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Notes for Henry Pickett

1687 On April 1, "This indenture witnesseth that I Henry Pigott (son of Henry Pigott of Rappa River in Virga. Cooper) of his own free will and with ye consent of his said Father & friends, doth put himselfe an apprentice to Nicholas Ward of the city of Dublin, Merchant, to learn ye art of a Mariner and Navigator & with him after ye manner of an apprentice to serve from ye first day of Aprill one thousand six hundred & eighty seven untill ye full end and terme of seven years next ensuing fully to be compleat & ended dureing which terme ye sd apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve, his secrets keepe, his lawfull commands every where gladly do, he shall do no damage to his sd Master nor see to be done of others, but that he to his power shall lett or forthwith give warning to his Master of ye same, he not waste ye goods of sd Master nor lend them unlawfully to any, he shall not commit fornication for contract matrimony within ye sd terme, he shall not absent himselfe from his sd Masters service day or night unlawfully, but in all things as a faithful apprentice shall behave towards his sd Master & all his dureing ye sd terme. And ye sd Master his sd apprentice in ye Art of a Marriner & Navigator by ye best meanes that he cann dureing his sd time & for ye true performance of all & every ye sd covenants & agreements herein menconed each of ye said parties bindeth himselfe to ye other by these presents. In witness whereof ye parties above named have to these presents interchangeably put their hands and seales y 5th day of April 1687". [1]


[1] Rosemary B. Hill and Dixie J. Clark, A Gathering of Picketts, Vol. 1 Virginia & Kentucky (self-published, 1998), 17, [GoogleBooks].