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108 livery companies have operated in London. The Medieval Genealogy website maintains a list of [http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/links/citycos.shtml The City Livery Companies], along with links to company websites.  
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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.  
  
Histories have been written on many London livery companies. The British Library has compiled a detailed [http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpsubject/history/history/historiesofbritishcompanies/companyhist/companyhist.html#selivco list].
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Histories have been written on many London livery companies. The British Library has compiled a detailed [http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpsubject/history/history/historiesofbritishcompanies/companyhist/companyhist.html#selivco list].  
  
 
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Records from the following companies are included: 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>  
 
Records from the following companies are included: 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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In 1696, oaths from livery company members were recorded. This source acts as a census substitute:
  
 
*[http://britishorigins.com/help/aboutbo-aor.aspx Association Oath Rolls for City of London Livery Companies, 1696], courtesy: British Origins ($)<br>
 
*[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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108 livery companies have operated in London. Wikipedia maintains a list of The City Livery Companies, along with links to company websites.

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

Livery Company Records

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: 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.[1]

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

Web Sites

References

  1. About London Apprenticeship Abstracts 1442-1850, British Origins, accessed 31 December 2011.