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Indenture 1721 VA Dolby Nightingale

Copy of Original Passport

Source Text
 THIS INDENTURE, Made the thirtieth day of August in the eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George, King of Great Britain, etc. Annoque Dom. 1721 Between Nightingale Dolby of parish of Ramsey of, in County of Huntington Court of the one part, and John Taylor of London Yeoman of the other part, WITNESSETH, That the said Nightingale Dolby hath and of these presents doth bind and put himself an Apprentice and Servant to the said John Taylor to Serve him or his assigns in the Plantation of Virginia beyond the seas for the space of four years next ensuing the Arrival of the Said Servant in the said Plantation: and doth hereby covenant well and truly to serve his said Master, or his Lawful assigns in the said Plantation for and during the said Term, according to the Laws and Customs of the said Plantation and doth further Declare and Covenant: That he the said servant at the same time of the Ensealing thereof is of the Age of twenty four and a single person and no Covenant or Contracted servant to any other person or persons.  And the said Master for himself and his executors and assigns, IN CONSIDERATION thereof doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with his said servant that he the said Master, or his Assigns, shall and will at his, or their own proper Costs and Charges with what convenient speed they may, carry and convey or cause to be carry'd and convey'd over unto the said Plantation his said Servant and from henceforth and during said voyage, and also during the said Term, and at the end thereof, shall and will at the like Costs and Charges, provide for, and allow his said Servant all necessary clothes, Meat, Drink, Washing, Lodging, and all other Necessaries, fit and convenient for him according to the Custom of said Plantation, and as other Servants in such Cases are usually Provided for, and Allow'd.

 IN WITNESS whereof the said Parties have to these Indentuees interchangeably set their Hand and Seals.

                                                         Jon Taylor

Sealed and Delivered in the
Presence of

                    John Foster

 THESE ARE TO CERTIFY, That the above named Nightingale Dolby came befor me the day and year above written and declared himself to be a single person and no Covenant or Contracted Servant to any Person or Persons, to be of the age of twenty four years, and he desirous to serve the Above named John Taylor 4 years according to the Tenour of the Indenture above-written.  All which is registered in the Office for that purpose appointed by Letters Patents.  IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Affixed the Common Seal of the said office.

  Dept. Reg.