Service of Thanksgiving and Election of the Lord Mayor (1666ish)
Thursday 29th September 2016
Arrived Guildhall crypt and there met Beadle Anderson who had me gowned etc. From thence processed with Other Masters to St. Lawrence Jewry over the yard, we much afeared of rainy weather, but all passed well. Service of thanks giving performed well by Canon Parrott and with excellent musick from organ and choir. Service done, we to Common Hall where witnessed and agreed to the election of Alderman Parmley to be next Lord Mayor - and methinks he will be most excellent in this role as he brings a ready wit and lightness of touch much enjoyed by my fellow Masters and self. From thence to the crypt to dispose of gown etc. and then to lunch.