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Staffordshire Apprentice Records

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Please note that because of the size of the project no entries have been re-checked and every effort has been made to record all entries, however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions. Not all records have survived and the amount of information within each document can vary. If the researcher does not find the entries sought, examination of original records is advised.

Not seen and therefore not included in the index :

Chetham’s Library, Manchester
Lichfield Guild Apprentices, originals at Chetham’s Library, Manchester. On microfilm at Lichfield Record Office.

Dudley Archives and Local History Service
Any potential sources

Newcastle Museum
Newcastle under Lyme Guild apprentice records, held at Newcastle Museum, indexed 1767-1910. On microfilm MF134/11-14 at Staffordshire Record Office.

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
Articles of Apprenticeship

Staffordshire Record Office
B/C/5 and B/A series.
Kingsley, payments to bond children, D124/A/PO/2, as these are considered to be bastardy monthly payments.
Lichfield Poor Law Union, Workhouse Apprentices
Newcastle Poor Law Union, Workhouse Apprentices Shifnal Town Book, D641/3/K/2/5, as this parish is in Shropshire.
D641/3/K/2/5, as this parish is in Shropshire.
Quarter Session Rolls and Books etc, with a few exceptions
Stafford Borough Apprentices
Stafford Burgess Rolls, D3130 etc., published by Jack Kemp
Stafford Poor Law Union, Workhouse Apprentices
Stone Poor Law Union, Workhouse Apprentices
Stourbridge Poor Law Union, Workhouse Apprentices
No Removal, Settlement and Bastardy Bonds and other parish chest documents have been examined unless indicated within the catalogues that they include references to apprentices in the text.

The National Archives, London
Apprenticeship Collection – online indexes at Society of Genealogists website

Walsall Local History Centre
Any potential sources

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
Any potential sources

Wedgwood Museum
Articles of Apprenticeship

William Salt Library, Stafford
Articles of Apprenticeship

Wedgwood Museum
Sedgley Workhouse Apprentices, 1802-1823, a typescript by Madeline Banks is in the William Salt Library, 327/276/81
List of Indentures of Stafford Borough Apprentices, [1764/5], M919

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
Any potential sources

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We are pleased to acknowledge the generosity of Mrs Diana Grant in making the data in this online index available. Thanks are also due to Miss Liz Justham who assisted in editing the data for the website.