Order of Precedence

The document above dates from 31st January 1515/16 and shows the order of precedence of the livery companies of the City of London.  This sets out the order in which the companies walked or rode in City processions.

The Fletchers’ Company is 39th in the order of precedence, coming after the Bowyers’ Company at 38 and before the Blacksmiths at 40.  There are a total of 110 livery companies in the City of London.


Photo taken by Simon Leach, ref London Metropolitan Archive Court of Aldermen, Repertory 3. COL/CA/01/01/003 f66v