Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Gunmakers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5219/1 1656-1744 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 5223/1 1720-45 (Unindexed)
              /2 1745-1950 (Indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 5222/2 1732-88 (Index to COURT MINUTES Ms 5220/8-10; freemen indexed under letter "F"; gives page numbers in minutes but not dates of freedom)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5219/1 1656-1744 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 5224 1745-1902 (Indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.8 Gunmakers' Company 1656-1800 (1997). Compiled from Ms 5220/2 and 5224. 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 5226/1 1673-1738 (All vols alphabetically arranged;
              /2-8 1738-68, dates of freedom not given)
  1787-1907  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5220/2 1637-63 (Unindexed)
              /3-22 1663-1944 (Incomplete; vols 8-10, 14-16 indexed in
              /23 1944-56 Ms 5222/2, 4-6; vols 17-24 indexed
              /24 1956-68 individually; other vols unindexed)
              /25 1968-88  

SEE ALSO:

H L Blackmore Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850, 1986, with 1999 supplement,  (arranged alphabetically), available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section.


Last updated June 2004

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