BOUND CHILDREN FROM THE LOOSE PAPERS
Compiled by Robert L. Bailey


March Session 1802, William ROBERTS, an orphan, now of the age of fourteen
years next June . . . was apprenticed to Joseph HANKINS . . . till the age of
twenty one years . . . to be taught the "trade of a Black SMITH so far as in
his power lies and one years schooling and a suit of clothes when the said
apprentice comes of age.

Sept. Session 1803, Littleton ROACH, an orphan, now of the age of Eighteen
years and nine months . . . was apprenticed to Adam CARSON . . . till the age
of twenty one years . . . to be taught "the trade of a Hatter so far as in his
power lies and two suits of cloths when the said apprentice comes of age."

Dec. Session 1803, Samuel JOINER, an orphan, now of the age of sixteen years .
. . was apprenticed to James WILLIOT . . . to be taught . . . "to read write
and cypher as far as the Rule of three and at the time of his freedom to give
to the said Samuel JOINER one horse saddle & bridle worth eighty dollars also
one good suit of cloaths."

March Session 1805, Bettey SHERBY, an orphan, now of the age of fourteen years
. . . was apprenticed to Thos. J. VANDYKE . . . till the age of eighteen years
. . . to be taught to . . . "read and at the expiration of her time that he
will give her two suits of cloths one on and the other of[f]."

March Session 1805, James SHERBEY, an orphan, now of the age of ten years . .
. was apprenticed to Thos. J. VANDYKE . . . till the age of twenty one years .
. . to be taught . . . "the art of reading writing and Erith matrick as far as
the rule of three and at the Expiration of his said apprenticeship that he
will give him two suits of ??? clothes one on and the other off."

June Session 1805, Mourning FINLEY, an orphan, now of the age of three years .
. . was apprenticed to John FINLEY . . . till the age of eighteen years . . .
to be taught to . . . "read print in a usual manner and give her two Suits of
cloths at the Expiration of her apprenticeship".

June Session 1805, Saml. JOINER, an orphan, now of the age of 18 years and six
months . . . was apprenticed to Jessee BYRD . . . till the age of twenty one
years . . . to be taught . . . "to read write and sypher as fare as the Rule
of three well and that he will give him two soots of cloths one on and the
other off at the expiration of his apprenticeship."

Sept. Session 1805, Hiram TRY (FRY?), an orphan, now of the age of Eight years
. . . was apprenticed to James JOHNSON . . . till the age of twenty one years
. . . to be taught . . . "to read write and cypher well as far as the rule of
three and at the Expiration of his said apprenticeship the said JOHNSON doth
agree to give said apprentice two good suits of clothes one on and the other
off."

Sept. Session 1805, William BUCHANNAN, an orphan, now of the age of thirteen
years . . . was apprenticed to William FRENCH . . . till the age of twenty one
. . . to be taught to . . . "to read write and sypher well as far as the Rule
of three and learn him the coopers trade also at the end of his apprenticeship
give him two good suits of cloths one on and the other off."

Sept. Session 1805, John BUCHANNAN, an orphan, now of the age of eleven years
. . . was apprenticed to Daniel DWYER . . . till the age of twenty one years
. . . to be taught to . . . "read write and sypher well as fare as the rule of
three also give him at the Expiration of his apprenticeship two good suits of
cloths one on and off and to Learn him the Black Smith trade if his Geneous(?)
and Strength will admit of it."

19 Jun 1807, James SHERBY, an orphan, now of the age of twelve years . . . was
apprenticed to Jesse BYRD . . . till the age of twenty one years . . . to be
taught . . . "in reading writing and cyphering as far as the Rule of three and
at the end of his apprenticeship fend(?) him two suits of clothes one on and
off."

18 Jun 1807, Hugh BRITAIN, an orphan, now of the age of sixteen years and six
months . . . was apprenticed to John FORMWALT . . . till the age of twenty one
years . . . to be taught . . . "in reading writing and arithmatic as far as
the rule of three, to learn him the Bakers trade as well as his ability and
genius will bear during the time of his apprenticeship and give him two good
suit of clothes at the end of his apprenticeship."

18 Dec 1806, Acquilla CHURCHWELL, an orphan, now of the age of fifteen years .
. . was apprenticed to Enoch WILLETT . . . for five years from the date hereof
. . . to be taught . . . "in the Blacksmiths trade as far as the oppertunity
of said Enoch WILLETT and the attention & Genius of the said Acquilla
CHURCHWELL will admit for an during the Term of five years and at the end of
said Term to give him such a set of Blacksmiths tools as the said Enoch
WILLETT does now use and own."

18 Dec 1806, Thomas CLINCH, an orphan, now of the age of two years . . . was
apprenticed to Thos. J. VANDYKE . . . till the age of twenty one years . . .
to be taught to . . . "read write and in arithmatic as far as the rule of
three direct, and also bring(?) him up in his shop in order that he may be
instructed in Phisic."

17 Jun 1807, John BUCKHANNAN, an orphan, now of the age of thirteen years . .
. was apprenticed to James GORDON . . . till the age of twenty one years . . .
to be taught . . . "in reading writing and cyphering as far as the rule of
three to learn him the hatting Trade as well as his strength and genius will
will atmit and when he comes of age to give new clothes to the amount of
twenty five dollars."

25 Jan 1836, Wm. THOMAS, a child aged seventeen years & six months . . . was
bound to John H. CRAWFORD . . . to teach him the art or trade of a black smith
. . .

7 Nov 1836, Jacob WALKER, a child aged sixteen years 16 May 1837 . . . was
bound to Wiliam Y. DRISKILL . . . to learn him the sadlers trade . . .

2 Mar 1840, Leroy LAWSON, a child aged 15 years the 27th day of September 1839
. . . was bound to James JOHNSTON . . . until the age of twenty one years . .
.

5 Apr 1841, Eliza Jane, a colored child aged 5 years . . . was bound to Lewis
W. JORDAN . . . until she attains the age of twenty one years . . . to give
her one feather Bed & furniture worth twenty five dollars and two good suits
of clothes.

5 Dec 1842, David EDMONDS, a child . . . aged three years old 10th day of
September 1842 . . . was bound to Solomon FOUTS . . until the age of twenty
one years . . . to teach the art of the Blacksmith trade . . .

2 Apr 1850, John CHRISTIAN, a child . . . aged about 13 years past . . . was
bound to Benjamin HUFFINE . . .until he attains the age of twenty one . . .
to teach him the Ort and Occupation of farming and aggreculture and to send
him to school twelve months during his servitude and at the expiration of his
said service to furnish him with a horse bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars
and two good suits of Jeans cloths or something as goods as Jeans.

3 Jun 1850, Manlenda Jane THOMPSON, a child aged 10 years 21st of May 1850 . .
. was bound to Michael ARNOLD . . . until she attains the age of Eighteen
years . . . to give her six months schooling . . .

6 Feb 1859, John COLIER, a child aged 16 years 10th March 1859 . . . was bound
to Rufus COX . . . until he attains the age of 21 years . . . to teach him or
cause him to be taught to read and write and cipher as for the Rule of three .
. .