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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.

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

Surname First Name Page Number
Lake Henry 52
Lake James 52
Lamb Abraham 57
Lamb Charles 7
Lambath Michael 51
Lambert Edward 94
Lambert John 88 94
Lambert Thomas 88
Lambert William 42
Lamport Daniel 75
Lamton blank 99
Lance Thomas 51
Lancelott Samuell 48
Landman John 106 113
Lane Elizabeth 60
Lane Henry 74
Lane James 60
Lane John 21* 60
Lane Noel 62
Lane Susanna 62
Lane Thomas 20 22 62 85 74 79 89 125
Lang Henry 84
Langdon Ephraim 58
Langford Edward 117
Langford Jonas 92
Langford William 80 117
Langhorn John 94
Langley Benjamin 22
Langley Daniel 22
Langworthy John 79
Lasby Baptist 53
Lascelles Daniel 77
Lascelles Edward 83
Lascelles George 31
Lascelles Henry 73 76* 83*
Latchford Thomas 112
Lathbury Elizabeth 106
Latimer Robert 125
Laughorne Charles 15
Laughorne Richard 15
La Verge Daniel 118
La Verge David 118
Lawes John 129
Lawne William 59
Lawrance Henry 43
Lawrence Effingham 137
Laws Thomas 80
Lea William 72
Leacock John 98
Leacock William 98
Leake Thomas 71
Leaver Lucy 49
Leaver William 49
Lee Richard 27 110
Lee Simon 132
Lee Thomas 54
Lee William 70
Leech James 16
Le Gallis David 89
Legg John 60
Legg Mary 60
Legg Richard 60
Leigh John 39
Leigh Sarah 39
Leigh Zachariah 39
Leman Thomas 27
Lepper John 49
Lepper Thomas 49
Leslie James 133
Lessly Andrew 107 111 113 118
Lessly Thomas 113
Levett John 44
Lewis John 96 115
Lewis Susan 115
Lickorish James 38
Lickorish William 57
Lightfoot Edmond 22
Lindall Caleb 40 45
Lindsay William 100
Lindsey John 68 136
Littleboy George 91
Littleboy Richard 91
Littlehales Clayton Hanes 126
Littlehales John Shepherdess 126
Littleton Charles 114
Littleton George 114
Livers Arnold 54
Livesey George 134
Livesey Stephen Newton 134
Livingston Henry 102
Livingston Peter Vanbrugh 77
Lloyd Edward 33 42
Lloyd Hugh 91
Lloyd John 56 83
Lloyd Mary 97
Lloyd Nathaniel 60
Lloyd Philip 37
Lloyd Richard 90
Lloyd Thomas 90
Loader William 34
Lobb George 131
Lockwood David 13
Lockwood Samuel 105
Lockwood William 105
Loe Jane 53
Long Beeston 76 81 82 85 89 90 94* 98 100 101 103 104* 105 107 110* 114 115 117 118 125
Long Charles 89
Long Edward 125
Long Nathaniel 15
Long Samuel 107 110
Long Thomas 15
Longest Peter 107
Longest Thomas 107
Lovejoy William 104
Lowe Lemuel 97
Lowe Mary 132
Lowe Thomas 97
Lowman Elizabeth 93
Lowman James 93
Lowman Samuel 93
Lownds William 84
Lucas George 61
Luddington Hugh 57
Luddington Robert 57
Ludlam Elizabeth 97
Ludlow Philip 18 57
Luffe Richard 67
Lukey John 55
Lukey Richard 55
Lurting Robert 17 27
Lusby Henry 105
Lux Darby 84
Lycett John 109
Lycett William 109
Lydyard Jonathan 26
Lydyard William 26
Lynch John 66
Lynch Michael 60 65
Lyons Joseph 97
Lytcotts Richard 102


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

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