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Complete success attended this change, as often ten times the amounts they required was ofiered them by various firms and individuals. Stephen's, which was granted to him by Act of Parliament, 1462. He carried on business in Cheapside, and must have been a man of some means, as on the 15th March, 1644, ^^ ^^^ assessed at the sum of ;^i,ooo to advance to the State.' His name appears in the Records of the Goldsmiths* Company, to -which he was a benefactor. Foster's Church his corpse being accompanied from the Hall by the Livery and the Governors of Christ's Hospital (whereof he was a member), the velvet pall being held up by six assistants of the Court, three of the degree in which he died and three next beneath him." On the 28th January, 1653, the widow of the Alderman sent, as her husband's gift to the Company, " a large silver salt with three scrolls weighing 70 oz. with the Company's Arms, and those of Daniell thereon engraved and these words namely (the words are not given) also £10 for a dinner to the Livery, but this sum being far short of the expense of such entertainment, in a very moderate way, is to be reserved." ' OLIVER NEAVE. And being then Master i68^ at his own Charges built the Company a new Barge and purchased them the Tennant Right of a Barge House, in grateful Remem- brance whereof they have caused this Picture and this Inscription to be here set up." Sir Robert Chichely was buried in the Church of S. The Church, which no doubt was a Gothic Building, was of con- siderable size: At the west end 66 feet, at the east 65 feet in breadth, on the south 115 feet and the north 125 in length. John the Baptist, these being painted; five others not painted, viz., S. This happened in the troublous days of England's history — 1470 — when Edward IV. for their trouble, in his Parish Church, and by the Monks of the Charterhouse, the Friars of Greenwich and Richmond. Stevens Walbroke where they heard dirge songe, and that being ended they returnyd to thir sayde havil where they dranke according to their olde custome, and after as many as were members went to the election of their new Wardyns." And again, on the day following (Monday) the whole Livery came to the Hall at ten o'clock in the morning, and went to S. Christopher, " and the masse of Requiem songe by note," and that done, they returned to the Hall to dinner.

These new arrangements made an important difference to the house of Rothschilds, who from that time have directed their attention to the formation and assistance of industrial enterprises of various kinds ; as in one well known case, in 1876, when they advanced to the British Government the sum of four million pounds to enable the latter to purchase shares of the Khedive for the completion of the Suez Canal, and in 1884 they lent the Egyptian Government for the same purpose the sum of one million pounds. He was the son of Simon Lee, of Worcester, who had an estate at Great Dulce, Kent, and is mentioned by Fuller as one of the worthies of Worcestershire.* He was knighted, together with Bartholomew James, and Thomas Urswick, the Recorder, and in all twelve Aldermen, by X ** Chronicle of London *' (1089-1483), 140. The Mayoralty years of Sir Richard Lee were conspicuous by the commotions and disturbances which then occurred, originating in the imprisonment of Henry VL in the Tower. James Garlick Hill, but Weever, in his collection of epitaphs, gives this as being in the Church of S. The few details that can be gleaned and placed together, as well as from notes in the Vestry minutes, from time to time, give a fair idea of the character of this second Church and some of the points of interest. The body of the Church consisted of a nave, clerestory, choir, lady chapel, two side aisles and cloyster, several of these parts of the building will be found mentioned in the burial registers. The Wardens were then requested to pro- vide "an honest preste of good fame," to wait upon the Livery when they attended burials, or on other occasions. He put in his humble suit " to be allowed the two lodgings adjoyning the Parsonage of S. 179.212 Tower ,^ Vintry 28.186 Walbrook 23-55 493 Companies (Livery)« Apothecaries Barber- Surgeons Ciothworkers .

In 1848 the various European Governments made a most important change in their methods of raising money on loans. This ceremony took place " in a field on the highway without Shoreditch " on the King's return from Tewkesbury, 20th May, 1471. Sir William (the second) and Sir Robert (the third) both in their turn Sheriffs, and Sir Robert afterwards twice Lord Mayor who purchased the ground whereon S. annually to the Rector and Churchwardens for providing bread, wine and wax at the celebration of Masses, maintaining the Paschal lights, and repairing vestments, copes and surplices. Stephen's Church, is a very ancient one, and shows the close con- nection which has for many years existed between the two bodies. 2S8, 292, 388 Haberdashers Ironmongers Grocers 210, 232, PAGE.

