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Subject: [Lon] Apprentices in 1884
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 02:42:04 +0100
I have a grandfather William TAYLOR, b. abt 1869, Barnsley, Yks, and apparently apprenticed as a glassmaker in 1884 aged 21 in Barnsley (seems wrong age or wrong person) according to a glass making historians database.
Possibly in Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield
in 1881 census.
He was living in West Ham in 1901 census.
At Marriage he was a glass blower, aged 27) in 1896, Canning Town
My question is was it unusual to be apprenticed as late as age 21?
How long would a typical apprenticeship last?
If indentured could he have left before his time was up to move to London?
Stockport, Cheshire (Greater Manchester), UK
Some names under research:
CASE anywhere in the world (I subscribe to
TOTH - UK, north America & Europe
AREOFF (several spellings inc AIROV).
ALGER of West Ham and Lincolnshire.
TAYLOR, Barnsley area (pre 1895), Yorks & West Ham (Canning Town post 1895)
THORPE & NICHOLLS (Yorks, West Ham)
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