Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Makers of Playing Cards' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5968/1 1694-1828 (Stamp Duty books; both vols
              /2 1828-1957 unindexed)
     
Ms 5976/1 1880-1935 (Freemen's declarations; unindexed)
              /2 1935-70  
              /3 1970-98  

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5969/1 1775-1854 (Vol 1 is Orphans' Tax book; vol 2
              /2 1827-1854 includes addresses and occupations of masters; both vols unindexed))
     
Ms 5970 1890-1907 (Six separate indentures only)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.12 Makers of Playing Cards' Company 1675-1760 ... (1998). Compiled from Ms 5963/2-3 (court minutes). Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 5963/2 1674/5  
     
Ms 5964 1694-1720  
     
Ms 5967 1851-60 (Alphabetically arranged; dates of freedom not given)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5963/1 1647-74 (All vols unindexed except vols
              /2 1674-1726 10 & 11)
              /3-10 1726-1931,  
  1941-52  
              /11 1953-65  
              /12 1965-78 (Restricted access)

Last updated July 2007

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