History

While the Mercers’ Company looks toward the future, it is very proud of its 700 year history. Throughout this time the Company has looked after the welfare and interests of mercers in the City of London, managed charities, almshouses, and schools, and played a prominent role in London civic life. 

We are pleased to announce that our registers of members and apprentices up to 1900 are now freely searchable via the Records of London's Livery Companies Online (ROLLCO).  

If your ancestor was a Citizen and Mercer of the City of London, please visit http://www.londonroll.org to begin your research.