This indenture made the…day of…in the…year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord…by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith etc; and in the Year of our Lord…Witnesseth that…Churchwardens of the Parish of…and …Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish, by and with the Consent of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace of the said…whose Names are hereunto subscribed, have put and placed, and by these Presents do put and place…a poor Child of the said Parish Apprentice to…of …with h…to dwell and serve from the Day and Date of these Presents, until the said Apprentice shall accomplish h…full Age of …according to the Statute in that Case made and provided; During all which Term the said Apprentice h…said Master faithfully shall serve, in all lawful Business according to h…Power, Wit and Ability; and honestly, orderly, and obediently in all Things demean and behave h…self towards h…said Master and all his during the said Term. And the said Master doth Covenant and Grant for himself, his Executors and Administrators, to and with the said Churchwardens and Overseers, and every of them, their and every of their Executors & Administrators, and their and every of their Successors for the time being, by these Presents, that he the said Master the said Apprentice,…And shall and will during the Term aforesaid find, provide and allow unto the said Apprentice meet, competent and sufficient Meat, Drink, Apparel, Lodging, Washing, and all other things, necessary and fit for an Apprentice. And also shall and will so provide for the said Apprentice that h…be not any way a charge to the said Parish, or to the said Parishioners of the same; but of and from all charge shall and will save the said Parish and Parishioners harmless and indemnified, during the said Term. And at the end of the said Term shall and will make, provide, allow and deliver unto the said Apprentice double Apparel of all sorts, good and new, that is to say a good new Suit for the holy Days, and another for the Working days. In Witness whereof the Parties abovesaid to
these present Indentures interchangeable have put their Hands and Seals, the Day and Year above-written.