Genealogy Projects tagged with Livery company on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Grocers

    Grocers Beginning as early as the 14th century, a grocer (or "purveyor") was a dealer in comestible dry goods such as spices, peppers, sugar, and (later) cocoa, tea and coffee. These items were bought in bulk, hence the term grocer from the French "grossier" meaning wholesaler, this term derived from Medieval Latin "grossarius" from which we also derive the word gross (meaning a quantity of t...

  • Worshipful Company of Skinners

    The Worshipful Company of Skinners (known as The Skinners' Company) is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. It was originally an association of those engaged in the trade of skins and furs. From History of the Fur Trade Regulation of the use of furs In medieval times furs were considered such a luxury that their use was strictly controlled by a series of ‘sumptuary’ laws ena...

  • Worshipful Company of Vintners

    The Worshipful Company of Vintners is one of the most ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, England . From About » The Vintners' Company » History » Origins and Development The history of the Vintners' Company is a fascinating story of trade, charity, politics and companionship. Although the medieval, possibly even Saxon, origins of the London guilds remains somewhat unknown, ther...