1768 Apprenticeship - Thomas Reeves to William Blyth

1768 Apprenticeship - Thomas Reeves to William Blyth

1768 Apprenticeship - Thomas Reeves to William Blyth

Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Will Book D, pg. 316
4 Apr 1768


THIS INDENTURE MADE THE 4th Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Sixty eight WITNESSETH That Thomas Reeves hath by and with the consent of Spotsylvania County Court Put and bound himself apprentice to William Blyth of the said County Breeches Maker to be taught in the said Trade science or occupation of a Breeches Maker which the said William Blyth now useth and with him as an apprentice to dwell continue and Serve from the day of the date hereof until he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years he appearing to the Court to be now about the age of fifteen years fully to complete and ended. During all which said Term of years the said apprentice his said Master will and faithfully shall serve his secrets to keep his Lawfull commands every where gladly obey trust to his said Master he Shall not do nor willing (sic willingly) suffer it to be done by others, but the same to his utmost of his power shall let or fourthwith (sic) Give notice Thereof to his said Master the goods of his sd. Master he shall not imbezil (sic) or make or lend them without his consent to any Cards Dices or any other unlawfull Games he shall not play Taverns or Ale Houses he shall not haunt or frequent Matrimony he shall not contract, from the service of his said Master he shall not at any time Depart or absent himself without his said Masters Leave, but in all things as a good and faithful apprentice Shall and will Demean and behave himself towards his said Master and all his During the sd. Term, And the said Master his said apprentice the said Trade science or occupation of a Breeches Maker which he now useth with all things thereto belonging, Shall and will teach and instruct or otherwise cause to be well and sufficiently taught and instructed after the best way and Manner than he can; and Shall and will also find and allow the said Apprentice Meat Drink washing Lodging and Apparell both Linen & woolen and all other necessaries in sickness and in health most Convenient for such an apprentice during the said Term, also will cause the sd. Thomas Reeves to be taught to read write and arithmatrick (sic) In Witness whereof the Parties to these Indentures have Interchangeably Set their hands & Seals the day and year above written ~
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presence of                      }                              William Blyth (Seal)

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Monday April the 4th 1768
This Indenture of apprenticeship between Thomas Reeves and William Blyth, Signed by the said Blyth and approved of by the Court ordered to be Recorded
                                              Test             John Waller CSC


This Thomas Reeves appears to be the child of Henry Reeves son of Thomas Reeves, Sr. Administration of Henry Reeves estate was granted to his brother Thomas Reeves, Jr. in 1760.


Spotsylvania County Will Book D, pg. 316, online scanned images at Family Search

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