Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Vintners' Company


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 15211/1 1428-1602 (Indexed in Ms 15211A/1-3)
                /2 1602-1660/1 (Indexed in Ms 15211C/1-3)
     
Ms 15212/1 1658-1768 (Indexed in Ms 15213/1)
                /2 1768-1888 (Indexed to 1882 in Ms 15213/2)
     
Ms 15214/5 1873-97 (Stamp Duty books; both vols
                /6 1897-1929 unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF FREEMEN:

Ms 15211A/1 1428-1602: A-G (Gives page number in freedom register)
                   /2        "         : H-P  
                   /3        "         : Q-Z  
     
Ms 15211C/1 1602-1661: A-F (Gives dates of freedom and page
                   /2        "         : G-O number in freedom register)
                   /3        "         : P-Z  
     
Ms 15213/1 1658-1768 (Gives page number in freedom register)
                 /2 1768-1882  

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 15211/1 1428-1602 (Indexed in Ms 15211A)
                /2 1602-60/1 (Indexed to 1617 in Ms 15211B)
     
Ms 15220/1 1609-66/7 (Indexed to 1617 in Ms 15211B)
                /2 1667-1736 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 15221/2 1722-1835 (Orphans' Tax books; both vols
                /3 1835-1861 unindexed)
     
Ms 15215/3 1866-91 (Both vols unindexed)
                /4 1891-1908  

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES:

Ms 15211A/1 1428-1602: A-G (Gives page number in bindings books)
/2         "        : H-P  
/3         "        : Q-Z  
Ms 15211B/1 1602-17: A-J (Gives page number in bindings books;
/2 1602-17: K-Z also includes freemen)

See also Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers Vol.43 Vintners' Company 1609-1800 (2006). Compiled from Ms 15220/1-3, 15211/2 & 15219/1-3. Indexed by names of apprentice and master, subjects and places. Available in Guildhall Library Printed Books Section and Manuscripts Section reading room.

QUARTERAGE BOOKS:

Ms 15228/1-15 1802-16 (Indexed in Ms 15331)
     
Ms 15229/1-2 1818-21 (Indexed)
     
Ms 15226/2-20 1829-85 (Indexed)
     
Ms 15229/21-32 1886-1928 (Indexed except vol 21)

COURT MINUTES:

M 15201/1-33 1608-1928 (Incomplete; vols 12-22 indexed; other vols indexed in Ms 15202/1-20)

Last updated July 2007

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