Sub-fonds NCR 17 - Reference copies of city charters, early registers of precedents/evidence, St George's Company membership records and early minutes, freemen's admissions, apprenticeship indenture enrolments and the regulation of Dutch and Flemish aliens and the weaving trades

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NCR 17

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Reference copies of city charters, early registers of precedents/evidence, St George's Company membership records and early minutes, freemen's admissions, apprenticeship indenture enrolments and the regulation of Dutch and Flemish aliens and the weaving trades

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  • c 1308-1952 (Creation)

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67 volumes and files

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As with most of the old ' NCR Case' groupings, this seems to be a miscellany of records, in this instance, of the common clerk's office, franchise and trade regulation and guild membership. It includes the earliest volumes of evidence surviving in the Norwich City Records archive (including the Old Free Book) and also other registers of city government and account dating from the 15th century (though disguised under other titles, e.g. the 'First Book of Worsted Weavers' and mayor's court register, and the city chamberlains' accounts from 1447 in a register of apprenticeship indentures).
Also included is a mid-15th century paper volume used initially for the continuation of the city chamberlains' accounts, 1447-1458 but then re-used for the registration of apprenticehip indentures (see NCR 17d/1) and some early printed works from the clerk's office. See also NCR 10 for other records relating to the regulation of aliens and trade.

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NCR 17a-b Copies of City charters and registers of precedent/evidences, c 1308-1949
NCR 17c Freemen admission rolls, registers and accounts, 1317-1752
NCR 17d Apprenticeship Indentures and indexes, trade by-laws and registers, orders and accounts re alien weavers and the cloth industry, 1492-c 1900
NCR 17e Printed and mss works of reference for the use of the Town Clerk's Office and Corporation, 1551-1845

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See NCR 16d/4 for enrolment of apprenticeship indentures, 1625-1749.

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80855a9b-9c90-4593-802d-534bab32448b

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Created 11/09/2007 by Droip. Modified 30/09/2019 by Drott.

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