Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Coopers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5606/1 1529-71 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 5634/1 1695-1701 (Stamp Duty books; all vols unindexed)
              /2 1702-20  
              /3 1720-70  
              /4 1770-1887  
              /5 1887-1949  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN

Ms 5631/1 1667-83 (All vols give dates of freedom)
              /2 1683-1703  
              /3 1704-22  
     
Ms 5636/1 1723-61 (All vols give dates of freedom)
              /2 1761-1813  
              /3 1813-48  
     
Ms 18530 1842-1956 (Does not include freemen admitted to livery before 1911)
     
Ms 21464 1702-1971 (Gives some dates of freedom; order of dates confusing)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5606/1 1529-71 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 5631/1 ca.1667-95 (Arranged alphabetically by masters' names)
     
Ms 5629/1 1694-1764 (Orphans' Tax books; both vols
               /2 1764-1861 unindexed)
     
Ms 5630 1770-1840 (Unindexed)

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 5614A   1439/40-1517
     
Ms 5614/1-16 1622-1722 (Incomplete date coverage; alphabetically arranged)
     
Ms 5613/1-5 1722-1841 (Alphabetically arranged)
     
Ms 5614B/1-2 1841-1902 (Alphabetically arranged)
Ms 7573 1892-1908 (Alphabetically arranged)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5603/1 1552-67 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5602/1-33 1567-1627, (All vols unindexed; for 1628-41 see
  1642-1953 Ms 5603/3-4)

Last updated August 2007

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