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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.

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

Surname First Name Page Number
Radaway James 86
Raffles Benjamin 114 129
Raffles Thomas 112 114 122*
Rainsdon Henry 120
Rambow Isaac 50
Ramsey Sarah 88
Randall Edmond 38
Randall John 38
Randall William 33
Randolph Isham 109
Randolph William 62 85
Ranken John 137
Ranson Robert 27
Rasbury Francis 99
Ravens Christopher 14
Raw Adam 62
Raw Sarah 62
Raw William 62
Rawlings Christopher 111
Rawlings Hannah 111
Rawlings William 111
Rawlinson John 59
Raymond Phillip 40
Raymond Thomas 40
Rayner Ann 46
Read(e) John 101 132
Read(e) Joseph 107
Read(e) Lawrence 122
Read(e) Martin 98
Read(e) Philip Edward 116
Read(e) Richard 38
Read(e) Thomas 29 56
Read(e) Thomas Edward 116
Redhead William 90 130 132
Redman John 57
Redmayne Mary 56
Redwood Philip 43
Reed William 106
Reeve Ann 83
Reeve Henry 63 83
Reeve Joseph 83
Reeve Thomasin 63
Reeves Richard 92
Reeves William 92
Reiley Charles 25
Rennoldson Thomas 136
Reynolds Nathan 13
Reynolds William 86 104
Rice John 103
Richards Ann 77
Richards Edward 13
Richards Francis 77
Richards George 20 21
Richards Jonathan 77
Richards Samuel 13
Ricketts George 105
Ridout Richard 42
Ridout William 42
Riley Abraham 116
Riley Daniel 116 124
Riley James 124 127
Riley Thomas 127
Rivington George 94
Rivington William 94
Roberts Samuel 37
Robins Thomas 57
Robinson Ann 79
Robinson Charles 122
Robinson Edmund 79
Robinson Elihu 19
Robinson James 79
Robinson Mary 19
Robinson Richard 19 48 92
Robsin Mary 78
Rochfort Robert 108
Rodon James 90
Rogers Francis 24 59 60
Rogers John 74
Rogers Richard 67
Rogers Roger 20
Rogers Thomas 20
Roker Elizabeth 121
Roker Philip 121
Roker Thomas 121
Rosamond Anne 39
Rosamond Francis 39
Rosamond William 39
Roscow James 38 39 46
Rose Ann 61
Rose Henry 30
Rose John 61 106 135
Rose Luke 135
Rose Stephen 113
Rose Thomas 61 106 113
Rosindall John 127
Rosindall Robert 127
Rosseter James 128
Roswell Joseph 39
Rowland Ralph 57
Rowland Richard 80
Rowland William 19
Rowsby John 34
Ruddle George 26
Ruddle Richard 26
Rudsby James 31
Rudsby Phillip 31
Ruggles John 60
Russell Henry 131
Russell Joseph 60
Russell Robert 131
Rutland Richard 127
Ryan James 108
Ryder Matthew 19
Ryder Richard 55
Ryder William 44
Ryley Samuel 121
Ryley William 121

Last Updated on 27/11/2005
By Glenda


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