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Livery Company Membership Guide


Fishmongers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5576/1 1614-50 (1614-40 & 1643-1752 indexed
              /2 1650-98 in Ms 5587/1-2; otherwise all vols
              /3 1698-1774 unindexed)
              /4 1774-1815  
              /5 1815-60  
     
Ms 5576A/1 1860-66 (Freemen's declarations; both vols
                 /2 1866-74 unindexed)
     
Ms 21507/24-31 1871-1901 (Freedom presentments; vols 26-31 indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

For freedoms and apprentices 1537, 1600-1650, see W P Haskett-Smith, The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers (1916) available in the Printed Books Section, ref. A 5.6 no. 35 (proof of identity required).

Ms 5587/1 1593-1752 (Indexes to admissions recorded in
              /2 1699-1752 FREEDOM REGISTERS and COURT MINUTES: see catalogue entry for more detailed description)
     
Ms 5578/1 ca.1758-1788 (Both vols give dates of freedom)
               /2 ca.1788-1840  

Complete alphabetical lists of freemen 1840 to date are held at Fishmongers' Hall.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5576/1 1614-50 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1650-98  
              /3 1698-1774  
              /4 1774-1815  
              /5 1815-60  
     
Ms 5838/1 1694-1828 (Orphans' Tax books: both vols
              /2 1828-60 unindexed)
     
Ms 21508/13 1851-69 (Apprentices presentments; vol 14
                /14 1869-1929 indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers Vol. 44 Fishmongers' Company 1614-1800 (2006). Compiled from Ms 5576. 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 5578A/1-4 1610-1740 (Indexed 1610-90, 1692-4)
     
Ms 5578B 1740-52, 1756-8 (Indexed)  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5570/1 1592-1610 (Freedoms in vols 1-6 indexed in
              /2 1610-31 Ms 5587/1-2)
              /3 1631-46  
              /4 1646-64  
              /5 1666-99  
              /6 1699-1752  
     
Ms 5571/5-34 1752-1900 (Unindexed)

Last updated July 2007

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