John Colleshull, John Goldsmyth, and William atte Slowe were allowed to assign to the proposed Gild 18 messuages (houses), three tofts (plots at the back of buildings), six acres of land, and 40 shillings of rents, in Birmingham and Edgbaston.
The Borough of Birmingham paid pounds 50 for the licence and the Gild of the Holy Cross then built its hall - with its clock and chimes - at the bottom end of New Street, where the Odeon now stands and where King Edward's School used to be.
Mr Boler will be managing director of Gilds, while Mr Cordner will take on the role of sales director.
Entrepreneur Mark Boler - to become the managing director of Gilds
It is clear from wills that bequests to gilds, in common with those to the church, were made in the hope of salvation from purgatory and in the assurance of a properly conducted gild funeral with sung masses and prayers for the soul of the departed.
Thirty Lavenham testators, fourteen of whom were known to be clothiers, left gifts to the four gilds between 1416 and 1540.
John Colleshull, John Goldsmyth, and William atte Slowe were allowed to assign to the proposed Gild
eighteen messuages, three tofts (houses), six acres of land and 40 shillings of rents, in Birmingham and Edgbaston.