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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Apprenticeship records
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 12:56:14 +0100
In message <000701c656c5$7986c7e0$>, Linda Fiorentino
>Hi to all
>Would SKS please be able to tell me how I would go about finding
>apprenticeship records for my missing Thomas?
With great difficulty. Apprenticeship records were taxed to 1811
(records to 1808) but after that, apart fgrom the high flyers whose
apprenticeship bindings are recorded by the London livery companies,
apprenticeships were a private matter, and there are only records if
the family kept the indentures.
>On his arrival in Australia it was noted on his convict indenture that he
>was a toymaker (at age 16). I assume this to mean that he would have been
>apprenticed to learn the trade
possibly, but more likely he just worked for a toymaker who taught him a
bit at a time. There were a lot of men making mechanical, wooden or
cardboard toys in London in a small way.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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