Coat of ArmsThe Worshipful Company of SaddlersThe Saddlers Company
The Development of the Company

Many of the Company's historical records were lost when the third Hall was destroyed by fire during the Blitz.  Despite this, the Company still retains a limited by valuable collection of historical records.  It includes the following:

Charter of King James I, 1607
Charter of King Charles II, 1684
Charter of Queen Elizabeth II, 1995
The Record Book, 1364-1698
Freedom Roll, 1560-date
Court Minute Book, 1606-65 (Original, Ms 05385, held in the Guildhall Library. Copy available at Saddlers' Hall)
Court Minutes Books, 1892-date
Wardens' Minutes Books, 1914-date
Audit Book, 1555-1822 (Original, Ms 05384, held in the Guildhall Library. Copy available at Saddlers' Hall)
Account Books, 1904-date
Apprentice Binding Register, 1800-1962
Alphabetical list of pensioners, 1831-1929
Index of all known members of the Company (a modern index compiled from the records above and other sources, which include the City Freedom papers of the Corporation of London

A Guide to the Archives is available at Saddlers' Hall.

Information about access to archives and manuscripts at the Guildhall Library can be found at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/guildhall-library/pages/manuscripts.aspx

Please address enquiries to:
Archivist
Saddlers' Hall
40 Gutter Lane
London EC2V 6BR
T: 020 7726 8661
Email: archives@saddlersco.co.uk


 

The Charter of Queen Elizabeth II
The Charter of
Queen Elizabeth II