Simon Eyre

(c. 1395—1458) merchant, mayor of London, and civic benefactor

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(d. 1459),

according to Stow, a draper who became mayor of London, was a generous benefactor of the city, and built Leadenhall as a public granary and market. He figures in Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday.

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