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

25.3.1710 (Saturday 25 March 1710)

document 11801070

this indenture made 25.3.1710 witnesseth that Isaac Potter and Jn Brewster churchwardens and Edw Johnson and Robt Sandall overseers of Earls Colne with the consent of Jn Cressener and Jn Sparrow two justices of the peace have put and bound Thos Oliver a poor friendless child an apprentice to Jn Longe (may be Jn Longe) of Braintree bay weaver as an apprentice with him to dwell and serve from this date the said Thos being of the age of 17yrs until he be twenty four years etc to serve his master etc and the master covenants to teach him the art and mystery of bay weaving and allow him food and lodging etc and at the end of the term two suits of apparel etc witnessed on stamped paper mark Jn Longe (may be Jn Longe) witnesses Gilb Smith Jn Hatch Sam Burton justices of the peace J Sparrow Jn Cressener