Thomas Witherings (died 1651)

Thomas Witherings is the writer of oldest document in the Royal Mail Archive. The King's proclamation of 31 July 1635 which established the letter-office required Witherings to ‘settle a running post or two to run day and night between Edinburgh and Scotland and the City of London, to go thither and come back in six days’. Witherings opened the first post office at Bishopsgate Street in October 1635.

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