Ref NoQ/AG
TitleQuarter Sessions (Administration): Mill apprenticeship records (index available to download)
DescriptionQ/AG/1-36 records relating to cotton mill apprentices. Derbyshire Record Office is grateful to R J Boon for supplying this resource.
An index to this series is available to download from the link on this page.
Administrative HistoryBy an Act of 1802 (42 Geo III cap lxxiii) for which see Q/AG/1 below, the hours apprentices in mills could be made to work were limited and provision made for them to receive education. Pairs of visitors, one pair to a district, were to be appointed to ensure compliance with the Act.
The earlier documents here refer to the operation of this Act, but those of 1840-1841 result from the interest of Edward Sacheverell Chandos Pole who requested details outside the County.
Related MaterialFor further information on this, see the introduction by Mr R J Boon to his transcript of the returns which resulted from Chandos Pole's initiative. This is available to download from the link below.
DocumentQ AG Returns of Cotton Mill Apprentices to Derbyshire Quarter Sessions 1841.pdf
Manufacturing industry
Cotton textile industry
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