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=== Livery Companies  ===
 
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}}108 livery companies have operated in London. Wikipedia maintains a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livery_Company The City Livery Companies], along with links to company websites.  
108 livery companies have operated in London. Wikipedia maintains a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livery_Company The City Livery Companies], along with links to company websites.  
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[http://81.130.213.163:8002/cgi-bin/lcl.exe The Livery Companies Database] is a helpful resource that supplies contact details for each active company.
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[http://81.130.213.163:8002/cgi-bin/lcl.exe The Livery Companies Database] is a helpful resource that supplies contact details for each active company.  
  
 
==== Histories  ====
 
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Apprenticeship records are one of the most valuable genealocial sources created by London livery companies. They often name the following information about an apprentice's father: name, residence, and occupation. Cliff Webb has abstracted the records of many companies:  
 
Apprenticeship records are one of the most valuable genealocial sources created by London livery companies. They often name the following information about an apprentice's father: name, residence, and occupation. Cliff Webb has abstracted the records of many companies:  
  
*[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-lonapps.aspx London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850], courtesy: British Origins ($); also available in book form (48 vols.): {{FHL|682418|item|disp=FHL Books 942.1/L1 U25w v. 1-48}}.
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*[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-lonapps.aspx London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850], courtesy: British Origins (£); also available in book form (48 vols.): {{FHL|682418|item|disp=FHL Books 942.1/L1 U25w v. 1-48}}.
  
:Records from the following companies are included in Webb's abstracts: apothecaries, armourers and brasiers, basketmakers, blacksmiths, bowyers, brewers, broderers, brown bakers, butchers, carmen, coachmakers and coach harness makers, combmakers, cooks, curriers, cutlers, distillers, dyers, fan makers, farriers, feltmakers, fishmongers, fletchers, founders, framework knitters, fruiterers, gardeners, glass-sellers, glaziers, glovers, gold and silver wyre drawers, grocers, gunmakers, horners, innholders, ironmongers, longbowstring makers, loriners, makers of playing cards, masons, musicians, needlemakers, painter-stainers, pattenmakers, paviors, pewterers, pinmakers, plaisterers, plumbers, poulters, saddlers, spectaclemakers, tallow chandlers, tinplate workers, tobacco pipe makers and tobacco blenders, turners, tylers and bricklayers, upholders, vintners, waxchandlers, and woolmen.<ref>[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-lonapps.aspx About London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850], ''British Origins,'' accessed 31 December 2011.</ref>  
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:Records from the following companies are included in Webb's abstracts: apothecaries, armourers and brasiers, basketmakers, blacksmiths, bowyers, brewers, broderers, brown bakers, butchers, carmen, coachmakers and coach harness makers, combmakers, cooks, curriers, cutlers, distillers, dyers, fan makers, farriers, feltmakers, fishmongers, fletchers, founders, framework knitters, fruiterers, gardeners, glass-sellers, glaziers, glovers, gold and silver wyre drawers, grocers, gunmakers, horners, innholders, ironmongers, longbowstring makers, loriners, makers of playing cards, masons, musicians, needlemakers, painter-stainers, pattenmakers, paviors, pewterers, pinmakers, plaisterers, plumbers, poulters, saddlers, spectaclemakers, tallow chandlers, tinplate workers, tobacco pipe makers and tobacco blenders, turners, tylers and bricklayers, upholders, vintners, waxchandlers, and woolmen.<ref>[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-lonapps.aspx About London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850], ''British Origins,'' accessed 31 December 2011.</ref>
  
