Making the freeman cut at the stationers Cutlock test does its job

My standard ‘Cutlock test’ of new online databases has come up with the goods on the recently released ‘Norwich Freemen Records Online’. Just using Cutlock as the search term throws up one result, John Cutlock as a new freeman in May 1857. This is down to his apprenticeship – at the 1851 census 15-year old great great great uncle John was recorded as an apprentice to a law stationer. The search result includes ‘linked records’, as there will be a sponsor for any new freeman (later, any new freewoman too), here showing his master as John Thomas Stephens, law stationer. » Continue reading Making the freeman cut at the stationers Cutlock test does its job

Freedom of the city comes with a Price (or two)

I wasn’t expecting to come across any family members in the ‘Freedom of the City of London admission papers’ which appeared on Ancestry recently {1}, but I hadn’t counted on the Price family on the sister-in-laws side.

It has to be said that there isn’t complete certainty that this is the right line of the family, however  – see The Price is right? section below.

The first of the bunch to receive his Freedom of the City is Thomas Price, a Commission Agent at 51 Knightrider Street, on 13th March 1890. » Continue reading “Freedom of the city comes with a Price (or two)”