Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Coach and Coach Harness Makers' Company


The Company was first chartered in 1677, but no freedom records survive before 1803 as much of the archive was destroyed by enemy action in 1940. The following are therefore the best that can be offered.


ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 5643 1722-1822 (List of masters of apprentices only)
     
Ms 21438 1803-93 (See catalogue entry for detailed note on use of this item)

See also City poll books (listing liverymen) for various years between 1700 and 1796 in Printed Books Section.

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 21185 1677-1800  
     
Ms 21438 1803-93 (See catalogue entry for detailed note on use of this item)

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.23 Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers' Company 1677-1800 (1998). Compiled from a typescript index held by the Society of Genealogists, made from the (then) surviving apprentice binding book in 1937. (The Manuscripts Section has a photocopy of this volume, Ms 21185.) Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section and Manuscripts Section reading room.

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5637/1-2 1830-93 (Freemen etc. indexed up to 1893 in
              /3 1914-41 Ms 21438
              /4 1942-64  
              /5 1964-84 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)
              /6 1984-97 (Restricted access: enquire at Manuscripts desk)

Last updated July 2007

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