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    As mentioned by Peter Goodey in another thread, the Society of Genealogists' databases formerly on the Origins site are now appearing on FindMyPast.

    One of these is the index to 'Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774'.

    Here's what the SoG site says about it:

    'The indentures of those apprenticed were private documents which have usually not survived. However, they were centrally registered in the period 1710-1810 when a tax was placed on them. The resulting records at the Public Record Office for the whole of the British Isles have been indexed by the Society 1710-1774 in two alphabetical series, 1710-1762 and 1762-1774. They usually give the name of the father of the apprentice up to about 1750, the name and trade of the master and the amount paid. The preface in volume 1 gives details of the system followed, the apparently double Christian names being firstly that of the child and secondly that of his father or mother. There are separate indexes to the masters.'

    It takes some getting used to as variant spellings of names are grouped together, so you may not get the page you expect. Also the format of the index entries is abbreviated to save repetition. But well worth looking at nonetheless!

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    Just for the record, the data now on FMP (formerly on Origins) is a digitisation of typewritten abstracts from the records, made many years ago by the Society of Genealogists.

    The original apprenticeship tax records are in series IR 1 at the National Archives. This research guide provides a useful introduction to them, and to other apprenticeship records.

    This publication may also be of interest.

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    Anyone interested in the Cutlers' Apprentices of Hallamshire will find an index here. Masters are also indexed.

    www.
    sheffieldrecordsonline.org.uk/index_cutlers.html

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    Just a quick question regarding the actual IR1 records: If trying to find an Apprentice Indenture post-1750 (in my case 1759), would the actual record have any further details aside from that provided in the Indexes (as recently published on findmypast)?

    If I'm understanding correctly, the apprentice's parents details (and, indeed current abode) are rarely entered post-1750?

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    Nick King

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    The research guide linked in message #2 includes a table of the information that appears in a typical record in IR 1.

    The original entries will vary according to the amount of detail originally supplied by the local tax collectors to the Stamp Office clerks.

    But if the parent's name has not been transcribed in the index entry, I think it is unlikely to be found in the original record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrywood View Post
    The research guide linked in message #2 includes a table of the information that appears in a typical record in IR 1.

    The original entries will vary according to the amount of detail originally supplied by the local tax collectors to the Stamp Office clerks.

    But if the parent's name has not been transcribed in the index entry, I think it is unlikely to be found in the original record.
    Thank you - much appreciated - I was contemplating a visit to Kew just to go and see that record - you've save me a trip!

    Cheers,


    Nick

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