He was also, as he tells us himself, alderman of a London ward and an active partisan in municipal politics.
The ordinances were enforced by an alderman with the assistance of two or more deputies, or by one or two masters, wardens or keepers.
In the 16th century it was governed by an alderman, bailiff and constable.
And where the borough has a separate court of quarter sessions the council appoint Sheriff, a fit and proper person, not an alderman or councillor, to coroner.
A puritan may go to his brown-bread crust with as gross an appetite as ever an alderman to his turtle.
Each of the 28 wards has a resident alderman elected by the entire city vote, one-half of the board retiring biennially.
The police courts of the City are held at the Mansion House, the Lord Mayor or an alderman sitting as magistrate, and at the Guildhall, where the aldermen preside in rotation.
Many of the chief citizens followed the example of the courtiers, and built for themselves country residences in Middlesex, Essex and Surrey; thus we learn from Norden that Alderman Roe lived at Muswell Hill, and we know that Sir Thomas Gresham built a fine house and planned a beautiful park at Osterley.
The statue of Queen Elizabeth which stood on the west side of Ludgate was purchased by Alderman Gosling and set up against the east end of St Dunstan's church in Fleet Street, where it still remains.
The various wards were each presided over by an alderman from an early period, but we cannot fix the time when they were united as a court of aldermen.
In the first county council elections for Carnarvonshire he played a strenuous part on the Radical side, and was chosen an alderman; and in 1890, at a by-election for Carnarvon Boroughs, he was returned to parliament by a majority of 18 over a strong Conservative opponent.
In 1828 he was elected an alderman of Greeneville and in 1830-1834 was mayor.
In 1684 the charters were surrendered, and a new one obtained reserving to the crown power to remove the mayor and alderman, and this one was further modified by James II.
In 1627 he was elected alderman of Magdeburg, and in 1646 mayor of that city and a magistrate of Brandenburg.
In 1855 Sutton was divided into six wards, with an alderman and three councillors for each.
He resigned his post as an alderman of London in January 1780, and returned to Virginia about 1784.
The mayor, ex-mayor and one selected alderman were to be justices of the peace with exclusive jurisdiction and the mayor was the coroner.
For many years he was an alderman on the L.C.C. After standing for Parliament unsuccessfully four times, he was elected in 1917 as Labour member for N.
In the British Museum are the bronze matrices of seals of ZEthilwald, bishop of Dunwich, about Boo; of lElfric, alderman of Hampshire, about 985; and the finely carved ivory double matrix of Godwin the thane (on the obverse) and of the nun Godcythe (on the reverse), of the beginning of the 11th century.
If the councillor does not make it within that time, he is liable to a fine the amount of which, if not determined by bye-law of the council, is £25 in the case of an alderman or councillor, and £50 in the case of the chairman.
If during his term of office a member of the council becomes bankrupt, or compounds with his creditors, or is (except in case of illness) continuously absent from the county, being chairman for more than two months, or being alderman or councillor for more than six months, his office becomes vacant by declaration of the council.
An alderman must be a councillor or a person qualified to be a councillor.
It will be observed, 429 therefore, that while a county councillor holds office for three years, a county alderman holds office for six.
The chairman, or in his absence the vice-chairman, or in the absence of both an alderman or councillor appointed by the meeting, presides.
At an election for the whole borough the returning officer is the mayor; at a ward election he is an alderman assigned for that purpose by the council.
In 1377 it was ordered that aldermen could be elected annually, but in 1384 the rule was modified so as to allow an alderman to be reelected for his ward at the expiration of his year of office without any interval.