The website [http://www.londonroll.org/home Records of London's Livery Companies Online: Apprentices and Freemen 1400-1900] offers free indexes to The Clothworkers' Company apprentices (1545-1908), The Drapers' Company apprentices (c.1400-1900), and a sample of The Goldsmith's Company apprentices (1600-1700).
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The website [http://www.londonroll.org/home Records of London's Livery Companies Online: Apprentices and Freemen 1400-1900] offers free indexes to The Clothworkers' Company apprentices (1545-1908), The Drapers' Company apprentices (c.1400-1900), and a sample of The Goldsmith's Company apprentices (1600-1700). There are plans to add The Mercers' Company apprenticeship registers by 2013.<ref>Belinda Griffin, 'Records of London's Livery Companies Online,' ''Family Tree Magazine,'' 21 June 2012, http://family-tree.co.uk/2012/06/records-of-londons-livery-companies-online/, accessed 22 June 2012.</ref><br>
  
 
In 1696, oaths from livery company members were recorded. This source acts as a census of liverymen:  
 
In 1696, oaths from livery company members were recorded. This source acts as a census of liverymen:  
  
*[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-aor.aspx Association Oath Rolls for City of London Livery Companies, 1696], courtesy: British Origins ($)<br>
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*[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-aor.aspx Association Oath Rolls for City of London Livery Companies, 1696], courtesy: British Origins (£)<br>
  
:77 companies are represented: Grocers, Mercers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners, Clothworkers, Dyers, Brewers, Leathersellers, Pewterers, Barbers, Cutlers, Bakers, Wax Chandlers, Tallow Chandlers,Armourers and Brasiers, Girdlers, Butchers, Saddlers, Carpenters, Cordwainers, Painter-Stainers, Curriers, Masons, Plumbers, Innholders, Founders, Poulters, Cooks, Coopers, Tylers and Bricklayers, Bowyers, Fletchers, Blacksmiths, Joiners and Ceilers, Weavers, Woolmen, Scriveners, Fruiterers, Plaisterers, Stationers, Broderers, Upholders, Musicians, Turners, Basketmakers, Glaziers, Horners, Farriers, Paviours, Lorimers, Apothecaries, Shipwrights, Spectaclemakers, Clockmakers, Glovers, Combmakers, Feltmakers, Frameworkknitters, Silk Throwers, Carmen, Pinmakers, Needlemakers, Gardeners, Soapmakers, Tinplateworkers, Wheelwrights, Distillers, Hatbandmakers, Pattenmakers, Glass-Sellers, Tobacco Pipemakers, Coachmakers, Watermen, Officers and Yeomen of Guard, Trinity House, Ordnance Office, Officers of Tower, Officers and builders of St Paul's, Heralds, Lutestring Company, Clergy: Archdeaconry of London, Clergy: Archdeaconry of Middlesex, London Dissenters.<ref>Cliff Webb, [http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-aor-background.aspx "Association Oath Rolls - Background to the Documents"], ''British Origins,'' accessed 3 January 2012.</ref>  
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:77 companies are represented: Grocers, Mercers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners, Clothworkers, Dyers, Brewers, Leathersellers, Pewterers, Barbers, Cutlers, Bakers, Wax Chandlers, Tallow Chandlers,Armourers and Brasiers, Girdlers, Butchers, Saddlers, Carpenters, Cordwainers, Painter-Stainers, Curriers, Masons, Plumbers, Innholders, Founders, Poulters, Cooks, Coopers, Tylers and Bricklayers, Bowyers, Fletchers, Blacksmiths, Joiners and Ceilers, Weavers, Woolmen, Scriveners, Fruiterers, Plaisterers, Stationers, Broderers, Upholders, Musicians, Turners, Basketmakers, Glaziers, Horners, Farriers, Paviours, Lorimers, Apothecaries, Shipwrights, Spectaclemakers, Clockmakers, Glovers, Combmakers, Feltmakers, Frameworkknitters, Silk Throwers, Carmen, Pinmakers, Needlemakers, Gardeners, Soapmakers, Tinplateworkers, Wheelwrights, Distillers, Hatbandmakers, Pattenmakers, Glass-Sellers, Tobacco Pipemakers, Coachmakers, Watermen, Officers and Yeomen of Guard, Trinity House, Ordnance Office, Officers of Tower, Officers and builders of St Paul's, Heralds, Lutestring Company, Clergy: Archdeaconry of London, Clergy: Archdeaconry of Middlesex, London Dissenters.<ref>Cliff Webb, [http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-aor-background.aspx "Association Oath Rolls - Background to the Documents"], ''British Origins,'' accessed 3 January 2012.</ref>
  
 
Abstracts of apprenticeship entry books for the Carpenter's Company (1654-1694) have been published [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=354 online].
 
