Sir William TAYLOR (TAILLOUR) (1406-1483) Alderman of London. Grocer. = Jane. (H.P.p.843)
1446 Pardoned. (ibid.)
1451-3 Auditor of London. (ibid.)
1453 Licensed to buy rock alum and black foil. (ibid.)
21 Sep.1454 He and John Feld(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33733)
28 Sep. They were sworn at the Guildhall. (ibid.)
30 Sep. They were presented, admitted and accepted before the Barons of the Exchequer. (ibid.)
1458 Master of the Grocersí Company. (www.patpnyc.com)
8 Jan. Pardoned. (ibid.)
9 Mar. Alderman. (ibid.)
Apr.1459 There was an affray in his ward between the lawyers of the Inns and the men of Fleet Street. The King sent for William and confined him at Windsor. In Sympathy his fellow aldermen each gave 20s towards the cost of freeing him. (ibid.)
Oct. He asked for his release, which was secured. (ibid.)
1460-2 Auditor of London. (ibid.)
5 Mar.1461 He was one of those who decided that Hugh Wyche(q.v.) should personally go and take seisin of Bishopsgate, part of which the merchants of Almain had let fall into disrepair. The merchants refused to give him the keys, so he ordered new keys to be made. He also expelled the merchants. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33640)
21 Sep. He was one of those present at the Guildhall when John Lock(q.v.) and George Irland(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs. (ibid.) He was one of those elected Auditors of the accounts of the Chamberlain and of the Wardens of London Bridge. (ibid.)
25 Sep. He was present when Robert Bowherst(q.v.) was appointed collector of all issues and amercements of vendors of ale in the City of London. (ibid.)
2 Oct. He was one of those who made an ordinance that tilers of the city should thenceforth be reputed as labourers and should not be incorporated. (ibid.)
13 Oct. He was one of those who were at the Guildhall when Hugh Wyche(q.v.) was elected Mayor(q.v.). (ibid.)
21 Oct. He was one of those who granted the office of Garbelage of Spices to John Stokes, grocer(q.v.). (ibid.)
28 Oct. One of those who ordained that Mondays should be reserved for City matters only. (ibid.)
9 Nov. He was one of those who agreed that amercements in the Mayorís Court should be equally divided between the Sheriffs and the Chamber. (ibid.)
1 Mar.1462 He was one of those who made an ordinance that the Fishmongers, who had made certain ordinances on account, should show them to the Court, and in future they should use no ordinance until they had had it confirmed by the Court. (ibid.)
7 Apr. He was one of those who made an ordinance that William Calbeck(q.v.), one of the Serjeants-at-Mace, who had been granted the mansion over the gate of Bishopsgate, should lay out money for the repair of the gate and then be reimbursed by the Chamberlain. (ibid.) 13 Oct. He was at the Guildhall when Thomas Cooke(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33641)
15 Dec. He was one of those who licensed Thomas Cooke, the Mayor(q.v.), to discharge William York, fishmonger(q.v.), from serving in any office on his paying a sum of money for the repair of the cityís ditches. (ibid.)
2 May1463 Present at a meeting of the Common Council. (ibid.)
6 May He was present at a meeting of the Common Council. (ibid.)
24 May He was present at a meeting in the Inner Chamber of the Guildhall. (ibid.)
1 Jul. He was one of those appointed to apportion the relief allowed to the inhabitants of London in levying the £31,000 which had been ordered by Parliament. (ibid.)
20 Sep. He was one of those who agreed that the discharge of William York(q.v.) from holding office should hold true. (ibid.)
21 Sep. He was present at the Guildhall when Thomas Muschamp(q.v.)(q.v.) and Robert Bassett(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs. (ibid.)
26 Sep. He was present when Thomas Burgoyne(q.v.) and John Rigby(q.v.) were elected Under-Sheriffs. (ibid.)
12 Oct. He was at a meeting of the Common Council. (ibid.)
13 Oct. He was present when Matthew Philipp(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
15 Oct. He was present at a meeting of the Common Council. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33642)
7 Apr.1464 Protection for all the materials and workmen he had collected for the building of certain edifices in London. (C.P.R.1461-67 p.324)
14 May With the assent of Anne, widow of Geoffrey Boleyn(q.v.), and Ralph Verney(q.v.), one of his executors, he was one of those who agreed that a bond concerning a chimney between Geoffrey and William Redknap (q.v.), which they entered into on 14 April 1462, should be cancelled. (ibid.)
