Registry of Friendly Societies: Amendments to Friendly Societies, Rules etc.

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Registry of Friendly Societies: Amendments to Friendly Societies, Rules etc.

Rules, amendments to rules, annual returns and various statutory documents of: (a) Societies, other than Orders and Branches, registered under the Friendly Societies Acts before 1876 and removed from the Register before 31 December 1964 and (b) a sample of Societies Registered during 1885, 1895, 1905, 1913, 1926, 1936 and 1944 which had been removed from the Register before 31 January 1951.


The list is arranged in accordance with the subsections of Section 8 of the Friendly Societies Act, 1896 in the following order:-

  • Friendly Societies and miscellaneous societies not included below,
  • Cattle Insurance Societies,
  • Benevolent Societies,
  • Working Men's Clubs,
  • Specially Authorised Societies.

The list is arranged alphabetically in chronological series as indicated below; Dates between which the Societies were removed from the register

  • 1913 Jan 1-1929 Dec 31; 1-865.
  • 1930 Jan 1-1939 Dec 31; 866-1140.
  • 1940 Jan 1-1949 Dec 31; 1141-1350.
  • 1950 Jan 1-1964 Dec 31; 1351-1976.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
1987 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure

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