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    Default Tailor guild records / journeyman tailor

    Hello everyone. I can see that there has not been a post on here for a while so I am not sure if this thread is being used. I am trying to find out if there was a guild at all or a central records location for people who were tailors in London during the 1880's? my ancestor came over from Germany during this time but I can find no records for him until the 1911 census. I know he was a tailor or a journeyman tailor for ladies so I was wondering if anyone had looked into this type of thing before
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    Lee

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    I googled City of London Guilds and this is what I found for today:

    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    Precedence Company name
    1 Mercers
    2 Grocers
    3 Drapers
    4 Fishmongers
    5 Goldsmiths
    6 Merchant Taylors
    7 Skinners
    8 Haberdashers
    9 Salters
    10 Ironmongers
    11 Vintners
    12 Clothworkers
    13 Dyers
    14 Brewers
    15 Leathersellers
    16 Pewterers
    17 Barbers
    18 Cutlers
    19 Bakers
    20 Wax Chandlers
    21 Tallow Chandlers
    22 Armourers and Brasiers
    23 Girdlers
    24 Butchers
    25 Saddlers
    26 Carpenters
    27 Cordwainers
    28 Painter-Stainers
    29 Curriers
    30 Masons
    31 Plumbers
    32 Innholders
    33 Founders
    34 Poulters
    35 Cooks
    36 Coopers
    37 Tylers and Bricklayers
    38 Bowyers
    39 Fletchers
    40 Blacksmiths
    41 Joiners & Ceilers
    42 Weavers
    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    43 Woolmen
    44 Scriveners
    45 Fruiterers
    46 Plaisterers
    47 Stationers and Newspaper Makers
    48 Broderers
    49 Upholders
    50 Musicians
    51 Turners
    52 Basketmakers
    53 Glaziers
    54 Horners
    55 Farriers
    56 Paviors
    57 Loriners
    58 Apothecaries
    59 Shipwrights
    60 Spectacle Makers
    61 Clockmakers
    62 Glovers
    63 Feltmakers
    64 Framework Knitters
    65 Needlemakers
    66 Gardeners
    67 Tin Plate Workers
    68 Wheelwrights
    69 Distillers
    70 Pattenmakers
    71 Glass Sellers
    72 Coachmakers
    73 Gunmakers
    74 Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers
    75 Makers of Playing Cards
    76 Fan Makers
    77 Carmen
    78 Master Mariners
    79 Solicitors
    80 Farmers
    81 Air Pilots
    82 Tobacco Pipe Makers
    83 Furniture Makers
    84 Scientific Instrument Makers
    85 Chartered Surveyors
    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    86 Chartered Accountants
    87 Chartered Secretaries
    88 Builders Merchants
    89 Launderers
    90 Marketors
    91 Actuaries
    92 Insurers
    93 Arbitrators
    94 Engineers
    95 Fuellers
    96 Lightmongers
    97 Environmental Cleaners
    98 Chartered Architects
    99 Constructors
    100 Information Technologists
    101 World Traders
    102 Water Conservators
    103 Firefighters
    104 Hackney Carriage Drivers
    105 Management Consultants
    106 International Bankers
    107 Tax Advisers
    108 Security Professionals
    109 Educators
    110 Arts Scholars
    Companies without livery:
    Watermen & Lightermen
    Parish Clerks
    Guilds awaiting livery:
    Public Relations Practitioners
    Entrepreneurs
    Human Resources Professionals

    In terms of records etc., the London Metropolitan Archives may have something, but it is probably a good starting point.

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    Default Tailor guild records / journeyman tailor

    Quote Originally Posted by Megan Roberts View Post
    I googled City of London Guilds and this is what I found for today:

    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    Precedence Company name
    1 Mercers
    2 Grocers
    3 Drapers
    4 Fishmongers
    5 Goldsmiths
    6 Merchant Taylors
    7 Skinners
    8 Haberdashers
    9 Salters
    10 Ironmongers
    11 Vintners
    12 Clothworkers
    13 Dyers
    14 Brewers
    15 Leathersellers
    16 Pewterers
    17 Barbers
    18 Cutlers
    19 Bakers
    20 Wax Chandlers
    21 Tallow Chandlers
    22 Armourers and Brasiers
    23 Girdlers
    24 Butchers
    25 Saddlers
    26 Carpenters
    27 Cordwainers
    28 Painter-Stainers
    29 Curriers
    30 Masons
    31 Plumbers
    32 Innholders
    33 Founders
    34 Poulters
    35 Cooks
    36 Coopers
    37 Tylers and Bricklayers
    38 Bowyers
    39 Fletchers
    40 Blacksmiths
    41 Joiners & Ceilers
    42 Weavers
    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    43 Woolmen
    44 Scriveners
    45 Fruiterers
    46 Plaisterers
    47 Stationers and Newspaper Makers
    48 Broderers
    49 Upholders
    50 Musicians
    51 Turners
    52 Basketmakers
    53 Glaziers
    54 Horners
    55 Farriers
    56 Paviors
    57 Loriners
    58 Apothecaries
    59 Shipwrights
    60 Spectacle Makers
    61 Clockmakers
    62 Glovers
    63 Feltmakers
    64 Framework Knitters
    65 Needlemakers
    66 Gardeners
    67 Tin Plate Workers
    68 Wheelwrights
    69 Distillers
    70 Pattenmakers
    71 Glass Sellers
    72 Coachmakers
    73 Gunmakers
    74 Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers
    75 Makers of Playing Cards
    76 Fan Makers
    77 Carmen
    78 Master Mariners
    79 Solicitors
    80 Farmers
    81 Air Pilots
    82 Tobacco Pipe Makers
    83 Furniture Makers
    84 Scientific Instrument Makers
    85 Chartered Surveyors
    List of Livery Companies by Precedence
    86 Chartered Accountants
    87 Chartered Secretaries
    88 Builders Merchants
    89 Launderers
    90 Marketors
    91 Actuaries
    92 Insurers
    93 Arbitrators
    94 Engineers
    95 Fuellers
    96 Lightmongers
    97 Environmental Cleaners
    98 Chartered Architects
    99 Constructors
    100 Information Technologists
    101 World Traders
    102 Water Conservators
    103 Firefighters
    104 Hackney Carriage Drivers
    105 Management Consultants
    106 International Bankers
    107 Tax Advisers
    108 Security Professionals
    109 Educators
    110 Arts Scholars
    Companies without livery:
    Watermen & Lightermen
    Parish Clerks
    Guilds awaiting livery:
    Public Relations Practitioners
    Entrepreneurs
    Human Resources Professionals

    In terms of records etc., the London Metropolitan Archives may have something, but it is probably a good starting point.
    thanks megan I did not even think of that. cheers

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