Probate & Other Court Records • 796 Records • Uploaded October 7, 2021
The apprenticeship applications submitted to the Register of Wills documents the attempts of former slaveowners to maintain possession of the children of their recently freed slaves immediately after 1864 Maryland Constitution outlawed slavery in the state. Data show the trade the children were to learn, who they would serve, and the ages they would reach at the end of their service. Also noted are items the individuals were to receive once their apprenticeship was completed. This record was transcribed from the original Somerset County Register of Wills Indentures 1864-1867 Liber JJD 6 and is now available online as the Maryland State Archives as a multipage PDF on this page: http://guide.msa.maryland.gov/pages/item.aspx?ID=C1771-10
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