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Livery Company Membership Guide


Carpenters' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 4335/1 1694-1700 (Vol 2 indexed incompletely,
              /2 1700-14 otherwise unindexed)
              /3 1714-27  
              /4 1727-67  
              /5 1767-1856  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 21742/1 16thC.-ca.1700 (Dates of freedom given; must be
                /2 ca.1700-1958 consulted on MICROFILM

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

1438-1613 see below.

Ms 4337/1 1654-74 (Vols 4 & 5 Orphans' Tax books;
              /2 1676-83 vols 1, 4 & 5 unindexed, vols 2 & 3
              /3 1685-94 indexed incompletely)
              /4 1694-1761  
              /5 1761-1892  
     
Ms 4338 1765-1892 (Unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES

See Records of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, vol.1 (available in Guildhall Library Printed Books) for a transcript and index of apprentice bindings 1654-94 (Ms 4337/1-3).

QUARTERAGE BOOKS

Ms 4330/1-4 1676, 1700-57

COURT MINUTES

Ms 4329/1-26 1533-1882 (Incomplete; unindexed except vols 1-2, for which transcript and index available in Printed Books, ref L37/C295)

see also WARDENS' ACCOUNTS:

The wardens' accounts 1438, 1453-1516, 1546-1613 (Ms 4326/1-5) include references to apprentices and new freemen, but may be incomplete. Indexed transcripts are available in the Printed Books Section: Records of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, vols 2-3 & 6.


Last updated July 2007

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