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Apprenticeship Indentures
1830-1908
Delaware County, NY


"An act concerning apprentices & servants" was passed by the New York State Legislature on February 20,1801 and is found in Laws of New York 1801, Chapter 254. Under this Act, a person could be bound by Indenture by his, or her, own free will, with the consent of a parent or guardian, by Justices or Overseers of the Poor to serve as clerks, apprentices or servants. Specific conditions are set forth in the Act and later amendments, etc.

The Indentures listed hereafter, are filed, and/or recorded in the Delaware County Clerk's Office. Unless otherwise stated, these Indentures were executed by the County Superintendents of the Poor, in Delhi, for children resident in the County Poor House.

Electronic text prepared by Joyce Riedinger, Nov 1996, December 1, 1996 from typed copy of Shirley Houck of the Delaware County Clerk's Office, Delhi, NY.

Originals may be ordered from the: Delaware County Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 426, Delhi, NY 13753


ALLEN, Ann, aged 5 years & 7 months Indentured to Hugh H. Sloan, of Kortright, until the age of 18 to be a servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Jan. 13, 1835 and was filed Jan. 17, 1835. Identification # 9.116

ALLEN, Emaline, aged 7 years & 6 months Indentured to Angus McMullen, of Delhi, until the age of 18 to be a servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Mar. 9, 1832 & was filed Dec. 15, 1832. Identification # 9.14.

ALLEN, Nancy, aged 10 years & 3 months Indentured to Hiram Merit, of (not stated), until age 18 to be a servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated May 17, 1834 & was -filed May 19, 1834. Identification # 9.114

BORST, Amamda, aged 12 years on Nov.28,1866, Indentured to S.B. Champoin, of Kortright, until age 18 to be a servant in Lois family. Indenture is dated Nov. 14, 1866 & was -filed Nov.15, 1866. Identification # 9.158.

BRONSON, Beatrice, of Middletown, aged about 3 weeks Indentured to Isaac G. & Lizzie Happy, of Middletown, by the Super. of Poor of Middletown until age of 21 to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Auy.10,1908 & filed Dec. 16, 1908. Identification # 9.161

BROWN, David Alanson Indentured on Dec.19,1835 by the Superintendents of the Green County Poor house to Orrin Parsons, of Roxbury as an apprentice. Mr. Parsons swore under oath before 2 Justices of the Peace at Stamford that said David had, since that date, been guilty of divers acts of Misdemeanors, ill behavior and misconduct. (Particulars are set forth.) Said David was also examined & the Justices determined that the complaints were well founded & therefore said David Brown was discharged from his service & said Orrin Parsons was discharged from all obligations to him. Document is dated Feb. 21, 1837 & was filed Mar. 10, 1837. Identification # 9.21.

BUCK, Martha, aged 7 years "on Feb.3 last", Indentured to Thomas Liddle, of Bovina, until age 18 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Apr. 2, 1838 & was -filed June 14, 1838. Identification # 9.131

COLE, Julia Ann, aged 11 years "on Nov 9 last", Indentured to Eli Gould, of Walton, until age 18 as servant art housework. Indenture is dated Feb.27,1837 & was filed Nov.10, 1837. Identification # 9.125.

CRAWFORD, Elisabeth, aged 11 years, 6 month & 22 days, Indentured to George Sturges of Stamford, until age 18 to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated & filed Dec. 17, 1833. Identification # 9.17.

DAVIS, James, aged 7 years "on July 14 last', Indentured to Thomas J. Harkness, of Kortright, until age 21 as apprentice to -farming business. Indenture is dated & was filed Sept. 24, 1838. Identification # 9.132.

DAVIS, William, aged 8 years "next June", Indentured to William Davis of Delhi, until age 21 as apprentice to farming.. Indenture is dated Mar. 13, 1837 & was filed Nov. 10, 1837. Identification # 9.127.

DENNIS, Amy, aged 6 years, Indentured to Chester Fuller of Meredith, until age 18 as servant to learn housekeeping. Identification # 9.15.

