Northumberland County, Virginia, Apprenticeships, 1650-1750

Compiled by W. Preston Haynie, Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1993; Library of Congress Call No. F232.N85 H38 1993

PG. 40-197 19 MARCH 1711/12

Grace Bridgeman, a poor orphan daughter of Arthur Bridgeman decd., eleven years old in October last past is bound an apprentice to serve Andrew Dew & Flora his now wife & noe other in such lawfull service & employments as they shall think convenient untill she shall attain the age of eighteen years, the sd Dew & his sd wife in consideration of such service during the sd term allowing the sd Grace suitable apparell, diet, washing & lodging and to cause the sd Grace Bridgeman to be taught to read the Byble perfectly & give her other suitable & Christian like education & for the due performance thereof Cha. [Charles] Nelmes for the sd Andrew Dew & his sd wife doth hereby oblige himself to pay unto ye Justices of this County with this order the penall sume of five thousand pounds of tobacco. OB 1699-1713, part 2, 778

PG 44, 45-212 19 MARCH 1711/12

Mary Bridgman a poor orphan daughter of Arthur Bridgman decd nine years in January last past is bound an apprentice to serve Charles Nelms and Alice his now wife and no other in such lawfull services & imployment as they shall think convenient untill she shall attain the age of eighteen years, the sd Nelms & his sd wife during ye sd term in consideration of such service finding and allowing the sd Mary suitable apparell, diet, washing & lodging and also the sd Charles Nelms for himself and his sd wife doth hereby oblige himself in ye penal sum of five thousand pounds of tobacco to be pd to ye Justices of this County their heirs & successors for ye use & benefitt & behoove of the sd Mary Bridgman in case of his noncomplyance therewith to cause the sd Mary Bridgman to be taught to read the Byble perfectly and give her other suitable & Christian like education. OB 1699-1713, part 778