Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Clockmakers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 2717/1 1712-23 (Stamp Duty books; vols 1-2 unindexed,
              /2 1720-1757 vol 3 indexed)
              /3 1757-86  
              /4 1786-1811  
     
Ms 2719B 1767-1878 (Arranged alphabetically)
     
Ms 2718/5 1811-1911 (All vols indexed; vols 5 & 7 freedom by
              /6 1811-1934 redemption only, vol 6 freedom by servitude
              /7 1911-47 and patrimony only)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 11568 1631-1811 (Gives dates of freedom; may be unreliable)
     
Ms 3960 1811-97 (Gives dates of freedom; may be unreliable)

See also Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 1631-1984, arranged alphabetically and giving dates of freedom. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section.

For an alphabetical list of 18th century London clockmakers, compiled by F & G B Buckley, see Ms 3338/1 (A-O) and Ms 3338/2 (P-Z). For the Buckleys' topographically arranged list of clockmakers working outside London in the 18th century, see Ms 3355/1-2 (Index in vol 2).

See also Britten's Old Clocks and Watches, available in Printed Books Section, for alphabetical list of clockmakers and watchmakers, mainly London.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 2721/1 1694-1781 (Orphans' Tax books; unindexed)
     
Ms 2720/1 1760-1811 (Both vols unindexed)
              /2 1811-90  
     
Ms 660/1 1716-19 (unindexed). USE OF MICROFILM COMPULSORY [part of Cutlers' Company archives]

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

A printed register of apprentices, 1631-1931, arranged alphabetically, is available at both the Printed Books and Manuscripts enquiry desks.

See also Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 1631-1984, which includes an alphabetically arranged list of apprentices 1931-84. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 2723/1-3 1698-1705, 1745-51, 1771-78  (Alphabetically arranged)
     
Ms 2724/6-12 1779-1783, 1785-6  (Topographically arranged)
     
Ms 2723/4-7 1789-1808, 1819-50  (Alphabetically arranged)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 2710/1 1632-80 (All vols unindexed; vols 1-5 must
              /2 1680-99 be consulted on MICROFILM)
              /3-14 1699-1933  
              /15 1933-58  
              /16 1959-72  
              /17 1972-80 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)
              /18 1980-6 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)
              /19 1986-90 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)
              /20 1990-2 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)

Last updated July 2007

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