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

3.2.1710 (Friday 3 February 1710)

document 11800952

this indenture witnesseth that Robt Clarke of the parish of Earls Colne hath of his own free and voluntary will put himself apprentice to and with Dan Wenden of the parish of Langham Essex miller and with him after the manner of apprentice to dwell and serve from the date hereof unto the full end and term of six years from thence next ensuing fully to be completed and ended during which term the said apprentice his said master shall honestly serve his secrets shall keep his commands lawful and honest everywhere gladly he will do he shall do no damage to his said master nor see it to be done of others but to his power shall let or forthwith give notice to his said master thereof the goods of his said master he shall not inordinately waste nor the same without licence of the said master to any person give or lend hurt to his said master he shall not do or procure or cause to be done he shall neither buy nor sell without his masters licence taverns inns nor alehouses he shall not haunt at cards dice or any other unlawful game he shall not play fornication he shall not commit matrimony he shall not contract nor from the service of his said master day nor night he shall not absent nor prolong himself but in all things as an honest and faithful servant and apprentice shall and will demean and behave himself towards his said master and dame and all his during the said term of six years and the said master unto the said apprentice in the art science mystery or occupation of the trade of a miller which he now useth shall he him teach and instruct or cause to be taught and instructed in the best way and manner that he can finding and allowing meat and drink etc and at the end or expiration of the said term of six years he the said master to deliver to his apprentice two good suits of clothes both linen and woollen with all necessities thereunto belonging and for the true performance of all and every the said covenants and agreements either of the said parties abovesaid bindeth himself unto the other firmly by these presents in witness whereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals this 3.2.1710 mark Robt Clarke sealed and delivered the paper being first stamped with the two 6d stamps in the presence of us Miles Bull junior Isaac Potter