Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Bowyers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5349/1 1656-1713 (Calendar of freedoms in COURT MINUTES)
     
Ms 5352 1704-23 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5353 1724-61 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5354/1 1760-1814 (Unindexed)
              /2 1815-1958 (Unindexed)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5349/1 1679-1727 (COURT MINUTES; bindings entered
              /2 1728-66, separately in vols 1-3, inverted at back;
  1771-72 all vols unindexed)
              /3 1758-67  
              /4 1775-1806  
     
Ms 5355 1788-1865 (Unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol 3... Bowyers Company 1680-1806 (1996). 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 5356 1666-68 (Renter wardens' accounts)
     
Ms 5357/1-9 1822-58 (Renter wardens' accounts; incomplete date coverage)
     
Ms 32815 1901-40  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5349/1-10 [1656]-1899 (All vols unindexed)
     
Ms 5350/1-2 1858-1928 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 32811/1-2 1963-90 (Unindexed)
Ms 32812/1 1965-70 (Unindexed)
                /2 1971-4 (Unindexed)
                /3 1985-9 (Unindexed. Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk.)
                /4 1989-94 (Unindexed. Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk.)

Last updated July 2007

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