The Hanse
   A company, society, or corporation of merchants belonging to certain cities in Germany, who had formed amongst themselves, c. 1140, the Hanseatic League for purposes of trade. The towns to which they belonged were known as the "Hanse towns" (Skeat).
   The merchants of Almaine and the Easterlings, frequently referred to in London records, belonged to the Hanse.
   The Almaines in London belonging to the Hanse were charged with the repair and safe-keeping of the upper part of Bishopsgate, 1282 (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 41), and were freed from toll going in and out of the gate in consequence, 1305 (ib. p. 111).
   The repair of the gate remained in their hands until 1324 (Cal. L. Bk. E. p. 84).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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