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18 January 2007

Apprentices A

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 2
The British book trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and apprentices. Apprentices: A
Each entry gives:
  • Apprentice's name
  • Date of apprenticeship, often in form: year, month, day
  • Master's name
  • Master's place of residence (see list of county abbreviations)
  • Main trade to which apprenticed
  • Volume and folio of Inland Revenue record group 1
  • Reference in D.F.McKenzie's Stationer's Company apprentices 1701 to 1800, where relevant
  • Premium in pounds, shillings and pence
  • Parentage, where stated
  • Other notes, normally additional trades, in [square brackets]
Abbay, William, 1741. To: Brown, Thomas, York, YOR, bookbinder, IR/1/50/046 £10/00/00. Parent: Ann
Abbott, John, 1741. To: Hatwell, Benjamin, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/16/003 (McK 3785) £49/00/00. Parent: Richard
Abdy, William Jarvis, 1769. To: Richards, Daniel, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/26/082 (McK 6710) £20/00/00.
Abraham, Harry, 1770. To: Ellis, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/26/196 (McK 2689) £31/10/00.
Abree, Henry, 1732. To: Vowell, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/13/138 (McK 8385) £50/00/00. Parent: William of Winchester
Absalom, John, 1770. To: Wightman, Thomas, Wandsworth, SUR, print-cutter, IR/1/26/140 £15/10/00.
Achurch, Thomas, 17660506. To: Griffin, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/25/137 (McK 3439) £84/00/00.
Ackland, Richard, 1747. To: Hatwell, Benjamin, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/18/059 (McK 3786) £49/00/00. Parent: Thomas
Acores, William, 1765. To: Cornish, John Dixcey, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/24/108 (McK 2099) £20/00/00.
Acors, James, 1737. To: Jephson, Charles, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/15/093 (McK 4547) £10/00/00. Parent: Joseph of Saint Dunstan in the West
Acrill, John, 17550304. To: Johnson, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/20/072 (McK 4572) £10/00/00.
Adams, Hugh Acton, 17380417. To: Durston, Thomas, Shrewsbury, SHR, bookseller, IR/1/15/182 £50/00/00. Parent: William clerk
Adams, James, 17191207. To: Parsons, Henry, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/07/085 (McK 6158) £100/00/00. Parent: cit & cooper
Adams, John, 1732. To: Merrill, Thomas, Cambridge, CAM, stationer, IR/1/13/105 £18/00/00.
Adams, Thomas, 1720. To: Berry, Richard, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/08/088 (McK 0771) £33/12/00. Parent: Thomas, cit. & victualler
Adams, William, 1769. To: Mitchell, John, Saint Andrew Holborn, LON, ST, IR/1/25/128 £15/00/00.
Adam, William, 1762. To: Marshall, William, Glasgow, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/54/126 £9/00/00.
Addison, Henry, 1730. To: Gent, Thomas, York, YOR, printer, IR/1/49/191 £15/00/00. Parent: Thomas of Sedbergh YOR
Addis, Thomas, 1732. To: Botham, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/13/071 (McK 0945) £10/00/00. Parent: Henry of Fleet Street LON C&S
Adee, John, 1741. To: Craighton, William, Ipswich, SUF, bookseller, IR/1/16/100 £15/00/00. Parent: Herbert
Adkins, Robert, 1768. To: Preston, Caleb, Boston, LIN, printer, IR/1/57/028 £10/00/00.
Adkins, William, 17350304. To: Slater, Henry, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/15/073 (McK 7491) £10/00/00. Parent: David of Saint Clem Danes, taylor
Adson, John, 1716. To: Mabbatt, Samuel, Saint Andrew Holborn, LON, stationer, IR/1/04/163 £10/00/00. Parent: John cit & cordwainer
Ainsley, John, 1762. To: Jefferys, Thomas, Strand, LON, engraver, IR/1/23/103 £52/10/00.
Ainsley, William, 17750921. To: Darling, William, Saint Martin in the Fields, LON, engraver, IR/1/29/011 £26/05/00.
Aird, Thomas, 1713. To: Brown, James, Glasgow, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/43/100 £8/06/08. Parent: John of Eshaburn
Airey, Edmund, 1756. To: Austin, William, Saint Martin in the Fields, LON, engraver, IR/1/20/201 £20/00/00.
Aishford, Edmund, 17511001. To: Jefferies, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/20/176 (McK 4506) £10/00/00.
Aisley, John, 1722. To: Shaw, Ralph, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, bookseller, IR/1/48/057 £40/00/00. Parent: William dec
Aitken, Alexander, 17740728. To: Shaw, William, Glasgow, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/60/039 £8/00/00. [see Shaw, John]
Aitken, Alexander, 17740728. To: Shaw, John & William, Glasgow, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/60/039 £8/00/00.
Aitkin, Edward, 1770. To: Fleming, Benjamin, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, bookseller, IR/1/57/131 £55/00/00.
