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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF SOAPMAKERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/SG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF SOAPMAKERS
Date(s): 1606-1607?
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 item of 2 membranes, parchment
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Soapmakers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Worshipful Company of Soapmakers is now defunct and no other records are known to survive.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Soapmakers, comprising charter of incorporation, 1606-1607? The "H.M.C. 8th Report" suggested the date of the charter was 1661, but this is probably incorrect. Legible names from the charter are: first Master: George Hubbersty; first Wardens: George Budd of London, Thomas Edwardes of Southwark, both soapmakers; first Assistants, inter alia: John Rosse of London, Christopher Sh--- of London, and Edward B----- of Southwark.

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 & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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:

Copyright: Depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Formerly part of the Duke of Manchester's archives, Kimbolton, Hunts: see Historical Manuscripts Commission 8th Report, Appendix II (1881), no.662. The Duke's archives were formerly deposited in the Public Record Office, this document having the ref: P.R.O. 30/15/662. It was sold at Sotheby's on 27 October 1970, part of lot 336, and presented to Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section in October 1984 by Hofmann and Freeman, Antiquarian Booksellers. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. The document was catalogued in 1984 by a member of Guildhall Library staff.

Allied Materials

Related material:

An incomplete? list of soapmakers in London and Southwark ca. 1730 can be found among the records of the Worshipful Company of Coopers of London in the "default book" Ms 05625/2.


Publication note:

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.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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