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Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. " The general corruption of the age I have the misfortune to live in, and the frequent detestable instances of apostacy from every principle of honour, integrity and public spirit of many of my countrymen, both of my own and a superior rank, having fully con- vinced me, that the endeavours of the few determined to live and die honest men are fruitless and vain. The record in the Vestry Minutes is as follows : " Ord** that it be left to the Churchwardens to alter the Corporation Pew in the Church for the reception of Slingsby Bethell Esq Lord Mayor elect and to provide a handsome sword rest with proper arms and decorations." ' I " Hbtory of All Hallows, Barking " (Maskell), 105. (Draper), Sheriff, 1758-91 with James Dandridge (Merchant Taylor) ; Sir Richard Glyn' (Salter) being Lord Mayor. He died at his house in Bloomsbury Place, 27th December, 1802, aged 60 years. But that this practise should be carried so far as that on the first day of polling the eight old members with the Alderman, Ward Clerk, Poll Clerk and their supporters should retire from the Ward Mote to a Club Dinner is so gross a violation of propriety and decorum that it is scarcely credible that they shonld dare to have recourse to it. These open derelictions of propriety and decorum gave rise to doubts that all was not right and induced a motion on the 2"^ day for the production of the book in which was entered the receipts and expenditure of the watch and other rates.

We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. I have resolved to seek that small share of happiness which is to be acquired in this venal country in privacy and retirement, where I am sure it is only to be found, and therefore I am determined to return no more to London, unless my own private concerns call me thither, I cannot think it right in any respect to hold an office I shall never attend, this obliges me to apply to your lordship and court of aldermen for leave to resign my gown, and beg the court will accept this my resigna- tion, and that your lordship will be pleased to issue out a precept for the election of some other person to serve instead of me for the I Beoords (Grocer) ; Thomas Winterbottom 3 (Clothworker) being Lord Mayor (died during his Mayoralty 4th June, 1751), succeeded by Robert Alsop^ (Ironmonger). Lord Mayor, 1755-56; Sheriffs, William Beckfords (Ironmonger), Ive Whitehead (Merchant Taylor). This motion was strongly and violently opposed by the whole coalition and was ultimately lost by one voice only and that one was not entitled to vote. Sheriff, 1840-1, with Thomas Famcomb* (Tallow Chandler); Thomas Johnson^ (Cooper) being Lord Mayor. Lord Mayor, 1844-5; Sheriffs, William Hunters (Upholder), Thomas Sidney* (Girdler). The relations between this Alderman and the Members of the Ward, more especially with regard to financial matters, were strained and most unsatisfactory.

The second inscription is as follows : " This Hall of the Ancient and Worshipful Company of Founders was rebuilt in the year 1877-8." Then follow the names of the Master, Wardens, and Court of Assistants. Soon after, he was appointed Court Banker to the Landgrave of Hesse. John's, Colchester, were to be the patrons of the new Church as they were of the present Church, " Which is so small that the parishoners and others who resort there, to hear Divine Service and pour forth their devotions cannot attend or wait for so long without great weariness, but there is no suitable space adjoining the present Church to enable it to be enlarged, or the Churchyard made there."' As an old writer very beautifully observes : " Good and devout men came forward with ability and inclination to found and erect a new and larger building on the east side of the Stream." The new Site was provided by Sir William Standen, Grocer and Alderman of Cheap, Sheriff, 1386; M. There were three brothers of this family, the eldest, Henry Chichely, was for a short period Rector of S.

In 1804 he contracted with the Danish Government for the issue of a loan of four million thalers. Rothschild offered to undertake this task, which was accepted, and the money reached the Duke safely. Stephen's^ and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, the younger brother, Sir William, was an Alderman of the City ; all three being prominent members of the Grocers' Company, with which S. Sir Robert, the youngest brother, gave ;^ioo towards the building of the new Church, he also "bore the cost of the timber and boards for the nave and the two side aisles " including the carriage of these materials from the country to the City.

A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Thomas' Hospital, to which institution he bequeathed ;^500. Both he and his Partner, Alderman Wright, are said to have each left a fortune of ;^3oo,ooo. When Sheriff he, together with his Colleague, John Perring, was much aggrieved at the action of the Lord Mayor (Staines) in not inviting them to the Mansion House to a banquet there given I ** Annual Register," 30, ai6. The Prince of Wales having honoured this dinner with his presence, the two Sheriffs considered it their duty to apologise to His Royal Highness by letter, in which, after reciting the Lord Mayor's neglect of that respect towards them which custom had established, and which from their high ofi Ece they had a right to demand, they concluded : " Under this impres- sion your Royal Highness will not be surprised that we resented what we considered an indignity to our station, that we refiised to be mere puppets in what he presumed to be his private judgment, and that we consented to sacrifice that unbounded pleasure we ought to have enjoyed in humbly receiving and dutifully waiting upon your Royal Person to the feeling of public propriety-" During his Shrievalty he always made a practise of attending the services at one of the prisons; in doing this he contracted asthma of which he died. Married ist October, 1803, Anna Maria, daughter of Arch- deacon Bumaby, Vicar of Greenwich. I '* Dictionary of National Biographv.,' a Lord Mayor, 1815-17. Having in early life been a tide waiter, he was by no means remarkable for his polished manners, but was no doubt a shrewd worthy man.

Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. We find several references in the State Papers to this Alder- man. He is represented in his scarlet Civic gown and large wig. Sherifif, 1776-7, with Samuel Plumbe « (Goldsmith) ; Sir Thomas Halifax » (Goldsmith) being Lord Mayor. On his retirement, and that of his colleague, from the office of Sheriff, the following vote of thanks to them was unanimously recorded : " For their unremitting attention to and faithful discharge of the various and important duties of that highly respectable office, and particularly for their active and benevolent exertions to administer relief to the numerous necessitous persons committed to their custody in a session of general distress and imder circumstances of peculiar difficulty." ' Alderman Cadell carried on a large business at No. The worthy Alderman seems to have had some difficulty in having the Mansion House prepared for his reception by the General Purposes Committee of the Corporation, if we may judge from the following letters, the first of which is dated 8th October, 1818, from Walbrook, and is addressed to Charles Hicks, Esq., the Chairman : — ** Dear Sir I hope you will excuse my troubling you in your private abode to inform you that I have visited the Mansion House and as my wish is to have cleanliness, I can assure you there is field enough for brooms and brushes, and I should like to have the opportunity of occupying yourself and the Committee to view the house as there is a necessity in my opinion for something to be done." On the 24th November, he wrote to the Committee com- plaining that since the 8th of October not a single thing had been done, the whole place being in a filthy state and requiring their immediate attention. Williams, whom the Ward had elected to a seat in the Common Council. Williams was one of the four Attornies of the Lord Mayor's Court.Nathan Mayer Rothschild, who extended the Frankfort business to Manchester in 1798, and to London in 1803, ^^^ ^^^ ^^^o almost the sole manager of the branch, was a man of great ability, and under his guidance and direction for the next 40 years the house held a foremost and powerful position in the financial world. Lord Mayor, 1460-1 ; Sheriffs John Lumbard, Richard Flemyng. The custody of the fortress having been entrusted to the Mayor and Aldermen, they at once took possession of it, and released the King, after his nine year's confinement there, and proclaiming him King for the second time, 1470. There is also evidence that there were sundry large pillars, and also some smaller ones, with shields of arms carved on the capitals supported by figures of angels. Stevens for his lodging there during pleasure." The Rectory of S. Three priests applied to the Company for it, and Dr. Among other plans for gaining the first intelligence in England from the Continent he organised a system of pigeon post, by which the very earliest news was conveyed to him from abroad. Martin Outwich, with Emma, his wife, where there was a monument to their memory. Sheriff, 1452-3, with Richard Alley; Sir Geoffrey Fieldsmg^ (Mercer), being Lord Mayor. Lord Mayor for the second time, 1469-70; Sheriffs Richard Garden, Robert Dropes (Draper). Sir Richard died 1472, and was buried in the Church of S. The will of Leticia, his wife, is dated ist August, 1477. There were also in the Church the arms of Henry VI. (It will be seen in the account of the building of the Mansion House that the Duke of Bedford owned property in the Parish.) In 1614 the Church was repaired at a cost of £^yi 6s. Staple was elected, but Bonner, the Bishop of London at the time, refused to sanction the appointment. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. He was bound apprentice to the Cloth workers' Company in 1620. Discharged 30th A.ugust, 1651, without fine on plea of insufficiency of estate. He seems at one time to have been a man of considerable vrealth, and to have had large transactions with the King. His right hand directs attention to a book on a marble table behind which is the City Sword and Mace. Elected Alderman of \Valbrook, 1 8th March, 1725 until decease. He was the proprietor of the Castle Tavern at the comer of Shoe Lane, Fleet Street; this tavern is mentioned as early as 1432, and was said to possess the largest sign board in London. 270 and to call a Court of Common Council on the request of a con- siderable body of members, to put questions in Common Hall of consequence to the rights of the Livery, and in ordering the Sword to be taken up, both in a Common Hall, and in a Court of Common Council before business was finished was guilty of violating the rights and privileges of this City." Died at his sister's house at Highworth, Wilts, 1773, ^^^ X®^ succeeding his Mayoralty. 144, Strand, as a bookseller and publisher, and was considered at the time the first Bookseller in London or the World. ^ * ^ ^ 273 Similar to his predecessor in the business the Alderman laid t He foundation of a large fortune by fully maintaining the reputation Avhich the house had always enjoyed of treating authors with the greatest liberality. Sheriff, i8og-io, with Matthew Wood" (Fishmonger); Thomas Smiths (Leatherseller) being Lord Mayor. Lord Mayor, 1818-19; Sheriffs, John Roberts (Tallow Chandler), Lawrence Gwynne, LL. On the 2nd December he writes that he intends occupying the Mansion House immediately, and that it is absolutely necessary that a sufficient number of men should be sent to dust and clean it, " and to put it in a state fit for my reception.