Collected the rents of the City and the customs, for which he had to account at the Exchequer, together with duties on tonnage, etc. Elected by the Common Council.
   At one period in the City there appear to have been two Chamberlains-one styled "Chamberlain of Our Lord the King," the other "Chamberlain of the Guildhall."
   Riley says that in 1275 the Mayor united in his person the offices of Chamberlain and Coroner of the City (Mem. p. 3).
   The office of Chamberlain was in existence at a very early period, William the Chamberlain is mentioned in the Domesday Book, as holding property in the suburbs of the City in Holeburn, and it is thought that the "Chamberlain Gate" may have been named after him.
   The Chamberlain's Oath is set out in Liber Albus, I. 309.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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