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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
William Ions ANDERSON 2nd 30/09/1907 Fireman
William Malcolm LOGAN Only 30/09/1907 Inspector State Railways
Alexander RICHARDSON 5th 30/09/1907 Debt Collector
George HUSH 4th 30/09/1907 Private K.O.S.B.
William PATTISON 6th 30/09/1907 Drummer K.O.S.B.
Andrew Gray EVANS 3rd 30/09/1907 Railway Fireman
George Henry EVANS 4th 30/09/1907 Draper's Assistant
Ralph LYALL Eldest 30/09/1907 Joiner
Watson BROWN youngest 24/07/1862 Ship Carpenter
John PAXTON Eldest 12/11/1907 Physician & Surgeon

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