Hall Marks on Gold Silver Plate: Illustrated With Revised Tables of Annual Date Letters, Employed in the Assay Officers of England, Scotland and ... of L'orfévrerie Française (Classic Reprint)
The following account of the Goldsmiths' Company is from a plate of their arms in the Clerk's office: -
'To the Master Warden Wardens with the rest of the Worthy Members of the R Worship Company of Goldsmiths.
'T. B. Wisheth Event of all Felicity humbly dedicates this Plate.
'The R Worship Company of Goldsmiths London, bear for their Ensigne Armoriall: Quarterly, Gules and Azure: In the 1st and 4th a Leopards head Or, In y 2d 3d a Cup covered between 2 Buckles of the last: On a Helmet a Wreath of their Colours, a denty Lady her Arms extended proper, in y Dexter hand a Pair of Scales, in y Sinister an Ingot as y 3. Supported by 2 Unicorns Gold Underneath on an Escrole for their Motto Justita Virtutum Regina. Patron, St. Dunstan.
'It is to y very great Honour of this Company, that severall Persons of Eminent worth in Antient Modern times, have been inrolled among them (particularly) in y Reigne of Hen: y first Leofstane Goldsmith, was Provost of this City. That Henry Fitz Alwin Fitz Leofstane Goldsmith was Maior of London: 1st of Rich: 1st 1189. That Gregory Rokesby Goldsmith continued Maior 7 year together. That Wm Farringdon Goldsmith was Sheriff 9th of Edw: 1st 1280. his son Nicholas after him 4 times Ld Major in y Reigne of Edwd 2 1308. Besides King Prince Earle Lord and Ld Maiors.
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