Find Apprenticeship Indentures

These agreements bound a young person to work for a master or mistress to learn a trade. Apprenticeship books and rolls survive in the Norwich City, and the Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn Borough records, 16th-19th centuries. Parish church collections also include apprenticeship indentures (usually relating to cases where the parish paid for a poor child to be apprenticed). There are also records for poor apprentices in the city and borough records.

Many apprenticeship indentures are not yet indexed in the online catalogue. There are printed indexes to many indentures in the Norwich City and the Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn Borough records, available on the searchroom shelves.

TIPS:

  • Use double quotations marks, e.g., "Anne Smith" or "South Lynn".
  • Enter a personal name as "Forename Surname".

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