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susyswan
13-08-2010, 7:12 PM
Hello. Can any one help me please . my ancestor Robert Rand was a carpenter in Oxfordshire. he was born in 1710 and died in 1768. where would he have learned his trade. could his father have been a carpenter and he learned the from his father or could he have been apprenticed to some one . are there any records i could check . thank you.

Jeuel
13-08-2010, 7:38 PM
Hi

His father might have been a carpenter but he would still have had to be apprenticed, I think. I don't know about apprenticeships but this is a link to the information pages about apprenticeships from The National Archives:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=295&j=1

susyswan
13-08-2010, 7:52 PM
Thank you i will take a look.