Mayor, formerly Major, i.e. the first or senior alderman.
The Lord Mayor of London, as the chiefmagistrate is called ; is properly speaking, only Mayor of London and Lord of Finsbury. This latter title was conferred, on the gift of the manor of Finsbury, by Richard II, in consequence of Sir William Walworth (then Mayor of London) killing Wat Tyler in Smithfield.
State cap of the Lord Mayor of London.P. 40, f. 5G.