See also Mines.

This is a bit of a holding page at the moment as I haven't got much specific material except that about Mines.

Apprenticeship Indentures

Corinne Thompson reports that 4 Indentures have survived for St. Buryan, all for the year 1783. This is a transcript of one of them [LDS Film 1596370].

This Indenture, made the Twenty ninth Day of May in the Twenty third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, king, Defender of the Faith, and so forth; and in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred and Eighty three Witnesseth that Thomas Williams and William Ladner Church Wardens of the Parish of Buryan in the County of Cornwall And Arthur Carthew and James Weymouth Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish, by and with the consent of His Majesty¹s Justices of the Peace for the said County whose Names are hereunder subscribed, have put and placed, and by these presents do put and place Robert Carne about eight years a poor child of the said Parish, Apprentice to James Permewan Jun. of the said Parish, Yeoman, on account of his holding in Tregadgwith in the said Parish with him to dwell and serve from the Day of the Date of these Presents, until the said Apprentice shall accomplish his full Age of twenty one years According to the Statute in that Case made and provided, During all which term the said Apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve in all lawful Business, according to his Power, Wit and Ability; and honestly, orderly, and obediently in all things demean and behave himself, towards his said Master and all his during the said Term. And the said James Permewan Jun. for himself, his Executors, and Administrators, doth Covenant and Grant, to and with the said Church Wardens and Overseers, and every of them, their and every of their Executors and Administrators, and their and every of their Successors, for the Time being, by these presents, That the said Robert Carne the said Apprentice in the art of Gen. Husbandry shall and will teach and instruct or cause to be taught and instructed And shall and will during all the Term aforesaid, find, provide, and allow, unto the said Apprentice, meet, competent, and sufficient Meat, Drink, and Apparel, Lodging, Washing, and all other Things, necessary and fit for an Apprentice. And also shall and will to provide for the said Apprentice, that he be not in any way a Charge to the said Parish, or Parishioners of the same; but of and from all charge shall and will save the said Parish and Parishioners harmless and indemnified during the said term. In Witness whereof, the Parties abovesaid to these present Indentures, inter-changeably have put their Hands and Seals, the Day and Year above-written.

Sealed and deliver’d in the Presence of

John Harvey Jun.
The sign of James Harvey

We whose Names are subscribed, Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid, (Quorum Unus) do consent to the putting forth of the abovesaid Robert Carne Apprentice, according to the intent and Meaning of the above Indenture.
Thos. Tonkin
James Prior