** In 1819, during his Mayoralty, there was a serious dispute between the Lord Mayor and Mr. At the Wardmote, Alderman Atkins said, alluding to Mr.Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. The following is the Entry : ** Robtus Render filius Robti de Carliton vstuaite in Com, Ebor Yeom ; Appren Edos Tennant a die dat septem dat xi die Maij 1620.'* He took up his Freedom in 1627. In 1640 he petitions the King for payment of ;f 2,885 ^^s. for goods and Saddlery "delivered to the Great Wardrobe" for the King and Queen, and " which goods had been priced for ready money." ' In September, 1640, he desires to lend the King ;^5,ooo more than was due to him." On 9th November, 1640, an Exchequer Warrant was drawn to pay " Thomas Smithsby his majes^ty's saddler," the interest of ;f 5,503 8s. Another fine three-quarter length Portrait in his robes of office was also hanging a few years since in the dining room of Connington Castle, in the County of Huntingdon.* He left a handsome legacy to the Rev. Johnson, who cured him of an ulcer in the leg after he had been given over by several of the most eminent surgeons of the day as incurable, ;^5oo to the poor of Chesterfield, where he was born, and ordered that his Tenants should not have their rents raised, whatever improvements they might make.* Lady Heathcote died 17 14, and was buried at Low Ley ton, Essex. It bears this Inscription, " The Gift of S" Gilbert Heathcote Kt and Alderman, Sheriff of London, and Middlesex and Master of y' Worshipfull Company of Vintners. Sheriff, 1719-20, with Sir John Eyles' (Haberdasher); Sir George Thorold, * Bart (Ironmonger) being Lord Mayor. Died 1 2th October, 1735, aged 62, leaving a fortune of over a quarter of a million. In 1776 a great disaster happened to the house, a destructive fire occurred on the premises of the firm in the Savoy, by which the dwelling houses of both partners, together with two warehouses filled with books, were totally destroyed.' Some of the most famous works of the period were published by this firm; among them being the works of Robertson, Hume, Gibbons and Blackstone. He was one of the original members of the well Icnown dining club of booksellers, which met monthly at the Shakespeare Tavern, Wych Street." On his retirement from business in 1793, he was succeeded by liis only son Thomas Cadell. 40, Broad Street Buildings, and carried on the business of a Broker and Merchant at No. This Alderman resigned his gown in order to take a post as British Consul in South America, where he was killed in action near Callao, nth December, 1824. Williams, " You Gentlemen may elect this Lawyer if you please, I will never associate with him or put my feet under the same table." It was stated that this Mr.Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing this resource, we have taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. He pleaded that he held the goods as security for a debt of ;^40o due from Lord Cottington, for which he and others were security. A meeting of the Court of Common Council was held to consider the position of affairs 17th October, 1740, at which it was resolved that Heathcote should be discharged without a fine.' Sir Robert Goodschall dying during his year of office ; Heath- cote, who had so generously stood aside in favour of his friend, was elected for the remainder of the year. 4 Alderman of Coleinan Street 5 Lord Mayor, 1762-3. Yesterday Slingsby Bethell Esq the new Lord Mayor accompanied by the late Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, Recorder and Sheriffs in their Scarlet Gowns went in their Coaches to the Water side, the Sword and Mace being carried before them and the City Officers attending, and from thence pro- ceeded in the City Barge attended by the Several Companies in their respective Barges, adorned with Streamers and Pendants to Westminster and having walked round the House, and solemnly saluted all the Court, they went to the Exchequer Bar, and the new Lord Mayor did then take the Oathes appointed, and having re- corded Warrants of Attorney in the proper Courts, returned by Water to Blackfryers and from thence in Coach with the usual solemnity to Guildhall where a magnificent entertainment was provided at which were present the Great Officers of State, divers of the Nobility, Lords of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, the Judges, and other Persons of Quality and Distinction." Slingsby Bethell died ist November, 1758, and was buried 7th November in the Church of All Hallows, Barking. He is described in the London Directory for 1763 as a ** Merchant," carrying on business at Smithfield. The Mayoralty of this Alderman was both exciting and disturbed ; on more than one occasion he came into collision both with the Government and also the Livery ; on the 22nd April, 1771, when returning from hearing the Spital Sermon at S. His Portrait, painted by Sir William Beechy, presented to the Company by Sir Thomas Cadell, the son, hangs in the Court Room. The following is an advertisement which appeared in the newspaper : — " Ward of Walbrook. The following account of what passed at the Ward Mote of this Ward sufficiently justifies the observations that have been recently made on the method in which the business of this Ward is conducted, and that have not without reason caused it to be compared to a rotten borough and to be called the Close Ward of Walbrook.


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