Settlement Certificates (ERO DP/209/13/4)

6.1.1748 (Wednesday 6 January 1748)

document 12201932

the examination of Jas Edwards taken upon oath touching his last legal place of settlement the 6.1.1748 who saith he was born at Earls Colne or White Colne and that about twelve years ago he let himself for one year to one Jas Ward of the Heath parish in the town of Colchester in the said county and served (torn) let himself to the said Jas Ward for one other year at the yearly wages of 20s and served the greatest part of the said last year and received about half a guinea of his said wages and that he heard say by the neighbouring people that his said master Ward resided there by a certificate from London and further says then he went and lived with his mother in White Colne where she resided in (torn) he says he has heard she paid no parish rates in White Colne and that he was bound apprentice to Thos Livermore of Hedingham Castle who as this examinant hath been informed resided there by a certificate from Ketton and served his said master about four years and hath never done anything since whereby to gain settlement sworn the day and year above before me (torn) the mark of (torn)