Apprentice indenture

Hitchin, 1673

By Llinos Thomas

Hitchin indenture 1673
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Sometimes missing parish records turn up among estate papers, like the 1673 Hitchin apprentice indenture seen here, which was found in the Delmé-Radcliffe collection.

William Godfrey, alias Cooper, is to teach a poor child the ‘craft, mystery and occupation’ of a cordwainer (shoemaker). The names of six parish officers, with their original signatures, and two local Justices of the Peace, one with the wonderful name ‘Ozias’, are appended.

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