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Livery Company Membership Guide


Masons' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 5313 1663-94 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5307 1694-1948 (Stamp Duty book; unindexed; order of pages confusing)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 5308 1677-1795 (Gives dates of freedom)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 5313 1663-94 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 5312 1694-1856 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)
     
Ms 5310 1772-96 (Also gives masters' name, residence and trade; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 5309 1694-1795 (Gives dates of binding)

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.27 Masons'  Company 1663-1805 (1999). Compiled from Mss 5313, 5304/1-5 (court minutes), with occasional extracts from Ms 5312. Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.42 ...Masons'  Company 1619-1639. Compiled from Mss 5303/1. Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 5313 1663-76  
     
Ms 5314/1-3 1686-7, 1693, 1697 (Alphabetically arranged)
     
Ms 5313 1696-1701  
     
Ms 5987/1-3 1708, 1714 (Alphabetically arranged)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5304/1-9 1677-1923 (Vols 1 & 9 indexed only)
              /10 1923-55  

Last updated July 2007

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