Aldersey, William, 1711. To: Williams, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/01/036 (McK 8856) £50/00/00. Parent: Abra, late of Custom Ho, gent
Aldworth, Boyle, 1769. To: Simmons, Samuel, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/26/051 (McK 7405) £136/100/00.
Alexander, John, 1748. To: Strahan, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/18/166 (McK 7947) £42/00/00. Parent: John
Alexander, John, 1755. To: Ratcliffe, William, Yardley Cubing, NOH, papermaker, IR/1/20/099 £7/00/00. [Yardley Gobion]
Alexander, Richard, 17111106. To: Alexander, Richard, Biselot (?Byfleet), SUR, papermaker, IR/1/01/033 £6/00/00. [son Ric app frameworkknitter]
Alldridge, Richard, 1769. To: Prince, Daniel, Oxford, OXF, printer, IR/1/57/143 £20/00/00. [Oxford University]
Allen, Benjamin, 17531106. To: Slater, Henry, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/22/005 (McK 7492) £21/00/00.
Allen, Ebenezer, 17430607. To: Jarvis, George, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/17/001 (McK 4480) £20/00/00. Parent: Richard cit & coachmaker
Allen, Edward, 1716. To: Fowler, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/05/009 (McK 2984) £40/00/00. Parent: Samuel dec
Allen, George, 1716. To: Bowyer, Thomas, Eton, BUC, bookbinder, IR/1/05/047 £20/00/00. Parent: Francis of Saint Margaret Westmin dec
Allen, James, 1752. To: Reeve, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/19/020 (McK 6638) £100/00/00. Parent: James
Allen, John, 1744. To: Lovell, John, Doddington, SHR, stationer, IR/1/50/293 £35/00/00. Parent: Nathaniel
Allen, John, 1755. To: Coles, James, Wells, SOM, papermaker, IR/1/52/115 £2/00/00.
Allen, John, 17670409. To: Ellis, Joseph, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/25/068 (McK 2675) £15/15/00.
Allen, John, 17710903. To: Carnegy, Theophilus John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/27/046 (McK 1485) £15/15/00.
Allen, Michael, 1763. To: Saint, Thomas, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, printer, IR/1/54/227 £5/00/00.
Allen, William, 17720707. To: Adlard, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/27/136 (McK 0065) £20/00/00.
Allen, William, 17730907. To: Staples, Moses, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/27/220 (McK 7759) £21/00/00.
Allen, William, 17740905. To: Whittingham, William, Lynn, NOF, printer, IR/1/59/082 £31/00/00.
Allen, Willliam, 17750905. To: Collyer, Joseph, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/28/165 (McK 1936) £50/00/00.
Alliney, Francis, 1719. To: Maubert, James, Saint Martin in the Fields, LON, printer, IR/1/07/152 £60/00/00. Parent: Robert, cit & gent
Allingham, Simon, 1721. To: Palmer, Samuel, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/10/074 (McK 6021) £5/05/00. Parent: Simon
Alston, Elizabeth, 17171202. To: Kersey, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/06/011 £20/00/00. [app also to Juliana his wife]
Amey, John, 1715. To: Stephens, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/04/106 (McK 7823) £10/00/00.
Ancell, John, 17560803. To: Bird, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/21/090 (McK 0837) £10/10/00.
Anderson, Anne, 1768. To: Saunders, Thomas, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/25/200 (McK 7156) £70/00/00.
Anderson, William, 17150217. To: Hindshaw, John, Glasgow, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/44/034 £2/15/06.6. Parent: John late Deacon Corveinor
Andrews, Edward, 17170806. To: Palmer, Nicholas, Marston Biggott, SOM, cardmaker, IR/1/45/053 £6/10/00. Parent: Edw, Marston Biggott [cf Parker]
Andrews, John, 17740214. To: Sherrell, Samuel, Lattiford, SOM, PA, IR/1/28/031 £45/00/00. [Lolliford]
Andrews, Thomas, 1757. To: Greenvile, William, Winchester, HAM, bookbinder, IR/1/53/001 £30/00/00.
Andrews, William, 1751. To: Andrews, Benjamin, Charing Cross, LON, bookseller, IR/1/51/136 £25/00/00. [grandson app to cabinetmaker]
Andrews, William, 17710507. To: Strahan, William jun, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/27/019 (McK 8000) £31/10/00.
Andrews, Wm Sheppard, 17730419. To: Hawes, Robert, Lamb Sreet, Spitalfields, LON, printer, IR/1/27/194 £10/00/00.
Andrew, Moses, 1758. To: Butler, Thomas, Rickmansworth, HET, papermaker, IR/1/53/118 £7/00/00.
Appleton, William, 1762. To: Taylor, Clement, Wrotham, KEN, papermaker, IR/1/23/107 £73/10/00.
Archbold, Thomas, 1749. To: Woolley, Henry, Northampton, NOH, bookseller, IR/1/18/193 £20/00/00. Parent: Bartholomew
Archer, John, 1717. To: Walkden, Charles, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/06/035 (McK 8411) £50/00/00. Parent: Richard of Dartford KEN, gent
Archer, Thomas, 1741. To: Chalmers, James, Aberdeen, SCO, printer, IR/1/50/086 £8/10/00. Parent: David dec
Archer, William, 1753. To: Bush, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/19/135 (McK 1384) £5/00/00.
