Source Information

Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Select Apprenticeship Records, 1627-1894 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: West Yorkshire, England, Apprenticeship Records, 1638–1899. West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

About West Yorkshire, England, Select Apprenticeship Records, 1627-1894

This collection contains records of people being bound as apprentices to masters in West Yorkshire, England, for the years 1627-1894. You’ll find both indentures and registers of indentures amongst the records. There are gaps in the collection, where records have either not survived or have not been deposited.

Records may contain a number of details about the apprentice, his or her family, and master. These may include the following:

  • apprentice’s name
  • age
  • father’s name
  • mother’s name
  • master’s name
  • date
  • residence(s)
  • terms of indenture
  • trade