DOUGHERTY, Morgan D., aged 6 years, 3 months & 8 days, Indentured to William Broadwell (residence not stated) until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated & was filed May 8, 1834. Identification # 9.113.

FERDON, Erastus, aged 9 years, 3 months & 18 days, Indentured to William Hanna, of (not given) until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated May 27, 1830 & was filed June 8, 1830. Identification # 9.11.

FIELDS, Jane, aged 5 years "on Sept 17 last", Indentured to James A. Liddle, of Bovina, until age 18, as servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Apr. 2, 1838 & was filed Feb. 2, 1839. Identification # 9.134.

FOOTE, Ann, aged 8 years "on June 15 last", Indentured to John Liddle, of Bovina, until age 18 as servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Feb 1, 1838 & was filed Feb 2, 1839. Identification # 9.135.

FOOTE, Chauncey, aged 8 years "on Mar 1 last" Indentured to James Paul, of Kortright, until age 21 As apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Dec. 20, 1836 & was filed Nov. 10, 1837. Identification # 9.128.

FRAER/FRIER, Lyman, aged 1 year "on Feb 1 last", Indentured to Isaac D. Seeley, of Sidney, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Mar.4,1836 & was filed Mar. 22, 1836. Identification # 9.121.

GARKEN, John H., aged 7 years, Indentured to John McNaughton, of Meredith, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Apr. 11, 1854 & was filed Oct. 5, 1855. Identification #9.140.

GARTIPPE, Truman I.,of Tompkins, aged 5 years, Indentured by Superintendent of Poor of Tompkins to James Quackenbush, of Tompkins until age 21 as a servant. Indenture is dated Feb. 3, 1905 & was recorded Mar. 2, 1905 in Liber 2 of Miscellaneous Records on pages 18 & 19.

GARTIPPEE, Edith A.,of Tompkins, aged 2 years, Indentured by Superintendent of Poor of Tompkins to George 0. Manwaring, of Sidney until age 18 as servant. Indenture is dated Feb. ,1905 & was recorded Mar 2, 1905 in Liber 2 of Miscellaneous Records on page 18.

GOODMAN, William, aged 9 years "Oct 3 instant", Indentured to John Shiland of Kortright, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Oct. 9, 1851 & was filed Feb. 5, 1852. Identification # 9.136

HADDOCK, William J., aged 4 years, 3 months & 4 days Indentured to Asahel Merriam, of (not 1isted), until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Oct. 25, 1836 & was filed Mar 30, 1836. Identification # 9.123.

HEAGENY, Catharine A., aged 1 year "on Apr 29,1858", Indentured to Orrin Carrington, of Harpersfield until age 18 as apprentice at housekeeping. Indenture is dated Oct. 20, 1858 & was filed Oct.22, 1858. Identification # 9.150.

HOSIER, George W. Jr., of Middletown, aged about 3 months, Indentured by Overseer of Poor of Middletown to Hugh Rosier, of Andes, until age 21 to "service in the employment of the said Hugh Hosier". Indenture is dated Sept. 16, 1907 & was filed Mar.21, 1908. Identification # 9.160.

HOWLAND, Henry, aged 4 years & 9 months, Indentured to Robert Ballentyne, of (not listed), until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated April 4, 1834 & was filed same date. Identification # 9.111.

HOWLAND, William, aged 7 years & 8 months, Indentured to Thomas Hymers, of (not listed), until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated & was filed April 2, 1834. Identification # 9.110.

HULETT, Catharine, aged 9 years, 4 months & 7 days Indentured to Andrew Christie, of (not listed) until age 18 as servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated May 7, 1830 & was filed June 8, 1830. Identification # 9.12.

HULETT, Catherine, aged 11 years, 11 months & 10 days, Indentured to Henry Davie, of Delhi, until age 18 as apprentice to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated Dec.10, 1832 & was filed Dec. 15, 1832. Identification # 9.16.

