A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1721-1888 Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1721-1888 1134618

A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1721-1888

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Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1721-1888
Physical Characteristics
.15 cu.ft.
Lancaster County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1721-1888. Local government records collection, Lancaster County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Lancaster County.

Historical Information

Lancaster County was named probably for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland and York Counties sometime between 26 March and 16 September 1651. The county court first met on 1 January 1652. The county seat is Lancaster.

Scope and Content

Lancaster County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1721-1888, are bonds and contracts of apprenticeship, showing the names of master and apprentice, the trade to be taught, details of the contract, the amount of the bond and the names of sureties. One of the apprentices bound out prior to 1866 was African American.

Related Material

Additional Lancaster County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Lancaster County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--History.
  • Apprentices--Virginia--Lancaster County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Lancaster County (Va.)--History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Indentures--Virginia--Lancaster County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lancaster County.