Whittington, Sir Richard (15381623)

Whittington, Sir Richard, Lord Mayor of London, born at Pauntley, Gloucestershire; came to London, prospered in business, was elected Lord Mayor thrice over, and knighted; this is the Whittington of the nursery tale, “Dick Whittington and his Cat” (15381623).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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