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Reference COL
Covering dates 1067-2004
Held by Corporation of London Records Office
Extent 948 series
Conditions of access Most records included here are available for public access, although some are available by appointment only, or at the discretion of the Head Archivist of the corporation's Joint Archive Service. A few records are unavailable for general access. Where these conditions apply the individual records are clearly labelled in this list.
Creators Corporation of London
Arrangement The archives of the Corporation of London were reclassified in 2004 and divided between records of the corporation itself and records of those bodies or individuals with which the corporation has or had close ties. This list contains the records of the Corporation of London; its mediaeval administrative records, and for the modern period records of corporation departments. It also contains subject-based series of non-departmental records.
Supplementary information Some records are not included in this catalogue, either because they are non-public or because alternative finding aids are available at the Corporation of London Records Office.
Related information Catalogues of bodies and individuals associated with the corporation are available separately. A list of the organisations and individuals concerned, along with their 2004 references follows:
CLA/001 CITY OF LONDON MENTAL HOSPITAL
CLA/002 COURT OF ORPHANS, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/003 HOLLOWAY PRISON
CLA/004 MANSION HOUSE JUSTICE ROOM, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/005 GUILDHALL JUSTICE ROOM, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/006 CITY OF LONDON COMMISSIONERS OF SEWERS
CLA/007 BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES
CLA/008 CITY LANDS ESTATES
CLA/009 MARKETS
CLA/010 BILLINGSGATE MARKET
CLA/011 LEADENHALL MARKET
CLA/012 FOREIGN CATTLE MARKET, DEPTFORD
CLA/013 SPITALFIELDS MARKET
CLA/014 NEWGATE MARKET
CLA/015 METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET
CLA/016 SMITHFIELD MARKET
CLA/017 LONDON CENTRAL MARKETS, SMITHFIELD
CLA/018 BRIDGES
CLA/019 SOUTHWARK BRIDGE
CLA/020 TOWER BRIDGE
CLA/021 BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE
CLA/022 LONDON BRIDGE
CLA/023 COURT OF HUSTING, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/024 MAYOR'S COURT, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/025 SHERIFF'S COURT, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/026 CITY OF LONDON COURT
CLA/027 MAYOR'S AND CITY OF LONDON COURT
CLA/028 WOOD STREET COMPTER, LATER GILTSPUR STREET COMPTER
CLA/029 GILTSPUR STREET COMPTER
CLA/030 POULTRY COMPTER
CLA/031 SOUTHWARK COMPTER
CLA/032 PRISONS AND COMPTERS
CLA/033 LUDGATE PRISON
CLA/034 WHITECROSS STREET PRISON
CLA/035 NEWGATE PRISON
CLA/036 THAMES CONSERVANCY COURTS
CLA/037 THAMES
CLA/038 COURT OF REQUESTS, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/039 COURT OF JUDICATURE, CITY OF LONDON
CLA/040 COURTS OF LAW CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/041 CITY OF LONDON CORONERS COURT CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/042 SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/043 MANORS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/044 ROYAL CONTRACT ESTATES CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/045 FINSBURY AND HALLIWELL ESTATES CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/046 SOUTHWARK SESSIONS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/047 CITY OF LONDON SESSIONS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/048 CITY OF LONDON POLICE CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/049 IRISH SOCIETY CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/050 CITY OF LONDON LIEUTENANCY CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/051 CITY IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/052 CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/053 CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/054 CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/055 CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN'S SCHOOL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/056 GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/057 MORGAN FAMILY CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/058 DOROTHEA CROMPTON CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/059 MAURICE COLE CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/060 MADELINE PAYNE CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/061 JACOBS FAMILY CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/062 GRESHAM COLLEGE AND ROYAL EXCHANGE CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/063 EDUCATION CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/064 ALMSHOUSES AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/065 BETHLEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/066 BRIDEWELL HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/067 CHRIST'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/068 ROYAL HOSPITALS CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/069 SAINT THOMAS HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/070 SAINT BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/071 EMANUEL HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/072 BARBICAN CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/073 COAL EXCHANGE AND MARKET CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/074 CLUBS AND SOCIETIES CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/075 LONDON WORKHOUSE CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/076 MUSEUM OF LONDON CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/077 EPPING FOREST CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/078 OPEN SPACES CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/079 CHURCHES CORPORATION OF LONDON
CLA/080 RELIGION CORPORATION OF LONDON

Administrative history:
The Corporation of London is the local authority for the City of London or Square Mile, the financial and commercial centre at the heart of the metropolitan area. With its roots in medieval times, it is probably the oldest local authority in the United Kingdom and has an unusually-wide range of responsibilities reflecting both its ancient role as a municipality and its modern-day role as the equivalent of a London Borough.
The Corporation of London is also unique in local government as it has no charter of incorporation nor any specific date of establishment: it has evolved organically from earlier bodies. Most other councils in the United Kingdom were either created or substantially reformed in the 19th century or later.
Even the name of the Corporation of London presents some difficulties since this present-day title is comparatively modern: it is fairly common by the first half of the 19th century and is used frequently in The 2nd Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Municipal Corporations in England and Wales: London and Southwark, London Companies (1837).
Where "Corporation" is used in modern legislation such as City of London (Various Powers) Acts, its meaning is defined as "the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London". This latter title is one of the styles used in the charter of 6 James I, dated 20 September 1608, which also lists the following titles or styles: Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London; Mayor, Citizens and Commonalty of the City of London; Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London; Citizens of the City of London; Barons of London; Barons of the City of London and indeed "any other name whatsoever, by reason or force of any letters patent, charters, or confirmations of any of our progenitors, Kings of England, which in any time or times had reasonably used or exercised". In 1690 an Act of Parliament [2 Wm. & Mary, c. 8] confirming all the privileges of the Corporation of London, declared that the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London should "remain continue, and be, and prescribe to be a body corporate and politick, in re, facto et nomine"
Another unusual feature of the Corporation of London is its ability to alter or amend it constitution when it benefits the Corporation of London and City of London to do so, under charters of Edward III (1341) and Richard II (1377 and 1383). This power is exercised by means of Acts of Common Council. Such Acts of the Corporation of London are authenticated by the City or Common Seal which since the 13th century has carried the legend Sigillum Baronum Londiniarum [Seal of the Barons of London]. Although the legal title of the Corporation of London remains the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, statutory powers are usually conferred on the Court of Common Council, under the designation of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in Common Council assembled.
The early history of the Corporation of London is also difficult to reconstruct since, in both the United Kingdom and the wider European context, there are virtually no ancient cities with administrative records surviving before the 13th century. Evidence has to be gleaned, therefore, from charters and isolated references in accounts, chronicles and custumals (or collections of grants, customs and precedents).
In the 10th century, in the reign of King Athelstan, the establishment of eight mints in the City of London (compared with six in Winchester, the capital of Wessex) provides evidence of the prosperity and importance of the federal state of London, a City composed of Wards governed by Aldermen presiding over their Wardmotes [meeting of citizens of a ward] with a Folkmoot [a pre-Conquest general assembly of the people of a city] for the whole City of London meeting at St Paul's Cathedral.
In the following century, after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the victorious William granted the citizens of London a charter ratifying their existing rights and privileges. Although the charter, written in Anglo-Saxon and now dated to c 1067, did not grant any new rights, it was an important confirmation of the privileges and laws enjoyed by the "burgesses within London" in the time of Edward the Confessor [1042-1066]. This royal grant was only the first of many over the centuries which granted or confirmed customs and liberties.
Although the City of London continued to retain and to enjoy its independent customs and privileges, it still owed allegiance to the Crown and was bound to support the Royal Exchequer. The ancient office of Sheriff (mentioned in Anglo-Saxon laws of the 7th century), for example, exercised the King's authority over the citizens and collected royal revenues. A key stage in the development of autonomous local government was the right of a town or city to appoint its own officials and hence control its own affairs. In England this came generally through grants of the "farm of the borough" by which townsmen became corporately responsible for paying over the annual royal dues and, by consequence, appointed the officer who accounted for the dues at the Royal Exchequer. Henry I [1100-1135] is known to have made this concession to only two places: Lincoln and London. For a fee, both had obtained control of their own farms and officials by 1130. In the case of the citizens of London, emancipation from the royal financial agent was achieved by a charter from King John, dated 5 July 1199, giving them the right to choose the Sheriffs of both London and Middlesex, a right which was exercised until the 19th century. Since the Local Government Act 1888 [51 & 52 Vict., c. 41] two Sheriffs have continued to be elected but for the City of London alone.
The office of Alderman (like that of Sheriff) predates the Norman Conquest but the first mention of an Alderman of London by name is not until the 12th century (1111) while the place-name Aldermanbury appears in 1128. In the 12th and 13th centuries the Wards in the City of London are still mainly identified by the name of their Alderman although the first full list of Wards under permanent names such as Dowgate or Cornhill is dated 1285. Clearly the role of the Aldermen within their Wards played an important part in the development of early local government in the City of London. The roots of municipal government in the City of London are thus found in the activities of the Aldermen in their Wards which in the medieval period provided such public services as existed. Working individually, or in co-operation, the power of the Aldermen grew as the corporate unity of the City of London developed and they exercised both administrative and judicial functions in what became the Court of Aldermen which is generally considered to have developed from the administrative side of the Court of Husting. Until the 18th century the Court of Aldermen was the premier governing body of the City of London and the Aldermen remain an integral part of the Corporation of London.
Also integral to the Corporation of London is the office of Mayor (the title of Lord Mayor also being evolutionary and only being in general use from about 1500). In the 12th century, London was the first English town to have a Mayor, Henry Fitz Ailwyn, who first appears around 1189, although the exact circumstances of his becoming Mayor are not known. In 1191 the Londoners secured recognition of the Commune [a municipal corporation or organisation] from Prince John and other magnates. Two years later, the oath of the Commune provides the first tentative evidence in the Corporation of London's archives of the participation by representatives of the Commons of the City when probi homines [reputable men] were to be associated with the Mayor and others for the good rule of the City of London. In May 1215 King John granted the citizens the right to elect annually a Mayor who was one of 25 barons appointed to ensure the terms of Magna Carta (June 1215) were carried out. In the 13th century there are several further examples of people summoned from the Wards to consult on the common affairs of the City of London. By the end of the 14th century a permanent body chosen by the citizens had been established and since the 18th century, this body (now known as the Court of Common Council) has been the main governing body of the City of London.
The City of London is also unique in having a separate electoral assembly, Common Hall, for the choice of important municipal officers, including the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs. Common Hall also formerly elected the Chamberlain but most Chief Officers are now chosen at the Court of Common Council.
The Corporation of London performs the ordinary functions of a council for the residential and working population of the City of London, supported by local taxes and funds from central government. These local authority functions include: housing, refuse collection, education, social services, environmental health and town planning. It also runs its own police force, the City of London Police, the Central Criminal Court (the "Old Bailey") and the Barbican Arts Centre as well as maintaining five bridges across the River Thames (Blackfriars, Southwark, London, Tower and, since 2002, the Millennium Bridge).
In addition, the Corporation of London provides other special services for the benefit of London and indeed the nation as a whole, often financed from its own funds (City's Cash) and at no cost to the tax and ratepayer. Many of these special services are provided outside the boundaries of the City of London itself and include: owning and maintaining over 10,000 acres of open spaces such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath; acting as the Port Health Authority for the whole of the Thames tidal estuary; providing the quarantine station at Heathrow Airport, and acting as a Markets Authority with responsibility for three premier wholesale food markets (Billingsgate, Smithfield and Spitalfields) which supply London and the South East. It also administers the Bridge House Grants Scheme, a charitable grants scheme for Greater London, and is committed to an extensive programme of activities designed to assist its neighbours to combat social deprivation.
The Corporation of London operates through the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Members of the Court of Common Council who are elected by the residents and businesses of the 25 Wards in the City of London.
The Court of Aldermen still deals with matters such as the Livery Companies and the Freedom of the City of London but its present-day role has diminished with the development of the Court of Common Council. Much of the work of the Corporation of London is now delegated to the Court of Common Council which is the primary decision-making assembly. The Court of Common Council is non-party political and works through Committees which are mainly made up of Members of the Common Council.
The Corporation of London also acts through its officers, some of whose offices originate in the medieval period. The earliest known holders of the office of Town Clerk (now the Chief Executive) and the Chamberlain (the chief financial officer), for example, both date from the 13th century although the offices themselves may date from the 12th century. Others, such as that of the Comptroller and City Solicitor (the head of the legal department), result from the amalgamation of different offices originating from medieval and Elizabethan times. These officers still head their own departments but, in recent years, many formerly separate departments have been amalgamated into directorates covering, for example, Technical Services or Markets or Open Spaces. In a similar way, the Director of Community Services is now responsible for housing, sports development and social services, while the Director of Environmental Services is responsible for services including environmental health, the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, port health, trading standards, veterinary and cleansing services. Overall the Departments and Directorates are responsible for delivering the wide range of services provided by the Corporation of London.
More information about the present-day structure of the Corporation of London and its wide range of activities can be found on its website at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.

