History of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London (V. 1); Based Upon Their Own Records
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 3fm payd for the makyng of gret boke w' ij klaspys... ij s. iiij d. 3fm paid for the writyng of oure Corporacion in Engelysshe. ij s. vj d. 3fm payd for a nother that Watts had in to the Westcontre in Engylyssh xvj d. These copies of the Charter were required as evidence of the right to search in places out of London. 3fm paid to Stevyn Clerke for writyng of the Corporacion & f frenshe in J?e Juryboke....... xx d. 3fm payd for the expence and costis to Styrbyrg fayere iij hors xxx s. iij d. ob. Stourbridge, a hamlet of Cambridge, was famous for its annual fair on Michaelmas Eve, which lasted a fortnight. An ordinance of this date, but written in a later hand, is on the third leaf of the Audit Book which begins in 1530-1: f)ere followethe a statute and ordinaunce made the firste daie of October the yere of the raigne of oure soueraigne Lorde the Kinge the xiiij'.h by us witliam Crowde Maister of the ffraternitie or gilde of the free men of the Crafte of Pewterers w'hin the cittie of London and Nicholas walker and John Cardinall nowe wardens of the saide ffraternitie or gilde and by the cominaltie of the saide Crafte by there comon agremente and assente 1n manner and forme that ensueth. Where the moste gratious and Excellente prince Kinge Edwarde the iiij by his letters pattentf bearinge date the xx'1? daie of Januarie the xiijth yere of moste noble raigne, hathe graunted and given licence to his beloued liege men Peirs Bishop, wllliam Large and Thomas Langtofte free men of the Crafte of pewterers w'hin the cittie of London That they or anye of them mighte make, founde, and establishe, a fraternitie or gilde of a master and two wardens, and of the comynaltie of the fremen of the crafte afforesaide And the same fraternitie or gilde so made, founded, and established...
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