Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from:
Coleman Street, City, runs from Lothbury to Fore Street, Cripplegate. Stow says that it was "so called of Coleman, the first builder and owner thereof," but this is a mistake. The Robert Coleman here referred to as "the first builder" was the son of Reginald Coleman, who died in 1483, whereas Coleman Street is mentioned in the City Letter Books at least two centuries earlier; and "had its name, there can hardly be a doubt, from the charcoal-burners, or colemen, who settled in that extremity of the City, adjoining the Moor, at an early date."---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.
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