Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Barbers' Company (from ca.1540-1745, Barber-Surgeons' Company)


N.B. MICROFILM: all items below must be consulted on microfilm. All original manuscripts were withdrawn by the Company in 1992. For surgeons after 1745, records are held at the Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields. For episcopal licensing of surgeons, 1529-1767, see the "Sources for Clergy and Lay Persons" guide at the Manuscripts Section enquiry desk.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5265/1 1522-1664/5 (All vols indexed)
              /2 1665-1704  
              /3 1694-1707  
              /4 1707-32  
              /5 1732-57  
              /6 1757-1801  

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5266/1 1657-72 (All vols indexed)
              /2 1672-1707  
              /3 1707-25  
              /4   1725-42
              /5 1742-60  
              /6 1761-86  
     
Ms 5274/1 1716-44 (Orphans' Tax books; all vols
              /2 1744-78 unindexed)
              /3 1778-1861  

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 9815/1-122 1717-1860 (Incomplete)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5257/1-10 1550-1778 (Vols 1-6 unindexed; vols 7-10 indexed)
              /11 1778-1803 (Indexed to 1787 only)
              /12 1803-35 (Indexed)
              /13 1835-64 (Indexed)
              /14 1865-1901 (Indexed to 1883 only)

Last updated August 2007

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