Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Plumbers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 2210/1 1611-13 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 5771/1 1694-1697 (Stamp Duty books; all vols unindexed)
              /2 1697-1725  
              /3 1725-84  
     
Ms 2213/1 1784-1815 (Both vols unindexed)
              /2 1815-1886  
     
Ms 2214 1843-94 (Freemen's declarations; used as Stamp Duty book 1886-94)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 5577 ca.1700-1744 (Gives dates of freedom)
     
Ms 5774 1744-1834 (Gives dates of freedom)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 2223/1 1571-1680 (Both vols indexed)
              /2 1680-1758  
     
Ms 2211 1694-1864 (Orphan's Tax book; unindexed)
     
Ms 2213/1 1765-1824 (Unindexed, inverted at back; gives place of abode)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.33 Plumbers' Company 1571-1800 (2000). Compiled from Mss 2223/1-2, 2208/4-8 and 2211. Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 2210/1 1593-1616 (Wardens' accounts)
     
Ms 2216A 1603-27 (A-P only)
     
Ms 5772 1638-73  
     
Ms 5771/1-3 1674-1758  
     
Ms 2216 1758-75, 1781-1802  
     
Ms 2216B 1783-1807  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 2208/1 1621-47 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1648-56  
              /3 1656-61  
Ms 2209/1 1659-69 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 2208/4 1669-83 (Both vols unindexed)
              /5 1683-1711  
Ms 2208/6-12 1711-1875 (All vols unindexed)
              /13 1875-90  
              /14 1890-1902  
              /15 1923-61  

Last updated July 2007

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