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|Joseph Glenister (1815-1885)|
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I received from Frank Glenister a copy of the
apprenticeship indenture of Joseph Glenister
(1815-1885) my great great great grand father.
The original document was a preprinted form with certain words added in manuscript, and was dated 18 November 1826,
when Joseph was aged eleven.
In this transcript, taken from a photcopy of the original, words in bold
indicate preprinted words emphasised in the original, while words in italics
indicate words added in manuscript.
This indenture witnesseth that Joseph Glenister son of William Glenister of
Berkhamsted St Peter in the County of Hertford Sawyer by and with the consent of the said
father doth put himself Apprentice to John Beckley of the Parish of Chesham in
the County of Bucks Blacksmith to learn his Art and with him and after the Manner of an
Apprentice to serve from the Twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred
and twenty five unto the full End and Term of seven years from thence next
following to be fully complete and ended. During which term the said Apprentice his
Master faithfully shall serve his secrets keep his lawful commands everywhere gladly do he
shall do no damage to his said Master nor see to be done of others but to his Power shall
tell and forthwith give warning to his said master of the same he shall not waste the
goods of his said master not lend them unlawfully to any he shall not commit
fornication nor contract Matrimony within the said Term he shall not play at Cards or Dice
Tables or any unlawful Games whereby his said master may have any loss with his own goods
or others during the said Term without Licence of his said master he shall neither
buy nor sell he shall not haunt Taverns or Playhouses nor absent himself from his
said masters service day or night unlawfully. But in all things as a faithful apprentice
he shall behave himself towards his said Master and all his during the said Term. And
the said Joseph Beckley for and consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds of lawful
currency of Great Britain, ten pounds to be paid of which six pounds to be paid Michaelmas
1827 his said Apprentice in the Art of a blacksmith
which he useth by the best means that he can shall teach and Instruct or cause to be
taught and instruct finding unto the said Apprentice Sufficient Meat Drink Lodging and all
other Necessaries during the said term the said Joseph Glenister agreeing to find his
said Cloath and Washing and Medical assistance during the said Term.
And for the true performance of all and every the said Covenants and Agreements
either of the said Parties bindeth himself unto the other by these Presents. In Witness
whereof the Parties above named to these Indentures interchangeably have put their Hand
and Seals the eighteenth day of November and in the [word] year of the Reign
of our Sovereign Lord George the fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the faith and in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.
Joseph Glenister John (his X mark) Beckley [Illegible] Glenister
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