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Lindsey Withers
Transcriptions of
Absconding Apprentices

The items below can be found on the following link:
http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/DevonMisc/ParishApprentices.html

These four relate to Coldridge village but there are many more entries transcribed by Lindsey Withers from many Devon villages, give it a look, you may find an ancestor either apprentice or master..

 

Thursday, March 31, 1808 - ; Issue 2321 - Gale Document Number Y3200650294
Ran Away from his master, Mr Richard Gibbings, farmer, of Coldridge, Devon, on Tuesday the 22nd of March, 1808, Richard Born, his parish apprentice; 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, red complexion, and light hair; wore away bufkin breeches, and web jacket, and carried with him a dark coat, swansdown waistcoat, and is supposed to be gone to Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the said Richard Born, will be prosecuted according to law

Thursday, June 6, 1811; Issue 2383 - Gale Document Number Y3200651912
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Kelland, of the parish of Coldridge, on the 30th of May last, Robert Bird, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, about 5 feet high, wore away a web jacket and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated June 3rd, 1811

Thursday, November 7, 1811; Issue 2405 - Gale Document Number Y3200652125
Ran Away, on Monday the 21st October last, from his master, Mr Richard Partridge, of the parish of Coldridge, Richard Rayment, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, brown hair, and of a light complexion; wore away a web jacket, and a red patent cord waistcoat and corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, December 17, 1812; Issue 2467 - Gale Document Number Y3200652692
Ran Away on Sunday the 8th of November last, from his master, Mr William Kelland of Coleridge, in the county of Devon, Joseph Scott, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, fair complexion, light coloured hair, about four feet ten inches in height; wore away a dark cloth coat, striped velvet waistcoat and web breeches; carried with him a new dark cloth coat, blue cloth waistcoat, and web breeches, and a smock frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but if he will return to his said master he will be kindly received.
Dated Coleridge, December 15, 1812.

 
   
 

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