Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Source Information

Sussex County, DE Apprentice Indentures, 1822-1924

Apprentices and Indentures • 1,602 Records • Uploaded January 19, 2022

These records document an agreement between an apprentice and master to learn a trade, such as farming, housekeeping, blacksmithing, etc. Agreements include terms of service, payment received at the end of service, education, and the names of both master and apprentices. Abstracted from Delaware Public Archives' "Apprentice Indentures". This record only includes individuals who were listed as "mulattoes" or "negroes".

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • County Indexed
  • Date of Record
  • Apprentice Surname Indexed
  • Apprentice First Name Indexed
  • Gender Indexed
  • Race Indexed
  • Guardian Indexed
  • Master Surname Indexed
  • Master's First Name Indexed
  • Occupation Indexed
  • Benefits During Service Indexed
  • Benefits After Apprenticeship Indexed
  • Box Number Indexed
  • Folder Number Indexed
  • Series Number
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