Sheriff 1599-1600. Mayor 1608-9.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; President Christ's Hospital 1609-10. Died 29 Nov 1610; Will (PCC 99 Wingfield) 1 May; proved 3 Dec 1610.
Son-in-law of Sir Stephen Slanye (Lord Mayor 1595-6), and ancestor of the Welds of Lulworth.
1598 Oct 17
Thwayte
Sir Christopher Hoddesdon, HaberdasherBishopsgate 1598-1600
Knighted 23 Jul 1603; M.P. Cambridge 1593; Sheriff Beds. 1591-2; Master Haberdashers 1598-9; Master Merchant Adventurers. Died (Buried 14 Feb) 1611; Will (PCC 18 Wood) 26 Apr 1609; proved 19 Feb 1611.
His wife was step-daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's Secretary of State, and grand-daughter of Sir George Barne (Lord Mayor 1552-3). His daughter married Sir John Leigh of Stoneleigh, and was mother of the first Lord Leigh. He accompanied Chancellor in his two voyages to Russia.
1599 Aug 17
Bayning
Hugh Brawne, VintnerFarringdon Without 1599.
Elected Sheriff 1591.
Knighted 23 Jul 1603. Died (buried 1 Mar) 1615; Will (PCC 35 Rudd) cod. 7 Nov 1614; proved 24 May 1615.
1599 Aug 20
Webbe
Bartholomew Barnes, MercerBridgen Without 1599.
Master Mercers 1600. Died Oct 1606; Will (PCC 72 Stafford) cod. 29 Sep; proved 10 Oct 1606.
1599 Sep 4
Brawne
Peter Collett, Merchant TaylorFarringdon Without 1599.
Died 22 Dec 1607; Will (PCC 4 Windebank) 2 May 1605; proved 15 Jan 1608.
1599 Sep 6
Barnes
William Quarles, MercerBridge Without 1599.
Master Mercers 1601- 1606, 1618. Died 5 Jan 1619; Will (PCC 14 Parker) 24 Aug 1592; proved 11 Jan 1619.
Brother-in-law of Sir John Allott (Lord Mayor 1590-1). His widow married Sir Henry Lee (Alderman 1614).
1599 Nov 6
Collett
Sir Thomas Smythe (Smith), HaberdasherFarringdon Without 1599-1601; 1604
Sheriff 1600-1. Elected Sheriff 1587.
Knighted 13 May 1603; M.P. Dunwich 1604-11, Sandwich 1614, Saltash 1620-2; Receiver Duchy Cornwall 1604; Ambassador to Russia; Auditor 1597-8; Treasurer St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1597-1601; Committee E.I.C. 1600-1, 1603-22 (Governor 1600-1, 1603-5, 1607-21); Governor Russia Company; Treasurer Virginia Company 1600-20; Master Haberdashers 1583-4, 1588-9, 1599-1600. Died 4 Sep 1625; Will (PCC 107 Clark) 31 Jan 1622; proved 12 Oct 1625.
Grandson of Sir Andrew Judde (Lord Mayor 1550-1), and uncle of the first Viscount Strangford. His widow married the first Earl of Leicester of the Sydney line. His name is written "Smith" on his monument at Sutton-at-Hone, Kent, but the Strangford family preferred "Smythe." His grandson, Robert, married the Dowager Countess of Sunderland, Waller's "Saccharissa." His last male descendant was Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe, Baron of the Exchequer in George III's reign.
1599 Nov 14
Quarles
Thomas Cambell, IronmongerBridge Without 1599-1610. Bread St 1610-11. Coleman St 1611-4.
Sheriff 1600-1. Mayor 1609-10.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; Auditor 1584-6, 1588-90, 1596-8; Committee E.I.C. 1599-1600, 1601-7 (Governor 1602-3); Master Ironmongers 1604, 1613. Died 13 Feb 1614; Will (PCC 22 Lawe) 1 Sep 1612; proved 12 Mar 1614.
1600 Apr 2
Hoddesdon
William Craven, Merchant TaylorBishopsgate 1600-2. Cordwainer 1602-12. Lime St 1612-8.
Sheriff 1601. Mayor 1610-1.
Knighted 26 Jul 1603; President Christ's Hospital 1611-8. Died 18 Jul 1618; Will (PCC 75 Meade) cod. 17 Jul; proved 27 Jul 1618.
Brother-in-law of Sir George Whitmore (Lord Mayor 1631-2) and Father of the first Earl Craven and of Lord Craven of Ryton, the founder of the Craven Scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge. His daughters married respectively Lord Powis, father of the Jacobite Marquis of Powis and the second Lord Coventry, by whom she was mother of the first and fourth Earls of Coventry.
1601 Mar 3
Smythe
Richard Humble, VintnerFarringdon Without 1601.
[Elected Sheriff 1613.]
Died Apr 1616; Will (PCC 43 Cope) 1 Apr; proved 7 May 1616.
Data is incomplete from here to end; I need pp 48-49 of vol. ii.
1601
Henry Anderson

Son-in-law of Francis Bowyer (Alderman, Sheriff 1577-8) and grandfather of Henry Anderson, created a Baronet. His eldest daughter was mother of Sir Thomas Dereham, Bart., the third married the second Viscount Kilmorey, but died before he succeeded to the title, the fourth was wife of Sir Charles Wilmot, created Viscount Wilmot, by which marriage she was grandmother of the profligate Earl of Rochester, the youngest married Sir John Spencer, Bart., of Offley.
1602
James Pemberton

He founded a free school at Eccleston.
1602
John Swynnerton

His grand-daughter married Sir William Dyer, 1st Baronet, and was ancestress of the succeeding Baronets of the family.
1602
William Romeney

Son-in-law of Robert Taylor (Alderman, Sheriff 1592-3). His elder daughter married John Weld, Town Clerk of London (nephew of Sir Humphrey Weld, Lord Mayor 1608-9).
1603
Thomas Middleton (Myddelton)

He did not accept the Aldermanry until after committal to Newgate for refusing. The third Welsh Lord Mayor. Brother of Sir Hugh Myddelton, Bart., the designer of the New River, and son-in-law of Sir Richard Saltonstall (Lord Mayor 1597-8). His son, Sir Thomas, was the well-known parliamentary commander in the Civil War.
1603
Thomas Hayes

Son-in-law of Robert Howse (Alderman, Sheriff 1586-7). His daughter married Sir Henry Boothby, 1st Baronet, and was ancestress of the succeeding Baronets.
James began his reign 24 Mar 1603.

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