Weavers' Company
   The forty-second in order of the Livery Companies and said to be the oldest possessing the exclusive privilege of admitting to the freedom and livery of the Company persons not free of the City of London.
   Roach Smith thinks it was of Roman origin, implements for weaving having been discovered amongst Roman remains (Illus. R. Lond. p.144).
   First Charter of Incorporation granted by Henry II. 1184, with the seal of Thomas á Becket affixed to it.
   By John's Charter (1202) granted on the petition of the Mayor and citizens, the Guild of Weavers was never again to be in the City (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 55).
   The Charter of Ed. I. confirming their privileges is set out in Cal. L. Bk. D. p.221.
   The weavers of woollen cloth dwelt in Candlewick Street at one time (S. 219).

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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