Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Bakers' Company


N.B. MICROFILM: all items below must be consulted on microfilm, except Ms 5177/15-16.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5185/1 1631/2-1646 (All vols indexed)
              /2 1715-49  
              /3 1748-87  
              /4 1787-1825  
              /5 1826-1935  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 5191 1648-1729 (Gives year of freedom)
     
Ms 5184/2 1648-84 (Gives year of freedom)
              /4 1730-93 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 5188 1769-1852 (Gives dates of freedom)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5184/1 1565/6-1573, (Indexed 1631/2-48)
  1631/2-48  
              /3 1694-1729 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)
     
Ms 5190 1721-30 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5184/6 1729-95 (All vols indexed; vols 6 & 7 Orphans'
              /5 1765-1824 Tax books)
              /7 1795-1860  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 5184/2 1648-84 (Gives year of binding)
     
Ms 5191 1648-1729 (Gives year of binding)
     
Ms 5184/4 1730-93 (Gives dates of binding)
     
Ms 5188 1769-1852 (Gives dates of binding)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5177/1 1537-61 (All vols unindexed except vol 4
              /2 1561-92 - see note in catalogue)
              /3 1592-1617  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5177/4 1617-48 (All vols unindexed except vol 4
              /5-15 1648-1916 - see note in catalogue)
              /16 1916-49  

see also WARDENS' ACCOUNTS:

Wardens' accounts 1491-1548 (Ms 5174/1) include new freedoms and presentments of apprentices. However the earliest accounts do not list freemen and apprentices in distinct sections and are therefore difficult to use.


Last updated July 2007

Livery Company Membership Guide, list of companies

Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section