Alderman Stairs
   On the Thames at East Smithfield, between Miller's Wharf west and Carron Wharf east.
   First mention: Rocque, 1746.
   Forms of name: " Alderman Parsons Stairs" (Rocque, 1746-Elmes, 1831). " Parson's Stairs" (Horwood, 1799-Greenwood, 1827). "Lady Parson's Stairs" (Elmes, 1831). " Alderman Stairs" (O.S.). " Person's Yard " (Strype, ed. 1720).
   Name derived, as Elmes (Topographical Dictionary, 1831) suggests, from a former owner.
   Sir John Parsons was Alderman of Portsoken Ward 1687. Humphrey Parsons, Alderman, 1721-41, and Sir John Parsons, Fishmonger, M. 1704, is described as a son of ... Parsons of St. Katherine's, Brewer (Strype, ed. 1720, II. Bk. V.p. 152).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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