A Bristol Apprenticeship: Craft, migration and liberty in the early modern city

By Jinx Newely and Margaret McGregor, with an introduction by Peter Fleming

Issue 16, Winter, 2007 pp. 24-29.

The practice of apprenticeship brought many new faces to Bristol throughout the early modern period. In this article, introduced by Peter Fleming, Jinx Newley revives the lives of Welsh apprentices from the pages of a surviving Bristol Apprentice book, held at the Bristol Record Office. Looking into the seventeenth century, Margaret McGregor examines the notes of Clerks at the Tolzey Court (which dealt with Bristol apprentices) to find records of teenage runaways.

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