Monday, 23 May 2011

9 November 1762

Lord Mayor Show & went to see all the Companeys Barges & Lord Mayor & the State Coach.
Spt 6d Oysters & aples & pares 3

The Lord Mayor in 1762 was William Beckford. Thomas has mentioned him before, when he was elected to Parliament. Here is his portrait when he was Lord Mayor.

There is a statue of William Beckford in the Guildhall, London
The State Coach is in the Museum of London.

On a more personal level, Thomas is still shopping. He returned to the Triton for more porcelain and bought a Japan Tea chest (14/-) and his landlord, Mr Dale, has sold his business to Benjamin Wigglesworth, but I haven't found anything about either gentleman.

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