Contents:
The records in the CLRO are thought to be one of the finest and most complete municipal archives in Europe. However, researchers may notice some substantial gaps and these merit an explanation. The majority of the records of the Freedom of the City prior to 1681 and the City's Cash accounts prior to 1632 were either destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 or in another fire in the Chamber (the finance department of the Corporation) in 1786. Similarly, it is thought that a fire at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey in 1877 destroyed the early Sessions minutes and files, as well as the bulk of the supporting papers. The paucity of surviving Sheriffs' Court records for the medieval period is thought to be because these records were considered to be the personal property of a Sheriff, who might be called upon to produce records in order to account for his actions during his time in office long after his Shrievalty had ended. Similarly, it is thought the records of coroner's inquests have not survived in any quantity before 1788 because inquests were not held in a court building until relatively recently, and so the records of inquests were considered part of the personal papers of office holders rather than administrative records.
This list consists of the following records:
COL/AC
ARCHIVES (part)
COL/AD
ADMINISTRATION
COL/BR
BROKERS
COL/CA
COURT OF ALDERMEN
COL/CA/AJA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE
COL/CA/FNA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CA/GAC
COURT OF ALDERMEN: GAOL COMMITTEE
COL/CA/GPA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE (part)
COL/CA/LCA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: LIVERY CLOTH COMMITTEE
COL/CA/MGA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: MAGISTRACY COMMITTEE
COL/CA/MIN
COURT OF ALDERMEN: COMMITTEES
COL/CA/PCA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: PRISONS COMMITTEE
COL/CA/PLA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: POLICE COMMITTEE
COL/CA/PVA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE (part)
COL/CA/PYA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
COL/CA/WCA
COURT OF ALDERMEN: WHOLE COMMITTEE
COL/CC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL
COL/CC/ACC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: AFFAIRS OF THE CORPORATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/AJC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/APC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: AIRPORT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/ASC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ASSESSMENT (CITY OF LONDON UNION) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/AUC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BBB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE (BUILDING) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BBR
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE (REPAIRING) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BFC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BUNHILL FIELDS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BHC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BRIDGE HOUSE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BHT
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BRIDGE HOUSE TRUST COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BLM
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BILLINGSGATE AND LEADENHALL MARKETS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BRA
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BARBICAN ARTS CENTRE JOINT WORKING PARTY (ARTS CENTRE)
COL/CC/BRC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BARBICAN CENTRE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BRD
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BARBICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BRR
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BARBICAN RESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/BRW
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BARBICAN CONTRACTS WORKING PARTY
COL/CC/CCF
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COAL, CORN AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CCN
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COAL AND CORN COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CCR
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COAL, CORN AND RATES FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CDC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CIVIL DEFENCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CDE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CIVIL DEFENCE (EMERGENCY) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CEM
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CENTRAL MARKETS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLA
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON (ARIZONA) CORPORATION
COL/CC/CLBH
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY LANDS AND BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY LANDS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON EDUCATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLF
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BOARD OF GOVERNORS, CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN'S SCHOOL
COL/CC/CLFO
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN'S (ORPHANS) SCHOOL
COL/CC/CLG
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BOARD OF GOVERNORS, CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
COL/CC/CLS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: BOARD OF GOVERNORS, CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL
COL/CC/CLSB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLSG
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CLSS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON SCHOOLS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CMB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COMPUTER SUB-COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CMG
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COMPUTER STEERING GROUP COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COUNTY PURPOSES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CPR
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ENQUIRIES INTO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CORPORATION
COL/CC/CRC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COURT OF REQUESTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CRE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT (EXTENSION) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CRN
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT: NEWSON SMITH COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CTC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CONSOLIDATED COMMITTEE
COL/CC/CTM
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CATTLE MARKETS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/EEC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/EFC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: EPPING FOREST AND OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/EHC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: EMANUEL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/ESC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: ESTABLISHMENT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FAC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: FREEDOM APPLICATIONS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FCC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FDC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: FREEDOM COMMITTEE (19TH CENTURY)
COL/CC/FNC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FNG
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GAOL EXPENSES AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FNS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL FINANCE/SELECT FINANCE OR FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/FSC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: FISH SUPPLY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/GHI
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GUILDHALL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/GHY
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GUILDHALL YARD EAST BUILDING COMMITTEE
COL/CC/GPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE (Part)
COL/CC/GRC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GRESHAM COMMITTEE (CITY SIDE)
COL/CC/GRJ
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT GRESHAM COMMITTEE
COL/CC/GWC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GAS/GAS AND WATER COMMITTEE
COL/CC/GYE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: GUILDHALL YARD EAST COMMITTEE
COL/CC/HEB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON BOARD OF HEALTH
COL/CC/HEC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: HEALTH COMMITTEE
COL/CC/HGC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: HOUSING COMMITTEE
COL/CC/HHM
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: HAMPSTEAD HEATH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/HWJ
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: HIGHGATE WOOD JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/IMP
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE (CORPORATION)
COL/CC/ITP
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: IMPROVEMENTS AND TOWN PLANNING COMMITTEE (C.S/PHD)
COL/CC/JTA
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/JTB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES AND IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/JTC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/JTP
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT (P.H.D) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/JTS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES AND SPECIAL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/JTT
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES AND THAMES NAVIGATION AND PORT OF LONDON COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LAC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LITTER ACT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LBA
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LONDON BRIDGE APPROACHES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LBC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LONDON BRIDGE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LBI
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LONDON BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LCE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LOCAL CENTRES EXAMINATIONS BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LFC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LOCAL FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LGT
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LIB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LIBRARIES, GUILDHALL ART GALLERY AND ARCHIVES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LLC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LAW BILLS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LMC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LIBRARY AND MUSEUM COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LAW, [PARLIAMENTARY] AND CITY COURTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/LUC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: LUNATIC ASYLUM COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MDC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MUSIC AND DRAMA COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MGC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: METAGE ON GRAIN COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MIN
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: COMMITTEES
COL/CC/MLB
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MUSEUM OF LONDON BOARD OF GOVERNORS
COL/CC/MPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MIDSUMMER PRIZE (LATER PRIZE) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MRI
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MARKETS IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MRJ
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: JOINT MARKETS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MRK
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MARKETS COMMITTEE (Part)
COL/CC/MTC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MILITIA COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MYA
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MAYORALTY 800TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/MYC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: MAYORALTY VISITS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/OCC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: OFFICERS AND CLERKS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/OCL
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: OFFICERS AND CLERKS COMMITTEE (1815-1834)
COL/CC/PBC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PCC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PRISONS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PHE
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PORT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PHS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PORT AND CITY OF LONDON HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PLC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: POLICE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PLH
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PORT OF LONDON HEALTH COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PNC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PORT OF LONDON COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PRC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PTC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PTCG
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: TREES, GARDENS AND OPEN SPACES SUB-COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PTCT
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND ROAD SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PVC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/PYC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/RFC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: RATES FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/ROC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: REVENUE AND OFFICERS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SBC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL BRIDGE OR SUBWAY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SCC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL (CITY OF LONDON COURT) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SCH
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SDC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SECONDARIES AND SHERIFFS' COURTS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SEC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL (EMERGENCY) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SFC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SGC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL (GUILDHALL RECONSTRUCTION) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SGP
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SELECT GENERAL PURPOSES (PORTERS) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SHC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL HOUSING COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SIC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SELECT AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
COL/CC/SLC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL (LABOUR) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SMC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL MARKETS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SPM
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPITALFIELDS MARKET COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SPO
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL POLICE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SQC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL INQUIRY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SRC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL REVENUE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SSC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/STF
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: STAFF COMMITTEE
COL/CC/STH
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL TITHES COMMITTEE
COL/CC/STS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: STREETS COMMITTEE
COL/CC/SWC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: SPECIAL (WAR DAMAGE ACT) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/TIC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: TITHE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/TNC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: THAMES NAVIGATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/VAC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: VALUATION COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WAC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WORKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WCC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WHOLE COURT COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WCD
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WHOLE COURT (P.H.D.) COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WEC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WELFARE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WHP
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WEST HAM PARK: COMMITTEE OF MANAGERS OF WEST HAM PARK
COL/CC/WPC
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WATCH AND POLICE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WPD
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WATCH AND POLICE: DAY POLICE COMMITTEE
COL/CC/WPS
COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL: WATCH AND POLICE: SPECIAL DAY POLICE AND NIGHTLY WATCH COMMITTEE
COL/CCS
COMPTROLLER AND CITY SOLICITOR
COL/CCS/CO
COMPTROLLER AND CITY SOLICITOR: COMPTROLLER (part)
COL/CCS/PL
COMPTROLLER AND CITY SOLICITOR: PLANS
COL/CCS/SO
COMPTROLLER AND CITY SOLICITOR: SOLICITOR (part)
COL/CH
CHARTERS
COL/CHD/AP
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: APPRENTICESHIP
COL/CHD/BH
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: BRIDGE HOUSE ESTATES (part)
COL/CHD/CM
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: CHAMBER ACCOUNTS (part)
COL/CHD/CP
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: CHAMBERLAIN
COL/CHD/CR
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: CHAMBERLAIN'S COURT
COL/CHD/CT
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: CITY'S CASH (part)
COL/CHD/DM
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: DUTIES AND METAGE (part)
COL/CHD/FR
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: FREEDOM
COL/CHD/IC
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND COURTS
COL/CHD/IM
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: IMPROVEMENTS (part)
COL/CHD/LA
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: LOANS AND ASSESSMENTS (part)
COL/CHD/MN
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: MILITARY AND NAVAL
COL/CHD/PN
CHAMBERLAINS DEPARTMENT: PENSIONS
COL/CHD/PR
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: POOR AND OTHER RELIEF (part)
COL/CHD/RN
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: RENTS AND RENTALS (part)
COL/CHD/RT
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: RATES (part)
COL/CHD/TF
CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: TRUST AND OTHER FUNDS
COL/CN
COMMON HALL
COL/CN/LCN
COMMON HALL: LIVERY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
COL/CN/LVC
COMMON HALL: LIVERY COMMITTEE
COL/CP
LIVERY COMPANIES
COL/CS
CUSTUMALS (part)
COL/CSD/HO
COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT: HOUSING
COL/CSD/SS
COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL SERVICES
COL/CT
CHARITIES
COL/ESD
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
COL/LBD/AD
LIBRARIES AND ART GALLERIES: ADMINISTRATION (part)
COL/LBD/AG
LIBRARIES AND ART GALLERIES: GUILDHALL ART GALLERY
COL/LBD/GHL
LIBRARIES AND ART GALLERIES: GUILDHALL LIBRARY
COL/MH/AD
MANSION HOUSE: ADMINISTRATION (part)
COL/MH/LM
MANSION HOUSE: LORD MAYOR
COL/MH/LMH
MANSION HOUSE: LORD MAYOR'S HOUSEHOLD
COL/MH/MSH
MANSION HOUSE: THE MANSION HOUSE
COL/OF
OFFICERS (part)
COL/PHD/AD
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION (part)
COL/PHD/PL
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT: PLANS
COL/PL
PLANS
COL/PLD/AR
PLANNING DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECT
COL/PLD/PL
PLANNING DEPARTMENT: PLANS (part)
COL/PLD/TP
PLANNING DEPARTMENT: TOWN PLANNING (part)
COL/RG
RECOGNIZANCES
COL/RMD/CE
REMEMBRANCER'S DEPARTMENT: CEREMONIALS (part)
COL/RMD/PA
REMEMBRANCER'S DEPARTMENT: PARLIAMENTARY (part)
COL/RMD/RM
REMEMBRANCER'S DEPARTMENT: REMEMBRANCER'S PAPERS
COL/SD
SUBJECT SERIES: INDIVIDUALS
COL/SF
SHERIFFS
COL/SJ
SUBJECT SERIES: SUBJECTS (part)
COL/SP
SUBJECT SERIES: PLACES (part)
COL/SVD/AD
SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION (part)
COL/SVD/PL
SURVEYOR'S DEPARTMENT: PLANS (part)
COL/TCD/AD
TOWN CLERKS DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION (part)
COL/TCD/CD
TOWN CLERKS DEPARTMENT: CIVIL DEFENCE (part)
COL/TCD/RG
REGISTRATION
COL/TSD/PL
TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT: PLANS (part)
COL/WD
WARDS



CHAMBERLAIN'S DEPARTMENT: FREEDOM  COL/CHD/FR  [n.d.]

INDEXES TO ADMISSION PAPERS  COL/CHD/FR/03  [n.d.]

ALPHABETS OF FREEDOMS  COL/CHD/FR/03/01  [n.d.]

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/001  1681 - 1700

Former reference: CF28/1

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/002  1701 - 1713

Former reference: CF28/2

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/003  1714 - 1725

Former reference: CF28/3

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/004  1726 - 1734

Former reference: CF28/4

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/005  1734 - 1752

Former reference: CF28/5

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/006  1753 - 1768

Former reference: CF28/6

1 volume

Contents:
COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/007  1769 - 1785

Former reference: CF28/7

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/008  1786 - 1807

Former reference: CF28/8

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/009  1808 - 1825

Former reference: CF28/9

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/010  1826 - 1841

Former reference: CF28/10

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/011  1842 - 1863

Former reference: CF28/11

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/012  1864 - 1893

Former reference: CF28/12

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/013  1894 - 1915

Former reference: CF28/13

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

Alphabet of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/03/01/014  1916 - 1940

Former reference: CF28/14

1 volume

Contents:
Indexes to the freedom Admission papers, COL/CHD/FR/02, arranged alphabetically under initial letter of surname and then chronologically by month of admission

LISTS OF FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/03/02  [n.d.]

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/001  1681 - 1699

Former reference: CF29/1

1 volume

Contents:
Listed in date order of admission

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/002  1700 - 1712

Former reference: CF29/2

1 volume

Contents:
Listed in date order of admission

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/003  1713 - 1720

Former reference: CF29/3

1 volume

Contents:
Listed in date order of admission

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/004  1721 - 1733

Former reference: CF29/4

1 volume

Contents:
Listed in date order of admission

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/005  1830 - 1839

Former reference: CF29/5

1 volume

Contents:
Alphabetical index

Lists of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/03/02/006  1839 - 1844

Former reference: CF29/6

1 volume

Contents:
Alphabetical index

FREEDOM DECLARATION BOOKS  COL/CHD/FR/04  [n.d.]

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/001  13 Jan 1784 - 27 Sep 1785

Former reference: CF2/1

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/002  7 Feb 1786 - 28 Nov 1787

Former reference: CF2/2

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/003  4 Dec 1787 - 7 Aug 1789

Former reference: CF2/3

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/004  5 Sep 1789 - 23 Feb 1791

Former reference: CF2/4

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/005  1 Mar 1791 - 27 Sep 1792

Former reference: CF2/5

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/006  2 Oct 1792 - 28 May 1794

Former reference: CF2/6

1 volume

Contents:
Outside cover gives the terminal date as 20 May 1794

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/007  3 Jun 1794 - 23 Dec 1795

Former reference: CF2/7

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/008  12 Jan 1796 - 31 May 1799

Former reference: CF2/8

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/009  2 Jun 1797 - 21 Mar 1799

Former reference: CF2/9

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/010  2 Apr 1799 - 30 Oct 1800

Former reference: CF2/10

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/011  4 Nov 1800 - 25 Nov 1802

Former reference: CF2/11

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/012  1 Dec 1802 - 20 Dec 1804

Former reference: CF2/12

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/013  8 Jan 1805 - 17 Dec 1807

Former reference: CF2/13

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/014  8 Jan 1808 - 23 Apr 1810

Former reference: CF2/14

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/015  2 May 1810 - 6 Aug 1812

Former reference: CF2/15

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/016  8 Sep 1812 - 27 Apr 1815

Former reference: CF2/16

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/017  2 May 1815 - 30 Sep 1817

Former reference: CF2/17

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/018  1 Oct 1817 - 28 Oct 1819

Former reference: CF2/18

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/019  2 Nov 1819 - 28 Feb 1822

Former reference: CF2/19

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/020  5 Mar 1822 - 30 Jun 1824

Former reference: CF2/20

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/021  1 Jul 1824 - 29 Nov 1826

Former reference: CF2/21

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/022  5 Dec 1826 - 23 Dec 1828

Former reference: CF2/22

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/023  7 Jan 1829 - 30 Jun 1831

Former reference: CF2/23

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/024  5 Jul 1831 - 29 Apr 1834

Former reference: CF2/24

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/025  3 May 1834 - 31 Oct 1836

Former reference: CF2/25

1 volume

Contents:
Outside cover gives the commencement date as 1 May

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/026  1 Nov 1836 - 31 Dec 1838

Former reference: CF2/26

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/027  1 Jan 1839 - 31 Dec 1840

Former reference: CF2/27

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/028  1 Jan 1841 - 31 Dec 1842

Former reference: CF2/28

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/029  2 Jan 1843 - 28 Feb 1845

Former reference: CF2/29

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/030  1 Mar 1845 - 30 Mar 1847

Former reference: CF2/30

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/031  1 Apr 1847 - 31 Dec 1849

Former reference: CF2/31

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/032  1 Jan 1850 - 29 Apr 1852

Former reference: CF2/32

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/033  1 May 1852 - 31 Jul 1854

Former reference: CF2/33

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/034  1 Aug 1854 - 17 Oct 1856

Former reference: CF2/34

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/035  18 Oct 1856 - 31 Oct 1857

Former reference: CF2/35

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/036  2 Nov 1857 - 24 Sep 1861

Former reference: CF2/36

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/037  28 Dec 1861 - 29 Apr 1865

Former reference: CF2/37

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/038  2 May 1865 - 23 Dec 1867

Former reference: CF2/38

1 volume

Contents:
Volume contains deleted entries included at the start of COL/CHD/FR/04/039

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/039  1 Jan 1868 - 1 Jun 1870

Former reference: CF2/39

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/040  1 Jun 1870 - 31 Dec 1872

Former reference: CF2/40

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/041  1 Jan 1873 - 30 Dec 1874

Former reference: CF2/41

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/042  5 Jan 1875 - 31 Mar 1876

Former reference: CF2/42

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/043  1 Apr 1876 - 31 Dec 1877

Former reference: CF2/43

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/044  1 Jan 1878 - 31 May 1879

Former reference: CF2/44

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/045  4 Jun 1879 - 31 Dec 1880

Former reference: CF2/45

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/046  1 Jan 1881 - 31 Oct 1882

Former reference: CF2/46

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/047  1 Nov 1881 - 30 Jun 1884

Former reference: C1 CF2/47

1 volume

Contents:
Outside cover gives the terminal date as 20 Jun 1884

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/048  1 Jul 1884 - 29 Mar 1886

Former reference: D1 CF2/48

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/049  1 Apr 1886 - 30 Dec 1887

Former reference: E1 CF2/49

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/050  3 Jan 1888 - 30 Dec 1889

Former reference: F1 CF2/50

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/051  1 Jan 1890 - 31 Dec 1891

Former reference: G1 CF2/51

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/052  1 Jan 1892 - 30 Mar 1894

Former reference: H1 CF2/52

1 volume

Contents:
Outside cover gives terminal date as 29 Mar 1894

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/053  2 Apr 1894 - 30 Dec 1896

Former reference: J1 CF2/53

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/054  5 Jan 1894 - 30 Dec 1898

Former reference: K1 CF2/54

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/055  2 Jan 1899 - 21 Dec 1900

Former reference: L1 CF2/55

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/056  12 Jan 1900

Former reference: M1Pt1 CF2/56

1 volume

Contents:
CIV NOS 1-566

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/057  17 Jan 1900

Former reference: M1Pts2-3 CF2/57

1 volume

Contents:
CIV NOS 567-1323

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/058  18 Jan 1900 - 11 Jul 1900

Former reference: M1 Pts4-5 CF2/58

1 volume

Contents:
CIV NOS 1324-1756

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/059  1 Jan 1901 - 14 Oct 1902

Former reference: N1 CF2/59

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/060  15 Oct 1902 - 21 Nov 1904

Former reference: O1 CF2/60

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/061  22 Nov 1904 - 8 Oct 1906

Former reference: P1 CF2/61

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/062  8 Oct 1906 - 23 Jun 1908

Former reference: Q1 CF2/62

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/063  25 Jun 1908 - 28 Feb 1910

Former reference: R1 CF2/63

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/064  1 Mar 1910 - 18 Jul 1911

Former reference: S1 CF2/64

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/065  18 Jul 1911 - 31 Dec 1912

Former reference: T1 CF2/65

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/066  1 Jan 1913 - 4 Aug 1914

Former reference: U1 CF2/66

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/067  1 Sep 1914 - 27 Apr 1917

Former reference: V1 CF2/67

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/068  1 May 1917 - 28 Feb 1919

Former reference: W1 CF2/68

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/069  4 Mar 1919 - 31 Mar 1920

Former reference: X1 CF2/69

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/070  1 Apr 1920 - 31 May 1921

Former reference: Y1 CF2/70

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/071  1 Jun 1921 - 30 Nov 1922

Former reference: Z1 CF2/71

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/072  1 Dec 1922 - 30 Apr 1924

Former reference: A2 CF2/72

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/073  1 May 1924 - 30 Nov 1925

Former reference: B2 CF2/73

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/074  1 Dec 1925 - 17 May 1927

Former reference: C2 CF2/74

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/075  19 May 1927 - 27 Sep 1928

Former reference: D2 CF2/75

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/076  28 Sep 1928 - 31 Jan 1930

Former reference: E2 CF2/76

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/077  14 Jan 1941 - 18 Nov 1943

Former reference: M2 CF2/77

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/078  19 Nov 1943 - 16 May 1945

Former reference: N2 CF2/78

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/079  16 May 1945 - 18 Mar 1946

Former reference: 02 CF2/79

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/080  19 Mar 1946 - 5 Feb 1947

Former reference: P2 CF2/80

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/081  6 Feb 1947 - 30 Jan 1948

Former reference: Q2 CF2/81

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/082  2 Feb 1948 - 19 Jan 1949

Former reference: R2 CF2/82

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/083  20 Jan 1949 - 9 Feb 1950

Former reference: S2 CF2/83

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/084  10 Feb 1950 - 16 Apr 1951

Former reference: T2 CF2/84

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/085  17 Apr 1951 - 12 May 1952

Former reference: U2 CF2/85

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/086  13 May 1952 - 12 May 1953

Former reference: V2 CF2/86

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/087  13 May 1953 - 25 May 1954

Former reference: W2 CF2/87

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/088  26 May 1954 - 20 Jun 1955

Former reference: X2 CF2/88

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/089  21 Jun 1955 - 31 Jul 1956

Former reference: Y2 CF2/89

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/090  3 Sep 1956 - 1 Oct 1957

Former reference: Z2 CF2/90

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/091  2 Oct 1957 - 31 Oct 1958

Former reference: A3 CF2/91

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/092  4 Nov 1958 - 21 Dec 1959

Former reference: B3 CF2/92

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/093  22 Dec 1959 - 16 Jan 1961

Former reference: C3 CF2/93

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/094  17 Jan 1961 - 19 Dec 1961

Former reference: D3 CF2/94

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/095  20 Dec 1961 - 18 Jan 1963

Former reference: E3 CF2/95

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/096  21 Jan 1963 - 22 Nov 1963

Former reference: F3 CF2/96

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/097  25 Nov 1963 - 1 Oct 1964

Former reference: G3 CF2/97

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/098  2 Oct 1964 - 27 Jul 1965

Former reference: H3 CF2/98

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/099  28 Jul 1965 - 30 Jun 1966

Former reference: J3 CF2/99

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/100  1 Jul 1966 - 11 May 1967

Former reference: K3 CF2/100

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/101  15 May 1967 - 27 Mar 1968

Former reference: L3 CF2/101

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/102  28 Mar 1968 - 28 Feb 1969

Former reference: M3 CF2/102

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/103  28 Feb 1969 - 22 Jan 1970

Former reference: N3 CF2/103

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/104  23 Jan 1970 - 15 Dec 1970

Former reference: O3 CF2/104

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/105  16 Dec 1970 - 10 Nov 1971

Former reference: P3 CF2/105

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/106  11 Nov 1971 - 25 Sep 1972

