The Cordwainery, the name of the 13c London ward, near St Mary-le-Bow. -

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  • Cordwainer — A leather worker, shoemaker. The title cordwainer applied not only to the maker of leather goods but also to the merchant who imported cargoes of Spanish leather. Some of these men achieved prominence in London: e.g. Gervase the Cordwainer was… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Corveser — A cobbler. [< OldFr. courveis = leather < Lat. Cordubensis = Cordova] Cf. Corveiseria; Cordwainer …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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