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

23.7.1705 (Monday 23 July 1705)

document 11800810

this indenture made 23.7.1705 witnesseth that Thos Newman and Dan Roggers churchwardens and Wm Walker and Jn May overseers of the poor of the parish of Earls Colne with the consent of Jn Cressener and Jn Sparrow esq two justices of the peace have placed and bound Jn Durrantt a poor fatherless child as an apprentice to and with Jn Bright of Stoake by Nayland in Suffolk rugmaker as an apprentice with him to dwell and serve from this date until he is twenty four years etc he shall serve his master etc and the said Jn Bright covenants to teach his apprentice the art trade or mystery of making rugs or what other occupation which he now useth and shall also allow him food and clothing etc and to allow him two decent and comely suit at the end of his apprenticeship witnessed on paper first stamped with two 6d stamps mark Jn Bright witnesses Jn Hatch Isaac Potter Sam Burton justices of the peace Jn Cressener J Sparrow