LAKE, John, aged 5 years 6 months Indentured to Robert Balentyne, Jr., of (not listed) until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated & was filed April 4, 1834. Identification # 9.112. NOTE: Contract was rescinded by mutual agreement on Nov.27, 1840.)

LAKE, Sylvester, age 4 years & 8 months Indentured to Benjamin Munson, of (not listed) until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated & was filed Oct. 4, 1834. Identification # 9.115.

LAKE, Sylvester, aged 8 years "on Feb.5 last" Indentured to Robert C. Scott, of Bovina, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated May 28, 1838 & was filed May 30, 1838. Identification # 9.130.

LANDON, Clinton, aged 7 years & 1 month, Indentured to William W. Tuttle, of (not listed) until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Feb. 19, 1835 & was filed March 31, 1835. Identification # 9.117.

LAW, Abigail, aged 12 years, Indentured to Joe Bragg, of Unadilla, Otsego Co., N.Y. until age 18 as a domestic. Indenture is dated Oct. 9, 1851 & was filed Feb. 18, 1852. Identification # 9.138.

LAVALLEY, Alexander, aged 13 years "on Mar 8 last", Indentured to William Kerr, of Walton, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Nov. 27, 1857 & was filed Dec. 16,1857. Identification # 9.146.

LEISTER, Roxanne M., aged 9 years, 2 months & 10 days, Indentured to Jonathan Finney, of (not listed), until age 18 as servant to learn housekeeping. Indenture is dated May 20, 1830 & was filed June 8, 1830. Identification # 9.13.

McFARLANE, George, aged 12 years "on June 12,1862", Indentured to James Seath, of Andes, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated & is filed Dec 4, 1862. Identification # 9.156.

McNINIME/McNimona/McNININAME, Charles, aged 15 years, Indentured to Ezra N. S Signor, of Colchester, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Sept. 28, 1855 & was filed Oct. 5, 1855. Identification # 9.141.

MILLER, Abraham, aged 9 years & 2 months, Indentured to Roswell Judson, of (not listed), until age 21, as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Feb. 3, 1834 & was filed Feb. 20, 1834. Identification # 9.19.

MORGAN, Charles Edward, aged 7 years "last Nov", Indentured to Erastus Bennett, of Franklin, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Mar 10, 1857 & was filed June 15,1857. Identification # 9.144.

MORGAN, Rosanna, aged 3 years old "on June 8 last" Indentured to Chester W. Pomeroy, of Sidney, unti1 age 18 as apprentice to housekeeping. Indenture is dated July 18, 1857 & was filed Nov. 10, 1857 as apprentice to housekeeping. Identification # 9.145.

MULLINEX, Elnathan, aged 13 years "on Jan 1 last", Indentured to Robert W. Foster, of Otego, Otsego Co.,N.Y. until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Mar 1, 1837 & was filed Nov 10, 1837; Identification # 9.129.

O'BRIEN, Alexander, aged 4 years "on Apr 4 last", Indentured to Henry B. Goff, of Meredith, unti1 age 21, as apprentice in farming. Indenture is dated Oct. 4, 1838 & was filed Oct. 5, 1838. Identification # 9.133.

OSBORN, Jennie, child of Lillie Osborn of Franklin, aged 3 months, Indentured to James H. Frisbee, of Delhi, for 17 years & 4 months until age 18, to serve as an apprentice or servant in the family to learn the art of housekeeping. Indenture is dated & was filed, March 14, 1884. Identification # 9.159.

OSTRANDER, Lawrence (by Henrietta Ostrander, his mother) aged 11 years old "Sept 11 last". Indentured to William V. Webster, of Sidney, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated June 22, 1836 & was filed June 23, 1836, Identification # 9.124.

PIGGERY, Freeman, aged 6 years "on Nov,26,1862" Indentured to Guernsey H. Munson, of Meredith, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Nov 26, 1862 & was filed Dec 11, 1862. Identification # 9.157.

