Find your ancestors in Gloucester Apprentices 1595-1700

Search through the names of thousands of apprentices from Gloucester in Calendar of the Registers of Apprentices of the City of Gloucester 1595-1700. Discover your ancestor’s chosen trade and the name of his master.

Each result will bring you to a page within the document. The pages are presented as a PDF. Each page contains a number of entries. The entry will provide you with the following details:

  • Date
  • Apprentice’s name
  • Apprentice’s father’s name
  • Residence
  • Apprentice’s master
  • Master’s wife’s name
  • Length of the apprentice term to be served
  • Trade
  • Sum of money given at the end of the apprenticeship

Discover more about these records

The Calendar of the Registers of Apprentices of the City of Gloucester 1595-1700 was edited by Jill Barlow, MA, and includes the names of almost 5,000 apprentices along with their fathers and masters. The calendar was published by The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. In this version, Findmypast has digitised the text through optical character recognition (OCR), which allows you to search the text for your ancestor’s name or a keyword, such as your ancestor’s trade.

The document was created from apprenticeship registers found in the Gloucestershire Record Office. It is separated into five section. The introduction provides a historical background of the apprenticeship system in Gloucester and the conditions of apprenticeship. Next, the apprenticeship registers are separated into three sections by year range: 1595-1646, 1645-1668, and 1668-1700. A fifth section, the index, includes five appendixes and indexes of names, places, and trades.