Former reference: Q3 CF2/106

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/107  26 Sep 1972 - 25 Jun 1973

Former reference: R3 CF2/107

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/108  26 Jun 1973 - 30 Apr 1974

Former reference: S3 CF2/108

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/109  1 May 1974 - 5 Feb 1975

Former reference: T3 CF2/109

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/110  6 Feb 1975 - 28 Nov 1975

Former reference: U3 CF2/110

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/111  1 Dec 1975 - 29 Jul 1976

Former reference: V3 CF2/111

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/112  30 Jul 1976 - 22 Apr 1977

Former reference: W3 CF2/112

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/113  25 Apr 1977 - 11 Nov 1977

Former reference: X3 CF2/113

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/114  14 Nov 1977 - 26 May 1978

Former reference: Y3 CF2/114

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/115  30 May 1978 - 29 Dec 1978

Former reference: Z3 CF2/115

1 volume

Contents:
Outside cover gives the terminal date as 31 Dec 1978

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/116  2 Jan 1979 - 13 Jul 1979

Former reference: A4 CF2/116

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/117  16 Jul 1979 - 31 Jan 1980

Former reference: B4 CF2/117

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/118  1 Feb 1980 - 22 Jul 1980

Former reference: C4 CF2/118

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/119  23 Jul 1980 - 27 Feb 1981

Former reference: D4 CF2/119

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/120  2 Mar 1981 - 30 Sep 1981

Former reference: E4 CF2/120

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/121  1 Oct 1981 - 30 Apr 1982

Former reference: F4 CF2/121

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/122  4 May 1982 - 16 Dec 1982

Former reference: G4 CF2/122

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/123  17 Dec 1982 - 22 Jul 1983

Former reference: H4 CF2/123

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/124  25 Jul 1983 - 14 Mar 1984

Former reference: J4 CF2/124

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/125  15 Mar 1984 - 19 Oct 1984

Former reference: K4 CF2/125

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/126  22 Oct 1984 - 10 May 1985

Former reference: L4 CF2/126

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/127  13 May 1985 - 24 Dec 1985

Former reference: M4 CF2/127

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/128  2 Jan 1986 - 25 Jul 1986

Former reference: N4 CF2/128

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/129  28 Jul 1986 - 31 Mar 1987

Former reference: O4 CF2/129

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/130  1 Apr 1987 - 10 Nov 1987

Former reference: P4 CF2/130

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/131  11 Nov 1987 - 22 Jun 1988

Former reference: Q4 CF2/131

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/132  23 Jun 1988 - 28 Feb 1989

Former reference: R4 CF2/132

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/133  1 Mar 1989 - 25 Oct 1989

Former reference: S4 CF2/133

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/134  26 Oct 1989 - 31 May 1990

Former reference: T4 CF2/134

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/135  1 Jun 1990 - 18 Jan 1991

Former reference: U4 CF2/135

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/136  21 Jan 1991 - 12 Sep 1991

Former reference: V4 CF2/136

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/137  13 Sep 1991 - 30 Apr 1992

Former reference: W4 CF2/137

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/138  1 May 1992 - 30 Dec 1992

Former reference: X4 CF2/138

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/139  4 Jan 1993 - 16 Aug 1993

Former reference: Y4 CF2/139

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/140  1 Sep 1993 - 21 Apr 1994

Former reference: Z4 CF2/140

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/141  22 Apr 1994 - 16 Dec 1994

Former reference: A5 CF2/141

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/142  19 Dec 1994 - 31 Jul 1995

Former reference: B5 CF2/142

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/143  1 Sep 1995 - 30 Apr 1996

Former reference: C5 CF2/143

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/144  1 May 1996 - 30 Jan 1997

Former reference: D5 CF2/144

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/145  31 Jan 1997 - 30 Sep 1997

Former reference: E5 CF2/145

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/146  1 Oct 1997 - 14 May 1998

Former reference: F5 CF2/146

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/147  15 May 1998 - 5 Feb 1999

Former reference: G5 CF2/147

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/148  8 Feb 1999 - 29 Oct 1999

Former reference: H5 CF2/148

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/149  1 Nov 1999 - 24 Dec 1999

Former reference: J5 CF2/149

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/150  4 Jan 2000 - 8 Sep 2000

Former reference: K5 CF2/150

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/151  11 Sep 2000 - 4 May 2001

Former reference: L5 CF2/151

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/152  8 May 2001 - 18 Jan 2002

Former reference: M5 CF2/152

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/153  21 Jan 2002 - 30 Sep 2002

Former reference: N5 CF2/153

1 volume

Freedom declaration book  COL/CHD/FR/04/154  1 Oct 2002 - 22 May 2003

Former reference: O5 CF2/154

1 volume

LETTER BOOKS  COL/CHD/FR/05  [n.d.]

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/001  1 May 1901 - 1 May 1905

Former reference: CF27/1

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/002  4 May 1905 - 12 Jun 1907

Former reference: CF27/2

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/003  13 Jun 1907 - 2 Dec 1909

Former reference: CF27/3

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/004  Dec 1909 - Mar 1912

Former reference: CF27/4

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/005  Mar 1912 - Sep 1914

Former reference: CF27/5

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/006  Sep 1914 - Sep 1917

Former reference: CF27/6

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/007  26 Oct 1917 - 26 Apr 1920

Former reference: CF27/7

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/008  Apr 1920 - Nov 1922

Former reference: CF27/8

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/009  Nov 1922 - Apr 1925

Former reference: CF27/9

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/010  Apr 1925 - Jan 1928

Former reference: CF27/10

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/011  10 Jan 1928 - 3 Jan 1930

Former reference: CF27/11

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/012  6 Jan 1930 - 17 Aug 1931

Former reference: CF27/12

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/013  18 Aug 1931 - 20 May 1933

Former reference: CF27/13

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/014  22 May 1933 - 3 Oct 1935

Former reference: CF27/14

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/015  3 Oct 1935 - 28 Jul 1937

Former reference: CF27/15

1 volume

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/016  Jul 1937 - Nov 1938

Former reference: CF27/16

1 volume

Contents:
No 1

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/017  14 Feb 1941 - 11 Oct 1943

Former reference: CF27/17

1 volume

Contents:
No 2

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/018  15 Oct 1943 - 13 Dec 1945

Former reference: CF27/18

1 volume

Contents:
No 3

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/019  14 Dec 1945 - 24 Jul 1947

Former reference: CF27/19

1 volume

Contents:
No 4

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/020  25 Jul 1947 - 28 Jan 1949

Former reference: CF27/20

1 volume

Contents:
No 5

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/021  28 Jan 1949 - 19 Jun 1950

Former reference: CF27/21

1 volume

Contents:
No 6

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/022  20 Jun 1950 - 11 May 1951

Former reference: CF27/22

1 volume

Contents:
No 7

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/023  11 May 1951 - 14 Jul 1952

Former reference: CF27/23

1 volume

Contents:
No 8

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/024  14 Jul 1952 - 30 Jul 1953

Former reference: CF27/24

1 volume

Contents:
No 9

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/025  30 Jul 1953 - 11 Oct 1954

Former reference: CF27/25

1 volume

Contents:
No 10

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/026  11 Oct 1954 - 2 Dec 1955

Former reference: CF27/26

1 volume

Contents:
No 11

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/027  3 Dec 1955 - 14 May 1957

Former reference: CF27/27

1 volume

Contents:
No 12

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/028  15 May 1957 - 4 Feb 1959

Former reference: CF27/28

1 volume

Contents:
No 13

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/029  5 Feb 1959 - 7 Apr 1960

Former reference: CF27/29

1 volume

Contents:
No 14

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/030  7 Apr 1960 - 28 Apr 1961

Former reference: CF27/30

1 volume

Contents:
No 15

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/031  2 May 1961 - 8 May 1962

Former reference: CF27/31

1 volume

Contents:
No 16

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/032  10 May 1962 - 22 May 1963

Former reference: CF27/32

1 volume

Contents:
No 17

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/033  23 May 1963 - 3 Apr 1964

Former reference: CF27/33

1 volume

Contents:
No 18

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/034  3 Apr 1964 - 31 Mar 1965

Former reference: CF27/34

1 volume

Contents:
No 19

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/035  2 Apr 1965 - 24 Jan 1966

Former reference: CF27/35

1 volume

Contents:
No 20

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/036  24 Jan 1966 - 21 Nov 1966

Former reference: CF27/36

1 volume

Contents:
No 21

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/037  22 Nov 1966 - 4 Oct 1967

Former reference: CF27/37

1 volume

Contents:
No 22

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/038  5 Oct 1967 - 20 Jun 1968

Former reference: CF27/38

1 volume

Contents:
No 23

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/039  25 Jun 1968 - 17 Jun 1969

Former reference: CF27/39

1 volume

Contents:
No 24

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/040  17 Jun 1969 - 4 Aug 1970

Former reference: CF27/40

1 volume

Contents:
No 25

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/041  7 Aug 1970 - 15 Sep 1971

Former reference: CF27/41

1 volume

Contents:
No 26

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/042  15 Sep 1971 - 14 Sep 1972

Former reference: CF27/42

1 volume

Contents:
No 27

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/043  Sep 1972 - Jan 1974

Former reference: CF27/43

1 volume

Contents:
No 28

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/044  Jan 1974 - Jul 1975

Former reference: CF27/44

1 volume

Conditions of access: Closed until 2006

Contents:
No 29

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/045  Aug 1975 - Aug 1977

Former reference: CF27/45

1 volume

Conditions of access: Closed until 2008

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/046  Aug 1977 - Nov 1979

Former reference: CF27/46

1 volume

Conditions of access: Closed until 2010

Letter book  COL/CHD/FR/05/047  Jan 1980 - Dec 1981

Former reference: CF27/47

1 volume

Conditions of access: Closed until 2012

OTHER ADMISSIONS RECORDS  COL/CHD/FR/06  [n.d.]

Book of Recognizances taken of Persons admitted to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/001  1666 - 1678

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/002  1694 - 1709

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/003  1709 - 1719

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/004  1719 - 1723

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/005  1723 - 1734

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/006  1734 - 1750

1 volume

Accounts of money received on admissions to the Freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/007  1750 - 1757

1 volume

Papers relating to the numbers and costs of admissions by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/06/008  1835 - 1841

Former reference: MISC/MSS/217/8

1 bundle

Admission of Aliens  COL/CHD/FR/06/009  1835 - 1844

Former reference: MISC/MSS/4/23

1 bundle

Contents:
A statement as to the admission of aliens under resolutions of 17 and 19 Mar 1835, with the opinion of the City Solicitor that they are inadmissible unless they be within the allegiance of the King, 2 Dec 1835. Compiled c. 1844

Miscellaneous papers concerning the admission of aliens  COL/CHD/FR/06/010  1433 - 1835

Former reference: MISC/MSS/18/35

1 bundle

Contents:
1) Reasons against a general naturalization, temp. Anne [Printed, 4pp];
2) The case of the City of London in relation to the bill for a general naturalization of all foreign Protestants [Printed, 3pp];
3) Extract re wife of a foreigner allowed to trade, 1690;
4) Copy order re wife of a foreigner allowed to trade, 1694, and petition of Wardmote Inquest of Aldgate against her, 1699;
5) List of non-freemen returned by the wards, 1709;
6) Extracts of Acts against aliens, 1433-1716;
7) Instances of denizens denied their freedom, 1624-1716;
8) List of foreigners made denizens by letters patent, and afterwards made free, 1682-1703, 1726 (4 clockmakers, 3 barber surgeons, 1 scrivener, 1 loriner);
9) Bill for the admission of aliens into freedom, 1835

Numbers of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/06/011  1901 - 1912

Former reference: CF5/1

1 volume

Contents:
Monthly total of freemen admitted, method of admission, with annual totals at the end of the volume

Numbers of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/06/012  1913 - 1928

Former reference: CF5/2

1 volume

Contents:
Monthly total of freemen admitted, method of admission, with annual totals at the end of the volume

Numbers of freemen  COL/CHD/FR/06/013  1941 - 1960

Former reference: CF5/3

1 volume

Contents:
Monthly total of freemen admitted, method of admission, with annual totals at the end of the volume

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/014  1781 - 1829

Former reference: CF13/Box 1

1 box

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/015  1830 - 1869

Former reference: CF13/Box 2

1 box

Freedom applications: unadmitted applications  COL/CHD/FR/06/016  1870 - 1899

Former reference: CF13/Box 3

1 box

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/017  1900 - 1949

Former reference: CF13/Box 4

1 box

Conditions of access: closed until 2025

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/018  1950 - 1969

Former reference: CF13/Box 5

1 box

Conditions of access: closed until 2045

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/019  1970 - 1979

Former reference: CF13/Box 6

1 box

Conditions of access: closed until 2055

Freedom applications: unadmitted freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/020  1980 - 1989

Former reference: CF13/Box 7

1 box

Conditions of access: closed until 2065

City of London Police Reserve: Freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/06/021  1920

Former reference: CF26/1

1 volume

Contents:
Register of freedoms granted to men of the City of London Police Reserve

ADMISSIONS: MISCELLANEOUS  COL/CHD/FR/07  [n.d.]

"The Archives of the Freedom of the City of London, 1681-1915" by Vivienne E. Aldous  COL/CHD/FR/07/001  Dec 1989

Former reference: P.D. 154.13

Contents:
In the Genealogists' Magazine, Dec 1989, vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 128-133

"The Freedom of the City of London: some notes on its history, customs & privileges" by JFV Woodman [Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court 1936-1968]  COL/CHD/FR/07/002  9 Mar 1960

Former reference: P.D. 156.9

Contents:
Being the text of a talk read before members of the Company in London.
In Journal of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, vol. 7 (1960), pp. 460-468
Xerox of Guildhall Library PAM 9006

"The Breakdown of Gild and Corporation Control over the handicraft and retail trade in London" by JR Kellett  COL/CHD/FR/07/003  1957 - 1958

Former reference: PD 285.4

Source of acquisition: ACC 1994/142


Contents:
Photocopy from Economic History Review vol. X, 1957-58, pp. 381-394

"The City of London Freedom Registers" by Mervyn T Medlycott  COL/CHD/FR/07/004  Jun 1977

Former reference: P.D.118.7 item 1

Contents:
3pp.
Copy from The Genealogists' Magazine pp. 45-7

Copy letter from The Genealogists' Magazine (Vol. 19, No. 4), pp. 141-2, with information on additional freedom records in CLRO and elsewhere not mentioned by Mr. Medlycott (from the Librarian of Guildhall Library)  COL/CHD/FR/07/005  n.d.

Former reference: P.D. 118.7item 2

"The City of London Freedom Registers" by Brian Christmas  COL/CHD/FR/07/006  n.d [? 1988]

Former reference: P.D.118.7 item 3

Contents:
2pp.
Copy from The Journal of the Guild of One Name Studies, Vol. 2, No. 10, pp. 265-6

"Sheep Over London Bridge: The Freedom of the City of London" by Caroline Arnold  COL/CHD/FR/07/007  1995

Former reference: P.D. 289.16

Contents:
Corporation of London, 1995.
72 pp, illustrated.

Report and related papers  COL/CHD/FR/07/008  1906

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 192.7

Contents:
Copy report, Chamberlain to General Purposes Committee, as to admission to the freedom since 1835, fees & vouchers, with particular reference to the order that officers of the Corporation should take up the freedom. 16 May 1906. 2pp.
Case for the opinion of the Law Officers on the above report. 1906. C. Solr. 3pp.

Miscellaneous papers  COL/CHD/FR/07/009  1554 - 1722

Former reference: Misc.MSS.186.4

Contents:
Extracts re Ct. Ald. & Co.Co. making free by redemption, in some cases without fine. 1554-1643
Copy of entry of patrimonies, 6 Dec 1614, relating to Richard Bralhot and Richard Alderson.
Draft report of Committee of Ald. as to alterations in mode of admission by patrimony & redemption, 1719
Draft report to Ct. of Ald. re admission of Henry Potter, 1720.
Order of Ct. of Ald. on petition of Richard Frost, 28 Jun 1720.
Certificate of admission of Robert Quey of Freedom of Barber Surgeons, 1 Jul 1679, certified 19 Jun 1722.

Ceremony on the admission of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, MP, 25 Feb 1957 at the Mansion House (typescript)  COL/CHD/FR/07/010  1957

Former reference: P.D.40.26

Research notes on Rundell's parentage by Sarah Tarner  COL/CHD/FR/07/011  Jan 1990

Former reference: P.D.154.10

HONORARY FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/08  [n.d.]

RESOLUTIONS/ADDRESSES  COL/CHD/FR/08/01  1792 - 1856

Source of acquisition: Received from the Print Room, Guildhall Library, Dec 1980


Contents:
Illuminated addresses, principally comprising resolutions of thanks of the Corporation to distinguished persons and conferring on them the Freedom of the City.
These addresses are probably duplicates made for retention by the Corporation, as a payment to Thomas Tomkins in 1783 for writing the resolution of thanks to Lord Rodney mentions a duplicate (City's Cash Accounts 2/57 [1782-83], p. 246]. They were formerly in the Chamberlain's Court, where 2 number still remain (see Price: Descriptive Account of the Guildhall., p. 182).
There is a portrait of the scribe, Thomas Tomkins, by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Corporation's collection (see also Price, as above).

ABERCROMBIE (also Abercromby), Lieutenant General Sir Ralph (1734-1801): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/016  13 Sep 1799

ATTWOOD, Thomas (1783-1856): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/062  23 May 1832


Related information: See also COL/CHD/FR/08/01/080

AUCHMUTY, Brigadier General Sir Samuel (1756-1822): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/035  15 Sep 1807


Related information: See illus, and description enc. in this schedule - now at P.D.139.8 (22 Jun 1987).

BAIRD, Lieutenant General Sir David (1757-1829): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/031  2 Oct 1806

BARCLAY DE TOLLY, Field Marshal Count (1761-1818): sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/046  8 Jun 1814

BERESFORD, Major General William Carr, later Viscount Beresford (1768-1854): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/032  2 Oct 1806

BERRY, Captain Edward, later Sir Edward and Rear Admiral (1768-1831)  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/014  16 Oct 1798

BIRCH, Samuel, late Lord Mayor of London, 1814-15 (1757-1841): Resolution of thanks  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/050  7 Dec 1815

BLUCHER, Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht Von (1742-1819): Sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/047  8 Jun 1814

BROKE, Captain Philip Bowes Vere, later Baronet and Rear Admiral (1776-1841): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/043  12 Jul 1813

BROOKE, His Excellency James, Rajah of Sarawak (1803-68): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/077  21 Oct 1847

BROUGHAM, Henry Peter, later Baron Brougham & Vaux (1778-1868): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/054  7 Dec 1820

CALDER, Captain Sir Robert, later Admiral (1745-1818): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/011  19 May 1797

CARNEGIE, William, Earl of Northesk, Rear Admiral and later Admiral (1758-1831): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/025  26 Nov 1805

CLARKSON, Thomas (1760-1846): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/064  29 Nov 1838

COCHRANE, Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis, later Admiral (1758-1832): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/028  27 Mar 1806

COLBORNE, Sir John, Baron Seaton (1778-1863): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/066  26 Feb 1840

COLLINGWOOD, Vice Admiral Cuthbert, Baron Collingwood (1750-1810): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/024  26 Nov 1805

CORNWALLIS, Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/001  4 Oct 1792

DENMAN, Thomas, later Baron Denman (1779-1854): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/055  7 Dec 1820

Address on appointment as Lord Chief Justice  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/063  17 Jan 1833

DILKES, Brigadier General William Thomas: Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/040  4 Apr 1811

DUCKWORTH, Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas, later Baronet and Admiral (1748-1817): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/029  27 Mar 1806

DUNCAN, Admiral Adam, Viscount Duncan (1731-1804): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/012  19 Oct 1797

ELPHINSTONE, Admiral George Keith, Viscount Keith (1746-1823): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/021  19 Nov 1801

GANE, Douglas M, esq: Address from islanders of Tristan da Cunha  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/084  9 Jan 1932

GOUGH, General Sir Hugh, Baronet, later Viscount Gough and Field Marshal (1779-1869): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/073  6 Apr 1846

GRAHAM, Lieutenant General Thomas, later Sir Thomas and General, and afterwards Baron Lynedoch (1748-1843): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/041  4 Apr 1811

Confirmation of freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/044  12 Jul 1813

GREY, Major General Sir Charles, later Earl Grey (1729-1807): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/003  27 May 1794

GREY, Charles, Earl Grey (1764-1845): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/061  26 Apr 1832

HAMILTON, Captain Sir Edward, later Baronet and Admiral (1772-1851): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/019  6 Mar 1800

HARDINGE, Lieutenant General Sir Henry, later Viscount Hardinge and Field Marshal (1785-1856): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/074  6 Apr 1846

HARDY, Captain Thomas Masterman, later Baronet and Vice Admiral (1769-1839): Freedom and sword [on long-term to Chamberlains Court 09/2002]  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/027  30 Jan 1806

HELY-HUTCHINSON, Lieutenant General Sir John, later Baron Hutchinson and afterwards Earl of Donoughmone (1757-1832): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/020  19 Nov 1801

HILL, Lieutenant General Sir Rowland, later Viscount Hill (1772-1842): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/045  12 Jul 1813

HOOD, Rear Admiral Alexander, Viscount Bridport (1727-1814): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/006  8 Oct 1795

HOWE, Admiral Richard, Earl Howe (1726-99): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/005  18 Jun 1794

JEEJEEBHOY, Sir Jamsetjee, later Baronet (1783-1859): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/078  14 Apr 1855

JENNER, Doctor Edward (1749-1823): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/023  11 Aug 1803

JERVIS, Vice Admiral Sir John, later Earl of St. Vincent and Admiral (1735-1823): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/004  27 May 1794

JERVIS, Vice Admiral Sir John, later Earl of St. Vincent and Admiral (1735-1823): Sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/007  10 Mar 1797

KING, Abraham Bradley, Lord Mayor of Dublin: Freedom (resolution of Court of Aldermen)  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/042  2 Mar 1813

LOUIS, Rear Admiral Sir Thomas, later Baronet (1759-1807): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/030  27 Mar 1806

LUMLEY, Brigadier General the Hon. William (1769-1850): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/036  15 Sep 1807

LUSHINGTON, Stephen (1782-1873): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/056  7 Dec 1820

LYONS, Sir Edmund, Baronet, later Baron Lyons (1790-1858): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/079  28 Feb 1856

MEDOWS, Major General William (1738-1813): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/002  4 Oct 1792

MILNE, Rear Admiral Sir David, later Admiral (1763-1845): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/052  26 Sep 1816

MITCHELL, Vice Admiral Andrew, later Sir Andrew (1757-1806): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/017  13 Sep 1799

NAPIER, Commodore Sir Charles, later Admiral (1786-1860): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/067  25 Feb 1841

NOTT, Major General Sir William (1782-1845): Freedom and silver cup  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/070  12 Dec 1844

ONSLOW, Vice Admiral Sir Richard, Baronet (1741-1817): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/013  19 Oct 1797

'PARKER,' Rear Admiral Sir William (1743-1802): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/008  10 Mar 1797

PEEL, The Right Hon. Robert, later Baronet (1788-1850): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/057  28 Feb 1829

PELLEW, Sir Edward, Baronet and Viscount Exmouth; Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/051  26 Sep 1816

PHILLIPS, Sir Thomas, late Mayor of Newport (1801-1867): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/065  26 Feb 1840

PLATOFF, Hetman Count: sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/048  8 Jun 1814

POLLOCK, Major General Sir George, later Baronet and Field Marshal (1786-1872): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/075  6 Apr 1846

POPHAM, Commodore Sir Home Riggs, later Rear Admiral (1762-1820): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/033  2 Oct 1806

POTTINGER, Major General Sir Henry, Baronet (1789-1856): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/072  13 Feb 1845

PRATT, Sir John Jeffreys, Earl and Marquis of Camden (1759-1840): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/053  3 Nov 1819

ROGERS, late Acking-Captain: Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/039  22 Mar 1808

RUSSELL, The Right Hon. Lord John, later Earl Russell (1792-1878): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/059  31 Mar 1831

SALE, Major General Sir Robert Henry (1782-1845): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/071  12 Dec 1844

SAUMAURES, Rear Admiral Sir James, Baronet, later Baron De Saumarez and Admiral (1757-1836): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/022  27 Nov 1801

SCHWARTZENBURG, Field Marshal Karl Philipp, Prince von (1771-1820): Sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/049  8 Jun 1814

SHAW, Sir James, Baronet, Chamberlain of London (1764-1843): Resolution of thanks  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/058  1 Feb 1831

SILVESTER, John, Recorder of London; Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/038  1 Mar 1808

SMITH, Major General Sir Charles Felix (1786-1858): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/068  25 Feb 1841

SMITH, Major General Sir Henry (Harry) George, later Baronet (1787-1860): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/076  6 Apr 1846

SMITH, Captain Sir (William) Sidney, later Admiral (1764 - 1840): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/018  11 Oct 1799

SPENCER, John Charles, Viscount Althorp, and later 3rd Earl Spencer (1782-1845): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/060  26 Apr 1832

STIRLING, Rear Admiral Charles (1760 - 1833): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/037  15 Sep 1807

STOPFORD, Admiral The Hon. Sir Robert (1768 - 1847): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/069  25 Feb 1841

STRACHAN, Rear Admiral Sir Richard John, Baronet, later Admiral (1760 - 1828): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/026  26 Nov 1805

STUART, Major General Sir John (1759 - 1815): Freedom and sword  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/034  2 Oct 1806

THOMPSON, Vice Admiral Sir Charles, Baronet (1740? - 1799): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/009  10 Mar 1797

WALDEGRAVE, Vice Admiral The Hon. William, later Baron Radstock (1753 - 1825): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/010  10 Mar 1797

WARREN, Commodore Sir John Borlase, Baronet, later Admiral (1753 - 1822): Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/015  6 Dec 1798

Corporation of London: Resolution of thanks from the inhabitants of Birmingham to the Lord Mayor, Alderman and Common Council of the City of London for their wisdom etc. concerning the Reform Bill Crisis, signed by Thomas Attwood  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/080  10 May 1832

WELLINGTON, General, The Marquis of, later Duke of Wellington (1769-1852): Thanks for Victories especially Salamanca 23 Sep 1812 (presentation of freedom to be made on his return 29 Oct 1812; see above)  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/081  1812

WELLINGTON, Field Marshal, The Marquis of, later Duke of Wellington: Thanks for Victories especially defeat of French near Victoria  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/082  12 Jul 1813

WELLINGTON, Field Marshal, The Duke of: Thanks for Victory at Waterloo  COL/CHD/FR/08/01/083  7 Jul 1815

ROLL OF FAME  COL/CHD/FR/08/02  [n.d.]

Roll of Fame  COL/CHD/FR/08/02/001  1740 - 1926

Conditions of access: Access by appointment only

Source of acquisition: ACCN/2002/208/1


Contents:
Volume containing record of all admissions to the Honorary Freedom of the City of London from that of Vice Admiral Vernon, voted the Honorary Freedom on 25 Mar 1740 but no record of admission, to that of the Honourable Walter Stanley Monroe, Prime Minister of Newfoundland in 19 Nov 1926
Volume contains the following information: Name and Title; Services etc. [i.e. reason for grant of Honorary Freedom]; Date of Vote; Date of Admission and signature of Recipient [n.d. no signatures recorded until 1847].

Roll of Fame  COL/CHD/FR/08/02/002  1928 - 2002

Conditions of access: Access by appointment only

Source of acquisition: ACCN/2002/207/1


Contents:
Volume containing record of all admissions to the Honorary Freedom of the City of London from that of Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, on 22 Oct 1928 - 05 Nov 2002 [Volume still current] Volume contains following information: Name and Title; Services etc. [ie. reason for grant of Honorary Freedom]; Date of Vote; Date of Admission and Signature of Recipient.

OTHER RECORDS  COL/CHD/FR/08/03  [n.d.]

"Freedom Boxes" by Ian Pickford  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/001  Oct 1978

Former reference: P.D.121.2


Related information: The freedom casket & descriptive book for Admiral Keppel (1779) are now in the Museum of London (see CLRO Information file under 'Museum', or Misc.MSS.313.9 p.1)

Contents:
From The Antique Dealer & Collectors Guide, Oct 1978, pp. 75- 80.
18 plates and colour cover illus.
The cover illustrations shows the gold box presented to Admiral Jervis by the City (London, 1797); plate 12 shows the silver box presented to Sir Claudius Hunter, Bart. (London, 1812); plate 18 shows the gold mounted 'Heart of Oak' casket presented to Admiral Keppel (London, 1779).

"Tokens of Victory" by Leslie Southwick  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/002  Aug 1933

Former reference: P.D. 282.6

Contents:
From the Antique Dealer & Collectors' Guide, Aug 1993.
5pp, illustrated
"... article examines the gifts & honours awarded by the City of London & other organisations for the victory at Cape St. Vincent" [14 Feb 1797], including sword voted to Admiral Jervis & gold Freedom boxes voted to Vice-Admirals Thompson & the Hon. William Waldegrave, Rear-Admiral Parker & Commodore Nelson.

"The Gift of Freedom" by Michael J. McAleer  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/003  Dec 1981

Former reference: P.D. 139.6

Source of acquisition: Presented by the author, May 1987.


Contents:
From The Connoisseur, Dec 1981, Vol. 208 No. 838, pp. 263-267
b/w illus. (Photo-copy)
Includes illustrations of box presented to John Dunning, Esq., MP in 1771 and to Sir Claudius S. Hunter Bt., Lord Major, in 1812

Brief notes compiled in CLRO on Honorary Freedoms, including references to Freedom Boxes  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/004  n.d.

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 368.9

Contents:
A brief cross-reference has also been made where appropriate in London's Roll of Fame (DKR copy) and a copy of the notes placed in CLRO information File (under Freedom, Honorary).
i) Rear-Admiral Samuel Hood, Viscount Hood & Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Samuel Drake (1782); Rear-Admiral Alexander Hood, Viscount Bridport (1798)
ii) Rev. Richard Price (1776); Vice-Admiral Charles Thompson, Rear-Admiral Parker, Vice-Admiral William Waldegrave, Commodore Horatio Nelson (1797); Sir Robert Calder (1797-9) [Copy of cards from Main Subject Index Freedom, Honorary: Freedom Boxes] Also Sir John Jervis 1797
iii) Rt. Hon. Benjamin Disrach: Earl of Beaconsfield, and Most. Hon. Robert A.T.G. Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury (1878).
iv) Sir Rowland Hill (1879).

Extracts re presentation of honorary freedom to members of Royal family  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/005  1736 - 1761

Former reference: Misc.MSS.2.7

"Swords of Honour: The City of London Presentation Awards" by Leslie Southwick  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/006  Jan 1983

Former reference: P.D. 140.4

Contents:
An article in The Antique Dealer & Collectors Guide, Jan 1983, pp. 32-35.
Illustrated.
Illustrations include photographs of Admiral Sir John Jervis' Freedom Box [voted by Co.Co. 27 May 1794] (b/w); and swords voted to Rear-Admiral Lord Nelson [after the battle of the Nile, 1798], (colour, hilt only); Lt.-Gen. Lord Viscout Wellington [for the Peninsula Campaign, 1811], (colour, full-length, with scabbard); Lt.-General Sir Rowland Hill [for the Battle of Vittoria, 1813], (colour, hilt only); Lord Kitchener [for Omdurman & Khartoum, 1898], (b/w, full length, with scabbard); Captain Thomas Masterman Hardly [for Trafalgar, 1805] (b/w, hilt only). Not all "Freedom Swords".

"Notes on Two Presentation Swords Awarded to Vice-Admiral [Sir John Thomas] Duckworth in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, & on the Swordmaker, Richard Teed" by Leslie Southwick  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/007  Dec 1983

Former reference: P.D. 140.3

Contents:
An article in The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society Vol. XI, No. 2, Dec 1983, pp. 47-55.
Illustrated.
Illustrations comprise black & white photographs of the swords & their scabbards (full length) voted to Vice Admiral Duckworth by the Island Assembly of Jamaica (1804) & the Corporation of London (1806, sword presented on the occasion of his admission to the Honorary Freedom of the City on 17 Jun 1808).
Includes biographical details of Richard Teed.

"New facts about James Morisset and a revised list of his known works, with others by his successors John Ray and James Montague" by Leslie Southwick  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/008  Sep 1997

Former reference: MEGZ/17

Source of acquisition: ACCN/1997/138


Contents:
In The Journal of the Arms & Armour Society Vol. XV, No. 6, Sep 1997, pp. 313-350.
Illustrated.

Proceedings, General Purposes & City Lands Joints Committee on the Admission of Prince Albert to the Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/009  1840

Former reference: Misc.MSS.116.9

1 book.

Auchmuby, Brigadier General Sir Samuel  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/010  1807

Former reference: P.D.139.8

Contents:
Colour illustration and description of presentation sword from Christie's Catalogue (p.49) for sale of Antique Arms and Armour on 2 May [1984]. 1p.

Beatty, Sir D: Speech on receiving the freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/011  12 Jun 1919

Former reference: Misc.MSS.187.10

Haig, Field Marshal Sir Douglas: Speech on receiving the freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/012  12 Jun 1919

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 187.11

Price Henry: Speech on receiving the freedom  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/013  31 May 1921

Former reference: Misc.MSS.187.14

Lushington, Stephen  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/014  1821

Former reference: P.D. 146.11

Source of acquisition: Recd. from Sotheby's, 1988.


Contents:
Illustration (colour) of gold mounted 'Heart of Oak' casket presented to Lushington in 1821, with b/w illustration of drawing of Lushington, some biographical information etc.
Entry partly based on sources in CLRO (eg. Common Council minutes and papers).
See pp. 74-75 of Sotheby's Catalogue of Sale of Russian Works of Art and Fabergé, Portrait Miniatures, Gold Boxes and Objects of Vertu, held at Geneva 10 & 12 May 1988.
[Joseph Daw was responsible for Lushington's box but the maker's mark was Alexander James Strachan - see p. 75 as above].

Pershing, General John J.  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/015  n.d. [c. 1919]

Former reference: Misc. MSS.359.16

Source of acquisition: Received from the Pershing Boyhood Home, Jun 1982


Contents:
Small coloured photographs (2) of the sword of honour presented by the City of London to General John J. Pershing, G.C.B., on his presentation to the Honorary Freedom of the City, together with a coloured postcard of the Pershing Boyhood Home, Laclede, Missouri, where the sword is on Public display, and notes on Pershing and the Home which is a State Historic Site.
It was resolved that the honorary freedom be presented to Pershing on 3 Jul 1919 and he was admitted on 18 Jul of the same year.

"The Windsor Castle Affair"  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/016  Nov 1971

Former reference: PD 107.6

Contents:
In All Hands, the magazine of the School of Navigation, University of Southampton

Proceedings of Committee appointed to provide a Box of "British Heart of Oak" suitably embellished with Gold for presentation with the Freedom to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/017  1811

Former reference: Misc.MSS.64.16

Contents:
Rough Minutes, May 1811.
Note: the Freedom was refused

Wellington, Duke of  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/017  1814

Former reference: P.D.139.9

Contents:
Black and White illustration of gold box presented to Duke of Wellington in 1814 from article entitled 'The Duke of Wellington and a Great Art Museum' [Apsley House] by S. Jervis from the Antique Collector May 1983, No. 5/83 pp. 91-92.

Williams, General Sir William Fenwick, of Kars  COL/CHD/FR/08/03/018  1856

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 351.1

Contents:
Coloured photograph of the sword of honour presented by the City of London to General Sir William Fenwick Williams of Kars, on his presentation with the Honorary Freedom of the City, together with correspondence re Williams (1978); also coloured photograph of portrait of Williams by W. Gush.
It was resolved that the honorary freedom be presented to Williams on 26 Jun 1856 and he was admitted on 31 Jul of the same year. The sword is now in the New Brunswick Museum, St. John, N.B., Canada.
Also
Illustrated article 'Two Swords of Honour' (in The Atlantic Advocate Mar 1980, pp. 39-42) by James R. Curry. Concerned with the above sword and another sword of honour presented to Williams by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1856.

CERTIFICATES  COL/CHD/FR/09  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
The Freedom of the City of London
The Freedom of the City of London has a long history, and the Corporation of London Records Office (CLRO) has a large body of archives which relate to it, besides those items in this list. For further details about the City Freedom generally, and its other records, see:
An Introductory Guide to the Corporation of London Records Office, edited by Hugo Deadman and Elizabeth Scudder (Corporation of London, 1994, ISBN 0 85203 038 X), pp. 34-36;
City Freedom Archives at the Corporation of London Records Office, by Vivienne Aldous (CLRO Research Guide No. 1, 1990, revised 1996);
"The Archives of the Freedom of the City of London 1681-1915", by Vivienne Aldous in the Genealogists' Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Dec 1989).
Put very briefly, a person wishing to become a Freeman of the City of London has always had to be at least 21 years of age, and a British or Commonwealth subject (or, from 1996, a citizen of the European Union). Besides the Honorary City Freedom, which is always voted by the Court of Common Council, usually to particularly brave or distinguished recipients, there are three ways of qualifying for, or obtaining the City Freedom:
Servitude: i.e. by completing a term of apprenticeship to a City Freeman;
Patrimony: i.e. by being the natural and legal child of a parent who was made a City Freeman before one's own birth;
Redemption: i.e. purchase.
Each of these means of obtaining the City Freedom may be accomplished with or without the intervention of one of the City Livery Companies. These are the successors of the medieval trade and craft guilds, and many still survive, or are being created, often for charitable purposes or as centres of excellence or control of their particular craft. Before 1835, all persons intending to become City Freemen (then a practical necessity for those making a living within the City) were obliged to be Freemen of a Livery Company first, which added to the expense of becoming a City Freeman, and led to widespread evasion. This was despite the facts that, until the 1850s in theory (and until the 1830s in practice), non-Freemen trading in the City could be prosecuted for not being Free, and until 1867, only City Freemen could vote in Ward elections. In addition, all Liverymen (as the more senior members are known) of City Livery Companies must still be Freemen of both their Company and of the City of London in order to be admitted as Liverymen. The formula "Citizen and [Livery Company name, e.g. Wheelwright] of London" means that the person so described is a Freeman of both the City of London, and of that particular Livery Company.
Each City Freeman has to be personally admitted to the Freedom: there is no automatic acquisition of the Freedom, even for those who have a right to it through servitude or patrimony, and it cannot be inherited directly, or transferred to grandchildren or other relatives, as the Freedom of some other towns and cities can be. Some groups of people, such as the City of London Imperial Volunteers, a special force raised to fight in the South African Boer War in 1900, were admitted together at a special ceremony, but each one had to sign the Declaration Book individually, and only those present were admitted.
Admissions almost invariably take place in the Guildhall, usually in the Chamberlain's Court, as the City Chamberlain is the Corporation of London's officer in charge of administering the City Freedom, as well as the Corporation's finances. The Chamberlain himself rarely officiates at City Freedom admission ceremonies, other than honorary ones: most City Freemen are, and have been for the past two centuries or so, admitted by the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court, or his predecessor, the Clerk of the Chamber.

Contents:
City Freedom Certificates
Many of the City Freedom certificates in this list have been returned by executors or relatives of deceased Freemen, either directly to the CLRO or to the Chamberlain's Court.
The certificates in this list are not duplicates (although one or two, which are wrongly dated, might be unissued drafts). Replacement City Freedom certificates are granted by the Chamberlain only to living Freemen on proof of loss or destruction of their own certificates, and it is not possible to obtain duplicate certificates of dead Freemen.
The format of the typical City of London Freedom certificate has remained unchanged for several centuries. It is a long strip of parchment, nowadays pre-printed with the formulaic words common to all certificates. The calligrapher in the office of the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court inserts each Freeman's details, usually comprising the name, address and occupation of the Freeman, and sometimes his or her parentage or apprenticeship details, if relevant to the particular type of admission. (It is not always obvious from the wording of the Freedom certificate which type of admission is appropriate to that particular Freeman, but this can easily be checked in the City Freedom admission papers (also held by the CLRO) if the certificate is dated between 1681 and 1940.) The names of the Lord Mayor and the Chamberlain of the day are also included, as is the date of the Freeman's admission. At one end of the certificate is attached the seal of the Chamber of London. Details relating to the Freeman's subsequent membership of a City Livery Company, if any, are usually written on the back of on the certificate (this procedure is usually called "recording in a Company").
Although honorary City Freedom certificates were and are often presented in specially made caskets of heart of oak, or precious metals, most everyday certificates were presented, before the mid-19th century, rolled inside small wooden cylinders. Since then, certificates have usually been presented folded in small blue, red or black cloth-covered card cases, bearing the words "Copy of Freedom" or similar (a person's "copy of Freedom" means his or her City Freedom certificate). Today, the case is still presented with the certificate, even if the new Freeman opts to have the certificate framed before presentation at his or her admission.
Most City Freedom Certificates, like most legal documents, were usually written in Latin before 1733 (although this list does include some certificates written in English before 1733, and not all of them are from the Commonwealth period, when English was regularly used instead of Latin). A transcript of a typical Latin certificate follows (round brackets enclose those personal details which vary between certificates; square brackets indicate alternate Latin words, or expansions of abbreviations):
"No. ( ) (Carolus Beswick fil' Carol' Beswick qui fuit apprent' Carol' Beswick Civis et Clothworker Lond') Admissus fuit in Libertatem predictam[/praedictam] et Juratus tempore (Willm' Withers Militis) Majoris et (Willm' Fazakerley Mil[itis]) Camerarij et Intratur in Libro Signato cum Litera [F?] de Emptionibus Libertatum et Admissionibus Liberorum Viz. (ii o) die (Martij) Anno Regni Reginae [or Regis if a king] Annae etc. (sexto) [Annoque Domini [ ] later added] In cujus Rei Testimonium Sigillum Officij Camerarij Civitatis predicte[/praedicte] Presentibus est appensum Datum in Camera Guihaldae ejusdem Civitatis die et anno supradictis." [KADA/91]
A typical certificate in English, even today, is very similar in wording, and an example follows:
"London, To Wit (Silvan Mansell, Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London) was admitted into the Freedom aforesaid and made the Declaration required by Law in the Mayoralty of (Sir Bracewell Smith, Kt.) Mayor and (Sir Irving Blanchard Gane Esquire) Chamberlain and is entered in the book signed with the Letter (Q2) relating to the Purchasing of Freedoms and the Admissions of Freemen (to wit) the (18th) day of (Sep) in the (11th) Year of the reign of King George VI and in the Year of our Lord (1947) In Witness whereof the Seal of the Office of Chamberlain of the said City is hereunto affixed Dated in the Chamber of the Guildhall of the same City the day and Year abovesaid." [KADA/71]
The "book signed with the letter [ ]" in the certificates refers to the particular Freedom Book (also commonly known as the Freedom Declaration Book) in which the Freeman's admission is recorded, and where the Freeman (since 1868) signs the declaration on his or her admission. Each volume is marked with a successive letter of the alphabet, with different alphabetical sequences marked with numbers (e.g. "Q2" above), although many of the early ones were rebound in the 19th century, and the letters were not re-marked on the spines. The CLRO holds the Freedom Books from 1786, and there is a list of the known letters applying to the Freedom Books in the CLRO.
City Freedom certificates do turn up in family papers, document sales and other archive repositories fairly frequently. Examples include the certificates of Edward Jenner (11 Aug 1803), John Lister (5 Feb 1760) and William John Charles Richards (22 Oct 1857), which are held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine [at their references MS 5231/7, MS 6961/2 and MS 6955 respectively].

Certificates of Members of the Dobree Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/001  24 Jul 1781

Former reference: KADA/1

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Peter Dobree son of Peter Dobree and late apprentice of Joseph Morris Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London

Certificates of Members of the Dobree Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/002  20 Feb 1801

Former reference: KADA/2

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Dobree of London, Needlemaker

Certificate of Thomas Hose  COL/CHD/FR/09/003  04 Feb 1784

Former reference: KADA/3

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Thomas Hose son and late apprentice of Thomas Hose, Citizen and Cordwainer of London

Certificate of John Glenny  COL/CHD/FR/09/004  08 Sep 1789

Former reference: KADA/4

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Glenny son of Alexander Glenny, and late apprentice of James Gordon, Citizen and Wheelwright of London

Certificate of Richard Matanle  COL/CHD/FR/09/005  17 Nov 1795

Former reference: KADA/5

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Richard Matanle son of Richard Matanle and late apprentice of Samuel Wood, Citizen and Haberdasher of London

Certificate of Richard Turner 1815 and Lead Badge  COL/CHD/FR/09/006  21 Nov 1815

Former reference: KADA/6

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Richard Turner of London, Haberdasher

Certificate of Richard Turner 1815 and Lead Badge  COL/CHD/FR/09/007  1816 - 1823

Former reference: KADA/7

Contents:
Cast lead badge, with hole at top, stamped on one side with the words "Richard Turner FREEMAN HOLBORN 1816" and on the other with the Corporation of London's arms and date stamps for Jul 1816, Aug 1817, Aug 1818, Dec 1819, Jun 1821 and Apr 1823

Certificates of Members of the Beckley Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/008  19 Dec 1816

Former reference: KADA/8

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Joseph Beckley son of James Beckley, and late apprentice to Richard Wilson, Citizen and Draper of London

Certificates of Members of the Beckley Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/009  25 Nov 1861

Former reference: KADA/9

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Robert Whittingham Beckleyson of Joseph Beckley, Citizen and Draper of London

Certificates of Members of the Beckley Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/010  09 Oct 1882

Former reference: KADA/10

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of James Beckley son of Joseph Beckley, Citizen and Draper of London

Certificates of Members of the Beckley Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/011  11 Oct 1954

Former reference: KADA/11

Contents:
Letter, from Lilian Shepherd, of St Lawrence, 13A Avenue Road, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex, great-niece of the former owner of the documents, returning the Beckleys' City Freedom certificates to the Chamberlain.

Certificates of Members of the Beckley Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/012  11 Oct 1954

Former reference: KADA/12

Contents:
Registered envelope formerly containing the above

Certificates of Members of the Giles Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/013  27 Mar 1823

Former reference: KADA/13

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Joseph Giles son of John Giles and late apprentice of John [Rooke? Rake according to his City Freedom admission papers, CLRO reference: CF1/1492], Citizen and Mercer of London

Certificates of Members of the Giles Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/014  07 Dec 1883

Former reference: KADA/14

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Henry Giles son of William Giles, Citizen and Mercer of London

Certificates of Members of the Giles Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/015  18 Aug 1871

Former reference: KADA/15

Contents:
Passport No. 34106 granted to William Giles

Apprenticeship Indenture of John Balmbro  COL/CHD/FR/09/016  02 Jan 1833

Former reference: KADA/16

Contents:
Apprenticeship indenture of John Balmbro, son of James Balmbro of "Woopatan" [Wooperton], Northumberland, shepherd. John is apprenticed to John Archbold of Wooler, Nurthumberland, grocer and tea dealer for five years. Signatures of all three. Endorsed as to completion of term.
Apparently nothing to do with the City of London.

Certificate of Joseph John Vallé  COL/CHD/FR/09/017  30 Dec 1865

Former reference: KADA/17

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Joseph John Vallé of Half Moon Street, Bishopsgate, London, wholesale cheesemonger

Certificate of George Charles Baxter  COL/CHD/FR/09/018  02 Apr 1879

Former reference: KADA/18

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of George Charles Baxterson of David Baxter and late apprentice of John Barnard Citizen and Goldsmith of London. Formerly in 20th century envelope [not retained] marked "Received from City Police: found in grounds of Palace House, Beaulieu, Hampshire, on 27 Jun 1952

Certificate of Alfred Read  COL/CHD/FR/09/019  02 Oct 1894

Former reference: KADA/19

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Alfred William Read of 94 and 95 Cheapside, London, a restaurant proprietor, endorsed with a memorandum that he was recorded in the Fanmakers' Company by the Chamberlain

Certificate of John Wells  COL/CHD/FR/09/020  30 Nov 1885

Former reference: KADA/20

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Wells of 76 Farringdon Street, London

Certificate 1886 and Livery Fine Receipt 1863 of Members of the Bloyd Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/021  28 Oct 1886

Former reference: KADA/21

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Francis Bloyd, son of Joseph John Bloyd, Citizen and Draper of London

Certificate 1886 and Livery Fine Receipt 1863 of Members of the Bloyd Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/022  09 Jul 1863

Former reference: KADA/22

Contents:
Drapers' Company receipt to Mr Joseph John Bloyd for £25 Livery fine

Certificate of John Glenn and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/023  03 Feb 1887

Former reference: KADA/23

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Glenn of 11 Queen Victoria Street, London, architect and surveyor

Certificate of John Glenn and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/024  30 May 1963

Former reference: KADA/24

Contents:
Letter from the Civil Aviation Constabulary Gatwick Airport, enclosing his certificate

Certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/025  30 Mar 1887

Former reference: KADA/25

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke of London, Maker of Playing Cards

Certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/026  03 Jan 1885

Former reference: KADA/26

Contents:
City of London licensed brokers certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke

Certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/027  02 May 1962

Former reference: KADA/27

Contents:
Letter from W.A. Sparrow, Spa Hotel, Stitch Hill, Torquay, Devon, and returning the two above documents to the Chamberlain.

Certificate of Loftus Edward Brooke and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/028  07 May 1962

Former reference: KADA/28

Contents:
Chamberlain's acknowledgement of same

Certificate of William Charles Webster  COL/CHD/FR/09/029  05 Mar 1889

Former reference: KADA/29

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William Charles Webster, son of Charles Webster and late apprentice of George Andrew Spottiswoode, Citizen and Stationer of London

Certificate of Edward James Jordan  COL/CHD/FR/09/030  12 Jan 1900

Former reference: KADA/30

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Edward James Jordan of the City of London Imperial Volunteers

Certificate of Ernest Samuel Bedford Boon  COL/CHD/FR/09/031  17 Jan 1900

Former reference: KADA/31

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Ernest Samuel Bedford Boon of the City of London Imperial Volunteers

Certificate of Thomas Elliott Hart  COL/CHD/FR/09/032  11 Jul 1900

Former reference: KADA/32

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Thomas Elliott Hart of the City of London Imperial Volunteers

Certificate of Robert George James  COL/CHD/FR/09/033  03 Jun 1918

Former reference: KADA/33

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Robert George James of 36 Eaton Park Road, Palmer's Green, Middlesex a master mariner and a Citizen of London

Certificate of George Straker Falck Edwards and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/034  01 Jan 1919

Former reference: KADA/34

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of George Straker Falck Edwards Citizen and Shipwright of London

Certificate of George Straker Falck Edwards and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/035  20 Nov 1956

Former reference: KADA/35

Contents:
Note accompanying the certificate to the effect that it was found at Fareham, Hampshire, and handed to the police

Certificate of Charles James Henderson and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/036  01 Jan 1919

Former reference: KADA/36

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Charles James Henderson serving in H.M.'s Forces

Certificate of Charles James Henderson and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/037  1940s?

Former reference: KADA/37

Contents:
Black and white photograph of a woman in a leopardskin coat

Certificate of Charles James Henderson and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/038  1930s - 1940s?

Former reference: KADA/38

Contents:
Black and white photograph of a woman on a beach at [Cannes?]

Certificate of Charles James Henderson and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/039  1940s?

Former reference: KADA/39

Contents:
Love letter from Zoto [or Toto] to Hendy, slipped into his pocket at parting, partly in French, partly in English, formerly in the case with the certificate

Certificate of Charles James Henderson and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/040  27 Nov 1942

Former reference: KADA/40

Contents:
Envelope formerly containing the above, annotated "C.J. Henderson and "found near Strand, handed in at Bow Street Police Station".

Certificate of Harold Eric Warren Bruce 1921 and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/041  20 Jul 1921

Former reference: KADA/41

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Harold Eric Warren Bruce serving in H.M.'s Forces

Certificate of Harold Eric Warren Bruce1921 and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/042  02 May 1977

Former reference: KADA/42

Contents:
Letter, from the Public Trustee's solicitors, acting as the executors of the late Harold Eric Warren Bruce, who died 02 Feb 1977, enclosing his certificate

Certificate of James Laird and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/043  20 Jul 1921

Former reference: KADA/43

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of James Laird Citizen and Pavior of London

Certificate of James Laird and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/044  03 Oct 1962

Former reference: KADA/44

Contents:
Letter, from Essex Police, Rochford, near Southend, Essex to the Chamberlain, enclosing the certificate, which was found on 25 Aug 1962

Certificate of Sidney Harold Kerr and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/045  12 Feb 1923

Former reference: KADA/45

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Sidney Harold Kerr of 301 Whitehouse Lane, South Horwood, Surrey an insurance official and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Sidney Harold Kerr and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/046  23 Jan 1923

Former reference: KADA/46

Contents:
Chamberlain's receipt to Sidney Harold Kerr for 3 guineas, for the purchase of the City Freedom by redemption

Certificate of Sidney Harold Kerr and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/047  c. 1960s

Former reference: KADA/47

Contents:
British Rail Southern Region memorandum from William Wroe, Collector, Orpington, who found the certificate whilst on duty, and who sent it to the address on the certificate, whence it was returned unknown.

Certificate of William James Bridge and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/048  10 Feb 1925

Former reference: KADA/48

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William James Bridge Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London

Certificate of William James Bridge and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/049  18 Feb 1965 - 11 Mar 1965

Former reference: KADA/49

Contents:
Letter, from Agnes Bridge of 44 Priest Hill, Caversham, Reading widow of the late William James Bridge, who died in Feb 1946, enclosing his City Freedom certificate, with attached compliments slip from the City and Guilds of London Institute, 76 Portland Place, London

Certificate of Wilfred Irwin Travers OBE  COL/CHD/FR/09/050  18 Nov 1925

Former reference: KADA/50

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Wilfred Irwin Travers O.B.E. of London, Glass Seller

Certificate of Emily Constance Russell  COL/CHD/FR/09/051  05 Mar 1928

Former reference: KADA/51

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Emily Costance Russell of 30-32 New Bridge Street, London supervisor of the cleansing staff at the General Post Office

Certificate of John Kittson Waterson  COL/CHD/FR/09/052  21 Mar 1928

Former reference: KADA/52

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Kittson Waterson, Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London

Certificate of John Kittson Waterson  COL/CHD/FR/09/053  28 Jun 1961

Former reference: KADA/53

Contents:
Letter, from Espin and Espin 96-98 High Street, Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africato the Chamberlain, enclosing the late John Kittson Waterson's certificate, formerly in an envelope [not retained] marked "returned 24/07/1961".

