The Gild of Freemen of the City of York
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WELCOME

Welcome to the website for the Gild of Freemen of the City of York.


How do I become a Freeman?

Patrimony (birthright)
All the children of a Freeman of the City of York are eligible once they reach the age of 21. Alternatively a claim may be made through a grandparent, great grandparent or great great grandparent (whether living or dead).

Servitude
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.



A Pasture Master is required for Walmgate Stray.  Please click on the “Strays of York” tab under “Freemen” for more details.


Why not join our group on Facebook, just search for Freemen York or click here.


For general information on the Freemen of York and the Gild please click here to download a two page leaflet.


For information about York’s walls please visit the Friends of York Walls website.

The Gild AGM was held on 24 June 2016 and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of York was installed as President for the year 2016/17.  During the year the Gild had raised funds for York Hospital Stroke Section and the retiring Master, Mrs Hazel Hague, presented a cheque for £1,300 to Maya Richardson.