William Taillour

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William Taillour
Lord Mayor of London
In office
Preceded by Sir Thomas Walgrave
Succeeded by Sir Richard Leigh
Member of the English Parliament
for City of London
In office
Personal details
Born 1406
Died 1483
Occupation Grocer

Sir William Taillour sometimes spelt Taylor or Taylour (1406–1483) was Lord Mayor of London in 1468 (during the reign of Henry VI).

He was a wealthy grocer who served as a Sheriff of London for 1455 and was made an Alderman in 1458. He was knighted on 21 May 1471, (the same day that Henry VI of England died) and elected Member of Parliament for the City of London in 1483 as one of the two aldermanic representatives for the city.[1]

He died in 1483.[2]

Taylour House, Edenbridge[edit]

Taylour House in Edenbridge was built for Sir William Taylour, and his coat of arms are in the right spandrel of the entrance door and that of the Grocers company in the left. Formally known as "The Griffin" it has a Jacobean staircase and a number of Jacobean wall paintings.[3]

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  1. ^ "Chronological list of aldermen: 1302-1400". British History Online. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Chamber accounts of the sixteenth century By Corporation of London Records Office, Betty R. Masters. Page 42
  3. ^ http://www.edenbridgetown.com/local/information/edenbridge_trail.shtml

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