Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Spectacle Makers' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 6031/1 1699-1736 (Stamp Duty books; all vols unindexed)
              /2 1737-65  
              /3 1765-1814  
              /4 1814-28  
              /5 1829-37  
              /6 1838-73  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 6029 1738-81 (Members free by patrimony or servitude; dates of freedom NOT given)
     
Ms 6028 1761-86 (Members free by redemption; dates of freedom given)

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 6031/1 1694-1772 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)
     
Ms 6032 1773-1860 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers Vol.14 Spectaclemakers' Company 1666-1800... (1998). Compiled from Mss 6031/1 and 5213/1-4 (court minutes). Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section and Manuscripts Section reading room.

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 5213/1 1666-95 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1695-1738  
              /3-7 1739-1872  
              /8 1873-91  
              /9 1890-1912  
              /10 1912-39  
              /11 1939-56  
              /12 1957-62  
              /13 1963-65  
              /14 1966-68  
              /15 1969-71  
              /16 1972-73  
              /17 1973-76  
              /18 1977-79  
              /19 1980-82  
              /20 1983-84  
              /21 1985-91  
              /22 1992-7  

Last updated July 2007

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