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Apprentice Indenture - Absolam MALE 28 Sep 1782
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This Indenture, made the Twenty eighth Day of September in the Twenty Second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and fo forth; and in the Year of our Lord One thoufand feven hundred and Eighty Two. Witneffeth That John Gibbs and Roger Hutchings Church-Wardens of the Parifh of Barrington in the County of Somerset - And the said John Gibbs and John Taylor Overfeers of the Poor of the faid Parifh, by and with the confent of his Majefty's Juftices of the Peace for the faid County whofe Names are herunto fubfcibed, have put and placed, and by thefe Prefents do put and place Absolam Male aged seven years a poor Child of the faid Parifh, Apprentice to the said John Gibbs in respect of his estates in Barrington aforesaid with him to dwell and ferve from the Day of the Date of thefe Prefents, until the faid Apprentice fhall accomplifh his full Age of Twenty one years according to the Statute in that Cafe made and provided. During all which Term the faid Apprentice his faid Master faithfully fhall ferve in all lawful Bufinefs, according to his Power, Wit, and Ability; and honeftly, orderly, and obediently, in all things demean and behave himfelf towards his faid Master and all his during the faid Term. And the faid John Gibbs for himself, his Executors and Adminiftrators doth Covenant and Grant to and with the faid Church-Wardens and Overfeers, and every of them, their and every of their Executors and Adminiftrators, and their and every of their Succeffors, for the Time being, by thefe Prefents, That the faid John Gibbs the faid Apprentice in Husbandry shall and will teach and Instruct or cause to be taught and instructed. And fhall and will during all the Term aforefaid, find, provide, and allow, unto the faid Apprentice, meet, competent, and fufficient Meat, Drink, and Apparel, Lodging, Wafhing, and all other Things, neceffary and fit for an Apprentice. And alfo fhall and will fo provide for the faid Apprentice, that he be not any way a Charge to the faid Parifh, or Parifhioners of the fame; but of and from all Charge fhall and will fave the faid Parifh and Parifhioners harmlefs and indemnified during the faid Term. In witnefs whereof, the Parties abovefaid to thefe prefent Indentures inter-changeably have put their Hands and Seals, the Day and Year above-written.
Sealed and deliver'd in the Prefence of
We whofe Names are fubfcribed, Juftices of the Peace for the County aforefaid, ( ) do confent to the putting forth of the abovefaid Absolam MALE Appentice, according to the Intent and Meaning of the above Indenture.
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