New collections from Ancestry

Ancestry have added new London Collections

New London collections have been added by Ancestry to their collections in association with London Metropolitan Archives and the Guildhall Library

London, England, Stock Exchange Membership Applications, 1802-1924

These records cover admission to membership of the Stock Exchange for both brokers and jobbers and comprise of printed application forms arranged alphabetically by surname. Most relate to existing members applying for re-election or for first-time applicants, there are also a few from lapsed members seeking re-admission.

London, England, Gamekeepers’ Licences, 1727-1839

Gamekeepers were liable to a fine if they were caught killing game outside the Manor where they were employed. The licence held more powers than a normal licence to kill game, allowing game to be captured out of season for breeding purposes. From 1784, all those qualified by the ownership of property to kill game were also required to have licences. From 1832, game certificates were granted irrespective of property qualifications on payment of the relevant fee.

London, England, TS Exmouth Training Ship Records, 1876-1918

Training ships were used to train boys in all aspects of seamanship preparing them for a career at sea. The Metropolitan Asylums Board borrowed the ship Exmouth from the Royal Navy in 1877, the ship had seen active service in the Baltic and had been converted from sail to steam in 1854. The Exmouth was moored off Grays in Essex and was used as a way to provide vocational training to boys in their care. In 1929 the London County Council took over the Exmouth and continued taking in boys until 1941.

Plus additions to following existing the existing

London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930