Abstracts of apprenticeship entry books for the Carpenter's Company (1654-1694) have been published [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=354 online].
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/3849DBCC-E0D4-4C1F-A26B-53055ABF67EB/0/14CITYFREEDOMARCHIVES.pdf City Freedom Archives] (London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/3849DBCC-E0D4-4C1F-A26B-53055ABF67EB/0/14CITYFREEDOMARCHIVES.pdf City Freedom Archives] (London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) Information Leaflet)  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/livery-company-records-and-furthering-your-ancestry/359 Livery Company Records and Furthering Your Ancestry] (free online lesson)  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/livery-company-records-and-furthering-your-ancestry/359 Livery Company Records and Furthering Your Ancestry] (free online lesson)  
 
*[http://www.history.ac.uk/gh/livlist.htm Livery Company Membership Guide, Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section]  
 
*[http://www.history.ac.uk/gh/livlist.htm Livery Company Membership Guide, Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section]  
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/2FE10387-4D34-41F7-B989-F8D229FE80DC/0/17THEMEMBERSHIPRECORDSOFTHEMERCHANTTAYLORSCOMPANY.pdf The Membership Records of the Merchant Taylors' Company] (LMA Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/2FE10387-4D34-41F7-B989-F8D229FE80DC/0/17THEMEMBERSHIPRECORDSOFTHEMERCHANTTAYLORSCOMPANY.pdf The Membership Records of the Merchant Taylors' Company] (LMA Information Leaflet)  
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/28421870-BC4F-4642-861F-844CB8680456/0/18RECORDSOFTHECOMPANYOFWATERMENANDLIGHTERMEN.pdf Records of the Company of Watermen &amp; Lightermen] (LMA Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/28421870-BC4F-4642-861F-844CB8680456/0/18RECORDSOFTHECOMPANYOFWATERMENANDLIGHTERMEN.pdf Records of the Company of Watermen &amp; Lightermen] (LMA Information Leaflet)  
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/0B300021-F6C1-4502-BFD9-6358897FCB4E/0/16SEARCHINGFORMEMBERSORTHOSEAPPRENTICEDTOMEMBERSOFCITYOFLONDONLIVERYCOMPANIES.pdf Searching for Members or Those Apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies] (LMA Information Leaflet)
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*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/0B300021-F6C1-4502-BFD9-6358897FCB4E/0/16SEARCHINGFORMEMBERSORTHOSEAPPRENTICEDTOMEMBERSOFCITYOFLONDONLIVERYCOMPANIES.pdf Searching for Members or Those Apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies] (LMA Information Leaflet)  
 
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/846B5253-436E-4482-AA0C-B765BAB5B99F/0/37SOURCESFORTRACINGAPOTHECARIESSURGEONSPHYSICIANSANDOTHERMEDICALPRACTITIONERS.pdf Sources for Tracing Apothecaries, Surgeons, Physicians and Other Medical Practitioners] (LMA Information Leaflet)
 
*[http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/846B5253-436E-4482-AA0C-B765BAB5B99F/0/37SOURCESFORTRACINGAPOTHECARIESSURGEONSPHYSICIANSANDOTHERMEDICALPRACTITIONERS.pdf Sources for Tracing Apothecaries, Surgeons, Physicians and Other Medical Practitioners] (LMA Information Leaflet)
  
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Livery Companies

Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Livery Company Records and Furthering Your Ancestry.

108 livery companies have operated in London. Wikipedia maintains a list of The City Livery Companies, along with links to company websites.

The Livery Companies Database is a helpful resource that supplies contact details for each active company.

Histories

Histories have been written on many London livery companies. The British Library has compiled a detailed list.

Sources

A bibliography of surviving records from each company was published in 1985.[1] The list is available online.

Apprenticeship records are one of the most valuable genealocial sources created by London livery companies. They often name the following information about an apprentice's father: name, residence, and occupation. Cliff Webb has abstracted the records of many companies:

Records from the following companies are included in Webb's abstracts: apothecaries, armourers and brasiers, basketmakers, blacksmiths, bowyers, brewers, broderers, brown bakers, butchers, carmen, coachmakers and coach harness makers, combmakers, cooks, curriers, cutlers, distillers, dyers, fan makers, farriers, feltmakers, fishmongers, fletchers, founders, framework knitters, fruiterers, gardeners, glass-sellers, glaziers, glovers, gold and silver wyre drawers, grocers, gunmakers, horners, innholders, ironmongers, longbowstring makers, loriners, makers of playing cards, masons, musicians, needlemakers, painter-stainers, pattenmakers, paviors, pewterers, pinmakers, plaisterers, plumbers, poulters, saddlers, spectaclemakers, tallow chandlers, tinplate workers, tobacco pipe makers and tobacco blenders, turners, tylers and bricklayers, upholders, vintners, waxchandlers, and woolmen.[2]

The website Records of London's Livery Companies Online: Apprentices and Freemen 1400-1900 offers free indexes to The Clothworkers' Company apprentices (1545-1908), The Drapers' Company apprentices (c.1400-1900), and a sample of The Goldsmith's Company apprentices (1600-1700). There are plans to add The Mercers' Company apprenticeship registers by 2013.[3]

In 1696, oaths from livery company members were recorded. This source acts as a census of liverymen:

77 companies are represented: Grocers, Mercers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners, Clothworkers, Dyers, Brewers, Leathersellers, Pewterers, Barbers, Cutlers, Bakers, Wax Chandlers, Tallow Chandlers,Armourers and Brasiers, Girdlers, Butchers, Saddlers, Carpenters, Cordwainers, Painter-Stainers, Curriers, Masons, Plumbers, Innholders, Founders, Poulters, Cooks, Coopers, Tylers and Bricklayers, Bowyers, Fletchers, Blacksmiths, Joiners and Ceilers, Weavers, Woolmen, Scriveners, Fruiterers, Plaisterers, Stationers, Broderers, Upholders, Musicians, Turners, Basketmakers, Glaziers, Horners, Farriers, Paviours, Lorimers, Apothecaries, Shipwrights, Spectaclemakers, Clockmakers, Glovers, Combmakers, Feltmakers, Frameworkknitters, Silk Throwers, Carmen, Pinmakers, Needlemakers, Gardeners, Soapmakers, Tinplateworkers, Wheelwrights, Distillers, Hatbandmakers, Pattenmakers, Glass-Sellers, Tobacco Pipemakers, Coachmakers, Watermen, Officers and Yeomen of Guard, Trinity House, Ordnance Office, Officers of Tower, Officers and builders of St Paul's, Heralds, Lutestring Company, Clergy: Archdeaconry of London, Clergy: Archdeaconry of Middlesex, London Dissenters.[4]

Abstracts of apprenticeship entry books for the Carpenter's Company (1654-1694) have been published online.

Web Sites

References

  1. 'Sources: London Livery Companies', A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire: London Record Society, 22 (1985), pp. 12-36. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64577 Date accessed: 03 January 2012.
  2. About London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850, British Origins, accessed 31 December 2011.
  3. Belinda Griffin, 'Records of London's Livery Companies Online,' Family Tree Magazine, 21 June 2012, http://family-tree.co.uk/2012/06/records-of-londons-livery-companies-online/, accessed 22 June 2012.
  4. Cliff Webb, "Association Oath Rolls - Background to the Documents", British Origins, accessed 3 January 2012.