Indentured Servant Record (with Personography)

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Indentured Servant Record. Shawangunk, New York. April 1797 The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York Transcription and Encoding Anna E. Kijas Boston College Libraries
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill Massachusetts 02467
May 17, 2017 These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested. The TEI XML files are licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States" license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/)
Chestnut Hill John J. Burns Library The Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1716 - 1930. No. 2019 The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York appoint a boy to be an indentured servant.April 1797

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This indenture made the day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thou-sand Seven hundred and ninety seven. Witnesseth that Levi Vankeuren and Jacob Ostrander Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Shawangunck in the County of Ulster and State of New York by and with the consent of James Kain and Johannis Bruyn Esquires, two of the Justices of the peace for said County, have put placed and bound, and by these pre-sents do put place and bind Benjamin Evans a Pauper apprentice to Nicholas Hoffman of the same place and to his Heirs, with him to serve and dwell from the day of the date of these presents, until the said apprentice shall arrive at the age of twenty one years fully to be complete and ended accord-ing to the Act in that Case made and provided. He having been of the age of four years, and ten months the day and Year above written, during which said term the said Appren-tice, his Master shall well and faithfully serve in all law-ful business according to his wit power and ability and shall honestly and orderly in all things behave and demean himself toward his said Master during said term; and the said Nicholas Hoffmanfor himself his Heirs, Executors and Administrators doth covenant to and with the Overseers of the Poor of the Town aforesaid and their and every of their succes-sors for the time being, that he the said Nicholas Hoff-man the said apprentice shall teach or cause to be taught and instructed to read and write, and during said term provide and allow unto his said apprentice competent and sufficient Meat drink apparel washing and lodging, and other things necessary and fit for such an apprentice. And also shall and will so provide for the said apprentice that he do not become in any wise a Charge to the said Town of Shawangunck, but off and from all charges shall save the said Town harmless and indemnified, and at the end of the said term shall and will provide and

allow unto the said apprentice one new suit of apparel suitable to his station and one new pocket-bible __

In Witness whereof the Parties to these presents have herunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year first above written ____

The within Indenture __ was Sealed and delivered in the presence of us __ We James Kain and Johannes Bruyn two of the Justices of the Peace for Ulster County do hereby declare our consent to the Putting forth the above mentioned appren-tice according to the intent of the within Written Indenture __

Levi Vankeuren

unknown

unknown

Overseer of the Poor of the Town of in the Count of Ulster and State of

Jacob Ostrander

1706-01-13 January 13, 1706

unknown

American

Overseer of the Poor of the Town of in the Count of Ulster and State of

James Kain

unknown

unknown

Justice of the Peace of the Town of in the Count of Ulster and State of

Johannis Bruyn

unknown

unknown

Justice of the Peace of the Town of in the Count of Ulster and State of

Benjamin Evans

1792-06 June 1792

unknown

Indentured servant and apprentice to Nicholas Hoffman from 1792 until 1818.

Nicholas Hoffman

1736

1800

Master of Benjamin Evans.

See additional information on the Hoffman family, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffman_family.

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Indentured Servant Record. Shawangunk, New York. April 1797 The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York Transcription and Encoding Anna E. Kijas Boston College Libraries
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill Massachusetts 02467
May 17, 2017 These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested. The TEI XML files are licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States" license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/)
Chestnut Hill John J. Burns Library The Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1716 - 1930. No. 2019 The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York The overseers of the poor of the Town of Shawangunk, New York appoint a boy to be an indentured servant.April 1797

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This indenture made the day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thou-sand Seven hundred and ninety seven. Witnesseth that Levi Vankeuren and Jacob Ostrander Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Shawangunck in the County of Ulster and State of New York by and with the consent of James Kain and Johannis Bruyn Esquires, two of the Justices of the peace for said County, have put placed and bound, and by these pre-sents do put place and bind Benjamin Evans a Pauper apprentice to Nicholas Hoffman of the same place and to his Heirs, with him to serve and dwell from the day of the date of these presents, until the said apprentice shall arrive at the age of twenty one years fully to be complete and ended accord-ing to the Act in that Case made and provided. He having been of the age of four years, and ten months the day and Year above written, during which said term the said Appren-tice, his Master shall well and faithfully serve in all law-ful business according to his wit power and ability and shall honestly and orderly in all things behave and demean himself toward his said Master during said term; and the said Nicholas Hoffmanfor himself his Heirs, Executors and Administrators doth covenant to and with the Overseers of the Poor of the Town aforesaid and their and every of their succes-sors for the time being, that he the said Nicholas Hoff-man the said apprentice shall teach or cause to be taught and instructed to read and write, and during said term provide and allow unto his said apprentice competent and sufficient Meat drink apparel washing and lodging, and other things necessary and fit for such an apprentice. And also shall and will so provide for the said apprentice that he do not become in any wise a Charge to the said Town of Shawangunck, but off and from all charges shall save the said Town harmless and indemnified, and at the end of the said term shall and will provide and

allow unto the said apprentice one new suit of apparel suitable to his station and one new pocket-bible __

In Witness whereof the Parties to these presents have herunto set their hands and Seals the day and Year first above written ____

The within Indenture __ was Sealed and delivered in the presence of us __ We James Kain and Johannes Bruyn two of the Justices of the Peace for Ulster County do hereby declare our consent to the Putting forth the above mentioned appren-tice according to the intent of the within Written Indenture __