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Subject: Re: Lord Mayor of London in 1480
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 06:01:14 EDT
In a message dated 14/08/03 05:15:56 GMT Daylight Time,
> > In a message dated 13/08/03 20:11:33 GMT Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >>John Browne's son William was also Mayor of London (were they called Lord
> >>Mayors at this time or is that just a retro thing we have done?). He was
> >>married to daughters of two other Mayors of London, Katharine Shaa and
> >>Kebyll. I can't recall if it was discussed previously, but Sir Edmund Shaa
> >>(Katharine's father) appears to have come from Dunkinfield in Cheshire and
> >>that his parents were buried in a church in Stockport, Cheshire. I think I
> >>found a reference to this in Earwaker and Ormerod, but do not have my
> >>for these. Sorry.
> > Yes, that is what I have. I did not know that Sir Edmund Shaa's parents
> > John and Margaret) were buried in Stockport, although Sir John's uncle,
> > Edmund Shaa endowed a school there.
> You have the Edmunds confused. William Browne married Katherine,
> the daughter and eventual coheiress of the elder Sir Edmund Shaa,
> the endower of the Stockport school and uncle of Lord Mayor Sir
> John Shaa, who in turn had a son Edmund.
> As to the term "Lord Mayor", I have seen it stated that Sir John
> Shaa was the first, and that prior to that, they were simply Mayors.
Thanks for your message, you are quite correct that I confused the Edmund
I read in "The Oxford Companion To British History" that the mayors of York
also became Lord Mayors in 15th cent.