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Bangor University
Apprenticeship Indentures

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS APP

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Apprenticeship Indentures

Short Title: Apprenticeship Indentures

Creation date(s): 1750-1900

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 44 items

Name of creator(s): Penrhosllugwy Parish Officials and others.


Administrative/Biographical history: In the case of orphans and the children of paupers, apprenticeship indentures were drawn up in order to ensure that those individuals would no longer be dependent on the relief of the parish. Their apprenticeship indentures were normally kept in the parish chest of the church.


Scope and content/abstract: Apprenticeship indentures, the majority of which relate to the binding of poor children by the churchwardens and overseers of the parish of Penrhosllugwy, Anglesey, 1788-1828. The following occupations appear on the indentures: tailor, blacksmith, mantua-maker, joiner, shopkeeper, wheelwright, weaver, fuller etc.
Also, individual indentures belonging to the following: Hugh Williams, Caernarfon, 1750; Mathew Cain, Bangor, 1837; Thomas Edwards, Bangor, 1861; John Rees Griffith, Horse Shoe Inn, Llanbedr, 1876; William Oliver Griffith, 48 Ambrose Street, Bangor, 1900.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 7315, 8533, 9774, 14998-15036, 22863, 26536


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Apprenticeship programs | Wales | Bangor
Apprenticeship programs | Wales | Caernarfon
Apprenticeship programs | Wales | Llanbedr
Apprenticeship programs | Wales | Penrhosllugwy
Poor laws | Wales | Penrhosllugwy

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Penrhosllugwy (Wales)

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