RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
ReferenceZG 21
TitleTanners Company
DescriptionCompany minute and account books, bonds, correspondence including:
Company book, 1661-1830; account and minute book, 1646-1697; minute book, 1737-1959; waste book, 1697-1802, 1844; admission certificates, 1694-1943; bonds between company members and tradesmen, 1655-1753; letters and reports concerning the leather trade, 1675-1769; company papers, 1655-1796, 1841-1892
Extent4 volumes; 8 bundles; 81documents; 1 item
Administrative HistoryThe Tanners' Company probably existed in Chester from c.1362 controlling the preparation of hides and skins. Between 1711 and 1717, they were in correspondence with Chester's members of parliament concerning the imposition of a tax on leather and the prevention of the export of oak bark to Ireland
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