Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Merchant Taylors' Company


N.B.MICROFILM: microfilm is available for some of the items listed below.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 34048/1  1398-1445 (Wardens' accounts;
                /2    1453-69  indexed 1398-1484
                /3 1469-84  in Ms 34033 and from
                /4  1545-57 1545 in Ms 34037)
     
Ms 34008/1 1486-88 (Court minutes; indexed
                /2  1488-93  in Ms 34033)
     
Ms 34010/1 1562-75 ('Ordinary' Court minutes; indexed in
                /2 1575-95  Ms 34037)
     
 Ms 34017/1 1595-1607   ('Ordinary' Court
                 /2 1607-18  minutes; indexed in
                 /3 1619-30 Ms 34037)
                 /4 1631-42  
                 /5 1642-8  
     
Ms 34018/3  [1648]-51/2  ('Ordinary' Court
                /4 1651/2-62 minutes; indexed to
                /5 1662-75 1928 in Ms 34037)
                /6 1675-98  
                /7 1698-1731  
                /8 1731-82  
                /9 1782-1843  
                /10 1843-1936  
     
Ms 34032/1  1703-61  (Stamp Duty books;
                /2 1761-83  unindexed). Very
                /3 1783-1800  brief - use
                /4 1801-13   Ms 34018
                /5 1813-34   
                /6 1835-58  
                /7 1858-78  
                /8 1878-98  
                /9 1898-1925  
               /10 1925-49  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 34033   (Index of freemen, 1398-1493)
     
Ms 34034   (Biographical notes, 1398-1493)
     
Ms 34037/1 A-D (Index of freemen,
                /2 E-J 1530-1928). In Manuscripts
                /3 K-R Section reading
                /4 S-Z room

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 34048/1 1398-1445 (Wardens' accounts;
                /2 1453-69  unindexed)
                /3 1469-84  
                /4 1545-57  
     
Ms 34008/1 1486-88 (Court minutes; indexed by
                /2 1488-93 Matthew Davies in The Merchant
    Taylors' Company of London:
    Court Minutes, 1486-93 (2000))
     
Ms 34010/1 1562-75 ('Ordinary' Court 
                /2 1575-[83]  minutes; unindexed)
     
Ms 34038/1 1583-93 (Indexed integrally)
                /2 1593-94/5 and 1594/5-8   
                /3 1598-1601 and 1601-2/3  ('N')  
                /4  1603-6  ('O')  
                /5  1606-9  ('P')  
                /6 1609-10/11 ('Q') and 1610-12/13 ('R')  
                /7 1613-16/17  ('S')  
                /8 1617-19/20 ('T') and 1620-22/3 ('V')  
                /9 1623-8/9  ('W')  
                /10 1629-35  ('X')  
                /11 1635-9  
                /12 1639-46/7  ('Z')  
                /13 1647-54  
                /14 1654-58/9  
                /15  1658/9-69  
                /16  1669-80 July  
                /17 1680 Nov - 1696  
                /18 1696-1718  
                /19 1718-61  
                /20 1762-1819  
                /21 1819-1933  
     
Ms 34041/1 1694-1732 (Orphans' Tax books
                /2 1732-1810 unindexed) BRIEF -
                /3 1810-61 USE Ms 34038

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 34043 1664-5, [1694-5?] (Alphabetical)
     
Ms 34042 1670-7 (Alphabetical)
     
Ms 34044 ca. 1720-ca. 1730 (Alphabetical)
     
Ms 34045  1801- ca. 1828 (Indexed)

Last updated August 2007

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