NLGenWeb Indenture

Notre Dame Bay North Region ~ Twillingate District
Apprenticeship Indenture of George Hodder to Robert Slade, 1852
This indenture was submitted by BOB RUST and transcribed by NATALIE HYDE, April 2001. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

This Indenture made the thirteenth day of October in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and Fifty Two Between George Hodder, aged 12 years or thereabouts, of Twillingate in the Northern District of Newfoundland, with the Consent of his Uncle, Richard Hodder of Twillingate, aforesaid Cooper, and George Early Ridout of Fogo, in the said District, Agent of Robert Slade of the Borough of Poole, Dorset, England. WITNESSETH that the said George Hodder hath put, place and bound, and by these presents Doth put, place and bind himself unto Robert Slade of Poole, in the County of Dorset, England, of John Slade and Company, to dwell and serve after the manner of an apprentice, for, during and until the full term and time of Nine years to be Computed from the 21 day of May last part or otherwise until he shall attain the age of Twenty one years and ended.

During all which time the Said apprentice, his said Master faithfully shall have his secrets keep, and all his lawful commands every where gladly do; hurt to his Master he shall not do, nor waste, nor embezzle his goods; nor suffer such things to be done by others, without, to the utmost of his power, giving Notice of, and preventing the same. At Cards, Dice or other unlawful games, he shall not play. Ale houses, Taverns or Houses of ill-fame he shall not frequent, nor absent himself by day or night without leave first had and obtained, but in all things toward his said Master and those of his Establishment as a good, honest and faithful Apprentice demean himself; and the said Robert Slade doth covenant and agree to teach and instruct or Cause the said apprentice to be taught and instructed in the Trade, Act, or Mystery of a Cooper, and also during the said term provide for and give the said apprentice good and sufficient Meat, Drink, Lodging, Washing and (keeping ?) Clothing__ Provide, and it is further agreed that during the last three years of the said Term, the said George Hodder shall be paid the following sums in lieu of Clothing, that is to say to (find?) himself in wearing apparel, the following sums for the year ending 1859 Ten pounds Currency; for the year ending 1860 Fifteen pounds; for the year ending 1861 Twenty pounds Currency; ( ? ) the period at which his said apprenticeship terminates. In Witness where of the said parties, their Hands and Seals interchangeably have set the day and year first above written.

Sealed, Signed and Delivered
Where Stamped paper is not
used in presence of us
George Hodder
Richard Hodder
Witness to the Signature of
George Hodder & Richard Hodder
John Payton
G. E. Ridout

2001 Bob Rust, Natalie Hyde and NL GenWeb