4 Annotations

First Reading

Bradford  •  Link

"Crow, Ald. [William] (1617-68). Upholsterer, in St Bartholomew's the Great (in large premises, taxed on 18 hearths); after the Fire in Blackfriars. Master of the Skinners' Company 1662-3."
---Companion p. 82, complete entry.

To explain that trade guild, I here cop Terry F.'s explanation, from the very last annotation for Thursday 22 January 1662/63:

Originally an association of fur traders, dating from the 13th c., The Worshipful Company of Skinners (known as The Skinners' Company) is one of the "Great Twelve" Livery Companies of the City of London. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wors…

The Company's website: http://www.skinnershall.co.uk/com…

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

On Oct. 15, 1668 SP calls him an alderman.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

On December 1, 1663 Pepys attended an insurance trial, and while at the King's Bench heard Lord Chief Justice Robert Hyde correct several people from referring to William Crowe as "alderman" because he had paid a large fee to avoid service.

I checked the list of London alderman for the 1660's, and nowhere does Crowe's name appear, so I think he used the title incorrectly.

Adam  •  Link

William Crow does appear in that link serving from 1659-1660, with the seat vacated apparently voluntarily. So I suggest he WAS an alderman and the spelling in the diary with an 'e' is wrong.

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