Henry fitz Ailwin

Henry fitz Ailwin de Londonstane (c.1135– 19 September 1212) was an English businessman and landowner who served as the first Mayor of the City of London (the title becoming Lord Mayor of London from 1347 and then Lord Mayor of the City of London from 2006).[1] In office from about 1189 until his death in 1212, he was the only mayor to hold the post for life.[2]

Stained glass in Guildhall, London, showing Henry fitz Ailwin

Henry fitz Ailwin de Londonstane
Statue of Henry fitz Ailwin
1st Lord Mayor of London
In office
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRoger FitzAlan
Personal details
Bornc. 1135
Died19 September 1212
RelationsSon of Ailwin fitz Leofstan, brother of Alan fitz Ailwin.
ChildrenPeter fitz Henry
Alan fitz Henry
Thomas fitz Henry
Richard fitz Henry
OccupationBusinessman and landowner

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