Arden, Christopher, 1744. To: Gibbons, Samuel, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/17/115 (McK 3190) £120/00/00. Parent: Daniel of Dorchester
Arman, Thomas, 1765. To: Cooper, Joseph, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/24/162 (McK 2026) £20/00/00.
Arnold, John, 1716. To: Sackfield, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/05/101 (McK 7126) £30/00/00. Parent: John of Saint Martin in the Fields, vict
Arnold, Samuel, 1765. To: Fletcher, James, Oxford, OXF, bookseller, IR/1/25/170 £105/00/00.
Arnold, Thomas, 1720. To: Lenthall, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/07/181 (McK 4962) £50/00/00. Parent: William cit & fishmonger
Arthur, James, 17700323. To: Middleton, Nicholas, Saint Clement Danes, LON, stationer, IR/1/26/138 £52/10/00.
Ashley, Richard, 1767. To: Croft, Henry, Inner Temple, LON, stationer, IR/1/25/064 £0/05/00.
Ashman, Thomas, 17750720. To: Lindsay, Alexander, Saint Clement Danes, LON, bookbinder, IR/1/29/017 £2/02/00.
Asiter, Thomas, 17550204. To: Gower, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/20/059 (McK 3363) £70/00/00.
Aspdin, John, 1770. To: Butterworth, John, Leeds, YOR, engraver, IR/1/26/144 £20/00/00.
Astley, Samuel, 17750518. To: Banks, Thomas, Warrington, LAN, bookseller, IR/1/59/128 £42/00/00.
Astley, Thomas, 1718. To: Clements, Henry, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/06/153 (McK 1822) £60/00/00. Parent: John dec
Aston, Thomas, 17730102. To: Westwood, John, Birmingham, WAR, engraver, IR/1/27/171 £23/03/09. [app to John Westwood & Co]
Atherly, Richard, 17270606. To: Favestere, Francis, Westminster, LON, EN, IR/1/11/194 £5/00/00. Parent: William of Shoreditch [cf Fourestier]
Atkinson, James, 1753. To: Fleming, James, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, bookbinder, IR/1/51/295 £45/00/00. [BB & BS]
Atkinson, James, 1758. To: Kitching, John, Saint John the Evangelist, LON, copperplate printer, IR/1/21/198 £4/00/00. [Saint John Westminster?]
Atkinson, James, 1766. To: Freer, George, Saint Dunstan in the West, LON, bookbinder, IR/1/24/217 £5/00/00.
Atkinson, Jeremiah, 1725. To: Loveday, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/11/004 (McK 5083) £30/00/00. Parent: Joseph of Whitechapel
Atkinson, Joseph, 1765. To: Barber, Joseph, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, bookbinder, IR/1/55/100 £18/00/00.
Atkinson, Joseph, 1768. To: Burd, Joseph, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/25/163 (McK 1349) £25/00/00.
Atkinson, Richard, 1765. To: Elliot, William, Saint Anne Westminster, LON, engraver, IR/1/24/126 £84/00/00.
Atkins, Hugh, 1728. To: Sands, William, Edinburgh, SCO, bookbinder, IR/1/49/108 £11/02/02.6. Parent: Hugh of Asdam Croft SCO
Aubin, Philip James, 17580905. To: Johnson, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/21/182 (McK 4573) £105/00/00.
Austin, Richard, 17701022. To: Philips, John, Saint Leonard Shoreditch, LON, engraver, IR/1/26/197 £21/00/00. [seal engraver]
Austin, Robert, 17330306. To: Wilcox, John, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/14/043 (McK 8754) £30/00/00. Parent: John of Dagenham ESS
Austin, William, 1747. To: Bickham, George, Saint Martin in the Fields, LON, engraver, IR/1/18/095 £30/00/00.
Austin, William, 1756. To: Francis, Fleetwood, Millend, BUC, papermaker, IR/1/20/194 £6/00/00.
Awsiter, Robert, 17750207. To: Awsiter, Robert, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/28/111 (McK 0206) £50/00/00.
Ayers, Ralph, 17531204. To: Faden, William, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/22/001 (McK 2780) £21/00/00.
Aynsley, William, 17760827. To: Jameson, James, Newcastle upon Tyne, NOL, engraver, IR/1/60/031 £15/00/00.
Ayres, Abraham, 1729. To: Abbey, Robert, Stoke Damerel, DEV, stationer, IR/1/49/224 £3/00/00. Parent: Abraham of Plymouth
Ayscough, Thomas, 1742. To: Clee, Robert, Saint Martin in the Fields, LON, engraver, IR/1/17/172 £40/00/00. Parent: Reynell
Aysford, John, 17160409. To: Standfast, Richard, LON, cit. & stationer, IR/1/04/153 (McK 7749) £25/00/00. Parent: Daniel of Hurley BER, clerk

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