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Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778

This is an index of names of Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778. For full details see the book Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778 by Peter Coldham. The page numbers refer to the page in that book where the child apprentice immigrant ancestor will be found. The book is available in many libraries or it can be ordered through Amazon.com or you can request a lookup from Bonnie Weber

Christ's Hospital was established in 1553 for the benefit of orphaned children or those impverished or orphaned children made homeless. If they were legitimate children of free men of the City of London, over four years of age and free from obvious infirmity, they were to be educated and prepared either for entrance to a university or apprenticeship to a trade. From the late 17th century, up to 150 children were admitted annually to "Bluecoat School" on recommendation of their parishes, and a further ninety or so under the terms of charitable endowments. But as early as 1617 large numbers of these children left England to serve apprenticeships in America. Beginning with those children apprenticed to the Virginia Company in 1617, about 1,000 Christ's Hospital students left England to take up such apprenticeships. The "Children's Registers" are housed in the manuscript department of the London Guildhall, and it is from these that Mr. Coldham extracted data on child emigrants. The entries are in chronological order and in a slightly abbreviated form. Given are the name of the child, his date of birth or baptism, date of admission, native parish, the name and occupation of his father, date of discharge, the name of the person to whom he was apprenticed, and the place in America where he was to serve his apprenticeship.

"J" Surname Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778

Surname First Name Page Number
Jackson James 7 69
Jackson John 100
Jackson Richard 103
Jackson Samuel 69
Jackson Thomas 103
Jackson William 100
Jacobs Howard 119
Jacobson Christian 126
Jacombe Ann 44
Jacombe Nehemiah 43
Jacombe Thomas 43
James Francis 29 92
James James 106
James Mary 92
James Philip 106
James William 83 92
Jefferys William 15 19
Jeffries James 121
Jellicoe Adam 41
Jenkins Jeremiah 22
Jenkins Robert 22
Jenkins William 87
Jenks Christopher 20
Jenks Peter 20
Jenney Robert 45
Jennings Andrew 48
Jennings Richard 80
Jennings Thomas 80
Jennings William 48
Jephcot John 32
Jephcot William 32
Jepps Mary 76
Jerom John 91
Jerrard David 39
Jesson George 41
Jewell John 14
Joad Andrew 45
Joad Anthony 55
Johannot Israel 117
Johannot Josias 117
Johnson Elisha 92
Johnson George 114
Johnson Henry 96
Johnson John 102
Johnson Sarah 96
Johnson Thomas 89 95
Johnston George 112
Jones Benjamin 124
Jones Edward 23 47 76 79
Jones Evan 124
Jones Francis 91 100
Jones Gabriel 7
Jones George 89
Jones Grace 82
Jones James 61 87
Jones Jeremiah 89
Jones John 54 61 134
Jones Joseph 42
Jones Mary 61
Jones Samuel 14
Jones Thomas 79
Jones William 87 134
Jordan Abraham 24
Jordan David 135
Jordan Elizabeth 82
Jordan William 134 135
Judd Ambrose 105
Judge Joseph 133
Julian Bramman 119
Julian Brummit 119
Julius Simon 89

Last Updated on 27/11/2005
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Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778

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