Yellow plaque № 31043 in York

Lady Peckitt's Yard. Formerly known as Bacusgail or Bake House Lane. Later given its present name because John Peckitt, Lord Mayor 1702-03, and his wife lived here. By old York custom, the wife of a Lord Mayor was called 'Lady' for the rest of her life:- 'He is a Lord for a year and a day, But she is a Lady for ever and aye.'
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