Apprenticeship Indentures (ERO DP/209/14/1)

1.7.1700 (Sunday 1 July 1700)

document 11800501

indenture made 1.7.1700 witnesseth that Thos Piper and Jn Whighte churchwardens and Dan Baylie and Dan Leaper overseers of Earls Colne and also with the consent of sir Wm Luckin bart kt and Hen Ayloffe esq two justices of the peace have by these presents put placed and bound Wm Cranfield being a poor fatherless and motherless child apprentice to and with Jn Williamson of Earls Colne yeoman and as an apprentice with him the said Williamson to dwell and serve from the date hereof until the said Wm Cranfield shall come to the age of twenty four years during which time he shall serve his master etc and also the said Jn Williamson doth covenant and promise to keep his apprentice in food etc and all things needful in witness the said parties have set hands and seals the paper being first stamped with two 6d stamps according to the statute mark Jn Williamson W Luckyn Hen Ayloffe justices of the peace witnesses Wm Chapman Sam Burton (another exact copy has Thos Piper churchwarden Jn White churchwarden Dan Bayly overseer Dan Leaper overseer)