Softback. 348 pages
The information in this publication has been taken from the apprenticeship indentures, for boys and girls, most of which are found in the parish collections in Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. Numbers of indentures in the parishes vary from 1,754 for Bradford on Avon to just one for Lydiard Millicent but this may not indicate the total apprenticed since the indentures may not all survive. Some of those at Highworth were apprenticed by the Batson Charity and only the name of the child and the date has been recorded. The transcriptions do not include apprenticeships for boys funded under the Broad Town Charity. These have been republished in a companion volume to this.
Part 1 - List of parishes/places and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre reference number for each.
Part 2 - Index of apprentices in alphabetical order for the whole county. The information given (when available) is as follows: Line 1. -  Apprentice's name,  Home parish,  Age,  Trade,  Miscellaneous information such as details of father.,  WSHC piece number. For Chippenham, Downton and Shrewton the individual piece number suffix is in [ ] Line 2. -  Date*,  Master with details of occupation and home parish. *The date shown in this index is normally the date of starting the apprenticeship. In the few cases where this was not stated in the original records the date of proposal has been given. This proposal date could be several years before the boy started his apprenticeship.
Part 3 - Masters, in alphabetical order, with the apprentice’s name.
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The file can be copied, printed and notes added, but cannot be changed.
As with any publication with transcribed or extracted data users are advised to consult the original material, which is at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
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