Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Fruiterers' Company


N.B. No membership records available before 1748; A W Gould (see below) lists members who appear in City poll books from 1700. Original poll books, which list liverymen, can be seen in the Printed Books Section.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5403/1 1749-1811 (Both vols unindexed)
              /2 1812-1938  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

See A W Gould, History of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers (1912), which includes list of members, 1537-1911 (available in Printed Books Section, ref. SL 37/F 944): pre-1700 members taken only from charters and therefore incomplete; post-1700 members taken from poll books, registers of voters and surviving freedom registers, and therefore possibly incomplete for years 1700-48.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5404 1749-1903 (Unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.6 ... Fruiterers'  Company 1750-1815 ... (1997). Compiled from Ms 5401/1-3 and 5402. 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 5406 1748-1805 (Yeomanry listed alphabetically)
     
Ms 5412/1 1821-23  
              /2 1824-51  
     
Ms 33676 1963-9 (Arranged alphabetically)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5401/1-8 1749-1922 (All vols unindexed)

Last updated July 2007

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