Catalogue description Incorporated Company of Merchant Adventurers, Newcastle

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Reference: GU.MA
Title: Incorporated Company of Merchant Adventurers, Newcastle

GU.MA/1 Inspeximus of Charter of Edward III to Company of Merchant Adventurers incorporating the Merchant Venturers as the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of Newcastle, 15 November 1554 (1 parchment)


GU.MA/2/1-2 Company Books including minutes of Merchant Court and others, orders, admissions minutes and details of charity money distribution; 1675 - 1837 (2 volumes)


GU.MA/3/1-5 Orders including agreements, receipts and expenditure, fines, apprenticeships admissions, Acts of Court and letters and orders of the Eastland Court, 1480 - c1750 (4 volumes, 30 papers)


GU.MA/4 Charter and Acts Book including extracts of Company Acts, Acts of Court, copy wills and letters, oaths and apprenticeships and proceedings in Star Chamber, c1656 - 1700 (1 volume)


GU.MA/5 Manuscript copies of Statutes Merchant, 1650 - 1661 (1 volume)


GU.MA/6/1-2 Admissions, 1737 - 1875 (1 volume, 234 papers)


GU.MA/7 Apprenticeship Indentures, 1818 - 1847 (10 papers, 3 parchments)


GU.MA/8/1-2 Accounts including individual members accounts and fines, 1668 - 1845 (2 volumes)


GU.MA/9 Accounts of General Income and Expenditure, 1704 - 1816 (1 volume)


GU.MA/10 Committee Reports on orders made and general Company matters, 1796 - 1834 (2 papers)


GU.MA/11 William Wailes to Company, letter relating to design of stained glass window in St Nicholas Church, 1840 (1 paper)


GU.MA/12 Hannah Owen to Sir Mathew White Ridley Bart, Governor of Merchant Adventurers Company, letter asking for financial aid from Company, 1823 (1 paper)


GU.MA/13 Inland Revenue to Company, letter relating to Inspection of Admission Stamps, 1860, 1869 (2 papers)


GU.MA/14 Printed Proposals for publishing Armorial Bearings of Incorporated Companies with a brief historical account of each Company by James Walker and M.A. Richardson, n.d. [c1790] (1 paper)


GU.MA/15 Deeds including leases of Company land at Castlefield and Castle Leazes, grants to Company, bonds, agreements and extracts from wills, 1660 - 1878 (7 papers, 4 parchments)


GU.MA/16 Schedule of Deeds and papers belonging to the Merchant Adventurers, n.d. [c1750] (13 papers)


GU.MA/17 Case for the opinion of Mr Williamson regarding admission of Henry Ingledew, 1826 (1 paper)


GU.MA/18 Petitions to Company regarding matters of admissions and protection of priveleges etc, 1824 - 1840 (9 papers)

Date: 1480 - 1878
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Incorporated Company of Merchant Adventurers, Newcastle

Physical description: 18 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Formerly accessions 778 and 988 Incorporating Boothmen, Drapers and Mercers

Administrative / biographical background:

The Company of Merchant Adventurers was incorporated in 1547 as the direct successor of the Guild of Merchants founded in 1216 by a Charter of King John. The Company comprised the Boothmen (corn merchants) Drapers (woollen merchants) and Meriers (silk Merchants) and originally held its "Courts" in the Maison Dieu, Newcastle. Their earliest record dates from 1554.

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