Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Pewterers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 7086/3 1612/13-1663 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
              /4 1663-1717  
     
Ms 7096/1 1694-1706 (Stamp Duty books; both vols
              /2 1734-1822 unindexed)
     
Ms 7097 1734-1843 (Indexed)
     
Ms 7098 1822-62 (Unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 7099 1687-1934 (Gives dates of freedom; also lists liverymen from 1451, but not reliable pre-1687)

Note: The Pewterers of London 1600-1900 by C. Ricketts (London, 2001) lists all those who became free of the Pewterers' Company in this period, including details of their apprenticeship and other aspects of their careers. A copy of this volume is held in Guildhall Library Printed Books. Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, vol.40 contains all apprenticeships in the same period, whether or not the apprentice subsequently became free of the Company. 

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 7086/2 1530-72 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
              /3 1572-1663  
              /4 1663-1717  
Ms 7101 1694-1860 (Orphans' Tax book; indexed)
     
Ms 7102 1764-1862 (Indexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.40 Pewterers' Company 1611-1800 (2003). Compiled from Mss 7102, 7090/3-10 (court minutes) and 7086/3 (wardens' accounts). Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 7086/1-3 1451-1610 (Wardens' accounts)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 7090/1 1551-61 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1561-89  
              /3 1589-1611  
              /4 1611-43  
              /5-26 1643-1934  

Last updated July 2007

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