Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture
Official wording of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson of 3 Newland Street, Derby, and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited. The document is signed by John Henry Watson himself (then about 17 years old), his father Walter Watson, and Henry Davis, Governing Director. The apprenticeship is for five years, dating from 25 June 1901, in the skill of instrument making. The apprentice's pay is agreed at 4 shillings and sixpence per week for the first year, rising to 6 shillings in the second year, 7/6 in the third, 9/6 in the fourth, and 12/6 in the fifth. The apprentice agrees to be obedient, not do any damage, not to take leave of absence without consent, and not to play cards, dice or other unlawful games, nor to frequent taverns or playhouses.
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3 January 1902
© Mary Evans Picture Library/GILL STOKER
Engraving depicting Jonathan Wild in the cart. Jonathan Wild, (1682/83-1725), was a London underworld figure. He became a manipulator of legal systems, collecting the rewards offered for valuables which he had stolen himself, bribing prison guards to release his colleagues, and blackmailing any who crossed him. He was responsible for the arrest and execution of Jack Sheppard, a petty thief and burglar who had won the publics affection as a lovable rogue. However, Wilds duplicity became known, and his men began to give evidence against him. After a suicide attempt, he was hanged at Tyburn.
© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection
Union Workhouse, Thame, Oxfordshire
A view of the Thame Union workhouse from one of its internal yards with the workhouse chapel in the background. Posed for the photographer are what appear to be the workhouse master (standing, right), the matron (seated, centre), and two female staff in nurse's uniform (seated). The other standing figures may be members of the master's family. The workhouse, built in 1836 to a design by George Wilkinson, later became Rycotewood College.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection