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Livery Company Membership Guide


Shipwrights' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 4597/2 1660-1 (Wardens' accounts; unindexed)
     
Ms 4602/2 1694-1745 (Stamp Duty books; vol 2 unindexed;
              /3 1716-27 vols 3-5 indexed)
              /4 1727-1825  
              /5 1825-94  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Alphabetical list of members 1428-1858 in Printed Books Section: C H Ridge, Records of the Shipwrights' Company, vol 1 1428-ca.1780, vol 2 ca.1780-1858. Details of members pre-1681 compiled from wardens' accounts 1621-76 (Ms 4597/1-2) and ordinance book 1428-1782 (Ms 4600), and therefore possibly incomplete.

Alphabetical list of freemen, 1812, in Ms 32968.

See also a draft alphabetical list of members of the Company, giving date of freedom and Company office holding etc., 1858-1998 (Ms 31608).

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 4597/2 1659-60 (Wardens' accounts; both vols
              /3 1691-1727 unindexed)
     
Ms 4604/1 1727-86 (Indexed)
              /2 1780-94 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 4597/5 1782-1801 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

see C H Ridge, as above, available in Printed Books Section.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 4603/1-4 1681-1711, (Vol 4 indexed)
  1729-1828  

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 4597/2 1693-4 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 4598/1 1728-1806 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 4599 1825-32 (Indexed)
     
Ms 4598/2-3 1846-90 (All vols indexed)
              /4 1890-1917  
              /5 1917-26  

Last updated July 2007

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