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Livery Company Membership Guide


Framework Knitters' Company


N.B. No records of freemen before 1713, no records of apprentices before 1694, although charter granted 1657.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 3445/1 1713/4-24 (Midlands admissions; unindexed)
              /2 1724-51 (Midlands admissions; unindexed)
1754-86   (London admissions; unindexed)
     
Ms 3443/1 1884-1903 (Freemen's declarations; vols 1
              /2 1903-28 & 2 indexed, vol 3 unindexed)
              /3 1928-31  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 3447 1713-1889 (Gives dates of freedom)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 3446/1 1694-1705 (Orphans' Tax books; all vols
              /2 1718-87 unindexed)
              /3 1787-1873  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.6 ... Frameworknitters' Company 1727-30 ... (1997). Compiled from Ms 16840. 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 3444 1722 (Alphabetically arranged)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 16840 1726/7-30 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 3451/1-4 1825-1927 (All vols unindexed)
              /5 1941-51  
              /6 1952-70  
              /7 1970-92  

Last updated July 2007

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