Certificate of Thomas George Richardson and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/054  16 Jan 1930

Former reference: KADA/54

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Thomas George Richardson of 38 Queen Street, London, a fur and skin merchant

Certificate of Thomas George Richardson and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/055  01 Nov 1959

Former reference: KADA/55

Contents:
Letter, from Alice Williams of 4 Warwick Mansions, Cromwell Crescent, London SW5 to Mr. Northover, enclosing the certificate, which she had found amongst the papers of her sister, Mrs. Richardson who died in Nov 1958

Certificate of Thomas George Richardson and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/056  03 Nov 1959

Former reference: KADA/56

Contents:
Letter, from Maurice A. Northover of The Barons, Reigate, to the Chamberlain, enclosing the above

Certificate of Charles James Bryden and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/057  31 May 1932

Former reference: KADA/57

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Charles James Bryden of 1 Felstead Gardens, Ilford, Essex, a shipping clerk and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Charles James Bryden and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/058  25 Oct 1965

Former reference: KADA/58

Contents:
Letter, from Police Headquarters, Southend, Essex enclosing his certificate, which had been found in Southend and handed to the police

Certificate of George René Weil and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/059  28 May 1935

Former reference: KADA/59

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of George René Weil, son of William Ernest Weil and late apprentice of Samuel Antony Rowsell Chadwick Citizen and Skinner of London

Certificate of George René Weil and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/060  18 Dec 1975

Former reference: KADA/60

Contents:
Xerox copy of a letter, from Major George René Weillate of the Parachute Regiment, of 4 Sandilands, Croydon, Surrey to the Lord Mayor, returning his certificate in protest against the Corporation's granting the Honorary City Freedom to the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP, Prime Minister

Certificate of George René Weil and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/061  07 Jan 1976

Former reference: KADA/61

Contents:
Xerox copy of a letter from the Lord Mayor to Major Weil in reply

Certificate of George René Weil and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/062  07 Jan 1976

Former reference: KADA/62

Contents:
Letter, from the Lord Mayor to the Chamberlain enclosing the above.

Certificate of Reginald Charles Barnes and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/063  04 Nov 1943

Former reference: KADA/63

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Reginald Charles Barnes, Citizen and Horner of London

Certificate of Reginald Charles Barnes and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/064  11 Mar 1968

Former reference: KADA/64

Contents:
Letter, from Barclay's Bank, Richmond, Surrey, executors of the late Reginald Charles Barnes, of 2 Spencer Park Road, Wandsworth Common who died 02 Mar 1968, returning his City Freedom certificate to the Lord Mayor

Certificate of Norman James Hepden  COL/CHD/FR/09/065  01 May 1945

Former reference: KADA/65

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Norman James Hepden of 27 Dunmore Road, West Wimbledon, Surrey, a lecturer and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Peter Mordin and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/066  26 Sep 1946

Former reference: KADA/66

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Peter Mordin son of Arthur James Mordin, a Citizen of London

Certificate of Peter Mordin and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/067  09 May 1951

Former reference: KADA/67

Contents:
Letter, from the Chamberlain to Peter Mordin at 24 Hare Hill, Addlestone, Surrey, forwarding the certificate, which had been found in the lost property department of Waterloo Station to him.

Certificate of Peter Mordin and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/068  [n.d.]

Former reference: KADA/68

Contents:
Envelope formerly containing the above, marked "Return to sender: unknown".

Certificate of William Maurice Charles Joslin and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/069  23 Jul 1947

Former reference: KADA/69

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William Maurice Charles Joslin Citizen and Stationer and Newspaper Maker

Certificate of William Maurice Charles Joslin and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/070  12 Apr 1951

Former reference: KADA/70

Contents:
Letter, from William Maurice Charles Joslin of Treetops, Shawley Way, Epsom Downs to the Chamberlain enclosing his certificate and relinquishing his City Freedom because of his religious beliefs as a Christiadelphian.

Certificate of Silvan Mansell  COL/CHD/FR/09/071  18 Sep 1947

Former reference: KADA/71

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Silvan Mansell Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London

Certificate of David Llewellyn Jenkins  COL/CHD/FR/09/072  04 Mar 1948

Former reference: KADA/72

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of David Jenkins commonly known as David Llewellyn Jenkins of 46 The Manor Drive, Worcester Park, Surrey a stationer by trade and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Leonard Reginald Hartley and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/073  29 Mar 1949

Former reference: KADA/73

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Leonard Reginald Hartley of 66 Long Lane, London, a master butcher

Certificate of Leonard Reginald Hartley and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/074  12 Sep 78

Former reference: KADA/74

Contents:
Letter, from F.E. Taylor of 6 Mornington Court, Bexley, Kent to the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court enclosing his certificate

Certificate of Geoffrey de Mestre Slade and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/075  05 Nov 1952

Former reference: KADA/75

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Geoffrey de Mestre Sladeson of John Godfrey Slade, Citizen and Ironmonger of London

Certificate of Geoffrey de Mestre Slade and correspondence  COL/CHD/FR/09/076  18 Apr 1968

Former reference: KADA/76

Contents:
Letter from Lovell White and King, solicitors of 1 Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street, London to the Chamberlain enclosing the certificate of Geoffrey de Mestre Slade, late of the Kingsmead Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent who died 07/04/1968

Certificate of William Frederick Summerbell  COL/CHD/FR/09/077  02 Jul 1953

Former reference: KADA/77

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William Frederick Summerbell of 25 Holland Grove, Kennington, Surrey a serjeant in the City of London Police. Formerly with note from City of London Police that "Mr. Summerbell died 24.1.63".

Certificate of Geoffrey Allan Charles Butler  COL/CHD/FR/09/078  27 Mar 1957

Former reference: KADA/78

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Geoffrey Allan Charles Butler of 4 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent, a barge officer and a Citizen of London

Letter About Members of the Cecil Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/079  28 Apr 1961

Former reference: KADA/79

Contents:
Letter from the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court to Mr. F. Hay at 14 Kilburn Park Road, Maida Vale, London NW6 respecting members of the Cecil family who were Freemen of the City of London 1739-1851, and referring to the City Freedom certificate of Thomas CecilFree in Jul 1851, which was left with the Clerk a few days before [not present when records transferred to CLRO in 1994].

Certificate of Kathleen Emily Smith  COL/CHD/FR/09/080  28 Nov 1966

Former reference: KADA/80

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Kathleen Emily Smith, of Gloucester House, St. Bartholomew's Hospital London, a nursing sister

Certificate of Peter Frederick Crowther  COL/CHD/FR/09/081  26 Jan 1967

Former reference: KADA/81

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Peter Frederick Crowther of 7 Wakefield Road, South Tottenham, Haringey, a stockbroker's clerk and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Reginald Ernest King  COL/CHD/FR/09/082  13 Nov 1968

Former reference: KADA/82

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Reginald Ernest King of 19 Parkway, Seven Kings, Ilford, Redbridge a sales representative and a Citizen of London showing old damage [from heat and water?].

Copy Certificate of Ralph Starky  COL/CHD/FR/09/083  08 May 1596

Former reference: KADA/83

Contents:
Manuscript copy of the City of London Freedom Certificate of Ralph Starky, son of John Starky of Elton, Cheshire, gentleman, late apprentice of John Lacye, Citizen and Clothworker of London. Latin. A manuscript facsimile copy from Harl. Charters 56 E. 20. Incorrectly annotated "A.D. 1595".

Copy Certificate of George Crosby  COL/CHD/FR/09/084  07 Jul 1623

Former reference: KADA/84

Contents:
Xerox copy of the City of London Freedom Certificate of George Crosby son of Thomas Crosby of Thaxted, Essex, clerk; late apprentice of William Pridmore, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London Latin. Wax seal fragment on original. Endorsed as being a xerox copy of a document at the Warwickshire Record Office

Certificate of Thomas Bakewell  COL/CHD/FR/09/085  10 Dec 1659

Former reference: KADA/85

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Thomas Bakewell son of John Bakewell late of [Fazeley?], Staffordshire, yeoman, late the apprentice of Thomas Smart, Citizen and Clothworker of London. English. Wax seal fragment.

Certificate of James  COL/CHD/FR/09/086  01 Feb 1677

Former reference: KADA/86

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of James Paineson of James Paine of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, butcher, late apprentice of Thomas Hodgskins, Citizen and Blacksmith of London

Certificate of John Barngham  COL/CHD/FR/09/087  08 Aug 1667

Former reference: KADA/87

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of John Barngham, son of Richard Barngham of "Hyemferris" [Higham Ferrers] Northamptonshire, late the apprentice of John Barngham, Citizen and Woodmonger of London

Certificate of Thomas Adams  COL/CHD/FR/09/088  08 Jul 1668

Former reference: KADA/88

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Thomas Adams, son of John Adams of Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire, yeoman, late apprentice of William Guin, Citizen and Leatherseller of London

Certificate of Joseph Collyer  COL/CHD/FR/09/089  12 Jun 1683

Former reference: KADA/89

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate No. 762, of Joseph Collyer, son of Joseph Collyer of London, grocer, who was the apprentice of William Wavell, Citizen and Leatherseller of London

Certificate of John Spencer  COL/CHD/FR/09/090  27 Nov 1691

Former reference: KADA/90

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate No. 379, of John Spencer, son of Ralph Spencer of Leeds, Yorkshire, merchant late apprentice of John Crisp, Citizen and Salter of London

Certificate of Charles Beswick  COL/CHD/FR/09/091  02 Mar 1708

Former reference: KADA/91

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Charles Beswick, son of Charles Beswick, and late apprentice of Charles Beswick, Citizen and Clothworker of London

Certificate of Abraham Phillips  COL/CHD/FR/09/092  28 Sep 1719

Former reference: KADA/92

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Abraham Phillips, son and late apprentice of William Phillips, Citizen and Weaver of London

Certificate of Patrick Hawes  COL/CHD/FR/09/093  07 Aug 1721

Former reference: KADA/93

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate No. 1961, of Patrick Haweson of Edward Hawes Citizen and Founder of London

Certificate of Miles Man  COL/CHD/FR/09/094  02 Dec 1717

Former reference: KADA/94

Contents:
City of London Freedom Cetificate of Miles Man, son of Daniel Man, Citizen and Tallowchandler of London

Certificates of Members of the Gambier Family and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/095  16 Sep 1741

Former reference: KADA/95

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate No. 282, of William James Gambier of London, Waxchandler, son of Henry Gambier, Citizen and Waxchandler of London. Endorsed with account of fees for Company and City Freedom and Livery.

Certificates of Members of the Gambier Family and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/096  08 Oct 1782

Former reference: KADA/96

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of James Edward Gambier. son of William James Gambier. Citizen and Waxchandlers' of London

Certificates of Members of the Gambier Family and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/097  08 Oct 1782

Former reference: KADA/97

Contents:
Printed oath of a Freeman of the Waxchandlers' Company, endorsed with a note of the admission of James Edward Gambier to the Freedom of the Waxchandlers' Company by patrimony

Certificates of Members of the Gambier Family and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/098  late 18th c.

Former reference: KADA/98

Contents:
Printed oath of a Freeman of the City of London

Certificate of Benjamin Kidney  COL/CHD/FR/09/099  05 Aug 1760

Former reference: KADA/99

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Benjamin Kidney of London, Skinner, son of David Kidney of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. draper

Certificate of William Wren  COL/CHD/FR/09/100  02 Nov 1763

Former reference: KADA/100

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William Wren. son and late apprentice of William Wren. Citizen and Haberdasher of London

Certificate of William Elsam  COL/CHD/FR/09/101  04 May 1796

Former reference: KADA/101

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of William Elsam, son of James Elsam, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London

Certificate of David Roberts  COL/CHD/FR/09/102  11 Sep 1806

Former reference: KADA/102

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of David Roberts, son of David Roberts and late apprentice of Samuel Collyer, Citizen and Mercer of London

Certificate of Charles Pierce  COL/CHD/FR/09/103  03 Mar 1812

Former reference: KADA/103

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Charles Pierce of London, Pattenmaker

Certificate of Alphonsus William Webster  COL/CHD/FR/09/104  08 Dec 1813

Former reference: KADA/104

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Alphonsus William Webster, son of Alphonsus Webster, Citizen and Fishmonger of London

Certificate of Abraham Scott  COL/CHD/FR/09/105  03 Oct 1816

Former reference: KADA/105

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Abraham Scott, son of John Scott and late apprentice of Joseph Partridge, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London

Certificate and Apprenticeship Indenture of Members of the Drewett Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/106  03 Feb 1820

Former reference: KADA/106

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Jeremiah William Drewett, son of William Drewett and late apprentice of James Harper, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London

Certificate and Apprenticeship Indenture of Members of the Drewett Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/107  04 Dec 1849

Former reference: KADA/107

Contents:
Apprenticeship indenture of Henry Drewettof Bird Cage Walk, Shoreditch, apprenticed to Joseph Cooper and Thomas Box for 5 years from 04 Dec 1849 to learn the art of hat manufacturing

Certificate and Apprenticeship Indenture of Members of the Drewett Family Certificate of George Hart  COL/CHD/FR/09/108  12 Feb 1822

Former reference: KADA/108

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of George Hartson and late apprentice of Robert Hart, Citizen and Needlemaker of London

Certificate of Thomas Woodfield  COL/CHD/FR/09/109  07 Nov 1827

Former reference: KADA/109

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Thomas Woodfield of London, Innholder

Certificate of Joseph Dredge  COL/CHD/FR/09/110  03 Jun 1828

Former reference: KADA/110

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Joseph Dredge of London, Innholder

Certificate of Henry Butler  COL/CHD/FR/09/111  03 Oct 1838

Former reference: KADA/111

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificateof Henry Butler, son of Henry Butler and late apprentice of Nathaniel Goft, Citizen and Vintner of London

Certificate of John Dodgson  COL/CHD/FR/09/112  15 Jan 1840

Former reference: KADA/112

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Dodgson, son and late apprentice of Robert Dodgson, Citizen and Silk Thrower of London

Certificate of Richard Montel  COL/CHD/FR/09/113  09 Jul 1840

Former reference: KADA/113

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Richard Montelson of Peter Montel, Citizen and Cooper of London

Certificate of George Woolcott  COL/CHD/FR/09/114  02 Feb 1841

Former reference: KADA/114

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of George Woolcott, son of George Woolcott, Citizen and Carpenter of London

Certificate of John Bengough  COL/CHD/FR/09/115  04 Aug 1841

Former reference: KADA/115

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of John Bengough, son and late apprentice of George Robert Bengough, Citizen and Leatherseller of London

Certificate of Samuel Warren 1868 and Copper Printing Plate  COL/CHD/FR/09/116  03 Jun 1868

Former reference: KADA/116

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Samuel Warren, son of John William Warren, Citizen and Goldsmith of London

Certificate of Samuel Warren 1868 and Copper Printing Plate  COL/CHD/FR/09/117  03 Jun 1868

Former reference: KADA/117

Contents:
Copper printing plate for a visiting card, engraved with "Mr. Samuel Warren" in reverse, 810mm x 430mm, in original clothcovered card case

Certificate of Charles Percival Shadbolt  COL/CHD/FR/09/118  28 Jul 1877

Former reference: KADA/118

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Charles Percival Shadbolt, Citizen and Mason of London

Certificates of Members Sugden Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/119  10 Oct 1890

Former reference: KADA/119

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Henry Townley Sugden of 2 King Street, London, architect

Certificates of Members of the Sugden Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/120  03 Jul 1970

Former reference: KADA/120

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Mary Townley Sugden, daughter of Henry Townley Sugden, a Citizen of London

Certificate of James Godier and Photograph  COL/CHD/FR/09/121  15 Nov 1893

Former reference: KADA/121

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of James Godier of 10 Lower Thames Street, London, fish salesman

Certificate of James Godier and Photograph  COL/CHD/FR/09/122  15 Nov 1893

Former reference: KADA/122

Contents:
Black and white photograph of James Godier, approx. 50mm x 80mm.

Blank Form of Certificate  COL/CHD/FR/09/123  Jan 1900

Former reference: KADA/123

Contents:
Blank form of a City of London Freedom certificate of a City of London Imperial Volunteer

Certificate of Charles Ernest Brown  COL/CHD/FR/09/124  12 Jan 1900

Former reference: KADA/124

Contents:
City of London Freedom certificate of Charles Ernest Brown, of the City of London Imperial Volunteers

Certificate of Frederick George Quilton  COL/CHD/FR/09/125  27 Sep 1910

Former reference: KADA/125

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Frederick George Quilton of 32 Vesta Road, Brockley, Kent, an accountant and a Citizen of London

Certificates of Members of the Wragg Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/126  10 Oct 1911

Former reference: KADA/126

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Walter John Wragg of Denton Hospital, Gravesend, Kent, a caretaker and a Citizen of London

Certificates of Members of the Wragg Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/127  28 Jun 1950

Former reference: KADA/127

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Sydney John Wragg, son of Walter John Wragg, a Citizen of London

Certificates of Members of the Taylor Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/128  23 Oct 1916

Former reference: KADA/128

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of William Henry Taylor of 49 Charing Cross, Westminster, Middlesex, a banker's clerk and a Citizen of London

Certificates of Members of the Taylor Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/129  22 Mar 1965

Former reference: KADA/129

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of John Chalmers Taylor, son of William Henry Taylor, a Citizen of London

Certificate of Douglas McGarel Hogg  COL/CHD/FR/09/130  16 Dec 1919

Former reference: KADA/130

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Douglas McGarel Hogg of London, Gardener

Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/131  09 Jan 1923

Former reference: KADA/131

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton, son of Ernest Richard Sutton and late apprentice of Sir William Alfred Waterlow, Citizen and Stationer of London

Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/132  09 Jan 1923

Former reference: KADA/132

Contents:
Stationers' Company Freedom Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton

Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/133  n.d.

Former reference: KADA/133

Contents:
Shield-shaped gold and enamel badge of the arms of the Corporation of the City of London, with suspension ring, hallmarked

Certificate of Frederick Mayston Sutton and other documents  COL/CHD/FR/09/134  (Feb 1964)

Former reference: KADA/134

Contents:
The Stereotyper including an article on Frederick Mayston Sutton's retirement and a photograph (p. 37).

