The City Livery Companies



Below are the City of London Livery Companies, in order of precedence, with links to web pages where available.
Perhaps two-thirds of these have origins before 1600.

For City Livery Company apprenticeship records and other online resources, see the section on Urban and guild records.

  1. Mercers
  2. Grocers
  3. Drapers
  4. Fishmongers
  5. Goldsmiths
  6. (or 7) Merchant Taylors
  7. (or 6) 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 [this company does have a web site, but has objected to the inclusion of a link on this page as it has limited capacity to deal with genealogical enquiries]
  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 and Ceilers
  42. Weavers
  43. Woolmen
  44. Scriveners
  45. Fruiterers
  46. Plaisterers
  47. Stationers
  48. Broderers
  49. Upholders
  50. Musicians
  51. Turners
  52. Basketmakers
  53. Glaziers and Painters of Glass
  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 alias Wire Workers
  68. Wheelwrights
  69. Distillers
  70. Pattenmakers
  71. Glass Sellers
  72. Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers
  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 and Air Navigators
  82. Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders
  83. Furniture Makers
  84. Scientific Instrument Makers
  85. Chartered Surveyors
  86. Chartered Accountants
  87. Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  88. Builders Merchants
  89. Launderers
  90. Marketors
  91. Actuaries
  92. Insurers
  93. Arbitrators
  94. Chartered 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

The following are companies without livery: