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FHSC Seminars: Apprentice Records by Richard Holt

FHSC Seminars: Apprentice Records by Richard Holt

Richard Holt BA (Hons) studied Primary Education at Greenwich University and holds Qualified Teacher Status. He worked in a number of schools as a teacher and senior leader prior to becoming a professional genealogist and establishing his own research business. This talk will look at the practice of apprenticing young men to learn a trade which was first recorded in twelfth and thirteenth century London. It gradually spread to many other towns and cities, and became subject to regulation. Provision for apprenticeship was also made under the Poor Laws. Parish overseers could bind children as young as six or seven to serve as apprentices until they were adults. Such bindings were supposed to ensure that children were taken care of at little cost to the parish. This talk will help to familiarise you with apprenticeship records, and will explain how to find them. It will also give you a basic understanding of what being an apprentice meant.


This event is for members only and registration opens on 1stApril when the ‘Register [Individual]’ button will show on the left for you to click and then process your registration ou will receive an email confirmation. Registration will close on  15th April

The zoom links/meeting protocol will be forwarded the day before the talk.  If you run into any difficulties with this, then please contact us on the dedicated seminar email address – or see the 'Seminar Talks and how to Register' section under 'Online Talks and Meetings' in the FAQ section of the website.

The Seminar series is co-ordinated by Margaret Spate, Jean Laidlaw and Margaret Roberts and ALL correspondence, queries etc should be sent to the dedicated email address -   

Event Information

Event Date 17-04-2024 7:30 pm
Event End Date 17-04-2024 9:15 pm
Cut Off Date 15-04-2024 11:55 pm
Cancel Before Date 17-04-2024 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 119
Individual Price FHSC Members Only
Location Zoom

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