Certificate of George Evans  COL/CHD/FR/09/135  22 Oct 1863

Former reference: KADA/135

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of George Evans of Blue Hart Court, Bell Alley, Moorgate Street, City of London, grocer and cheesemonger

Certificates of Members of the Watson Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/136  02 Mar 1802

Former reference: KADA/136

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of James Watson, son of Samuel Watson and late apprentice of Henry Fenwick, Citizen and Stationer of London

Certificates of Members of the Watson Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/137  13 Jul 1869

Former reference: KADA/137

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of James Watson, son of James Watson and late apprentice of Tobiah Teap, Citizen and Stationer of London

Certificates of Members of the Watson Family  COL/CHD/FR/09/138  02 Oct 1877

Former reference: KADA/138

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Arthur Watson, son and late apprentice of James Watson, Citizen and Stationer of London

Certificate of Joseph John  COL/CHD/FR/09/139  16 Jul 1855

Former reference: KADA/139

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Joseph John Bloyd, son of Joseph Bloyd and late apprentice of Charles Williams, Citizen and Draper of London

Certificate of John Crawford  COL/CHD/FR/09/140  17 Oct 1859

Former reference: KADA/140

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of John Crawford of the Castle Tavern, King Street, Cheapside, City of London victualler. Endorsed with memorandum that he was recorded in the Loriners' Company on 26 Oct 1875, originally rolled

Certificate of William Henry Smith  COL/CHD/FR/09/141  23 Apr 1874

Former reference: KADA/141

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of William Henry Smith of London, Needlemaker. Endorsed with certificate that he was admitted to the Livery of the Needlemakers' Company dated 01 Jun 1874

Certificate of Thomas Joseph Paul Hewitt  COL/CHD/FR/09/142  18 Jul 1894

Former reference: KADA/142

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Thomas Joseph Paul Hewitt, Citizen and Clockmaker of London

Certificate of Ella Lillian May Pink  COL/CHD/FR/09/143  30 Sep 1915

Former reference: KADA/143

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Ella Lillian May Pink, Citizen and Spectaclemaker of London

Certificate of George Alfred Price  COL/CHD/FR/09/144  03 Apr 1929

Former reference: KADA/144

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of George Alfred Price of 19 Forest Drive, Manor Park, Essex, an insurance clerk and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Stephen Druce  COL/CHD/FR/09/145  09 Jun 1953

Former reference: KADA/145

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Stephen Druce, Citizen and Innholder of London

Certificate of Robert Francis Brazier, also known as Robert Francis Christopher Stephen Mann  COL/CHD/FR/09/146  16 Oct 1962

Former reference: KADA/146

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Robert Francis Brazier, commonly known as Robert Francis Christopher Stephen Mann of St Jude's Vicarage, Springall Street, Peckham, Surrey, a Clerk in Holy Orders and a Citizen of London

Certificate of Bernard Ernest George Driver  COL/CHD/FR/09/147  19 Nov 1979

Former reference: KADA/147

Contents:
City of London Freedom Certificate of Bernard Ernest George Drive of 39 Salisbury Road, Gravesend, Kent, a distribution manager and a Citizen of London

FEES AND ACCOUNTS  COL/CHD/FR/10  [n.d.]

ACCOUNTS  COL/CHD/FR/10/01  1675 - 1832

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/001  1675 - 1684

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/002  1684 - 1691

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/003  1692 - 1698

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/004  1698 - 1713

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/005  1713 - 1718

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/006  1718 - 1731

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/007  1731 - 1743

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/008  1744 - 1756

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/009  1756 - 1768

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/010  1768 - 1780

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/011  1780 - 1791

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/012  1791 - 1802

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/013  1802 - 1814

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/014  1814 - 1832

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of money received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms, enrolments, translations, redemptions etc. These are monthly accounts (with total sums but not names of freemen). Dates given are those of the accounts, although some receipts etc may be slightly later in date.

Accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/01/015  1787 - 1799

1 volume

Contents:
Accounts of fees received by the Chamberlain and his Yeomen for freedoms etc

STAMP BOOKS  COL/CHD/FR/10/02  1786 - 1856

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/001  1786 - 1788

Former reference: CF3/1

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/002  1788 - 1791

Former reference: CF3/2

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/003  1791 - 1794

Former reference: CF3/3

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/004  1794 - 1797

Former reference: CF3/4

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/005  1797 - 1800

Former reference: CF3/5

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/006  1800 - 1803

Former reference: CF3/6

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/007  1803 - 1806

Former reference: CF3/7

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/008  1806 - 1809

Former reference: CF3/8

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/009  1809 - 1810

Former reference: CF3/9

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/010  1811 - 1813

Former reference: CF3/10

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/011  1814 - 1815

Former reference: CF3/11

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/012  1815 - 1817

Former reference: CF3/12

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/013  1818 - 1819

Former reference: CF3/13

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/014  1820 - 1821

Former reference: CF3/14

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/015  1822 - 1823

Former reference: CF3/15

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/016  1824 - 1825

Former reference: CF3/16

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/017  1826 - 1827

Former reference: CF3/17

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/018  1828 - 1829

Former reference: CF3/18

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/019  1830 - 1831

Former reference: CF3/19

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/020  1832 - 1834

Former reference: CF3/20

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/021  1835 - 1836

Former reference: CF3/21

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/022  1837 - 1838

Former reference: CF3/22

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/023  1839 - 1840

Former reference: CF3/23

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/024  1841 - 1842

Former reference: CF3/24

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/025  1843 - 1845

Former reference: CF3/25

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/026  1846 - 1851

Former reference: CF3/26

Stamp Book  COL/CHD/FR/10/02/027  1852 - 1856

Former reference: CF3/27

ADMISSIONS TO FREEDOM  COL/CHD/FR/10/03  1786 - 1981

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/001  1786 - 1788

Former reference: CF4/1

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/002  1788 - 1791

Former reference: CF4/2

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/003  1791 - 1794

Former reference: CF4/3

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/004  1794 - 1797

Former reference: CF4/4

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/005  1797 - 1799

Former reference: CF4/5

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/006  1800 - 1802

Former reference: CF4/6

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/007  1802 - 1805

Former reference: CF4/7

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/008  1805 - 1808

Former reference: CF4/8

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/009  1808 - 1811

Former reference: CF4/9

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/010  1811 - 1815

Former reference: CF4/10

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/011  1815 - 1818

Former reference: CF4/11

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/012  1819 - 1822

Former reference: CF4/12

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/013  1822 - 1826

Former reference: CF4/13

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/014  1826 - 1829

Former reference: CF4/14

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/015  1829 - 1833

Former reference: CF4/15

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/016  1833 - 1837

Former reference: CF4/16

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/017  1837 - 1840

Former reference: CF4/17

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/018  1841 - 1844

Former reference: CF4/18

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/019  1845 - 1848

Former reference: CF4/19

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/020  1849 - 1853

Former reference: CF4/20

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/021  1853 - 1857

Former reference: CF4/21

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/022  1858 - 1863

Former reference: CF4/22

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/023  1864 - 1869

Former reference: CF4/23

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/024  1870 - 1875

Former reference: CF4/24

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/025  1875 - 1879

Former reference: CF4/25

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/026  1880 - 1885

Former reference: CF4/26

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/027  1885 - 1890

Former reference: CF4/27

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/028  1890 - 1897

Former reference: CF4/28

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/029  1897 - 1904

Former reference: CF4/29

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/030  1905 - 1912

Former reference: CF4/30

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/031  1912 - 1921

Former reference: CF4/31

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/032  1921 - 1929

Former reference: CF4/32

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/033  1929 - 1933

Former reference: CF4/33

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/034  1938 - 1948

Former reference: CF4/34

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/035  1948 - 1955

Former reference: CF4/35

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/036  1955 - 1961

Former reference: CF4/36

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/037  1961 - 1967

Former reference: CF4/37

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/038  1967 - 1973

Former reference: CF4/38

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/039  1973 - 1978

Former reference: CF4/39

Account book  COL/CHD/FR/10/03/040  1978 - 1981

Former reference: CF4/40

FREEDOM FEES  COL/CHD/FR/10/04  1808 - 1831

Fees for freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/04/001  1808 - 1823

Former reference: CF17/1

Contents:
Monthly accounts of payments for admissions, by method of admission [mainly inrolments]

Fees for freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/04/002  1823 - 1831

Former reference: CF17/2

Contents:
Monthly accounts of payments for admissions, by method of admission [mainly inrolments]

COMPURGATION BOOKS  COL/CHD/FR/10/05  1822 - 1856

Compurgation book  COL/CHD/FR/10/05/001  1822 - 1856

Former reference: CF19/1

Contents:
Redemption fees shown by date, number and name for 1822 only; from 1823-1856 totals only are shown, in six-monthly periods

CASH CHEQUE ACCOUNTS  COL/CHD/FR/10/06  1822 - 1870

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/001  1822 - 1825

Former reference: CF20/1

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name and date

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/002  1822 - 1824

Former reference: CF20/2

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/003  1824 - 1825

Former reference: CF20/3

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/004  1825 - 1826

Former reference: CF20/4

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/005  1826 - 1828

Former reference: CF20/5

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/006  1828 - 1829

Former reference: CF20/6

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/007  1829

Former reference: CF20/7

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/008  1829 - 1831

Former reference: CF20/8

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/009  1831 - 1834

Former reference: CF20/9

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/010  1835 - 1838

Former reference: CF20/10

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/011  1839 - 1843

Former reference: CF20/11

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/012  1843 - 1847

Former reference: CF20/12

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/013  1848 - 1852

Former reference: CF20/13

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/014  1853 - 1859

Former reference: CF20/14

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/015  1860 - 1864

Former reference: CF20/15

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

Cash cheque accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/06/016  1864 - 1870

Former reference: CF20/16

Contents:
Monthly breakdown of fees received for freedom and their distribution to City funds; freemen listed by name, date, and method of admission

YEOMAN OF THE CHAMBER ACCOUNT  COL/CHD/FR/10/07  1830 - 1851

Yeoman of the Chamber  COL/CHD/FR/10/07/001  1830 - 1851

Former reference: CF18/1

Contents:
Commitments, summonses and fees for freedoms, 1830 - Jun 1842; remainder of volume concerns commitments and summonses only; overlaps with COL/CHB/FR/10/04/002 Fees for freedoms 1823-1831, Oct 1830 - Jan 1831

CITY ACCOUNTS  COL/CHD/FR/10/08  1831 - 1901

City accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/08/001  1831 - 1840

Former reference: CF21/1

Contents:
Receipts as preceding Cash Cheque Accounts 1822-1870 in series COL/CHB/FR/10/06

City accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/08/002  1852 - 1877

Former reference: CF21/2

Contents:
Receipts as preceding Cash Cheque Accounts 1822-1870 in series COL/CHB/FR/10/06; distribution of fees not shown as from 1868 all income from fees went to maintenance of the Freemen's Orphan School [now City of London Freemen's School]

City accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/08/003  1878 - 1892

Former reference: CF21/3

Contents:
Receipts as preceding Cash Cheque Accounts 1822-1870 in series COL/CHB/FR/10/06; distribution of fees not shown as from 1868 all income from fees went to maintenance of the Freemen's Orphan School [now City of London Freemen's School]

City accounts  COL/CHD/FR/10/08/004  1892 - 1901

Former reference: CF21/4

Contents:
Receipts as preceding Cash Cheque Accounts 1822-1870 in series COL/CHB/FR/10/06; distribution of fees not shown as from 1868 all income from fees went to maintenance of the Freemen's Orphan School [now City of London Freemen's School]

FEES FOR FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/10/09  1833 - 1901

Fees for freemen  COL/CHD/FR/10/09/001  1833 - 1857

Former reference: CF22/1

Contents:
Daily and running totals of fees received by name, date, and method of admission.

Fees for freemen  COL/CHD/FR/10/09/002  1858 - 1888

Former reference: CF22/2

Contents:
Daily and running totals of fees received by name, date, and method of admission.

Fees for freemen  COL/CHD/FR/10/09/003  1888 - 1901

Former reference: CF22/3

Contents:
Daily and running totals of fees received by name, date, and method of admission.

DAY BOOKS  COL/CHD/FR/10/10  [n.d.]

Day book  COL/CHD/FR/10/10/001  1840 - 1861

Former reference: CF23/1

Contents:
Payments recorded by date, name, method of admission and fee.

Day book  COL/CHD/FR/10/10/002  1861 - 1891

Former reference: CF23/2

Contents:
Payments recorded by date, name, method of admission and fee.

Day book  COL/CHD/FR/10/10/003  1892 - 1901

Former reference: CF23/3

Contents:
Payments recorded by date, name, method of admission and fee.

FEES ON FREEDOMS  COL/CHD/FR/10/11  1901 - 1983

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/001  1907 - 1911

Former reference: CF24/1

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/002  1901 - 1906

Former reference: CF24/2

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/003  1912 - 1918

Former reference: CF24/3

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/004  1918 - 1923

Former reference: CF24/4

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/005  1923 - 1930

Former reference: CF24/5

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/006  1929 - 1937

Former reference: CF24/6

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/007  1937 - 1940

Former reference: CF24/7

1 volume

Conditions of access: Unfit for Consultation

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/008  1940 - 1946

Former reference: CF24/8

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/009  1946 - 1950

Former reference: CF24/9

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/010  1950 - 1954

Former reference: CF24/10

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/011  1954 - 1957

Former reference: CF24/11

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/012  1957 - 1962

Former reference: CF24/12

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/013  1962 - 1966

Former reference: CF24/13

1 volume

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/014  1966 - 1976

Former reference: CF24/14

1 volume

Conditions of access: closed until 2007

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/015  1976 - 1980

Former reference: CF24/15

1 volume

Conditions of access: closed until 2011

Fees on freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/10/11/016  1980 - 1983

Former reference: CF24/16

1 volume

Conditions of access: closed until 2014

MISCELLANEOUS  COL/CHD/FR/10/12  [n.d.]

Papers of committee to enquire into the complaints touching several extorsive fees demanded and received in the outer Chamber, at the binding of apprentices and in making free  COL/CHD/FR/10/12/001  1705 - 1706

Former reference: MISC/MSS/157/1

1 file

NON-FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/11  [n.d.]

INFORMATION AGAINST NON FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/11/01  1821 - 1867

Information against non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/01/001  1821 - 1867

Former reference: CF14/1

1 volume

Contents:
Includes name, residence, business and general remarks; indexed

WARDMOTE INQUEST RETURNS  COL/CHD/FR/11/02  1821 - 1853

Wardmote inquest returns of non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/02/001  1821 - 1828

Former reference: CF15/1

1 volume

Conditions of access: Unfit for consultation

Contents:
Arranged by ward; name, residence, business and general remarks, with adjudications of the Chamberlain thereon; lettered A on the spine, part of a series from A-H, and indexed

Wardmote inquest returns of non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/02/002  1828 - 1829

Former reference: CF15/2

1 volume

Contents:
Arranged by ward; name, residence, business and general remarks, with adjudications of the Chamberlain thereon; lettered B on the spine, part of a series from A-H, and indexed

Wardmote inquest returns of non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/02/003  1830 - 1836

Former reference: CF15/3

1 volume

Contents:
Arranged by ward; name, residence, business and general remarks, with adjudications of the Chamberlain thereon; lettered C on the spine, part of a series from A-H, and indexed

Wardmote inquest returns of non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/02/004  1836 - 1841

Former reference: CF15/4

1 volume

Contents:
Arranged by ward; name, residence, business and general remarks, with adjudications of the Chamberlain thereon; lettered D on the spine, part of a series from A-H, and indexed

Wardmote inquest returns of non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/02/005  1841 - 1844

Former reference: CF15/5

1 volume

Contents:
Arranged by ward; name, residence, business and general remarks, with adjudications of the Chamberlain thereon; lettered E on the spine, part of a series from A-H, and indexed

SUMMONSES TO NON FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/11/03  1839

Orders to appear before the Chamberlain  COL/CHD/FR/11/03/001  1839

Former reference: CF16/1

1 volume

Contents:
Almost all 13th Feb 1839; most of volume blank

KING'S FREEMEN  COL/CHD/FR/11/04  [n.d.]

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/001  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/1-300

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/002  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/301-700

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/003  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/701-1050

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/004  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/1051-1400

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/005  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/1401-1650

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/006  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/1651-1950

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/007  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/1951-2400

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

King's freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/04/008  178[?] - 182[?]

Former reference: CF25/2401-2609

1 box

Contents:
Discharge papers lodged with the Chamberlain by servicemen and their families in order to obtain certificates of entitlement to exercise a trade in the City, without being admitted to the freedom

LICENCE BOOKS 1750-1845  COL/CHD/FR/11/05  [n.d.]

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/001  1750 - 1757

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22nd Nov 1750. Indexed for masters and journeymen. Also includes rough minutes of the Court of Aldermen, 10 Apr 1716 - 7 May 1717, and copy licences 18 Dec 1750 - 31 May 1757, which do not name the employees

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/002  1757 - 1761

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters and journeymen.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/003  1761 - 1763

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/004  1763 - 1766

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/005  1765 - 1768

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/006  1768 - 1770

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/007  1770 - 1772

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/008  1772 - 1775

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/009  1775 - 1779

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed for masters only.

Licence book  COL/CHD/FR/11/05/010  1780 - 1845

1 volume

Contents:
Contains licences to non-freemen to be employed within the City, pursuant to Act of Common Council of 22 Nov 1750. Indexed to 1810 only.

MISCELLANEOUS  COL/CHD/FR/11/06  [n.d.]

Returns of non-freemen carrying on business in the wards, 1809-10, summonses to appear before the Chamberlain to shew cause why they should not be prosecuted, and notes on prosecutions in the Mayor's Court  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/001  1809 - 1810

Former reference: Misc.MSS.207.1

Ward presentments: Presentment of Bishopsgate Ward  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/002  23 Oct 1810

Former reference: Misc.MSS.186.2

Contents:
List of names of persons Summoned before the Chamberlain on 22 Nov 1810, to whom time was given for purchase of freedom, with notes of proceedings, 1811, and other papers.

Presentment of the Inquest of Broad Street Ward of Non-freeman trading within the Ward, of Nuisances and Ruinous premises  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/003  30 May 1828

Former reference: Misc.MSS.177.11

Contents:
1 Roll.
Read in Court of Aldermen 10 Jun 1828.

Letter to the Town Clerk from the Town Clerk of Oxford asking whether a Non-freeman is allowed to sell the goods of a Freeman  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/004  7 May 1832

Former reference: Misc.MSS.11.45

Return of the number of Freemen and Non-Freeman Householders in the several wards  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/005  Dec 1843

Former reference: Misc.MSS.57.3

Contents:
With names for Cheap & Farringdon Within & Broad St.

Lists of persons carrying on business and householders in the several wards not being free of the City  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/006  1843 - 1844

Former reference: Misc. MSS.18.36

Contents:
These lists are compiled from the Ward Presentments of 1843-4 and give the Name Residence and Profession of each non-freeman, with lists of ward Clerks & Beadles

Ward Presentments of Non-Freemen, giving the names and addresses and trades of householders or persons trading in the Ward who are not free of the City  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/007  Nov 1844 - Dec 1844

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 87.2

Contents:
Read in Court of Aldermen Dec 1844
Bassishaw
Bread Street
Broad Street
Castlebaynard
Cheap
Cordwainer
Cripplegate Within
Crpplegate Without
Farringdon Without
Langbourn
Queenhithe
Tower

Freedom & Traders' Freedom: rough extracts, 1656-1702, 1750, 1819-1844  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/008  1656 - 1844

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 186.1

Extracts from Presentments of Honorary Freemen  COL/CHD/FR/11/06/009  1851

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 18.3

One book

Contents:
Giving names, addresses and occupations of non-freemen in each ward

MISCELLANEOUS  COL/CHD/FR/12  [n.d.]

