Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Cooks' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 11764 1538, 1696 (Lists of members)
     
Ms 3116/1 1694-1705 (Both vols unindexed)
              /2 1705-25  
     
Ms 3112/16 1727-28 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 3116/3 1729-36 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 3112/17 1736-1804 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 3111/2 1738-84 (COURT MINUTES; indexed to ca.1766 only)
     
Ms 9992 1800-79 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 24478 1885-1954 (Indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 9997A 1811-23 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 5900/1 1828-34 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 24477/1-8 1874, 1877, 1882, 1898, 1908, 1934,  
  1939, 1946 (Gives dates of freedom)

Other alphabetical lists of freemen, 1735 and 1843 onwards, held in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 9995 ca.1654-94 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 3114 1694-1861 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)
     
Ms 5899/1-13 1804-79 (Draft books; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.26 Cooks' Company 1654-1800 (1999). Compiled from various sources (see note at front of volume), especially Mss 9995, 3111/1-3 and 9994/1-5 (court minutes). 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 9996 1619-81  
     

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 3111/1 1663-82 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 9994/1-5 1689-1745 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 3111/2-18 1738-1933, 1941-54 (All vols unindexed except vol 2,
     indexed to ca.1766 only)
              /19 1954-66  
              /20 1966-77  

Last updated July 2007

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