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£5. is given, may be assigned by the master, with the approbation of two justices; and apprentices may be discharged whose masters cannot find employ, or maintain them, s. 9.
Two or more justices on complaînt of parish apprentice of cruelty or ill-treatment by his master, may discharge such apprentice from his apprenticeship, 20 Geo. II. C. 24; and justices discharging apprentice under this act, may order his master to deliver up his clothes and wearing apparel, and also pay to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the parish to which such apprentice shall belong, a sum not exceeding £10. to be applied in placing out such apprentice again; and also a sum not exceeding £5. in case such master shall ef use to deliver up such clothes, &c. in case of default the said sum may be levied by warrant of two justices by distress and sale of the defaulter's goods, together with the expenses of such sale; and justices may compel parish officers to enter into recognizance to prosecute master for ill-treatment, and order the expenses of such prosecution to be paid, one moiety out of the poors' rate of the parish to which apprentice belongs, and the other moiety out of the common stock of the county; and parish officers refusing to pay such moiety, the same may be levied by distress and sale, s. 11. Justices may order any master convicted of ill-treatinent,&c. (when again liable to take a parish apprentice,) to pay to the parish officers any sum not more than
£10. nor less than £5. for the purpose of binding out such child to another person, in default such sum to be levied by distress and sale, s. 12.
Masters may appeal to quarter sessions; and on notice of such appeal, no distress to be made till after the sessions; penalty for not appealing, after notice, 40s. s. 12.
All other persons aggrieved may also appeal, 8. 14, and the decision of the sessions conclusive.
Apprentices discharged for ill behaviour may be sent to the house of correction, to be corrected and kept to hard labour, for any time not exceeding three months, s. 13.
A Parish Indenture of Apprenticeship,
by 43 Eliz, C. 2.
This Indenture, made the day of in the year of our Lord 1817, between A. B. and C. D. churchwardens, and E. F. and G. H. overseers of the poor of the parish of in the county of
of the one part, and A. M. of — in the said parish, [shoemaker), of the other part, witnesseth, That the said churchwardens and overseers of the poor, by and with the consent of two of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, dwelling near to [or in] the said parish of whereof is of the quorum, have put, placed, and bound, and by these presents do put, place, and bind A. P. a poor boy, whose parents B. P. and C. P. are not able to maintain him, of the age of — years, to be an apprentice with him the said A. M. and as an apprentice with him the said A. M. to dwell, from the date of these presents, until the said A. P. shall come to the
years, (or (if a female), until the said A. P. shall come to the age of
years, or the time of her marriage, which shall first happen] according to the Statutes in such case made and provided. By and during all which time and term, the said A. P. shall the
enant to, and administA. M. for hisf the family master, and
said A. M. his said master, well and faithfully serve in all such lawful business as the said A. P. shall be put unto by the command of his said master, according to the power, wit, and ability of him the said A. P. and honestly and obediently in all things shall behave himself towards his said master, and honestly and orderly towards the rest of the family of the said A. M. And the said A. M. for his part, for himself, his executors, and administrators, doth hereby promise and covenant to and with the said churchwardens and overseers of the poor, and every of them, their and every of their executors and administrators, and their and every of their successors for the time being, and to and with the said A. P. that he the said A. M. shall the said A. P. in the craft, mystery, and occupation of a [shoemaker), which he the said A. M. now useth, after the best manner that he can or may teach, instruct, and inform, or cause to be taught, instructed, and informed, as much as thereunto belongeth, or in any wise appertaineth ; and that the said A. M. shall also find and allow unto the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, lodging, and all other things needful or meet for an apprentice, during the term aforesaid. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Proriso to be added to the Covenant for Maintenance,
by 32 Geo. III. c. 57.
Provided always, That the last-mentioned coa venant on the part of the said A, M, his executors and administrators, to be done and performed, shall continue and be in force for no longer time than three calendar months next after the death of the said A. M. in case he the said A. M. shall happen to die during the continuance of such apprenticeship, according to the provisions of an act passed in the thirtysecond year of the reign of King George the Third, intituled, “ An Act for the further Regulation of Apprentices,”
The Assent of two Justices. - We, W. S. and S. P. two of His Majesty's jus. tices of the peace for the abovementioned county of , dwelling near to the abovementioned parish of , and one of us of the quorum, do hereby declare our assent to the binding of the above-named A. P. an apprentice to the abovenamed A.M. according to the form and effect of the abovewritten indenture. Given under our hands, the day of, &c.
Warrant to levy £10. for not receiving a Poor Apprentice,
on the Stat, of 8 and 9 Wm.
To the Constable of
Whereas A. B. and C. D. churchwardens, and E. F. and G. H, overseers of the poor of the parish of in the said county, by the assent of [us] W. S. and S. P. two of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the said. county, dwelling near to [or, in] the said parish of — one whereof is of the quorum, did endeavour to bind A. P. a poor male child of the said parish, whose parents are not able to maintain him, apprentice to A. M. of - in the said parish, [taylor), and for that intent did prepare and duly perfect one pair of indentures, pursuant to the Statute in such cases made and provided, which said pair of indentures was signed and confirmed by [us] the said two justices : And whereas the said A. M. is duly convicted before us the justices aforesaid, as well upon the oath of the said A. P. [or otherwise), for that he the said A. M. hath refused, and doth refuse to receive and provide for the said A. P. as an apprentice, and also to execute another part of the said indentures, being duly tendered to him by the said churchwardens and overseers of the poor, whereby the said A, M. hath forfeited the sum of ten pounds; These are therefore in His Majesty's name, to require and command you, to make distress of the goods and chattels of him the said A. M, and if within the space of [six] days next after such distress by you. made, the said sum of £10. together with reasonable charges of taking and keeping the said distress, shall not be paid, that then you do sell the said goods and chattels so by you distrained, and out of the money arising by such sale, pay the said sum of £10. to the overseers of the poor of the said parish of where the said offence was committed, for the
use of the poor of the said parish; returning the overplas upon demand unto him the said A. M. the reasonable charges of taking, keeping, and selling the said distress being thereout first deducted. Herein fail you not. Given under our hands and seals, the day of in the year 1817.
Summons of the Master for misusing his Apprentice,
on 5 Eliz, c. 4.
To the Constable of
Whereas complaint and information hath been made unto me J. C, one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, by A. P. apprentice to A. M. of - in the said county, (shoemaker), that the said A. M. hath misused and evil entreated him the said A. P. (by cruel punishment, and beating him the said A. P. without just cause, and by not allowing unto him sufficient meat, drink, apparel, or as the case shall be.] These are therefore in His Majesty's name to command you to summox the said A. M. to appear before me at the house of in the said county, on the day of , at the hour of — in the noon of the same day, to answer unto the said complaint, and to be further dealt with accord. ing to law. Herein fail you not, Given under my hand and seal, the day of, &c.
Summons of the Apprentice on the Complaint of the Master,
on 5 Eliz. C. 4.
To the Constable of —
Whereas complaint and information hath been made unto me J.C. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, by A. M. of - in the said county, (husbandman), that A. P. now being an apprentice to him the said A. M. is negligent, stubborn, disorderly,
or as the case shall be), and doth not his duty to him the said A. M. his master; These are therefore to command you to summon the said A. P. to appear before me, at in the said county, on the day of om, at the hour of