Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/11/2010

Child Apprentices in America from Christ’s Hospital, London, 1617-1778

Christ’s Hospital (not a hospital in the contemporary sense) was established in 1553 for the benefit of orphaned children or those made homeless by impecunious parents. If they were legitimate children of free men of the City of London, over four years of age and free from obvious infirmity, they were to be educated and prepared either for entrance to a university or apprenticeship to a trade. for more click here

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