Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Cutlers' Company


N.B.MICROFILM: all of the items below must be consulted on microfilm.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 7158/1 1613-1790 (Vols 1 & 2 badly damaged; all vols
               /2 1790-1804 unindexed)
               /3 1804-63  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

See List of members 1650-1780 (1995) compiled by the Cutlers' Company. The list is arranged alphabetically and gives dates of freedom. It is held in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section. A post-1780 list is held by the Company and is still being added to. The only useful manuscript list is the QUARTERAGE BOOK Ms 7169, below; other alphabetical lists are badly damaged and almost illegible.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 7146/1-36 1442/3-97/8 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 7159/1 1575-1604, (Unindexed)
  1618-27  
     
Ms 7147/1 1586-1621 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 7159/2 1604-18 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 7160/1 1703-1801 (Orphans' Tax book; largely illegible; unindexed)
     
Ms 20957 1704-5 (1 sheet only)
     
Ms 7159/3 1718-1826 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 7160/2 1801-48 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.35 Cutlers' Company 1442-8, 1565-1800 (2001). Compiled from Mss 7146/1-36, 7147/1, 7151/3, 5-6 and 7159/1-3. 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 660/2 1675  
     
Ms 7170 1738-69 (Largely illegible)
     
Ms 7169 1779-92 (Alphabetically arranged)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 7151/1 1602-70 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 7151/2-9 1670-1730, (All vols unindexed)
  1744-1862  
     
Ms 7152/3 1848-67 (Unindexed)

Last updated July 2007

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