Bakers' Company

   Incorporated 1486 (Cal. L. Bk. L. p. 241).
   The ordinances made to regulate the sale of bread from time to time were onerous as early as 1299-1300 it was found necessary to appoint eight officers to safeguard the craft of Bakers (Cal. L. Bk. C. p. 57).
   Two members of the Mistery of Bakers were elected to serve on the Common Council, 1376 (ib. H. p. 43).
   The bakers at this time were divided into White-bakers and Tourte-bakers, having regulations for their use and guidance (ib. 106, and I. 258).
   The ordinances of the Mistery of Broun bakers are set out 1481 (ib. L. 184-5), and numerous ordinances regulating the mistery are to be found in Liber Albus as at pp. 356-7, etc. Amongst other things they were to hold 4 " Halimota " in the year (Lib. Cust. I. 104-5), and these were to be held in the church of St. Thomas Acon (Cal. L. Bk. H. p. 207).
   The Master and Wardens of the craft and Fellowship of Whyte Bakers are mentioned in a Will of 1533 (Ct. H.W. II. 637).

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