Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Basketmakers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 2875/1 1694-1766 (Stamp Duty books; vol 1 indexed;
              /2 1808-1829 vols 2-4 unindexed)
              /3 1829-1927  
              /4 1927-1949  

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 2877 1639-57, (Unindexed)
  1673-77,  
  1679-1824  
     
Ms 2876 1694-1844 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers Vol.10 Basketmakers' Company 1629-1824 (1997). Compiled from Ms 2877. Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 2874/1 1665-1732 (Unindexed)
              /2 1733-83, 1809-44 (Indexed 1735-55 and 1829; gives dates  of freedom, and from ca.1825 a list of freemen)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 2872/1 1681-1745 (Rough minutes; both vols unindexed)
              /2 1745-89  
     
Ms 2871/1-7 1808-1948 (Vol 3 includes list of freemen admitted
              /8 1948-56 1825 and 1874-96; otherwise all vols
              /9 1956-64 unindexed)

Last updated July 2007

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