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Livery Company Membership Guide


Poulters' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 2158/1 1694-1724 (Stamp Duty books; all vols
              /2 1724-1822 unindexed)
              /3 1822-1978  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 3382* 1620-94 (Gives year of freedom; see note below)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 2155/1 1694-1789 (Orphans' Tax books; both vols
              /2 1789-1860 unindexed)
     
Ms 2156 1765-1804 (Unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 3382* 1620-94 (Gives year of binding; see note below)

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers, Vol.18 Poulters' Company 1691-1729, 1754-1800 (1998). Compiled from Mss 2184/1-4 (court minutes). Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 2157/3 1838-45 (All vols alphabetically arranged; dates
              /4 1846-53 of first quarterage given, but not dates
              /2 1856-63 of freedom)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 2148/1-10 1691-1729, 1754-1957 (Vols 1-7 unindexed; vols 8-10 indexed )

* Compiled from Masters' and Wardens' accounts (Ms 2150/1), which contain in many cases further information about freemen and apprentices.


Last updated June 2004

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