tanner craft

1) This term dates back to the late Middle Ages when tanneries were mostly located in the great towns or cities and tanners operated within the guild system.

1476 in the counsaile chaumbre of … York, by the instaunce … of all the hole craft of the tanners of the said cite

1539 Ordinaunces and constitucions of the tannere crafte in Beverley. The guild system survived in Beverley and the renewed ordinances of 1596 provided for the election of one Rewler or warden, two Stewards and two Searchers … to survey, vewe and searche all the tanners.

places York Beverley
dates 1476 1539 1596

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