© The Gild of Freemen of the City of York
Welcome to the website for the Gild of Freemen of the City of York.
How do I become a Freeman?
All the children of a Freeman of the City of York are eligible once they reach the age of 21. A claim may be made through either a parent, grandparent, great grandparent or great great grandparent (whether living or dead).
To become a Freeman by servitude a candidate needs to be accepted as an apprentice to a master craftsman for five years. The master craftsman himself is required to be a Freeman of York.
Please click on the Freemen tab above for more information.
For general information on the Freemen of York and the Gild please click here to download a two page leaflet.
Photos from the Freedom Court held in The Guildhall on 4 February 2013.
Mrs Hazel Hague, Past Master, presenting a cheque for £1,320 to Annie Keogh of St Leonard’s Hospice at the AGM on 28 June 2013. The money was raised by holding raffles at Gild social events.
Mrs Karen Colbeck handing the Clerk’s jewel to her successor, Mr Tom Gibson, at the AGM in Bedern Hall.