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Indenture - Thomas Bending -1753/ 5/22

This Indenture made the Twenty Second Day of May in the Twenty Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland; King Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty three.

Witnesseth, That John Sweet Esq. and the Revd Mr Hugh Bennett Churchwardens of the Parish of Ottery St Mary in the County of Devon And Mrs Joan Southcott Richard Dening John ? and George Salter Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish, by and with the Consent of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said County
whose Names are hereunto subscribed, have put and placed, and by there Presents do put and place Thomas Bending a poor Child of the said Parish Apprentice to John Tuck of Ottery St Mary aforesd. Sergeweaver with him to dwell and serves from the Day and Date of these Presents, until the said Apprentice shall accomplish his full
age of four and Twenty Years according to the Statute in that Case made and provided: During all which Term, the said Apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve in all lawful Business, according to his Power, Wit, and Ability; and honestly, orderly, and obediently in all Things demean and behave himself towards his said Master and all his during the said Term.

  And the said John Tuck for himself, his Executors and Aministrators, doth Covenant to and with the said Churchwardens and Overseers, and every of them, their and every of their Executors and Administrators, and their and every of their Successors, for the time being, by there Presents, That the said John Tuck the said Apprentice in
Husbandry Affaires shall teach and Instruct or cause to be taught and Instructed And shall and will, during all the Term aforesaid, and provide and allow unto the said Apprentice, meet, and competent and sufficient Meat, Drink and Apparel, Lodging, Washing, and all other Things necessary and fit for an Apprentice.

And also shall and will to provide for the said Apprentice, that he be not any Way a Charge to the said Parish, or 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 interchangeably have put their Hands and Seals the Day and Year above written

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Sealed and delivered (being
? duly stamp'd) in the
Presence of
Hugh Bennett
John ?

  The mark of
John Tuck
  We whose Names are subscribed, Justices of of the County aforesaid, do one being of consent to the putting forth of the of the abovesaid Thomas Bending Apprentice, according to the Intent Meaning of the Indenture abovesaid.
memdm. the said Apprentice is bound in respect of parson Markers ground lying round the Town of Rull, Wiggaton and Lanceycombe Estates Mr Ceere? William
Raymond Rull?

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