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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.

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

Surname First Name Page Number
Gabourel Joshua 65
Gaine Hugh 30
Gale Isaac 66
Gale John 84 101
Gale Jonathan 66
Gale William 114 126
Gallwey Nicholas 49
Gambling Margaret 53
Game Abraham 50
Game Isaac 50
Gander Charles 133
Gander James 13
Gander John 84 101
Gandy Peter 82
Gant Elizabeth 137
Gant Robert 137
Gant Thomas 137
Gardin Richard 98
Gardin Tudor 98
Gardiner John 136
Gardiner Silvester 93
Gardener Christopher 32
Gardener Jane 32
Gardener John 32 68
Gardener Thomas 16 82
Gardener William 119
Garland Elizabeth 113
Garland John 113
Garland Richard 113
Garner Joseph 91
Garrett Amos 56
Garrett John 130
Garry Elizabeth 95
Garth Alexander 31
Garth George 31
Garth Roger 31
Gascoigne Sarah 58
Gase John 19
Gase Nathan 19
Gaskell Sarah 58
Gaylor John 95
Gaylor William 95
Gearish blank 86
Gent Esau 77
Gerrish Benjamin 115
Gerrish Joseph 65 115
Gerrish William 53 57
Gethings Edmond 18
Gethings Richard 18
Gibbon Abraham 40
Gibbon William 40 83
Gibbons Matthew 121
Gibbons Richard 35
Gibbons Thomas 121
Gibbons William 94
Gibbs Mr. 131
Gibbs James 121
Gignoux John 128
Gilbert Nathaniel 67
Gilbert Thomas 105 109
Giles Nathaniel 46
Gill Edmund 94
Gill Henry 94
Gill Sarah 94
Gillen Alexander 125
Ginn George 68
Ginn William 68
Gladman William 90
Glen Mary 98
Glen William 98
Glendenny Henry 106
Glover Diana 85
Glover Henry 81 125
Glover Thomas 92
Glyster David 105
Glyster Thomas 105
Goad Solomon 100
Goddard Benjamin 64
Goddard Christopher 64
Goddard James 64
Gohram John 96
Goldar Josiah 97
Goldar William 97
Goldwin Christian 125
Goldwin John 125
Goldwin Thomas 125
Gollway Nicholas 74
Good Lucy 31
Good Robert 31
Good William 31
Goodall Alexander 60
Gooding John 57
Gooding William 57
Goodman John 43
Goodman Josias 43
Goodwin Charles 84
Goosman John 137
Gordon James 48
Gordon John 103
Gordon Thomas 83
Gore John 92
Goslin Richard 82
Gosling Josiah 38
Goudge Nathaniel 45
Goudge Richard 45
Goudge William 45
Graham Benjamin 136
Grainger John 40
Grainger Mary 40
Grainger William 40
Grant Alexander 98 101 112 113
Grant Edward 68*
Grantham Peter 104
Grantum William 38
Grave Matthew 121
Graven Thomas 24
Graves Joseph 14
Graves Thomas 23
Green(e) Charles 115
Green(e) Crispin 81
Green(e) Francis 36
Green(e) Jonathan 84
Green(e) Meager 36
Greenwell James 28
Greenwood William 40
Gregory John 65
Gregory Theophilus 71
Gresham John 32
Gresham Sarah 32
Grey Thomas 54
Grey William 54
Griffin Gilbert 42
Griffin Joseph 42
Griffin Richard 42
Griffith Peter 26
Griffiths John 121
Grigg Thomas 111
Grimes Alice 33
Grimes Charles 54
Grimes Samuel 33
Grimston Elizabeth 105
Grossett James 135
Grove Johanna 112
Grove John 71 112
Grove John Matthew 112
Groves Johanna 525
Groves Leslie 124
Groves Mary 84
Groves Rebecca 53
Groves Samuel 52
Groves Thomas 52
Guertz Andrew 105
Guichard Anthony 102
Guignan Matthew 44
Gunbey John 36
Gunbey John 36
Gunthorpe John 111
Gurnell Mantle 76
Gurnell Michael 76
Gurney Ann 67
Gurney Mary 86
Gurney William 67
Guy George 80 93
Guy John 80
Guy Mary 80
Gynes Edmond 27
Gynes John 27

Last Updated on 27/11/2005
By Glenda


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