Apprenticeship Records

UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811

This collection contains registers of the money received for the payment on taxes for an apprentice’s indenture between 1710-1811. The registers kept track of the money paid by masters of a trade to have an apprentice. The dates in the records are for when the tax was paid and may be some years after the apprenticeship, not when it started or finished.

The masters did not have to pay stamp duty on the apprentices that were assigned by the common or public charge of any township or parish. This means a lot of apprentices won’t be included in these records. Local or charity records are the best place to find records of these types of apprenticeships.

Source Ancestry.com

Friday 7th August 1761

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Isaac Ismay of St Michael Crooked Lane, Merchant

John Bromfield

Arts 2 - -

29 July 1761

5 from Date

105 - -

5-5-

Friday 11th November 1763

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Robt Brynes of Cockermouth, Cumberland, Attorney

John Ismay

1

15 Sept 1762

7 from Date

5 - -

-5-

22nd April 1767

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Thomas Brookes of Mirfield, Surgeon

Thomas Ismay

Ind 4

5 Years

 

20 - -

-10-

Friday 26th January 1787

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Thomas Ismay of Dover, County of Kent, Brazier

Jn Haden

2

9 Jan 1787

5 from Date

- 5 -

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Cumberland

DB20/553

Adam Ismay, aged 15 years. Parent John Ismay. Apprentice in the Parish of Maryport at the Whitehaven News. Trade listed as Reporter for 5 years in 1887.

TSR8/299

John Ismay aged 14 years. Robert Ritson giving the apprenticeship for 5 years in 1882