Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/PC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PATTENMAKERS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 63 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers
There is a reference to a guild of pattenmakers in 1469. A patten was a type of undershoe which was fastened underneath a shoe with a leather strap. A charter was first granted to the company in 1670, and in 1717 it was granted a livery. The trade died out in the 19th century following the paving of streets.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, 1669-1981. The records include registers of freedom admissions from 1674; apprentice bindings from 1673; charters; ordinances; Court minute books; lists of Masters, Wardens, Assistants and Liverymen; quarterage books; financial accounts; letter books; and brief history of the Company.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
To assist the user, the catalogue has been arranged in sections representing sub-groups each with an archival classification code as follows: CLC/L/PC/A Constitutional records; CLC/L/PC/B Court records; CLC/L/PC/C Membership records; CLC/L/PC/D Financial records; CLC/L/PC/F Clerk's records.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS: These records are stored at the Guildhall Library site rather than the LMA Clerkenwell site. Researchers wishing to access these records should do so at the Guildhall Library Rare Books table. The Library is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 to 16:45. Researchers will need to have an Archives History Card or a Library Readers Card. An archivist will be available at Guildhall Library on Thursday mornings to answer any queries. For further information please see LMA Research Guide "Consulting Archives at Guildhall Library", available at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm
Conditions governing reproduction:
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The archives have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1949. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008.
For further information relating to Livery Companies, particularly using the company records for family history, please see Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Livery Company Membership Guide" and Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section "Leaflet Guides to Records: Searching for Members or those apprenticed to Members of City of London Livery Companies" (both available online).
For a general introduction to the history of the City of London Livery Companies please see entry in The London Encyclopaedia, ed Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Oct-09