Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

Livery Company Membership Guide


Wax Chandlers' Company


MICROFILM: all the manuscripts listed below must be consulted on microfilm, except Ms 9485/5, 9487/2, 9488/2 and 31635.


FREEDOM REGISTERS:

Ms 9489 1596-1699 (By apprenticeship only; unindexed)
     
Ms 9487/1 1633-1804 (Stamp Duty books from 1694-1948; indexed to Nov 1738 only)
              /2 1804-1978  

Ms 31635 - chronological register of members, c.1823-1950, giving abode, occupation, and dates of admission to freedom and, as appropriate, to livery, steward, assistant, warden and master. Also some dates of death.

APPRENTICE BINDINGS BOOKS:

Ms 9489 1596-1699 (Unindexed)
     
Ms 9488/1 1666-1749 (Indexed)
              /2 1749-1979 (Indexed to 1971)
     
Ms 9490 1694-1857 (Orphans' Tax book; unindexed)

ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF APPRENTICES

See Cliff Webb's London Livery Company Apprenticeship Registers Vol.31 Wax Chandlers' Company 1666-1800 ... (2000). Compiled from Mss 9488/1-2 (to 1800 only). 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 9481/1 ca.1531-97 (Wardens' accounts; incomplete;
              /2 1602-71 unindexed)
     
Ms 9491 1672-1773 (Incomplete; unindexed)

COURT MINUTES:

Ms 9485/1 1584-1689 (All vols unindexed)
              /2 1689-1792  
              /3 1793-1855  
              /4 1855-89  
              /5 1890-1924  

Last updated July 2007

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