The Guild of Cordwainers was established in the City of Durham in 1458

Records of the Cordwainers' Company

Reference: DCG 4Dates of creation: 1596-1923Extent: 4 volumes; 4 filesRecords of the Cordwainers' company, sometimes termed souters. The arms of the company, hanging in the Guildhall, are those of the London Cordwainers, first incorporated in 1410, are held by Durham University and can be viewed via the  Special Collections Catalogue.

Records Summary

Orders:1463, [1596/1597]-1658, [1690s], c.1700-1820
Minutes:1634-1641, 1705, 1711, 1816, 1820, 1920
Accounts:1596-1598, 1611-1704
Apprenticeships:1599-1748, 1769-1840
Hiremen [Journeymen]:1599-1748
Admissions and freemen:[?1699], 1760-1923
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