Sub-series NCR 15g/1 - Stray original apprenticeship indentures and related papers

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NCR 15g/1


Stray original apprenticeship indentures and related papers


  • 1759-1867 (Creation)

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1 bundle of 42 papers and parchments

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Records received from the Town Clerk in October 1928.

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Dates are 1759, 1826-1838, 1867. Many, but not all, of these indentures relate to apprenticeships financed by various charities (e.g., Alderman Anguish's Charity, Alderman King's Benefaction, Briggs' Charity, Boys' Hospital). The indentures were submitted to the Town Clerk for enrolment and were never reclaimed. They are endorsed with the date and the number of enrolment, thus (by the way) indicating that the enrolment system in the City Court continued until at least 1867. Unfortunately the post-1749 apprenticeship registers have not survived.
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  • English

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The two earliest indentures are torn along their folds. Otherwise, the papers are relatively clean and whole.

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See also NCR 10a and NCR 17d.

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