Act of Co. Co. that all houses belonging to the City, Bridge House on the Hospitals staff be demised only to freemen and a claim shall be inserted in every lease that should the term come into the Lands of a Foreigner it shall become void  COL/CHD/FR/12/001  24 Jul 1573

Former reference: Misc. MSS.58.17

Acts of Co. Co. and report re freemen and foreigners  COL/CHD/FR/12/002  1606 - 1839

1 volume

Contents:
Contains the following:
Oath of a freeman, temp. Victoria
Act of Co.Co. 15 Apr 1606 against foreigners trading in the City.
Act of Co.Co. 4 Jul 1712 against foreigners trading in the City, and against their employment by freemen.
Act of Co.Co. 22 Nov 1750 amending Acts of 1606 and 1712, with form of licence.
Act of Co.Co. 10 May 1821 to prevent vexations actions in the Mayor's Court.
Act of Co.Co. 27 Oct 1825 to amend Act of 1821.
Report of Special Committee 29 Nov 1827, in relation to Wholesale Dealers.
Act of Co.Co. 10 Dec 1830 for taking the freeman's oath according to the forms of different religions.
Minutes of Co.Co. 17 Mar 1835 as to freedom by redemption.
Act of Co.Co. 9 Mar 1836 for binding apprentices to non-freemen.
Act of Co.Co. 23 Sep 1836 for amending Act of 1606.
Act of Parliament 56 Geo III c. 67 to enable members of the services to exercise trades.
Act of Parliament 35 Geo III c.124 to enable woolcombes to exercise trades anywhere.
Minutes of Co. Co. 25 Mar 1839 as to expenses of freedom.
Minutes of Co.Co. 29 Apr 1839 as to expenses of freedom.
Form of admission by redemption.

Arguments of the four judges, who reversed the Sentences of Disfranchisement, pronounced in the Mayor's Court, against Mr. Alderman Plumbe, by the late Mr. Serjeant Glynn, as Recorder, together with Mr Solicitor's observations  COL/CHD/FR/12/003  1775 - 1782

Former reference: PD 42.4

Contents:
1775. Printed 1782. Quarto, 188 pp.

Manuscript copy of Commission, Writ of Error, and Record and Process in the above case  COL/CHD/FR/12/004  177[?]

1 volume

Source of acquisition: Purchased at auction at Sotheby's, Dec 1974; formerly in possession of firm of Lawrence, Graham & Co., solicitor, 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn.



Related information: see COL/CHD/FR/12/003

Contents:
1 vol., 19 pp. only, remainder of volume blank. Labelled on spine 'MSS Entries D'.

Instances of disfranchisement by the Court of Aldermen for fraudulently and improperly obtaining the freedom 1559 - 1815, with later addition of 1822 instance  COL/CHD/FR/12/005  compiled c.1831

Former reference: Misc.MSS.47.4

Contents:
8 pp. W .L. Newman C.Sol.
Marked for Mr Recorder.
List of references for Mr Solicitor, Oct 1831.

Case for the opinion of the Law Officers as to the power of the Court of Common Council to cancel the grant of the freedom in cases where it thinks necessary,  COL/CHD/FR/12/006  c. 1918

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 192.8

Contents:
With report of Solicitor to General Purposes Committee 15 May 1917 as to disfranchisement on the grounds of a freeman being an alien, with references to Ald. Plumbe's case, and to extract of disfranchisement 1313 - 1384, 1526 - 1728, Acts of Co.Co. etc. 1918 C.Solr. 11pp.

Note of judgment in an information of disfranchisement field against John Platt  COL/CHD/FR/12/007  1679

Former reference: Misc.MSS.20.4

Later re the Order of Common Council that all persons disfranchised so that they may be witnesses for the City must be restored to their freedom at the City's Expense  COL/CHD/FR/12/008  11 Jun 1718

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 9.33

Contents:
With a list of persons disfranchised 1708-17 endorsed
1700 disfranchisement Rep.105 fo.11

Summons to Jonathan Pavey to appear in the Lord Mayor's Court and show cause why disfranchisement should not be passed against him  COL/CHD/FR/12/009  17 Nov 1725

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 25.14

Order for the disfranchisement of Mr. Geo. Dance etc, so that they can give evidence in "City v Henry Branson"  COL/CHD/FR/12/010  23 Jan 1738

Former reference: Misc.MSS.10.44

Mr. Solicitors Bill upon the Disfranchisement Committee from 1770  COL/CHD/FR/12/011  29 Jun 1778

Former reference: Misc.MSS.9.39

Contents:
Read in Committee

Case stated touching election of Co.Co-men by unfreemen  COL/CHD/FR/12/012  1724

Former reference: Misc.MSS.25.7

Contents:
Edw. III - Chas I (Extracts)
Notes re Wardnotes and upon the Question whether any but freemen may choose. Rich II etc. (Extracts, Libers.)
Questions addressed to Sir Wm. Thompson, Recorder.
1) Whether unfreemen can Vote in our Wardnote Elections.
2) Whether freemen paying to one or more Seals, and not to all, shall be qualified to vote in those Elections, 1724.

Memoranda as to qualifications to vote, extracted from II Geo. I c. 18  COL/CHD/FR/12/013  compiled c. 1826

Former reference: Misc.MSS.28.18

Elective franchise of the Resident Freemen, evidence and arguments before the General Purposes Committee  COL/CHD/FR/12/014  1830

Former reference: PD 116.4

Contents:
Edited by J. Newell. 67 pp., printed 1830.

Extracts redivision of freeman's estate on death  COL/CHD/FR/12/015  1510 - 1579

Former reference: Misc.MSS.11.26

Extracts from the City's Books relating to the Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/12/016  1830 - 1840

Former reference: Misc.MSS.101.5

Contents:
30pp.
Fees and payments on admission to the Freedoms c. 1830-40.
Powers of Co.Co. and Ct. of Ald. as to redemptioners, c. 1830-40.
Abstract of proceedings, and judgment in case Chamberlain. v. Denton, 1830.
Case and opinion as to right of officers and soldiers of the Local Militia, and their wives & children, to set up trade in the City without being free, 1835.

Extracts relating to the grant of freedoms by the Court of Alderman by redemption and to officers, temp Henry VI - James I  COL/CHD/FR/12/017  n.d.

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 260.4

Return of the Mayor (Sir R. Vyner), the Sheriffs (Sir N. Hearne and Sir J. Letheuchire) to Sir Wm. Wild, Justice of the King's Bench, quoting the Act of Co.Co. 1 Aug 3 & 4 Philip and Mary [1556] against the employment of foreigners in the City  COL/CHD/FR/12/018  n.d.

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 177.9

Letter, D. Welles to Sir George Ludlan [Chamberlain] dated at Perkins Coffee House in Newgate St., 1 Aug. 1722, complaining of the employment of foreigners as porters and journeymen and naming several employees and employers (silkmen, linen drapers and haberdashers)  COL/CHD/FR/12/019  1722

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 1.9

Contents:
Stamped "Payd Pery Post T H"?

References about pensions having leave from the Common Council to employ non-freemen  COL/CHD/FR/12/020  1756 - 1762

Former reference: Misc.MSS. 105.5

Contents:
6 references.

"An Inquiry into the Freedom of the City of London in connection with Trade, and into the Laws and Ordinances respecting Wholesale and Retail Traders and the power of the Corporation over persons carrying on trade within the City, not being free" by Woodthorpe Brandon  COL/CHD/FR/12/021  Printed. 1850

Former reference: P.D. 20.30

56 pp.

Rules for the Conduct of Life (printed by Ingersoll, London) [1989], a book given free to each Freeman on admission, with notes on its history & authorship  COL/CHD/FR/12/022  1989

Former reference: P.D. 156.11

List of Freemen Occupiers in Various Wards 1849, entitled to vote in Wards, under Act 12 & 13 Victoria, amending Act of II Geo. I  COL/CHD/FR/12/023  1849

Former reference: P.D.67.4

Contents:
Aldgate
Bassishaw
Bread Street
Broad Street
Cheap
Cordwainer
Farringdon Without.
Lime Street.
Printed.

Returns of the numbers, with some lists, of persons in the Wards entitled to vote as freemen Occupiers under the Act 12 & 13 Victoria amending the Act for regulating elections, at 1 Nov 1850  COL/CHD/FR/12/024  1850

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 133.26

Contents:
Lists: Aldersgate, Bread St., Coleman St., Walbrook Wards

Similar returns to COL/CHD/FR/12/024 at 1 Nov 1851  COL/CHD/FR/12/025  1851

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 133.27

Contents:
Lists: Aldgate, Cheap Wards

List of freemen of Candlewick Ward, entitled to vote for Common Councilmen with addresse  COL/CHD/FR/12/026  1856 - 1857

Former reference: Misc. MSS.18.5

Totals of the Castings of Freedoms, Inrollments, etc., from Mich 1762 to Mich 1763  COL/CHD/FR/12/027  1762 - 1763

Former reference: Misc. MSS. 34.12

Application of Charles Torey (son of John Torey late of Turnpike Road, Stratford, Essex, Undertaker decd.) occupying premises 11 Matlock Street, Stepney, Middx. and carrying on [trade of] Tobacco pipe maker, to be admitted to City freedom by redemption in Company of Tobacco pipe makers, 29 Jun 1903  COL/CHD/FR/12/028  1903

Former reference: Misc.MSS.370.7 No.5

Contents:
Last freeman of old Company but not admitted to City freedom as Company was extinct.
Found among J.F.V. Woodman's papers relating to the Company. See Companies: Tobacco pipe makers and R.O. Schedules: Companies: TPM.

Apprentices bound to Non-freemen: Order of Court of Aldermen against petitions of such apprentices for the freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/12/029  25 Jul 1721

Former reference: P.D. 10.154

Proceedings in the Courts of Kings Bench re. ex parte Saul  COL/CHD/FR/12/030  10 May 1820

Former reference: Misc.MSS.45.3

Xerox copy of the "Precedents" card index, maintained in the Chamberlain's Court, known as "Woodman's Index" after J.F.V. Woodman, Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court 1936-1968 who compiled most of it  COL/CHD/FR/12/031  taken 1987

Former reference: Misc. MSS 374.4

Copies information: Earlier xerox copy is in the Guildhall Library called The Freedom & Government of the City of London (Granger 2.5.2)


Order of reference from Co. Co. 2 Man. 1737/8 to Committee to enquire by what means Jews have obtained the freedom and to prepare and bring in a Bill (if necessary) to prevent it for the future  COL/CHD/FR/12/032  1737 - 1738

Former reference: Misc.MSS.90.11

Contents:
With rough minute paper 6 Apr 1738 - 16 Nov 1738, and draft bill.

Letter from J.J. Peirce to the Town Clerk concerning the Freedom of Joseph Simmonds (Mr Peirce of Canterbury)  COL/CHD/FR/12/033  7 Oct 1817

Former reference: Misc.MSS.10.40

Letter enquiring from Mr. Chamberlain whether Mr. S. Shepherd and Mr. Adam Bellamy were freemen, so the writer suspects them of trickery  COL/CHD/FR/12/034  3 Nov 1607

Former reference: Misc.MSS.35.7

Papers deposited 12 Nov 1957 by H. A. Birks of Messrs. Woollas & |Co., stock and share brokers of Pinners Hall, Austin Friars  COL/CHD/FR/12/035  1957

Former reference: Misc.MSS.201.5

Contents:
1) Freedom certificate of Joseph Edwards, son and late apprentice of Thomas Edwards, Clothworker, 6 Feb 1835.
2) Receipt of Clothworker's Co. for quarterage recd. of Joseph Edwards, 4 Mar 1846.
3) Apprenticeship indenture of Philip Robert Edwards of 9 Dartmouth Row, Blackheath, Kent to Shuffrey & Co of 38 Welbeck St., Cavendish Sq., Marylebone, designer, decorator and art manufacturer, 31 Jul 1885, for three years. Joseph Edwards his guardian.
4) Printed; out of freeman of the City, n.d.
5) Printed; some rules for the conduct of life to which are added, a few cautions, for the use of such freemen of London as take apprentices, n.d., c. 1824
6) Printed; The Whole Duty of Man... printed by Thomas Maiden, Sherbourn Lane, Lombard St. for the worshipful Company of Clothworker, 1812, "The Gift of the Clothworkers Company."

Record out of an ancient Roll, where the City's Liberty was allowed to have suits against a Freeman determined in the Courts in London  COL/CHD/FR/12/036  Easter 13 Edw. 3 [1339]

Former reference: Misc.MSS.25.4

Bank Warrant or Certificate from the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London to a Citizen who trades in remote parts that he may have the benefit of being a citizen and be free from Toll  COL/CHD/FR/12/037  n.d.

Former reference: Misc.MSS.18.27

Tickets for receipt of charity from the Chamberlain  COL/CHD/FR/12/038  Dec 1816

Former reference: Misc.MSS.224.2

5 tickets.

Oaths and Declaration of a Freeman  COL/CHD/FR/12/039  19th c. and 20th c.

Former reference: P.D. 23.6

Contents:
Oath of a Freeman. 19th c.
Oath of a Freeman. temp. Chas. I ?
Declaration of a Freeman, temp. Eliz. II (in use 1982)

Officer's Freedoms: Account of Freedoms granted to Officers with signed receipts by the Officers for the Fee of £14  COL/CHD/FR/12/040  1681 - 1683

Contents:
Part of 1 vol with assessment for arrears, 1688.
Volume marked on spine: Freedom Redemp. & Ship Money 1688-1689

Officers' presentations: Letters to the Town Clerk presenting various persons for the freedom by redemption  COL/CHD/FR/12/041  1695 - 1817

Former reference: Misc.MSS.30.3

Administrative history:
The Court of Aldermen granted the right of presentation to officers and others in the manner of a gratuity, of for the use of the City; these are, in fact, Ct. Ald. papers. Information in the Repertories is supplemented by a note on some of these presentations showing the occupation of the applicant.

Contents:
1695, 1700, 1717-8, 1721, 1725, 1728, 1735-8, 1741-52, 1761, 1766, 1774, 1782, 1789, 1790, 1795-6, 1804, 1813-7.

Officers' Presentations: Letter addressed to the Town Clerk from Thomas Brearcliffe and dated 12 Jun 1724, presenting Ralph Watson to be made free of City in Carpenters' Company being the first of two [freedoms] granted to the Town Clerk's Clerks on 18 Oct 1720  COL/CHD/FR/12/042  12 Jun 1724

Former reference: Misc.MSS.371.11

Source of acquisition: Recd. From Internal Audit (Chamberlain's Dept., Oct 1988).



Related information: According to freedom index (CF 28/3), Watson was made free by redemption in the Carpenters' Company in Jun 1724. Freedom papers, CF1/438, not checked

Contents:
Annotated in top right-hand corner" 1 TCC".

Freedoms granted to officers: Reverse, Messengers Bankrupts Bills  COL/CHD/FR/12/043  1791 - 1803

1 volume

Freedoms granted to officers: Reverse, Messengers Bankrupts Bill  COL/CHD/FR/12/044  1804 - 1818

1 volume

Number and date of freedoms granted to individual officers  COL/CHD/FR/12/045  1781 - 1790

Former reference: P.D.79.10

Contents:
About 110 each year
Ordered to be printed Co.Co. 16 May 1792.

Extracts relating to numbers of freedoms granted to officers and Presentments of officers' freedoms sold in JCO  COL/CHD/FR/12/046  1660 - 1749; 1787 - 1800

Former reference: Misc.MSS.10.15

Order of Court of Alderman that the Clerks of the City Companies make returns each quarter to the Chamberlain of the names and addresses of all persons admitted into their Freedom  COL/CHD/FR/12/047  13 Jun 1738

Former reference: Large P.D. 10.169


Related information: Also in PAR Book 1, p. 371, with some Acts relating to Freemen & PAR Book 7, p.121.

Freedom Petitions  COL/CHD/FR/12/048  1696 - 1774

Former reference: Misc. MSS.85.26

Contents:
Petition of George Freeman who served his full term of apprenticeship with Richard Turner, citizen and sadler, but was never bound at the Company of Sadlers by indenture and is therefore not entitled to his freedom by service. Report of Sir Richard Levet and Sir William Hedges, Aldermen, thereon, 11 Jun 1696.
Petition of Thomas Ilsley who served his full term of apprenticeship with Robert Gibbons, cit. & goldsmith, a gold and silver wire drawer by trade for seven years from Mar 1762, and was bound by mistake in the latter Company of which his master was a foreign member, but also refused admission by the Chamberlain, and praying for an order. Margin "Master test, 13 Jul 1773."
The accompanying apprenticeship indenture describes him as son of Charles Ilsley of Stepney, & Gibbons as gold & silver wire drawer.
Petition of Henry Trunkett, son of Henry Trunkett late of St Stephen Coleman St., jeweller, apprenticed to George Harris, cit. and mercer, and by trade a tobacconist, on 3 Jun 1737 for 7 years, and served until Harris's death in Oct (1743?), and continued with his widow until she left the trade in Feb (1744) remitting the remaining 3 months of his time; praying to be admitted to the Company of Mercers by redemption. Not traced in Repertory.
Petition of Barnard John Cheale, apprentice of John Glover, pinmaker, from 13 Jan. 1766, turned over to Edward Pitts, pinmaker, 5 Jul 1768, until his death 14 Feb 1772, when he served out his time with Pitts's executors. With apprenticeship indenture naming him son of William Cheale of St Saviours Southwark, haberdasher, and endorsed with proceedings on turning over with consent of Robert Glover, the executor of John, signed by Henry Whittely, master, Thos. Green and Robt. Ray, Wardens and Thos Goodwyn Renter Warder. Also memorandum of turning over by Ct. Ald., Wm. Nash attorney. Also declaration by Wm. Nash, Beadle of the Painterstainers, on behalf of himself. Richard Good and Richard Henshaw, exors. of Edw. Pitts as to his service, 28 Sep 1774 in Battiscombe, Edw. Whitcombe, Witnesses. Not traced in Rep.

Petitions for freedom and against unfreemen, orders for payment for prosecutions, return of fines, certificates of service, and accounts of the produce of the purchase of freedoms  COL/CHD/FR/12/049  n.d. and 1664 - 1749

Former reference: Misc.MSS.160.6

Freedom petitions and requests: Letter of Lord Chancellor Clarendon to the Lord Mayor that Mathias Marston may be made free of the City in the Company of Fishmongers  COL/CHD/FR/12/050  22 Mar 1664/5

Former reference: Misc. MSS.94.2

Freedom petitions and requests: Letter of Lord Lucas (governor of the Tower) desiring the freedom for his servant John Stell  COL/CHD/FR/12/051  14 Feb 1692/3

Former reference: Misc.MSS 37.43; Formerly Aldwin Bk.3 p.7 Bdl. 40

Source of acquisition: Returned to Records office per BRA 833, Jul 1955


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