Collection of indentures for apprenticeships in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire,1866-1889

Scope and Content

John Calladine Cockayne was the son of John Cockayne, an engineer of Hyson Green,Nottinghamshire. On 26 April 1866, he became apprenticed for a period of four years to SmithBrothers, a company of brass founders and carpenters in Nottingham.

Robert Salisbury was the son of James Moffat Salisbury of Hind's Yard, Angel Row, Nottingham. On2 July 1874, he became apprenticed for a period of seven years to William and Albert SeptimusBradshaw, printers in Nottingham and proprietors of 'The Nottingham Journal' newspaper.

Henry Mecklenburgh was the step-son of Joseph Golland of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. On 14 June1889, he became apprenticed for a period of five years and seven months to Marshall Sons and CompanyLimited, engineers of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Administrative / Biographical History

This is an artificial collection, which brings together examples of apprenticeship indenturesfrom different sources in the East Midlands. Such documents were legal agreements binding youngpeople to a master to learn a trade during an agreed period and on specified conditions. Thecollection currently contains three indentures dated between 1866 and 1889 relating to theapprenticeship of John Cockayne to Smith Brothers, brass founders of Nottingham; Robert Salisbury toWilliam and Albert Bradshaw, printers of Nottingham; and Henry Mecklenburgh to Marshall Sons andCompany Limited, engineers of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Further examples may be added in thefuture.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The items in this collection were acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department ofManuscripts between 1970 and 1983.