Elections to the Mistery of Butchers are recorded in 1328 (Cal. L. Bk. E. p. 233).
   Fined in 1180 as an adulterine guild.
   The butchers' quarters were Eastcheap and the Shambles at Newgate.
   Foreign butchers were admitted to sell flesh in Leadenhall Market in 1533. Formerly they stood in Lime Street, and paid rent for their stalls to the householders. They were taken into Leadenhall to pay for their standing to the Chamber of London (S. 188 and 189).
   The Fraternity of Butchers is mentioned in 1357 (Ct. H.W. I. 696).
   Incorporated 1605.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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