cd bristol apprentice books vol1a 1n

New Publication
Available from 28th September at our Family History Fair

Bristol Apprenticeship Books Volumes 1(a) to 1(n) 1532-1724

Published: September 2019

The Bristol Archives (formerly the Bristol Record Office) 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 and were originally identified by the Bristol Archives as Volumes AB/1(a) to AB/1(z). 

This CD contains the first 14 volumes, namely 1(a) to 1(n) and its contents are divided into an Apprentice Name Index, Father's Name Index, Father's Trade Index, Father's Abode Index, Master's Name Index, Master's Trade Index and a transcription of each volume. Approximately 41,000 records.

Volume coverage:

Volume 1(a) 1532-1565
5,010 records

Volume 1(b) 1566-1593
4,278 records

Volume 1(c) 1593-1609
3,447 records

Volume 1(d) 1609-1626
3,770 records

Volume 1(e) 1626-1636
3,098 records

Volume 1(f) 1636-1640
1,138 records

 Volume 1(g) 1640-1658
4,254 records

Volume 1(h) 1660-1660
127 records

Volume 1(i) 1664-1665
396 records

Volume 1(j) 1668-1671
831 records

Volume 1(k) 1671-1685
4,237 records

Volume 1(l) 1685-1699
3,710 records

Volume 1(m) 1699-1711
3,532 records

Volume (n) 1711-1724
3,596 records

Total: 41,424 records

 

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.

Also available as a downloadable PDF file from our stall on the Genfair website.

Also see the companion CD entitled "Bristol Apprenticeship Books Volumes 1(o) to 1(z) 1724-2009", published in 2012.

Where to purchase:
• From our stall on the GENfair website.
• By mail order. Please send an order form and payment to:

B&AFHS
15 Hale Horn Close
Bradley Stoke
Bristol, BS32 8AG
United Kingdom

• By personal visit to the Research Room, members' meetings and family history fairs.

Methods of payment:
We accept payment in pounds sterling by cash or by cheque drawn on a UK bank. We are unable to accept foreign currency. Cheques should be made payable to: "Bristol & Avon Family History Society".

Mail order postage and packing:
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