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The Bristol registers of servants sent to foreign plantations, 1654-1686

Author: Peter Wilson Coldham
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1654 the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance requiring that a register of servants destined for the colonies be kept, the purpose being to prevent the practice of dumping innocent youths into servitude. The registers, covering the period 1654 to 1686, are the largest body of indenture records known, and they also are a unique record of English emigration to the American colonies" -- publisher website  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Family histories
Directories
History
Registers (Lists)
Registers
Genealogy Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
Bristol registers of servants sent to foreign plantations, 1654-1686.
Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988
(OCoLC)624569547
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wilson Coldham
ISBN: 0806312238 9780806312231
OCLC Number: 18328169
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vii, 491 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Peter Wilson Coldham.
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"In 1654 the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance requiring that a register of servants destined for the colonies be kept, the purpose being to prevent the practice of dumping innocent youths into servitude. The registers, covering the period 1654 to 1686, are the largest body of indenture records known, and they also are a unique record of English emigration to the American colonies" -- publisher website (December 2007).

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