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Search the Database of the Guild of Freemen of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record‘s Guild of Freemen dates back to at least the 12th century, though their records are only extant locally from 1505.

Admissions of new Freemen were recorded and this website holds details of their applications. The information comprises the forenames and surname of applicant, date of his admission, occupation, residential street in Berwick or town outside Berwick, father or master’s details (forenames and surname, date of admission (there are no admission dates for masters) and notes. The database currently holds details of Freemen who were admitted between 1800 and 1940 using records held at Berwick Record Office.

Search the records to assist you with your family history, to see if you’re related to a Freeman. The notes on some records may show alternate spellings of surnames, if you can’t find an ancestor, try alternative spellings. From the results page, you can get more details about a Freeman and see if there were other sons.

Enter a surname in the Surname field below, optionally you can enter a forename or an admission date (including a 4 digit year) to reduce the number of results shown.

First ForenameOther ForenamesSurnameRelationship to FatherAdmission DateOccupation
George FISACKERLY 4th 9/30/1901 Writing Clerk
Edward WEATHERBURN 2nd 9/30/1901 Iron Turner
Arthur SANDERSON 5th 9/30/1901 Farmer
Charles Herbert STEAVENSON Only 10/19/1901 Mining Engineer
Francis Raymond STEAVENSON eldest 10/19/1901 Solicitor
Henry Gordon STEAVENSON 2nd 10/19/1901 Town Clerk
John CAIRNS 2nd 10/26/1901 Grocer
George PATTISON 5th 12/14/1901 Carpenter
Henry ALDER 2nd 3/21/1902 Master Mariner
George Mathison HOW 4th surviving 4/28/1902 Printer

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