James Heriott (c.1628 - c.1705)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in London, England
Occupation: Master Goldsmith and Banker, Citizen and Clothworker of London
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About James Heriott

From at least 1644 until his death he lived and worked at The Naked Boy, Fleet Street, London, in St Bride's Parish on the north side of the street at the foot of the Fleet Bridge. (This area was devastated during the Great Fire of London in 1666, but it appears that the family survived and returned.) Apprenticed to Jasper Haywarton as a Clothworker in 1648 and made Free in 1655. He was goldsmith to the Earl of Essex in 1682 and held property in St Martin's in the Fields. He was Fined for Master (excused service) by the Clothworkers' Company in 1702 and wrote his will on 13 September 1704. He is buried in the chancel of St Bride's Fleet Street.

A "cozen" of Sir Charles Harbord, Kt., Surveyor-General, who mentions James and James' (half-)sister Katherine Waterhouse (née Alman) in his will on 14 May 1678. The connection between the two families has not yet been discovered, but could be through James' wife Mary, about whose origins nothing has been found. Sir Charles' two sons, William (an MP) and Sir Charles (Jr) were godfathers to James' sons William and Charles, respectively, and James' third son was named Harbord Heriott. James' son Charles travelled extensively throughout Europe with William Harbord in the early 1690s and witnessed his will on 20 November 1691.

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James Heriott's Timeline

1628
December 14, 1628
St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street, London, England
December, 1628
London, England
1658
1658
Age 29
1664
1664
- 1682
Age 35
The Naked Boy, Fleet Street, St Brides Parish, London, Middlesex, England

London Goldsmiths 1200-1800
Page 74 London Goldsmiths Shop-Signs
NAKED BOY
Fleet Street, near Fleet bridge; James Heriot goldsmith 1664-1717
Harboard Heriot, goldsmith 1711-17

Pages 172-3 London Goldsmiths
HERIOT, Alexander, jeweller to King Charles I c. 1640
HERIOT, George, goldsmith & jeweller; near the New Exchange, Strand. 1603. (Born) 1563-(Died) 1624.
Founder of Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh.
HERIOT (or HERRIOT), Harboard, goldsmith, Naked Boy, Fleet street 1711-1717
HERIOT (or HERRIOT), James, goldsmith & banker; Naked Boy, near Fleet bridge, Fleet street. 1664-1717
HERIOT, Joseph, plate-worker; Great St. Andrew's Street, Seven Dials. 1750-1778

City of London Directory 1677:
Hereunto is added an Addendum of all the Goldsmiths that keep Running Cashes
H
James Herriot at the Naked Boy in Fleetstreet.

1670
June, 1670
Age 41
London, England
1705
January 9, 1705
Age 76
St Bride's Fleet Street, London, England
January, 1705
Age 76
London, England