This small collection contains photocopies of the apprentice indenture and later Seaman's Discharge Certificate of Francis Robinson Martin.
Papers of Francis Robinson Martin
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DX121
- Dates of Creation1860-1870
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Francis Martin was born in 1845 and apprenticed, aged 14, as a seaman. He came from Barton in Lincolnshire and was apprenticed for five years.
An apprenticeship indenture was a legal document whereby a master, in exchange for a sum of money (the 'premium'), agreed to instruct the apprentice in his or her trade or 'mystery' for a set term of years. The provision of food, clothing and lodging was generally part of the agreement.
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Originals deposited by J McMillan, 1964 and subsituted for photocopies, 6 January 1977