PINDER/PENDER, Temperance C., aged 15 years, 11 months & 24 days, Indentured to Isaac Archer of (not listed), until age 18 as apprentice to learn housekeeping. Identification # 9.118.

PLATNER, Harriet, aged 3 years "Aug 3 last", Indentured to Albert Garrison, of Roxbury, until age 18 as apprentice in housekeeping. Indenture is dated Sept. 26, 1859 & was filed Feb 13, 1862. Identification # 9.153.

PLATNER, Joseph L., aged 7 years "on Dec 7 next", Indentured to Peter McLaren, of Camden until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture dated Sept. 10, 1858 & filed Sept. 17, 1858. Identification # 9.149.

PULVER, William Henry, aged 3 years "on Apr 13 last" Indentured to Jacob Mickel, of Davenport, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated & was filed July 20, 1835. Identification # 9.120.

RIDENBERG, William, aged 12 years, Indentured to Robert Kerr, Jr. of Walton, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Feb. 2, 1852 & was filed Apr. 22, 1852. Identification # 9.139.

ROBINSON, John, aged 13 years, 4 months & 21 days, Indentured to William Baker, of Camden, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Nov. 11, 1833 & was filed Feb. 3, 1834. Identification # 9.18.

SCHERMERHORN/SCHEMERHAN, Wesley, aged 1 year "in Sept last past", Indentured to Asaph K. Smith, of Meredith, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Nov. 5, 1858 & was filed Nov. 9, 1858. Identification #9.151.

SHAVER, Clarissa, aged 7 years "on the 3d of March next", Indentured to John Beardslee, of Middletown, until age 18 as servant girl. Indenture is dated July 19, 1837 & was filed May 30, 1838. Identification # 9.130 1/2.

SIGNOR, David, aged 5 years "last May", Indentured to Thomas Nichols, of Hamden, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Oct. 17, 1854 & was filed Oct 5, 1855. Identification # 9.142.

TUBBS, Charles, aged 10 years "on May 2 last", Indentured to Samuel Baldwin, of Masonville, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Oct. 2, 1835 & was filed Mar. 22, 1836. Identification # 9.143.

TUBBS, Charles, aged 11 years old "on May 2 last", Indentured to William Kentfield, of Masonville, until age 21 as apprentice to farming. Indenture is dated Nov. 18, 1836 & was filed Dec. 20, 1836. Identification # 9.125.

TUBBS, Julona, aged 6 years "on Mar 8 last" Indentured to Anson Clinton, of Andes, until age 18, as servant at housekeeping. Indenture is dated & was filed June 13, 1835. Identification # 9.119.

VANVALKENBURG, Phebe, aged 9 years, Indentured to Jared Gregory of Unadilla, Otsego Co., N.Y. until age 18 as a domestic. Indenture is dated Oct.9,1851 & was filed Feb 5, 1852. Identification # 9.137.

WALTON, Charles, aged 10 years "on Mar 31 last", Indentured to Alanson Northrup, of Colchester, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Sept. 26, 1859 & was filed Feb. 13, 1862. Identification # 9.154.

WALTON, Curtis B., aged 5 years "on Aug 18,1859, Indentured to John Andrews, of Delhi, until age 21 as apprentice to blacksmith business. Indenture is dated Feb. 16, 1860 & was filed Feb. 17, 1860. Identification # 9.152.

WALTON, John H., age 13 years " Apr 30 last" Indentured to William Amos, of Delhi, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Feb. 12, 1862 & was filed Feb. 13, 1862. Identification # 9.155.

WALTON, Mary Ann, aged 13 years "on Aug 1,1857" Indentured to John Stoddard, of Delhi, until age 18, as a housekeeper. Indenture is dated Dec. 22, 1857 & was filed Dec. 28, 1857. Identification # 9.147

WRIGHT, John, aged 12 years "on Jan 30,1858", Indentured to Roswell Peake, of Hamden, until age 21 as apprentice to farming business. Indenture is dated Jan. 29, 1858 & was filed Jan. 30, 1858. Identification # 9.148.


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