MURTY MCABOY APPRENTICESHIP 1763
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA
This indenture made the second day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty three. Between ELIZABETH GWINN of the County of Prince William of one part and ELIJAH WICKLIFFE of the County of aforesaid, Bricklayer of the other part. Witnesseth that said Elizabeth Gwinn doth bind HER SON MURTY MCABOY (born February the second day one thousand seven hundred and forty seven) unto the said Elijah Wickliffe with the free consent of the said Murty McABoy after the manner of an Apprentice until said Murty McABoy shall arrive to age of twenty one years, during which time he shall his said master faithfully serve , his secrets keep, lawfull commands obey, do no damage to his said master, not waste his masters good nor lend them to any person, not play at cards or dice, he shall not absent himself from his master’s business nor haunt Tipling houses or Taverns but in all things behave himself as a faithful Apprentice ought to do. In consideration whereof the said Elijah Wickliffe doth promise to use his utmost skill to learn the said Murty McABoy the art of Bricklaying and to find and provide for during the said term Cloathing, Diet and Lodging fit for such an Apprentice. Given under our hands this Second day of May 1763 in presence of us . CHARLES PORTER AND JOHN POPE WILLIAMS.
ELIZABETH (X) GWINN
MURTY (X) McABoy
At a Court held for Prince William County the 2nd of May 1763.
This indenture was acknowledged by the parties and ordered to be recorded.
SOURCE: Prince William County Deed Book 1761-1764, Pages 326 and 327, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio.