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The Bristol Archives holds a continuous series of Bristol Apprenticeship Records dating from 1532 to 2009. They are contained in a set of 26 books known as The Bristol Apprenticeship Books. This publication contains the most recent 12 volumes, namely 1o to 1z covering the period 1724-2009. Approximately 24,000 records.
Divided into the following bookmarked indexes:
Apprentice Name, Father’s Name, Father’s Trade, Father’s Abode, Master’s Name, Master’s Trade bookmarked indexes plus a full a transcription of each volume.
Details of the individual volumes is shown below:
|Volume 1(o) 1724-1740||Volume 1(p) 1740-1760||Volume 1(q) 1760-1761|
|Volume 1(r) 1754-1764||Volume 1(s) 1764-1777||Volume 1(t) 1777-1787|
|Volume 1(u) 1787-1798||Volume 1(v) 1798-1810||Volume 1(w) 1810-1820|
|Volume 1(x) 1820-1830||Volume 1(y) 1830-1849||Volume 1(z) 1847-2009|
The Apprentice Books of Bristol are very strongly linked with the Burgess Books of Bristol. It was only the Burgesses, in other words the Freemen of the City, who were entitled, moreover, obliged to take on Apprentices. Furthermore, serving an apprenticeship to a freeman was one of the ways in which an individual could in turn become a Freeman.