Apprenticeship indenture of Samuel Thompson

Scope and Content

Indenture of apprenticeship, 22 Aug 1780, between Samuel Thompson, son of William Thompson, sailmaker, of Liverpool, (with his father's consent), and Richard Heywood, banker, of Liverpool, for a term of 5 years at a wage of £15 a year, with William Thompson providing 'good and sufficient meat drink washing lodging and wearing apparel of all sorts' for his son. Signed and sealed by all parties, with James Greaves as witness.

Administrative / Biographical History

An apprenticeship indenture bound a young person to a master, to learn from him his art, trade or business, and to serve him during the time of his apprenticeship, which could only last until he reached his majority.


Single item.

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Acquisition Information

Bought from W.A.Myers Ltd. in 1962.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

13¼" x 8¼"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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