by Brian Sewell
This article was originally published in the August 2002 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society.
Worshipful Company of Distillers
 Freedom Book
8th April 1851, George Sewell by redemption.
 Minutes of the Quarterly Court of Assistants.
[a] 6th July 1857. Letter of application from Edward Sewell of 30, Nicholas St, St Peters Rd, Mile End, considered for the position of Beadle. Edward Sewell attracted 7 votes , the same number as the other candidate. Offered the position at £24 p.a. after getting the casting vote of the Master.
[b] 10th April 1865. George Sewell of Clapham Rise, elected Assistant Warden.
Illustrated London News, 28th November 1865
"Real Sealskin Jackets - Hudson Bay Sale
Sewell & Co invite Ladies attention to upwards of 500 Sealskins purchased under most favourable circumstances. Those picked, choice skins, have been made up into the most fashionable shaped Jackets & will be sold at one third less than the usual price.
Compton House, Old Compton St & Frirth St, Soho Square."
Court in Session: Session Role, Michaelmas, 1692
"Indictment of George Sewell of Plaistow Ward in West Ham, Yeoman, from the 27th September to the date hereof, viz 4th October at Plaistow carried on the trade of a badger, lader, higher, kidder, or carrier, without licence." Acquitted.
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