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

1.4.1730 (Wednesday 1 April 1730)

document 11802196

this indenture made 1.4.1730 witnesseth that Jn Hatch and Ambrose Towers churchwardens and Thos Sewell and Jn May overseers with the consent of justices of the peace have put and placed Jn White a poor child of the parish apprentice to Jn Leswell of Great Coggeshall bayweaver with him to dwell from this day until the age of twenty four years (now aged 17years) during which time to serve his master and etc and Jn Leswell does covenant to instruct him in the art of a bay weaver and lodge and feed him and indemnify the inhabitants of Earls Colne and at the end of the term provide double apparel etc mark Jn White Jn Hatch mark Ambrose Towers Thos Sewell Jn May witnesses Jos Bott and Sam Burton justices of the peace Rich Androwes Jn Wale (there is another copy of this indenture with Jn Leswell ) sig ()