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

6.9.1701 (Saturday 6 September 1701)

document 11800642

this indenture made the 6.9.1701 witnesseth that Thos Piper and Jn White churchwardens and Jn Newton and Jn Patrick overseers for the poor of the parish of Earls Colne by and with the consent of     justices of the peace have by these presents put placed and bound Sam Paine being a poor fatherless and motherless child as an apprentice with Jn Patricke of Earls Colne aforesaid yeoman and as an apprentice with him the said Jn Patricke to dwell and serve from this day until the said Sam Paine shall attain his full age of twenty four years according to the statute etc during which time he shall well and faithfully serve his master et c and be obedient to his wife and children etc and the said Jn Patricke for his part covenants and agrees with the churchwardens and overseers during that time to find and allow wholesome meat drink and washing and lodging apparel both woollen and linen hose shoes etc in witness whereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals the paper first stamped with two 6d stamps Jn Patrick justices of the peace Jn Cressener Hen Ayloffe witnesses Isaac Potter Sam Burton