15 May He was one of those who ordained that a composition between the Cordwainers and the Cobblers should be executed. (ibid.)
28 May He was one of those who received a petition from the Beer Brewers. (ibid.)
21 Sep. He was present when John Tate(q.v.) and John Stone(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33643)
13 Oct. He was present when Ralph Josselyn(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
1464-8 He carried out extensive building operations in the city. (H.P.p.843)
21 Sep.1465 He was present when Henry Waver(q.v.) and William Constantyne(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33643)
13 Oct. He was present when Ralph Verney(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
9 Jan. 1466 He was one of those who received certain ordinances from the Painters for approval. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33644)
31 Jan. He was one of those who made an ordinance that figs and raisins should rank as victuals and, as such, should be sold at a rice at the discretion of the Mayor. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33643)
21 Sep. He was present when John Bromer(q.v.) and Henry Brice(q.v.) were elected Sheriffs (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33644) 13 Oct. He was present when John Young(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
1467 Master of the Grocersí Company. (H.P.p.843) An Elector for London. (ibid.)
25 Feb. He was one of those who made an ordinance that William Perchemyner(q.v.), William Pake(q.v.) and John Flete(q.v.) should be taken on horseback, without a saddle, and placed in the pillory at Cornhill for taking money from Henry Astell, fishmonger, for the purpose of bribing a jury. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33644)
18 Feb.1468 He was one of those who received a petition from the Tilers regarding the proper manufacture of tiles, and also a request that they be restored to their ranchises. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33645)
13 Oct. He was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
28 Oct. He was sworn at the Guildhall. (ibid.)
29 Oct. He was presented and admitted before the Barons of the Exchequer. (ibid.)
22 Nov. He and the Aldermen made an ordinance that a Sub-escheator should be elected every year. (ibid.)
9 Feb.1469 He and the Aldermen passed sentence on Simon Smythe(q.v.) for having tortured John Wetherley. They ordained that Simon should restore the goods and jewels he had stolen from John, pay him £100 compensation and be committed to Ludgate prison sine die. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33645)
18 Jul. He and the Aldermen made an ordinance that Stephen Fabyan(q.v.) should be committed to Newgate for refusing to undertake the office of Alderman of Bishopsgate Ward. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33646)
4 Aug. Robert Dunham(q.v.) appeared before him and the Aldermen and acknowledged satisfaction for his property. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33734)
13 Oct. He was present when Richard Lee(q.v.) was elected Mayor. (ibid.)
10 Nov. He was one of those who heard the case against Peter Pekham(q.v.) and ordered that he should be fined and imprisoned in Newgate. (ibid.)
in 1470 He was trading in the Mediterranean in wool and block tin. (H.P.p.843)
1 Aug. The customers and collectors of Southampton were ordered to allow him to ship certain items at a rate of no more than 4 marks. (C.C.R.1468-76 p.117)
1 Sep. Involved in the gift of the goods and chattels of William Hyde of Cambridgeshire. (ibid.p.146)
26 May1471 He was knighted after the defeat of the Bastard of Fauconberg. (H.P.p.843)
20 Dec. Pardoned. (ibid.)
1475 Master of the Grocersí Company. (ibid.)
16 Feb. Present at a meeting of the Common Council. (www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=33649)
5 Aug. Release and quitclaim of his rights in certain lands and tenements in Kent to him by William Stamford. (C.C.R.1468-76 p.426) 1478 An Elector for London. (H.P.p.843)
18 Jun. On a commission to hear and determine an appeal against a judgement made by William Goodyear(q.v.). (C.P.R.1476-85 p.102)
7 Mar.1481 He was appointed a justice to hear the pleas of the Merchants of Almain for the recovery of their debts if the Sheriffs and Mayors do not do them justice. (ibid.p.289)
1483 Master of the Grocersí Company. (H.P.p.843)
Jan. M.P.London. (ibid.)
ca. Aug. Died. (ibid.)
See C.C.R.1461-68
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