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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PINMAKERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/L/PF
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PINMAKERS
Date(s): 1600? - 1899?
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units
Name of creator(s): Worshipful Company of Pinmakers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

A guild of pinmakers or pinners is first mentioned in 1376. From the late 15th century, they became associated with the guild of wire-workers, and later, in 1567/8, with the Girdlers' Company. However, in 1605, the Pinmakers' Company received their own charter of incorporation. In 1598, the Company left the Hall in Addle Street, which they had rented from the Plaisterers' Company. They removed to a site in St Mary at Hill, and eventually St Katherine Cree, which they abandoned in 1723.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Worshipful Company of Pinmakers. The records have been compiled from the 17th to the 19th centuries. They include a copy of the charter of incorporation of 1605, and a photocopy of a memorandum and account book [1464?]-1510.

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:

The catalogue has been arranged in sections each with an archival classification code as follows:
CLC/L/PF/A Constitutional records
CLC/L/PF/B Court records
CLC/L/PF/E Trade records.

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:

These records were deposited in Guildhall Library from the late 19th century. The Manuscripts Section merged with London Metropolitan Archives in 2008. The records have been catalogued by various members of staff.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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.

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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