16 August 1449
Statute for the tailors trade

A certain statute made by the mayor and council, with the consent of the tailors, for the regulation of the tailors' craft, viz. that each year within the two months after Michaelmas, all resident craftsmen will be advised by the sergeant-at-mace to appear before the mayor in the gildhall to elect two burgesses of the most suitable of their number to be their headsmen. Which burgesses thus elected are to take oath to [see performed] the following: