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

This is an index of names of Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778. For full details see the book Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778 by Peter Coldham. The page numbers refer to the page in that book where the child apprentice immigrant ancestor will be found. The book is available in many libraries or it can be ordered through or you can request a lookup from Bonnie Weber

Christ's Hospital was established in 1553 for the benefit of orphaned children or those impverished or orphaned children made homeless. 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. From the late 17th century, up to 150 children were admitted annually to "Bluecoat School" on recommendation of their parishes, and a further ninety or so under the terms of charitable endowments. But as early as 1617 large numbers of these children left England to serve apprenticeships in America. Beginning with those children apprenticed to the Virginia Company in 1617, about 1,000 Christ's Hospital students left England to take up such apprenticeships. The "Children's Registers" are housed in the manuscript department of the London Guildhall, and it is from these that Mr. Coldham extracted data on child emigrants. The entries are in chronological order and in a slightly abbreviated form. Given are the name of the child, his date of birth or baptism, date of admission, native parish, the name and occupation of his father, date of discharge, the name of the person to whom he was apprenticed, and the place in America where he was to serve his apprenticeship.

"D" Surname Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778

Surname First Name Page Number
Dalby Francis 123
Daling William 124 127
Dallow William 88
Daniel Charles 41
Daniel Samuel 64
Dansie Thomas 40
Darrack Archibald 113
Davenport John 104
Davenport Robert 104
Davers Thomas 63
Davie John 61
Davi(e)s Ann 124
Davi(e)s Benjamin 118
Davi(e)s Elizabeth 55
Davi(e)s Hesketh 126
Davi(e)s James 108
Davi(e)s John 15 46
Davi(e)s Nicholas 16
Davi(e)s Richard 124
Davi(e)s Robert 135
Davi(e)s Thomas 55 90 124
Davi(e)s William 16 37 46 108
Davison John 74
Davy Edward 56
Davy Millicent 56
Dawes Charles 98 101 113
Dawkins Fearand 63
Dawkins Henry 72 104 117 118* 129
Dawkins James 92 115
Day John 102
Day Lydia 102
Day Richard 44
Deane Richard 32
Defell John 128
Delamotte John 51
Delamotte Peter 65
Delamotte Phillip 51
Delap Francis 50 77
Dellance Oliver 96
Delves Hugh 114
Delves John 114
Dennis Frances 50
Dennis George 50
Dennis John 50
Denston John 82
Denston Wiiliam 82
Denton John 62
Denton Richard 62
Dibon William 120
Dickary Peter 22
Dickenson James 54
Dickinson Goerge 34
Dickinson Margaret 37
Dickinson William 37 130
Diggs Cole 51
Dingley Charles 120
Dixon Charles 117
Dobbins Sarah 36
Dodd George 31
Dodd Michael 34 91
Dodd William 31
Dodsworth Charles 78
Dolbeare Benjamin 87
Dolby William 21
Dongworth John 126
Dongworth William 126
Dorrell William 105
Dotin Thomas 73 75
Dottin William 131
Doughty Charles 115
Douglas(s) James 62 63*
Douglas(s) James George 91
Douglas(s) John 1
Dove Thomas 70
Downe John 43
Dracott Richard 54 77
Dracott Timothy 77
Dracott William 54
Drake Edmond 21
Drake George 126 129
Drake Richard 70
Drake Roger 70 72 76 77* 84
Drakeford Richard 121
Draycott John 25
Draycott Mary 25
Drinkwater Edmond 112
Drinkwater John 112
Drinkwater Mary 113
Driver Robert 38
Droste John 110
Duer John 71
Dumbleton Abraham 12
Dummer Phillip 73
Dunbar Charles 85
Dunbar George 85 93
Dunbar John 100
Dunbar Mary 41
Dunbar Willard 100
Dunbar William 94 96 100
Dunbrack George 96
Dunbrack Thomas 96
Duncalfe John 32
Duncalfe Joseph 32
Dunes Thomas 49
Duport John 113
Duport Robert 113
Dupre James 38
Durant Thomas 80
Durant William 80
Dwight George Henry 97
Dwright John 97
Dyer Edward 55
Dyer Mary 55
Dyer William 55

Last Updated on 27/11/2005
By Glenda


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