Adams Court, EC2N

Courtyard in/near City of London, existing between 1540 and now

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Adam’s Court is thought to be named for Sir Thomas Adams.

Adams Court faces Drapers’ Hall, and was probably the home of Sir Thomas Adams, Master of the Drapers Company and Lord Mayor of London during the Civil War.

Roundheads ransacked his house in search of the king, and imprisoned him for his royalists sympathies. Thomas managed to survive was later selected to join the deputation which fetched Charles II to England in 1660.

Thomas Adams probably moved into the Court about 1642, the year he was elected as Master of the Drapers’ Company. Their Hall has stood just across the road on the north side of Throgmorton Street since 1541. As a Sheriff of the City of London in 1639 he was elevated to the Court of Aldermen and from there went on to become Lord Mayor in 1645.

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