The Gild of Freemen of the City of York

Court Officers



Contact Details


Alan Banks

Tel: 01904 331215

or Email:

Deputy Master

Sylvia Errington

Senior Warden &


Andrea Smith

Junior Warden

Sara Giles


Maureen Eland


Tom Gibson

Tel: 01904 423153

or Email:

Social Secretary

Hazel Hague

Telephone:  01904 423878

or Email:

Webmaster &

Gild News Editor

Karen Colbeck


Membership Secretary

David Brough

Telephone: 01904 635362

Beadle &

Merchandise Secretary

Brian Hughes

Telephone: 01904 656427

Welfare Officer

Eileen Forth

Past Masters

Alec Stephenson, Maureen Eland

Court Assistant

Steve Hornby

Court Assistant

Ian Naismith

Court Assistant

Gail Woodhead

Correspondence address for the Clerk is: 79 Tang Hall Lane, York, YO31 0SZ

All Court Officers are volunteers working in their spare time so please be patient if we cannot respond to your enquiry immediately!

For help with tracing your Freemen ancestors please contact June Smith Parker on

Telephone 01904 481992 or Email

The City of York & District Family History Society

The aim of the Society is to bring together local people who share the same interest and to provide a point of contact for those members who, although not living in the area, have their roots within the modern Archdeaconry.

Many of our events take place at our Gild Hall, Bedern Hall(map below), which we share with the Company of Cordwainers and the York Guild of Building.

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