Thomas Smith (Lord Mayor of London)

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Thomas Smith (1746–1823) was a merchant who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1809. [1] Smith was a wineseller on Bridge Street near Blackfriars for many years, and also served as a magistrate after his ascent to the mayoralty. Smith lived between London and Brighton in his last years. [2]

Lord Mayor of London Mayor of the City of London and leader of the City of London Corporation

The Lord Mayor of London is the City of London's mayor and leader of the City of London Corporation. Within the City, the Lord Mayor is accorded precedence over all individuals except the sovereign and retains various traditional powers, rights and privileges, including the title and style The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London.

Blackfriars, London area of central London, England

Blackfriars is an area of central London, which lies in the south-west corner of the City of London.

Smith was appointed an alderman in the City of London's Farringdon Within ward in 1802. [2]

Court of Aldermen

The Court of Aldermen is an elected body forming part of the City of London Corporation. The Court of Aldermen is made up of the twenty five aldermen of the City of London, presided over by the Lord Mayor. The court was originally responsible for the entire administration of the City, but most of its responsibilities were subsumed by the Court of Common Council in the fourteenth century. The Court of Aldermen meets nine times a year in the Aldermen's Court Room at Guildhall. Some of the remaining duties of the Court include approving people for Freedom of the City and approving the formation of new livery companies, appointing the Recorder of London and acting as the verderers of Epping Forest.

City of London City and county in United Kingdom

The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London. It constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the agglomeration has since grown far beyond the City's borders. The City is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of London, though it remains a notable part of central London. Administratively, it forms one of the 33 local authority districts of Greater London; however, the City of London is not a London borough, a status reserved for the other 32 districts. It is also a separate county of England, being an enclave surrounded by Greater London. It is the smallest county in the United Kingdom.

Farringdon Within

Farringdon Within is one of the 25 wards of the City of London, the historic and financial centre of London. The ward covers an area from Blackfriars station in the south to Barbican station in the north.

Smith was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, and served as Master of that Company in 1812-13. [3]

Worshipful Company of Leathersellers

The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The organisation originates from the latter part of the fourteenth century and received its Royal Charter in 1444, and thereby is the senior leather industry-related City Livery Company.

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References

  1. The Gentleman's Magazine. W. Pickering. 1845. pp. 546–.
  2. 1 2 SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT. (1823). GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE: AND HISTORICAL CHORONICKLE. p. 472.
  3. Benjamin Brogden Orridge (1867). Some Account of the Citizens of London and Their Rulers, from 1060 to 1867. W. Tegg. p. 251.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Flower, 1st Baronet
Lord Mayor of London
1809–1810
Succeeded by
Joshua Smith