Apprenticeship in the Maritime Occupations at Ipswich, 1596-1651

By John Webb, published February 1960


A detailed account of the indentures of young boys to learn the trade of mariners, sailors, fishermen, shipwrights and caulkers in and around Ipswich. The details include where the boys came from, the many aspects of the indentures themselves and the length of time required. This system was the process by which trained maritime individuals were developed by the Ipswich Corporation.

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Filed under: Tudors | English Civil War | Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Navies

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