Meaning of fellowship porter in English:

fellowship porter


  • A member of a fellowship or company of porters prominent in Billingsgate and licensed by the Corporation of London to measure and carry all dry and liquid goods brought into the port of London; also called Billingsgate porter, corn and salt porter.

    The Fellowship of Porters, at various times more formally called the Company and Fellowship of Porters of Billingsgate (and variants) and the Fellowship Porters of the City of London, was dissolved in 1894.


Late 17th century.