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Worshipful Company of Mercers

Precedence: 1
Arms for Worshipful Company of Mercers
Established: 1394
Website: The Mercers' Company
Members: Mercer Profiles
Aim: Originally the company's aim was to act as a trade association for general merchants, and especially for exporters of wool and importers of velvet, silk and other luxurious fabrics (mercers).
Guild Hall: 1st hall destroyed by fire in 1666. 2nd hall opened May 1676 and destroyed by fire in 1941. 3rd/present hall opened May 1958.
Church: Own private chapel
Resources: Mercers' Company - History of the Mercers' Company
Wikipedia - Worshipful Company of Mercers


Worshipful Company of Grocers

Precedence: 2
Arms for Worshipful Company of Grocers
Established: 1345
Website: The Grocers' Company
Members: Grocer Profiles
Aim: For merchants occupied in the trade of grocer, the company was responsible for maintaining standards for the purity of spices and for the setting of certain weights and measures. Its members included the suppliers of medicinal spices and herbs, who separated forming the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1617.
Guild Hall: 1st hall partially destroyed by fire in 1666. New hall completed on same site in 1802. Frequent and extensive repairs due to defective foundations led to 4th hall on a new site in 1893. Minor damage sustained in Blitz but almost completely destroyed by fire in 1965. 5th/present hall constructed 1970.
Church: St Mary le Bow
Resources: Grocers' Company - History of the Company
Wikipedia - Worshipful Company of Grocers


Worshipful Company of Drapers

Precedence: 3
Arms for Worshipful Company of Drapers
Established: 1361
Website: The Drapers' Company
Members: Draper Profiles
Aim: Originally a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. It has been one of the most powerful companies in London politics.
Guild Hall: 1st hall destroyed by fire in 1666. 2nd hall destroyed by fire in 1772. 3rd/present hall survived the Blitz.
Church: St Mary le Bow followed by St Michael, Cornhill
Resources: Drapers' Company - History of the Company
Wikipedia - Worshipful Company of Drapers



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