Fraternity of Sireniacal Gentlemen

The Fraternity of Sireniacal Gentlemen was an early modern drinking club that met at the Mermaid Tavern (Bread Street) on the first Friday of every month. The fraternity was named after the french word for mermaid (sirene). Many literary figures, including Ben Jonson, John Donne, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, Thomas Coryat, John Selden, Sir Robert Cotton, Richard Carew, Richard Martin, and William Strachey, participated in the club.

This organization is mentioned in the following documents: