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Absconding Apprentices

Articles from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Relating to Apprentices that have Run Away
or Absented themselves from their Masters

Provided by Lindsey Withers

Thursday, January 2, 1800 - Issue 1891 - Gale Document Number Y3200646799
Run Away from his Master, Mr Amos Govier, Blacksmith, of Topsham, Edmund Chowne, his Apprentice; he is about 5 feet 6 inches and half high, and nearly twenty year of Age, brown Hair, long Nose, long-favoured, rather pock-fretten, and rouch marbled on his Skin; he is strong grown, and has a Lounge in his Walk. He wore away a blue Coat, and brown Corduroy Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs; but whoever will give Intelligence of him to the said Amos Govier, shall be handsomely rewarded for the same.

Thursday, January 2, 1800 - Issue 1891 - Gale Document Number Y3200646793
Run Away from his Master, on Thursday Evening, the 12th of December instant, Henry Crook, an Apprentice to Mr John Bickley, of Ideford, Devon. He is near seventeen Years of Age, about 5 feet high, dark straight hair, fair complexion, and short thick Hand. Wore away a Duck Jacket, dark Waistcoat, and Web Breeches; Carried with him a mixt Cloth Coat, with a 'King and Constitution' upon the Buttons; a coloured Fustian Waistcoat; a pair of Corduroy Breeches and a Pair of Stockings, stolen from his fellow Apprentice, and many other Things from the House. Whoever harbours or employs the said Henry Crook after this public Notice, will be prosecuted to the Severity of the Law.

Thursday, January 30, 1800; Issue 1895 - Gale Document Number Y3200646844
Ran Away from his Master, Thomas Waymouth, of the Parish of St. Mary church, in the County of Devon, Yeoman, on Friday the 24th of January instant, Thomas Gilding, his Parish Apprentice, aged sixteen, five Feet three Inches high, pale complexion, light hair; wore away a light-coloured Broad Cloth Coat, with yellow buttons, Bathcoating Waistcoat, and Plush breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs; but if he will return soon, he will be received, if not, he will be treated according to Law.
St Mary-church, Jan. 27th, 1800.

Thursday, March 6, 1800; Issue 1900 - Gale Document Number Y3200646892
Whereas George Saunders, late a Servant with Mr John Beedle, of Storidge; in the Parish of Tiverton, quitted his Service the 19th of February 1800, and obtained a Character of him, under false pretences. The said George Saunders is about five feet nine or ten inches high, long black hair, much marked with the small pox, by Occupation a Servant in Husbandry. Whoever will apprehend the said George Saunders, so as he may be brought to Justice, shall receive One Guinea Reward of the said John Beedle.
4th March 1800.

Thursday, March 20, 1800; Issue 1902 -Gale Document Number Y3200646913
Ran Away from his Master, C. Row, Esq. of Livinghay, in the Parish of Silverton, Devon, on Sunday night, 16th March 1800, William Chown, his Apprentice, aged 20, about 5 Feet and Half high, sallow Complexion, dark Hair, shewing of the Small Pox, and stoops to walking; wore away a Mixt Broad Cloth Coat, with plated Buttons, green and yellow Waistcoat, black Cloth Breeches, carried with him a plain Kersey Jacket and Breeches, black Cloth Waistcoat, with a pair of Calve Leather Shoes, a pair of Hats, Stockings and Shirts. Whoever harbours or employs him after this Notice, shall be prosecuted with the utmost Severity; but if he will return with proper Acknowledgements will be received: If not after this public Notice, he will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the Law.

Thursday, April 3, 1800; Issue 1904 - Gale Document Number Y3200646934
Run Away, on Sunday Evening, the 30th of March 1800, from his Master, Arthur Knapman, of Drewsteignton, Devon, William Moxey, his Parish Apprentice, aged 17 Years, about 5 Feet high, brown Hair, pale Complexion, small Eyes, wore away a dark Colour Cloth Coat and Waistcoat, Hogskin Breeches and carried with him a Web Coat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost Severity of the Law.

Thursday, April 10, 1800; Issue 1905 - Gale Document Number Y3200646939
Run Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Wills, of Lustleigh, on Sunday Night, the 30th of March last, John Edgcombe, his Parish Apprentice, about 19 Years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, darkish straight hair, fair complexion, with a kind of Wen or Mole under his right Cheek, which makes that cheek appear rather a little lower than the other, and the tone of his speech a little deeper than it was before that grew there; and is rather full in his legs. He wore away a dark cloth coat, velvet breeches, and otherwise decently apparelled. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, will be prosecuted; but if any person will bring him to his Master, he shall receive a reward of Five Guineas, and all reasonable expenses paid.
He has relations living at Plymouth-Dock.
Witness my Hand, Thomas Wills. Lustleigh, April 9th, 1800.

Thursday, June 12, 1800; Issue 1913 - Gale Document Number Y3200647029
Ran Away from his Master, John Gill, of Beardon, in the Parish of Peter Tavy, Yeoman, William Norris, his Parish Apprentice, about five Feet high, aged 15 years, fair Complexion, dark short Hair, grey Eyes; wore a blue Coat, striped Woollen Waistcoat, and a Pair of Everlasting Breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Peter Tavy, May 30, 1800
Run Away, without any Provocation, William Youlden, Apprentice to R. Sparks, Gingerbread Baker, of Exeter, on Monday, 9th of June 1800. He is about five Feet two Inches high, of a dark Complexion, a very down Look, about seventeen Years of Age. Wore away a ?----- Jacket, a spotted Linen Waistcoat, a Pair of white Loafers; and has taken with him two Pair of Shoes, Boots, a light-coloured Cloth Coat, a green spotted ?----- coat, a Pair of Buckskin Breeches, and two Shirts.
This is to give Notice, that whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, July 3, 1800; Issue 1916 - Gale Document Number Y3200647059
24th June, 1800.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Rippen, Parish of Ringsash, in the County of Devon, Thomas Simmons, his Apprentice, aged about nineteen Years, five feet two or three inches high, fresh complexion, wore away a dark brown Coat, with metal buttons, striped Waistcoat and Corduroy Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs. Whoever will inform the said Wm. Rippen, his Master, where he is residing, shall receive Ten Shillings Reward.
Witness my Hand, Wm. Rippen.

Thursday, July 10, 1800; Issue 1917 - Gale Document Number Y3200647069
Run Away from Mr William Fry, of Southmolton, Devon, on the 20th of May last, William Fry, his Apprentice, aged about 13 Years. This is to Caution the Public from trusting the said Apprentice on his Master's Account, as he is determined not to pay any Debts which the said Apprentice may Contract.
Southmolton, July 1, 1800

Thursday, September 4, 1800; Issue 1925 - Gale Document Number Y3200647144
Teignmouth, Aug. 28th, 1800
Run Away, about Four of the Clock this Morning, from their Master, Two Apprentices, viz. Thomas Prowse, about 17 Years of Age, and Samuel Haydon, about 16 Years and Half, Carpenters.
Notice is hereby given, That if any Person or Persons Credit the above Boys, I will not be answerable for the same.
Witness my Hand, John Tapp.

Thursday, September 11, 1800; Issue 1926 - Gale Document Number Y3200647152
Ran Away from Mr George Crocker, of Bideford, in Devon, Shipwright, William Short, George Hearding and John Hill, his three Apprentices.
Short is about 5 Feet 6 inches high, slight grown, flaxen hair. Hearding is about 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, stout made, dark brown hair. Hill is about 5 feet 5 inches high, dark brown hair tied, well grown, wore away a blue Coat, and blue Pantaloons; very red in the Face.
Whoever will apprehend the said Apprentices, so that they may be brought to Justice, shall receive Five Guineas Reward for each; and whoever harbours or employs them after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law, by me, George Crocker.

Thursday, September 18, 1800; Issue 1927 - Gale Document Number Y3200647162
Run Away from his Master, John Sanford, Parish Apprentice to Mr Joshua Ware, of Woodbury, Devon; aged 16 Years, about 4 feet 9 inches high, light complexion, having a large scar on the back part of one of his leg; wore away a brown Kersey Coat, red Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. Whoever shall harbour or employ the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs, by his Mater, Joshua Ware.
Parish of Woodbury, Sept. the 17th, 1800.

Thursday, September 25, 1800; Issue 1928 - Gale Document Number Y3200647170
Run Away from his Master, James Samson, a Parish Apprentice, to Mr William Townsend of Upton Pyne: He is about 14 Years of Age, 4 Feet 6 Inches high, and light Complexion. He wore away a Drab Cloth Coat, Web Breeches, White Yarn Stockings, and Hide Leather Shoes, nailed and clouted.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs by me, Wm. Townsend.

Thursday, September 25, 1800; Issue 1928 - Gale Document Number Y3200647174
Ran Away, on Monday Evening last, from his Mistress, Mrs Elizabeth Barnes, of Thorverton Parish, Henry Greenslade, her Parish Apprentice; he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, stout made, fair complexion, sandy hair and has lately had a bad Leg on the left side; wore away a short Web Jacket and Waistcoat, Leather Breeches, white rib yarn Stockings and round Hat; and carried with him a light coloured Broad Cloth Coat, yellow Buttons, a dark Velveret Waistcoat, new Pair Shammy Leather Breeches, a drab-coloured Pair Worsted Stockings, a dark-coloured Silk Handkerchief. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, October 9, 1800; Issue 1930 - Gale Document Number Y3200647188
Ran Away, from his Master on Saturday the 20th of September last, Henry Spiller, Apprentice to Mr John Pridham, Baker, of Topsham. He is almost 5 Feet high, red complexion, round favoured, dark Hair, full dark Eyes and about 19 Years of Age. He wore away a canvas Jacket and Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, October 16, 1800; Issue 1931 - Gale Document Number Y3200647194
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Batting, of the Parish of Newton St Cyres, Devon, on the 24th September last, James Forward, his Parish Apprentice. He is 15 Years of Age, about 4 Feet 10 Inches high, pale Complexion, light Hair, and walks rather awkward. Wore away a Web Jacket, Leather Breeches; and carried with him an Olive Colour Cloth Coat, and a Pair of Buckskin Breeches, besides his Linen. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted.

Thursday, October 30, 1800; Issue 1933 - Gale Document Number Y3200647213
Run Away, on Monday the 30th of October Inst. from his Master, Mr John Warren, of the Parish of Bown, Devon, Peter Call, his Parish Apprentice. He is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, fresh complexion and straight light hair. Wore and carried away a dark colour cloth coat, and waistcoat, also a web coat with new sleeves, fustian waistcoat and a pair of buckskin breeches, nearly new. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted.

Thursday, November 20, 1800; Issue 1936 - Gale Document Number Y3200647244
Eloped from his Master, Mr Robert Kelland, of Sandford, Devon, on the Eighth of November inst., William Goss, his Apprentice. He is about 14 Years of Age, fresh Complexion, and set grown. Wore away a Web Jacket, new Buckskin Breeches, and Shoes almost new. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, December 4, 1800; Issue 1938 - Gale Document Number Y3200647265
Ran Away from Mr Edwd. Bartlett, of Alphington, near Exeter, George Stocker, his Apprentice, about 5 feet high, slight grown, dark complexion, black eyes, and black short hair. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, December 18, 1800; Issue 1940 - Gale Document Number Y3200647286
Run Away from her Master, on Sunday the Fourteenth of December, Lucy Cook, a Parish Apprentice, to Mr James Connett, of the Parish of Dunsford, near Moreton, Devon. She is about 13 Years of Age, 4 Feet 6 Inches high, dark Complexion, black Hair; wore away a dark Stuff Gown and Coat; carried with her a light Linen Gown &c. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs, by me, James Connett.

Thursday, January 1, 1801; Issue 1942 - Gale Document Number Y3200647302
Ran Away, on Sunday, the 28th day of December, Instant, from his Master, John Wreford, of Hill, in the Parish of Morchard Bishop, Devon, Joseph Piper, his Parish Apprentice, about 18 Years of Age, 5 Feet high, fresh Complexion, straight dark brown Hair; wore away a Web Jacket, stripe Waistcoat, Leather Breeches and round Hat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.
Morchard Bishop, 29th December 1800.

Thursday, January 8, 1801; Issue 1943 - Gale Document Number Y3200647310
Run Away from his Master, Anthony Stevens, Blacksmith, Southmolton, Devon, on Thursday the First Day of January 1801, Samuel Elliott, alias Lamerton, his Apprentice, aged 19 Years, about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, well made, of a brown Complexion, and rather full Face; wore when he went off, an Ash-coloured Coat, red Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. Whoever can inform the said Anthony Stevens where the said Apprentice may be detected, shall be handsomely rewarded; and whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, January 29, 1801; Issue 1946 - Gale Document Number Y3200647341
Run Away from his Master, Mr John Paul, of Heavitree, Thomas Collins, his Parish Apprentice. He is about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, 19 years of age, fair complexion and dark hair. Wore away a light-brown coat, with a Waggoner's Frock over it; and carried away a green Coat with yellow Buttons. Whoever will give Information of him, shall receive One Guinea reward; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, February 12, 1801; Issue 1948 - Gale Document Number Y3200647359
Ran Away on Monday the Second of February Inst. From his Master, James Sell, Apprentice to Mr Thomas Wills, Hellier and Plasterer, in the City of Exeter; he is about 5 Feet ?-Inches high, dark brown Hair, and fair Complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.
Exeter, 10th Feb. 1801
Ran Away from her Master, Mr Daniel Bright, of Thelbridge, Devon, Ann Scott, his Parish Apprentice: She is about 14 years of Age, a fair Complexion, and brown Hair.
Whoever Harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, March 5, 1801; Issue 1951 - Gale Document Number Y3200647380
Ran Away from his Master, on Jan ?-1801, Charles Prickman, an Apprentice to Mr John Poole, Southgate-street, Exeter. He is a short sturdy boy, about 13 Years of Age, ruddy Complexion, short brown Hair, rather stutters in his Speech; wore away a dark Coat, strip'd Waistcoat, Leather Breeches, and round Hat. Whoever harbours or retains the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.
Any Carrier bringing him to his Master, in Exeter, will be allowed moderate Expenses, for any Distance within ?--- Miles of the said City. He is supposed to be about Plymouth or Stonehouse Barracks.

Thursday, March 12, 1801; Issue 1952 - Gale Document Number Y3200647387
A Runaway Apprentice
William Rice, Apprentice to James Strong, of Exeter, Baker, Ran Away on Tuesday the 10th Inst. He is about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, fair Complexion, round featured, light Hair and rather lusty; wore off a light Grey Coat, striped Swandown Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. Supposed to be going towards Barnstaple or Plymouth.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Notice will be prosecuted according to the Law; and any Person giving Information where he is to be found will be rewarded.
Exeter, 11th March 1801

Thursday, March 12, 1801; Issue 1952 - Gale Document Number Y3200647384
Run Away from his Master, on February 28th, 1801, Theophilus Endacott, a Parish Apprentice to Mr John Crocker, of the Parish of Throwleigh, in the County of Devon. He is a stout, well made Lad, about 19 1/4 years of age, ruddy complexion, short light-brown hair; worn away a Web Frock Coat, dark Velvet Waistcoat, Buckskin Breeches and round hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 2, 1801; Issue 1955 - Gale Document Number Y3200647406
Run Away from his Master, Mr Samuel Ewings, of the Parish of Shobrook, in the County of Devon, James Packer, his Parish Apprentice; aged 17 Years, about 5 feet 2 inches high, light complexion, light hair, and rather murphly. Wore away a light Colour Jacket, dark cloth waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the aid Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
March 25th, 1801.
Run Away, from his Master, John Snow Hayman of Woodbury, Devon, on Monday the 23rd day of March 1801, John Sillick, his Apprentice, aged 19 Years, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, well made, full face, black straight hair, a Mole in his face, the right side, wore when he went off a Web Jacket, brown Waistcoat, Hogskin Breeches, and round Hat, and a light Broadcloth Coat and Kerseymere striped Waistcoat. Whoever can inform the said J. S. Hayman, where the said Apprentice may be detected, shall be handsomely Rewarded; and whoever harbours or employs him after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, April 16, 1801; Issue 1957 - Gale Document Number Y3200647417
Ran Away, on Tuesday March the 10th 1801, from his Master, Mr Andrew Snell, of the Parish of Zeal Monachorum, Devon, Stephen Northcote, his Parish Apprentice, about 16 years of Age, 5 Feet high, fresh Complexion, dark Hair.
Whoever harbours or employs this said Apprentice, after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, April 23, 1801; Issue 1958 - Gale Document Number Y3200647428
Ran Away from her Master, Mr Daniel Bright, of Thelbridge, Devon, Ann Scott, his Parish Apprentice: She is about 14 Years of Age, a fair Complexion, and Brown Hair.
Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, June 11, 1801; Issue 1965 - Gale Document Number Y3200647476
Run Away, on Thursday Morning, the 4th of this Instant June, from his Master, Mr Samuel Swain, Cordwainer, Topsham, Devon.
Hugh Hamlin, his Apprentice, about 17 Years old, 5 Feet 3 Inches high; wore away a blue Cloth Coat and a round Hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted with the utmost Rigour of the Law.

Thursday, June 25, 1801; Issue 1967 - Gale Document Number Y3200647488
Honiton, June 17th, 1801
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Joshua Ghannon, Plumber and Glazier, Honiton, Joseph Cunnett, his Parish Apprentice, aged about Eighteen Years, about Five Feet Five Inches high, thin made, dark brown Hair and fair Complexion.
Whoever shall harbour or employ the said Joseph Cunnett, will be prosecuted for the same.
N.B. The said Joseph Cunnett left his Master, having been repeatedly detected in dishonest Practices.

Thursday, July 2, 1801; Issue1968 - Gale Document Number Y3200647495
Ran Away from his Master, William Stanbury, Woolcombers, Chagford, Devon, on Friday, the Nineteenth Day of June 1801, Richard Splat, his Apprentice, aged 16 Years, about 5 feet high, well made, of a brown Complexion and rather full Face; wore when he went off, an Ash-coloured Jacket and Web Breeches. Whoever can inform the said William Stanbury, where the said Apprentice may be detected, shall be handsomely rewarded; and whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, July 9, 1801; Issue 1969 - Gale Document Number Y3200647502
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Pring, on 26th of May last, John Bolt, his Apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.
Crediton, July 9th, 1801

Thursday, July 23, 1801; Issue 1971 - Gale Document Number Y3200647516
Ran Away Apprentice
Ran Away from his Mistress, Grace Haycraft, of the Parish of Newton St. Cyres, Andrew Diment, her Parish Apprentice, about 17 Years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, light hair, light complexion, and a bold appearance; wore away a Russia Drab Jacket and Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. Carried with him a light coloured Cloth Jacket and Leather Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice will be prosecuted according to Law.
July 22, 1801.

Thursday, July 30, 1801; Issue 1972 - Gale Document Number Y3200647526
Whereas, William Cann, an Apprentice to Mr Nicholas Butland, of Kenn, Devon, aged about 18 Years, eloped from his said Master on Sunday last, the 19th instant. He is about 5 Feet 5 Inches high, brown straight Hair, thin behind; full-faced, thick lipp'd, his front Teeth broken, his Knees bend a little inward; had on when he went away a dark brown Cloth Coat, Swansdown Waistcoat, Corduroy Breeches, grey Worsted Stockings, nail'd Shoes, and a new Hat about Three Shillings Value. Whoever will discover the aforesaid Apprentice, or bring him to his Master Nicholas Butland, of Kenn, near Exeter, shall receive a handsome Reward; and whoever shall harbour or employ the aforesaid Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be dealt with according to Law.
July 14th, 1801

Thursday, September 3, 1801; Issue 1977 - Gale Document Number Y3200647564
Run Away from his Master, Samuel Vittrey, Junr. Of Brixham Quay, Fisherman, Gilbert Rohestron, his Parish Apprentice, about 15 Years of Age, dark swarthy complexion, straight Hair; wore away a dark Jacket and blue Trousers. This is to give Notice, that if he will return to his Master, he will be received again, but if any Person is known to harbour him after this Public Notice, they will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
As Witness my Hand, Samuel Vittrey.
Brixham Quay, Aug. 28th, 1801.

Thursday, October 22, 1801; Issue 1984 - Gale Document Number Y3200647612
Run Away from his Master, Mr James Partridge, of Thelbridge, on the 7th of October inst. John Churchhouse, his Parish Apprentice, aged 19 Years, 5 Feet high, and light Hair, wore away a Drab Jacket, Waistcoat & Breeches, and carried with him a light mixed cloth Coat and Waistcoat. Whoever harbours him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, October 29, 1801; Issue 1985 - Gale Document Number Y3200647620
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Bryant, of Ashburton, Cordwainer, on Monday the Nineteenth of this Instant October, John Giles, his apprentice, about 20 Years of Age, pale Complexion, 5 Feet 7 Inches high, dark brown Hair, straight.
Whoever harbours or employs the said John Giles after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs, by me, William Bryant.
He is supposed to be in Plymouth or Dock.
Ashburton, October 25, 1801.

Thursday, November 5, 1801; Issue 1985 - Gale Document Number Y3200647626
Run Away from her Master, Mr James Somer, of Hartland, in the County of Devon, on the Twenty-sixth of October inst., Elizabeth Colmer, his Parish Apprentice, aged 16 Years, about 4 Feet 9 Inches high, dark Hair, carried with her a Quantity of Clothes. Whoever harbours her after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, November 19, 1801; Issue 1987 - Gale Document Number Y3200647642
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 11th of November 1801, from his Master, Mr Henry Patch, of the Parish of St. Thomas, Devon, John Munjoye, his Apprentice, aged 17 Years, thick grown, brown Complexion, dark Hair, about 5 Feet high, and bow-legg'd. Wore away a dark-brown Coat, light-coloured Breeches, and red Waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
NB. If he will return again to his Master, he shall be kindly received.

Thursday, December 10, 1801; Issue 1990 - Gale Document Number Y3200647663
Run Away from his Master, Mr Partridge, of Clannaborough, Devon, Thomas Brailey, his Parish Apprentice, aged Twenty, 5 Feet 6 Inches high, marked with the Small-Pox, and well dressed.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be punished as the Law directs.
Dec. 8th, 1801
Run Away, in the Night, of 19th of November last, from his Master, Mr John Huxham, of Wonton, in South Brent, Devon, William Coombes, his Apprentice, aged about Eighteen, hath a down Look, pale Complexion, dark brown Hair, and near 5 Feet 3 Inches high. Carried with him a light-coloured Cloth Coat, almost new; a dark-brown Cloth Coat, Plush Breeches, and many other Articles of Wearing Apparel. Whoever employs or harbours him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law; but whoever will apprehend him or bring him back, shall be handsomely rewarded.

Thursday, March 4, 1802; Issue 2002 - Gale Document Number Y3200647751
Run Away from his Master, on Sunday the 21st of February last, John Cross, a Parish Apprentice to John Lee, of Crediton. He is about 18 Years of Age, set grown, fresh complexion, straight light hair. He carried off with him a dark Cloth Coat, a red Serge Waistcoat, a Pair of Buckskin and Leather Breeches, a Web Jacket, a Smock Frock, two Pair of Shoes, and two Shirts. He is supposed to be gone to Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted according to Law. It is supposed he will name himself Brooking.
Crediton, 3rd March 1802.
Apprentice Eloped
Run Away, from his Master, William Coals, Mason, Plymouth; the Twenty-third of February, W. Wakem, his Apprentice, aged Eighteen Years, five feet, five inches high, has short brown hair, red complexion, but of a sour Countenance, his Knees turned inward. Wore away a short brown cloth coat, with canvas trousers. Whoever employs him after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs. Witness my hand, William Coals, Plymouth, March 1, 1802.

Thursday, March 4, 1802; Issue 2002 - Gale Document Number Y3200647756
Eloped from her Master, Wm. Wright, of Chudleigh, in the County of Devon, on the 12th Instant, Jane Lapthorne, his Parish Apprentice, aged about 17 Years, about 5 Feet high, fair Complexion, and carried with her a large Bundle of Clothes.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice shall be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, March 18, 1802; Issue 2004 - Gale Document Number Y3200647771
Apprentices
Eloped from her Master, John Lear, of Shillingford, in the County of Devon, on the ?[unreadable] Instant, his Apprentice, Jenny Brown, aged about 19 Years, of a middle Stature, regular Features, with dark Hair and Eye-brows; had on when she went away an Olive coloured Gown, and a black Silk Bonnet, and carried with her a Bundle of Cloaths. Also,
His Apprentice Mary Hex, alias William ?[unreadable], about 17 Years of Age. She has thick Lips and Light brown Hair, rather ?[unreadable], wore away a yellow ?[unreadable] Gown with Leather Boddice, and carried with her a bundle of Cloaths. Whoever will give Information where either or both of them are, to their said Master, John Lear, shall be rewarded; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices, will be prosecuted to the utmost Severity of the Law.
Shillingford, 17th March 1802

Thursday, April 22, 1802; Issue 2009 - Gale Document Number Y3200647804
Ran Away from their Master, Mr H. Tucker, Ship-Builder, Bideford, two of his Apprentices, one named William Scrigings, aged 21 years, near six Feet high, of a fair Complexion, with short Hair; a well-grown Man. The other named William Cann, aged 21 Years, of a fair Complexion, about 5 feet 7 inches high, long straight Hair, of an awkward Appearance. Whoever harbours or employs either of the said apprentices, after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted according to Law.
19th April 1802.

Thursday, July 22, 1802; Issue 2022 - Gale Document Number Y3200647892
Eloped from his Master, Mr James Graddon, of Atherington, Devon, Edward Smale, his Apprentice, aged about 19 Years, short thick grown, light coloured hair. Face a little muffled, and speaks slow. Her wore off a light Blue Coat, new Leather Breeches, and a Smock Frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted by me, James Graddon.

Thursday, July 29, 1802; Issue 2023 - Gale Document Number Y3200647901
Apprentice Eloped.

Ran Away from her Master, Richard Carnell, Yeoman, of Crediton, Elizabeth Bulleford, his Parish Apprentice, aged Sixteen, short stature; carried away with her 2 Gowns, the one a dark spotted Linen, the other ?-----; with many other Articles of wearing Apparel, property of her said Master, who will handsomely reward any one who may discover and bring her to him, but whoever shall harbour or employ the said apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to law, by me, Richard Carnell.
July 26, 1802.

Thursday, August 5, 1802; Issue 2024 - Gale Document Number Y3200647906
Ran Away from his Master, William Townsend, of the Parish of Upton-Pyne, William Parkings, his Parish Apprentice; about eighteen Years old, very short, fair Complexion, four Feet, seven Inches high; - wore away a Mixture-Cloth Coat, with large Buttons, two Plush Waistcoats, one Scarlet with Black Spots, and the other White with Blue Spots, two Pair of Leather Breeches, a whitney jacket, mended with dark colour Cloth, two Pair of Shoes, one is plated with iron round the toe, the other not tap'd, both Pair laced, with several other Articles.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this Notice will be prosecuted to the Severity of the Law, by me, Wm. Townsend.
August 1, 1802

Thursday, August 26, 1802; Issue 2027 - Gale Document Number Y3200647929
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Daniel Norrish, of Shobrooke, on Thursday the Fifth of this instant, August, John Prickman, aged 15 years, about 5 feet high, slender grown, light hair, wore away a Nib Whitney Jacket, Leather Breeches, and a large brim Hat.

Thursday, August 26, 1802; Issue 2027 - Gale Document Number Y3200647933
Ran Away from his Master, Henry Parminter, Cordwainer, Westleigh, Robert [?unreadable] Birch, about 13 Years old, 5 Feet high, [?unreadable] mouth, fair Complexion, brown short Hair; wore off a Coat, striped Waistcoat, and Corduroy Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Notice will be prosecuted according to Law.
Henry Parminter
Westleigh, 23rd Aug. 1802

Thursday, September 2, 1802; Issue 2028 - Gale Document Number Y3200647937
Ran Away from Henry Tucker, Ship Builder, Bideford, Two of his Apprentices, viz. Robert Summer, aged 17, short straight Hair, and slight Stature.
William Hoyle, of the same Age, short and thick; they were dressed in blue Jackets and pink Linen Trousers.
Whoever harbours or employs them will be prosecuted according to law.
Bideford, 31st August, 1802.

Thursday, September 9, 1802; Issue 2029 - Gale Document Number Y3200647944
Eloped from their Master's Service, John Glover, and Richard Trick, Apprentices to George Crocker, Bideford, Devon, Shipwright.
Glover is about 22 Years of Age, 5 Feet 6 Inches high, has light brown Hair, is marked with the Small Pox, stoutly grown, and left his Master's Service about twelve Months since.
Trick is about 20 Years of Age, 5 Feet 10 1/2 Inches high, has short dark Hair, one Knee bent inwards, with the Calf of the Leg forwards, is slightly grown, and left his Master's Service about a Month Since, and when he went off wore away a blue Jacket, and a Pair of Corduroy Breeches.
A reward of One Guinea is hereby offered by the said George Crocker to any Person or Persons, upon whose Information either of the said Apprentices shall be apprehended and brought before one or more of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the Town and borough of Bideford aforesaid, to be dealt with according to Law.
Whoever shall harbour or employ either of the said Apprentices, after this public Notice, will be prosecuted by me, George Crocker.
Sept. 6th, 1802

Thursday, September 30, 1802; Issue 2032 - Gale Document Number Y3200647965
Run Away, without the least Provocation, on Tuesday the 21st of September instant, from his Master, the Rev. William Tanner, of Crediton, Devon, John Widgery, his Apprentice; he is upwards of 19 Years of Age, about 5 Feet high, set grown, knee-napt, round shouldered, dark brown Hair, ruddy Complexion, one of his Eyes black, the other grey; wore away a blue cloth Jacket and blue Trousers and Boots; carried with him a blue Coat, with white Metal Buttons, blue striped Check Trousers, and yellow Waistcoat.
Also Ran Away with the above John Widgery, at the same time, John James, an Apprentice to James Kerswell, Cordwainer of Crediton aforesaid; he is 18 Years of Age, 5 Feet 4 Inches high, dark brown Hair, dark Complexion, round shouldered and set grown; wore away a blue Coat, with yellow Buttons, yellow Waistcoat, striped Breeches and black ribb'd Stockings.
They are supposed to be gone to Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentices after this Public Notice, will be dealt with according to Law.

Thursday, October 14, 1802; Issue 2034 - Gale Document Number Y3200647985
To Builders - Ran Away from his Master, Josiah Vowler, of Crediton, Roger Lane, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, full-fresh Complexion; wore off a blue Jacket and dark Corduroy Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Roger Lane, his Apprentice, after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
N.B. Two good Joiners Wanted; if steady Men, they will have constant Employ and every Encouragement.
Crediton, October 13th, 1802.

Thursday, October 21, 1802; Issue 2035 - Gale Document Number Y3200647990
Eloped on Sunday the Third Inst without the least Provocation from Elias Warren, Boot and Shoemaker, of Newton Abott, in the County of Devon, ?-Dage Major, his Apprentice, aged about twenty years. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
N.B. Any Person who shall apprehend and secure the said Apprentice, so as he may be dealt with according to Law, shall be rewarded for their Trouble.
Newton-Abbott, 18th Oct. 1802

Thursday, December 2, 1802; Issue 2041 - Gale Document Number Y3200648030
Ran Away about a Month since, from his Master William Davey, of Beaworthy, in Devon, James Martin, his Parish Apprentice, about 17 Years of age, Five Feet Three Inches high, fair Complexion, light Hair and round Favour'd.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs; but if the said Apprentice will return again he will be kindly received.
Okehampton, Nov. 30th, 1802

Thursday, December 2, 1802; Issue 2041 - Gale Document Number Y3200648035
Ran Away from his Master, John Bradford, a Parish Apprentice to Mr Richard Heard, of Bow, Miller; 17 Years of Age, about 5 feet high, light Hair, long straight Nose, slight stoop, wore off a Russia Drab Coat, striped Waistcoat and Leather Breeches; he has also feloniously taken Money and Wearing Apparel to a considerable Amount. Whoever will lodge the above Apprentice in one of his Majesty's Gaols, shall receive One Guineas Reward, by me, Richard Heard.
Dated Bow, 23rd, Nov. 1802.

Thursday, December 9, 1802; Issue 2042 - Gale Document Number Y3200648037
To Shipwrights and Others.
Whereas, George Ridmore, Apprentice to Messrs. Walter Lock and Co. of Ilfracombe, Shipwrights, has lately absconded from the Service of his said Masters, all Persons are hereby cautioned against employing him; And any Person giving his said Maters such Information as may enable them to get him apprehended, and lodged in the House of Correction, shall receive from them a handsome Reward. The said George Ridmore is about Five Feet four Inches high, stout made, and is about twenty Years of Age.
Ilfracombe, 27th Nov. 1802.

Thursday, January 13, 1803; Issue 2047 - Gale Document Number Y3200648078
Exeter, 2nd Jan. 1803
Ran Away from his Master, ?--- Sanders, Baker, John Cole, his Apprentice; he is near Seventeen Years of Age, about 5 Feet ?---- high, rather Fair Complexion, short dark Hair, ?---- made, and wore away a dark Mixture Coat, and ?---- Flowered waistcoat, with dirty Leather Breeches and white Apron. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs.
A Caution to Gun-Makers
Ran Away from their Master, John Harvey, Gun-Smith, of the City of Exeter, William Turner and Henry Hine Hake, both his Apprentices; the former about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, swarthy Complexion, a Native of Ireland, aged about twenty Years; The Latter about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, light Hair, pale Complexion, rather knap-kneed; eighteen Years of Age; wore away a blue Coat, with yellow buttons. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentices after this public Notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost Extremity of the Law.
N.B. In consideration of the former good Character of H. H. Hake, if he will return to his Master, he will be well received, and no Notice taken of his past Offence.
Exeter, 12th Jan 1803.

Thursday, February 3, 1803; Issue 2050 - Gale Document Number Y3200648099
Eloped from his Master, Francis Drake, Boot and Shoe-Maker, Truro, Cornwall, John Taylor, his Apprentice; he is about five Feet six Inches high, stout made, dark Complexion, stoops a little, with full Eye, and straight Hair, about eighteen Years of age; wore off a brown Cloth Coat, a red and yellow striped Waistcoats, a Pair of plain and ribb'd Corduroy Breeches; and a short Jacket for working in, and is a good Workman. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice will be prosecuted to the Extent of the Law. He has two Years and Half to run of his said Apprenticeship; is supposed to be gone to Oakhampton this Morning, Monday the 31st January by the Mail, as he is a Native of North Tawton.
Truro, 31st January 1803.

Thursday, March 3, 1803; Issue 2054 - Gale Document Number Y3200648124
Runaway Apprentice
Run Away from his Master, William Dadd, of the Parish of Drewsteignton, in the County of Devon, on Sunday last, the 27th of February, William Beer, his Parish Apprentice, aged about 19 Years, short thick grown, brown Hair, his Face a little murfled; wore off a dark green Cloth Coat, light coloured Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches; carried with him a Bundle of Clothes, and a Smock Frock.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
N.B. He is supposed to be gone to Totnes.
Drewsteignton, March 2nd, 1803

Thursday, March 10, 1803; Issue 2055 - Gale Document Number Y3200648132
Run Away, on the 28th of February last, from his Master, Mr Stuckley, of Chulmleigh, Devon, Henry Bury, his Apprentice, aged about Fourteen; wore off a Suit of Black, and carried with him a red Waistcoat and brown Coat. Whoever harbours him after this Notice, will be prosecuted.
Chulmleigh, 8th March 1803.

Thursday, March 17, 1803; Issue 2056 - Gale Document Number Y3200648144
Run Away from her Master, Mr J. Butter, of Woodbury, Grace Mifflin, his Parish Apprentice, aged about Eighteen, decently dressed - Whoever harbours or employs her, after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 12, 1803; Issue 2064 - Gale Document Number Y3200648201
Ran Away, on Sunday the First of May, from his Master, Mr Thomas Lee, of Uford, in the Parish of Crediton, William Court, his Parish Apprentice, about 18 Years of Age, 5 Feet 4 Inches high, full favoured, light Hair, stout grown; wore away a light Kersey Coat, Swansdown Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches; and carried with him a Web Jacket and Leather Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost Severity of the Law.

Thursday, June 16, 1803; Issue 2069 - Gale Document Number Y3200648235
Exeter.
Ran Away from the Subscriber, on the 6th of June instant, Richard Davey, his Apprentice, aged about sixteen Years, about five Feet high, by Profession a Baker, supposed to be about Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted; and whoever will apprehend him, or cause him to be apprehended, by giving Information to the Subscriber, shall receive One Guinea, and all reasonable Expenses.
T. Marshall, South-street, Exon, June 15th, 1803.

Thursday, June 30, 1803; Issue 2071 - Gale Document Number Y3200648244
John French, Apprentice to Walter Lock and Co. of Ilfracombe, in the County of Devon, Shipwrights, having absconded from their Service, they do hereby offer a Reward of Five Guineas to any Person who will lodge their said Apprentice in any of his Majesty's Gaols. He is about five Feet nine Inches high, Straight Dark Hair, and about twenty-one Years of Age.
Ilfracombe, 25th June, 1803
Ran Away, on Monday, the 20th June, from his Mistress, Mrs Sarah Jewel, of Coomb, in the Parish of Bovey Tracey, and County of Devon, Thomas Spry, her Parish Apprentice, about 19 Years of Age, 5 Feet 8 Inches high, fresh Complexion, light Hair, had a Scald on the Back of his right Hand when young, the Mark of which still remains; wore away a dark Colour Coat and Waistcoat. Velveteen Breeches, and carried a Smock Frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost Severity of the Law; and whoever will cause him to be apprehended shall be handsomely rewarded.
Bovey Tracey, June 27th, 1803

Thursday, June 30, 1803; Issue 2071 - Gale Document Number Y3200648246
Ran Away from his Master, Thomas Reynolds, of Court Barton, in the Parish of Thorverton, Samuel Gill, his Parish Apprentice; aged 17 Years, about 5 Feet high, thin made, a round Face, with red Complexion, supposed to be gone towards South-Bovey. Whoever will give information to the said Thomas Reynolds, where he is, shall receive One Guinea Reward, but if any one harbours the said Apprentice after this public Notice, they will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, July 14, 1803; Issue 2073 - Gale Document Number Y3200648260
St Mary Church, 8th July, 1803.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Samuel Longmead, Carpenter, John Terry, his Apprentice, aged about 18 Years, 5 Feet, 2 Inches high, dark straight Hair and carried with him a blue Coat, a light strip'd Waistcoat, Thickset breeches, and a white Frock and Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, August 11, 1803; Issue 2077 - Gale Document Number Y3200648287
Plymouth, Aug. 9th, 1803
Ran Away from his Master, William Drew, about sixteen Years of Age, five Feet five Inches high, of a fair Complexion, and light Hair. Whoever employs or harbours the said Apprentice will be prosecuted as the Law directs, by me Philip Gerhartt.
Ran Away from her Master, Lucy Cook, a Parish Apprentice to Mr James Connett, of Dunsford. She is about 18 Years old, stout grown, about 4 Feet 9 Inches high, dark Complexion, dark Hair, and wore away a light-coloured Linen Gown, a black Silk Bonnett, besides sundry other articles of wearing Apparel.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, August 25, 1803; Isue 2079 - Gale Document Number Y3200648304
Ran Away from his Master, George Tyte, Whitesmith, of Barnstaple, Henry Smale, his Parish Apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs. The said Henry Smale is about 14 Years of Age, round Face, dark Hair, wore away a drab coloured Coat, strip'd Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. He left his said Master the 24th of July lat, and is now supposed to be in the Neighbourhood of Plymouth.

Thursday, September 15, 1803; Issue 2082 - Gale Document Number Y3200648327
Run Away from Mr Chas. Richards, of Silverton, in the County of Devon, on Wednesday last, John Frost, his Parish Apprentice, aged 18 Years, about 5 Feet 1 inch high, pitted with the Small-Pox, left handed; wore away a blue lapelled Coat, with yellow Buttons, striped Waistcoat, blue Cloth Pantaloons; and carried with him a drab cloth Coat with a Black Collar, and dark Manchester velvet Breeches. Whoever will apprehend him and return him to his Master, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward; and whoever shall employ him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
Dated 8th Sept. 1803.

Thursday, September 22, 1803; Issue 2083 - Gale Document Number Y3200648335
Run Away from his Master, John Zeal, of the Parish of Exminster, William Stocker, his Parish Apprentice, fourteen Years old, four Feet two Inches high, fair Complexion, light Hair; wore away a Whitney Waistcoat, and a Pair of Web Breeches, had a Pair of Shoes on with an iron plate round the heel.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, September 22, 1803; Issue 2-83 - Gale Document Number Y3200648332
Run Away from his Master, Mr James Thomas, of Thorverton, on Sunday Night the Fourth Instant, William Phillips, his Parish Apprentice, Nineteen Years of Age, about five Feet six Inches high, dark Complexion, wore away a Coat which had been let out, striped Waistcoat, and striped Corduroy Breeches; whoever will give information where he may be found, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward; but whoever harbours or employs him after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted. It is supposed that he is gone to South-molton.
Thorverton, Sept. 15th, 1803.

Thursday, September 29, 1800; Issue 2084 - Gale Document Number Y3200648337
Ran Away on the Fourteenth of September 1803, William Hopkins, an Apprentice to Mr John Gill, Tin-Plate Worker and Brazier, of Newton Abbott, in the County of Devon, 20 Years of Age, 5 Feet 5 or 6 Inches high, cropped Hair, and a fair Complexion.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, September 29, 1803; Issue 2084 - Gale Document Number Y3200648338
Run Away from her Master, Thomas Sanford, of the Parish of St Paul, Exeter, Mary Vinecombe, his Parish Apprentice, nineteen Years of Age, about four Feet six Inches high, ?---- Complexion and black Hair. Wore away a dark-brown Gown. Whoever harbours or employs the said Mary Vinecombe after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, October 6, 1803; Issue 2085 - Gale Document Number Y3200648343
Run Away, on Friday last, Benjamin Ogleby, an Apprentice to Mr John Greenway, of Tamerton, Devon; he is about twelve Years of Age, short and stout, full Face, light straight Hair, wore away a Canvas Coat, blue Waistcoat, and Canvas Breeches - Whoever shall conceal the above Apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law Directs.
John Greenway, Haxter Gate, Tamerton, Oct. 3rd, 1803

Thursday, October 6, 1803; Issue 2085 - Gale Document Number Y3200648346
Ran Away on the 9th of August last, Samuel Cook, an Apprentice to William Tuckett, of Chudleigh, in the County of Devon. He is about five Feet four Inches high, twenty Years of Age, fair Complexion, dark Hair, the third Finger on the right hand quite a Stump, and rather stout grown. He wore away a Blue Coat - Whoever can give any Information where he may be found, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward, and all reasonable Expenses; but whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr N. Otton, of the Parish of Broad Clist, Farmer, Joseph James, his Parish Apprentice. He is about Seventeen Years old, Five Feet high, light Complexion, Knee napp'd, particularly his right Knee; took with him a dark colour Coat, Web Jacket, and a Green and a Scarlet Waistcoat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this Notice, will be prosecuted according to the Law, by me,
N. Otton.
October 1st, 1803

Thursday, October 27, 1803; Issue 2088 - Gale Document Number Y3200648371
Ran Away, on the 22nd of October inst. from his Master Wm. Stephens, Saddler, Exeter, Wm. Thomas, his Apprentice, about 15 Years old, thin Face, short light Hair, and about four Feet 6 Inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Exeter, 25th Oct. 1803

Thursday, November 24, 1803; Issue 2092 - Gale Document Number Y3200648396
Run Away, on Monday the 14th of this instant November, from his Master, George Cann, Parish Apprentice, to Mr Roger Wensley, of the Parish of Down St Mary, in the County of Devon. Aged about 19 Years, slight made, brown Hair, has a Mark on his Chin, occasioned by a Kick from a Horse; wore away a Web Jacket, mixed Cloth Waistcoat, Buckskin Breeches, new round Hat; and carried away various other Articles of wearing Apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, December 8, 1803; Issue 2094 - Gale Document Number Y3200648412
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Hill, of the Parish of West Anstey, Devon, John Rudley, his Parish Apprentice, aged about 17 Years, five Feet high, full Face, dark Hair, took with him a grey Cloth Coat, and a Web Jacket. If the said Apprentice will again return to his Master, he will be well received; but whoever shall harbour or employ him, will be prosecuted by me. John Hill.

Thursday, December 8, 1803; Issue 2094 - Gale Document Number Y3200648416
Whereas on Sunday Evening the 27th of this Instant November, David Blight, an Apprentice to Jasper Parrott, of Berry-Pomeroy, near Totnes, did abscond from his said Master's Service, without any complaint or cause whatever; any Person giving Information of the said David Blight, so as he may be apprehended and dealt with according to Law, (it being his Second Offence of this Sort) shall be handsomely rewarded, and all reasonable charges paid, by the under-signed. The said David Blight is between eighteen and nineteen Years old, five Feet seven Inches high, straight made, round Face, dark Complexion, sullen Countenance, and short brown Hair. He wore off a Snuff-coloured Coat, Swansdown Waistcoat and Corduroy Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted.
Given under my Hand this 30th Day of November, 1803.
Jasper Parrott.

Thursday, January 26, 1804; Issue 2101 - Gale Document Number Y3200648470
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thos. Warren, of the Parish of Clist St. George, Thomas Treby, his Parish Apprentice, 18 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, pale Complexion, light brown Hair, the fore Finger of his left Hand crooked, occasioned by a Cut. He wore away a drab Cloth Jacket and Corduroy Breeches. If he returns again to his Master he will be received in his Employ; but whoever shall harbour him after this Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law, by me, Thos. Warren.

Thursday, February 16, 1804; Issue 2104 - Gale Document Number Y3200648497
Ran Away this Morning, about three o'clock, from Mr John Wippell, of Shobrooke, in the County of Devon, John Fry, his Parish Apprentice; he is about five Feet five Inches high, eighteen Years and Half old, of a fresh Countenance, light brown Hair, Kneenap'd, with his Toes turn'd out; and wore away a Brin Shirt, a brown plain Cloth Coat, Velveret Waistcoat, almost new, a Pair of Buff Breeches, a Pair of mix'd black and white Worsted Stockings, a Pair of Shoes almost new, a very good Hat, with a Velvet Band and Buckle, a scarlet Silk Handkerchief, with a small white Stripe in it. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice shall be dealt with according to Law.
Dated Shobrooke, Feb. 13th, 1804.

Thursday, February 23, 1804; Issue 2105 - Gale Document Number Y3200648499
Run Away from his Master, Mr John Anstey, of Washfield, on Friday Night, the third Instant, Edward Delling, his Parish Apprentice; seventeen Years of Age, about five Feet high, slender grown, a long sharp Nose; wore away a light colour Cloth Coat and Waistcoat, and Corduroy Breeches. Whoever will give Information where he may be found, shall be handsomely rewarded; but whoever shall harbour or employ him after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs.
February 17th 1804.

Thursday, February 23, 1804; Issue 2105 - Gale Document Number Y3200648504
Ran Away, on Sunday Morning, Nineteenth of February instant, Anthony Leat, An Apprentice to Messrs. Trewman and Son, Printers, High Street, Exeter.
He is nearly 18 Years of Age, short, and strong and about 5 Feet 1 Inch high, brown Complexion, dark [?unreadable]; wore away a Blue Cloth Coat, with Yellow Metal Buttons, striped Waistcoat, bound with Purple Ribbon, and Corduroy Breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this Notice, shall be prosecuted; but whoever will give Information to Mess. Trewman and Son, as so as he may be apprehended, shall receive One Guinea Reward.
Exeter, 20th Feb. 1804

Thursday, March 15, 1804; Issue 2108 - Gale Document Number Y3200648525
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Kelland, of Colleton, in Chulmleigh, in the County of Devon, John Hunt, his Parish Apprentice, aged 17 Years, about 5 Feet high, fair Complexion, and light Hair; wore away a Russia-duck Jacket, Cloth Waistcoat and Leather Breeches; carried with him a dark Cloth Coat and Waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
Dated 12th March, 1804.

Thursday, April 5, 1804; Issue 2111 - Gale Document Number Y3200648546
Run Away from his Master, John Prince, of Withecombe Rawleigh, Yeoman, William Guscott, his Apprentice, about 18 or 19 Years of Age, 5 Feet 6 Inches high, rather fair Complexion, dark brown Hair, set grown; wore away a dark Mixture Coat, deep green Waistcoat and brown Velveteen Breeches; and had with him a Bundle of other Clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law directs; but if he returns to his Master, he will be well received.

Thursday, April 12, 1804; Issue 2112 - Gale Document Number Y3200648551
Ran Away from her Master, on Tuesday the Third of April inst, Susanna Stabback, a parish Apprentice to Mr John Maunder, of Cruwys Morchard. She is about 19 Years of Age, about 4 Feet 10 Inches high, stout made, fair Complexion, Hazel Eyes, and carried away two Linen Gowns, red Petticoat and Black Bonnet. It is supposed she is come to the Neighbourhood of Exeter. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted.
Ran Away, on Monday morning last, the Ninth of April instant, from his Master, Mr Robert Snow, Farmer, of Heavitree, near Exeter, John Brenfield, his Parish Apprentice. He is 19 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 7 Inches high, slight grown, light brown Hair, and has an awkward crippling Walk. Carried with him a light Mixture Coat, and a Pair of dark Corduroy Breeches, almost new; a light Web Frock, and a light Colour Cloth Coat, much worn; also a spotted Kerseymere Waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted as the Law Directs.

Thursday, April 12, 1804; Issue 2112 - Gale Document Number Y3200648548
Ran Away from James Norrish, of Zealmonachorum, in the County of Devon, on Monday the Second of April, John Baker, his Parish Apprentice, Aged 19 Years, about 5 Feet high; black Hair,; wore away a dark brown cloth Coat; striped Waistcoat and buff Breeches.
Whoever shall employ him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
Dated 4th April 1804
Ran Away the Third Instant, from his Master, Nicholas Page, Farmer of Morchard Bishop, Robert Conibeer, his Parish Apprentice, about 5 Feet 2 Inches high, dark brown Hair, long joined, and stoops in walking.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this, will be prosecuted by me, Nicholas Page.
April 11th, 1804.

Thursday, May 10, 1804; Issue 2116 - Gale Document Number Y3200648579
Ran Away, on Friday the 20th of April last, from his Master, Mr John Robbarts, ?----- of Bucklandmonachorum, near Tavistock, Devon, John Percy, his Apprentice. He is 19 Years of Age, about 5 Feet 8 Inches high, slight grown, and long-favoured. It is supposed he is in Plymouth-Dock.
Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law Directs.
Ran Away, on the 25th of March 1804, from his Master, John Lane, of Sandford, Robert Snow, his Parish Apprentice, aged 19 Years, about 5 Feet 4 Inches high, stout grown, and dark brown Hair - Whoever harbours him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
May 3rd, 1804.

Thursday, May 17, 1804; Issue 2117 - Gale Document Number Y3200648586
Ran Away, on Sunday May the Sixth, 1804, from his Master James Rowe, Tailor, of Brampford-Speke, Henry Franks, his Apprentice, eighteen Years old, about five Feet nine Inches high, light Complexion, flaxen Hair, crop'd, and marked with the Smallpox; wore away a blue Cloth Coat, turned, with white buttons; Marseilles plaid Waistcoat, dark Corduroy Breeches with pearl Buttons, and a blue Cloth Waistcoat, with pearl Buttons. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
James Rowe.

Thursday, May 23, 1804; Issue 2118 - Gale Document Number Y3200648592
Ran Away from his Master, William Curtice, of Great Torrington, in the County of Devon, Tailor, John Norman, his Apprentice, about 19 Years of Age, upwards of 5 Feet 5 Inches high, slender grown, round Features, fresh Complexion, grey Eyes, and a remarkable Seam on the Thumb Nail of his left Hand. He wore away a round Hat, a Snuff-coloured mixed Jacket, Scarlet Cloth Waistcoat, and a Drab coloured Pair of Kerseymere Breeches. These are therefore to caution the Public, that whoever harbours or employs the said John Norman after this public Notice, will be prosecuted at the utmost severity of the Law. Given under my Hand the 16th Day of May, 1804 - William Curtice, Tailor.

Thursday, May 24, 1804; Issue 2118 - Gale Document Number Y3200648590
Ran Away from his Master, Samuel Youlden, at Exeter Quay, on Sunday the 22nd of April last, William Cameron, his Parish Apprentice, aged 19; took with him a Quantity of Clothes and Bedding belonging to his said Master. He is about five Feet high, set grown, black Hair, pale Complexion, down Look, slow of Speech and Motion, and speaks rather through his Nose. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted by his said Master, Samuel Youlden.

Thursday, June 7, 1804; Issue 2120 - Gale Document Number Y3200648607
Run Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Pike, of Haccombe Barton, in the Parish of Chudleigh, on the 27th of May, 1804, James Evans, his Parish Apprentice. He is 17 Years old, about five Feet high, stout made, with a full Face, and dark brown hair. Wore away a new Pair of Leather Breeches, light Drab Coat with white Metal Buttons, striped Waistcoat, new Hat; and carried away sundry other Articles of wearing Apparel. Whoever harbours the said Apprentice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, June 14, 1804; Issue 2121 - Gale Document Number Y3200648613
Ran Away, on Monday Morning, the Fourth of June instant, George Back, a Parish Apprentice to Mr Emanuel Hutchins, of the Parish of Exminster. He is about 18 Years of Age, 5 Feet high, fair Complexion, and sandy Hair - Wore away a dark coloured broad cloth Coat, Kerseymere Waistcoat, and dark Velveret Breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Parish Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the Law.

Thursday, June 21, 1804; Issue 2122 - Gale Document Number Y3200648618
Ran Away, on Sunday the Third of June Instant, Robert Collihole, an Apprentice to John Grebbell, Baker, of the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, about 18 Years of Age, 5 Feet high, fair Complexion, light Hair, and his Teeth set up before; wore away a Blue Cloth Coat, with a Black Collar, Blue Pantaloons, a White Waistcoat and White Stockings. He was born in the Parish of Winckley, in Devon, where he was seen a short Time since. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the Law.
Plymouth, June 13th, 1804.

Thursday, July 5, 1804; Issue 2124 - Gale Document Number Y3200648633
Eloped from his master Mr William Lizard, of the parish of Berry-pomeroy, on the 17th June last, Thomas Tapper, his apprentice; about 16 years of age, well grown, of a pale complexion, light hair, wore off a blue long coat, stripe swansdown waistcoat, and cord breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs, but if the said apprentice will return to his said master, within on month after the date of this advertisement, he will be forgiven.
Dated July 2nd, 1804

Thursday, July 5, 1804; Issue 2124 - Gale Document Number Y3200648636
Ran Away, on Friday last, from his master, John Labbett, of the parish of Northam, yeoman, his parish apprentice William Stevens, aged 20 Years, fair complexion, dark short hair, about 5 feet 3 inches high.
Whoever harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be dealt with according to law.
Dated 26th June 1804.

Thursday, July 12, 1804; Issue 2125 - Gale Document Number Y3200648643
Ran Away on Monday the 2nd instant, from his master, Mr Richard Gibbings, farmer of the parish of Coleridge, Michael Rice, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light hair; wore away a reddish mixture coat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted by me, Richard Gibbings.
July 10, 1804.

Thursday, July 19, 1804; Issue 2126 - Gale Document Number Y3200648647
Ran Away, on the 11th instant, from his mistress, Mrs Susanna Webber, of the parish of East Ogwell, in the county of Devon, William Patrick, her parish apprentice, 16 years of age, about 5 feet high. Wore off a duck jacket and trousers, and his other working dress.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law; but if the above apprentice will return to his said mistress, within one month after the date of this advertisement, he will be forgiven.
Dated 17th July 1804.

Thursday, August 2, 1804; Issue 2128 - Gale Document Number Y3200648661
Eloped from her Master, John Bond, of the parish of Shobrooke, in the county of Devon, on Monday the 23rd of July, his parish apprentice, aged 17 years; she answers to either Mary or Maria Packer. Wore away a linen gown, calamanco petticoat, black hat with white lining. She is of a murfly complexion, red hair, and about five feet high. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will bring the above apprentice to her said master, shall receive two guineas reward, and all reasonable expenses discharged.

Thursday, August 16, 1804; Issue 2130 - Gale Document Number Y3200648680
Run Away on Monday the 6th instant, from his master John Tanner, of Witheridge, William Mortimer, his parish apprentice; he is nearly 20 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high, dark hair; he wore away a grey coat, striped waistcoat, and leather breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Eloped from his master, Thomas Honeywill, of the parish of Deptford, in the county of Devon, on the 24th day of July, 1804, Richard Eastley, his parish apprentice; aged 16 years, about 5 feet 2 inches high, black hair, hath the appearance of scurf head; wore away a white cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat, and duck breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law, by me Thomas Honeywill.
Dated Aug. 10th, 1804.

Thursday, August 23, 1804; Issue 2131 - Gale Document Number Y3200648686
Eloped, Aug. 11th, 1804 , from his master, the rev. J. Starr, of Zeal-monachorum, in the county of Devon, William Hern, his parish apprentice, about 14 years old, 4 feet 5 or 6 inches high, black hair and eyes, lowering countenance, round visage, and a remarkably quick speaker; he wore away a blue coat, red waistcoat, and leather breeches, and took with him several articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said William Hern shall be prosecuted for so doing; and whoever will give information of any person harbouring or employing him, after this public notice, shall receive five guineas reward, on conviction of the party so offending.
Zeal-monachorum, Aug. 20th, 1804.

Thursday, August 23, 1804; Issue 2131 - Gale Document Number Y3200648684
Run Away from his master Richard M. Gripe, cordwainer, at Kingware, in the county of Devon, John Allward, his apprentice, aged 18 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, well grown, fair complexion, short dark hair, blue short jacket outside, and long blue trousers.
Whoever harbours or employs the said John Allward after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, September 20, 1804; Issue 2135 - Gale Document Number Y3200648713
Run Away, on Sunday last, from his master, Mr James Smith, of the parish of Farringdon, in the county of Devon, blacksmith, John Ebden, his apprentice; he is about 19 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, pale complexion; wore away a blue coat, dark striped waistcoat, corduroy breeches, and large round hat. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but if he will return to his said master, he will be kindly received.
N.B. A Journeyman wanted - if a good workman, he will have constant employ.
Apprentice Eloped
Run Away on Monday last, from his master, Mr Samuel Roper, coach harness, and collar maker, Exeter, James Barrett, his apprentice, aged about 18 years, round favoured, light hair and complexion, about 5 feet 8 inches high, wore away a blue hopel'd coat and corduroy breeches.
If the said apprentice will return again to his business he will be well received, and kindly treated; but whoever shall harbour or employ him after this notice, will be prosecuted by me, Samuel Roper.

Thursday, September 20, 1804; Issue 2135 - Gale Document Number Y3200648714
Run Away on Wednesday the 29th of August last, from his master, William Cornish, of Crediton, George Hele, alias Tarr, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, about five feet two inches high, dark hair, has some marks of small pox in his face. The said apprentice eloped for stealing some ribbons, at Crediton fair.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, October 11, 1804; Issue 2138 - Gale Document Number Y3200648734
Ran Away from their Master, Mr Roger Eastabrooke, of the parish of Clannaborough, William Fay and William Bond, his parish apprentices; they are each about 18 years of age. Fay is stout made, about 5 feet 8 inches high; Bond is about 5 feet 4 inches. Whoever shall harbour or employ them after this notice, will be prosecuted by me, Roger Eastabrooke.

Thursday, October 18, 1804; Issue 2139 - Gale Document Number Y3200648741
Ran Away, on Saturday, the 22nd of September last, Abraham Hammett, an apprentice to Mr John Snell, of the parish of High Bickington, in the county of Devon; aged 16 years, 4 feet 8 inches high, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes, wore off a new duck jacket, duck breeches and carried with him a blue broad-cloth coat, with large yellow buttons, and three different waistcoats. Whoever shall employ or detain the above apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Oct. 7th, 1804.
Ran Away from his master, Mr Jacob Greenslade, of the parish of Sandford, in the county of Devon, tailor, on Sunday evening last, Isaac Tremlett, otherwise Newton, his apprentice, aged about 17 years, slight grown, 5 feet 5 inches high, fair complexion; had on when he absconded, a double breasted blue cloth coat, with white buttons, black cloth waistcoat, buff breeches, round hat; and carried with him a bundle of clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Sandford, Oct. 15th, 1804.

Thursday, November 8, 1804; Issue 2142 - Gale Document Number Y3200648760
Ashburton, November 5th, 1804
Ran Away from his master William Hurst, junr. Of Ashburton, wool-comber, his parish apprentice, William Quint, wool-comber; aged 17 years, light complexion, short light hair, about 5 feet 2 inches high; wore away a dark short jacket with yellow bell buttons, also a swansdown waistcoat, canvas trousers, and striped corduroy breeches.
Whosoever shall harbour or employ the said William Quint, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs, by me William Hurst, junr.

Thursday, November 15, 1804; Issue 2143 - Gale Document Number Y3200648774
Ran Away last Monday morning, from his master, Mr James Turner, of Colebrooke, Thomas Grinslade, his parish apprentice, he is about 17 years of age, about five feet high, fair complexion, black hair, and walks a little knee-napped; he wore off a light colour plain cloth coat and waistcoat, leather breeches, and yarn stockings. Whoever shall harbour or employ the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Colebrook, Nov. 19th, 1804.

Thursday, December 6, 1804; Issue 2146 - Gale Document Number Y3200648794
November 13th, 1804
Eloped from his master James Davy, joiner, of the parish of Witheridge, in the county of Devon, John Manning, his apprentice, aged about 18 years.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 4th December 1804.

Thursday, January 10, 1805; Issue 2151 - Gale Document Number Y3200648836
Devon
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Milton, of the parish of Crediton, John Chamberlain, otherwise Elston, his parish apprentice, on Monday last, aged about 19 years, he is about 5 feet 7 inches high, long visage, and pale complexion, with a mark in the cheek, steering eyes; wore away a pair of buckskin breeches almost new, a dark cloth coat and waistcoat, and a round hat; and carried with him several other articles of wearing apparel.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs - But if he will return to his said master, he will be kindly received.

Thursday, January 17, 1805; Issue 2152 - Gale Document Number Y3200648841
Eloped, on the 29th of December last, from his master, Mr Thomas Squire, of the parish of Highweek, Joseph Burridge his parish apprentice, 9 years of age, wore off a duck jacket and waistcoat, and his other working dress. If the said boy will return to his master he will be forgiven; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Highweek, Jan. 14th, 1805
Ran Away from their master, Mr Kingdon, of Thorverton, on Monday night, the 14th of January 1805, John Wesscott, and John Wyatt, parish apprentices, aged seventeen years, fresh complexions, wore away each, a web jacket and waistcoat, leather breeches. Wesscott carried with him a brown colour broad cloth coat and waistcoat; Wyatt took with him a deep blue broad cloth coat, and a fancy waistcoat.
Whoever harbours or employs either of the said apprentices, after this notice, will be dealt with according to law.
N.B. Whoever will bring or give intelligence, so as they are had again, shall receive one guinea reward.
Thorverton, Jan. 16th, 1805
Eloped from his master, Mr J. Frost, of Benstay Farm, in the parish of Bampton, Thomas Fisher, his parish apprentice; about four feet ten inches high, black hair, round favoured, has lost one of his fore teeth, and knee knapped.
If the aid Thomas Fisher will return to his master, before the 1st of March 1805, he will be kindly received, and the past offence forgiven; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, they will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
January 15th, 1805.
This is to Certify, that Sarah Josling, 15 years of age, apprentice, ran away from her master, John Alford, in Roborough, January 8th, 1805,; she wore away a striped camblet gown, a linen bedgown, four handkerchiefs, a green striped coat, three aprons, one pair of nailed shoes, a black silk bonnet, two good shifts, one pair of brass buckles, and several other articles; she has a long nose, pale look, and short hair, she is a stiff-grown girl, and has six toes on each foot.
Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
John Alford. Dated Jan. 11, 1805.

Thursday, January 24, 1805; Issue 2153 - Gale Document Number Y3200648852
Ran Away, from his Master, Thomas Seaward, of the parish of Northtawton, in the county of Devon, on Thursday the 17th of January instant, William Brooks, his apprentice, aged about 16 years; he I about five feet three inches high, has a red face and brownish hair, he lolls much in his walking; wore away a brownish colour cloth coat and waistcoat, rather short and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Northtawton, 18th Jan. 1805.

Thursday, February 7, 1805; Issue 2155 - Gale Document Number Y3200648865
Run Away, on Friday the first day of February 1805, from his master Thomas Joyce, saddler, of Okehampton, John Westren, his apprentice; about 17 years of age, wore away a dark cloth coat, red waistcoat, corduroy breeches; about five feet high, round favoured, and dark complexion.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Thomas Joyce.

Thursday, February 21, 1805; Issue 2157 - Gale Document Number Y3200648881
Ran Away, on Monday the 18th day of this instant February, from his master George Read, mason, John Maunder, his apprentice; between eighteen and nineteen years of age, about five feet three inches high, flaxen hair, a sullen look, and much marked with the small pox; wore away a dark blue coat, a pair f web trousers, and a leather apron.
Whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
George Read, Exeter, 20th Feb. 1805.

Thursday, March 7, 1805; Issue 2159 - Gale Document Number Y3200648898
Ran Away, from Mrs Joan Rowe, of Crowndale, in the parish of Tavistock, in the county of Devon, John Collacott, her apprentice, 5 feet 8 inches high, he wore away a light cloth coat, a striped swansdown waistcoat and dark corduroy breeches.
N.B. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be punished as the law directs.
Dated Tavistock, March 7, 1805.

Thursday, March 21, 1805; Issue 2161 - Gale Document Number Y3200648913
Run Away, on Tuesday last, from Mr John Searles, of the parish of Poughill, in the county of Devon, John Kingsland, his parish apprentice, aged about 20 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion, grey eyes, and short curled hair. Wore away a light coloured cloth coat, leather breeches, corduroy waistcoat, round hat, and carried with him several other articles of wearing apparel, among which were a pair of his master's striped corduroy breeches and two threshels. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, March 28, 1805; Issue 2162 - Gale Document Number Y3200648921
Run Away from his master, on Friday the 15th of March 1805, Charles Bear, an apprentice to Mr Thomas Way of Silverton, Devon; he is about four feet five inches high, 17 years of age, slight grown, light hair, his right knee turns in, in walking; wore away a web jacket and waistcoat, and sheep's leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, April 18, 1805; Issue 2165 - Gale Document Number Y3200648945
Ran Away, on Monday the 8th of this instant April, John Babbedge, an apprentice to Mr William Reed, of Sampford Courtenay, Devon; he is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, of a brown complexion, light brown hair, dark eye-brows, wide full mouth, large teeth, and walks very inward; wore, when he went away, a web coat and waistcoat, leather breeches, and round hat; and carried with him a mixed dark grey cloth coat, yellow striped kerseymere waistcoat, and a pair of dark velveteen breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said John Babbedge, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according as the law direct.

Thursday, May 9, 1805; Issue 2168 - Gale Document Number Y3200648974
Ran Away, on Sunday the 14th of April last, John Warren, an apprentice to Mr James Bowden, butcher and tallow-chandler of Bow, in the county of Devon. Aged about 19, stout grown, about 5 feet high, squints in both eyes; wore away a dark cloth coat, striped swansdown waistcoat, new buckskin breeches, and a new hat. Has been in Plymouth and Dock several times since he ran away, and is supposed to be there now. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, May 16, 1805; Issue 2169 - Gale Document Number y3200648982
May the 6th, 1805
Eloped from his Master, Mr Starr, of Sowton, Robert Nethercott, his parish apprentice, after breaking open his drawers and robbing him of ten guineas. He is about seventeen years of age, about five feet four inches high, strong made, fair complexion, light hair, cut close; had on when he went away a dark frock, blue coat with metal buttons, buff breeches, half boots laced up half way the leg; took with him a handsome black coat with a velvet collar, a new pair of shoes and a white serge waistcoat. Whoever will apprehend him so that he may be brought to justice, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble; and whoever harbours him after this, will be dealt with as the law directs.

Thursday, May 30, 1805; Issue 2171 - Gale Document Number Y3200648991
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Stoneman, of the parish of St. Thomas, near Exeter, on Sunday the 26th instant, Thomas Floud, his apprentice, aged 18 years, five feet high, small face, with light brown hair; wore away a brown coat, light kerseymere breeches, and a green striped waistcoat. If he will again return to his work, his master will freely forgive him; but whoever shall harbour or employ him, will be prosecuted according to law.
Ran Away this morning, from his master, Mr Andrew Page, of Dunsford, in the county of Devon, John Orchard, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, stout made, fair complexion, and brown hair; wore away a webb jacket, striped swansdown waistcoat, and leather breeches; and carried away a claret colour coat, striped swansdown waistcoat and corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Andrew Page.
Dated May 29th, 1805

Thursday, June 6, 1805; Issue 2172 - Gale Document Number Y3200648999
Ran Away this morning, from his master Mr Andrew Payne, of Dunsford, in the county of Devon, John Orchard, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, stout made, fair complexion, and brown hair; wore away a webb jacket, striped swansdown waistcoat, and leather breeches; and carried away a claret colour coat, striped swansdown waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted by me, Andrew Payne. Dated May 29th, 1805.
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Penny, of the parish of East Ogwell, on the 21st of May last, William Weatherdon, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 2 inches high; wore away his working dress, and carried off besides, two very good suits of clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law. Dated June 3rd, 1805.

Thursday, June 13, 1805; Issue 2173 - Gale Document Number Y3200649007
A Caution. Whereas, Wm. Heard, parish apprentice to Mr Robert Webber, of Silverton, having been detected in selling lime, the property of his master, to Gabriel Saunders, esq. of Bradninch, has eloped from his master's service. Notice is hereby given, that whosoever employs or harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. Silverton, May 28, 1805.

Thursday, June 27, 1805; Issue 2175 - Gale Document Number Y3200649026
Ran Away, on the 12th of May last, from his master, Mr John Mudge, of Tormoham, near Torquay, Devon, Nicholas Pipperell, his parish apprentice, aged about 17 years, a stout lad, about 5 feet 7 inches high, pale complexion and light hair; wore away a light cloth jacket, red kerseymere waistcoat, white plush breeches, and new smock; he is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Exmouth, or between that and Beer, having been seen at Exmouth on Tuesday morning last. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Tormoham, 26th June, 1805.

Thursday, June 27, 1805; Issue 2175 - Gale Document Number Y3200649024
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Mitchell, George Inn, Northtawton, Christopher Snell, his parish apprentice; he is about 4 feet 10, or 5 feet high, 16 years of age, thin face, dark brown hair, small of his age; wore off and carried with him, a blue coat and a dark brown ditto, a white kerseymere waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
Northtawton, June 16th, 1805.

Thursday, July 4, 1805; Issue 2176 - Gale Document Number Y3200649030
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 26th of June instant, from his master Mr John Lee, farmer, of Neoparday, in the parish of Crediton, William Coles, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, slight made, about 5 feet high, light brown hair, wore away a web jacket, whitney waistcoat and leather breeches; and took with him a grey cloth coat and waistcoat. Whoever shall harbour or employ the said apprentice, after this notice, will be prosecuted by me, Thomas Lee.

Thursday, July 4, 1805; Issue 2176 - Gale Document Number Y3200649031
Ran Away from his master, Mr Wm. Ching, of Bradworthy, Devon, on Monday the 10th of June instant, his parish apprentice, William Palmer, about 14 years old, fresh complexion and dark hair. Whoever harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated 17th June, 1805.

Thursday, July 11, 1805; Issue 2177 - Gale Document Number Y3200649035
Ran Away, on the 7th of July, from his master, Mr Arthur Knapman, of Drewsteignton, Devon, John Morkom, his parish apprentice, aged about 16 years and half, about five feet five inches high, fair complexion, and light hair; wore away a grey cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat, hogskin breeches, carried with him one brin shirt. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
Drewsteignton, July 8th, 1805.
Ran Away on Monday the 8th day of July instant, from his master John Wreford, of Hill, in the parish of Morchard Bishop, in the county of Devon, William Hopkins, his parish apprentice; about 14 years of age, 5 feet high, fresh complexion, dark brown hair; wore away a web jacket, fustian waistcoat, leather breeches, and round hat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, July 18, 1805; Issue 2178 - Gale Document Number Y3200649043
Eloped, from his master Thomas Milward, carpenter, of the parish of Ipplepen, in the county of Devon, (without the least provocation), John Williams, alias Eales, his apprentice; he is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, walks upright, smooth thin face, short dark hair, his eye-brows rather overhanging; wore away a blue broad cloth coat, a spotted waistcoat, and thickset breeches; carried with him another blue broad-cloth coat, another pair of thickset and a pair of light broad-cloth breeches, a red and white plaid waistcoat, and a striped swansdown ditto.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; if he will return, his elopement will not be mentioned.

Thursday, August 8, 1805; Issue 2181 - Gale Document Number Y3200649068
Eloped, from his master Mr John Lake, of West Radley, in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, Devon, Richard Beer, his apprentice; he is about 18 years of age, of a light complexion, thick grown, about five feet high, has light colour hair; wore either a light brown coat or an everlasting jacket, leather or corded breeches, and a striped mix'd colour waistcoat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Southmolton, August 6th, 1805.
Eloped, from his master, Mark Sloman, of the parish of North Tawton, on Monday the 8th of July, William Rook, about 17 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, will be dealt with according to law.

Thursday, August 22, 1805; Issue 2183 - Gale Document Number Y3200649084
Ran Away on Sunday the eleventh of this instant August, from his master Matthew Wreford, of Week Barton, in the parish of Morchard Bishop, John Gregory, his parish apprentice, aged eighteen years, about 5 feet 5 inches high; wore away a round hat, blue boat, strip'd waistcoat, and buff breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, August 22, 1805; Issue 2183 - Gale Document Number Y3200649088
Ran Away from his master, John Stephens, cordwainer, of Silverton, Devon, Abraham Hunt, his apprentice, about sixteen years old, fair complexion, dark hair, four feet and half high, wore a brown cloth jacket, striped waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as far as the law will direct.
Whoever will bring back the said A. Hunt, shall receive a handsome reward.
Silverton, 19th August, 1805.

Thursday, September 5, 1805; Issue 2185 - Gale Document Number Y3200649099
Ran Away, Robert Jarman, a parish apprentice to John Tucker of Portislake, in the Parish of Woodbury, in the county of Devon; about 17 years of age, light complexion, and light brown hair, cut short; about five feet six inches in height; took with him a light mixture cloth coat and an old blue coat, a new brown and yellow striped waistcoat, and an old one nearly the same colour; a new pair of dark corduroy breeches and a pair of buff breeches. Whoever harbours him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Witness my hand, John Tucker. Portislake, 4th Sept. 1805.

Thursday, September 12, 1805; Issue N/A - Gale Document Number Y3200649106
An Apprentice Eloped.
William Alford, an apprentice to William Crews, cordwainer, Newton-Abbot, on the eighth inst. without the least provocation.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law.
The said Wm. Alford is about sixteen years of age, thick grown, about five feet high, fair complexion, light hair, wore away a dark short coat, light waistcoat, and dove coloured trousers; supposed to be in the vicinity of Plymouth, Stone-house, or Plymouth-Dock.
Dated Newton-Abbot, Sept. 9th, 1805.

Thursday, September 26, 1805; Issue 2188 - Gale Document Number Y3200649123
Exmouth
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Searle, of this place, James Fry, his apprentice, about twelve years of age, a stout lad for his age, light short hair, dark hazel eyes, a simple in each check; wore off a green cloth jacket, white ?----- buttons therein, a fancy quilting waistcoat, pair of light coloured corduroy trousers; and carried with him an old dark cloth jacket, and a pair of dark coloured nankeen trousers, and a dark strip'd swansdown waistcoat.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice will be prosecuted according to law; if he will return he will be kindly received; if not, whoever will secure him, and bring him to his master at Exmouth, or to his mother, Mrs Madge, at Broad-Clist will be satisfied for their trouble, and all reasonable expenses paid.
Sept. 24, 1805.

Thursday, October 3, 1805; Issue 2189 - Gale Document Number Y3200649125
Ran Away, on Saturday last, the 28th of September, from his master, Mr James Long, farmer, of Crediton, George Milton, his parish apprentice, about ten years of age, large eyes, thin nose, and dark complexion; wore away a web jacket and waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law, by me, George Milton.
Ran Away, on Friday morning last, from Eggesford, George Mayers, a parish apprentice to the honourable Newton Fellowes. He is about 5 feet 6 inches high, stout made, and dark hair, and had on a smock frock, a fustian jacket and waistcoat, with leather breeches. The fustian jacket has a short tail to it. Whoever will apprehend the above apprentice, or give information to the hind at Eggesford, so as he may be apprehended, shall receive a reward of Three Guineas; and whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
Eggesford, Sept. 24, 1805.
A Caution
Samuel Phillips, a shipwright apprentice, has absented himself from his master's service, (Mr Thomas Owen, ship-builder, Topsham) and whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be treated as the law directs. Phillips is about 27 years old, marked with the small-pox, wears his own dark hair, and is about 5 feet 8 inches high.
Topsham, Sept. 27th, 1805
N.B. Wanted in the same yard, a man of good character and abilities, as a Foreman, who will meet every encouragement.

Thursday, October 3, 1805; Issue 2189 - Gale Document Number Y3200649127
Ran Away from his master's house, the 20th of September, 1805, William Adams, a parish apprentice to Mr Thomas Cornish, of South Allington, near Kingsbridge, Devon. He is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark complexion, dark brown eye-brows, black short-cut hair, wore away a brown cloth waistcoat, and a short brown coat, long duck trousers and yarn stockings; carried with him a brown mixed cloth coat, striped swansdown waistcoat, corduroy breeches, and other articles of apparel. Whoever presumes to harbour or employ the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be treated with as the law directs; but whoever will give notice of him to his said master, shall be gratefully rewarded.

Thursday, October 3, 1805; Issue 2189 - Gale Document Number Y3200649131
Ran Away from his master, Mr Wm. Hodge, of Brampford Speke, on Saturday, September 28th, 1805, John Vowler, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, about four feet ten inches high, very set made, brown hair, grey eyes and wore away a brown cloth jacket, leather breeches almost new, he also took with him a pair of dark-coloured stockings, with a dark handkerchief, and several other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, November 21, 1805; Issue 2196 - Gale Document Number Y3200649183
Escaped on Friday last, from Nicholas Clapp, constable, Charles Linsey, an apprentice to Mr John Holwell, of Woodbury, lad about five feet high, pale complexion, light brown hair; had on a light mixture cloth coat, striped breeches, an old round hat; he made his escape near the two mile stone, on the Topsham road, and has not since been heard of. The constable was conveying him to bridewell, on strong suspicion of felony, a silver watch having been found on him, the property of his said master. Whoever will apprehend the above Charles Linsey, and bring him to his said master, or to Mr William Sarell, of Exeter, shall be rewarded for their trouble, and be paid all reasonable expenses.

Thursday, November 28, 1805; Issue 2197 - Gale Document Number Y3200649192
Ran Away, on the 10th November instant, from his master, Mr Joseph Ratcliffe, baker, of this city, William Pidgeon, his apprentice, aged about 18 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark hair, has a sear over his eye, his face very much freckled; wore away a brown coat with metal buttons, a pair of striped trousers, white waistcoat; carried with him his working clothes, consisting of a light coat made frock fashion, a jacket, a pair of corduroy breeches &c. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Nov. 27th, 1805. Joseph Ratcliffe.

Thursday, December 5, 1805 ; Issue 2198 - Gale Document Number Y3200649205
Ran Away, on the 24th of November, from his master Stephen Yolland, of Ashburton, in the county of Devon, yeoman, John Bowden, his apprentice, aged about 19 years, about five feet ten inches high, fresh complexion; wore away a white duck jacket and trousers, and carried with him a dark colour cloth coat, striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches, &c. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Ashburton, Dec. 2nd, 1805.

Thursday, December 12, 1805; Issue 2199 - Gale Document Number Y3200649209
Ran Away, on Sunday the 1st of December instant, from their master, Mr John Lee, senr. Of the parish of Crediton, Jane West and Richard Yelland, his parish apprentices; the girl is about eighteen years of age, five feet two inches high, and shews of the small pox; the boy is twelve years of age, wore away a web jacket and a dark waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs them after this notice will be prosecuted according to law.
Crediton, Dec. 10, 1805.

Thursday, December 12, 1805; Issue 2199 - Gale Document Number Y3200649211
Run Away, on Saturday the 30th Nov. last, from his master, Mr Thomas Heyward, of North Bovey, in the county of Devon, John Berry, his apprentice, aged about 20 years, fair complexion, light hair, rather of a stout make, about 5 feet 3 inches high; wore away a light grey cloth coat, web waistcoat and breeches, and round hat; and carried with him a grey cloth coat, web jacket, and a pair of plush breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law.

Thursday, January 16, 1806; Issue 2204 - Gale Document Number Y3200649241
Ran Away, from Mr Robert Rookes, and from Mr Robert Snow, both of the parish of Heavitree, James and Joseph Shippard, brothers, both parish apprentices; James Shippard wore away a light coloured jacket, yellow striped waistcoat, and patent light cord breeches; he is rather lusty grown, full featured, red complexion, has a weeping in one eye, which originated from the small pox, and is about 15 years old. Joseph Shippard wore away a light web jacket, and leather breeches; he is rather of a light complexion, full featured and straight hair.
Whoever will apprehend them, or cause them to be apprehended and secured, shall receive a reward of two guineas, and all reasonable expenses; and whoever employs them after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law.
Dated January 15th, 1806.

Thursday, February 13, 1806; Issue 2208 - Gale Document Number Y3200649278
Ran Away from his master, on Sunday the 2nd of February inst., Charles Leach, a parish apprentice to Mr John Tremlett, of West-Morchard; he is about 17 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, thin, pale complexion, light hair and wore away a web jacket and leather breeches, and carried off a mixture colour cloth coat and striped swansdown waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, March 6, 1806; Issue 2211 - Gale Document Number 3200649301
Ran Away, Hannah Seldon, parish apprentice to William Greek, of Wear-Gifford, in the county of Devon; she is about 16 years of age, dark complexion, black short cut hair, cast in her sight, round shouldered, wore a long grey cloak, linen jump, serge coat, new shoes, well nailed, and plated at the toe. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted. Witness my hand, Wm. Greek.
Wear-Gifford, 24th Feb. 1806

Thursday, March 20, 1806; Issue 2213 - Gale Document Number Y3200649317
Ran Away from his master, on Sunday last, March 16th, Isaac Hulcombe, apprentice to Richard Hayward, of Sowton, near Exeter, Devon; is about nineteen years old, five feet seven inches high, light hair, grey eyes, bends one knee; wore away a light grey cloth coat, and waistcoat, new leather breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, March 20, 1806; Issue 2213 - Gale Document Number Y3200649320
Ran Away, from her master, William Brook, of the parish of Hatherleigh, on Thursday the sixth of this instant March, Ann Spear, his apprentice, aged about fifteen years, of short stature; wore away a brown bedgown, a snuff coloured camblet coat; and carried off with her various articles of wearing apparel, the property of her said master. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Hatherleigh, March 15, 1806.

Thursday, March 27, 1806; Issue 2214 - Gale Document Number Y3200649325
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 18th of this instant March, from his master Mr Wm. Nicholes, of Ide, in the county of Devon, tailor; James Ash, his apprentice, aged about seventeen years, slight grown, light hair; is about five feet two inches high, and has a weeping in his left eye. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law; but if he will return to his said master, he will be kindly received; otherwise an action will be commenced against his trustees for the remaining part of his time.

Thursday, April 3, 1806; Issue 2215 - Gale Document Number Y3200649333
Ran Away, on Monday evening, the 31st of this instant March, from his master, Mr John Maunder, of Crediton, William Western, his parish apprentice; he is about 19 years of age, fair complexion, full face, and about five feet five inches high; wore away a web jacket, white plush waistcoat, and leather breeches, and carried with him several other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted agreeably to law.
Crediton, March 31, 1806.

Thursday, April 10, 1806; Issue 2216 - Gale Document Number Y3200649342
Ran Away from his master, Richard Wippell, of the parish of Cadbury, in the county of Devon, on Saturday morning, the 5th of April instant, William Milton, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches high; wore away a new web jacket, a new striped swansdown waistcoat, striped velveteen breeches, light coloured worsted stockings and new shoes.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
Cadbury, 5th April 1806.

Thursday, April 10, 1806; Issue 2216 - Gale Document Number Y3200649346
Whereas John Ley, my apprentice, did, on Saturday the 5th instant, without any provocation, abscond himself from my service, and I have reason to think has gone to Tavistock or Plymouth - this is to caution any person against employing him, either by sea or land, and a promise a reward of one guinea to any one that will inform me where he may be found, so that he may be received again into my service. Here follows his description: 17 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, or thereabout, pale complexion, full mouth, teeth rather projecting, slight grown, wore away a black cloth coat and breeches, with black covered buttons, red waistcoat and whole boots.
Wm. Rennels, painter and glazier, Barnstaple, 7th April 1806.

Thursday, April 24, 1806; Issue 2218 - Gale Document Number Y32006493358
Run Away from Mr George Harris, of the parish of Bovey-Tracey, on the 14th of April last, his parish apprentice, Joseph Clampitt; about 18 years of age, stout made, murphly faced, and short red hair; and about 5 feet 8 inches high, wore away a dark grey coat, a web waistcoat and buff breeches, and carried with him a new dark coloured coat and breeches of the same. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
George Harris.

Thursday, May 1, 1806; Issue 2219 - Gale Document Number Y32006493744
Ran Away, on Friday last, April 25th, 1806, from his master, Richard Thorn, glazier, threatre-lane, Exeter, James Earle, his apprentice. He is about 5 feet 4 inches and half high, round favoured, florid complexion, and has light brown hair; wore away a brown coat, light coloured striped waistcoat, and nankeen pantaloons or corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 1, 1806; Issue 2219 - Gale Document Number Y3200649367
Eloped from his master, Mr John Tinson, wheel-wright, in the parish of Chittlehampton, Devon, Thomas Crocker, his apprentice, aged about 19 years; hath a black mark on the side of his nose, by gunpowder; and the back-side of both of his hands appear as though they had been scalded.
Whosoever harbours or employs the said Thomas Crocker, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Chittlehampton, April 5th, 1806.

Thursday, May 8, 1806; Issue 2220 - Gale Document Number Y3200649376
Absconded from Mr Browning, on Monday evening the 5th of May instant, his servant, Samuel Woodrow Phillips; aged about eighteen years, slight grown, about five feet four inches high, fresh complexion, light hair; wore away an old light colour coat, striped waistcoat, plush breeches, and a check shirt; carried off with him a pair of buff breeches, marked in several places with spots of grease, yellow striped waistcoat, shoes and carious other articles, which were stolen by him from his master's family. Any person giving information, so as he may be apprehended and brought to justice, shall receive a Reward of Two Guineas, on conviction, and all reasonable expenses paid, by applying to the aforesaid Mr Browning.
N.B. He is supposed to be gone to the tin-mines either on Dartmoor or at Tavistock.

Thursday, May 8, 1806; Issue 2220 - Gale Document Number Y3200649378
Ran Away, from his master, Mr John How, of Brimeridge, in the Parish of South-molton, Devon, James Russel, his apprentice, aged about eighteen years, about five feet four inches high, of a fair complexion; wore away an everlasting jacket and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said James Russel, after this notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, May 15, 1806; Issue 2221 - Gale Document Number Y3200649384
Ran Away, on the 5th of March last, from his master, Mr Maurice Doidge, of Woodley, in the parish of Lamerton, Joseph Jackman, his apprentice. Wore away a smock frock, light cloth jacket, striped waistcoat, everlasting breeches, and yarn stockings; aged upwards of 19 years, about 5 feet high, light hair, rather weak in his sight, and stoops a little.
Whoever will give intelligence of the said Joseph Jackman, to Maurice Doidge aforesaid, so as he may be apprehended, shall receive a guinea reward; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
13th May 1806.
Ran Away the 25th of April last from Wm. Searl, Bookbinder, &c. Barnstaple, Wm. Northcott, his apprentice, he is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, light brown hair, fresh complexion, rather pockfreton, is genteelly dressed; he for some time since lived with Mr Newman, grocer, also with Messrs. Williams and Hill, druggists and lately with Mr Gifford, linen-draper, all of the city of Exeter; he is the son of Mr George Northcott, carpenter, in Lapford, Devon.
Whoever employs him after this notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 29, 1806; Issue 2223 - Gale Document Number Y3200649406
Two Apprentices Eloped.
Ran Away, on Sunday last, the 25th of May instant, from her master, Mr John Hole, of Collumpton, Devon, Fanny Broome, his parish apprentice, aged about 18; wore a spotted muslin cap, black bonnet, tied under the chin with a black ribbon, a dark or a yellow spotted handkerchief, dark linen gown with a yellow flower and white spots, black bombazeen, quilted, or a green slack petticoat and black stockings with low heel shoes and buckles; she is slight grown, full featured, lightish hair, dark eyes, and long nose.
Also, Ran Away, at the same time, from the said Mr Hole, Agnes Bezley, likewise his parish apprentice, about 14 years of age; wore away a spotted muslin cap, plain black or dark or yellow spotted handkerchief, dark linen gown with red and white spots, yellow serge, or a grey petticoat, black stockings, with low heel shoes and buckles; she is short, stout grown, dark complexion, black short hair, black eyes, has a large mole on the back part of her neck, and is of a ruddy complexion. Whoever harbours or employs either of the above apprentices, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 5, 1806; Issue 2224 - Gale Document Number Y3200649412
Ran Away, about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 17th of May, 1806, from his mater, Henry Southcombe, a parish apprentice to Mr Abraham Skinner, of the parish of Otterton, Devon; he is near 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, black hair, fresh complexion, and stout grown; carried with him two pair of shoes, one pair of which is almost new, made with iron cramps at toe and heel, and tied with leather strings; three pair of stockings, two pair of leather breeches, three shirts, everlasting coat and waistcoat and a very good blue coat and waistcoat, almost new, and two hats; he has a small bald spot on the right side of his head, about the size of a half crown piece. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 12, 1806; Issue 2225 - Gale Document Number Y3200649420
Whereas Samuel Handcock, apprentice to John Stanbury, of the parish of Dolton, in the county of Devon, has ran away from his said master. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, June 26,1806; Issue 2227 - Gale Document Number Y3200649436
Ran Away, on Monday last, from Mr Radmore, of Thorverton, Devon, John Roberts, his apprentice, about 4 feet 10 inches high, pale complexion, brown hair; wore away a brown jacket, buckskin breeches, yellow striped kerseymere waistcoat; and carried away a blue coat and corded breeches. Whoever is known to harbour or employ the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs, by me, John Radmore.
25th June, 1806.

Thursday, July 3, 1806; Issue 2228 - Gale Document Number Y3200649445
Ran Away, on Monday last, from Mr John Palmer, of Thorverton, near Exeter, John Avery, his apprentice, about five feet six inches high, brown hair, dark complexion, and lost a foot of hair on the left side of his head; wore away a brown coat and waistcoat and leather breeches, and carried away a new plain cloth dark drab coat and yellow striped waistcoat and a web jacket. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by me, John Palmer.

Thursday, July 10, 1806; Issue 2229 - Gale Document Number Y3200649455
Ran Away on Sunday night, the 29th of June, from Mr Kingdon, of Thorverton, near Exeter, without the least provocation, John Wesscott, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, fresh complexion, his hands covered with warts; wore away a brown broadcloth coat, fancy-waistcoat, fustian breeches; took with him a smock frock, new pair of web breeches, and various other articles. If any person will inform Mr Kingdon where he is, they shall be handsomely rewarded; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, will be prosecuted.
Wesscott absconded about a year and half since, and returned of his own free will, after three months' absence, and was forgiven. Avery, advertised in this paper last week, is gone with him, and it is supposed they are gone the Bath road.

Thursday, July 31, 1806; Issue 2232 - Gale Document Number Y3200649480
Ran Away, on the 24th instant, from his master Mr James Mayne, of Mamhead, mason, James Hole, his apprentice, aged 18 years, 5 feet 3 inches high, sandy hair, fair complexion; wore away a duck jacket, dark corduroy breeches and carried away his mason's tools. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted by me, James Mayne. July 29, 1806.

Thursday, August 7, 1806; Issue 2233 - Gale Document Number Y3200649489
Ran Away from his master, John Shearm, of the barton of Stowe, near Stratton, on Tuesday, the 22nd July instant, John Cruse, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age, five feet five inches high, brown hair, projecting mouth, sour look; wore away a striped serge jacket and trousers; carried with him a very good dark coat, and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Stowe, July 24, 1806.

Thursday, August 21, 1806; Issue 2235 - Gale Document Number Y3200649502
Ran Away from his master, Mr George Underhill, of the barton of Westweek, in South-tawton, on Sunday the 10th inst., John Gillard, his apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, light brown hair, fair complexion; wore away a light cloth coat, mended across the back; swansdown waistcoat, and a new pair of web breeches; carried away a dark cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat, and a pair of corduroy breeches; also carried away from his fellow apprentice, a hat, waistcoat, breeches, and stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Westweek, 19th Aug. 1806.

Thursday, August 21, 1806; Issue 2235 - Gale Document Number Y3200649504
Ran Away from his master, Wm. Stanlake, of the parish of Lifton, yeoman, Roger Gelley, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high; wore away a dark cloth coat, light tripe waistcoat and dark corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
July 24, 1806.

Thursday, August 28, 1806; Issue 2236 - Gale Document Number Y3200649510
Ran Away, on Monday the 18th of August inst. from her master George Maunder, of the parish of Morchard Bishop, Devon, Agnes Passmore, his apprentice, about nineteen years of age, and near 5 feet high; she carried away a dark stuff gown and dark spotted linen gown; is of a fair complexion, fresh colour, and has curled sandy hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
George Maunder, dated Aug. 18, 1806.
Ran Away from his master Mr George Underhill, of the barton of Westweek, in Southtawton, on Sunday the 10th inst, John Gillard, his apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, light brown hair, fair complexion; wore away a light cloth coat, mended across the back; swansdown waistcoat and a new pair of web breeches, carried away a dark cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat, and a pair of corduroy breeches; also carried away from his fellow apprentice, a hat, waistcoat, breeches, and stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Westweek, 19th Aug. 1806.

Thursday, September 4, 1806; Issue 2237 - Gale Document Number Y3200649519
Ran Away from his master, William Maunder, of Templeton, in the night of the 25th of August instant, William Stavings, his parish apprentice, aged about 20 years, near 5 feet 5 inches high, fair complexion, light hair; wore away a ruffia jacket and trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs, by me, Wm. Maunder. Aug. 28th, 1806.
To Captains of Vessels and others
John Froom, a parish apprentice to William Virgent, of Shute, in this county, suddenly disappeared on Thursday morning, the 21st of this instant, and all enquiries made respecting him have proved fruitless. He wore on that day a blue coat, coloured waistcoat, and leather breeches, and is about 15 years of age; 4 feet 4 inches high and of a freckled complexion. Whoever will give information respecting him to Mr William Pinney, or Mr John Parsons, overseers of the poor of the said Parish of Shute, will be rewarded for their trouble.
New vestry-room, Shute, Aug 26, 1806.

Thursday, September 11, 1806; Issue 2238 - Gale Document Number Y3200649525
Ran Away, from their master, Mr William Clibbett, Ship-builder, Northam, near Bideford, Devon, on Sunday the 7th day of September instant, Five Apprentices, of the following names, ages and descriptions, (viz) Joseph Sanders, aged about twenty-one years, five feet ten inches high, stiff grown, has large eyes, with light long hair: - And Henry Ford, aged about twenty-one years, about five feet eleven inches high, dark complexion, black short hair, with a large scar on the breast: - Also, Anthony Wilkie, aged about twenty-three years, about five feet ten inches high, fair complexion, sandy hair:- Likewise, William Dyer, aged about twenty-one years, about five feet six inches high, thin face, short nose, with prominent eyes:- And, Joseph Mock, aged about twenty years, about five feet eight inches high, fair complexion and very set grown. Any person or persons harbouring or employing all or either of the above apprentices, directly or indirectly, will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law, by me, William Glibbett,
Northam, Sept. 8th, 1806.

Thursday, September 11, 1806; Issue 2238 - Gale Document Number y3200649530
Ran Away from his master, W. Marchant, of Withycombe Rawleigh, in the night of the 7th September, Samuel Woodrow, his parish apprentice, aged 19; five feet eight inches high, fair complexion, brown hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
W. Marchant.

Thursday, September 18, 1806; Issue 2239 - Gale Document Number Y3200649539
Ran Away from his master, Richard Bambury, tailor, of Bishop's Clist, on the ?---- of this instant September, William Stocker, apprentice, aged about eighteen years, five feet five inches high, dark hair, sallow complexion, he wore away a dark blue jacket and waistcoat and light ?---- cloth breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, October 16, 1806; Issue 2243 - Gale Document Number Y3200649569
Ran Away, Samuel Halstead, an apprentice to John Luke, merchant, Exeter. He left the brig Ann, Richard Floye, master, about fortnight since, then lying at Topsham quay. Whoever detains the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted; but if he immediately returns to his master, he will be forgiven. He is 5 feet 6 inches high, strong made, and a little marked with the small pox; wore away a sailor's blue jacket and trousers.
Exeter, Oct. 15, 1806.

Thursday, October 23, 1806; Issue 2244 - Gale Document Number Y3200649571
Whereas, James Langman, aged about 16 years, parish apprentice to Chiney Taperell, of the parish of Beer Ferris, in the county of Devon, did on Sunday the 13th of October instant, Abscond from his said master - Notice is hereby given, that any person giving information where the said apprentice may be found, or bringing him to his said master, will be handsomely rewarded for the same; but, whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law in such cases directs.
The said James Langman is about four feet ten inches high; he wore, or carried with him a new hat, a blue coat, and striped jacket, a swansdown waistcoat, corduroy breeches, two pair of stockingts, with sundry linen and other articles.
Beer Ferris, Oct. 20, 1806.

Thursday, November 20, 1806; Issue 2248 - Gale Document Number Y3200649608
Ran Away, without any provocation, from her master, William Pillen, of Moretonhampstead, on Friday the 7th of November instant, Jane White, his apprentice; 17 years of age; about five feet high, remarkably red hair, and florid complexion; wore off a dark linen bed-gown with other decent apparel, and carried off two linen gowns and linen sufficient for a gown, a pair of shoes, with several other articles of dress. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but if she will immediately return to her mater she will be received.
Moretonhampstead, Nov. 17, 1806.

Thursday, December 4, 1806; Issue 2250 - Gale Document Number Y3200649625
Ran Away, on Monday morning last, the first of December, 1806, from the house of Mr Wm. Smith of Broadclist, Devon, William Sanders, a parish apprentice to Mr Wm. Palfrey, of Broadclist aforesaid; he is about 20 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, light complexion, dark hair, slight grown, and carried away two coats, one of them a light coloured grey coat, and the other very nearly the same colour, with new sleeves in one of them, and two pair of leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, December 11, 1806; Issue 2251 - Gale Document Number Y3200649629
Ran away from Mrs G. Edwards, of Aylesbeare, on Sunday, the 30th November last, John Knowles, her parish apprentice, about 14 years of age, fresh complexion, with light hair; wore, when he went away, a dark coloured cloth coat, light waistcoat, and web breeches; carried away a web jacket and smock frock.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Aylesbeare, December 9th, 1806. G. Edwards.

Thursday, December 18, 1806; Issue 2252 - Gale Document Number Y3200649647
Ran away, on Sunday the ninth of November last, from his master, Mr James Bennett, of this city, cabinet-maker, William Sanford, his apprentice. He is about 19 years of age, slight grown; and is supposed to be gone to London. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, January 29, 1807; Issue 2258 - Gale Document Number Y3200649704
Ran Away, on the night of Friday the 16th day of this instant, January, or early on the Saturday morning following, from Mr Richard Wish, of Broad Clist, in Devon, John Bellworthy, his parish apprentice. The said apprentice is about five feet and seven inches in height, of a light complexion, and had on at the time he eloped, a webb jacket, and a pair of corduroy breeches, he also took away a light drab colour cloth coat. However will give information, to the said Richard Wish, where the said apprentice may be found, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble; but whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Broad Clist, 26th January 1807.

Thursday, February 5, 1807; Issue 2259 - Gale Document Number Y3200649706
Ran away from his master, Mr James Davy, joiner, Witheridge in the county of Devon, Richard Buttler, his apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be dealt with according to law; and whoever will apprehend him and lodge him in any house of correction, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble, on application to said Mr James Davy. It is supposed he is at work in the neighbourhood of Exeter.
James Davy, Dated 3rd Feb. 1807.

Thursday, February 12, 1807; Issue 2260 - Gale Document Number Y3200649714
Ran Away from Messrs. John and George Harris, of the parish of Bovey Tracey, on the 8th of February inst. their parish apprentices: Joseph Clampitt, about 19 years of age, stout grown, murphly faced, and short red hair, and about 5 feet 9 inches high; wore away a duck jacket, web waistcoat and buff breeches, and carried with him a dark coloured cloth coat, waistcoat and breeches. Likewise, Samuel Lambshead, about 16 years of age, well grown, brown hair, about 5 feet 7 inches high; wore away a web jacket, cross-bar'd waistcoat, and light coloured breeches, and carried with him a dark coloured cloth coat and breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
John Harris, Geo. Harris.

Thursday, February 19, 1807; Issue 2261 - Gale Document Number Y3200649724
Ran Away about three weeks since, from his master, Mr William Braddon, farmer, of the parish of Mamhead, Devon, John Rice, his parish apprentice, 17 years of age, about five feet five inches high, stout made, sandy hair; wore away a smock frock, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, William Braddon.
Dated Feb. 13, 1807.

Thursday, March 5, 1807; Issue 2263 - Gale Document Number Y3200649739
Ran Away, on Sunday evening last, between seven and eight o'clock, from his master, Henry Cowd, jun. of East Budleigh, Devon, farmer, Joseph Pratt, his parish apprentice; aged about 18 years; fair complexion, light brown hair, slight grown, and about 5 feet 4 inches high; had on, when he absconded, a brown coat, striped Marseilles waistcoat, and corduroy breeches.
Whoever will give information, whereby the said apprentice may be apprehended, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble; but whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by me Henry Cowd, jun.
East Budleigh, Feb. 27, 1807.

Thursday, March 12, 1807; Issue 2264 - Gale Document Number Y3200649752
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Cooke, on Shrove Tuesday last, at the Cornish inn, in Sticklepath, in Sampford Courtney, Devon, William Estabrooke, his parish apprentice; about 18 years of age; a fair complexion, light brown hair, slight grown, and is about five feet seven inches high; had on, when he absconded, a white waggoner's smock, a blue jacket, and light corduroy breeches.
Whoever will give information where the said apprentice may be apprehended shall be handsomely rewarded, but whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by Mr, John Cooke. Sticklepath, March 6, 1807.

Thursday, March 26, 1807; Issue 2266 - Gale Document Number Y3200649768
Ran Away, on Sunday evening last, from his master, Mr Nicholas Drake, of Otterton, Devon, James Carter, his parish apprentice, aged between 18 and 19 years, slight grown, dark brown hair, long favoured, about 5 feet 3 inches high; and took with him several articles of wearing apparel, almost new. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will bring him to his said master, shall receive Two Guineas reward and all reasonable expenses.
Dated Otterton, 25th March 1807.

Thursday, April 2, 1807; Issue 2267 - Gale Document Number Y3200649770
Ran Away on Monday morning, being the 22nd day of March last, from his master, Mr Matthew Trood, of the parish of Huxham, Devon, John Yendall, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, about 5 feet 9 inches high, large face, grim look, and brown hair; and carried off with him several articles of wearing apparel, which did not belong to him. Whosoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Huxham, April 1, 1807.

Thursday, April 9, 1807; Issue 2268 - Gale Document Number Y3200649779
Ran Away, from his master, Mr Wm. Smale, of Monk Oakhampton, in Devon, on Thursday the 12th March last, John Tawton, his parish apprentice, about 15 years old; 4 feet 6 inches high, light brown hair, grey eyes, full eye-brows, and large lips - Wore off a Russia duck jacket, with new sleeves, blue and white striped cotton waistcoat and everlasting breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated Monk Oakhampton, April 4, 1807.
Ran Away from his Master, W. Durant, of Cottle's Barton, in the parish of Northtawton, on Wednesday the first of April, 1807, Richard Skinner, aged 19, of fair complexion, light hair, about 5 feet 5 inches high, stout grown; wore away a waggoner's frock, and a pair of striped trousers; carried away with him a light grey cloth coat, a yellow waistcoat, and a pair of buckskin breeches. This is therefore to give notice, that whoever will bring back, or cause to be brought back, the aforesaid runaway, shall receive One Guinea reward; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Northtawton, 6th April 1807.

Thursday, April 23, 1807; Issue 2270 - Gale Document Number Y3200649801
Ran Away from his master, Mr Henry Townshend, of the barton of Taviton, Tavistock, on the 30th of March last, William Andrews, alias Henrys, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, short brown hair, wore away a striped serge jacket, brown waistcoat, canvas trousers, and carried with him a brown coat with yellow buttons, ?----- striped waistcoat, buff breeches, round hat; and took from his mistress's room a new smock frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
Witness my hand this 12th of April, 1807, Henry Townshend.

Thursday, May 7, 1807; Issue 2272 - Gale Document Number Y3200649822
Whereas, on Tuesday, the 14th of April instant, William Teed, a parish apprentice to Mr Daniel Bampfield, of Clist St. Mary, in the county of Devon, eloped (a second time) from his master. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
He is about 19 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, of a light complexion, his eyes rather turned; wore away a smock frock and trousers, and a cotton shirt; has worked (the first time of his eloping) with a Mr Croser, bricklayer and mason, of Plymouth, and supposed to be now in that neighbourhood.
Whoever will give information, so as he may be apprehended and brought to justice, shall receive Two Guineas reward, by applying to the said Mr D. Bampfield, or to J. T. Symons, appraiser, auctioneer &c. 4 gandy's-street, Exeter.
Dated April 22, 1807.

Thursday, May 21, 1807; Issue 2274 - Gale Document Number Y3200649844
Whereas, William Mahon, saddler ?---- maker (a native of Ireland), has Eloped from the service of Mr Jacob Jeffery to whom he was articled; notice is hereby given, that whoever harbours or employs the said William Mahon, will be prosecuted. J.J. takes this opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to his numerous friends for the many favours conferred on him; and begs to inform them that he has laid in a large Stock of well-season Timber and Iron, of the first quality.
St. Sidwell's, Exeter, May 20, 1807.

Thursday, May 28, 1807; Issue 2275 - Gale Document Number Y3200649849
Ran Away from his master, Mr P. Salter, of Honiton's Clyst, John Stad, his parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about five feet high, of a light complexion, very knee-knap'd,; wore away a brown kersey jacket, a pair of dark corduroy breeches, and carried a dark jacket with him.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this notice, shall be prosecuted.
Honiton Clyst, May 25, 1807.

Thursday, June 4, 1807; Issue 2276 - Gale Document Number Y3200649856
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Bowden, of Swimbridge, in the county of Devon, on Monday the 18th day of May last, John Philips, his parish apprentice. He is about 18 years of age, fair complexion, light hair, slender growth, and about 5 feet 7 inches high; wore away a brown cloth coat and waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Swimbridge, May 29th, 1807.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Burnell, of Little Bovey, in the parish of Bovey Tracey, Devon, Josiah Truman, his parish apprentice, aged about 17 years, about five feet high, a very dark complexion, black curled hair cut short, a wide mouth, and remarkably bow legged, and walks very sore footed; wore away a dark mixed almost new jacket, lappell'd, and waistcoat of the same, almost new, doe skin breeches, new shoes; carried off a jacket covered with webb, and a flannel waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs, but whoever will give intelligence so as he may be had again shall be rewarded.

Thursday, June 11, 1807; Issue 2277 - Gale Document Number Y3200649867
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 3rd of May last, from his master, Mr Richard Cleeve, farmer, of the parish of Silverton, Devon, William Page, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, light hair and complexion; wore away a web jacket and leather breeches, and took with him a dark cloth coat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law, by me, Richard Cleeve.

Thursday, June 11, 1807; Issue 2277 - Gale Document Number Y3200649873
Ran Away on the 13thof May last, from his master, Mr William Otton, of Bicton, Devon, Thomas Burch, his parish apprentice, aged between 17 and 18 years, slight grown, black hair, pock-marked, about 5 feet 4 inches high, left-handed; wore away a light jacket and long trousers.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, June 25, 1807; Issue 2279 - Gale Document Number Y3200649884
Ran Away, on Wednesday morning last, the 17th of June, from his master, Mr Nicholas Adams, of Christow, in the county of Devon, Samuel Tucker; he is about 19 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, and is rather round-shouldered; wore away a claret-colour cloth coat, and carried away with him sundry other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, July 2, 1807; Issue 2280 - Gale Document Number Y3200649897
Eloped from my Service, Henry Avery, my apprentice; his description as follows:- about 20 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches high, pale complexion, sandy hair, long sharp nose, carries his face high, and assumes an air of consequence. Wore and carried away a black coat, fawn-coloured and blue pantaloons, velveteen breeches, and Marseilles quilting waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted for the same.
Geo. Northcott, tailor.
Barnstaple, 29th June 1807.
He is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Plymouth.

Thursday, July 2, 1807; Issue 2280 - Gale Document Number Y3200649891
Ran Away, on the 22nd of June instant, John Howard, parish apprentice to Mr William Strong, of Tedburn St. Mary; he is about 18 years of age, dark complexion, very full mouth; wore or carried off a dark cloth coat, striped waistcoat, and buckskin breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law; but if he will return to his master, he will be kindly received.

Thursday, July 23, 1807; Issue 2283 - Gale Document Number Y3200649918
Ran Away, on Monday morning last, from Thomas Chown, of Exminster, John Tarring, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, about five feet nine inches high, strong grown, with short light hair, wore away a shortfrock, fustian trousers, striped plush waistcoat, carried with him sundry other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, July 23, 1807; Issue 2283 - Gale Document Number Y3200649922
Ran Away, on Sunday night the 12th int. from his master, Mr Thomas Anstey, farmer, of the parish of Broadclist; William Mogridge, his parish apprentice, twenty years of age, about five feet four inches high, red hair, long nose and thin visage; wore away a dark coat, velveret waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, July 30, 1807; Issue 2284 - Gale Document Number Y3200649928
Ran Away from his master Mr John Wills, of Lustleigh, on Saturday, the 25th inst., Edward Merry, his apprentice, aged 19, five feet six inches high, brown hair, rather of a sallow complexion, has a fuffness in his speech, and is a little deaf. Wore away a dark cloth lapel coat, with plain yellow buttons, yellow kerseymere waistcoat, dark velveret breeches and blue stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; and any person giving information to the said John Wills so that the said apprentice may be apprehended, shall be rewarded for his trouble.
Dated Lustleigh, 27th July, 1807.

Thursday, August 20, 1807; Issue 2289 - Gale Document Number Y3200649969
Ran Away from his master, T. Turner, Boot and Shoe Maker, No. 27, High-street, on Sunday evening last, Henry martin Rogers, his Apprentice, aged sixteen years, about five fee thigh, sandy hair, murfly face, has a very sullen countenance; wore away a brown jacket and waistcoat, black breeches, and white stockings. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Exeter, August 19, 1807.

Thursday, September 3, 1807; Issue 2291 - Gale Document Number Y3200649981
Ran Away on Sunday morning the 9th of August, 1807, from John Mallet, of Berry, in the parish of Petrockstow, near Hatherleigh, Devon, Samuel Lewis, parish apprentice to the said John Mallet, about 4 feet 10 inches high, thin made, and pale look; wore away his working dress.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Samuel Lewis after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 22nd August 1807.
Ran Away in the night of ?------- 1807, William Cooke, apprentice to William Brailey, jun. of Bishop's Tawton, Devon. The said William Cooke, is about 15 years old, 4 feet 6 inches high, pale complexion, light hair; wore away a light-colour coat, striped coloured flannel waistcoat, leather breeches, canvas shirt, new pair of shoes, not nailed.
Whoever will bring the said apprentice to his master, shall receive a handsome satisfaction and all expenses paid for their trouble; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall receive every severity of the law.

Thursday, September 10, 1807; Issue 2292 - Gale Document Number Y3200649991
Ran Away, in the night of September 6th, 1807, Josiah Tucker, apprentice to Edward Sprague, of Clist St. Mary, Devon, Black-smith and Edge-took Maker. The said Josiah Tucker is about 19 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, is strong and lusty, rather pale complexion, dark hair; wore away a lapel blue coat, light swansdown waistcoat, and dark cord breeches; has likewise got his old cloaths with him. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall receive every severity of the law.

Thursday, October 1, 1807; Issue 2295 - Gale Document Number Y3200650028
Ran Away, on the 21st instant, from Wm. Paddon, brush-maker, of this city, Edward Tucker, his apprentice. The said Edward tucker is about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, slight grown, sallow complexion, lowering down look, wears a black coat and waistcoat, dark nankeen trousers and gaiters, coloured handkerchief, padded, and up to his eyes in shirt. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but whoever will apprehend him and bring him to his master, shall receive a cake well soaked in the glue-pot, as a reward for their trouble.
Exeter, Sept. 30th, 1807.

Thursday, October 8, 1807; Issue 2296 - Gale Document Number Y3200650030
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Crook, of North-wood House, in the parish of South-molton, on Sunday the 13th instant, William Furze, his parish apprentice; aged about eighteen, five feet high, fair complexion, thin grown and has remarkable small legs; wore away a mixed colour cloth coat, dark colour striped swanskin-waistcoat, and a pair of leather breeches, with metal buttons.
Whoever will bring the said William Furze to the said William Crook, before Christmas next, shall receive One Guinea Reward, and all reasonable expenses; and whoever harbours or employs him, after this notice, shall be prosecuted.
Wm. Crook.
Ran Away.
Whereas, William Syllafant, my parish apprentice, aged 18, about 5 feet 9 inches high, dark hair, red complexion, and set grown, Eloped from my service, on the 25th August last, and I have not since been able to fine him: Now I give public notice, that if any person shall harbour or employ the said William Syllafant, that I will prosecute such person; and any person who will discover or give me information where I shall be sure to find the said William Syllafant, shall receive a handsome reward. Given under my hand, this 27th day of September, 1807
William Hodge, Solden, near Holsworthy, Devon.
Ran Away, on the 4th of October instant, from his master, Mr John Hooper, farmer of the parish of Down St. Mary, Devon, George Howard, his parish apprentice; about 19 years of age, five feet and a half high, light hair and complexion, knap kneed, and turns out both toes awkwardly; wore away a grey cloth coat and waistcoat, and half-boots. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, John Hooper.

Thursday, October 8, 1807; Issue 2296 - Gale Document Number Y3200650034
Ran Away, from Mr John Skinner, of Northtawton, on Thursday the 1st of October inst. Stephen Vilven, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, fresh ruddy complexion, and has rather a slouching walk. This is therefore to give notice, that whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law; and if any person will give information, so that he may be detected, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Northtawton, Oct. 2, 1807.

Thursday, October 22, 1807; Issue 2298 - Gale Document Number Y3200650058
Ran Away a few days since, from her mistress, Mrs Elizabeth Ellis, of Newton St. Cyres, Mary Hilmore, her parish apprentice, aged 18 years. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, October 29, 1807; Issue 2299 - Gale Document Number Y3200650062
Ran Away, on Sunday the 18th of October instant, from his mistress, Mrs Sarah Skinner, farmer, of the parish of Sandford, Devon, Robert Morrish, her parish apprentice, nearly 19 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, black hair, and dark complexion; wore away a mixture cloth coat, striped waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Sarah Skinner.

Thursday, October 29, 1807; Issue 2299 - Gale Document Number Y3200650066
Ran Away from his master, Mr Robert Rookes, of Topsham road, near Exeter, on the 13th of October instant, George Sidman, his parish apprentice; aged 19 years, about 5 feet 8 inches high, of a fair complexion, light brown hair, has an impediment in his speech, his left hand is tied up from an injury he has lately received to the middle finger, from a crook. He wore away a light coloured drab frock coat with a velvet collar, dark mixture cloth breeches, and has with him two waistcoats, one scarlet cloth, the other a striped scarlet.
Whoever will apprehend him, or cause him to be apprehended, shall be rewarded for their trouble; and whoever employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Topsham road, 20th Oct. 1807. Robert Rookes.

Thursday, November 12, 1807; Issue 2301 - Gale Document Number Y3200650087
Ran Away from his master, Mr Richard Ferris, of this city, silversmith, Samuel Davey, his apprentice. He is of a pale complexion, rather slight grown, and about five feet seven inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
N.B. He is supposed to be now in Exeter or it neighbourhood.

Thursday, November 26, 1807; Issue 2303 - Gale Document Number Y3200650102
Ran Away from his Mistress, Mrs Mary Lane, of the parish of Morchard Bishop, Devon, on the 8th inst., William Pope, her parish apprentice; he is about 4 feet 10 inches high, fair complexion, light hair, and has a cast in his sight; wore away a web jacket, blue cloth waistcoat, and leather small cloathes, also carried with him a dark cloth coat.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Nov. 20th, 1807.

Thursday, November 26, 1807; Issue 2303 - Gale Document Number Y3200650109
Ran Away, the 15th of November instant, from his master, Mr William Pleace, of this city, tailor, Henry James Clarke, his apprentice, 19 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, slight made; wore away a blue coat, white waistcoat, nankeen trousers, and half boots.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
Exeter, 25th Nov. 1807.

Thursday, December 3, 1807; Issue 2304 - Gale Document Number Y3200650117
Ran Away from his master, John Sharland, on Sunday the 29th November last, Francis Haydon, his apprentice, about 5 feet 6 inches high, slight grown, and knee-naped; wore a dark grey coat, yellow, green and red striped waistcoat, buff breeches a new pair of grey yarn stockings, canvas shirt, and a white muslin neck handkerchief. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted. If the said apprentice will forthwith return to his said master, he will be kindly received.
Dated Marwood, near Barnstaple, Nov. 30, 1807.

Thursday, December 3, 1807; Issue 2304 - Gale Document Number Y3200650120
Ran Away last evening, from her mater, Mr Edward Turton, of the country house, Exeter, Mary Litton, his parish apprentice; she is about fifteen years of age, fair complexion, wore away a blue cotton bed gown, with white sleeves, green petticoat and black beaver hat, supposed to be gone for Teignmouth. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by me, Edward Turton.
Exeter, Dec. 2nd, 1807.

Thursday, January 7, 1808; Issue 2309 - Gale Document Number Y3200650168
Ran Away, on Sunday night last, the 3rd of January instant, from her master, Mr John Harding, farmer, of the parish of Brampford Speke, Devon, Sarah Lane, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, fair complexion and light brown hair. Whoever harbours or employs her, after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, January 14, 1808; Issue 2310 - Gale Document Number Y3200650178
Ran Away from his master, Mr Moses Hare, of the city of Exeter, cabinet-maker, John Isaac, his apprentice, aged 19 years; about five feet eight inches high, rather knee knap'd. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Moses Hare.
Exeter, 13th Jan. 1808.

Thursday, January 21, 1808; Issue 2311 - Gale Document Number Y3200650191
Ran Away from Mr Anthony Southcombe, Mr James Tapp, and Mr John Treble, all of Northmolton, Devon, their Parish Apprentices, called:- William Williams, alias William Flew; William Lewis, and William Vickary, on January 7th, instant.
William Williams is about 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, black hair, and a fresh complexion; wore away a light colour fustian jacket and carried with him a dark colour cloth coat.
William Lewis is bout 19 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, fresh complexion, sandy hair; wore away an everlasting jacket, leather breeches; and carried away a light colour broad cloth coat, with a black velvet collar.
William Vickary is about 19 years of age, light straight hair, 5 feet 6 inches high, and a red thin face; wore and carried with him an everlasting jacket, leather breeches, a yellow and red striped waistcoat, a dark colour coat, with metal buttons, and dark coloured corded breeches. They were all three seen in Exeter on the 8th instant.
Whoever harbours or employs either of the said apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, February 4, 1808; Issue 2313 - Gale Document Number Y3200650213
Ran Away, on the 26th of January instant, from his master, James Luxmoore, of Bratton Clovelly, in the county of Devon, Blacksmith, Simon Luxen, his apprentice, aged 19, five feet six inches high, fresh complexion, dark hair, and has a bad leg. Whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law,; but if he will return to his master he will be kindly received.
If any person will give notice to his master where he may be found, he shall receive One Guinea Reward.
Dated Jan 29, 1808.

Thursday, February 18, 1808; Issue 2315 - Gale Document Number Y3200650242
Ran Away from his master, John Drew, of Shalden, near Teignmouth, Richard Ward, his apprentice, 17 years old, about 5 feet high, brown hair, rather a light complexion, set grown; wore away a short light Witney jacket, a velveteen waistcoat, and everlasting breeches, also, carried with him, a good brown cloth coat, with white metal buttons, a striped swansdown waistcoat and a pair of corded breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law; and if any person will give information of him so as he may be found, shall be rewarded for their trouble. He is supposed to be gone to the westward.

Thursday, February 18, 1808; Issue 2315 - Gale Document Number Y3200650235
Ran Away from his master, Mr Jasper Pickard, of Northam, in the county of Devon, on the 7th instant, Phillip Wedlock, his parish apprentice, aged 15 years, about 4 feet 4 inches high, fresh complexion, with a seam over the right eye; carried with him a blue cloth jacket, and a striped serge ditto, a blue cotton waistcoat, and a new pair of leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law.
Northam, Feb. 13, 1808.

Thursday, March 3, 1808; Issue 2317 - Gale Document Number Y3200650263
Ran Away the 7th instant, from his master, Mr John Lakeman, of Brownstone, in the parish of Brenham, Devon, Edward Fogwell, his parish apprentice, aged 19, about 5 feet 8 inches high, rather a dark complexion, with a down-cast look; had on when he went away a light coloured spencer, light swansdown waistcoat, and plush breeches. To any person who will give information where he may be found, Mr Lakeman will feel greatly obliged, and will reward him for his trouble; but any person who will harbour or employ the said apprentice after this public notice, will be dealt with according to law.
Brownstone, 28th Feb. 1808.

Thursday, March 24, 1808; Issue 2320 - Gale Document Number Y3200650290
Ran Away, from his master, Mr H. Weeks, farmer, of the parish of Kenton, Devon, on Monday the 14th of March instant, Thomas Dyer, his parish apprentice, aged 15 years, about 4 feet 8 inches high, dark hair, and fair complexion; wore away a dark-brown coat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Hugh Weeks.

Thursday, March 24, 1808; Issue 2320 - Gale Document Number Y3200650285
Ran Away, the 25th of February, from his master, Mr Samuel Harris, of Beerferris, Devon, John Wevill, his parish apprentice, aged 17, about 5 feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, had on when he went off a short fustian stable jacket, corded breeches, Holland duck trousers, carried with him a light grey cloth coat, striped kersemere waistcoat. To any person who will apprehend this boy, and bring him to his master, shall have a reward of Two Guineas, with all necessary expenses paid. Any person who harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be dealt with as the law directs, in these cases. It is supposed that he is gone towards Brixham, as having an uncle living in that neighbourhood, called Anthony Wevill.
Beerferris, March 7, 1808.

Thursday, March 24, 1808; Issue 2320 - Gale Document Number Y3200650290
Ran Away, from his master, Mr H. Weeks, farmer, of the parish of Kenton, Devon, on Monday the 14th of March instant, Thomas Dyer, his parish apprentice; aged 15 years, about 4 feet 8 inches high, dark hair, and fair complexion; wore away a dark brown coat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Hugh Weeks.

Thursday, March 31, 1808 - ; Issue 2321 - Gale Document Number Y3200650294
Ran Away from his master, Mr Richard Gibbings, farmer, of Coldridge, Devon, on Tuesday the 22nd of March, 1808, Richard Born, his parish apprentice; 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, red complexion, and light hair; wore away bufkin breeches, and web jacket, and carried with him a dark coat, swansdown waistcoat, and is supposed to be gone to Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the said Richard Born, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 7, 1808; Issue 2322 - Gale Document Number Y3200650302
Ran Away on Sunday evening last, from his mater, Mr Anthony Palmer, of the parish of Broadclist, in the county of Devon, John Hawkins, his parish apprentice, aged about 15 years, 5 feet high, fair complexion, light hair and has a scald on the back of his left hand in seams, and walks very bad on his feet; wore away a brown coat, green waistcoat, leather breeches, and carried with him various other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Anthony Palmer.
Broadclist, April 5, 1808.

Thursday, April 21, 1808; Issue 2324 - Gale Document Number Y3200650330
Ran Away from her master, Richard Lee, of Crediton, maltster, Ann Stentiford, his apprentice; she is about 4 feet 6 inches high, dark hair, fresh complexion, aged 17 years. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; whoever will give information to her master where she may be found, shall receive One Guinea reward.
Crediton, April 20, 1808.

Thursday, May 19, 1808; Issue 2328 - Gale Document Number Y3200650372
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Williams, of Milford, Pembrokeshire, Thomas Taylor, his parish apprentice. Whoever harbours, detains, or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
The said Thomas Taylor is a native of Bideford, about 14 years of age, rather set grown, and of a fair complexion.
Milford, May 11, 1808.

Thursday, May 26, 1808; Issue 2329 - Gale Document Number Y3200650382
Ran Away, on Monday the 16th instant, from his master, John Prawl, mason, of Crediton, John Manley, his apprentice, aged 19, about 5 feet 6 inches high, fresh complexion, blackish hair. Whoever employs, harbours, or detains the said John Manley, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, June 9, 1808; Issue 2331 - Gale Document Number Y3200650393
Ran Away on the 25th of May, from his master, J. D. Williams, of Tavistock, stocking-maker, Benjamin Jewel, his apprentice, aged about 15 years, a slight-made active lad, of fair complexion and light hair. He wore away a dark cloth jacket and light cloth trousers, and is supposed to be in the vicinity of Exeter. If he will immediately return to his master's service, he will be pardoned; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be proceeded against according to law.

Thursday, June 9, 1808; Issue 2331 - Gale Document Number Y3200650397
Ran Away, on the 5th of May last, from her master, Mr John Broom, of Ottery St. Mary, Devon, Elizabeth Ackland, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, of a red complexion, and brown hair. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, June 16, 1808; Issue 2332 - Gale Document Number Y3200650406
Ran Away, on the 1st of June inst. from Mr James Stone, of Colebrooke, Devon, John Nichols, (alias Rogers) his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, marked with the small pox, light brown hair, walks forward and lounging; wore away a smock-frock, dark cloth coat, and mixt cloth waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but whoever will give information by letter or otherwise, so a she may be apprehended, shall receive one guinea reward.

Thursday, June 23, 1808; Issue 2333 - Gale Document Number Y3200650421
Ran Away on the 20th of June inst. from Henry Mayne, mason, Kenn, Devon, John Bools, his apprentice, about 18 years and half old, marked with a long scar down his right cheek, short dark hair, about 5 feet 4 inches high; wore away a lapel'd fustian jacket, and striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 30, 1808; Issue 2334 - Gale Document Number Y3200650430
Ran Away, on the 30th of May last, from her master John Sherland, of the parish of Zeal Monachorum, in Devon, Mary King, his apprentice, about 18 years of age, dark hair. Wore away a dark linen gown, a black serge petticoat, and carried away a blue stuff petticoat lengthened with green serge at the top, also a green stuff petticoat, and her stays covered with dark fustian. Whoever shall harbour or employ the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. Dated June 17th, 1808.

Thursday, July 7, 1808; Issue 2335 - Gale Document Number Y3200650432
Ran Away, from his master, Mr Wm. Brook, of the parish of Sampford, Devon, Richard Stoile, his parish apprentice; he is about five feet high, stout made, light hair, fair complexion; he wore away a white web jacket, &c. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; and whoever will give information, so as he may be apprehended, shall receive One Guinea reward; but if the said apprentice will return he shall be pardoned.

Thursday, July 7, 1808; Issue 2335 - Gale Document Number Y3200650435
Ran Away, on 21st June 1808, from his master, Mr Joseph Brinley, of the city of Exeter, hellier and plasterer, William Mountstephen, his apprentice. He is of a dark complexion, has black eye-lids, walks very forward, and round shouldered; is about 5 feet 6 inches and half high, and about 20 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, July 14, 1808; Issue 2336 - Gale Document Number Y3200650449
Kingsteington, Devon.
Ran Away, on Sunday night July 3rd, 1808, from their master, Thomas Wills, without the least provocation, John Townsin and Thomas Scot. John Townsin, aged 19, is about five feet high, slight grown, fair complexion and dark hair; wore away a dark broad cloth coat with white buttons, striped waistcoat, corduroy breeches, and carried with him a short dark cloth coat, loom quilting waistcoat with yellow buttons, a pair of corduroy breeches, a carter's frock, and several other things. Thomas Scot, aged 15, about five feet one inch high, slight grown, fair complexion, and light hair, wore away a blue coat, striped waistcoat, and white plush breeches, carried off a pair of corduroy ditto, with several other things.
Whoever harbours or employs them, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted, and whoever will give information so as they may be apprehended, shall receive Two Guineas reward.
They are both parish apprentices.

Thursday, August 4, 1808; Issue 2339 - Gale Document Number Y3200650472
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Holman, of Whitestone, on the 16th of July, 1808, Edward Parsons, his apprentice, aged about 18, five feet nine inches high, pale complexion, light grey eyes, and light hair, has a lounge in his walk, and turns one foot over the other; wore away a web jacket, velvet waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Edward Parsons, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, August 11, 1808; Issue 2310 - Gale Document Number Y3200650484
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Drake, of West Lee, in the parish of Chawleigh, Devon, William Hooper, his parish apprentice, aged about 17 years, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light hair, fair complexion, full favoured; wore away a light fustian jacket, yellow waistcoat, and leather breeches, besides a quantity of clothes he carried with him. He went away with his brother, Thomas Hooper, and is supposed to be at work in the neighbourhood of Exeter. Whoever employs him after this public notice, will be dealt with according to law. If the said apprentice will return to his master again, he will be forgiven.
Dated at Chawleigh, 9th Aug. 1808. John Drake.

Thursday, August 18, 1808; Issue 2311 - Gale Document Number Y3200650486
Whereas, William Berry, an apprentice, belonging to me, Mathew Churchward, of the parish of Stoke Gabriel, in the county of Devon, eloped from my service, on Tuesday the 26th July last:- I hereby give notice, that if any person or persons harbour, employ, or conceal the said apprentice, shall be prosecuted for the offence, according to the utmost rigour of the law: and if any person will give information to me the said Mathew Churchward, where he may be found, shall be handsomely rewarded for his trouble. William Berry is aged about 14 years, of a pale complexion, light hair.

Thursday, August 18, 1808; Issue 2311 - Gale Document Number Y3200650489
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 2nd of August instant, from his master, Mr John Pethybridge, of the parish of Manaton, John King, his parish apprentice, 13 years of age, about 4 feet 6 inches high; wore away a dark cloth coat and corduroy breeches. Whoever employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, August 25, 1808; Issue 2312 - Gale Document Number Y3200650503
Ran Away, this morning, without any cause of complaint, from William Bowring, of the city of Exeter, attorney-at-law, John Cumming, his apprentice, aged about eighteen years, about five feet six inches high; fair complexion and light hair; wore away a brown coat, linen waistcoat and stone colour kerseymere breeches, and he is supposed to have taken the road to some sea port.
Whoever will secure him shall receive Five Guineas reward, on application to his master, and whoever shall harbour or employ him after this notice will be prosecuted.
August 24th, 1808.

Thursday, August 25, 1808; Issue 2312 - Gale Document Number Y3200650499
Ran Away, from their master, Mr Wm. Cornish, of Crediton, Devon, on Monday the 8th day of August, 1808, William Heard and John Farley, his parish apprentices; they wore and carried with them two pair of white plush breeches each, one web jacket each, one cloth coat each, and two cloth waistcoats each. Wm. Heard is aged about 17 years, black hair, full favoured, about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, John Farley is aged about 16 years, black hair, small face and nose, about 5 feet 1 or 2 inches high. If any person will bring the said apprentices to Wm. Cornish, or give information so as they may be found, he shall receive One Guinea reward; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law, by me, Wm. Cornish.

Thursday, September 1, 1808; Issue 2313 - Gale Document Number Y3200650509
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 24th of August, from his master, Mr Herman Tozer, of the parish of Colaton Rawleigh, Devon, Thomas Staddon, his parish apprentice, 18 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light hair, large eyes; wore away a dark cloth coat with white buttons, swansdown striped waistcoat; took with him a pair of corduroy breeches and a pair of black velveteen ditto. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law.

Thursday, September 22, 1808; Issue 2316 - Gale Document Number Y3200650540
Absconded on Saturday the 10th of Sept. from her master, Mr Nathaniel Bennett, of the parish of Thelbridge, Elizabeth Webber, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, of a fair complexion. Whoever harbours or employs her after this notice will be prosecuted.
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Arscott, of Coombe Barton, parish of Cheriton Fitzpaine, John Melhuish, his parish apprentice, 16 years of age, light complexion, about 5 feet 4 inches high; he is remarkable for having large warts on his hands; he wore away a web jacket, cloth waistcoat, and buff breeches, and carried several articles of wearing apparel with him.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, shall be prosecuted, but if he will return to his master, he will be kindly received.
Whereas, on Sunday, the 11th of this inst. September, William Avery and Simon Baskewill, apprentices to Jaspar Parrott, of Berry Pomeroy, near Totnes, Devon, absconded from their said master's service and have not since returned.
The said William Avery is about eighteen years old, five feet seven inches high, stout made, pale complexion, broad features, with rather large eyes; wore off a brown cloth coat, striped waistcoat and white plush breeches.
The said Simon Baskewill is about seventeen years old, five feet five inches high, slight made, very dark complexion, with black eyes; wore off a light-coloured cloth coat, kerseymere waistcoat, and velveteen breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs either of the said apprentices shall be prosecuted, but, on giving information of either, shall, on conviction, receive Half a Guinea Reward; and if any person will apprehend and bring either or both of the said apprentices to their master, shall receive One Guinea Reward, for each, and all reasonable expenses. They have been seen at Plymouth.
13th September, 1808.

Thursday, October 6, 1808; Issue 2318 - Gale Document Number Y3200650557
Ran Away, on Monday evening the 18th of July,1808, from her master, John Cosway, of Chilton, in the parish of Thorverton, Betty Coseway, his parish apprentice. She is about 17 years of age, five feet high, rather slight grown; wore away her working dress. Whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, October 20, 1808 ; Issue 2320 - Gale Document Number Y3200650569
Ran Away, on Wednesday, October 12th, last, from Sarah Broom, of the parish of Kentisbeare, John Conybear, her parish apprentice; he is about 19 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, has dark curled hair, black eye, and is of a slender person; He wore away a sky-blue boat with yellow buttons, a striped waistcoat, and buff breeches; he carried with him a light-coloured coat with yellow buttons, with A. M. on them, a pair of leather breeches, and has square white buckles in his shoes.
Whoever will give information of the said apprentice to his mistress, so that he may be apprehended, shall receive Half a Guinea Reward; and whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted for so doing.
Kentisbeare, October 17, 1808.

Thursday, November 17, 1808; Issue 2323 - Gale Document Number Y3200650612
Ran Away, on the 14th instant, from his master, Mr Jacob Harvey, joiner, of Torquay, Devon, John Crockwell, his apprentice, aged 16 years, 5 feet high, or thereabout, fresh complexion, and round features. Wore away a short blue jacket, either white duck or blue woollen trousers and an old hat. Whoever will detain the said apprentice, till his master can be informed of him, shall be rewarded for their trouble, and all expenses paid; but if any person shall harbour or employ the said apprentice after this public notice, he will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Jacob Harvey - Torquay, 16th Nov. 1808.

Thursday, December 1, 1808, Issue 2325 - Gale Document Number Y3200650639
Ran Away, on the second of this month, William Collings, otherwise Wood, an apprentice to Nathaniel Hawkins of Prawl, in Chivelstone, near Kingsbridge, Devon. He is 20 years of age, about 5 feet high, set grown, lightish straight hair; is supposed to be at Plymouth to get into the transport service. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice will be prosecuted as the law directs; but on application to the said Nathaniel Hawkins, may agree with him for the remainder of the apprenticeship.
Prawl, Nov. 23rd, 1808.

Thursday, December 8, 1808; Issue 2326 - Gale Document Number Y3200650646
Ran Away, on Sunday night, Dec. 4th, from Mr Thomas Cosway, currier, Tiverton, Devon, William Smith, his apprentice, aged about 20 years, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, set grown, black hair, fair healthy complexion. Whoever will lodge him in any of his majesty's gaols, or give notice to his master, so as he may be apprehended; shall, on conviction, receive One Guinea reward, and all reasonable expenses paid. Whoever employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Tiverton, Dec. 6th, 1808.
Ran Away from his Master, Wm. Morse, of Ashbrittle, on Thursday, the first inst., William Marsh, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, five feet eight inches high, dark complexion, with a mark of a scald over his left eye; wore away a jacket and breeches, made of everlasting; a mixture cloth waistcoat, quite new; and brown worsted stockings. This is to give public notice, that his said master will not be answerable for any debts he might contract.
December 5th, 1808.

Thursday, January 5, 1809; Issue 2330 - Gale Document Number Y3200650692
Ran Away, on Saturday the 3rd day of this instant December, from Mr Samuel Day, of Heanton, in the parish of Petrockstow, near Great Torrington, Richard Slee, his parish apprentice, aged about 16 years, about 4 feet 6 inches high, thin make, and light hair; wore away an everlasting jacket, striped waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Richard Slee, after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 10th Dec. 1808.

Thursday, January 19, 1909; Issue 2332 - Gale Document Number Y3200650715
Ran Away from his master, Mr R Bastin, carpenter, of the parish of Alphington, on the 9th instant, Walter Cleave, alias Bartlett, his apprentice; he is about 5 feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, and set grown; he wore away a fustian jacket, light cloth waistcoat and buff breeches. Whoever employs him, after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Jan 17, 1809
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 12th inst. from her master, Mr William Arscott, of Southtawton, Jane Stanbury, his apprentice, aged 19 years. She wore away a dark linen gown, light coloured stuff petticoat, and black stockings and is supposed to be gone to Plymouth-dock. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Southtawton, 16th Jan. 1809.

Thursday, January 26, 1809; Issue 2334 - Gale Document Number Y3200650730
Ran Away on Sunday the 11th of December last, from his master, Mr James Palmer, of Broadwoodwidger, in the county of Devon, William Clifton, his Parish Apprentice, near 18 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, stout grown, light hair; wore away a brown coat with white metal buttons, a striped waistcoat, dark corduroy breeches, and a new hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by me, James Palmer.
Broadwoodwidger, Jan. 23rd, 1809

Thursday, February 2, 1809; Issue 2335 - Gale Document Number Y3200650745
Ran Away on Monday the 20th of January last, from his master, Mr John Rowe, of Peamore Farm, in the parish of Exminster, in the county of Devon, Francis Wills, his apprentice, eighteen years of age, about 5 feet 2 inches high, rather full face, with a scar over one eye, a little deaf; wore away a web jacket, both sleeves newly mended, leather breeches, and nib Witney waistcoat; carried away a light drab coat, yellow and green striped waistcoat, and a new pair of white web breeches. This is to caution any person against employing the said apprentice.
February 1, 1809.

Thursday, February 9, 1809; Issue 2336 - Gale Document Number Y3200650755
Ran Away from Mr William Strong, of Tedburn St Mary, Thomas Hurson, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years and about 5 feet 6 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Jan. 30, 1809.

Thursday, February 9, 1809; Issue 2336 - Gale Document Number Y3200650747
Ran Away, on Friday morning last, the 3rd, of this instant February, from his master, Mr Joseph Carter, of the parish of Brampford Speke, in the county of Devon, William Morgan, his parish apprentice. He is 17 years of age, about 4 feet 10 inches high, of a dark complexion, round favoured and has lost one of his fore teeth. Wore away a dark brown jacket, and velveret breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the aforesaid apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, February 16, 1809; Issue 2337 - Gale Document Number Y3200650757
Ran Away on Friday morning, February 10th, from his master, Wm. Burrington, in the parish of Sandford, in the county of Devon, John Southcot, his parish apprentice, eighteen years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, of a pale complexion, and dark hair, lost one of his fore teeth; wore away a web jacket, a dark cloth coat, and black striped waistcoat. Whosoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law, by me, Wm. Burrington.

Thursday, February 23, 1809; Issue 2338 - Gale Document Number Y3200650768
Ran Away on Sunday the 5th of February instant, from his master, Mr Zacharias Patch, of the parish of Ven-Ottery, Devon, John Woodrough, his parish apprentice, about sixteen years old, five feet high, has a scar on the right side of his chin; wore away a light cloth coat and yellow waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this notice, will be prosecuted; but if he will return again he will be kindly received.

Thursday, March 9, 1809; Issue 23450 - Gale Document Number Y3200650788
Ran Away from his master, Mr Robert Newcombe, of Sourton, in the county of Devon, Benjamin Stanbury, a parish apprentice, about 17 years old, fair complexion, small face, dark brown hair, and about 4 feet 6 inches high; wore away a fustian jacket, leather breeches and woollen stockings. Whoever harbours the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated 1st March, 1809.

Thursday, March 23, 1809; Issue 2342 - Gale Document Number Y3200650807
Ran Away on Sunday last, from Mr Wm. Norris, in the parish of Broadclist, Abraham Mogridge, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, about 4 feet 10 inches high, of a red complexion; wore away a snuff coloured coat, light grey waistcoat, and corded breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but any person who will apprehend the said apprentice, shall be rewarded by me, Wm. Norris.
Dated March 21, 1809.

Thursday, March 30, 1809; Issue 2343 - Gale Document Number Y3200650816
Runaway Apprentice.
Ran Away from his master, Mr Amos Lakeman, of West Lee, in the parish of Modbury, in the county of Devon, Nicholas Cove, about 18 years of age, brown complexion, large face, thick lips, down look, near sighted, rather deaf, knee knapped, about 5 feet 6 inches high; wore away an everlasting jacket and breeches, worsted stockings, and carried with him other clothes. Whoever will give information of him to his master, the said Mr Amos Lakeman, shall receive Half a Guinea for their trouble; but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Modbury, March 27, 1809.

Thursday, April 13, 1809; Issue 2345 - Gale Document Number Y3200650843
John Cann, aged about 17 years, an apprentice of Mr Edmund Moon, of Lapford, having eloped from his master, without any complaint of the said master's ill-usage,; this is to acquaint the public that whoever harbours, conceals, or employs the said John Cann, during his apprenticeship, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, April 20, 1809; Issue 2346 - Gale Document Number Y3200650847
Eloped from his master, Mr Andrew Ellis, of Bishopsteignton, Devon, on Sunday night, the 9th instant, without any provocation, John Cole, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 9 inches high, of a fair complexion, light hair, strong, well-made; carried away with him a new lapell'd brown coat, with white metal buttons, a single-breasted waistcoat of the same kind, a drab-coloured half coat, double-breasted swansdown round collar waistcoat, with a piece of another sort on it, another striped one, single-breasted, a standing collar, and yellow buttons, velveteen breeches, and a duck smock frock, with a new piece on it.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Bishopsteignton, 13th April, 1809.

Thursday, April 27, 1809; Issue 2347 - Gale Document Number Y3200650861
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr Wm. Harris, of the parish of Trusham, near Chudleigh, on Friday the 21st of April instant, John Briant, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, about five feet high, fresh complexion; wore away a web jacket, waistcoat and breeches; and carried with him a linen waistcoat. Any person who will apprehend the said apprentice, shall be handsomely rewarded, but whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted by me, Wm. Harris.

Thursday, May 4, 1809; Issue 2348 - Gale Document Number Y3200650863
Whereas, Samuel Davy, my apprentice, who was lately imprisoned one month in the bridewell of this city, for having deserted my service, has notwithstanding such imprisonment, Again Absented himself from my employ. Notice is hereby given, that whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
The said apprentice is about 5 feet 7 inches high, aged about 20 years, and of a pale complexion.
Richard Ferris, Silversmith, Exeter, 26 April 1809.

Thursday, May 4, 1809; Issue 2348 - Gale Document Number Y3200650870
John Cann, aged about 17 years, an apprentice to Mr Edmund Moon, of Lapford, having secondly Eloped on the 22nd of April last, from his master, without any complaint of his said master's ill usage for his former and present elopement, this is to acquaint the public, that whoever harbours, conceals or employs the said John Cann, during his apprenticeship, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
N.B. The said John Cann is about 5 feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, black eyes, has a sore on one of his legs, and wore away a web jacket and trousers.
Dated Kelland, May 4th, 1809.

Thursday, May 18, 1809; Issue 2350 - Gale Document Number Y3200650886
Ran Away on Sunday the 30th of April last, from his master, Mr Wm. Seward, of the parish of Dunsford, Devon, John Langdon, his parish apprentice, 16 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark hair, fresh complexion; wore away a dark colour cloth coat and waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law, by me, Wm. Seward.

Thursday, June 1, 1809; Issue 2352 - Gale Document Number Y3200650904
Ran Away on Monday the 22nd instant, from Richard Medland, of Whitely Park, in Thrusleton, Devon, yeoman, Thomas Down, his parish apprentice, about the age of 17 years, 5 feet in heighth, light hair, fair complexion, dark eyes; had on when he went off a waistcoat, Holland duck jacket, a smock frock, and white everlasting breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 27th May, 1809.

Thursday, June 8, 1809; Issue 2353 - Gale Document Number Y3200650919
Whereas, Samuel Davy, my apprentice, hath been advertised for absenting himself from my service; the above named apprentice was bound to me on or about the 8th of May 1805, for seven years. It is before the public - The said apprentice hath been imprisoned, after having been forgiven in several instances for offences similar to those for which imprisonment was inflicted.
In an advertisement last week, signed 'Samuel Davy', it is asserted he had attained the age of 21 years, on that account he did consider himself no longer an apprentice.
R. F. having appealed to the laws of his country, in this instance, again begs to offer thanks to any person who will give information where the said Samuel Davy hath been or now is harboured or employed.
Notice is hereby given, whoever harbours or employs him without my consent, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Richard Ferris, Silversmith.
Exeter, June 7th, 1809.

Thursday, June 22, 1809; Issue 2355 - Gale Document Number Y3200650932
Ran Away from his master, Wm. Richards, of Ottery St Mary, in the county of Devon, farmer, Harry Summers, his parish apprentice, about nineteen years of age, five feet six or seven inches high, dark hair, down look, and a slouching walk, a little pock mark'd; wore away a blue coat, and his shoes shod with iron.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Harry Summers, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; and any person bringing him to his said master shall be handsomely rewarded. Witness my hand, Wm. Richards.
Dated June 12, 1809.

Thursday, July 13, 1809; Issue 2358 - Gale Document Number Y3200650959
Ran Away, on the 22nd of June last, from his master, Mr George Lambert Gorwyn, of Spreyton, in the county of Devon, John Manning, his parish apprentice; about eighteen years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, and has dark brown hair and black eyes; carried away a brown broad cloth jacket, a mixed cloth ditto, two mixed cloth waistcoats, a pair of corduroy breeches, a pair of leather ditto, and a smock-frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said J. Manning will be prosecuted as the law directs.
George Lambert Gorwyn.
Ran Away, from his master, Thomas Densem of the parish of Stockley English, in the county of Devon, Robert Cockram, his parish apprentice; twenty years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, black hair, and red complexion; turns in one knee; wore away a web jacket, and buckskin breeches; and carried with him a dark coloured coat, striped waistcoat and buff breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted. Any person who will bring him to his master shall be handsomely rewarded.
Thomas Densem, Dated July 13, 1809.

Thursday, July 27, 1809; Issue 2360 - Gale Document Number Y3200650978
Run Away Apprentice
Ran Away from his master, Thomas Norris Tozer, of Plymstock, near Plymouth, George Lewis, his apprentice, about 16 years of age, near 5 feet high, light complexion, light hair, light eye-brows; grey eyes, and very much marked with the small pox; had on when he went away, a dark mixture cloth coat, plush breeches, yellow waistcoat, worsted stockings and a pair of square-toe shoes.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Ran Away from their mistress, Elizabeth Francis, of the parish of Dunsford, Alexander Crispin and James Cocker, her apprentices. Crispin is in his twentieth year, about 5 feet 8 inches high, black hair, and long favoured. Crocker is about 5 feet 4 inches high, light hair and fresh complexion, about 18 years of age. Crispin wore away a brown plain cloth coat, black cloth waistcoat, drab ditto, velveret breeches, and carried away with him a buckskin ditto, and many other articles. Crocker wore away a green broadcloth fancy waistcoat, and carried away a drab coloured coat, and several other articles. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 18th July, 1809. Eliz. Francis.

Thursday, August 3, 1809; Issue 2361 - Gale Document Number Y3200650989
Devon.
Ran Away from his Mistress, Elizabeth Cawker, of the parish of Holsworthy, in the said county, Richard Robbins, her apprentice; he is about 5 feet 2 inches high, slender grown, dark hair, small features, and 18 years of age3 - Wore away a dark cloth coat and waistcoat, with light corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; and whoever will inform the said Elizabeth Cawker, were he may be found shall receive One Guinea reward.

Thursday, August 10, 1809; Issue 2362 - Gale Document Number Y3200650997
Run Away, on Monday the 31st of July last, from William Hooke, blacksmith, of the parish of Colebrooke, in the county of Devon, James Hill, his parish apprentice, in the 20th year of his age, about 5 feet 3 inches high, black curled hair, black eyes, fair complexion; wore away a light fustian jacket, light corduroy breeches or trousers and velveret waistcoat; and carried away a blue cloth coat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs; but if he returns to his master he will be forgiven by me, William Hooke.

Thursday, August 24, 1809; Issue 2364 - Gale Document Number Y3200651017
Ran Away from his master, Matthew Caseley, shoemaker, of Bow Nymet-Tracey, Devon, John Stoneman, his apprentice, about 16 years of age, slight grown, about 5 feet 2 inches high, a fair complexion, brown hair; wore away a dark brown jacket and waistcoat, buff breeches and black stockings, round hat, and a pair of square-nosed shoes, that are new covered.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law. Dated at Bow, 21st August, 1809.

Thursday, September 7, 1809; Issue 2366 - Gale Document Number Y3200651036
Ran Away, on Sunday last, from his master, Mr William Townsend, of Upton Pyne, John Waters, his parish, apprentice, aged 17 years, about 4 feet 10 inches high; wore away a dark colour cloth coat, with white metal buttons, a scarlet cloth waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever will bring him back to his Master as above, shall be handsomely rewarded and reasonable expenses paid; but whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted by me, Wm. Townsend.


Thursday, September 14, 1809; Issue 2367 - Gale Document Number Y3200651046

Ran Away on Wednesday the 26th July last, George Middle, parish apprentice to Mr Robert Broom, of Broadhembury, in the county of Devon. He is about 17 years of age, 5 feet high, dark complexion, full favoured, and very flat footed; wore away a drab colour jacket, and leather breeches. Whoever will apprehend the said apprentice, and bring him to his said master, shall be handsomely rewarded; but whoever retains him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Robert Broom.

Thursday, September 14, 1809; Issue 2367 - Gale Document Number Y3200651052
Ran Away on the 13th of August last from his master, John Hayward, of Sowton, in the county of Devon, John Martyn, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, dark brown hair, black eyes, and pale complexion; wore away a dark mixture coat, striped waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said John Martyn, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Ran Away on the 6th September last, from her master, Mr Daniel Bampfield, of Clist St. Mary, in the county of Devon, Elizabeth Humphries, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, stout grown, light hair, of fair complexion and about 5 feet high; wore away a blue cotton gown, blue serge petticoat, and black silk bonnet. Whoever harbours or employs the said Elizabeth Humphries, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law in that case directs.
Daniel Bampfield.

Thursday, September 21, 1809; Issue 2368 - Gale Document Number Y3200651058
Ran Away on or about the 4th day of May last, from his master, Mr Richard Cornall, of the parish of Chawleigh, in the county of Devon, William Webber, his parish apprentice; he is about five feet high, dark brown hair, full favoured, grey eyes and marked with the small pox; he wore away a grey coat, striped waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever retains, harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost rigour of the law.
Dated Chawleigh, 10th September, 1809.

Thursday, September 21, 1809; Issue 2368 - Gale Document Number Y3200651056
Exeter, Wednesday, Sept. 20.
This morning, Mr Richard Ferris, of this city, silver-smith, had has late apprentice, Samuel Davy, brought before the recorder and magistrates, in order to be committed for leaving his master's employ, when, after a minute investigation, it was proved the apprentice was full 21 years of age before he absconded; the recorder and magistrates thought proper not to comply with the desire of Mr Ferris, and the apprentice was dismissed accordingly.

Thursday, October 12, 1809; Issue 2371 - Gale Document Number Y3200651078
Eloped from his master, on the 16th of September, 1809, Joseph Sanders, a parish apprentice to Mr Wm. Harris, of Plymptree, Devon. Had on when he went away a dark brown coat and leather breeches. He is a little knee napped, about five feet three inches high, aged 17 years. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Wm. Harris.

Thursday, October 19, 1809; Issue 2372 - Gale Document Number Y3200651095
Ran Away, from Susannah Kerslake, Henry Herd, her parish apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Crediton, Oct. 18, 1809.

Thursday, October 19, 1809; Issue 2372 - Gale Document Number Y3200651086
Ran Away, from his master, Thomas Owen, jun., ship-builder, Topsham, Jonas Stone, his apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, slight made, and light pale complexion, was seen in Honiton on Sunday morning, 1st instant. Whoever employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Topsham, October 18, 1809.
Ran Away, on Sunday night, from his master John Thorn, of Winkleigh, Samuel Standlake, his parish apprentice, eighteen years of age, about five feet high, brown hair, round favoured, squints in both eyes, wore away a drab jacket, blue spotted cashmere waistcoat, velveret small clothes; carried with him a grey jacket, leather small clothes, and a new hat. If he will return to his Master he will be kindly received. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Winkleigh, October 18th, 1809.
Devon
Ran Away from Mr John Woolway, of the parish of Chawley, on the first day of October, 1809, Simon Westaway, his parish apprentice, (son of Richard Westaway, of Sampford Courtenay) aged about 20 years, about 5 feet 9 inches high, light complexion and stout grown. Notice is hereby given, that any person who will apprehend and bring the said Simon Westaway to his master, shall receive a reward of Three Guineas, except he is now in the King's Service. And whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Ran Away the 15th day of October instant, from his master, John Woolway, of Chawley, Devon, William Shute, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, light complexion, stout grown. Whoever will apprehend him and bring him to John Woolway, shall receive Three Guineas reward; whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Chawley, 17th October 1809.

Thursday, November 2, 1809; Issue 2374 - Gale Document Number Y3200651109
Ran Away on the 9th instant, from his master, Mr John Nosworthy, of Manaton, Devon, William Hamlin, his Apprentice, he is about 5 feet 2 inches high; wore off a brown cloth coat and waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated October 28, 1809.

Thursday, November 2, 1809; Issue 2374 - Gale Document Number Y3200651107
Ran Away, on Sunday last, the 29th of October instant, from his master, Mr John Brock, of Drewsteignton, Devon, James Agett, also Ledger, his parish apprentice, turned of 19 years old, about five feet six inches high, stout made, light complexion, blind in one eye, hard of hearing and stoops in walking. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Drewsteignton, October 31st, 1809.

Thursday, November 16, 1809; Issue 2376 - Gale Document Number Y3200651128
Eloped from his master, Mr Richard Millman, of Oakhampton, Devon, on the 14th of October, 1809, John Milman, his parish apprentice. Had on, when he went away, a grey jacket, light colour waistcoat, and corduroy breeches; thick grown, five feet high, aged eighteen years. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Richard Millman.
Ran Away from his master, Mr Samuel Mare, of Morchard Bishop, in the county of Devon, on the 5th of November instant, Robert Skinner, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, set grown, dark complexion, wide mouth, thick lips, short nose, dark short-cut hair; wore away a grey cloth jacket, red striped waistcoat, and leather breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, without making it known, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law, but if any person will give notice of him to his said master, they shall be handsomely rewarded, and all reasonable expenses paid.
Morchard Bishop, Nov. 10th, 1809.

Thursday, December 14, 1809; Issue 2310 - Gale Document Number Y3200651175
Ran Away, on Tuesday last, from his master, Mr Peter Holland, of Kingsnympton, Devon, Philip Bowdon, his parish apprentice. Wore away a smock frock, an everlasting jacket and dark fustian gaiters; has a red full face, light hair, and has an awkward walk. He was seen on the Bristol-road, where it is supposed he is gone. Whoever harbours him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated 9th Dec. 1809.

Thursday, December 14, 1809; Issue 2310 - Gale Document Number Y3200651170
Ran Away from his master, the Rev. William Carter, of West-Anstey, in the county of Devon, his parish apprentice, Thomas Bere; He is between 15 and 16 years of age, slight grown, round favoured, full-eyed, and his hair inclining to brown. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
West-Anstey, 6th Dec. 1809.

Thursday, December 21, 1809; Issue 2311 - Gale Document Number Y3200651184
Ran Away from her master, on Friday the 4th of August last, Anne Lapthorn, a parish apprentice to Mr John Aquires of Pinhoe, farmer. She is nearly 20 years of age, rather short, and lusty, florid complexion, brown hair and is supposed to have gone to London, or in that neighbourhood. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but if she will return to her master she will be kindly received.

Thursday, January 4, 1810; Issue 2319 - Gale Document Number Y3200651202
To Tinmen, &c.
Ran Away, on the 26th of December, 1809, from his master, Mr William Kerslake, tin-man, &c. Crediton, Devon, John Pinson, his apprentice, aged about 17, about 5 feet 4 inches high, fresh complexion, rather long favoured; wore away a blue broad-cloth coat, with yellow metal buttons - Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will apprehend the said John Pinson, that he may be brought to justice, shall have Five Guineas reward.

Thursday, January 18, 1810; Issue 2311 - Gale Document Number Y3200651226
Ran Away on the 26th day of December 1809, from his master, Mr William Prickman, tailor, of Crediton, Devon, William Adams, his apprentice, aged about 17, about 5 feet 2 inches high, round favoured, marked a little with the small-pox; wore away a black short coat, with yellow buttons, and light corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice shall be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday January 25, 1810; Issue 2312 - Gale Document Number Y3200651235
Ran Away from his master, Mr George Powlesland, of Broadnympton, in the parish of Northtawton, on Saturday the 20th instant, William Ellacott, his parish apprentice, bout 5 feet 5 inches high, light hair, fair complexion, thick grown, aged about twenty; wore away a blue cloth jacket, leather breeches and black stockings; and carried with him a dark cloth coat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Northtawton, Jan. 22nd, 1810.

Thursday, February 8, 1810; Issue 2314 - Gale Document Number Y3200651256
To Flax Dressers.
On Sunday last, Ran Away, from Samuel and Isaac Davy, of Crediton, James Gill, their apprentice, aged 18 years, thin made, pale complexion, short dark hair, and a little knee-knapped, he wore away a dark colour great coat, it is supposed he went towards Taunton. Whoever will give information where the said James Gill is, so that he may be found, shall receive One Guineas reward, and whoever employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Crediton, 7th February 1810.

Thursday, February 22, 1810; Issue 2316 - Gale Document Number Y3200651275
On Monday last, ran away from his master, Mr William Arscott, of Cheriton Fitzpain, Robert Southwood, his parish apprentice, aged 19, about five feet seven inches high, stout made, full favoured, flat nose, with a seam, light complexion and his ankles turn out over the quarters of his shoes; wore away dark cord breeches, and light fustian jacket. It is supposed he is gone towards Southmolton. Whoever will give information where the said Robert Southwood is, shall, if brought back to his said master, within the period of ten days, from the date hereof, receive reward of One Guinea; but whoever detains him, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
Cheriton-Fitzpaine, Feb. 21, 1810.

Thursday, March 1, 1810; Issue 2317 - Gale Document Number Y3200651289
Ran Away from their master, Mr John Woolway, of the parish of Chawley, and county of Devon, Simon Westaway, son of Richard Westaway, of the parish of Sampford Courtenay, and William Shute, of the parish of Chawley, his parish apprentices. They were advertised the nineteenth day of October last, with their particulars. Whoever will give information of either of them, so as they may be apprehended, shall receive One Guinea reward; and whoever will apprehend either of them and bring him to his master, shall receive three Guineas reward; but in whoever's employ they shall be found, they will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Chawley, Feb. 23rd, 1810.

Thursday, March 8, 1810; Issue 2318 - Gale Document Number Y3200651301
Ran Away from his master, on Sunday morning the 4th of this instant, March, James Hutchings, a parish apprentice to Mr Henry Major, of Newton St. Cyres; He is about 5 feet high, very fair complexion, light hair, full face, stout made; and wore away a web frock, leather breeches, dark spotted waistcoat, and carried off with him a dark coloured coat, with white metal buttons, and several articles the property of his master. Whoever will apprehend the above apprentice, so as he may be brought back to his master, shall receive Two Guineas reward; but whoever shall harbour or employ him after this notice, will be prosecuted. He is supposed to be gone into Cornwall.

Thursday, March 15, 1810; Issue 2319 - Gale Document Number Y3200651305
Ran Away, on the first of March instant, from his master, Mr Thomas Carswell, in the tything of Pennycross, Plymouth, Robert Coombe, his apprentice, aged 19 years, 5 feet 5 inches high, fair complexion, brown curly hair; wore away either a light drab coat, or a red striped swanskin jacket, dark fancy waistcoat and grey plush breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. Any person who will apprehend the said Robert Coombe, and bring him to his master, as above, shall receive One Guinea reward.

Thursday, March 22, 1810; Issue 2320 - Gale Document Number Y3200651313
Ran Away from his master, on Tuesday evening the 6th of this instant March, Henry Perriam, a parish apprentice to John Leatt, of East Budleigh; he is about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, fair fresh complexion, light hair, with very remarkable open teeth, and wore away a light jacket, leather breeches, striped waistcoat and carried off with him a dark coloured coat, with yellow metal buttons, yellow waistcoat, black velvet breeches, and a silver watch. Whoever shall harbour or employ him after this notice will be prosecuted.
Eloped, from his master Richard Kelland, tanner, Sandford, John Arthur, his parish apprenticed, aged 16. The said John Arthur wore off a dark cloth coat and waistcoat, corduroy small cloaths, walks very much forward; supposed to be in Exeter, 'rending either masons or bricklayers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Arthur after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law; but whoever will apprehend him, and bring him to his master, shall be rewarded for their trouble.

Thursday, March 29, 1810; Issue 2321 - Gale Document Number Y3200651329
Parish Apprentice Eloped
Ran Away from his master, on Sunday night, the 18th of March last, 1810, William Taylor, a parish apprentice to William Couch, of the parish of Buckland-Monachorum, in the county of Devon. He is about 19 years of age, about five feet three inches high, set grown, large head, light hair; wore away a short fustian coat, striped plush waistcoat, corduroy breeches; and carried with him a new pair of plush breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as far as the law directs.
Buckland-Monachorum, March 26, 1810.

Thursday, March 29, 1810; Issue 2321 - Gale Document Number Y3200651322
Ran Away, on the 22nd instant, from Mr Pulsford, of Northmolton, Francis Harris, his parish apprentice, aged about 20 years, about five feet four inches high, reddish complexion, and light brown hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice will be prosecuted.
February 25, 1810 - Ran Away from farmer John Potter, of Northweek, in the parish of Southtawton, in the county of Devon, John Radmore, parish apprentice, aged between 19 and 20, about five feet high, with light coloured hair. Whoever employs the said John Radmore, after this present notice, shall be prosecuted according to the law. He wore away a fustian jacket with web sleeves, and carried off a brown cloth coat, and corduroy breeches.

Thursday, April 5, 1810; Issue 2322 - Gale Document Number Y3200651331
Whereas, Robert Ryan, apprentice to Messrs. Horn and Son, tailors, did, on Wednesday the 14th March, 1810, absent himself from their employ; - This is to give notice, that whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Exeter, April 4, 1810.
Apprentice Absconded.
Absconded from his master, Edward Austin, mason, of Broadclist, on the 18th of March last, John Symes, his apprentice. The said John Symes is about 19 years of age, of a light complexion, full eyes, about five feet and half in height; wore away either a dark-coloured coat or a fustian jacket. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Broadclist, 3rd April, 1810.

Thursday, April 12, 1810; Issue 2323 - Gale Document Number Y3200651345
Ran Away from his master, Thos. Partridge, of Sandford, on Thursday evening, the 5th of April instant, Robert Tucker, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, rather brown complexion, dark hair, a little marked with the small pox, and a very remarkable pit under his right cheek, caused by what is called the king's evil; wore away or carried with him a whitney jacket, velveret waistcoat a good deal worn, mended leather breeches, dark brown coat with white metal buttons, striped kerseymere waistcoat, and cord breeches about half worn. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, but any person who will apprehend him, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Dated Sandford, 6th April, 1810.

Thursday, April 26, 1810; Issue 2325 - Gale Document Number Y3200651370
Apprentice
Ran Away from his master, Mr G. Watts, of Plymouth, painter and glazier, April 23rd, John Hynes, his apprentice, about twenty years of age, about five feet high, slight made, has a very odd look, and dark complexion, dark brown hair; wore off a black coat, and nankeen trousers; supposed to be gone up the country.
Whoever employs the said apprentice, shall be prosecuted according to law; whoever will bring him or cause to be brought to his said master, shall receive One Guinea reward.
Plymouth, April 24, 1810.

Thursday, May 3, 1810; Issue 2326 - Gale Document Number Y3200651376
Ran Away, on Monday last, 30th of April, from his master, Mr John Ward, of the parish of Bradninch, Devon, Robert King, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, about 5 feet high, thin face, much freckled, straight flacken hair; wore away a dark mixture cloth coat, striped swansdown waistcoat, leather breeches and has a silver watch in his pocket. Whoever will give information of him to his master aforesaid, shall be handsomely rewarded; but any person who shall harbour or employ him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 10, 1810; Issue 2327 - Gale Document Number Y3200651382
Ran Away from his master, Mr C. Clement, of the parish of Bow, in the county of Devon, Richard Parker, his parish apprentice, about 12 years of age, fair complexion, light hair; wore away a light cloth coat, web waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Richard Parker after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated at Bow, 4th May, 1810.

Thursday, May 17, 1810; Issue 2328 - Gale Document Number Y3200651398
Ran Away on Wednesday morning, the 16th instant May, from Mr Robert Snow, of Heavitree, near Exeter, Thomas Pitts, his parish apprentice. He is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark hair; carried with him or wore a web jacket, newly mended, dark cloth coat, and dark corduroy breeches; is very much knee-napped, and has a great impediment in his speech. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will apprehend him, and bring him to his master, shall receive One Guinea reward.

Thursday, May 31, 1810; Issue 2330 - Gale Document Number Y3200651419
Exeter, 30th May 1810
Ran Away, from his master, George Read, mason, Nicholas Pierce, his apprentice. The said Nicholas Pierce is about 5 feet 2 inches high, and much marked with the small pox, had on when he went away, an old fustian jacket and breeches and a blue cloth waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
George Read.

Thursday, June 7, 1810 - Issue 2331 - Gale Document Number Y3200651428
Ran Away from her Master, Mr William Chaplin, of Brampford Speke, Devon, on Monday last, the 4th of June, Ann Briant, his parish apprentice; she is about 17 years of age, rather tall, slight made, dark hair, freckled face, went away without a gown, had on leather bodices, black petticoat, black lifting shoes, and barras apron, and straw bonnet - Whoever harbours or employs her after this notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, June 21, 1810; Issue 2333 - Gale Document Number Y3200651442
Ran Away on the 1st of April last, from his master, Mr John Splatt, of Bratton Clovelly, near Okehampton, Devon, John Turner, his parish apprentice, about 5 feet 3 inches high; light complexion, a pit in each cheek, turns in the knee and turns out his toes awkwardly; wore away a dark cloth lappell'd coat. Whoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted; or whoever will apprehend and bring him to his master, shall be handsomely rewarded.

Thursday, June 28, 1810; Issue 2334 - Gale Document Number Y3200651447
Ran Away, on the 24th of June last, from his Master, Mr William Townsend, of Upon Pyne, Benjamin Pitts, his parish apprentice, about five feet seven inches high, of a fair complexion; he wore away a dark mixture cloth coat, with white metal buttons, a velveteen waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; or whoever will apprehend him and bring him to his master, shall have one Guinea reward, and all expenses attending the same paid.

Thursday, June 28, 1810: Issue 2334 - Gale Document Number Y3200651448
Ran Away on Monday last, from Mr William Strong of Tedburn St Mary, James Heale, his parish apprentice, aged 20 years, fair complexion, very slender on his growth; wore off a dark cloth jacket, dark corduroy breeches; and carried off a piece of corduroy, and a piece of white ?------. Whoever will give information of the said apprentice, or the master that employs him, after this public notice, so that they may be dealt with according to law, shall receive Three Guineas reward.
Dated 22nd, June 1810

Thursday, June 28, 1810: Issue 2334 - Gale Document Number Y3200651450
Ran Away on Saturday the 16th of this instant June, from his master, Mr Joseph Edwards, of Chudleigh, in the county of Devon, John Pulling, his parish apprentice, aged 15 years, dark complexion, about 4 feet and half in stature, wore away a dark cloth coat, striped waistcoat, and fustian breeches; and carried with him several other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs, by me his said master. Joseph Edwards.

Thursday, July 12, 1810; Issue 2336 - Gale Document Number Y3200651472
Ran Away from his Master, on the night of the 8th day of July, William Rowe, a parish apprentice, a stout well looking lad, with dark hair, near five feet high, about 17 years of age, wore away a dark blue jacket, and striped cord breeches; carried a good brown cloth coat, and a large parcel of lien &c. Whoever will give information to Mr Thomas Gamlen, of Hayne, near Tiverton, so as he may be obtained again, shall receive Two Guineas reward, and all reasonable expenses, but whoever employs or conceals the said apprentice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, August 2, 1810; Issue 2339 - Gale Document Number Y3200651493
Ran Away on Sunday the 22nd July Last, from his master, Mr Wm. Popham of Drewsteignton, Devon, Philip Natt, his apprentice; he is 16 years of age, about 5 feet high, rather of a light complexion and sandy hair; wore away a fustian jacket, red waistcoat and leather breeches and carried away with him a stripe swansdown waistcoat and dark mixture stockings. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, August 23, 1810; Issue 2342 - Gale Document Number Y3200651523
Ran Away, on Sunday the 19th instant from his master, Mr Philip Washer, of Dartmouth, cordwainer, Thomas Bending, his apprentice, 17 years of age, about 5 feet 2 inches high, dark hair and fair complexion; wore away a blue jacket and trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dartmouth, Aug. 21st, 1810.

Thursday, September 13, 1810; Issue 2345 - Gale Document Number Y3200651557
Ran Away from his Master, on Sunday the 2nd of this instant September, Beriah Cooke, an apprentice to Mr John Lang, of Heavitree, thatcher and basket maker; he is nearly 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches high, fair pale complexion, brown hair, and wore away a brown cloth coat, light striped waistcoat, and light corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this notice shall be prosecuted, and whoever will give information so as he may be apprehended shall receive One Guinea reward.

Thursday, September 20, 1810; Issue 2346 - Gale Document Number Y3200651566
To Tinmen, &c.
Ran Away from his master, Wm. Kerslake, Tinman, &c., John Pinson, his apprentice, about 5 feet 5 inches high, fresh complexion, rather long favoured, strait light hair, and about 18 years old; wore away a blue coat with yellow metal buttons. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will apprehend the above John Pinson and lodge him in one of his Majesty's gaols, shall receive One Guinea reward
Crediton, Sept. 16th, 1810.

Thursday, September 27, 1810; Issue 2347 - Gale Document Number Y3200651570
Ran Away, on the 28th of August last, from his master, Mr John Oliver, of the parish of Poughill, Devon, Martin Morrish, his parish apprentice, 16 years old, about 5 feet high, freckled face; wore away a fustian jacket, striped waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law, by me, John Oliver.

Thursday, September 27, 1810; Issue 2347 - Gale Document Number Y3200651567
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Henry Cowman, of Highbickington, in the county of Devon, on Wednesday, the 19th of September instant, William Parsons, his parish apprentice. The said William Parsons is about 17 years old, dark complexion and hair, small stature, looks older than he really is; wore away an everlasting jacket, and carried a new dark colour coat with him. Whoever harbours or employs the said W. P. after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated September 22nd, 1810.

Thursday, October 18, 1810; Issue 2350 - Gale Document Number Y3200651597
Absconded, on Saturday last, from Mr Bussell, of this city, attorney at law, George Shepherd, his parish apprentice. He is nearly 17 years of age, and about 5 feet 7 inches high, is stout grown, has brown hair, dark eyes, and a good colour in his face. He wore away a new light-coloured jacket and waistcoat, and dark corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted; but whoever will apprehend him and bring him to his said master, shall receive Five Guineas reward.
Exeter, Oct. 16, 1810.

Thursday, November 1, 1810; Issue 2352 - Gale Document Number Y3200651617
Ran Away, on Tuesday, the 23rd October instant, from his mistress, Mrs Jane Gardner, of Ringsash, Devon, James Hearding, her parish apprentice, 18 years of age, upwards of 5 feet high, fresh complexion, light brown hair, and his right knee turns inwards, wore and carried away, two pair of leather breeches, also two light colour coats, one broad-cloth, the other plain cloth, two striped waistcoats, and a canvas shirt.
Whoever trusts the said apprentice, after this notice, will not be paid; or if any persons employ him they will be prosecuted as the law directs, by me, Jane Gardner.

Thursday, November 22, 1810; Issue 2355 - Gale Document Number Y3200651645
Ran Away from his Master, Mr James Harrison, jun., brewer, on Friday morning last, the 16th instant, Nicholas Fox, his parish apprentice, about nineteen years of age, of fair complexion, long favoured, light hair, grey eyes, about five feet eight inches high; wore away a fustian jacket, black waistcoat, and corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Totnes, Nov. 20th, 1810

Thursday, November 29, 1810; Issue 2356 - Gale Document Number Y3200651660
Ran Away, on the 24th of October last, William Shaddick, a parish apprentice, from Mr Joce, of Bratton, Chittlehampton. He wore away a dark blue jacket, with yellow gilt buttons; a strip Manchester waistcoat and corduroy breeches. He is 5 feet 2 inches high, sandy hair, grey eyes, round favoured, fresh complexion, and has the mark of a large seale on his stomach. If any recruiting party will seize him, and take him to the nearest press gang, shall be entitled to the full reward; and on producing a certificate of the same, to Mr Joce, his indentures will be given up. Any person employing him will be prosecuted. As witness my hand. John Joce.
Ran Away, from John Tinson, in the parish of Chittlehampton, wheelwright, John Ridd, his parish apprentice, about 5 feet 7 inches high, light hair and has a cut across the back part of the left thumb; wore away a dark fustian jacket and leather breeches; he works occasionally either in the line of a blacksmith or wheelwright. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law, by me John Tinson.

Thursday, December 13, 1810; Issue 2358 - Gale Document Number Y3200651676
Absconded, on Tuesday Night, the 20th of November instant, James Lidger, otherwise Agett, and Thomas Heale, parish apprentices, from their master, Mr John Brock, of Drewsteignton, Devon. Lidger is 20 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, stout grown, round and full face, blind in one eye, hard of hearing, and has light hair. Heale is about 17 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high, slight grown, and long thin face. Whoever harbours or employs them after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
Drewsteignton, Nov. 21, 1810
Ran Away from his master, Mr George Jellard, of Fuge, in the parish of Blackawton, in the county of Devon, farmer, on Sunday evening the 18th of November last, Roger Weeks, his Apprentice, about seventeen years of age, of pale complexion, long favoured, black straight hair, black eyes, about five feet one inch high; wore away a brown coat, striped swansdown waistcoat, and white plush breeches. Whoever harbours him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Blackawton, Dec. 11, 1810.

Thursday, December 20, 1810; Issue 2359 - Gale Document Number Y3200651685
Ran Away, on Friday the 14th instant, December, from his master, Mr William Arscott, of Cheriton Fitzpayne Farm, John Melhuish, his parish apprentice, he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, stout made, light complexion, down look, and wore away a fustian frock, with web sleeves, and a pair of buff breeches, and leather buttoned gaters. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, December 27, 1810; Issue 2360 - Gale Document Number Y3200651703
Ran Away, on the 3rd of September last, from his master the Rev. Richard Walter, rector of Parkham, in Devon, Richard Pound, his apprentice about 14 years of age, of pale complexion, light hair and wide mouth; wore away a new fustian jacket, waistcoat and trousers. Whoever harbours him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Parkham Parsonage, 24 Dec. 1810.

Thursday, January 17, 1811; Issue 2363 - Gale Document Number Y3200651726
Ran Away from her master, Mr William Peters, of Moretonhampstead, on Thursday, 27th ult. Mary White, his parish apprentice, about eighteen years of age, rather short, dark-brown hair, pale complexion, small eyes, marked with the small pox and very talkative. She wore and carried off with her wearing apparel, to the value of several pounds. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. And any person giving information to the said William Peters, in that the said apprentice may be apprehended, shall be rewarded for his trouble.
Dated Jan. 14, 1811

Thursday, January 17, 1811; Issue 2363 - Gale Document Number Y3200651728
Ran Away about three weeks since, from his master, Thomas Oldrieve, of Blackawton, in the county of Devon, William Mabin, his parish apprentice, aged about 12 years, light hair, and of fair complexion; wore away a duck jacket and breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, January 31, 1811; Issue 2365 - Gale Document Number Y3200651753
Ran Away, from his master, William Norrish, of the parish of Ashburton, in the county of Devon, on the 14th of January instant, Richard Ford, his parish apprentice; he wore away a dark coat and waistcoat and velvet breeches; has a fair complexion, is about 5 feet 6 inches high and walks rather close at the knees, about 18 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Wm. Norrish, Ashburton, 29th Jan. 1811.

Thursday, February 21, 1811; Issue 2368 - Gale Document Number Y3200651778
Eloped, from Phillip Wootton, of Ashburton, builder, without any cause whatsoever, two parish Apprentices - John Mann, and George Mann (brothers): John walked off on Thursday morning, the 24th of January last past, is about 13 years old, stout and strong for his age and very active, has a cheerful countenance, dark hair and eyes, wore his working dress, black coat and waistcoat, and light colour breeches, stammers a little in speaking. George went to Newton market for his mater on the Wednesday following, (the 30th of January) and has not been heard of since: He is about 18 years old, short, by means of a weakness in his knees and ankles when young, which bend a little inwards now, rather lightish hair, eyes rather grey, has a small impediment in articulation, wore away a dark brown coat, blue waistcoat, light corduroy breeches. Both can read and write. George was fond of going to sea, and 'tis likely they are both on board some vessel or vessels which sail from Exmouth, Teignmouth, Torbay, Brixham, or Dartmouth.
This is therefore, to request such Merchant or Master, in whose employ either or both may be found, to keep them still employed and advise their said Master of it immediately by post, who will not take them off until he proposes terms of agreement by wages, or of binding them by assignment of a Magistrate; but whosoever shall employ them after this notice, without their said Master's leave, will be prosecuted according to Law.
(Signed) Phillip Wootton.
Ashburton, 19th Feb. 1811.
P.W. has a Furnished Lodging to Let in the best part of the town of Ashburton, fit for a snug genteel Family, with many accommodations.
N.B. Letters, post-paid, can only expect a reply.

Thursday, February 21, 1811; Issue 2368 - Gale Document Number Y3200651781
Ran Away on Monday night, the 14th of January last, from his master, Mr William Mann, of the parish of Bishopsteignton, Samuel Cook, his parish apprentice, near sixteen years old, about five feet five inches high, has very curled hair, he wore, and carried off, a dark grey coat, striped waistcoat, light thickset breeches, a short blue coat, a light waistcoat, duck trousers, mended with canvas, and a waggoner's frock.
Whoever harbours of employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost vigour of the law.
But if the said apprentice will return to his said master, immediately, he will be forgiven.
Dated Feb. 16, 1811

Thursday, March 7, 1811; Issue 2370 - Gale Document Number Y3200651800
Ran Away, on Sunday the 3rd of March instant, from his master, Mr John Vicary, of the parish of Crediton, Joseph Bubear, his parish apprentice, near nineteen years of age, about five feet ten inches high, short and dark hair, dark eyes, wore away a dark cloth coat, a dark stripe swansdown waistcoat and buff breeches and dark stockings; taken with him almost a new web jacket and a leathern waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Crediton, March 5, 1811.

Thursday, March 21, 1811; Issue 2372 - Gale Document Number Y3200651820
Ran Away, from his Mistress, Mrs Huggins, of the parish of Crediton, on the 13th of March instant, Francis Pearce, her parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about 5 feet high, ruddy complexion, light hair, wore away a web jacket and tan leather breeches, and carried with him a dark cloth coat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Francis Pearce after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Crediton, 18th March 1811.

Thursday, March 28, 1811; Issue 2373 - Gale Document Number Y3200651830
Ran Away, on the 19th of March inst. from his master, William Burrington, of the parish of Sandford, Thomas Wright, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, of pale complexion, light brown hair; wore away a web jacket, a dark cloth waistcoat, and buff breeches; and carried away a brown cloth coat, and striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Sandford, 19th March 1811.
Ran Away, from their master, Samuel Cory, of St. Giles, in the Heath, in Devon, two parish apprentices, James Holland, 18 years of age, set made, sandy colour hair, fresh complexion, about five feet six inches high; wore away a mixed dark cloth jacket, striped waistcoat, corduroy breeches, black yarn stockings; took off with him a mixed grey home-worked cloth jacket, and a pair of leather breeches. Samuel Pirkin, 19 years of age, brown hair, grey eyes, long favoured, round shouldered; about five feet ten inches high; wore away a dark cloth jacket, striped waistcoat, striped breeches, black yarn stockings; took off with him a mixed grey home-worked cloth jacket. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; and whoever will give information to the aid Samuel Cory, where they are, so as they may be apprehended, shall receive a reward of one guinea, for each of them.
Dated March 18th 1811.

Thursday, March 28, 1811; Issue 2373 - Gale Document Number Y3200651833
Ran Away, from his master, Charles Godfrey, mariner, on the 19th ult. William Bray, his apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, a dark yellow complexion, with dark hair, wore away a dark jacket and trousers, or blue jacket and trousers.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted at the utmost vigour of the law.

Thursday, April 4, 1811; Issue 2374 - Gale Document Number Y3200651842
Ran Away from his master, Samuel Thomas, of the parish of Farringdon, in the county of Devon, farmer, on Sunday the 10th of March last, John Humphries, his parish apprentice, about 15 years old, fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes, about 5 feet high; wore away a dark brown coat, white buttons, striped waistcoat, corduroy or leather breeches, laced-up shoes and had a large bundle. Whoever harbours him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Farringdon, March 29th, 1811.

Thursday, April 18, 1811; Issue 2376 - Gale Document Number Y3200651856
Ran Away, the 4th of February 1811, from his master, Benjamin Bulley, of Teignmouth, Devon, shoe-maker, Robert Herwood, his apprentice; fifteen years of age, slight grown, black hair, full black eyes. This being the thirteenth time of running away. Whoever shall harbour or employ him will be prosecuted.

Thursday, April 25, 1811; Issue 2377 - Gale Document Number Y3200651874
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr Matthew Marshall, Bricklayer of Tiverton, Devon, Sebastian Skinner, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, of a brown complexion, very much marked with the small pox, and fore eyed, wore away a blue jacket, with yellow buttons, a striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.
Dated Tiverton, April 14, 1811.

Thursday, April 25, 1811; Issue 2377 - Gale Document Number Y3200651868
Ran Away, on the 7th of April, 1811, from his master, Mr Wm. Eales, in the parish of Staverton, in the county of Devon, George Gruit, his apprentice, aged about 18 years, is about five feet four inches high, slight grown, of pale complexion, grey eyes, haggle teeth, and short hair: He wore away a dark cloth coat, yellow waistcoat, plush breeches &c.
Also ran away at the same time, from his master, Mr John Shute, in the parish of Torbryan, in the said county of Devon, James Blackler, his apprentice, aged about 19 years, is about five feet six inches high, dark hair, black eyes, and has many warts on both his hands: He wore away a dark coat, swansdown waistcoat, cord breeches, &c. - Whoever employs or harbours the said George Gruit, or James Blackler, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law; but whoever will give information to their said masters, so as they may be obtained, shall receive one guinea reward for each apprentice.
N.B. if the said apprentices will immediately return to their said masters, they will be forgiven.

Thursday, April 25, 1811; Issue 2377 - Gale Document Number Y3200651870
Ran Away the 31st of March last, from his master, Mr Thomas Blake, of the parish of Plymtree, Devon, Richard Thomas his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion; had on when he went off, a mixture-coloured coat, velveret waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be dealt with according to law.
Plymtree, 17th April, 1811.
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Ellis, of the parish of Sampford Courtenay, Anthony Bennett, his parish apprentice, stout made, about 5 feet 4 inches high, fresh complexion; wore away a smock frock and carried with him a fustian and a web jacket. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, May 9, 1811; Issue 2379 - Gale Document Number Y3200651877
Ran Away, on the 23rd of April last, William Sleeman, a parish apprentice to Mary Davey, of the parish of Ashwater. He is 18 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, rather pale complexion, long countenance, and has dark hair. Wore or carried with him a corded jacket, two pair of corded breeches, two waistcoats, one pair of which is striped; and various other articles of apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the aforesaid apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, May 9, 1811; Issue 2379 - Gale Document Number Y3200651876
Parish Apprentice Absconded from his Master, Thomas John Taylor, Esq. of Starcross, Devon, sometime in the night of the first of May, named John Moore, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches, small face, dark eyes, speaks soft and low, carried away with him a black cloth livery coat, with epaulet, waistcoat and velveteen breeches; a black cloth livery jacket, with epaulet, waistcoat and breeches; a pair of drab cashmere breeches; a pair of cord breeches, very light coloured; a blue livery great coat, yellow buttons, crest a lion's head; a pair of new soled boots, with pale tops; 8 shirts, 10 neckcloths, and 10 pair of stockings.
Whoever harbours or protects him after this notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 9, 1811; Issue 2379 - Gale Document Number Y3200651883
Ran Away, this morning, from his master, Mr John Colwill, of Sourton, near Okehampton, Walter Collings, his parish apprentice, aged about 19 years, thin grown, dark hair, light complexion, near 6 feet high, rather forward in walking, wore away a dark colour coat, striped waistcoat, and corduroy breeches, and also carried with him another complete suit of clothes; supposed to be gone towards Plymouth. Whoever will apprehend the said apprentice shall receive five shillings reward, but whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Sourton, May 8th, 1811.

Thursday, May 16, 1811; Issue 2380 - Gale Document Number Y3200651890
Ran Away from his master, William Cobley, wheelwright, Exeter, Edward Coldridge, his apprentice: he wore and carried away two coats, one blue the other black cloth, both with yellow buttons, light corduroy breeches and light waistcoat. He is about 19 years and half old, marked with small pox, dark hair, turns in his knees, has lost the top of his fourth finger on his left hand, is about five feet three inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Edward Coldridge, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
May 14th, 1811 - William Cobley

Thursday, May 16, 1811; Issue 2380 - Gale Document Number Y3200651888
Absconded from his master, Mr Richard Read, of Upton Hellions, on the 29th of April last, Samuel Crossman, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, 4 feet 5 inches high, and set grown; wore away a dark jacket, new velveteen waistcoat and corduroy breeches; carried with him his other wearing apparel, and is supposed to be gone to Plymouth or Cornwall. Whoever will apprehend him, so that he may be brought to justice, shall, on conviction, receive One Guinea reward; and whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, they will be proceeded against according to law.
Hellions, 12th May 1811
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Powlesland, of Sampford Courtenay, Devon, on the first of August last, Richard Austin, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, light complexion, thick grown, about 4 feet 10 inches high; took with him several articles of wearing apparel; is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Kingsteignton. If he will return to his master he will be received; but whoever detains him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Sampford Courtenay, 10th May 1811

Thursday, May 23, 1811; Issue 2381 - Gale Document Number Y3200651896
Absconded from John Turpin, of Bridgetown, in the parish of Berry Pomeroy, in the county of Devon, wheelwright, his apprentice, William Potter Watts, about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, set grown, with curled hair, and a very red nose. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Birdgetown, 20th May 1811

Thursday, June 6, 1811; Issue 2383 - Gale Document Number Y3200651912
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Kelland, of the parish of Coldridge, on the 30th of May last, Robert Bird, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, about 5 feet high, wore away a web jacket and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated June 3rd, 1811

Thursday, June 6, 1811; Issue 2383 - Gale Document Number Y3200651914
Ran Away from his master, Capt. Raymond of Cockerom House, near Southmolton, James Turner, his parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about 5 feet 5 inches high, hesitates in his speech, freckled face, brown hair, which has a remarkable curl on his forehead. Whoever will give information of him at Cockerom aforesaid, so as to cause his apprehension, shall receive a reward of Two Guineas, but the utmost severity of the law will be put in force against any person who may harbour or employ him.
30th May 1811

Thursday, June 20, 1811; Issue 2385 - Gale Document Number Y3200651932
Ran Away, on the 4th of June instant, from his master, Mr Robert Manley, of Sandford, near Crediton, Devon, James Cleave, his parish apprentice, aged 19, about 5 feet 2 inches; wore away a dark brown coat and waistcoat, new pair of leather breeches, and brown stockings:- Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, July 4, 1811; Issue 2387 - Gale Document Number Y3200651955
To Brush-Manufacturers
Whereas, William Merrefeld, and William Henvest, two of my apprentices, after being confined in the bridewell of the city of Exeter, for one month, have eloped and absented themselves from my service without any just cause, and taken with them some property belonging to me. Notice is hereby given, that any person or persons harbouring or employing the said apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted for the same; and any person or persons who will give notice where the said apprentices may be found, so that they may be apprehended, shall be rewarded accordingly.
Exeter, July 3rd, 1811 - T. T. Squier.

Thursday, July 4, 1811; Issue 2387 - Gale Document Number Y3200651950
Absconded on Friday the 14th of June instant, from Mr Edmund Richards, of Sherwell, in the county of Devon, Thomas Tucker, his parish apprentice. The said Thomas Tucker is about 18 years old, 5 feet 2 inches high, very much marked with the small pox; wore away a dark brown jacket and leather breeches, and carried with him a blue jacket and a variety of other articles, of which he plundered his said master's house in the absence of the family. All persons hereby cautioned from employing or harbouring the said apprentice.
Dated June 27th, 1811.

Thursday, July 11, 1811; Issue 2388 - Gale Document Number Y3200651958
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Lee, sen. Yeoman, of Uford, in the parish of Crediton, on Wednesday, the 26th day of June, 1811, John Lane Isaacs, his parish apprentice; wore, when he went away, a web jacket much worn, leather waistcoat, leather breeches, russet rib stockings, and a new pair of shoes; he is about 5 feet 3 inches high, and has brown hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Ran Away, on Saturday the 29th of June last, from his master Mr George Riddell, of the parish of Eggesford, in the county of Devon, John Sowdon, his parish apprentice, aged about 18 years, dark hair, ruddy complexion, 5 feet high; wore away a smock frock, leather breeches, and striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Eggesford, July 8th, 1811.
Ran Away, on Saturday the 29th June last, from his master Thomas Widdecombe, of the parish of Stoke Gabriel, in the county of Devon, Richard Buckingham, his parish apprentice, aged 20 years, about 5 feet 10 inches high, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eye, down look, and lame in his right knee; wore away a short Witney jacket, black waistcoat, and dark plush breeches. Whoever will apprehend the said apprentice, so that he may be brought to justice, shall receive forty shillings reward, and have all reasonable expenses paid.
Dated 5th July, 1811.

Thursday July 18, 1811; Issue 2389 - Gale Document Number Y3200651973
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 16th instant, from Messrs. Toby and Street, coach and harness-makers, Exeter, William Mardon, their apprentice, about five feet three inches high, aged eighteen years, a little hard of hearing, with large eyes. Whoever harbours or employs the said William Mardon after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Exeter, July 17th, 1811.

Thursday, July 18, 1811; Issue 2389 - Gale Document Number Y3200651967
Ran Away, on Monday the 15th of July instant, from his master, Mr Hugh Rowe, of the parish of Colaton Rawleigh, Devon, Philip Kingsland, his parish apprentice, aged about 19 years, stout made, 5 feet 4 inches high. If he will return to his said master, of his own accord, he will be received; but whoever will cause him to be apprehended and brought to his master, shall receive One Guinea reward; but whoever detains him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by me, Hugh Rowe.
Dated Colaton Rawleigh, July 16th, 1811.
Ran Away, on Friday the 12th of July instant, from his master, Mr Thomas Carpenter, of the parish of St. Olave, Exeter, tailor, John Williams, his apprentice, aged 13 years, stout made, and light complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. Dated Exeter, July 17th, 1811.

Thursday, July 25, 1811; Issue 2390 - Gale Document Number Y3200651975
Ran Away, on Sunday the 21st July, from his master, Mr William Bradford Letheren, of the parish of Winkleigh, Richard Bird, his parish apprentice, about 16 years of age, five feet high, fair complexion, full face, large eyes, and brown hair; wore away a dark cloth jacket, striped swansdown waistcoat, light corduroy breeches, and russet stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, July 25, 1811; Issue 2390 - Gale Document Number Y3200651977
Absconded on Thursday, the 11th of July instant, from Mr John Bodley, of Stockly Pomeroy, Grace Richards, his apprentice. She is about 18 years of age, wore away a dark linen gown, and black bonnet; she is of a ruddy complexion, stout made; and has lost the third finger of her right hand. Whoever harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, August 1, 1811; Issue 2391 - Gale Document Number Y3200651984
Whereas, John Hoidge, a parish apprentice, on the 22nd day of July instant, Eloped from his master, John Reddicliff, of Cutlipp Town, in the parish of Tavistock, in the county of Devon, without any cause whatever. This is to give notice, that whoever harbours the said apprentice, will be prosecuted, and if any person will discover where the said apprentice may be met with, will be handsomely rewarded, upon application to the said John Reddicliffe.
The above John Hoidge is about four feet eight inches high, dark brown hair, black eyes, and about 17 years of age; he wore away a black coat, blue waistcoat, and blue plush breeches, and carried away with him a large bundle of clothes.
30th July, 1811.

Thursday, August 8, 1811; Issue 2392 - Gale Document Number Y3200651994
Eloped from her master, Wm. Wright, of Chudleigh, Devon, on Saturday, July 28th, Ann Truman, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law
directs.
Whereas, Elizabeth Phillips, a parish apprentice, on the 30th day of July last, Eloped from her master, John Hooper, of Shobrooke, in the county of Devon, without any cause whatever. This is to give notice, that whoever harbours the said apprentice will be prosecuted. The above Eliz. Phillips is set grown, dark brown hair, black eyes, and about 19 years of age; carried or wore away a dark green cotton gown, a dark mixture serge coat; has nails in her shoes; and carried with her a large bundle of clothes.
Shoebrooke, Aug. 7th, 1811.
Ran Away from his master, on the 11th of July last, Samuel Dinner, parish apprentice to Mr Sleman, of Lamerton. He is about 5 feet 3 inches high, and of a pale complexion. He carried off a quantity of clothing, among which was a fustian jacket, and a dark broadcloth coat with yellow gilt buttons, having the letters L.M.A.V. engraved thereon. Whoever harbours of employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted; and if any person will inform his said master where he may be found, shall receive One Guinea reward.
East Langston, Aug. 5th, 1811.
Ran Away from William Land, Esq. of Hayne, Silverton, Devon, 29th last, William Hedgeland, his parish apprentice, twenty years of age, about five feet seven inches high, set grown, marked under his left eye by a horse's shoe, light hair; took away with him a blue coat, and a blue postillion jacket, both trimmed with white, a pepper and salt colour jacket and waistcoat, two pair of corduroy breeches, a pair of boots and shoes, shirts, stockings, a new hat, and velvet cap; with silver button and tassels, and chaise whip. The said apprentice has been guilty of misdemeanours.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but whoever will give information of him to the said W. Land, so as he may be brought back to justice, shall be handsomely rewarded.
July 30th, 1811.

Thursday, August 15, 1811; Issue 2393 - Gale Document Number Y3200652006
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 31st of July last, from Mr Thomas Ford, of Halsbury, in the parish of Burrington, Thomas Hooper, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, 54 feet 10 inches high, of a dark complexion, and a large nose. Wore away a dark cloth coat with yellow buttons, yellow waistcoat with dark stripes, and white buttons, buff breeches and dark spotted stockings. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice will be prosecuted.
Eloped from her master, William Bourrow, of Morchard Bishop, Devon on Sunday, August 4th, Elizabeth Hanford, his parish apprentice; about nineteen years of age, stout grown and red complexion. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Ran Away from his master, Philip Francis, of Crediton, yeoman, on the 5th instant, John Martin, his parish apprentice, 17 years of age, about 5 feet 1 inch high, set grown, dark hair, and a down look; and has been guilty of several misdemeanours. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted; and if any person will give information to the said Philip Francis, so that he may be brought to justice, shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble.

Thursday, August 15, 1811; Issue 2393 - Gale Document Number Y3200652010
Ran Away, on Sunday night or early on Monday morning last, from his master Wm. Splatt, jun, of Kenton, John Zebedie, his parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about five feet three inches high; Wore away a green cloth jacket, striped waistcoat and velveteen breeches - carried away a duck jacket, red plush waistcoat, and leather breeches. Black hair, dark eyes, long favoured and stout grown. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Kenton, Aug. 14, 1811.
Ran Away, on Monday last, August 5th, from his master Edward Hammick, his parish apprentice Job Morgan, blacksmith by trade, fair complexion, dark chestnut hair, five feet seven inches high. Wore away a long blue coat with black buttons, black cashmere waistcoat, and dark velveteen breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
Dated Torquay, August 10th, 1811.

Thursday, August 22, 1811; Issue 2394 - Gale Document Number Y3200652023
Ran Away from Samuel Soper, Sen. Cabinet maker, Exeter, on the 18th of August instant, Henry Bennett, his apprentice, 17 years of age, about 5 feet 1 inch high, long features, sandy hair, large nose and mouth, thick lips, sullen forbidding countenance, and abrupt in his manner; wore away a blue coat, yellow Marseilles waistcoat, light colour cashmere pantaloons, and shoes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, August 22, 1811; Issue 2394 - Gale Document Number Y3200652017
Ran Away on Wednesday the 14th August instant, from his master, Mr John Wensley, of North Tawton, James Pike, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, round complexion, brown hair, wore away a fustian jacket, cloth waistcoat and leather breeches; and carried with him a brown cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat and hog leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Northtawton, 17th august, 1811.

Thursday, September 5, 1811; Issue 2396 - Gale Document Number Y3200652035
Eloped from his master John Whiteway, of the parish of Chudleigh, miller, on Sunday evening the first day of this instant September, John Pidgeon, his apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 3 inches high, of a fresh complexion; wore away a fustian coat and trousers, carried away also with him a light grey coat, striped waistcoat, corduroy breeches and many other articles of wearing apparel.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Chudleigh, 3rd September, 1811.

Thursday, September 5, 1811; Issue 2396 - Gale Document Number Y3200652043
Ran Away, on Thursday, August 2nd, 1811, from his master, Joseph Turner, hair dresser, St. Sidwell's, his apprentice, James Hunt. Whoever harbours or employs the said James Hunt, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to the law.
Joseph Turner, Exeter, September 4th, 1811.

Thursday, September 12, 1811; Issue 2397 - Gale Document Number Y3200652045
Ran Away, on Sunday last, the 8th of September instant, from his master, Mr George Wills, of Lustleigh, Devon, William Bidder, his parish apprentice, 19 years old, about five feet three inches high, light hair and complexion, freckled face, and very fat: - Took with him a fustian jacket and web ditto, one pair of corduroy breeches, and a pair of dark ditto. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law.

Thursday, September 12, 1811; Issue 2397 - Gale Document Number Y3200652047
Ran Away, from his master William Tuckett, of the parish of Stockley Pomeroy, yeoman, on the 23rd of August last, William King, his parish apprentice, 20 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, set grown, has a cast in his sight, with a down look and has been guilty of house breaking. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted; and if any person will give information to the said Wm. Tuckett, so that he might be brought to justice, shall receive One Guinea Reward.
Ran Away, on the 8th of September inst. from Mr Thomas Honeywill, of Holcombe Burnell, Devon, near Exeter, James Bradshaw, his apprentice, about nineteen years of age, very much marked with the small pox, swarthy complexion, dark hair, slender grown, about five feet two inches high, walks forward and lounging:- Wore away a dark purple cloth coat, with a black velvet collar, and white basket buttons, and dark velveteen breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but whoever will give information, by letter, or otherwise, so as he may be apprehended, shall receive one guinea reward.

Thursday, September 19, 1811; Issue 2398 - Gale Document Number Y3200652064
Ran Away, from Mrs Sanders, of Pinhoe, on the 8th of September inst. Thomas Copp, her parish apprentice, about 19 years old, slender grown, about five feet eight inches high, dark hair, black eyes; wore away a new blue cloth coat, velvet waistcoat and light corduroy breeches, and carried with him a fustian jacket and leather breeches. Whoever will apprehend him, and bring him to Mrs Sanders, of Pinhoe, shall receive Five Guineas reward; and whoever harbours or employs the above said Thomas Copp, otherwise Exter, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law.

Thursday, September 26, 1811; Issue 2399 - Gale Document Number Y3200652068
Ran Away, on the 18th of July last, from his master Mr Richard Sanders, of Crediton, basket-baker, John Skinner, his parish apprentice, about fifteen years old, about five feet one inch high, wore away a mixture cloth coat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, November 7, 1811; Issue 2405 - Gale Document Number Y3200652125
Ran Away from his Master, Mr James Hill, at Woodland, in the parish of West Anstey, in the county of Devon, George Sage, his apprentice, about 12 years of age, light hair, pale complexion. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Ran Away, on Monday the 21st October last, from his master, Mr Richard Partridge, of the parish of Coldridge, Richard Rayment, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, brown hair, and of a light complexion; wore away a web jacket, and a red patent cord waistcoat and corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
20th October, 1811 - Ran Away from Mr John Jackman, of Bratton Clovelly, Thomas Down, his parish apprentice, about nineteen years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, slight grown, of fair complexion, and light-coloured hair; wore away a dark-coloured jacket, striped swansdown waistcoat, leather breeches, with russet stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the severity of the law. Given under my hand the day and date above, John Jackman.

Thursday, November 21, 1811; Issue 2407 - Gale Document Number Y3200652146
Ran Away, on Sunday the 10th of this instant November, from his master, Mr John Huxham, of South Brent, Devon, his parish apprentice, John Cornish, alias Harris, about five feet four inches high, fresh complexion, black hair, and is about eighteen years of age. He wore away a short grey broad cloth coat, corduroy breeches, and silk handkerchief; and carried with him a barragon fustian coat, canvas trousers, and various other articles. Whoever will give information of the said apprentice, so as he may be had again, shall be rewarded for their trouble; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, December 19, 1811; Issue 2411 - Gale Document Number Y3200652185
Ran Away, on Thursday the 5th instant, from his master, Mr Robert Wilcocks, of Heavitree, Devon, Wm. Boulch Hodge, his parish apprentice, about 13 years of age, 4 feet 8 inches high, black eyes, and dark complexion. Wore away a nankeen jacket, swansdown waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dec. 11th, 1811.
Ran Away from their master, Mr Lightfoot, of Moretonhampstead, on Friday, December 13th, William Dodd and Richard Uppy, his parish apprentices. William Dodd is about twenty years of age, five feet six inches high, light complexion, light hair, his right leg rather smaller than the left and inclines inward in walking. Richard Uppy about eighteen years of age, five feet six or seven inches, light hair, small favoured, and stoops in walking. They wore away dark cloth jackets, striped waistcoats, and corduroy breeches.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices, after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, December 19, 1811; Issue 2411 - Gale Document Number Y3200652187
Five Guineas Reward.
Ran Away, from Mr Sleman, of East-Langston, near Tavistock, on Sunday night last, the 8th instant, Wm. Payne, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, slight made, fair complexion, and light hair. He wore or carried away a blue coat, drab jacket, cord breeches, with a quantity of other clothing. He is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Brixham or Newton. He lived a short time since with Mr Parrott, of Cheriton-Bishop, and afterwards with a farmer at Drewsteignton, at both which places he assumed the name of Richard Ellis. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted; and if any person or persons will apprehend him and bring him back, shall be entitled to the above reward, and have all reasonable expenses paid by his said master. Any communications (by letter relative to the above apprentice, will be thankfully received, as he stands charged with felony.
East Langston, Dec. 11th, 1811.

Thursday, January 23, 1812; Issue 2416 - Gale Document Number Y3200652232
Apprentices Absconded
Ran Away, from their master Mr James Brock, of Tiverton, Devon, yeoman, John Rogers and Samuel Whitton, his apprentices - The said John Rogers absconded Christmas day last, and is about eighteen years of age, sandy hair, freckled face, small size, wore away a dark brown jacket, yellow striped waistcoat, leather breeches, and blue and white stockings, and shoes with nails the shape of a T. - And the said Samuel Whitton absconded the first of January instant, and is aged about eighteen years, large size, black hair, full face, with a sharp nose and walks very awkwardly; wore away a dark brown coat and waistcoat, and new leather breeches and shoes nailed with nails the shape of a T. Whoever will give information to the said James Brock, of the said apprentices, or either of them, shall be handsomely rewarded. And whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Tiverton, 20th Jan. 1812.

Thursday, February 13, 1812; Issue 2419 - Gale Document Number Y3200652262
Ran Away from his mistress, Mrs Mary Soper, of the parish of Thrushelton, in the county of Devon, about five weeks since, William Horrell, her parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about five feet high, fair complexion, light hair and grey eyes; his left ankle rather larger than the right, occasioned by being brought out of joint; wore away a blue broad cloth coat, with a velvet collar, and yellow buttons, red waistcoat, and sheepskin small clothes.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, February 20, 1812; Issue 2420 - Gale Document Number Y3200652272
Ran Away, on Monday the 16th of this instant February, William Bowden, parish apprentice to John Cawsey, of Tawstock. He wore away a new smock frock, new leather breeches, short dark jacket and yellow striped waistcoat; is fourteen years of age, about four feet ten inches high, sandy hair, and speaks a little through his nose. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice will be prosecuted.
Eloped from his master, Mr William Stanbury, farmer, of Barnstaple, on the night of Sunday the 9th of February instant, William Baker, his parish apprentice. The said W. Baker is nineteen years of age, about five feet eight inches high, dark complexion, wore away a light nankeen jacket, and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated February 18th, 1812.

Thursday, February 20, 1812; Issue 2420 - Gale Document Number Y3200652274
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Capron, of Heavitree, in the county of Devon, in the month of October last, Thomas Moore, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, about 5 feet high, stout grown, pale complexion, light hair, has very remarkable short fingers, and wore away his working clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Heavitree, Feb. 19th, 1812.

Thursday, March 5, 1812; Issue 2422 - Gale Document Number Y3200652300
Ran Away, on Monday last, from his masters, Messrs. Alexander and William Thoms, of Exeter, chair-manufacturers, John Sprague, their apprentice, about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, red hair turned up in front, red eye-brows, and fresh complexion. Wore away a blue coat with yellow buttons, corduroy breeches, light coloured waistcoat and half boots; supposed to be gone to Tiverton or Lyme, in company with his shopmate of the name of Thomas Gay, cabinet-maker, who has been to sea, and bears the mark of an anchor on the back of his left hand.
Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Exeter, 4th March, 1812.

Thursday, March 19, 1812; Issue 2424 - Gale Document Number Y3200652312
Eloped from his master, John Finch, of Upton Pyne, in the county of Devon, carpenter, on Wednesday the 26th day of February last, before his agreement expired, William Addicott. He is about 5 feet 8 inches high, light complexion and aged about 20 years. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, April 2, 1812; Issue 2426 - Gale Document Number Y3200652339
Absconded from his master, Mr George Lock, of Bishopstawton, in the county of Devon, on Wednesday morning, the 11th of March instant, William Shaddick, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, of a dark complexion, down look, and round shouldered. Wore away a new Russia duck jacket, leather breeches, light grey yarn stockings; and carried with him a pair of clean doe-skin breeches, blue forest-cloth jacket, with large metal buttons, with a crest on them, and dark swansdown waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Welsleigh, near Barnstaple, 31st March 1812.

Thursday, April 9, 1812; Issue 2427 - Gale Document Number Y3200652341
Ran Away from his master, Robert Underhill, tailor, John Mortimore, his apprentice; is about five feet three inches high, fresh complexion, with sandy hair; wore away a blue half coat, with gilt buttons, striped fancy waistcoat, buttons gilt, blue striped cotton pantaloons, and beaver hat. Whoever employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 16, 1812; Issue 2428 - Gale Document Number Y3200652352
Ran Away on Sunday night last, Thomas Dicker, a parish apprentice to Mr James Vickery, of Lapford. He is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, full fresh face; wore away a web jacket, swansdown waistcoat and buckskin breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him will be prosecuted according to law; but if he returns to his master, he will be kindly received.
Dated 9th April, 1812.

Thursday, April 30, 1812; Issue 2430 - Gale Document Number Y3200652372
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Pedler, of Hole, in the parish of Drewsteignton, on Sunday, April 5th, John Statt, his apprentice, aged 17 years, about 5 feet 5 inches high, has large hands and feet, a forward walk, a sullen and down look, dark complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. Wore or carried off a web coat and a dark mixture cloth coat, a yellow striped waistcoat another, dark striped ditto, two pair of corduroy small clothes and other articles. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted by law.
Dated 23rd April, 1812.

Thursday, May 28, 1812; Issue 2438 - Gale Document Number Y3200652416
Eloped from his master Mr Samuel Pridham, of the parish of Cheriton Fitzpaine, on the 22nd of this instant May, John Bryant, his parish apprentice, he is 20 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, ruddy complexion, black hair, and has a down look; wore away a web jacket, web waistcoat, and breeches, took with him a dark cloth coat, velveret waistcoat, and dark cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 4, 1812; Issue 2439 - Gale Document Number Y3200652422
Ran Away from his master, Josias Ellis, of Chudleigh, Devon, Richard Snell, his apprentice, aged 19, about 5 feet 7 inches high, fresh complexion, round favoured and rather knee-knap'd; wore away a blue coat, corduroy breeches, blue spotted waistcoat; carried away a light brown coat and a smock frock. Whoever will bring him back to his master, shall receive Five Pounds reward; but if he will return he will be freely forgiven.
Ran Away, from Cleayhouses, in the parish of Northam, William Hutchings and William Williams, apprentices to R. Chapman, Ship-builder; the former about 5 feet 10 inches high, dark hair; the latter about 5 feet 8 inches high, light hair, full face, a rather down look; it is supposed they are at work in a Ship-wright's yard. Whoever will give information, so that they may be detected, to R. Chapman, ship-builder, at Cleayhouses, near Bideford, shall be handsomely rewarded. And whoever employs them after this notice will be prosecuted according to lay, by, Richard Chapman.
Dated 25 May, 1812.

Thursday, June 4, 1812; Issue 2439 - Gale Document Number Y3200652426
Ran Away from his mistress, Elizabeth Davey, of the parish of Pinhoe, Devon, on the 24th of May last past, John Godfrey, her parish apprentice, about five feet high, stout made, 19 years of age, has lost the tops of three fingers from his right hand; has the mark of a cut on his left cheek; took with him a blue coat with yellow metal buttons, and a new striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 11, 1812; Issue 2440 - Gale Document Number Y3200652436
Ran Away from his master, Mr George Down, of the parish of Clist Honiton, Devon, on the 8th of June instant, William Smith, his parish apprentice, about 5 feet 8 inches high, stout made, 18 years of age, and sandy complexion; took with him three brin shirts, striped waistcoat, one fustian jacket, one dark copper colour cloth coat, and two pair buckskin breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted to law.

Thursday, June 18, 1812; Issue 2441 - Gale Document Number Y3200652439
Ran Away from his mistress, Mrs Mary Brice, of Colyton, near Otterton, Devon, Robert Davey, her parish apprentice; 19 years of age, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light hair, and light complexion. Wore away a dark brown coat, light grey waistcoat and leather breeches; and carried with him a pair of corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, June 25, 1812; Issue 2442 - Gale Document Number Y3200652451
Ran Away from his master, Mr Simon Moore, of the parish of Southtawton, on the 25th day of May, James Griffin, otherwise Kensbeer, his apprentice; wore away a web coat, dark colour striped waistcoat, and corduroy breeches; 16 years of age, about 5 feet high, round favoured, pale complexion, and light colour straight hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, July 9, 1812; Issue2444 - Gale Document Number Y3200652470
Ran Away from Mr John and George Harris, of the parish of Bovey Tracey, on the 2nd of July last, their parish apprentices, James Harris, about 19 years of age, stout made, fair complexion, and about 5 feet 2 inches high; wore away a dark brown coat, &c.
Also Thomas Bowden, about 17 years of age, stout made, murphly faced, dark hair, and about 5 feet 4 inches high; wore away a web jacket, striped waistcoat, and dark cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentices after this public notice, shall be prosecuted.
Jno. Harris; Geo. Harris

Thursday, July 16, 1812; Issue 2445 - Gale Document Number Y3200652475
Whereas, James Ford, apprentice to John Seage, of Barnstaple, joiner, has absconded from his service; this is to give notice, that whoever shall harbour or employ the said James Ford, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Barnstaple, July 13th, 1812.

Thursday, July 23, 1812; Issue 2446 - Gale Document Number Y3200652483
Ran Away from his master, Mr George Jackson, of Paignton, his parish apprentice, Charles Purdy, twenty years old, stout grown, a bout five feet and half high, of a ruddy complexion, light hair and sharp nose. Wore away a dark cloth coat, striped waistcoat, dark corduroy breeches, and blue stockings; carried with him an everlasting coat, waistcoat and breeches. Whoever employs or harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Felony - Eloped, on Monday the 29th of June last, from his master, Mr Samuel Lambshead, of the parish of West Alvington, in the county of Devon, Richard Pearce, his parish apprentice; he is about 19 years and half old, 5 feet 9 inches high, light complexion, and brown hair. Wore away a blue cloth coat and plush breeches. The reason of his absconding is supposed to be in consequence of his having been detected in stealing various articles in the above neighbourhood. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, July 23, 1812; Issue 2446 - Gale Document Number Y3200652490
Ran Away from his master, James Hussey, Carpenter, in the town of Tiverton, on Sunday morning last, Charles Barnes, his parish apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, will be prosecuted. C. Barnes is about 18 years old, about five feet four inches high, dark hair, and a little pockfretton.
Tiverton, July 20, 1812.

Thursday, July 30, 1812; Issue 2447 - Gale Document Number Y3200652494
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Samuel Sweet Tucker, of Dodiscombsleigh, farmer, Francis Cove, his apprentice; he I about 15 years old, 4 feet ten or eleven inches high, dark complexion, dark short hair, walks rather forward and turns in his right knee a little; he hath the mark of a scald, like that of a very large small pock, on the left side of his face. Wore away a dark brown coat, a light stripe corded waistcoat, buff breeches, rusty woollen stockings, and a watch in his pocket. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, August 20, 1812; Issue 2450 - Gale Document Number Y3200652525
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Gilbert Bastvan, wheelwright, in the parish of Ottery St. Mary, Richard Good, his apprentice, about 19 years old, five feet eight inches high, pale complexion, light hair, and very thin; wore away a fustian jacket, light linen waistcoat, and duck trousers; carried with him a blue coat, red waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law; but if any person will bring him back to his master, they shall receive One Guinea reward, and all reasonable expenses paid.

Thursday, September 3, 1812; Issue 2452 - Gale Document Number Y3200652546
Ran Away, from Mr Richard Potter, Shipwright, of the parish of East Teignmouth, on the first day of September, William Mudge, aged 19 years, his apprentice, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, slight and fair complexion, lost part of the second finger on the left hand, at the second joint. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted, Richard Potter.

Thursday, September 17. 1812; Issue 2454 - Gale Document Number Y3200652565
Ran Away from Mr Richard Scott, of Broadclist, Devon, the first of September instant, John Clark, his parish apprentice, about 12 years old, with a light complexion, has an impediment in his speech, his every days' dress is a brown cloth jacket, a striped patent cord waistcoat and buckskin breeches; his Sundays' dress is a new dark jacket, a light velveret waistcoat, and shammoy breeches, almost new. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, September 17, 1812; Issue 2454 - Gale Document Number Y3200652558
Ran Away from his master, Mr Humphry Watson, of Dartington, yeoman, in the county of Devon, on the evening of the 23rd of August, his apprentice named Richard Rimes, about twenty years of age, slight grown, pale complexion, light hair, marked in the face and neck with the king's evil; about five feet seven inches high. Took with him two suits of cloths, among which are a coat of a dark colour, patent cord waistcoat, and light corduroy breeches. Whoever employs or harbours the said apprentice will be prosecuted.
Dartington, Feb. 7th, 1812.

Thursday, September 24, 1812: Issue 2455 - Gale Document Number Y3200652567
Ran Away, from his master, Mr James Gampton, of Brixham, Devon, Cordwainer, on the 24th of August last, Joshua Goodman, his Apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 9 inches high, dark complexion, short black hair; wore away a blue jacket, dark trousers and dark waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted to the severity of the law.

Thursday, October 1, 1812; Issue 2456 - Gale Document Number Y3200652575
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Westren, of Brushford, Yeoman, in the county of Devon, on the evening of the 31st of August last, his parish apprentice, named Edward Cockram, about 18 years of age, slight grown, red complexion, red hair, full eyes, about four feet nine inches high. Whoever employs or harbours the said apprentice will be prosecuted.
Brushford, September 25, 1812.

Thursday, October 8, 1812; Issue 2457 - Gale Document NumberY3200652585
Ran Away from his Master, Walter Williams jun. of the parish of Milton Abbott, Blacksmith, his Apprentice, John Buckingham, in the twentieth year of his age, about five feet six or seven inches high, well made, dark coloured hair, with fresh complexion, wore a dark coat, and light breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, will be prosecuted according to law. If the apprentice returns, his master is ready to receive him.
Milton Abbott, October 2nd, 1812.

Thursday, October 29, 1812; Issue 2460 - Gale Document Number Y3200652613
Ran Away from his master, Mr Oliver Woodley, tailor, Christow, Devon, the 26th of August last, William Frost, his parish apprentice, fifteen years old, about four feet ten inches high, and lame in his left knee; wore away a blue jacket, a light striped waistcoat and light cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Christow, Oct. 24th, 1812.

Thursday, November 19, 1812; issue 2463 - Gale Document Number Y3200652643
Ran Away the 6th of this inst. November, from his master, Mr James Moore, of Throwley, in the county of Devon, William Gustcott, his parish apprentice, about 14 years of age, full favoured, dark hair, and has lost one eye; wore away a web jacket, dark stripe waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, December 10, 1812; Issue 2466 - Gale Document Number Y3200652679
Ran Away, on Monday, the 2nd of this instant November, Elias Crook, a parish apprentice to Susanna Tucker, of Ideford, Devon; he is 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, round featured, straight brown hair, light complexion, carried off with him a dark brown cloth coat, also a mixed grey cloth coat, with yellow striped waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Ideford, 26th November, 1812.
Parish Apprentice - Whereas, Bartholomew Lavers, a parish apprentice to me, Richard Adams, of Wood, in the parish of Woodley, near Kingsbridge, Devon, departed my service without leave, on the 15th of November last past, dressed in a brown cloth coat, yellow striped waistcoat, dark coloured breeches; is round-faced with black hair, and about 14 years old. This is to give notice that whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice henceforth, will be prosecuted according to the utmost rigour of the law. Witness my hand this 5th Dec. 1812. Rd. Adams.

Thursday, December 17, 1812; Issue 2467 - Gale Document Number Y3200652692
Ran Away on Sunday the 8th of November last, from his master, Mr William Kelland of Coleridge, in the county of Devon, Joseph Scott, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years, fair complexion, light coloured hair, about four feet ten inches in heighth; wore away a dark cloth coat, striped velvet waistcoat and web breeches; carried with him a new dark cloth coat, blue cloth waistcoat, and web breeches, and a smock frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but if he will return to his said master he will be kindly received.
Dated Coleridge, December 15, 1812.

Thursday, January 14, 1813; Issue 2471 - Gale Document Number Y3200652727
Ran Away, on Sunday the 3rd day of January instant, from his master, John Wreford, of Hill, in the parish of Morchard Bishop, in the county of Devon, William Cann, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, light complexion, wore away a cloth coat, swansdown waistcoat, leather breeches and round hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Morchard Bishop, January 12, 1813.

Thursday, January 14, 1813: Issue 2471 - Gale Document Number Y3200652729
Ran Away, on the 3rd of January instant, from Mr Richard Gibbings, of Morchard Bishop, George Osmyn, his apprentice, aged about twenty, 5 feet 4 inches high, stout made, and fresh complexion. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted to law.

Thursday, January 21, 1813; Issue 2472 - Gale Document Number Y3200652745
Ran Away from his master, on Sunday the 10th of January instant, Charles Weeks, an apprentice to Joseph Humphrey, blacksmith, of Budleigh Salterton. He is about five feet one or two inches high, 16 years of age, slight grown, short light hair, dark eyes, fresh countenance; wore a red and yellow striped handkerchief about his neck, brown coat, double breasted and short, buttons covered with the same, white cloth waistcoat, white plated buttons, with E.B. V. on them, velveteen breeches, blue and white striped cotton stockings. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, February 25, 1813; Issue 2477 - Gale document Number Y3200652785
Ran Away, on Sunday the 7th of February instant, from his Master, Mr Robert Page, of the parish of Thorverton, Devon, Farmer, Richard Bamsey his parish apprentice, aged about 17 years, about five feet four inches high, black hair, very dark complexion, appears weak in his right knee, which turns in a little, whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted, but any person giving information of the said apprentice, to Mr Robert Page, aforesaid, will be handsomely rewarded.

Thursday, March 18, 1813; Issue 2480 - Gale Document Number Y3200652813
Eloped on Tuesday the 2nd instant, from Mr Charles Sweet, of North Tawton, Elizabeth Hodge, his parish apprentice; she is about 14 years of age, has a light complexion, walks very erectly and is rather tall (she has since been seen in Plymouth). Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
North Tawton, March 17th, 1813.

Thursday, March 18, 1813; Issue 2480 - Gale Document Number Y3200652817
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thomas Acklands of the parish of Colleton Rawleigh, William Daniels, his parish apprentice, aged 15 years, about four feet eleven inches high; very dark hair and dark eyes; walks rather forward; - wore away, or carried with him, a brown cloth coat, velveteen waistcoat, dark corduroy breeches, nib jacket and a pair of everlasting breeches. If any person will secure the said boy, and bring him to his master, shall receive Two Guineas reward; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Colleton Rawleigh, March 15th, 1813.

Thursday, April 1, 1813; Issue 2482 - Gale Document Number Y3200652831
Ran Away, on the 29th of March instant, Henry Bolt, parish apprentice of Mr Thomas Ellacott, farmer of Uppacott, Hatherleigh, Devon. He is about 5 fee 2 inches high, black hair, dark complexion, and a seam on one cheek from the bite of a horse. Whoever harbours the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 1, 1813; Issue 2482 - Gale Document Number Y3200652838
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Merrifield, of Exbourne, in the County of Devon, David Lewis, his parish apprentice, aged 16, about five feet three inches high, fair complexion, round favoured, light hair, wore away a drab jacket, leather breeches, striped waistcoat, and carried off a fustian jacket, yellow striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said David Lewis, after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Exbourne, 30th March, 1813.

Thursday, April 29, 1813; Issue 2486 - Gale Document Number Y3200652870
Ran Away, on the 16th of April instant, from his master, Mr Robert Tanner, of Roseash, Devon, farmer, James Dalling, his parish apprentice, about 19 years old, and about 5 feet 6 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, April 29, 1813; Issue 2486 - Gale Document Number Y3200652874
Ran Away, on the 11th of April instant, from his master, Mr John Pope, of Morchard Bishop, in the county of Devon, Roger Taylor, his parish apprentice, aged 17, about five feet three inches high, black hair, dark complexion, round favoured; wore away a dark cloth coat and waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the aid Roger Taylor after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Morchard Bishop, 23rd April, 1813.

Thursday, May 27, 1813; Issue 2490 - Gale Document Number Y3200652910
Ran Away, on Monday Night, the 10th instant, from his master, William Mann, of the parish of Bishopsteignton, Samuel Cook, his parish apprentice, aged 18, about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark hair; wore and carried off a dark coat with yellow buttons, scarlet cloth waistcoat, white plush breeches, short duck jacket, two light waistcoats, a pair of corduroy breeches, with several other articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, June 3, 1813; Issue 2491 - Gale Document Number Y3200652918
Ran Away from Mr William Tickle, of Broadwoodwidger, Richard Smith, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet one inch high, slight grown, marked with the small-pox and has red hair; wore away a dark cloth jacket, fustian waistcoat and dark corded breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted; or whoever will give news of the above apprentice, so as he may be taken, shall receive Two Guineas reward.
Dated Broadwoodwidger, 25th May, 1813.

Thursday, June 10, 1813; Issue 2492 - Gale Document Number Y3200652935
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Dicker, of North Bovey, on the 7th day of June, John Langworthy, his parish apprentice. This is to give Notice, whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Wm. Dicker, Dated North Bovey, June 8th, 1813.

Thursday, July 8, 1813; Issue 2496 - Gale Document Number Y3200652969
Eloped, on Tuesday evening, the 29th of June last, from Richard Hole, yeoman, of the parish of Bow, Devon, Thomas Bradford, his parish apprentice, nearly 19 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark hair, hazel eyes, stern look, walks upright, wore and carried away two light mixture cloth coats, leather breeches, striped waistcoat, and several other articles of apparel. If any person will secure the said apprentice and bring him to his master, or lodge him in any house of correction, shall receive One Guinea reward; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, July 15, 1813; Issue 2497 - Gale Document Number Y3200652973
Ran Away from Mr William Lewis, of Tiverton, Devon, William Kean, his apprentice, aged about twenty, 5 feet 3 inches high, black hair, and pale complexion. He wore away a grey jacket, dark waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated Tiverton, 8th July 1813.

Thursday, July 29, 1813; Issue 2499 - Gale Document Number Y3200652992
Ran Away from his master, Mr R. Skinner, jun. Rockbear, on Sunday the 18th inst., Thomas Pratt, his parish apprentice, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexion, speaks very full, black hair, a large nose, very large feet, and turns out his toes in walking; wore away a brown coat, a light blue waistcoat and web breeches; carried with him a web jacket and yellow striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but if any person will give information of him to his said master, so that he may be apprehended, shall receive One Guinea reward.

Thursday, August 5, 1813; Issue 2500 - Gale Document Number Y3200652998
Ran Away from Mr John Smith, of Langsford Paper-Mills, Cullompton, Devon, Francis Norman, his apprentice, about fifteen years old, about five feet high, stout made, with the mark of a ring on his left hand finger, black hair and black eyes, dark complexion; wore away a dark cloth jacket, fustian waistcoat and breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted; but whoever will apprehend him, so as he may be taken, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Dated Cullompton, 3rd, August, 1813.

Thursday, August 5, 1813; Issue 2500 - Gale Document Number Y3200653004
Ran Away, without the least provocation, on the 3rd instant, from his Master, Mr Joseph Player, bookbinder, of this city, John Norrington his apprentice, aged 19 years, 5 feet 7 inches high, black short hair, dark complexion; wore away a blue coat, light waistcoat, ribbed cashmere pantaloons and half boots. Whoever harbours or employs the said John Norrington after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Exeter, 4th August, 1813.

Thursday, August 5, 1813; Issue 2500 - Gale Document Number Y3200652998
Ran Away from Mr John Smith of Langsford Paper-Mills, Cullompton, Devon, Francis Norman, his apprentice, about fifteen years old, about five feet high, stout made, with the mark of a ring on his left hand finger, black hair and black eyes, dark complexion; wore away a dark cloth jacket, fustian waistcoat and breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted, but whoever will apprehend him, so as he may be taken, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Dated Cullompton, 3rd August, 1813.

Thursday, August 26, 1813; Issue 2503 - Gale Document Number Y3200653024
Ran Away, on Sunday last, the 15th inst. from Mr John Hookway, of Sandford, David Edwards, his parish apprentice, 17 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, slight, fair complexion; wore away a new drab cloth jacket, striped velveret waistcoat, new leather breeches; and carried in a bundle a dark cloth jacket and striped waistcoat and smock frock. Whoever harbours or employs the said David Edwards after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Sandford, 18th Aug. 1813.

Thursday, September 2, 1813; Issue 2504 - Gale Document Number Y3200653037
Ran Away, on the 5th of July last, from his master, Mr Wm. Tuckett, of Chudleigh, Devon, William Handford, his parish apprentice, aged 18 years, about 5 feet 5 inches high, red curled hair; wore away a fustian jacket, striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Chudleigh, 27th Aug. 1813.

Thursday, September 2, 1813; Issue 2504 - Gale Document Number Y3200653043
Ran Away, without the least provocation, on the 30th of August, from his master, Mr Edward Osmond, of Newton St Cyres, William Scanes, his apprentice, aged 18 years, 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high, light hair, small fact and nose; wore away a grey mixture coat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Newton St Cyres, Sept. 1st, 1813.

Thursday, October 21, 1813; Issue 2511 - Gale Document Number Y3200653103
Ran Away from Mr Richard Bird, of the parish of Chawleigh, on the 26th day of September, John Colls, his apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet high, light and fair complexion; wore away a new jacket, striped waistcoat, worsted stockings and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Richard Bird.

Thursday, October 21, 1813; Issue 2511 - Gale Document Number Y3200653099
On the 17th of October inst. Ran Away from his master, Mr John Sharland, of the parish of Sandford, blacksmith, William Kensoule, his apprentice, aged 19 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, fair complexion, and black hair. Wore away a web jacket, velvet breeches, has with him a dark cloth jacket, and dark cord breeches; his Sunday's coat is swansdown, and his working coat a patent cord. Whoever employs the said Wm. Kensoule will be prosecuted as the law directs. He is by trade a blacksmith, and works with his left hand.

Thursday, November 18, 1813; Issue 2515 - Gale Document Number Y3200653144
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 16th of this instant November, from his Master, Mr Thomas Warren, Shoemaker, St. Sidwell's, Exeter, James Lake, his Apprentice, he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, stout made, round favoured, full eyes, fair complexion, and light hair, inclined to curl; wore away either a brown jacket, or a blue coat and Hessian boots; he is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
November 17th, 1813.

Thursday, November 18, 1813; Issue 2515 - Gale Document Number Y3200653150
Ran Away, from his master, Mr John Baker, of Oakford, on the third of November inst, James Mogford, his parish apprentice, aged 20 years, 5 feet 8 inches high, fresh complexion and dark hair. Wore away his common clothes, with a frock on them. Whoever employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
The said James Mogford walks very awkward on his feet.

Thursday, November 25, 1813; Issue 2516 - Gale Document Number Y3200653156
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Peter Decent, of Brixham, Devon, fisherman, on Sunday the 17thg of October 1813, John Pasmore, his apprentice, about sixteen years of age, near five feet high; fair complexion, light hair, wore away a bottle green jacket and trousers, a new beaver hat, a striped cotton shirt, and a red plaid handkerchief. Whoever harbours or employs the said John Pasmore after this public notice, will be prosecuted; but if he returns immediately to the service of his said master, he will be forgiven for all that is past.
N.B. J. Pasmore is a native of Exeter, where it is supposed he is gone, as his parents are now living there.

Thursday, January 27, 1814; Issue 2525 - Gale Document Number Y3200653254
Ran Away, on the 14th of this instant, January, from his master, Mr John Bickford, of Luton, in the parish of Bishopsteignton, William White, his apprentice, about 15 years of age, red complexion, full faced, very small eyes, flaxen hair, set grown; wore away a rusty colour coat, dark cloth waistcoat, sail canvas trousers, black stockings and a broad hat.
N.B. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law. He is supposed to be at Brixham, Dartmouth or Torbay. If the said apprentice will return to his master, he will be received.
John Bickford, Dated Luton, 24th Jan. 1814.

Thursday, February 24, 1814; Issue 2529 - Gale Document Number Y3200653300
Ran Away, on Sunday, the 13th of February instant, from Mr Abraham Crook, of Morchard Bishop, Devon, William Hoppings, his apprentice. Wore away a reddish jacket, light waistcoat, leather breeches, red and yellow cotton handkerchief abo9ut his neck, blue and white stockings; is about 5 feet high, light hair, full favoured and full eyes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, March 31, 1814; Issue 2534 - Gale Document Number Y3200653348
Ran Away, on Monday the 28th of March instant, from his Master, Mr William Norrish, of Sandford, Devon, Robert Brewer, his parish apprentice, aged 18, about 5 feet 4 inches high, light hair, light complexion, and round favoured; wore away a web jacket and leather breeches and carried with him a dark cloth coat and waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Sandford, 29th March, 1814.

Thursday, April 7, 1814; Issue 2535 - Gale Document Number Y3200653359
Ran Away from Mrs Moore, of Throwleigh, James Finch, her apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, fair complexion, rather marked with the small pox, flat nose, and brown hair. Wore away a fustian jacket and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Throwleigh, 1st April, 1814.

Thursday, April 7, 1814; Issue 22535 - Gale Document Number Y3200653361
Ran Away, on the 22nd of March, 1814, from his master, Mr Wm. Hake, of Exeter, tailor and habit-maker, John Hutchings, his apprentice; wore away an oil-case hat, blue jacket, striped waistcoat and velveteen trousers. He is about 5 feet 2 or 3 inches high, light complexion, and turns out his knees much in walking. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, April 14, 1814; Issue 2536 - Gale Document Number Y3200653369
Ran Away from his Master Thomas Tuckett, of Dawlish, Thomas Tyler, his parish apprentice, 17 years of age, wore away a brown coat and waistcoat and corded small clothes, he has very light hair, cut close; wore away white stockings and nailed shoes. Whoever harbours this apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.
April 3rd, 1814.

Thursday, May 12, 1814; Issue 2540 - Gale Document Number Y3200653401
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 3rd instant, from Mr William Chubb, of Bickleigh, Devon, William Mortimer, his parish apprentice; 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, slight grown, light complexion and light hair; wore away a fustian jacket, light waistcoat and buckskin breeches; and carried with him a fustian jacket, nearly new. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs; but if he will return, his master will forgive him.
Bickleigh, April 6th, 1814.

Thursday, June 30, 1814; Issue 2547 - Gale Document Number Y3200653466
Ran Away, on Friday the 24th of this instant June, from Mrs Elizabeth Lee, widow, of Uford, parish of Crediton, James Morrish, (alias Prowse), her parish apprentice, 18 years old, light complexion, light hair, curled on the forehead; about 5 feet high; carried off two brown cloth coats, yellow buttons in one of them; light drab cloth waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Elizabeth Lee, Dated 27th June 1814.

Thursday, July 21, 1814; Issue 2550 - Gale Document Number Y3200653505
Ran Away, on Monday last, from his master, Mr W. Buckland, cabinet-maker, Exeter, John Glanfield, his apprentice, about 5 feet 5 inches high, fair complexion, and slight made. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Exeter, 20th, July 1814.
Ran Away, from his master Mr Samuel Pook, of Paington, Devon, farmer, on Sunday the 10th instant, William Hurrell, his parish apprentice; about 19 years of age, five feet six or seven inches high, fresh complexion, dark hair, keee-knapped, small legged, and full ankled; had when he went off a brown coat, dark striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches, also a mixed grey coat, blue cloth waistcoat, and light corduroy breeches, three shirts, three pair of stockings and two pair of shoes. Whoever hath employed the said apprentice is deemed to inform his said master, by letter, or otherwise; but whoever employs him after this notice, without informing his said master, will be prosecuted.
Paington, July 19th, 1814.

Thursday, July 28, 1814; Issue 2551 - Gale Document Number Y3200653509
Ran Away on Sunday lat, the 17th of July instant, from his master, Mr Thos. Tuckett, of Dawlish, farmer, James Laskey, his parish apprentice, aged 19 years, about 5 feet 7 inches high, dark hair; wore and carried with him a blue cloth jacket and white trousers, a brown cloth coat and dark corded breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, August 4, 1814; Issue 2552 - Gale Document Number Y3200653516
Eloped from his master, Mr Wm. Brook, of the town of Sampford Courtenay, on Sunday night last, William Weslake, his parish apprentice; wore away a dark cloth jacket, yellow striped waistcoat, hog skin breeches; is about five feet five inches high, think favour'd, long nose and wide shoulders. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted, but if he will return to his master he will gladly receive him.

Thursday, September 15, 1814; Issue 2558 - Gale Document Number Y3200653574
Ran Away, on Sunday last, from his Master, Mr John Row, Farmer, of Shobrooke, Devon, John Ellis, his parish apprentice; wore away a web jacket, striped waistcoat and buff breeches, five feet four inches high. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Shobrooke, 12th September 1814.

Thursday, October 6, 1814; Issue 2561 - Gale Document Number Y3200653600
Ran Away, on the 12th of September last, from his master, Mr Benjamin Ware, of the parish of Topsham, Devon, sawyer, Samuel Jarman, his apprentice, about 18 years old, 5 feet 2 inches high, slight grown, dark complexion and hair, with a white lock near the crown of his head; remarkably high at the instep, which occasions him to walk badly. He is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Taunton. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, October 13, 1814; Issue 2562 - Gale Document Number Y3200653613
Ran Away, from Mr William Allen, of Thoborough, within the parish of Sutcombe, in the county of Devon, on or about the eighteenth day of this instant, September, John Jewell, his parish apprentice, aged 17 years, about five feet one inch in height, sandy hair, dark complexion, down cast look, knee knapped; wore away a light cloth jacket, green striped Swansdown waistcoat, light cord small clothes, light worsted stockings and a new pair of shoes. Whoever will give information of the said John Jewell, to the said William Allen, so that he might be had again, shall be handsomely rewarded; and whosoever harbours or employs the said John Jewell, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Thoborough, 28th September, 1814.

Thursday, October 20, 1814; Issue 2563 - Gale Document Number Y3200653627
Ran Away, some time in August last, from his master, Mr Edward Mogridge, of Poughill, Thomas Way, alias Hainam, his parish apprentice, aged 15 years, about 4 feet 8 or 9 inches high, set grown, dark complexion, and dark hair; wore away a web jacket, dark cloth waistcoat, leather breeches and a new hat. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Oct. 19th, 1814.

Thursday, October 27, 1814; Issue 2564 - Gale Document Number Y3200653633
Apprentice Ran Away
Whereas, George Reed, aged about 20, 5 feet 7 inches high, pale complexion, dark short hair, and a down-cast look, ran away from his master Stephen Northmore, farmer, of East Withell, in the parish of Ermington, near Ivy Bridge, Devon, this is to give notice, that whoever employs the said apprentice after this public advertisement, will be prosecuted.
Dated East Withell, Oct. 22, 1814.

Thursday, November 24, 1814; Issue 2568 - Gale Document Number Y3200653674
Ran Away, on the 10th of November instant, from his master, Mr Andrew Knapman, of the parish of Drewsteignton, in the county of Devon, George Howard, his parish apprentice, aged about 20 years, about 5 feet 6 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Nov. 15th, 1814.

Thursday, December 15, 1814; Issue 2471 - Gale Document Number Y3200653705
Ran Away, on Friday, the 9th December instant, from his master, Mr Richard Rowe, of Gidley, Devon, John Jerwood, his parish apprentice, about 12 years of age, 4 feet 4 inches high, light complexion, and black hair; wore away a dark jacket, striped waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law.
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Stevens, of Chittlehampton, in the parish of Winkleigh, Devon, John Triger, his parish apprentice, about 19 years of age, about 5 feet 5 inches high, of a light complexion, rather a down look; and carried with him what is not his own. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dec. 12th, 1814.

Thursday, December 22, 1814; Issue 2572 - Gale Document Number Y3200653715
Ran Away from her master, Mr Thomas Heyward of Thorn, in the parish of North Bovey, on Friday 16th instant, Jane King, his parish apprentice, about 20 years of age, 5 feet high, fair complexion, light hair; wore away a striped linen gown, and dark serge petticoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated North Bovey, 19th Dec. 1814.

Thursday, January 19, 1815; Issue 2576 - Gale Document Number Y3200653761
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 10th of January instant, from his Mistress, Grace Fry, of the parish of East Putford, Devon, John Tallamy, her apprentice, aged 18 years, more than five feet high, ginger colour hair, with curley locks before, a round complexion, wore off a fustian jacket and corduroy breeches. Whoever employs or harbour the aid apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 17th January 1815.

Thursday, February 23, 1815; Issue 2581 - Gale Document Number Y3200653815
Ran Away from Mrs Elizabeth Besley, of Rose Ash, Devon, Elizabeth Stabback, her apprentice, about 17 years of age. This is to give notice, that no debt will be paid that she may contract; and whoever harbours the said apprentice will be prosecuted according to law, by me, Eliz. Besley.
Dated Feb. 17th, 1815.
Ran Away, on Wednesday last, the 15th February inst. from his master, Mr Joseph Carter, of the parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Devon, William Easdon, his parish apprentice, A Mulatto; aged about 14 years, about 4 feet 7 inches high; wore away a dark brown coat and waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
St. Thomas, near Exeter, Feb. 21st, 1815
Ran Away, on Monday last, from his master, Mr John Pidsley, of Sowton, Devon, John Reed, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, light complexion, and light hair, walks knee-knapped, wore away a brown coat and striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Sowton, February 22, 1815.

Thursday, March 2, 1815; Issue 2582 - Gale Document Number Y3200653827
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 14th of February instant, from his master, Mr Edward Osmond, of Newton St Cyres, Devon, Joseph Perkins, his parish apprentice, aged about 17, about 5 feet 4 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated 24th Feb. 1815.

Thursday, March 9, 1815; Issue 2583 - Gale Document Number Y3200653840
Ran Away, on the 20th January last, from Mrs Ley, of Mannaton, in the county of Devon, Richard Bray, her parish apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, full face, and red complexion, dark hair and inclined to curl, walks as if he had sore feet; wore away a dark coat, swansdown waistcoat and light plush breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Mannaton, March 6th, 1815.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr George Callaway, of the parish of Pyworthy in the county of Devon, blacksmith, John Chapman, his apprentice, aged 20 years, 5 feet 4 inches high, fair complexion, round favoured, black eyes, brown hair, and the first joint of the fore finger of his right hand is stiff. Whoever will give information of the said John Chapman to his said master shall be handsomely rewarded: but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated 4th March 1815.

Thursday, March 23, 1815; Issue 2585 - Gale Document Number Y3200653854
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr William Harris, tailor, Totnes, on Sunday the 19th inst. March, Thomas Payne, aged about 18 years and five feet five inches high, fair complexion, marked with the small pox; wore away a blue coat and waistcoat, and light patent cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted according as the law directs.
Totnes, 20th March, 1815.

Thursday, April 27, 1815; Issue 2590 - Gale Document Number Y3200653908
Ran Away, on Friday last, from his master, Mr W. Godsland, of Crediton, Devon, blacksmith, John Hooper, his apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, light complexion, has a crown on his forehead; and has a large tooth projecting from the left side of his jaw; wore away a dark coat, yellow waistcoat and leather breeches. Whoever will bring the said apprentice back to his master, shall be rewarded accordingly, but whoever harbours him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 4, 1815; Issue 2591 - Gale Document Number Y3200653912
Ran Away from his master, Mr William Hayward, of Manaton, in the county of Devon, on Thursday, the 27th of April last, John Elston, his apprentice, aged 19 years, 5 feet 3 inches high, stout grown, and has a mark over his right eye; wore away a cloth coat, dark waistcoat and dark cord breeches; and carried with him a fustian jacket, waistcoat and dark cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
The said apprentice is charged with felony.
Dated Manaton, 1st May, 1815.

Thursday, June 15, 1815; Issue 2597 - Gale Document Number Y3200653966
Eloped, on the 7th of June instant, from Mr John Moore, of Southtawton, in the county of Devon, Richard Webber, his apprentice (who got off for felony) about 5 feet 5 inches high, set grown, rather murphly-face, round-favoured, with a down cast in his look, and dark sandy curly hair. Wore away a dark coloured cloth coat, with new pieces on each side of the seam of the back; striped waistcoat, corded small clothes, rusty yarn stockings, hid leather shoes, with large nails round the bottom, and his hat torn on the crown. Whoever harbours the said apprentice after this public notice, shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, July 20, 1815; Issue 2602 - Gale Document Number Y3200654013
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Weekes, of Bovey Tracey, Devon, William Mead, his parish apprentice (husbandman), about 20 years of age, dark brown hair, about 5 feet high; wore away a fustian jacket, took with him a good cloth coat, and red cloth waistcoat. Any person harbouring or employing him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Ran Away on Sunday last, from his Master, Mr Joseph Harris, of Bovey Tracey, Devon, Henry Martin, his parish apprentice, between 17 and 18 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, light complexion and sandy hair; wore away a duck jacket, striped waistcoat and dark corduroy breeches; carried with him a light mixture grey jacket and a pair of duck breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated July 18, 1815.

Thursday, July 27, 1815; Issue 2603 - Gale Document Number Y3200654025
Ran Away, on Sunday the 2nd instant, from his master, Mr Robert Drew, of Tiverton, Pinder Hewett, his parish apprentice, 19 years of age, about 5 fee high, dark complexion and dark hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated July 21st, 1815.

Thursday, August 3, 1815; Issue 2604 - Gale Document Number Y3200654033
Eloped from his master, John Blackler, of Broadhempston, on the 15th day of June last, his apprentice John Doe, aged ?--- years, of a pale complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, and walks very upright. Wore away a red coat and waistcoat, dark trousers and a dark cloth cap. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Broadhempston, July 24th, 1815.

Thursday, September 21, 1815; Issue 2611 - Gale Document Number Y3200654103
Ran Away from his master, Mr Thos. Tuckett, of Dawlish, on Sunday the 10th inst. Thomas Taylor, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, very light hair and light complexion, turns out his feet in walking. Whoever harbours or employs this said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dawlish, Sept. 13th, 1815.

Thursday, September 28, 1815; Issue 2612 - Gale Document Number Y3200654110
Whereas I, John Ley, a Servant to Mr Robert Drew of Gornhay Farm, in the parish of Tiverton, left my master's service without any provocation, I do hereby acknowledge my fault, and in consequence of my publicly advertising the same, my master has kindly relinquished the prosecution he was about to commence against me.
(Signed) John Ley
Tiverton, Sept. 14

Thursday, October 19, 1815; Issue 2615 - Gale Document Number Y3200654148
Ran Away from her master, Mr John Ray, of Northtawton, on Friday the 29th of September, Mary Taylor, his parish apprentice, aged about 17 years, of a florid complexion, stout grown and stoops a little forward. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Northtawton, 12th Oct. 1815.

Thursday, October 26, 1815; Issue 2616 - Gale Document Number Y3200654150
Ran Away from Mr William Beer, of Chittlehampton, in the county of Devon, yeoman, his parish apprentice, John Nicolls, aged 16 years and upwards; about five feet high, pale complexion, marked very much with the small pox, and full nose. Wore away a dark cloth jacket, blue striped waistcoat, and almost a new pair of corduroy breeches. Whoever will bring the said apprentice to his master, shall be handsomely rewarded; and if any person, after this notice, harbours, employs, or trusts him, they shall be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, November 16, 1815; Issue 2619 - Gale Document Number Y3200654180
Ran Away, on Saturday last, the 11th of November inst. from his masters, Messrs. Tucker and Son, cabinet-makers, Exeter, without the least provocation, John Carswell, their apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high, stout made, and sallow complexion. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, November 30, 1815; Issue 2621 - Gale Document Number Y3200654200
Ran Away from his master, Mr Robert Rew, of Heavitree, Robert Broom, his apprentice 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, light complexion, and light hair; wore away a fustian jacket, light waistcoat and dark breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Heavitree, Nov. 29, 1815.

Thursday, January 18, 1816; Issue 2628 - Gale Document Number Y3200654276
Ran Away, on Monday last, from his Master, Mr S. Westacott, of Roseash, Devon, Robert Ridd, his parish apprentice, about twenty years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, light complexion, and light hair; wore and carried with him a dark brown cloth coat, a light brown ditto, one nankeen and one web jacket, one dark cloth waistcoat, one yellow ditto, and two pair of leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Jan. 12th, 1816.

Thursday, May 16, 1816; Issue 2645 - Gale Document Number Y3200654437
Ran Away, on Sunday the 28th of April, from Mr James Bragg, of the parish of Sandford, James Lee, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, wore away a web jacket, Witney waistcoat, a new pair of cord breeches; and carried with him a dark cloth coat, striped waistcoat and a pair of web breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Sandford, May 14th, 1816.

Thursday, November 14, 1816; Issue 2671 - Gale Document Number Y3200654712
Ran Away, on Tuesday night, the 12th of this instant November, from his master, Mr William May, of the parish of Shoebrooke, Robert Edds, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, dark complexion, thin faced, slight grown, knee-napp'd, has a mark over one ye from a fall from a horse; wore away a web jacket lately mended, leather waistcoat mended on the back with web, and new buttons in it; buff breeches, worsted stockings, and hide leather shoes. Carried with him a dark cloth coat, yellow worsted cord waistcoat, with dark striped corduroy breeches; a new pair of shoes, and new hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Shobrooke, Nov. 13th, 1816.

Thursday, June 19, 1817; Issue 2701 - Gale Document Number Y3200655069
Ran Away from her master, Mr John Payne, jun. of Heavitree, on the 9th of May last, Maria Gale, his parish apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet high, light hair, light complexion, rather a down look, and a little round shouldered. Wore away a dark spotted bed-gown, a red cloak, a dark straw bonnet, dark worsted stockings, and lack-up shoes. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, August 21, 1817; Issue 2710 - Gale Document Number Y3200655172
Ray Away from her Master, William Arscott, of Crediton, on Monday the 18th instant August, Mary Ann Grant, his apprentice, about 20 years of age, stout made, dark complexion, black hair, and rather long favoured; wore away a blue linen gown, with yellow stripes, and carried away the principal part of her other wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, September 11, 1817; Issue 2713 - Gale document Number Y3200655209
Eloped from her Master, Mr Wm. Cleeve, of Rudway, Rewe, Devon, on the evening of the 1st September instant, Eleanor Kingdon, his parish apprentice. She is about twenty years of age, short, but stout, of a fair complexion; has a pert look with consummate impudence; both of her ankles turn out; which has a visible effect on the quarters of her shoes; This is therefore to caution the Public, that whoever is found harbouring or employing the said apprentice after this notice, will be proceeded against according to law; but if any person will give information to her master, where the said apprentice is, they shall be rewarded for their trouble, and all expenses paid.

Thursday, October 30, 1817; Issue 2720 - Gale Document Number Y3200655286
Ran Away, on Sunday the 12th of October instant, from Mr George Powsland, of Northtawton, Farmer, William Tucker, his parish apprentice, about 17 years old, short and stout made, sandy hair, the mark of King's-evil on his neck. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be subject to the utmost penalty of the law.

Thursday, December 4, 1817; Issue 2726 - Gale Document Number Y3200655357
Ran Away, on Saturday the 29th of November, from his Master, Mr Simon Newcombe, of Sampford Courtney, John Austen, his parish apprentice, about sixteen years of age, has sandy hair, and is about five feet two inches high; wore away a smock frock, a tan-colour fustian jacket, light waistcoat, and web smallclothes. However harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.

Thursday, August 13, 1818; Issue 2761 - Gale Document Number Y3200655768
Ran Away from Mr John Rowcliffe, Peruke-Maker and Hair-Dresser, South-Molton, on the 9th of August instant, his Apprentice, James Manley, who is about 20 years of age, and about five feet seven inches high, slender grown, long features, light hair, and grey eyes; wore away a light mixed coat and trousers, and a white waistcoat; carried with him a black coat, dark blue trousers and a striped waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said James Manley after this notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
South-Molton, 11th August, 1818.

Thursday, August 20, 1818; Issue 2762 - Gale Document Number Y3200655779
Ran Away, on Wednesday night the 29th of July last, from his Master, Mr Thomas Blake, of Plymtree, Richard Hellier, his parish apprentice, (husbandman), about 19 years of age, and about 5 feet 9 inches high, is left-handed and rather slenderly grown. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Plymtree, August 3, 1818.

Thursday, February 4, 1819; Issue 2786 - Gale Document Number Y3200656102
Ran Away from his Master, Mr George Hoskins, of Sidmouth, on Thursday morning, the 28th of January, William Churchill, his parish apprentice. He is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, slight made, black hair, and dark complexion; wore away a light colour jacket, striped waistcoat and leather breeches, and carried away several articles of wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, March 18, 1819; Issue 2791 - Gale Document Number Y3200656166
Ran Away from his Master, William Westcott, Shoe-maker of Gandy's-street, Exeter, Edward Twiggs, his apprentice, 18 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, dark eyes, and ruddy complexion; has an impediment in his speech. Wore away a black or blue coat, black waistcoat and blue trousers. Any one harbouring or employing the said apprentice after this notice, shall be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 13, 1819; Issue 2799 - Gale Document Number Y3200656272
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 27th of April last, from his Master, Mr James Ridge, of this City, Habit-Maker and Tailor, Francis Grace, his Apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, stout made, brown curled hair, and dark eyes. Wore away a blue coat and dark mixed trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the law. Any person giving information, whereby the said apprentice may be apprehended, shall receive a Reward of Three Guineas.
Exeter, May 10, 1819.

Thursday, August 26, 1819; Issue 2814 - Gale Document Number Y3200656449
Ran Away from Mrs Grace Brock, of the parish of Bridestow, on Wednesday, the 11th of August instant, John Hockaday, her parish Apprentice, 16 years of age, about 5 feet 2 inches high, stout grown, curled sandy hair, a full fact, rather sun burnt, a short flat nose; has an impediment in his speech. Wore away a light fustian waistcoat, light corduroy breeches and a smock frock. If he will return to his said mistress all former offences will be forgiven; but whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated August 23rd, 1819.

Thursday, September 2, 1819; Issue 2815 - Gale Document Number Y3200656464
Ran Away on Monday the 16th of August instant, from her Master, Mr William Tucker, Jun. of the parish of Hatherleigh, Devon, Elizabeth Heysett, his parish apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet high, light hair, grey eyes, and pale complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Hatherleigh, 24th August 1819.

Thursday, September 30, 1819; Issue 2819 - Gale Document Number Y3200656522
Ran Away on Wednesday last, the 22nd of September, from her Mistress, Mrs Ann Western, of Morchard Bishop, Devon, Ann Heard, her parish apprentice. She is about 17 years of age, and carried away her wearing apparel. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 6, 1820; Issue 2847 - Gale Document Number Y3200656875
Ran Away, about the 8th February, 1820, from her Master, Mr Nicholas Drake, of Bradninch, Anna Salter, his parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, slight grown, dark complexion; wore away a straw bonnet and dark linen gown. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, June 15, 1820; Issue 2857 - Gale Document Number Y3200657030
Ran Away from her Master, Richard Moon, of Bow, Mary Horrel, his apprentice, aged about Sixteen years. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Bow, June 12th, 1820.

Thursday, October 12, 1820; Issue 2874 - Gale Document Number Y3200657256
Ran Away from his Master, Mr James Moxey, of the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, near Exeter, Farmer, on Sunday the 1st of October last, John Stone, his Apprentice; he is about 15 years and half old; wore away a fustian jacket and waistcoat, corded breeches and light-colour worsted stockings; he is about 4 feet 10 or 11 inches high, round favoured, light hair, and face a little freckled. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. He is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Tiverton.

Thursday, November 30, 1820; Issue 2881 - Gale Document Number Y3200657332
Apprentice Eloped
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thos. Blake of the parish of Plymtree, Devon, on Monday the 20th of November instant, John Tucker, his parish apprentice, aged about nineteen years. Whosoever harbours or employs him, after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Plymtree, Nov. 24th, 1820.

Thursday, January 18, 1821; Issue 2887 - Gale Document Number Y3200657435
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Edw. Galliford, Cordwainer, of Chumleigh, in the county of Devon, John Williams, his apprentice, aged about 13 years; wore away a fustian jacket, corduroy trousers; light hair, fair complexion. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 19, 1821; Issue 2899 - Gale Document Number Y3200657603
Parish Apprentice eloped from his Master.
Whereas on the 2nd day of April last, Richard Rock, my Parish Apprentice, left my house and service without my consent, and has not since returned. This is therefore to give Notice, that whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law. The said Richard Rock is about 19 years old, of light complexion and dark hair, is about five feet seven inches in height; and wore away a light web jacket, with new sleeves in it, leather breeches and a dark waistcoat.
Thomas Bond.
Dated Bradninch, 13th April 1821.

Thursday, August 9, 1821; Issue 2915 - Gale Document Number Y3200657807
Ran Away from his Master Richard Sanders, of Crediton, Basket-maker, James Greenslade, his Apprentice about five feet six inches high, pale complexion, light hair, and wore away a dark colour coat and dark trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
August 8th, 1821.

Thursday, August 16, 1821; Issue 2916 - Gale Document Number Y3200657820
Ran Away, on Tuesday last, from his Master, Mr Francis Nicks, of Wheatley Farm, Alphington, William West, his Apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, light complexion, and rather long face; wore away a black coat and waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, April 19, 1821; Issue 2899 - Gale Document Number Y3200657603
Parish Apprentice eloped from his Master.
Whereas on the 2nd day of April last, Richard Rock, my parish apprentice left my house and service without my consent, and has not since returned. This is therefore to give Notice, that whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law. The said Richard Rock is about 19 years old, of light complexion, and dark hair, is about five feet seven inches in heighth; and wore away a light web jacket, with new sleeves in it, leather breeches, and a dark waistcoat.
Thomas Bond, Dated Bradninch, 13th April, 1821.

Thursday, May 3, 1821; Issue 2901 - Gale Document Number Y3200657628
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Jonas Raymond, of Bundley, in Devon, George Lot, his parish apprentice, aged about 12, dark complexion, dark hair, about 4 feet 8 inches high, the two last fingers of the right hand crooked. Whoever harbours the said apprentice will be prosecuted; and whoever trusts him for clothes, or goods of any kind, will not be paid by the said Master.
Dated Bundley, April 28, 1821.
Ran Away from their Master, Mr John Upham, of Sandford, Devon, on Thursday and Friday morning last, the 26th and 27th instant, John Symes and Thomas Markes, his two parish apprentices. John Symes is about 17 years of age, light complexion, and light hair; wore away a waggoner's frock, and new leather breeches. Thomas Markes is about 20 years of age, dark complexion; wore away a web jacket and patent cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the above apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
April 27th, 1821.

Thursday, August 16, 1821; Issue 2916 - Gale Document Number Y3200657820
Ran Away on Tuesday last, from his Master, Mr Francis Nicks, of Wheatley Farm, Alphington, William West, his apprentice, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, light complexion, and rather long face; wore away a black coat and waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, September 13, 1821; Issue 2920 - Gale Document Number Y3200657877
Ran Away, on Thursday the 6th of Sept. 1821, from his Master, Nathl. Harris, of Stoke Canon, Thomas Burnett, his Apprentice, 19 years of age, about five feet seven inches high, dark hair, black eyes, stout made, and a red countenance; wore away a web jacket and waistcoat, corduroy breeches, and carried away two brown-coloured cloth coats and waistcoats, a striped swansdown waistcoat, and a pair of corduroy breeches. Whoever employs the said apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
7th September, 1821.

Thursday, December 13, 1821; Issue 2933 - Gale Document Number Y3200658050
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Kelland, of Down St. Mary, John Farley, his Apprentice, aged 18 years; took with him a web coat and waistcoat, a raisin colour cloth coat, a dark spotted waistcoat, and two pair of corduroy breeches. Whosoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Ran Away, on Tuesday the 20th Day of November last, from her Master, Mr John Kelland, of the parish of Lapford, Mary Horrell, his Parish Apprentice, aged about 18 years, short, thick grown, dark complexion, and black hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Mary Horrell, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs, as she stole and carried away several articles of wearing apparel. Whoever will apprehend her, so as she may be brought to justice, shall be handsomely rewarded.
Dated December 8th, 1821.

Thursday, January 10, 1822; Issue 2937 - Gale Document Number Y3200658123
Whereas Thomas Brown, Servant to Mr Robert Cade, Baker, of Alphington, Eloped from his Master on Wednesday the 2nd instant, and having at various times embezzled the Property of the said Robert Cade, this is to give Notice, that whoever will apprehend the above Thomas Brown, so that he may be brought to justice, shall, on conviction, receive a reward of One Pound, and all reasonable Expenses paid, by me, Robert Cade.
The said Thomas Brown is about 5 feet 6 inches high, dark complexion, long nose and down look; wore away a fustian jacket, yellow waistcoat and light trousers, and carried with him a black coat, blue trousers and black waistcoat.
Alphington, Jan. 8, 1822.

Thursday, January 24, 1822; Issue 2939 - Gale Document Number Y3200658153
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Reynolds, of Thorverton, John Butt, his Parish Apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 3 or 4 inches high, brown complexion, dark eyes, and short brown hair; wore away a brown cloth jacket and waistcoat and fustian breeches. Whoever will give information of the said John Butt, to his master, shall receive One Guineas reward; but whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, May 9, 1822; Issue 2954 - Gale Document Number Y320065832226
Ran Away on Wednesday Morning last, from her Master, Mr John Pickard, Hat-maker, Rebecca Bond, his Apprentice, about 18 years of age, stout grown, full face, red complexion; wore away a black chip bonnet, blue cross-bar'd gown, and carried with her a lilac sprig gown. Whoever will apprehend and bring the said Apprentice to her Master, or to Mr Stoneman, Inspector, shall receive a Reward of One Guinea, and all reasonable expenses.
N.B. the above Apprentice is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Plymouth
Exeter, May 8, 1822.

Thursday, June 6, 1822; Issue 2964 - Gale Document Number Y3200658374
Ran Away, on Monday the 27th May, from her Master, John Norrish, of Sandford, Devon, Yeoman, Mary Horrell, his parish Apprentice, about 19 years of age, set grown, broad featured, and dark hair; carried with her two linen gowns, one a dark and the other a light colour. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this notice will be prosecuted.
May 31st, 1822.

Thursday, August 8, 1822; Issue 2987 - Gale Document Number Y3200658475
Ran Away from their Masters Service, on Sunday the 4th day of August, Samuel Prowse, apprentice to Mr John Rowell, and William Coysh, apprentice to Mr William Rowell, of the parish of Ilsington, in the county of Devon; the said Samuel Prowse is 17 years of age, of a pale complexion, light hair, grey eyes, thick lips and a sour look; about 5 feet 9 inches high; he wore away a light brown coat, a buff colour waistcoat and corduroy breeches.
William Coysh is about 19 years of age, dark complexion, and black eyes and hair; and about 5 feet 8 inches high; he wore or carried off a blue coat, a dark waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Coysh and Prowse have both a sulky sour look.
Notice is hereby given, that if any Person or Persons shall harbour, conceal or employ the said Apprentices after this public Notice, shall be prosecuted to the utmost severity of the Law; and whosoever shall trust them, will not be paid by their Masters.
Dated August 6th, 1822.

Thursday, August 22, 1822; Issue 2991 - Gale Document Number Y3200658501
Ran Away, on Sunday the 11th instant, from his Master, Mr Richard Cleeve, of Rewe, William Davy, his Parish Apprentice, about 16 years of age, rather short and set grown, and light complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice will be prosecuted according to law.
Rewe, August 16, 1822.

Thursday, November 14, 1822; Issue 3006 - Gale Document Number Y3200658687
County of Devon
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Richard Wippell, of Cadbury, without any provocation whatever, William Clark, his Apprentice, about 5 feet 5 inches high, set grown, red face, marked with the small pox, light hair, about 19 years of age; wore away a dark-coloured coat and waistcoat, light corduroy breeches; carried away a web jacket, let out in the back and a web waistcoat.
Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated 11th Nov. 1822.

Thursday, March 6, 1823; Issue 3022 - Gale Document Number Y3200658927
Ran Away, on the 22nd of February last, from his Master, J Coplestone, of Shobrooke, Devon, John Tucker, his Parish Apprentice, 19 years of age, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light complexion, with a brown spot on his left cheek. Wore away a fustian jacket, striped waistcoat and leather breeches, and carried with him a brown coat, yellow waistcoat and corduroy breeches, supposed to be in the neighbourhood of Plymouth. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, March 20, 1823; Issue 3024 - Gale Document Number Y3200658953
Ran Away, on the 10th inst. from his Master, Mr Robert Nex, of Pinhoe, William Holmes, his Parish Apprentice, 16 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexion, dark hair, marked a little with the small pox, and rather knee-knapped. Wore away a blue jacket, yellow kerseymere waistcoat and corduroy breeches; and carried with him a light fustian jacket, dark cloth waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Exeter, March 19th, 1823.

Thursday, March 27, 1823; Issue 3025 - Gale Document Number Y3200658967
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr William Staddon, of St. Mary Church, William Madge, his Parish Apprentice. He is about 19 years of age, light complexion, full face, and carried with him several suits of clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated March 25th, 1823.

Thursday, June 5, 1823; Issue 3034 - Gale Document Number Y3200659120
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Richard Hayward, of Sowton, near Exeter, John Lang, his parish apprentice, short, but thick grown, broad face, down look, about 18 years of age; wore away a new short brown cloth coat, cashmere waistcoat, corded breeches; and carried away a brown cloth jacket, everlasting ditto, leather breeches &c. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice will be prosecuted according to law; but if any person will inform his said Master of him shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble.
May 25th, 1823.

Thursday, June 19, 1823; Issue 3036 - Gale Document Number Y3200659146
Eloped from her Master, John Hooper, of Wood Farm, in the Parish of Shobrooke, on the 5th of June instant, Ann Chilcott, his Parish Apprentice, about 17 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs her, will be prosecuted to the severity of the law.
Shobrooke, June 18th, 1823.

Thursday, July 17, 1823; Issue 3040 - Gale Document Number Y3200659204
Exeter, Wednesday, July 16, 1823
Friday, Richard Banks an apprentice to Mr William Damerel, Ironmonger, was committed to the Tread Mill, at the City Prison, for one calendar month, by Messrs. Aldermen Floud and Lee, for abse4nting himself from is master's service without his knowledge or consent.
At the same time, Robert Stone, an apprentice to Mr J. Hutchings, bookbinder, was committed to the Tread Mill, for one calendar month, for neglecting his master's work, and carrying on the trade of a bookbinder on his own account, contrary to the express terms of the indenture.

Thursday, August 7, 1823; Issue 3043 - Gale Document Number Y3200659232
Ran Away, on Sunday night the 3rd ins. From Mr James Bragg, of Cheriton Bishop, Robert Woolway, his Apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high. He wore or carried off a dark cloth jacket, a fustian jacket, swansdown and dark cloth waistcoat, a pair of corduroy and a pair of leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Cheriton Bishop, August 6th, 1823.

Thursday August 7, 1823; Issue 3043 - Gale Document Number Y3200659242
Henry Willey, an apprentice to Mr T. Adams, of Heavitree, was committed to the Bridewell for a fortnight and ordered to be whipped for running away from his master.

Thursday, October 23, 1823; Issue 3053 - Gale Document Number Y3200659381
Ran Away from her Master, Mr William Lamprey, of Crediton, on the 5th of October last, Amelia Westlake, his Parish Apprentice, aged 20 years. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Crediton, October 17. 1823.

Thursday, January 22, 1824; Issue 3066 - Gale Document Number Y3200659572
Ran Away from her Master, William Heyward, of Moretonhampstead, on Wednesday last, his Parish Apprentice, Ann How, aged 18, about 4 feet 8 or 9 inches high, stout made. Wore away a blue cotton gown, shawl and black straw bonnet. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice shall be prosecuted according to law.
Dated January 19, 1824.

Thursday, September 30, 1824; Issue 3102 - Gale Document Number Y3200660123
Ran Away, this Morning, from his Master, Mr John Wills, of Higher Hisley, in the parish of Lustleigh, Devon, Thomas Willcocks, his Parish Apprentice, 17 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high; wore away an everlasting short jacket and breeches, and kerseymere waistcoat; and carried with him a jeau-jacket, dark waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted, according to law.
Dated Sept. 28th, 1824.

Thursday, December 2, 1824; Issue 3111 - Gale Document Number Y3200660256
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Brock, of North Tawton, on Wednesday evening, the 17th instant, John Hooper, his Parish Apprentice, 18 years of age, about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, rather stout grown, dark hair and eye; wore away a drab-color'd coat and waistcoat, plush small-clothes, smock frock, and nailed shoes; took with him a grey cloth coat, 2 pair of small-clothes, 1 pair of trousers, 1 shirt, 2 pair of stockings, and 1 pair of shoes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated North Tawton, Nov. 23, 1824.

Thursday, December 16, 1824; Issue 3113 - Gale Document Number Y3200660298
Ran Away, on the 19th November, from Mr John Pope, of Morchard Bishop, Ann Ford, his parish apprentice, aged 18. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
John Pope, December 10th, 1824.

Thursday, April 14, 1825; Issue 3130 - Gale Document Number Y3200660526
Ran Away, on the 4th April, from Mr John Pope, of Morchard Bishop, Richard Davy, his parish apprentice, aged 19. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted.
March 8th, 1825.

Thursday, April 21, 1825; Issue 3131 - Gale Document Number Y3200660534
Ran Away on the 11th of April from Mr J. C. Jackson, of Stoke Gabriel, Richard Martin, his apprentice, aged 18. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice will be prosecuted.
April 18th, 1825.

Thursday, May 19, 1825; Issue 3135 - Gale Document Number Y3200660595
Ran Away from his Master, John Francis of Crediton, on the 29th April last, James Kerswell, his parish apprentice, aged 16 years. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Crediton, May 17th, 1825.

Thursday, August 18, 1825; Issue 3148 - Gale Document Number Y3200660795
Ran Away, on the 16th of August, from his Master, James Besley, of Huntland Farm, Tiverton, James Jeston, his Parish Apprentice, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark hair, rather think and steps awkwardly in walking; wore away a fustian jacket and waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs - Dated August 17th, 1825.
Ran Away, on Monday night last, from his Master, Edward Norrish, of Sandford, William Chudley, his Parish Apprentice; about 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches in height, swarthy complexion, dark hair and eyes; wore away a brown coat, buff breeches, &c. &c. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Sandford, August 17th, 1825.

Thursday, October 6, 1825; Issue 3155 - Gale Document Number Y3200660898
Ran Away from his Master, John Newcombe, of Exbourn, Devon, on Monday last, Joseph Rennells, his Parish Apprentice, about 19 years of age, stout grown, light hair, full eyes, having the mark of a scald in each cheek. Whoever harbours or employs the aforesaid Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs. Dated Exbourn, Sept. 29, 1825.

Thursday, October 27, 1825; Issue 3158 - Gale Document Number Y3200660945
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Simon Newcombe, of Langabeer, in the parish of Sampford Courtenay, Robert Austin, his parish Apprentice; about 19 Years of Age, 5 feet 3 or 4 inches high, dark complexion, dark brown hair; wore away a grey cloth coat and waistcoat, and corduroy small clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
October 17th, 1825.
Eloped, on Sunday night last, without the least provocation, Samuel Greenslade and Robert Bibbings, Apprentices of Richard Kelland, of Colebrooke, in the county of Devon, aged about 17 years. Greenslade is uprightly grown, having light hair and light complexion; wore away a pair of cord breeches, dark cloth jacket, and striped waistcoat; - Bibbings is short, and stiffly grown, having dark hair, and dark complexion; wore away a pair f velveteen trousers, dark cloth jacket, and striped waistcoat. Each of them carried away a suit of wearing apparel besides. Whoever harbours or employs them after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.

Thursday, December 1, 1825; Issue 3163 - Gale Document Number Y3200661035
Ran Away, on the 6th November last, from his master, John Roberts, of Cheriton Fitzpaine, boot and shoe-maker, Philip Pasmore, his apprentice; about 20 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, ruddy complexion, and black hair; wore away a black coat, striped waistcoat and blue trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted to the utmost extent of the law.
Cheriton, November 21, 1825.

Thursday, February 2, 1826; Issue 3171 - Gale Document Number Y3200661187
Ran Away, on the Evening of Sunday last, from his Master, Mr David Hitchcock, Grocer, Exeter, John Brown Lock, his Apprentice, from St John's Hospital, was well dressed, and wore away an Olive Coat, Black Waistcoat and Trousers, and a Drab Great Coat; He is 19 years of age, about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, round full face, sallow complexion, of rather a stout make, gruff speech, and struts in walking. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted, and a reward of Five Guineas is hereby offered to any one who will cause him to be apprehended.

Thursday, March 16, 1826; Issue 3176 - Gale Document Number Y3200661290
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Kingdon, of Thorverton, on 12th March, William Grant, his Parish Apprentice, about 17 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches in height, and of a dark complexion. Wore away a new dark-brown jacket with yellow buttons, dark-striped waistcoat with green spots, and dark corduroy breeches. Whoever detains the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law.
Thorverton, March 14th, 1826.

Thursday, March 30,1826; Issue 3179 - Gale Document Number Y3200661320
Ran Away last Evening from Justice, for Felony, John Stevens, late Apprentice to Mr Studdy, Ipplepen, in the county of Devon, about 5 ft. 6 in. high, fair complexion, he limps a little, having broke his right thigh a few years since; he carried or wore away one brown and one black coat, black waistcoat and light corduroy breeches, blue stockings, and also took with him his jacket, trousers &c. he done his work on the farm, red soiled, and on his fleeing from justice, he stole a new pair of Wellington boots; whoever will Inform the said Mr Studdy where the warrant out against him may be executed, and on its execution shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble. Ipplepen, March 28th, 1826.

Thursday, April 27, 1826; Issue 3181 - Gale Document Number Y3200661385
Ran Away, on the 19th instant, from his Master, John Dart, chimney-sweeper, Teignmouth, his apprentice, John Frost, about 15 years of age, stout made, rather short, black eyes, and marked with the small pox; wore away a brown coat, blue trousers and cloth cap; he came from Crediton. Whoever will detain the said apprentice and give Notice to his Master, shall receive One Pound Reward, and whoever employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 11, 1826; Issue 3183 - Gale Document Number Y3200661425
Ran Away from her Mistress, Mrs Mary Cann, of Chawleigh, on Wednesday the 19th day of April last, Fanny Partridge, her Apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public Notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, June 29, 1826; Issue 3189 - Gale Document Number Y3200661530
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr Robert Tucker, of Hill, in the Parish of Morchard Bishop, on Wednesday morning, the 21st of June instant, William Letheby Slee, his parish Apprentice, about 18 years of age, dark complexion. Wore and took away a fustian jacket, light waistcoat, pair of corduroy breeches, 2 hats, and 2 shirts. Whoever will bring him to his said Master shall receive the sum of Ten Shillings, but whoever harbours the said Apprentice after this Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated June 26th, 1826.

Thursday, November 2, 1826; Issue 3203 - Gale Document Number Y3200661826
Exeter - John Sidwells, an apprentice to Mr. Jas. J. Tanner, was charged with absenting himself without leave from his master's service. The lad appeared contrite and solicited to be forgiven. Mr T. said he had reason to believe the lad's conduct proceeded from bad advice and worse example and as he now appeared sorry for his behaviour and requested to be permitted to return to his work, promising amendment in future, he (Mr T. ) would not press for punishment against him. The Magistrates hoped he would feel the full force of his master's lenity towards him, assuring him if ever brought there again for a similar offence, he would be severely dealt with.

Thursday, March 6, 1828; Issue 3265 - Gale Document Number Y3200663067
Ran Away from her Master, Mr William Bowden, of the parish of Bridford, Ann Mardles, his Parish Apprentice, slightly grown, about five feet in height, red hair, wore away a good linen gown, and silk bonnet. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Bridford, Feb. 29th, 1828.

Thursday, September 25, 1828; Issue 3291 - Gale Document Number Y3200663545
Ran Away, on Sunday last, 21st inst., from her Master, Mr John Osmond, of Stockleigh English, Mary Ann Roberts, his Parish Apprentice, about 5 feet in height, and of a light complexion; she carried with her a bed sheet and a Holland shirt, her master's property, which can be sworn to. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Stockleigh English, 23rd Sept. 1828.

Thursday, January 15, 1829; Issue 3303 - Gale Document Number Y3200663776
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thos. Brook, of the Parish of Crediton, on the 15th of December last, William Wright, his Apprentice, 20 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, set grown, dark hair and eyes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, March 26, 1829; Issue 3312 - Gale Document Number Y3200663908
Ran Away, on the 6th December last, from her Master, Mr James Capron, of the parish of Heavitree, Ann Bartlett, his Apprentice, 17 years of age, rather stout, about 5 feet high, brown hair and dark eyes. All reasonable Expenses will be paid to any Person causing her return to her said Master; but whoever harbours or employs her after this Notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, April 23, 1829; Issue 3316 - Gale Document Number Y3200663956
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Robert Brook, of Hill Town, in the parish of Okehampton, on Wednesday the 15th instant, Joseph Moyes, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, and light hair, his Parish Apprentice. Wore and carried away a pair of corded breeches, smock frock, blue coat, 2 fustian waistcoats and 2 pair of trousers (1 black and the other fustian). Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated 18th April 1829. Robert Brook.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Quance, of Hill, in the parish of Okehampton, on Wednesday, the 15th instant, John Pedrick, about 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, his Parish Apprentice. Wore and carried away a smock frock, corded breeches, fustian jacket, corded pantaloons, black waistcoat and a fustian waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated 18th April 1829. Thomas Quance.

Thursday, December 17, 1829; Issue 3348 - Gale Document Number Y3200664474
Absconded Apprentice
Whereas, Joseph Stevens, a Parish Apprentice of Mr George Lambert Gorwyn, of Falcadon, in the Parish of Spreyton, Devon, having been detected of Poaching, absconded from his master's service on Thursday last, the 10th instant. He is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches in height, slight grown, pale complexion and has light hair; wore a web jacket, waistcoat, and breeches, and carried with him a blue cloth coat, dark waistcoat, and patent cord breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted against as the Law directs.
Falcadon, 15th December 1829.

Thursday, August 19, 1830; Issue 3382 - Gale Document Number Y3200664918
Ran Away from his Master, Mr James Crofts, Builder, St Sidwell's, Exeter, on Monday week last, the 2nd of August, Giles Denning Challis, his Apprentice, about 16 years of age, dark complexion and 4 feet 11 inches in height; wore away a blue waistcoat and trousers, and carried with him a black coat, waistcoat and trousers. Whoever harbours or encourages the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted.
Exeter, August 18, 1830.

Thursday, October 4, 1832; Issue 3491 - Gale Document Number Y3200665731
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Westlake, of Routry, in the Parish of Bundleigh, on Sunday, 23rd inst., Richard Evans (alias Hammett), his Parish Apprentice, about 5 feet 2 inches high, pale complexion, 20 years of age, wore away a Fustian Jacket and Trousers.
Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be Prosecuted according to Law.
Dated Bundleigh, Sept. 28th, 1832.

Thursday, January 3, 1833; Issue 3504 - Gale Document Number Y3200665902
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr John Brook, of the Parish of Sampford Courtenay, on Monday the 24th of this last. Dec., John Edworthy, his Apprentice; wore away a fustian jacket, a black cloth waistcoat, and corded breeches; also carried away a black cloth coat, a stripe waistcoat and cotton cord breeches and a flax hat nearly new. The said John Edworthy is about 19 years of age, and about 5 feet 6 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be Prosecuted according to Law.
Dated 26th Dec. 1832.

Thursday, January 10, 1833; Issue 3505 - Gale Document Number Y3200665918
Ran Away, on the 13th Oct. 1831, from his Master, Mr Stephen Kingwell, of the Parish of Ilsington, in the County of Devon, Samuel Whitfield, his Parish Apprentice, aged about 18 years, about 5 feet high, full face and thick lips. Whoever harbours or employs the above Apprentice after this notice, will be Prosecuted according to Law.
Dated Jan 4, 1833.

Thursday, March 28, 1833; Issue 3516 - Gale Document Number Y3200666092
Notice - Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thos. Lee, of Gunstone, Crediton, on Sunday the 24th instant, Robert Gregory, his Parish Apprentice, 18 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark complexion, marked with the small pox; wore away a blue coat, striped waistcoat and cord trousers; and carried with him another suit. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Notice, shall be prosecuted according as the Law directs.
Dated this 27th of March, 1833. Thomas Lee, Gunstone.

Thursday, June 13, 1833; Issue 3527 - Gale Document Number Y3200666285
Ran Away, on Sunday, the 2nd inst, from his Master, Mr Nicholas Roberts, of Newton St. Cyres, in the County of Devon, William Hart, his Parish Apprentice, aged about Eighteen. He has a light complexion, and is small of his age. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Nicholas Roberts.
Bidwell, Newton St. Cyres, June 10th, 1833.

Thursday, September 26, 1833; Issue 3542 - Gale Document Number Y3200666557
Ran Away, on 21st August, from his Master, Mr James Ireland, Liddaford, North Bovey, William Bennett, his Apprentice. Wore away a Straw Hat, Striped Waistcoat, Corduroy Trousers and a good pair of nailed Shoes, is 13 years of age, about 4 feet 6 inches in height, of a rather dark complexion, light hair, and stoutly grown. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Liddaford, North Bovey, Sept. 20th, 1833.

Thursday, December 19, 1833; Issue 3554 - Gale Document Number Y3200666780
Eloped from his Master, Mr Jno. Palmer, of Sampford Courtenay, Tailor, on the 23rd ult, Emanuel Crocker, his Apprentice, about 21 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, full features, with thick lips; wore away either a black coat or a blue jacket with black velvet collar. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated Sampford Courtenay, December 13th, 1833.

Thursday, January 2, 1834; Issue 3556 - Gale Document Number Y3200666828
Caution to Clog and Last Makers.
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Robert Cottrell, Clog and Last Maker, of this City, on Tuesday, 24th ult., Charles Pyne, his Apprentice, aged 20 years, about five feet six inches high, marked with the Small Pox. Whoever employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to Law. Nothing will be Paid for his being brought home, as it is the fourth time of his having eloped.
Dated Exeter, January 1st, 1834.

Thursday, March 27, 1834; Issue 3568 - Gale Document Number Y3200666992
Ran Away, on Sunday evening last, or early on Monday Morning, from his Master, Mr W. Grills, of Ideford, in this County, William Widger, his Apprentice, about 17 years old, stout of his age, and rather pale look. Whoever employs or harbours him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to the Law.
Dated Ideford, March 25th, 1834.

Thursday, April 3, 1834; Issue 3569 - Gale Document Number Y3200667008
Ran Away, from his Master, Mr Lambert, of Spreyton, in the County of Devon, Thomas Northcott, his Parish Apprentice, on the 31st March, aged 18 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexion, black hair; wore away a fustian jacket and waistcoat and plush small-clothes; carried with him a fustian jacket, striped waistcoat, and plush small-clothes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs. Whoever will bring him to his Master shall receive One Pound Reward.
Dated Spreyton, April 1, 1834.

Thursday, October 16, 1834; Issue 3602 - Gale Document Number Y3200667410
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Tapper, of Bovey Tracey, Samuel Frost, a Parish Apprentice, he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 8 in. in height, slight grown, ruddy complexion, and dark hair; he took with him a black cloth and green cloth coat, a light and dark waistcoat and a pair of drab Corduroy Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Samuel Frost, after this public notice will be prosecuted.
Bovey Tracey, Oct. 14th 1834.

Thursday, April 9, 1835; Issue 3629 - Gale Document Number Y3200667731
Ran Away, on Sunday 29th March, from his Master, Mr Samuel Bickley, of Woods Farm, in the Parish of Farringdon, William Dinscombe, a Parish Apprentice, nearly 16 years of age, light complexion, sandy colour hair, about 4 feet 4 inches in height; wore away a fustian jacket and corduroy trousers and carried another suit with him. He is slight knee-knapped, and turns his toes out much in walking. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated April 3rd, 1835.

Thursday, September 10, 1835; Issue 3651 - Gale Document Number Y3200668031
Ran Away, on Sunday, August 30th, from his Master, Mr Robert Pullman, at Roleston Barton, in the Parish of Morchard Bishop, Henry Pearce, his Parish Apprentice. He is about 18 years of age, visage round, with sharp nose, brownish hair, fair complexion, stoutish grown, and about 5 feet 1 inch high. It is believed he wore away a wide brim hat or cap, a fustian jacket and waistcoat, and corded plush breeches. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to Law.
Dated Roleston Barton, Morchard Bishop, 4th Sept. 1835.

Thursday, October 15, 1835; Issue 3656 - Gale Document Number Y3200668104
Ran Away, on Wednesday the 7th inst., from her Master, Mr John Hellier, Marsh Farm, Clist St. George, Hanna Raymond, a Parish Apprentice, about 17 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public notice will be Prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated, Marsh Farm, Clist St. George, near Exeter, 9th October 1835.

Thursday, March 3, 1836; Issue 3676 - Gale Document Number Y3200668377
Absconded, on the 28th February last, from his master, Mr William Aysh, of Throwley, William Chipham, his Apprentice, aged about 18 years, a light complexion and about 5 feet 4 inches high. Wore away a black jacket, fustian waistcoat and corduroy breeches. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
William Aysh, Throwley, Dated 2nd March 1836.

Thursday, April 14, 1836; Issue 3682 - Gale Document Number Y3200668463
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Densem, of the Parish of Sandford, on the 7th instant, Robert Brag, his Apprentice, about 19 years of age, light complexion, dark hair, 5 feet 6 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated 12th April 1836.

Thursday, April 21, 1836; Issue 3683 - Gale Document Number Y3200668470
Absconded from his Master, Mr J. D. Francis, of Cheriton Fitzpaine, on the 10th instant, Charles Packer, his apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated April 19th, 1836.

Thursday, May 5, 1836; Issue 3685 - Gale Document Number Y3200668502
Ran Away on Monday the 11th inst. from his Master, Mr James T. Turner, Whelmstone, Colebrook, William Burgess, his Parish Apprentice. 17 years of age, fair complexion, light hair, about 5 feet 6 inches in height, wore away a blue coat, yellow waistcoat, and corduroy breeches. And also took various other articles of clothing. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Whelmstone, Colebrook, 29th April 1836.
Ran Away from hi Master, Mr Wm. Cuming of the Parish of Moretonhampstead, on the 1st inst., Samuel Dolbear, his Apprentice, about 19 years of age, light complexion, light hair, about 5 feet 8 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this public notice will be prosecuted.
Dated 3rd May, 1836.

Thursday, May 12, 1836; Issue 3686 - Gale Document Number Y3200668516
Ran Away, on the 1st instant, from his Master, Mr William Norrish, Dira Farm, Sandford, William Binding, his Parish Apprentice about 17 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Dira Farm, Sandford, May 6th, 1836.
Ran Away on the 6th inst. from her Master, Mr Cornish, Starts Barton, Brampford Speke, Ann Bowden, otherwise Jane Bowden, his Apprentice. Is 17 years of age, tall and full grown. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated Stars Barton, Brampford Speke, May 10th, 1836.

Thursday, September 29, 1836; Issue 3705 - Gale Document Number Y3200668778
Ran Away, on Sunday Night, the 18th instant, from their Masters, Mr Andrew Ellis and Mr Peter Howard, both of the Parish of Mamhead, in the County of Devon, William Rugg Truman and Henry Carpenter, their Parish Apprentices. The former is about 18 years of age, five feet five inches in height, size in proportion; wore away a black coat, striped waistcoat, and corduroy trousers. The latter aged about 20, five feet five inches and half in height, round shoulder'd and has an impediment in his speech; wore away a drab-coloured cloth coat, striped waistcoat, and kerseymere trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentices after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
September 23rd, 1836.

Thursday, April 27, 1837; Issue 3735 - Gale Document Number Y3200669161
Ran Away early on Monday morning last, from his Master, Mr Thos. Ware, of Sowton, Yeoman (without the least Provocation), Peter May, his Parish Apprentice, is nearly Twenty years of age, has dark hair and rather dark eyes, long features, hollow mouth and sharp chin, stands upright and about five feet seven, rather slight grown, wore away a straw hat, waggoner's frock and corduroy smallclothes, also carried with him a good blue coat, grey corded trousers and many things else from his fellow apprentices. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be dealt with according to Law.
Dated Sowton, April 24th, 1837.

Thursday, May 4, 1837; Issue 3736 - Gale Document Number Y3200669168
Ran Away, from his Mistress, M. A. Trude, of Poughill, Devon, John Grant, her Parish Apprentice, aged about 20, light complexion, light brown hair, about 5 feet high. Whoever harbours the said Apprentice, will be prosecuted; and whoever trusts him for Clothes or goods of any kind, will not be paid by the said Mistress.
Dated 2nd May 1837.
Ran Away, on Sunday last, from his Master, Mr John Upham, of Sandford, James Discombe, his Parish Apprentice, is nearly 19 years of age, has light hair, grey eyes, long features, and shoes his teeth when the mouth is closed, about 5 ft. 7 in. high, wore away a dark brown cloth jacket, light waistcoat, corduroy breeches, and leggings, carried with him another suit of the same kind, and also many things not belonging to him. Whoever harbours or employs this said Apprentice after this public notice will be dealt with according to law.

Thursday, September 21, 1837; Issue 3755 - Gale Document Number Y3200669446
Ran Away, on Monday the 28th ult. From his Master, Mr Henry Reed, of the Parish of Morchard Bishop, Richard Pope, his Apprentice, aged 19, dark complexion, about 5 feet 4 inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated Morchard Bishop, Sept. 18, 1837.

Thursday, September 28, 1837; Issue 3756 - Gale Document Number Y3200669462
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Coombe, of Knowle, in the Parish of Crediton, John Endacott, his Parish Apprentice, between 18 and 19 years of age, about 5 feet 7 inches high, brown hair and fair complexion; wore away a fustian jacket, dark striped waistcoat, corduroy breeches, knit stockings and a black fur hat. Whosoever will give information where he may be found, so that he may be returned to his Master, shall receive Three Pounds reward; and whosoever harbours him after this notice, will be punished as the Law directs.
Dated Crediton, September 11th,1837.

Thursday, November 2, 1837; Issue 3761 - Gale Document Number Y3200669525
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Roger Wensley, Oct. 22nd, 1837, in the Parish of Chulmleigh, Devon, Robert Dunn, his Parish Apprentice, aged 18, five feet five, light complexion, seam in his right cheek, naked place in the pack part of his head. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, August 9, 1838; Issue 3801 - Gale Document Number Y3200670081
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Ellis, of Week, in the Parish of Chagford, on the 29th of July last, George Pike, his Parish Apprentice, about Eighteen Years of Age, about five feet seven inches high, dark hair, light complexion; wore away a fustian jacket, dark cloth waistcoat and corduroy trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Chagford, August 3rd, 1838.

Thursday, September 27, 1838; Issue 3808 - Gale Document Number Y3200670181
Ran Away, on Thursday the 20th inst., from his Master, Mr John Ellis, of Higher Drewston, in the Parish of Chagford, Elias Janson, his Apprentice about 16 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches high, light hair, light complexion; wore away a fustian jacket, corduroy waistcoat, and web trousers, and likewise carried with him a light fustian jacket, corduroy trousers and worsted stockings. He is a native of Exeter, and supposed to be in that neighbourhood. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, shall be Prosecuted to the utmost severity of the Law.
Dated Higher Drewston, Sept. 24th, 1838.

Thursday, August 15, 1839; Issue 3854 - Gale Document Number Y3200670806
Ran Away, on Wednesday, the 7th of August last, from his Mistress, Eliz. Newcombe, James Cornall, her Parish Apprentice, whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this Notice will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated Chawleigh, Devon, August 14th, 1839.

Thursday, November 21, 1839; Issue 3861 - Gale Document Number Y3200671011
Ran Away, on the 13th inst., from her Master, Mr Richard Ash, Higher Langley Farm, Dunsford, Ann Coles, his Apprentice, in the 19th year of her Age, rather short in stature, black hair and healthy complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice will be prosecuted as the Law directs. Mr Ash will not be answerable for any Debts she may contract after this public notice.
Dated 15th Nov., 1839.

Thursday, November 28, 1839; Issue 3862 - Gale Document Number Y3200671030
Ran Away from his Master, Mr W. Haydon, of White Thorn Farm, in the Parish of Hittisleigh, William Lias, his Apprentice, is aged 18 years, and about 5 ft 6 in. high, has sandy hair, he wore away a Fustian Jacket, Stripe Waistcoat and Corduroy Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated Nov. 25th, 1839.

Thursday, March 5, 1840; Issue 3876 - Gale Document Number Y3200671254
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Webber, Wheelwright of Stoke Canon, Thomas Earley, his Parish Apprentice. Sixteen Years old and about 5 ft. 3 in. high, dark complexion and dark hair; wore away a round fustian jacket, corduroy trousers and dark waistcoat. Whoever employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 7, 1840; Issue 3885 - Gale Document Number Y3200671394
Ran Away on Sunday, 3rd May, from her Master, Mr John Waller, Farmer of Puddington, near Crediton, Mary Ann Stanlake, his Parish Apprentice. The said Apprentice is nearly 18 years old, nearly 5 foot high, with black curly hair, black eyes and dark complexion. She wore away a dark strip cotton dress and a black and white straw bonnet. Whoever harbours or employs this said Apprentice after this public notice will be dealt with according to Law.

Thursday, June 25, 1840; Issue 3892 - Gale Document Number Y3200671513
Ran Away, on Friday, the 12th instant, from his Master, Mr John Pope, Henstill Farm, Sandford, John Kentshole, 19 years of age about 5 feet 5 inches in height, thin and of light complexion. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Henstill Farm, Sandford, June 1840.

Thursday, February 11, 1841; Issue 3924 - Gale Document Number Y3200672063
Ran Away, a few days since, from his Master, Mr Burrington, Barton, Shobrook, William Lewis, his Parish apprentice, about 18 years of age. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted according to law.
Dated 5th February 1841.

Thursday, April 1841; Issue 3933 - Gale Document Number Y3200672193
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Richard Pidsley, of Pincourt, Pinhoe, Devon on the night of Monday the 5th or early on Tuesday morning, the 6th of April, instant, Samuel Bryant, his Apprentice. He is about 17 years of age, 5 feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, light hair and eyes; rather stoops in walking. He wore and carried off with him, besides his working clothes, a black coat, dark drab waistcoat, and corduroy trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be dealt with as the law directs.
Pinhoe, 8th April 1841.

Thursday, June 3, 1841; Issue 3940 - Gale Document Number Y3200672295
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Kelland of Bow, Devon, on Friday the 21st of May, David Smale, his Parish Apprentice. He is about 14 years of age. His Master will not be responsible for any debts or expenses which the said Apprentice may contract. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted according to the Law.
Dated Hilldown, Bow, June 1, 1841.

Thursday, December 16, 1841; Issue 3968 - Gale Document Number Y3200672696
Ran Away from her Master, Mr William Kelland, of Bow, Devon, on Monday the 6th of December, Elizabeth Smale, a Parish Apprentice, about 17 years of age. Mr Kelland will not be responsible for any debts or expenses which the said Apprentice may contract. Whoever harbours or employs her after this public notice will be prosecuted according to the Law.
Dated Hilldown, Bow, December 14, 1841.

Thursday, January 20, 1842; Issue 3973 - Gale Document Number Y3200672791
Caution to Master Tailors &c.
Whereas, Thomas Pratt, (about 5 ft. 8 in. high, light complexion, and now about 20 years of age) Apprentice of Mr Robert Martin, Tailor and Draper, Topsham, has for the last 2 years Absconded from his said Master, who has reason to believe that he is now employed in or about the Neighbourhood of London.
Whoever is found employing or harbouring the said Apprentice after this Notice will be prosecuted according to law.
R. Martin.

Thursday, March 17, 1842; Issue 3981 - Gale Document Number Y3200672912
Ran Away from his Master, George Thorne, of Poughill, on Sunday last, George Gover his Apprentice, about 18 Years of Age. Whoever harbours the said Apprentice will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, March 24, 1842; Issue 3982 - Gale Document Number Y3200672924
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Easterbrook, of Jordan Farm, in the Parish of Widdicombe, near Ashburton, on Sunday last, the 20th instant, Richard Brooking, his Apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 ft. 3 in. high, rather dark complexion, with brown hair and long feet. He wore away a round fustian jacket, a fustian waistcoat with a striped back and corduroy trousers and a black coarse hat. He also carried away a fustian coat with white horn buttons, and a quantity of other clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Notice, will be Prosecuted according to Law.

Thursday, April 7, 1842; Issue 3984 - Gale Document Number Y3200672948
Eloped from his Master, Mr Francis Lee, Denbury, Crediton, on Wednesday Evening, or early on Thursday Morning last, John Yelland, his Parish Apprentice, aged 17 years, about 5 feet 4 inches high, slightly built, rather marked with the small pox. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated April 2nd, 1842.

Thursday, May 12, 1842; Issue 3988 - Gale Document Number Y3200673026
Ran Away on the 23rd April, from his Master, Mr Thomas Frost, Millands Farm, Powderham, Samuel Payne, a Parish Apprentice, 16 Years of Age, and about 5 feet 4 inches in height, Light Complexion, and Light Hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be Prosecuted according to Law.
Dated 6th May 1842.
Ran Away on Sunday 1st Inst., from his Master, Mr J. Vanstone, Downess, Spreyton, Richard Trace, a Parish Apprentice, 17 Years of Age, about 5 feet 5 inches in height, Dark Complexion, Black Hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice will be Prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated 6th May, 1842.
Ran Away, May 1st, from his Mistress, Mrs Mary Smerdon, of White's, Christow, Richard Martin, a Parish Apprentice, about 18 years of age, fair complexion, full favoured and light hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be Prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated White's, Christow, 9th May 1842.

Thursday, August 18, 1842; Issue 4002 - Gale Document Number Y3200673243
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Jackson, of Blackenstone Farm, near Moretonhampstead, on the Night of Sunday the 7th instant, James Bridgment, his Apprentice; he wore away a Fustian Coat and Corduroy Trousers, is about 19 years old, Light Complexion and about 5 ft. 4 in. high. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be Prosecuted as the Law Directs.
August 8th, 1842.

Thursday, September 1, 1842; Issue 4004 - Gale Document Number Y3200673271
Ran Away on the 28th inst., from his Master, Mr Edward Norrish, of Town Barton, Sandford, Devon, Edmund Kenshole, his parish apprentice, he is about 18 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches in height, of slender growth, light complexion, and wore away a dark coloured cloth Coat, light Waistcoat and corduroy Trousers. Whoever harbours him after this notice will be prosecuted.
Sandford, August 20th, 1840.
Eloped from his Master, Mr James Brook, of Cheriton Bishop, on the 17th July last, Robert Green, his parish Apprentice aged about 18 years, 5 ft. 6 in. high, stout grown. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public Notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 25thj August 1842.

Thursday, August 3, 1843; Issue 4051 - Gale Document Number Y3200674061
To Master Printers.
Ran Away, a few weeks since, from his Master, the Proprietor of this Paper, Henry Tuckett, his Apprentice. He is 20 years of age, about 5 feet 4 inches high, rather stoutly grown, and wears his hair long, with a large gipsy curl each side. Whoever harbours or employs him after this Notice, will be prosecuted. He is known to be in London - Masters are therefore cautioned against employing him.
Ran Away from Mr John Rowcliffe, Peruke Maker and Hair Dresser, Southmolton, on the 29th day of July, his Apprentice, William Curdle, about 18 years of age, and about five feet five inches high, slender grown, dark brown hair; wore away a coarse blue jacket and carried with him a green coat, light trousers and dark fancy waistcoat. Whoever harbours or employs the said William Curdle after this notice will be Prosecuted with the utmost severity of the Law.
Southmolton, August 1st, 1843.

Thursday, August 10, 1843; Issue 4052 - Gale Document Number Y3200674080
Ran Away, from Mr James Waller, Yeoman, Parish of Puddington, on the 2nd August, his Apprentice, John Crook, about 14 Years of age, set grown, dark brown hair, wore away fustian jacket, cord trousers and a white hat. Whoever harbours or employs the said John Crook after this notice will be prosecuted.
Puddington, August 4th, 1843.

Thursday, November 9, 1843; Issue 4063 - Gale Document Number Y3200674321
Ran Away on 27th October, from his master, Mr William Sanders, Holebrook farm, Honiton's Clist, Henry Coles, a parish apprentice, about 18 years of age, rather short, wore away a fustian suit of clothes &c. also took with him a bundle of black clothes. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated 3rd November 1843.

Thursday, April 18, 1844; Issue 4092 - Gale Document Number Y3200674687
Ran Away, on Sunday Night lat, from his Master, Mr John Wreford, Southcott, Morchard Bishop, Thomas Godsland, a Parish Apprentice, nearly 18 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches in height, brown hair, fresh complexion, full eyes, wore away dark green coat, gambroon waistcoat, corduroy breeches and leggings, and had other clothing with him. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. He is supposed to have gone in the neighbourhood of Starcross.
Dated Southcott, Morchard Bishop, 16th April 1844.

Thursday, May 16, 1844; Issue 4096 - Gale Document Number Y3200674762
Ran Away from his Master, Wm. Arscott, of Lower Treecott, on Saturday morning, May 11, George Stanbury, his Parish Apprentice, he is about 19 Years of Age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, Light Complexion; carried a Bundle of Clothes with him; whoever harbours or employs the aid apprentice after this Public Notice, will be dealt with as the law directs and Wm. Arscott will not be answerable for any Debts he may contract.
Sampford Courtenay, May 11th, 1844.

Thursday, September 26, 1844; Issue 4116 - Gale Document Number Y3200675107
Ran Away, on Wednesday Evening the 18th inst. from his mater, Mr William Densem, Bremridge Farm, Sandford, Daniel Elston, a Parish Apprentice, nearly 18 years of age, about 5 fee high, light complexion, and dark hair. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be Prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated September 20th, 1844.

Thursday, October 10, 1844; Issue 4118 - Gale Document Number Y3200675148
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Edward Norrish, of Town Barton, Sandford, on the 29th September last, James Ford his Apprentice, he is sixteen years of age, has dark hair and ruddy complexion, wore away a dark coloured Cloth Coat and Cord Trousers, whoever harbours or employs him will be prosecuted.
Town Barton, Sandford, Oct. 7th, 1844.

Thursday, May 8, 1845; Issue 4141 - Gale Document Number Y3200675627
Absconded, on Tuesday evening the 29th of April, from his Master, Mr John Mogridge, of Penhay, Poughill, John Nichols, his Parish Apprentice, eighteen years of age, about five feet seven inches in height, with light hair and of a ruddy complexion. He wore away a black hat, fustian jacket, black waistcoat and cord trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice, after this Public Notice, will be dealt with as the Law directs.
May 5th, 1845.

Thursday, July 10, 1845; Issue 4150 - Gale Document Number Y3200675783
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Wm. Luxton, of Abbotsham Farm, in the Parish of Brushford, on the First of July instant, Abraham Underhill, his Parish Apprentice, with dark hair, pale face, and rather sore eyes; about five feet six inches in height. Whosoever harbours or detains him after this Public Notice, will be Prosecuted according as the Law directs.

Thursday, January 15, 1846; Issue 4177 - Gale Document Number Y3200676164
Ran Away from his Mater, Mr James Partridge, of Zeal Monachorum, on the 25th December last, Robert Addicott, his Apprentice. He is about Five Feet Two Inches in Height, wore away a Fustian Jacket, a Black Velvet Waistcoat and a new pair of Fustian Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Zeal Monachorum, dated this 7th day of January, 1846.

Thursday, March 12, 1846; Issue 4185 - Gale Document Number Y3200676335
Ran Away from his Master, Mr George Brock, of Laploid Barton, Bridford, on the 6th instant, William Webber, his Apprentice, about 17 years old, about 5 feet high, round favoured, light hair, and marked with the small pox, wore away a fustian jacket, corduroy trousers, dark striped waistcoat and nearly a new pair of shoes, tipped at the heels and toes with iron. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, April 9, 1846; Issue 4189 - Gale Document Number Y3200676395
Ran Away from his Mistress, Jane Dymant, of Pitt Farm, Holcombe Burnell, on the 6th of March last, James Baker her apprentice. He is about 18 or 19 years of Age, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches in height, wore away a fustian jacket, black waistcoat and corduroy trousers. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted. She will not be answerable for any Debts after this Public Notice.

Thursday, May 7, 1846; Issue 4193 - Gale Document Number Y3200676442
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Pare, of Tedburn St. Mary, on Tuesday, the 28th of April, inst., William Vickery, his Parish Apprentice. He is about 5 feet 6 inches high, slight grown, thin face, lightish hair, about 20 years old; wore and carried off two pair of corduroy trousers, one new fustian frock jacket, two other jackets, three waistcoats, one almost new, one hat and cap, three pair of stockings, two pair of shoes and two shirts. He is a little crippled in his right side. Whoever harbours or employs the said William Vickery after this public notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, May 14, 1846; Issue 4194 - Gale Document Number Y3200676461
Absconded, from his Master, a few Days since, Mr Wm. Elworthy of Westcott, in the Parish of Witheridge, Thomas Thorne, his Parish Apprentice, aged 18 years, about 5 feet 4 inches, very thin and slightly grown; he wore away a Fustian Jacket and Waistcoat and Corduroy Trousers. Whoever harbours or employs him after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.
Dated Westcott, Witheridge, 8th May 1846.

Thursday, September 24, 1846; Issue 4213 - Gale Document Number Y3200676781
Ran Away, on the 6th July last, from her master, Mr William Isaac, Bowlish Farm, Whitstone, Elizabeth Perriman, his Apprentice. She is eighteen years of age, short and stout, ruddy complexion and black hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. Her Master will not be answerable for any debts she has already or may contract.
Dated 18th September 1846.

Thursday, October 8, 1846; Issue 4215 - Gale Document Number Y3200676816
Ran Away from his Master, Mr John Eales, Tailor, of Broadclist, Joseph Lane, his Apprentice. Whoever keep or harbours the said Apprentice after this Notice will be prosecuted.
Dated Broadclist, October 2nd, 1846.

Thursday, November 5, 1846; Issue 4219 - Gale Document Number Y3200676886
Ran Away from his Master, Mr William Wilcocks, Pocombe Farm, Alphington, James Wright, his Apprentice; 17 years of age, light complexion, marked with small pox, has an impediment in his speech, and about five feet in height. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted.
Dated 39th Oct., 1846.

Thursday, January 14, 1847; Issue 4229 - Gale Document Number Y3200677052
Ran Away, on the 11th January, from his Master, Mr Robt. Pitt, Shot Ash Farm, Bickleigh, Robert Hucker, his Apprentice; he is about Eighteen Years of Age, about Five Feet Three Inches. Dark Complexion, and Black Hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be Prosecuted as the Law directs; his Master will not be answerable for any Debts he has already or may contract.
Dated Jany. 12th, 1847.

Thursday, January 28, 1847; Issue 4231 - Gale Document Number Y3200677091
Ran Away, on the 24th January, from his Master, Mr George Hellier, Royal Oak Inn, Dunsford, Joseph Hodge, his Apprentice. He is about Eighteen Years of age, about five feet in height, fair complexion, full favoured, and lightish hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. His Master will not be answerable for any Debts he has already or may contract.
Dated January 25th, 1847.

Thursday, February 18, 1847; Issue 4234 - Gale Document Number Y3200677136
Ran Away on the 8th of February, from his Master, Mr John Strong, of Coombball, Drewsteignton, Henry Norton, his Apprentice, about seventeen years of age, about five feet seven inches in height. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the Law directs.

Thursday, May 6, 1847; Issue 4246 - Gale Document Number Y3200677307
Ran Away from his Master, Mr Thomas Loveys, of Kennick, Christow, early on Monday morning last, the 3rd inst., John Morrish, his Apprentice, aged about 20 years, stands about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, light complexion, and walks rather halt; he wore away a flax hat, fustian jacket, dark waistcoat, and corduroy trousers; he also took with him a black cloth coat, another fustian jacket, waistcoat and two other pairs of trousers, three pairs of stockings and two shirts. This is to give notice, that his master will not be answerable for any debts he has or may contract.
Dated, May 5th, 1847.

Thursday, August 31, 1848; Issue 4316 - Gale Document Number Y3200678416
Ran Away from his Master, John Bastow, on Sunday, the 27th instant, James Kellaway, his Apprentice, about 18 years of age, five feet two inches in height, of a light complexion, light hair, wore away a black frock coat, a dark waistcoat, corduroy trousers, a flax hat and almost a new pair of batss; and carried away with him a fustian jacket, a pair of trousers and a pair of batts, two pair of stockings and two canvas shirts. Whosoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice shall be prosecuted as the law directs.
Dated Brook Farm, Tedburn St. Mary, Aug. 30, 1848.

Thursday, January 17, 1850; Issue 4389 - Gale Document Number Y3200680896
Francis Powlesland, an apprentice to Mr Marks, last maker, of Fore-street-hill, was summoned for absenting himself from his work. The defendant had repeatedly done this, for which his master had corrected him at the request of his parents. His desire was not to have him sent to prison on this occasion hoping the reprimand of the Bench would have an effect on him. The Bench said they did not think that Mr Marks had done his duty by the boy in so long submitting to his conduct, but as he had expressed a wish to that effect, they would discharge him now, and told the boy but for his master's interference, he would have been sent to prison and been well whipped, which punishment should be carried out, and that too, with severity, if he was brought before them again.

Thursday, February 28, 1850; Issue 4395 - Gale Document Number Y3200681110
Ran Away on the 20th instant, from his Master, Mr W. Collins, Batworthy Farm, Chagford, his Apprentice, Richard Dewdney, aged 18, has a cast in his right eye, large head, light hair, is stoutly grown, and five feet seven inches high; he wore away a light fustian coat, with low pockets and cord trousers. Any person harbouring him after this notice will be prosecuted.

Thursday, March 14, 1850; Issue 4397 - Gale Document Number Y3200681206
Guildhall, Monday
Caution to Disorderly Apprentices
Edward Bevan, an indoor apprentice to Mr John Hill, boot and shoe maker, Fore-street-hill, was charged with absenting himself from his master's house on Thursday night last, and general bad conduct. The boy was bound by Martyn's charity, and a premium of £20 paid with him. Mr Willesford attended for the defendant, and endeavoured to show that the mother, having made arrangements at the time of binding, with the master, to pay him £7 10s. for the supply of clothes, made the premium above £25 and that the bench had no jurisdiction, but this they overruled, the amount not being shown on the face of the indenture. The Bench said his conduct was very bad and as an example to himself and others he was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment, with hard labour.

Thursday, March 28, 1850; Issue 4399 - Gale Document Number Y3200681234
Ran away from his Master, Mr George Brock, of Higher Drewston, Chagford, on Tuesday, the 10th inst., James Aggett, his Apprentice, about 18 years of age, slightly grown, dark hair, a fair complexion, and about 5 feet 5 inches high; wore and carried away with him a black coat, a fustian jacket, two striped waistcoats, a pair of striped and a pair of cord trousers, a pair of Wellington boots and a pair of bats &c. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice will be dealt with according to law.
Dated Drewston, Chagford, March 20th, 1850.

Thursday, May 23, 1850; Issue 4407 - Gale Document Number Y3200681545
Guildhall - James Gingham, apprentice to Mr Hawkins, smith of Gandy-street, appeared before the Bench to answer the complaint of his master for absenting himself from his work yesterday (Whit-Monday) afternoon without leave. The complainant said he had three apprentices, two of whom he allowed to leave that afternoon. The Bench remarked they considered Mr Hawkins was unfortunate with his apprentices. The boy said he understood his master said he might leave. He promised better behaviour for the future. And he was discharged.

Thursday, August 15, 1850; Issue 4419 - Gale Document Number Y3200681919
Torrington - Philip Stocker, a lad about 17 years of age, was charged with absconding from the service of Mr James Downing, of Priestacott, in Great Torrington, about four months since, being a parish apprentice - he was committed to bridewell for a month.

Thursday, November 21, 1850; Issue 4433 - Gale Document Number Y3200682349
Ran Away from his Master, John Wreford, sen., of Morchard Bishop, on Thursday the 14th instant, Henry Horwell, his Parish Apprentice. This is to give notice, that his said Master will not be answerable for any Debts he may contract.
Dated November 16th, 1850.

Thursday, May 1, 1851; Issue 4454 - Gale Document Number Y3200683188
Exeter - William Stocker, an apprentice to Mr Foweracre, of Castle Street, was placed at the bar on a warrant charged with absenting himself on the previous day from his work. The defendant had been guilty of such improper conduct on many previous occasions, but had never been brought before the Bench. The defendant, it appeared, had been out for one or two nights at the fair, and from the statements made by his master of his general misconduct during the five years he had been with him, Mr Justice Kingdon suggested that he should be sent to the prison and flogged, as a disorderly apprentice. The Bench, after reprimanding the defendant for his conduct, ordered him to be discharged, on his promising not to offend again; but should he do so, and be brought before them they would send him to prison and have him flogged.

Thursday, August 7, 1851; Issue 4468 - Gale Document Number Y3200683700
Torquay - A Fast Young Man
John Crabb was summoned by Messrs. Harvey, builders, for absenting himself from their employ on the 28th, 29th, and 30th July, he being an apprentice, and also being guilty of several misdemeanours.
Mr William Harvey appeared for the firm, and stated that defendant, without asking leave, absented himself three days from his employ. Previous to this he had had a fortnight's leave to go to the Exhibition, when he took a week longer than was given him. He had been generally irregular and inattentive during the three years he had served them.
The father of the lad, a very respectable gentleman of Lympstone, attended, and stated that the Messrs. Harvey had acted with general kindness towards his son, and had given him every opportunity to improve himself. He had no wish to cross-examine the complainant, but rather thanked him for the parental treatment his son had met with from him.
Defendant said he could make no excuse, and admitted he had done wrong.
The father appealed to Mr Harvey not to imprison defendant this time; whereupon Mr Harvey consented to give him another trial, if the bench would permit it.
On the defendant promising to behave better for the future, the case was dismissed.

Thursday, December 11, 1851; Issue 4486 - Gale Document Number Y3200684288
Brixham - Nathaniel Stone, a runaway apprentice of Mr F. G. Saunders, was committed to the House of Correction to hard labour for one month on Saturday last. This is the second time he has deserted.

Thursday, December 18, 1851; Issue 4486 - Gale Document Number Y3200684322
Guildhall
John Portbury, a boy14 years of age, was summoned by his master, Mr C. Davey, shoemaker, Goldsmith-street, for leaving his service without leave. Wm. Willesford appeared for the complainant.
It appeared from the evidence of the master that the defendant was bound an indoor apprentice to him about two years since by Martin's charity, and that he had repeatedly since that time absconded from his service, the last occasion being on Saturday, when he sent him to Mr Balkwill's with some work, which, instead of delivering, he sent home by a boy, and remained away from his master until Monday morning.
The defendant, when asked why he had so acted, replied that 'the trade was too much confinement for him'.
Mr Justice Kingdon said that he was the means of binding this boy to the complainant. It was a most extraordinary fact that he knew nothing of this charge being to be heard today, until yesterday, and then only by chance. Something occurred between him (Mr Kingdon) and the mater 20 months ago - he had not given him the slightest intimation of his intention to bring this poor little child in this way - unprotected - before the Bench.
Mr Willesford here ventured to interrupt the hon. Magistrate, and remarked that he did not understand the course Mr Kingdon was taking.
Mr Justice Kingdon - Not understand it, Mr Willesford! Why it is as simple as possible. I say again that this child is unprotected, (addressing the Mayor), please to look at him, sir. Without any assistance whatever.
The boy's mother here stepped forward.
Mr Justice Kingdon - Oh yes, I see her.
Mr Justice Sercombe ventured to suggest 'That so far the boy was protected'.
From the further hearing of the case it appeared that the boy, on a former occasion, left the master's house, and slept at Courtenay's lodging house in the quarter. The Mayor said the master had done perfectly right in bringing the boy before the Bench.
Mr Justice Kingdon remarked at some length that the master should have made complaint to the trustees; and undertook to look after the boy in future. The Mayor asked the boy, if he went back , if he would behave better for the future.
The boy said he would rather go somewhere else. The Mayor to Mr Kingdon - His once having slept at Courtenay's. there's no defending that.
Mr Justice Kingdon - No sir, There can be nothing worse.
Mr Willesford said he must in this case press for a little punishment.
The mayor said it was difficult how to deal with these boys. To send them to prison was worse almost than their sleeping at Courtenay's
He was ordered to be imprisoned six hours, and once well whipped.

Thursday, June 3, 1852: Issue 4510 - Gale Document Number Y3200685209
Guildhall - Wednesday
Henry Westbear, Samuel Willey and Richard Reynolds (the latter of whom had ran away0 wee summoned by Mr Morgan, last maker, of Paris-street, their master, for leaving their work without leave. The two first were sent to prison for a week.
Thursday - Another idle apprentice of Mr Morgan, called Richard Reynolds, was convicted of leaving his master's employ without permission, and was sent over to the House of Correction for a fortnight.

Thursday, July 15, 1852; Issue 4516 - Gale Document Number Y3200685438
Guildhall - Disorderly Apprentice
Thomas Matthews, an apprentice of Mr Thomas Besley, of North Street, was summoned by his master for absenting himself from his work on Monday and Tuesday last. Mr Besley did not press for punishment, but only wished the Bench to inform the defendant that he was under authority while an apprentice. On a promise to be obedient in future, he was dismissed by paying the expenses.

Thursday, October 7, 1852; Issue 4527 - Gale Document Number Y3200685848
Ran Away, on the 4th of October, from his Master, Mr William Blanchford, Tedburn St. Mary, James Powsland, his Parish Apprentice, 19 1/2 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches in height; wore away a fustian jacket and waistcoat, corduroy trousers, is set grown, light complexion, and light curly hair. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this Public Notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Thursday, January 5, 1860; Issue 4890 - Gale Document Number Y3200698675
Exeter Guildhall - James Sheehan, an apprentice to Mr G. Franklin, coach-builder, was summoned for absenting himself from his master's service on Tuesday. The defendant went home to breakfast on that day, and did not return until breakfast time on the following day. This was not the first time by many that he had absented himself without permission. The defendant asked his master's forgiveness, and promised not to offend again. He stayed away because he was rather the worse for liquor. The Mayor asked the complainant if he would not again try him, and pointed out the bad effects of sending him to prison. The complainant felt in justice to himself and his other apprentices that the defendant should be corrected. The Mayor said that as the complainant had pressed the charge the Bench had no alternative but to administer the law. His Worship then cautioned the defendant, and ordered him to be imprisoned two weeks, with hard labour.

Thursday, January 5, 1860; Issue 4890 - Gale Document Number Y3200698677
Petty Sessions - Monday
A lad named George Winter, was charged by his mater, Henry White, blacksmith, of Halberton, with disobedience of orders. Defendant (who gave some very'dry' statements in Court) is bound by indenture as an indoor apprentice to serve complainant for five years, two of which have already expired. The lad was given in custody the previous (Sunday) night for keeping late hours and using threatening language towards his master. The Chairman said he was sorry defendant had not been summoned instead of being given into custody by complainant. His master represented him to be very violent and impudent; while on the other hand defendant said complainant was a very bad master, "en hees mezzes (he said) is a perty sight wis: her ern'd a vork fo me yer wan day, and if I hadn' hat me head swan zide the vork w'a'd ern'd in my skull, and perhaps wud a keel'd me" (Laughter) - Defendant also alleged other grievances occasioned by his master. The Chairman: If your master ill-treats you bring him here, but remember if you prefer a complaint against him you must come with clean hands. Defendant (who evidently did not comprehend the chairman) shewing his hands; "Well, I dun nau, but I zem me hands be perty midlen and clean now" - (Roar of Laughter). At length, after a good deal of merriment occasioned by defendant, at the suggestion of the Bench, the charge was withdrawn on the defendant's promise to return to his duty.

Thursday, January 5, 1860; Issue 4890 - Gale Document Number Y3200698678
Brixham - Mr Clarke, shipowner, was summoned by his apprentice, James Pigeon, for neglecting to provide him with food. Complainant it appeared had been transferred to a vessel, called the 'Lebanon', belonging to another person; and when he was discharged from her, his master refused to provide him with sustenance. Defendant informed the magistrates that complainant was discharged in consequence of his repeatedly absenting himself without permission. The Bench ordered complainant to return on board the 'Lebanon', the owners being willing to receive him back. Defendant paid the costs of the hearing.

Wednesday, January 11, 1860; Issue 4891 - Gale Document Number Y3200698705
Bideford Petty Sessions - William Walter Bell, an apprentice to Mr George Vaggers, master mariner, of Appledore, for absenting himself from his master's employ and for other misconduct, was sent to the County Gaol for three weeks, hard labour.

Wednesday, January 11, 1860; Issue 4891 - Gale Document Number Y3200698701
Exeter Guildhall - John Wilcocks Hayes, apprentice, to Mr Dingle, of Bridge-street, was committed for one month, with hard labour, for insubordination and general bad conduct.

Wednesday, March 21, 1860; Issue 4901 - Gale Document Number Y3200698978
Exeter Guildhall - Mr John Trickey, boot and shoe maker, was summoned by John Howditch for refusing to employ him, he being his apprentice or to cancel his indentures. The complainant had absented himself for a year and a half, and on returning he applied to be employed or to have his indenture cancelled. The defendant refused the first and said the latter had been lost. This was proved to be the case, whereupon the defendant was ordered to change places with the complainant, and the Bench sentenced him to a month's imprisonment with hard labour, for having absented himself from his master's employ.

Wednesday, May 9, 1860; Issue 4908 - Gale Document Number Y3200699218
Exeter Guildhall
William Tregale, a militia man, was charged with absenting himself from the service of his master, Mr Dipstale, painter and glazier. The parties ultimately came to a preliminary agreement, that the apprentice should serve the time he was absent, after the expiration of his apprenticeship and the case was adjourned, in order that the agreement might be completed.
William Bryant Nightingale, an apprentice to Mr Balle, printer, was also summoned for absenting himself. Mr Clarke appeared for the complainant; Mr Toby for the defendant. The only question in this case was as to whether the health of the defendant was sufficiently good to enable to him to discharge his duties. The complainant gave instances in which the apprentice had absented himself and stated that he had heard the defendant was in the habit of poaching, attending heated meetings at the Atheanium, and also attending burials in the Cemetery. The Bench were of opinion that the defendant might perform some of the light work on the office, but suggested that some compensation should be paid to the master in lieu of his continuing in his employment. The case was adjourned for a week, with a view to an arrangement being effected.

Wednesday, August 15, 1860; Issue 4922 - Gale Document Number Y3200699703
Exeter Guildhall
Joseph Moxon, an indoor apprentice of Mr Champion's, hatter of South-street, was summoned for absenting himself from his work since Tuesday last. Mr Champion stated that he had been very disorderly and wished that he might be punished. The Bench asked Moxon if he had any excuse to make or wished to say anything to which he sullenly replied 'No', and was sentenced to imprisonment for a fortnight with hard labour.

Wednesday, October 24, 1860; Issue 4932 - Gale Document Number Y3200700055
Barnstaple Petty Sessions
Richard Leaker was summoned for absenting himself from his work. The defendant is an apprentice to Mr Henry Pettle, coach-builder, but he seems to have been very irregular lately at his work. Promising amendment he was discharged upon payment of the expenses.

Wednesday, November 21, 1860; Issue 4936 - Gale Document Number Y3200700170
Exeter Guildhall
Monday, George Gill, an apprentice to Mr Chambers, printer, North-street, appeared before the Bench to answer a charge of unruly conduct. Mr Chambers had issued a summons against the defendant; but as he (Mr Chambers) neglected to appear, the case was dismissed.

Wednesday, December 5, 1860; Issue 4938 - Gale Document Number Y3200700256
Barnstaple
William Manaton, an apprentice to Mr Kiell, ironmonger, of Barnstaple, was summoned on Wednesday before the Mayor and Magistrates for absenting himself from his master's employ. Mr Incledon Bencraft appeared for the complainant and Mr Bromham for the defendant. On the 21st of November the apprentice took a longer time for his dinner than his master desired: Mr Kiell remonstrated, the lad behaved impertinently, and the complainant struck him. The lad told his father, and the father saw Mr Kiell, who told him his son could leave altogether the ensuing Saturday night. The Saturday came; but the complainant had then altered his mind, and he instructed Manaton to come to his work on Monday as usual. Manaton didn't; and these proceedings were found necessary to enforce a compliance with the terms of the indenture. The Magistrates considered that the master had a perfect right to revoke his decision in such a case, and they directed the defendant to return to his work.

Wednesday, December 12, 1860; Issue 4939 - Gale Document Number Y3200700281
Exeter Guildhall
Henry Vicary, a lad, about seventeen years of age, was charged by his master, Mr Samuel Maunder, boot and shoe maker, of St Sidwell-street, with absenting himself from work without leave. The defendant is an apprentice to the complainant, and has been so for about three years. On Thursday he neglected to come to his work and also on Friday. He had been guilty of similar conduct on the previous Monday. When he did come he was very irregular. In answer to the Bench, the defendant said, in a very impudent manner. 'I have nothing to say against it'. Mr Maunder, in reply to his Worship, said the defendant had pursued this course for twelve months; but if he would promise to behave better, he did not wish to press the charge against him. The Mayor (to defendant); Will you promise your master to behave better? Defendant (coolly): I might behave better!' the Mayor said the defendant had had an opportunity of promising to behave better and returning to his work; this opportunity he had abused, and the Bench now sentenced him to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. Defendant: 'Thank you'!
William Dennis, an apprentice to Mr Jas Marshall, cabinet-maker of Bartholomew-street, was charged with being abusive to him and being absent from his work. The complainant stated that on Thursday morning the defendant came very late to his work as usual, and when he spoke to him about it he became very abusive. The offence was denied by Mr Fryer, who appeared for the accused, and two fellow apprentices of Dennis were called and said that he did not insult his master, but on the contrary Mr Marshall abused the defendant. Dennis was late that morning, but he had not come late before that since he was last before the Court, about a fortnight ago. The Bench informed the defendant that if he was brought there again he would be sent to prison. On this occasion he would be dismissed on payment of the expenses, and promising to be more regular for the future.

Wednesday, December 26, 1860; Issue 4941 - Gale Document Number Y3200700358
Exeter Guildhall
Alfred Gillingham, a young man, 22 years of age, was charged by his master, Mr George Franklin, coachbuilder, with absenting himself from his service without leave. The defendant is an apprentice to Mr Franklin, and in April last he left his master's service and has not since returned. A warrant was issued for his apprehension, but as he had left Exeter it was unable to be executed until Saturday last; when Mr Franklin seeing Gillingham in the street gave information thereof to the police who took him into custody. The defendant said he did not consider that he was a legal apprentice as he was bound after he was fourteen years of age. He was willing to go back and serve out the rest of his time, however, and pay the expenses if Mr Franklin would overlook it. Mr Hooper said that was the least the defendant could do and asked the complainant if he was willing to take the defendant back on his terms. Mr Franklin said he had had a great deal of trouble with the defendant prior to his leaving in April. He had a great many apprentices, some of whom were of the defendant's disposition, and therefore, in justice to himself he thought he must ask the Bench to make an example of the defendant by inflicting some slight punishment. Mr Hooper said as Mr Franklin had declined to accept the defendant's terms, the Bench had no alternative but send him to prison. As the complainant did not wish to press for any heavy punishment, the magistrates sentenced him to a week's imprisonment.

Wednesday, February 20, 1861; Issue 4949 - Gale Document Number Y3200700649
Barnstaple - Runaway Apprentice
On Saturday last (before the Mayor and Dr Bignell) Samuel Williams, an apprentice to Mr Kiel, ironmonger, was charged with absenting himself from his master's employ. He had been absent from the 6th instant and Policman Gliddon went to Cardiff after the fugitive. Though almost inexcusably had the comp0lainant asked the magistrates to deal leniently with the defendant, who was sent to prison for one week.

Wednesday, March 13, 1861; Issue 4952 - Gale Document Number Y3200700727
Exeter Guildhall
Neglecting an Apprentice.
John Tonkin, shoemaker, residing in the Commercial-road, was summoned at the instance of Mrs White, for neglecting to provide proper instruction and care for his apprentice, Monk Stephens, (her nephew). Mr Fryer appeared for the complainant and Mr Floud for defendant. The father of the boy was a miller living in Alphington-street, and had absconded, leaving her with four children. The boy was recently apprenticed to Mr Tonkin. The boy on Sundays was kept all day in his bedroom, and only came down to his meals; he was not allowed to go and see his friends, as the master said he was not respectably dressed, and he was also made to stand outside the shop door. The boy's uncle said he (boy) came to him one day during the severe weather without any shoes on his feet, and that his master refused to let him have any. The Bench said the master was not bound to clothe him, and that the charge against the master was want of proper treatment in not allowing him fixed hours for working and to allow him to see his friends. The relieving officer of the Corporation of the Poor was sent for, who said they should issue a warrant for the father's detection, and in case of his not being found the Corporation would provide him with clothes.

Wednesday, August 14, 1861; Issue 4973 - Gale Document Number Y3200701434
Exeter Guildhall
George Down, an apprentice to Mr Samuel Hazard, was summoned for leaving his master's employ without lawful excuse. Mr Clarke appeared for the complainant and Mr Fryer for the defendant. The indenture was put in; it was dated 10th January 1857, and bound the apprentice to serve till he was twenty-one; and the defendant, having proved that he was over twenty-one, the case was dismissed.

Wednesday, August 14, 1861; Issue 4973 - Gale Document Number Y3200701428
Run Away from his master, Mr John Haydon, Veterinary Surgeon, Cheriton Bishop, Edward Eastman, his apprentice, aged 17 years, about 4ft. 10 in. high, of light complexion. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice will be prosecuted.

Wednesday, September 11, 1861; Issue 4977 - Gale Document Number Y3200701577
Exeter Guildhall
Thomas Ridgway, an apprentice to Mr W. Marshall, was charged with absenting himself from work on a particular day without permission and generally misconducting himself as an apprentice. There was a great deal of mutual recrimination between the parties: the master charged the apprentice with gross misconduct and on the other hand the apprentice and his father and mother, who were present in Court, charged the complainant with drunkenness and the use of gross language, in fact generally setting his apprentices a very bad example. The defendant, through his attorney, expressed his readiness to apologise for the misconduct of which he had been guilty and to promise to behave better for the future; but this proffered apology and promise did not satisfy the complainant, who said he wished to press the charge and accordingly gave evidence in his support. At the close of this evidence Mr S. Willesford, on behalf of the defendant, suggested a course which might relieve the Court from the responsibility and disagreeableness of committing the defendant to prison; but Mr Hooper said it was too late to follow this course now and sentenced the apprentice to fourteen days' imprisonment, with hard labour, as a caution to other refractory apprentices. At the same time Mr Hooper reminded the complainant that in all the previous cases which he had brought before the Court relative to the conduct of his apprentices they had all made the same complaint as the present defendant - that their master was in the habit of using very bad language and the magistrate cautioned him as to his future conduct in this respect - conduct which was neither becoming nor proper in a person standing in the position of the complainant, as a master of apprentices and an apparently respectable tradesman.

Wednesday, September 11, 1861; Issue 4977 - Gale Document Number Y3200701579
Barnstaple - Borough Petty Sessions
Henry Nicholls, an apprentice to Mr William Horne, builder, was summoned for illegally quitting his master's service. The defendant seems to have bound himself for three years and failing to fulfil the agreement his father promised to pay £20. Nicholls left before the expiration of the term, claiming a right to do so from his being twenty-one years old. Evidence to that point was not forthcoming, and the defendant was sent to prison for one month - hard labour.

Wednesday, October 2, 1861; Issue 4980 - Gale Document Number Y3200701668
Crediton Petty Sessions Robert Scanes, an apprentice to Mr John Heard, blacksmith, of Hookway, Crediton, was summoned for disobeying his master's instructions. The evidence clearly established the charge; but as the master desired to rid himself of such an unruly apprentice and the unruly apprentice wanted to be freed from his master, the magistrates suggested that they should endeavour to come to some reciprocal agreement. The suggested was acted upon; and with the understanding that the father of the defendant paid Mr Heard 30s. for annulling the indenture, and 9s. the expenses incurred, the case was withdrawn.

Wednesday, December 11, 1861; Issue 4990 - Gale Document Number Y3200702034
Exeter Guildhall
James Clapp was summoned by Mr Stephen Pain, baker, of St. Sidwell's, for unlawfully remaining away from his work, being an apprentice. Mr Floud appeared for the plaintiff; and Mr Toby for defendant. The facts were these:- Defendant applied for permission to go home about seven weeks since, as he was poorly. The defendant's father resided at Upottery. Plaintiff gave him leave to go for a short time; and after he had been away a fortnight, a person called at plaintiff's house with a certificate, with which plaintiff would have nothing to do. (The certificate was read: it was from Mr Sclaytor, a surgeon, and stated that in his opinion the defendant was too ill to follow his employment). A neighbour also called upon the plaintiff, and stated that defendant was too ill to return; but plaintiff insisted upon the defendant coming to Exeter to be examined by a medical man. Subsequently defendant's sister called, and stated that her brother was able to work about for her father, but that her father did not wish for defendant to come back and finish his time. Plaintiff wrote several letters to defendant requesting him to return, but received no reply and as a last expedient to compel the defendant to return to Exeter the present summons was issued. A witness was called, who proved that when defendant went away he did so with the full intention not to return again. Mr S. Perkins, surgeon, stated the defendant applied to him in the middle of October; said he had a pain in his stomach after eating, and was advised to try the usual remedies. He came again and said he did not feel better and asked him what he thought of a fortnight's change of air? He told him there could be no objection to his going away that time. He examined his lungs and found that they were sound. Before he positively stated whether the defendant was unfit to follow his employment, he should like to have a more minute interview. Mr Floud: And I suppose change of air would not hurt anybody? - (Laughter) - Mr Perkins: No; it is a very safe remedy - (Much laughter) - In reply to Mr Toby, Mr Perkins stated that from defendant's own ipse dixit he certainly should tell him to take rest, but there were no corroborative symptoms. James Clapp, the defendant's father, was next examined, from whose statement it seemed that Mr Sclaytor, who had given the certificate, was part doctor and part farmer; although he declared that Sclaytor was the 'family doctor'. Mr Floud: How many acres does he farm? Witness: One hundred. Mr Floud: Oh! They say fifty acres is enough to ruin a gentleman (Laughter). The defendant having expressed his willingness to return with plaintiff at once, the case was dismissed, the plaintiff agreeing thereto. Defendant was ordered to pay the expenses.

Wednesday, December 18, 1861; Issue 4991 - Gale Document Number Y3200702043
Run Away from his master, Mr Carthew, miller, Crediton, Robert Labdon. He is about five feet seven inches high, rather stout grown, of light complexion, with dark brown whiskers round his chin. Whoever harbours or employs the said Robert Labdon after this public notice will be prosecuted.

Wednesday, March 26, 1862; Issue 5005 - Gale Document Number Y3200702519
Ran Away from his master, Mr W. P. Phillips, of Boyland Farm, Dunsford, James Miller, his apprentice. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice will be prosecuted as the law directs.

Wednesday, June 4, 1862; Issue 5015 - Gale Document Number Y3200702896
Exeter Guildhall
James Frost was summoned for illegally quitting the employ of Mr Samuel East, boot and shoe maker. Mr Willesford for the complainant and Mr Toby for the defendant. Mr Willesford produced an agreement showing that the defendant was an apprentice to Mr East, and the advocate stated that the terms of that agreement had been infringed by Frost's quitting his master's employ. Connected with this apprenticeship (said Mr Willesford) there is a little history with which he would not trouble the magistrates; but 'the little history' was unfolded by Mr Toby, who produced an indenture showing that the defendant was till an apprentice to Mr Prince. It would seem that Mr Prince and the defendant agreed in January last that Frost was to become the apprentice of the complainant. An agreement to that effect was made out and Frost continued to work for Mr East till recently; and as the original indenture was not cancelled the defendant availed himself of it to screen himself from an honourable engagement. The 'little history' proved fatal to the moral claims of the complainant against Frost.

Wednesday, June 18, 1862; Issue 5017 - Gale Document Number Y3200702965
Exeter Guildhall
Ellen Stone, a girl between fifteen and sixteen years old, was brought up under a warrant charged with absenting herself from her master's employ. She was an apprentice for three years to Mr Samuel East, boot and shoe maker, of this city. Mr Willesford appeared for the complainant. Stone seems to have become smitten with one of the carabiniers, and when the regiment left this city she proceeded to Aldershott, where she was apprehended. Defendant said she ran away because her employer fined her whenever she went out. Mr East explained this by saying that he had adopted a rule to fine each of his girls a 1d. when they left their work without leave; the fines were put together and at certain intervals the money was handed over to the best conducted girl in his employ. This was the third apprentice that had left his employ, and he desired to make service of the defendant. She was earning 4s. a week; and when out of her time, she would be capable of obtaining from 12s. to 20s. a week by working at the sewing-machine. Defendant was sent to prison for seven days - hard labour.

Wednesday, July 23, 1862; Issue 5022 - Gale Document Number Y3200703153
Exeter Guildhall
James Tancock, an apprentice to Mr Samuel East, boot and shoe manufacturer, of Fore-street-hill, was summoned for absenting himself from his master's employ. Defendant had not been to work for a week. Tancock said he had been an apprentice for two years and he was sent errands while there were younger apprentices in the shop. Mr Hooper: And you think yourself of too much importance to do that, I suppose? Defendant said he didn't like to do it. Mr East said the boy had up to the pat month or so been a very good and willing apprentice; but he had been mixing with bad company of late. Defendant expressed his contrition and promised obedience for the future, though in rather a sullen tone. Mr East did not wish to press the charge against him if he undertook to conduct himself well for the future and the case was then dismissed; Mr Hooper pointing out to the boy the consequence of any future misconduct on his part.

Wednesday, November 19, 1862; Issue 5039 - Gale Document Number Y3200703730
Exeter Guildhall
Mr Hayman, coachbuilder, was summoned for discharging William Ford, an apprentice, from his service. Mr Toby appeared for the lad's father, Mr J. Ford, keeper of the baths and washhouses, and Mr Floud for defendant. The lad has recently joined the Volunteer Artillery band without Mr Hayman's permission and on the 9th of November he left his work in the morning to go to play at the workhouse with the band without sanction, after having previously committed a similar offence. The boy has also caused Mr Hayman a great deal of trouble, and he was stated to be a bad example to the younger apprentices. Defendant did not like to summon him before the magistrates as a disorderly apprentice, and therefore he dismissed him. He wished to have the indenture cancelled, but the father would not consent. The boy said Mr John Hayman had on previous occasions given him permission to go when the band had been called out, and he had never gone away before without having had permission. Mr Toby argued that a master had no right to dismiss an apprentice; if he was disorderly his course was to summon him before the Bench, but defendant was committing a breach of covenant by dismissing an apprentice. After discussion on this point of law between the advocates, the Bench considered defendant's conduct justifiable and dismissed the summons.

Wednesday, April 1, 1863; Issue 5058 - Gale Document Number Y3200704295
Exeter Guildhall
William George Rounsefel, a boy, sixteen years of age, but who did not appear to be more than thirteen, was charged with absenting himself from the firm of Messrs. Tozer, Sweetland and Brodie, without leave, he being an apprentice. Mr Lamerton, the foreman of the office, proved that the lady had absented himself from work since the 18th ult, without leave. Defendant said he was turned out of doors at his mother's house by Mr Sellick, who lives with his mother and he had been threatened if he came there. He had since slept in the passage or at a neighbour's house. He said he could not go to work without anything to eat or anywhere to live. Defendant's mother was called, and in answer to the Bench said the boy was not turned out of the house. He came home late and the door was locked. Mr Hooper: Will you promise to return to your work and conduct yourself as you ought to do? Defendant: I will if they will allow me to return home. I have not slept home for a fortnight. I have tried to go in but Sellick has threatened to kick me out. Mr Hooper censured the mother's conduct as most disgraceful, and said he was not surprised that the boy had absented himself from his work.

Wednesday, April 29, 1863; Issue 5062 - Gale Document Number Y3200704410
Exeter Guildhall
Joseph Rounsefell, apprentice at the Devon Weekly Times office, was brought up for absenting himself for a week from his work. It appeared that the boy had no home to go to; his father had emigrated and his mother had gone to live with another man, who would not allow the boy to lodge with him. Mr Tozer remarked that the boy was able to earn enough to keep himself, if industrious. The mother said she was now in lodgings by herself and she could not keep the boy. He was prevented going to work in consequence of a bad leg. The woman with whom the boy lodged was of opinion that he did not get enough to eat. His leg was very bad. The Magistrates sent the boy to prison for a fortnight, observing that he would be kept in a separate cell, and the surgeon there would attend to his leg.

Wednesday, May 20, 1863; Issue 5065 - Gale Document Number Y3200704487
Exeter Guildhall
Samuel Clark was summoned by Mr Martin, iron-founder, for absenting himself from his employ on the previous Thursday. Defendant, an apprentice, went around 'beating the parish bounds', and complainant saw him about in the afternoon drunk. His general conduct was bad. Sent to prison for a fortnight.

Wednesday, August 12, 1863; Issue 5077 - Gale Document Number Y3200704827
Exeter Guildhall
Wm. Baker, a boy about thirteen years of age, was charged with lying about in the public streets at night. Mr Wm. Colmer, shoemaker, said the boy was apprenticed to him. He was a quiet inoffensive boy, but had been in the habit of continually running away. He had not seen him for the past six weeks until in the custody of a police officer. The boy had a comfortable home if he chose to stay there. Mr Hooper: Are you going to claim him as your apprentice, if you do not we shall take the necessary steps to send him to the industrial schools. Mr Colmer said he had no objection to the boy's being sent to the school, but he would not pay anything for him. The Bench said that would rest with the governors whether any demand would be made and upon whom. Mr Colmer said the boy had good bed and lodging at his house. He had been before the Bench twice and undergone punishment at the gaol, and as it did not benefit him he thought it was useless to bring him before the bench again. Mr Hooper said the master (Mr Colmer) had been guilty of great neglect in allowing an indoor apprentice to be away from his service six weeks lying about the streets without his saying anything to the police. The boy was ultimately ordered to return to his master's employ after being cautioned about running away again.

Wednesday, September 9, 1863; Issue 5081 - Gale Document Number Y3200704919
Exeter Guildhall - A Sporting Youth
William Rounsefell, an apprentice to Messrs Tozer, Sweetland and Brodie, was charged with deserting from his masters' employ. Mr Brodie said that on Tuesday morning defendant came to work before breakfast after which no more was seen of him until Thursday morning, he having gone to the Haldon races. After dinner on Thursday they saw no more of him again until this morning at nine o'clock. Defendant was also absent against the expressed wish of his master on the day of the Exmouth regatta. He had been before the Bench on two previous occasions, on one of which he was sentenced to a week's imprisonment. Mr Brodie said defendant's conduct was very good in the office. The firm had done everything they could for the lad, but he had been very ungrateful and he (Mr Brodie) asked the Bench to punish him severely. The Bench sentenced him to be imprisoned for three weeks and kept separate from the other prisoners.

Wednesday, November 11, 1863; Issue 5090 - Gale Document Number Y3200705157
Exeter Guildhall
Samuel Clarke, an apprentice to Messrs. Martin, Eagle Foundry, Exe Island, was charged with absenting himself from his work. A short time since the defendant was sent to prison for neglecting his work. The present offence was committed on the previous Monday, when the defendant did not go to work before breakfast, nor returned to his work after dinner. The defendant having expressed contrition, and Mr W. Martin not wishing to press the charge, the case was dismissed, the defendant paying the expense.

Wednesday, December 30, 1863; Issue 5097 - Gale Document Number Y3200705329
Ran Away from his master, Mr John Grendon, of Fursham, Drewsteignton, on Thursday Morning, the 17th December, William Browning, his apprentice, about eighteen years old, of dark hair and sallow complexion, about five feet six inches high. Whoever harbours or employs the said apprentice after this public notice will be prosecuted according to law.

Wednesday, April 6, 1864; Issue 5110 - Gale Document Number Y3200705691
Exeter Guildhall
Henry Chilcott, an apprentice to Messrs. Pyne and Son, was summoned for absenting himself from his work on Monday, the 28th ultimo. Defendant had asked leave to attend St. Thomas fair on the day in question, and his master refusing, he took 'French Leave' and neglected his work. He had also not made his appearance at the shop that (Thursday) morning. Complainants now offered to forgive him if he would apologise and pay the costs of the court, but as he stupidly refused to do so, he was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, with hard labour.

Wednesday, June 29, 1864; Issue 5121 - Gale Document Number Y3200705977
Exeter Guildhall
Charles Whidborne, indoor apprentice to Mr Salter, tailor, of Bartholomew-street, was summoned for disorderly conduct. It appeared that defendant (whose parents were dead) had neglected his work; remained out all night and used abusive and insulting language to his master. As he had been forgiven on several occasions when he had absconded and still continued to misconduct himself, his master pressed for punishment, and the Bench sentenced him to a month's imprisonment, with hard labour.

Wednesday, November 9, 1864 - Gale Document Number Y3200706492
Exeter Guildhall
Emily Martin, apprentice to Mr East, boot and shoe maker, Fore-street, was charged with refusing to work in accordance with her indentures on the 3rd and 4th inst., and also with using bad language. It was not until the girl persisted in this careless and defiant course of conduct that the charge was made. She now promised to do better, and was dismissed with a reprimand and an order to pay the costs.

Wednesday, June 14, 1865; Issue 5168 - Gale Document Number Y3200707248
Exeter Guildhall
Sarah Jane Osborne, a respectable female about sixteen years of age, was summoned by Mr Prickman, boot and shoe maker, North-street, to whom she is an apprentice, for leaving his service on Whit-Monday without leave. The complainant said that it was defendant's duty to attend to a sewing machine and on Monday last, in consequence of not being satisfied as to the manner in which she had performed her work, and also on account of her impertinent language, he refused to accede to her request for a holiday, although he had given a holiday to the other girls. Defendant said Mr Prickman had given her occasion for her impudence and never gave her any holiday, though he did the other girls. Mr Hooper said the defendant had rendered herself liable to three months' imprisonment; and if the magistrates were compelled to carry out that sentence it would be a lasting disgrace to her. He advised her to go back and serve out her time in a proper manner. The magistrates dismissed the case on her paying expenses.

Wednesday, August 30, 1865; Issue 5179 - Gale Document Number Y3200707510
Barnstaple
William Purchase, an apprentice to Mr Wm. Sanders, painter, was fined 2s. 6d and the costs, or seven days' imprisonment, for absenting himself from his master's employ. Purchase preferred to be an inmate of the borough gaol for a week.

Wednesday, December 27, 1865; Issue 5196 - Gale Document Number Y3200707890
Exeter Guildhall
Walter Westlake, a lad of about seventeen years of age, was summoned by Mr W. Martin, ironfounder, for absenting himself from his employ since the 28th of October. Mr Martin stated that defendant was his apprentice, but he could get him to do no work. On the 27th October he was very lazy and Mr M. happened to make the remark that he did not wish to see him any more. Defendant took himself off next day. He had been requested by the boy's father to bring him there as he kept very bad company and he thought it might do him some good. Sentenced to be imprisoned for twenty-one days, and at the expiration of that time to go back to Mr Martin's again. Westlake: I will never go back to Martin's again. Mr Hooper: then you will suffer a repetition of the sentence.

Wednesday, September 12, 1866; Issue 5234 - Gale Document Number Y3200708779
Exeter Guildhall
Robert Quick, an apprentice to Mr Samuel East, shoemaker, was summoned for leaving his employ on the 25th of August. Quick said he was willing to go back and serve the rest of his time, but he was led to believe that his indenture was not legal. Mr East said he must leave the case entirely in the hands of the Bench as he had lately had one or two apprentices leave him in a similar manner, and he believed that defendant knew where they were and was playing into their hands. The bench sent Quick to prison for sex weeks - hard labour.

Wednesday, November 14, 1866; Issue 5242 - Gale Document Number Y3200708986
Exeter Guildhall
Walter Westlake, an apprentice, to Mr Martin, iron founder, Exe Island, was brought up charged with having left his master's employ on the 22nd August last. The defendant had been previously sent to prison for leaving his master's employ. Mr Martin stated that it was at the request of the boy's father that he had brought this charge against him as he was robbing his father and nothing could be done with him. Committed to prison for six weeks - hard labour.

Wednesday, November 28, 1866; Issue 5244 - Gale Document Number Y3200709047
Torquay - W. S. Hallstaff, apprentice to Mr Elliot, blacksmith, of Torre, was sent to gaol for three weeks for absenting himself from his master's employ.

Wednesday, May 22, 1867; Issue 5269 - Gale Document Number Y3200709657
Exeter Guildhall
John Johns, an apprentice to Messrs. East, Fore-street, was summoned for absenting himself from his work and for general bad conduct. Dismissed with a caution.

Wednesday, October 16, 1867; Issue 5289 - Gale Document Number Y3200710201
District News - Bideford
Randolph Beer, an apprentice to Mr Johnson, shipbuilder, was last week summoned before the Bideford Magistrates for absenting himself from his work; and in course of the inquiry it transpired that Beer was in the habit of absenting himself on the plea of illness. In two instances he fortified himself with medical certificates - for one he paid 2s. 6d., and for the other 4s. 6d. The Magistrates were compelled to dismiss the case; but expressed an opinion that medical men ought to be careful in giving certificates of illness, for it was proved that on the day when Beer found himself summoned he went and procured a medical certificate of illness, though he confessed that ht intended to have resumed his work on that very day. The defendant was likewise proved to have been at Barnstaple Fair when he said he was unwell.

Wednesday, January 22, 1868; Issue 5303 - Gale Document Number Y3200710543
Exeter Guildhall
William Henry Lamacraft, apprentice to Mr James Jewell, tailor, of Verney-place, St. Sidwell, was summoned for absenting himself from his work. The complainant said the defendant did not come to his work on Thursday or Friday last. The defendant and his mother came to him about six o'clock on Friday evening, but the defendant did not offer to work, and was so abusive that he ordered him out of the house. For the last three months the defendant had not come to his work until eight or half past, instead of at seven, and when spoken to about it had been very abusive. He summoned the defendant in January last, when, on the defendant's promising to behave better for the future, he was dismissed on paying costs. The defendant's mother here said that her son had been ill, and been unable to attend to his work. The bench, however, considered that the defendant had behaved himself very improperly and sent him to prison for a fortnight with hard labour.

Wednesday, February 26, 1868; Issue 5308 - Gale Document Number Y3200710669
Exeter Guildhall
William Lee, an apprentice at the Devon Weekly Times Office, was brought up under a warrant charged with absconding. Mr Floud appeared on the part of the firm. The defendant had two years and a half yet to serve, it was believed; but his indenture could not be found. It was taken from the iron safe for some particular purposed and had not been put back. It was thought to have been stolen as several desks had been broken open; but no charge could be made against anybody. A short time since some unpleasantness was caused in the office from the conduct of the defendant, he having, it was stated, purloined some copy on purpose to delay the publication of the Evening Express. The defendant denied having hid the copy away, and said Mr Spicer had told all the apprentices they might go if they pleased. Mr Tozer also assented to what Mr Spicer said. Mr Lamerton, formerly in the employ of the firm, proved the execution f the indenture and that the defendant had not yet served out his time. Mr Tozer, in answer to what the defendant had stated, said it was true when the apprentices misbehaved themselves some time ago the remark was made; but from what had taken place since that they were all supposed to fulfil their indentures. Defendant said he went from Exeter under a misunderstanding. He was very sorry for what he had done, and would go back and serve out his time. The complainants did not wish to press the charge, only to put a stop to such conduct. The defendant was ordered to enter into his own recognizance to faithfully fulfil the terms of his indenture.
John Dare, an apprentice to Messrs Down and Baker, plumbers, of South-street, was also summoned for not fulfilling the terms of his indenture. Mr Floud prosecuted. The defendant was constantly in the habit of being late to his work and his conduct generally was very bad. Complaints had been made to his mother but they were of no avail. Ordered to pay 5s. and cautioned as to his conduct in future.

Wednesday, March 11, 1868; Issue 5310 - Gale Document Number Y3200710717
Exeter Guildhall
Thomas Shapcott, an apprentice to Messrs. Stephens, statuaries, of this city, was brought up on a warrant for leaving his master's employ; but he having made compensation to Messrs. Stephens, he was discharged with a caution.

Wednesday, May 6, 1868; Issue 5318 - Gale Document Number Y3200710939
Exeter Guildhall
James Moore, apprentice to Mr Godbeer, coach builder, Queen-street, was charged with absenting himself from his master's employ without leave. Mr James Godbeer, assistant to his father, said on the 28th the defendant, instead of returning from dinner at two o'clock, did not come back till half past. He was spoken to about it when he left for the remainder of the day. The next morning he did not come to work till half past six. Defendant was in the habit of coming late. Mr Godbeer not wishing to press the charge, Moore was dismissed with a caution.
Albert Hoskins, also an apprentice to Mr Godbeer, was charged with a similar offence. When the defendant was summoned he tore up the summons, and had not been to his work since. Defendant having torn up the summons and not having expressed contrition was fined 5s. with the expenses, or a week's imprisonment.

Wednesday, July 1, 1868; Issue 5326 - Gale Document Number Y3200711149
Exeter Guildhall
George Adams, apprentice to Mr J. A. Sellers, coach-maker, of Catherine-street, in this city, was summoned for absenting himself from his master's employment without leave. Thomas Turner, foreman to Mr Sellers, stated that on Wednesday, the 17th instant, the defendant went to breakfast at nine o'clock in the morning and did not return to work again. Adams said he was willing to go back and attend to his work, and was dismissed on paying the expenses. Mr Floud appeared for Mr Sellers.

Wednesday, July 29, 1868; Issue 5330 - Gale Document Number Y3200711256
Exeter Guildhall
Frederick Bustard, an apprentice in the employ of Mr Chambers, engraver, &c., Goldsmith-street, was charged by his master with leaving his employ on the 6th July, and remaining away until the 20th. For the fourteen days' absence a claim of 16s. was put in by complainant. Mr Fryer appeared for the complainant; Mr Floud for the defendant. The master stated that the lad had been to Bristol to work during the fourteen days. After some consultation Mr Chambers agreed to cancel the lad's indenture.

Wednesday, September 23, 1868; Issue 5338 - Gale Document Number Y3200711458
Exeter Guildhall
Robert Puddicombe, an apprentice to Mr Pinsent, wheelwright, was charged with absenting himself without his master's leave. On the 17th instant, the defendant asked his master to allow him to go to the races, he was refused; but, notwithstanding the refusal, he took the time. Puddicombe was fined 3s., the damage sustained by his master, with the expenses, or seven days' imprisonment.

Wednesday, September 30, 1868; Issue 5339 - Gale Document Number Y3200711482
Exeter Guildhall
Albert Bright, apprentice to Mr Godbeer, coach builder, Queen-street, was charged with absenting himself without leave. Mr Gilbert Prinn, foreman to Mr Godbeer, said defendant applied for leave of absence on Thursday, the 17th instant, and was refused. Notwithstanding the refusal he left and did not come to work till the Saturday morning. His general conduct was bad. The Bench fined him 5s., damage sustained by his master and the costs.

Wednesday, December 30, 1868; Issue 5351 - Gale Document Number Y3200711816
Barnstaple
James Bale, an apprentice to Mr C. S. Clarke, painter, of Barnstaple, was summoned for leaving his master's service on the 28th of August, 1867, whereas his apprenticeship did not expire till the then ensuing December. He left Barnstaple, but returned to visit his friends a few days ago, and was then disagreeably reminded that the law still recognised his breach of apprenticeship. The Magistrates directed him to pay £5 as compensation to Mr Clarke besides the expenses incurred.

Wednesday, February 10, 1869; Issue 5357 - Gale Document Number Y3200711963
Exeter Guildhall
Robert Davy, an apprentice at the Exeter Gazette, was charged with absenting himself. Mr William Brodie stated that the defendant left his work about two hours before his usual time on Thursday, the 18th January. The Exeter Gazette being published on the Friday the hands always work till twelve o'clock at night, but the defendant left at ten. He was also an hour and a quarter late the following morning. Mr Brodie claimed 1s. 6d. as compensation. The Bench dismissed complainant on payment of the sum claimed by Mr Brodie and the expenses.

Wednesday, February 24, 1869; Issue 5359 - Gale Document Number Y3200712017
Exeter Guildhall
George Hill, an apprentice to Mr S. East, boot and shoe maker, Fore-street-hill, was summoned for absenting himself without leave. On Monday, the 15th inst., the defendant left his work at five o'clock in the afternoon and did not return again. He ought to have worked till eight o'clock. He had only worked two whole weeks for the past year. Mr East not wishing to press the case, the Bench fined defendant 2s. 6d., with the expenses.

Wednesday, June 30, 1869; Issue 5376 - Gale Document Number Y3200712507
Exeter Guildhall
Albert Bright, apprentice to Mr R. Godbeer, Coach-builder, of Queen-street, was summoned for absenting himself without leave. On Monday, the 21st instant, the defendant left his work and did not return till breakfast time on the 25th. The defendant had been summoned before for a similar offence, and dismissed with a caution. In consequence of his leaving now, Mr Godbeer had to take on a man and pay him a guinea a week. In defence Bright said he went to Weston-super-Mare on Monday and missed the train he ought to have come home by, and had to stay in Bristol. He also complained of the manner in which he was treated at the shop. The Bench fined him 10s., with expenses, and 20s., damage sustained by Mr Godbeer.

Wednesday, February 16, 1870; Issue 5409 - Gale Document Number Y3200713367
Exeter Guildhall
William Henry Lamacraft, an apprentice to Mr J. Jewell, tailor, St. Sidwell, was summoned for absenting himself without leave. Mr Jewell not wishing to press the case the defendant was only fined 1s., with the costs.

Wednesday, February 16, 1870; Issue 5409 - Gale Document Number Y3200713366
Castle of Exeter
William Robert Chamberlain, an apprentice to Mr Sercombe, basket maker, St. Thomas, was summoned for absenting himself with leave. Fined 2s. 6d., with the expenses.

Wednesday, May 11, 1870; Issue 5421 - Gale Document Number Y3200713704
Exeter Guildhall
Francis Helmore, an apprentice to Mr Wm. Fenwick, tailor, was summoned for absenting himself without leave. Complainant said the Helmore was constantly leaving his work, in fact out of three years and a half he had only worked about fifteen months. He had been previously summoned for a similar offence, but was forgiven on promising to amend his conduct, but instead of becoming better he was worse. On being asked what he had to say in defence Helmore said he should not go back to work any more as he was not taught his trade. The Bench considered it a very bad case, and sentenced the defendant to six weeks' imprisonment - hard labour.

Wednesday, September 21, 1870; Issue 5440 - Gale Document Number Y3200714213
Exeter Guildhall
Albert Bright, an apprentice was summoned by Mr Godbeer, coach builder, his employer, for misconduct. Mr Fryer appeared for the complainant. Mr Godbeer had been obliged to bring the defendant before the magistrates on two previous occasions. On Wednesday he was absent two hours without leave; on Thursday he did not go to work at all; and on Friday did not present himself until the afternoon. When remonstrated with he was very abusive. Committed for twenty-one days, with hard labour.

Wednesday, March 8, 1871; Issue 5464 - Gale Document Number Y3200714887
Exeter Guildhall
George Henry Matthews, an apprentice with Mr R. Nobbs, wood turner, Sun-street, was charged with absenting himself from his work. Defendant left at breakfast time on February 23rd, and did not return until March 1st, when Mr Nobbs refused to allow him to go on with his work. Complainant stated that he wished the indenture to be cancelled, as this was the second time the boy had gone away. The lad's parents were quite willing that that course should be adopted, and the Magistrates agreed to the suggestion.

Wednesday, March 29, 1871; Issue 5467 - Gale Document Number Y3200714979
Torrington
John Clatworthy, of Highbickington, apprentice to William Turner, of that place, boot and shoe maker, was summoned for neglecting to fulfil his contract according to the terms of an indenture. Defendant did not appear. It was stated that he was on his way to America, and that his parents were about to follow. The Bench granted a warrant against the defendant.

Wednesday, May 24, 1871 ; Issue 5475 - Gale Document Number Y3200715208
Exeter Guildhall
Edward Chambers, apprentice, was summoned for leaving the employ of his master, Mr Besley, printer, South-street, without permission. Complainant stated that on the previous Tuesday the defendant left at five o'clock in the afternoon, whereas his hours are from seven to seven. On the following morning Mr Besley spoke to him about it and he was very impertinent - he did not apologise, and consequently was summoned. Mr Vincent, the foreman to Mr Besley was called and gave the defendant a good character. There was one hour and a half due3 to him for previous over work, and defendant took it on this occasion. He had previously asked Mr Besley, junior, permission to go that evening, but was refused. The Magistrates dismissed the case.

Wednesday, May 31, 1871; Issue 5476 - Gale Document Number Y3200715242
Exeter Guildhall
Wm. Dart, an apprentice with Mr Rice, ironmonger, St. Sidwell's, was summoned for absenting himself on Tuesday afternoon without permission. The boy, who has only been bound six months, has already been before the Magistrates for a similar offence. His mother attended and said neither his father nor herself could do anything with him. Mr Rice said he was very troublesome and he wished the indenture cancelled. The Bench fined the defendant 2s. and expenses, which will be deducted from his wages.

Wednesday, July 12, 1871; Issue 5482 - Gale Document Number Y3200715417
Exeter Guildhall
William Dart, an apprentice with Mr Rice, St. Sidwell, was summoned for absenting himself without leave. Mr Rice stated that on the 15th of June he sent the boy an errand in the morning and gave him a shilling, wherewith to make a purchase for him. He did not return for the rest of the day, nor had the shilling been seen since. The lad had only been apprenticed eight months, and this was the third time he had been before the Bench. Complainant said he desired the indentures cancelled. The lad was bound under Clutterbuck's charity, to which Mr Buckingham was trustee. The boy's father stepped forward and gave him a bad character. The Magistrates sent him to prison for fourteen days.

Wednesday, August 23, 1871; Issue 5488 - Gale Document Number Y3200715566
Torquay
John Sharland, apprentice to Mr Jenkins, marble mason, of Torquay, for absenting himself from his work, was sent to gaol for fourteen days. This was the fourth complaint against Sharland.

Wednesday, August 23, 1871; Issue 5488- Gale Document Number Y3200715553
Exeter Guildhall
William Pearse, apprentice to Mr Easton, builder, Southernhay, was summoned for absenting himself from his work on the 15th, 16th and 17th instant. Defendant's excuse was sickness. In answer to this, Mr Easton said he sent a notice to his grandmother, who replied that she was not aware but that he was at work. On a previous occasion, when he was absent he went per excursion to Weston. The Magistrates inflicted a penalty of 6s., and the expenses, the 6s. being compensation to Mr Easton for the loss of service.

Wednesday, September 6, 1871; Issue 5490 - Gale Document Number Y3200715638
Castle of Exeter
Thomas Pyle, an apprentice, to Mr Tremlett, shoeing smith, was summoned for leaving work without leave on the 20th of August. Promising amendment of conduct he was discharged upon his mother paying the expenses.

Wednesday, September 27, 1871; Issue 5493 - Gale Document Number Y3200715736
Woodbury - Petty Session
James Pym was charged with absenting himself from his work. He is an apprentice to Mr William Sanford, shoemaker. Complaint has previously been made against the boy, but in the present case he seems to have taken his master to his work, and to have left his house by his instructions. The case was therefore, dismissed.

Wednesday, January 31, 1872; Issue 5592 - Gale Document Number Y3200716194
Torquay
Thomas Hannaford, an apprentice, did not appear to answer the complaint of his employer (Mr George Gale, wheelwright, of St Mary Church), for absenting himself from his work, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension.
John Diddons was summoned for a similar offence by Henry Ellis, a fisherman, and the master of the fishing smack 'Smiling Morn'. The defendant was sentenced to three months, hard labour.

Wednesday, March 13, 1872; Issue 5598 - Gale Document Number Y3200716369
Crediton - Petty Sessions
Samuel Underhill was charged with absenting himself from the employ of Mr S. Gimblett, shoe maker, of Crediton. The defendant is an apprentice, but he ran away and enlisted in the Navy. He was discovered on board the 'Ganges' at Falmouth; and to procure his release his master had to pay £14 17s. 2d. Since then Underhill had not done a stroke of work; and his master sought to recover the amount he had paid for the liberation of Underhill. The defendant produced a certificate of illness as his excuse for not working and said he would go to his work as soon as he recovered. The Magistrates ordered him to pay the money due to his master, and cautioned him as to the consequences if he did not return to his work.

Wednesday, April 10, 1872; Issue 5602 - Gale Document Number Y3200716479
Exeter Guildhall
William Chamberlain, apprentice to Mr Stockham, was summoned for neglecting his work. He did not appear and a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

Wednesday, April 17, 1872; Issue 5603 - Gale Document Number Y3200716490
Exeter Guildhall
William Chamberlain, apprentice to Mr Stockham, cork cutter, was fined 2s. 6d. and the expenses for unlawfully leaving his work.

Wednesday, August 7, 1872; Issue 5619 - Gale Document Number Y3200716926
Barnstaple
An apprentice named White was summoned before the Barnstaple Magistrates last week for leaving the employ of Mr W. Youings, stonemason. The complainant stated that defendant asked him to rise his wages from 8s. 6d. to 10s. a week, and on his refusing to do so, he told him he would not return to his work, and had acted accordingly. It was contended that the apprentice was in a very destitute condition, and was quite unable to support himself on the wages he received. He lost his father some time ago, and to increase his misfortunes he had just recovered from six weeks' illness. The Bench thought the plea of not getting wages enough was a poor one, because if they entertained it they would have no end of apprentices leaving their masters with the same complaint. They ordered him to return to his work.

Wednesday, September 4, 1872; Issue 5623 - Gale Document Number Y3200717010
Exeter Guildhall
William Chamberlain, Stepcote-hill, apprentice to Mr Stockham, North-street, was summoned for leaving his employ. Defendant has absconded. He has previously been before the Magistrates and convicted. A warrant was directed to be issued.

Wednesday, September 11, 1872; Issue 5624 - Gale Document Number Y3200717038
Exeter Guildhall
William Chamberlain, apprentice to Mr Stockham, cork cutter, North-street, was charged under a warrant with absconding. He left his employ on the 26th of August without permission, and was apprehended at Plymouth, he having there being doing a little supernumerary acting. This was the third time he had absconded, and on the last occasion he was fined 2s. 6d. and the expenses. In defence Chamberlain said, 'He could not tell what made him go'. The Magistrates committed the defendant to prison for one month, with hard labour, and the expenses that have been incurred will be stopped out of his wages.

Wednesday, September 18, 1872; Issue 5625 - Gale Document Number Y3200717086
Exeter Guildhall
Charles Taylor, apprentice to Mr Potter, tailor, North-street, was summoned for absenting himself from his employ. During eleven months defendant had gone away five times without leave. The Magistrates committed him for fourteen days.

Wednesday, February 12, 1873; Issue 5646 - Gale Document Number Y3200717624
Castle of Exeter
William Carrol, an apprentice with Mr Mark Trobridge, carpenter, Rewe, was charged with leaving his employ, but as he promised to go back and behave better in future he was discharged on payment of expenses.

Wednesday, June 25, 1873; Issue 5665 - Gale Document Number Y3200718169
Exeter Guildhall
George Winter Taylor, an apprentice to Mr Huxtable, builder, was summoned for absenting himself from his work. On Wednesday morning he did not commence work until after nine o'clock instead of six, and later in the day he took about an hour and a half over half an hour's errand. There was a general complaint that he did not keep his time. Out of sixty-six weeks he had only completed two weeks' full work. Cautions had been very numerous but of no avail. £1 was claimed as compensation, although Mr Huxtable explained that that was not his object in bringing the case forward. The defendant is very idle and insolent. In defence Taylor said he took an hour to go to Clifton-hill; it was a mile and that was an hour's walk - easy walking. (Laughter) the Magistrates ordered the payment of the 20s. compensation and the expenses; or fourteen days in default.

Wednesday, July 9, 1873; Issue 5667 - Gale Document Number Y3200718211
Exeter Guildhall
Elizabeth Gale, apprentice to Mr Gilbert, shoemaker, Fore-street, was fined 1s. and expenses, and compensation claimed 5s., for absenting herself from her work.

Wednesday, September 17, 1873; Issue 5677 - Gale Document Number Y3200718503
Barnstaple
William Burgess, an apprentice to Mr Brown, mason, of Barnstaple, underwent an examination before the Mayor and Magistrates on Monday for absenting himself from his employ. Mr Bromham appeared for the defendant. The lad's father is understood to be in America, and has recently sent for his wife and family. Terms could not be made with the complainant for annulling the indenture and the defendant went off on French leave. He was, however, apprehended at Liverpool on Thursday and had to return to Barnstaple. The complainant stated that the defendant was apprenticed to him for five years, his indenture dating from the 29th September 1871, and his wages being 5s. 6d. a week for the first year and a shilling per week rise every subsequent year. He left work on Saturday, September 6th, and ought to have resumed on the Monday. In consequence of his not doing so, complainant took out a summons against him and subsequently - it being ascertained that he had gone to Liverpool, on his way to America - a warrant was issued by the magistrates for his apprehension. Complainant was subject to a long cross-examination, and, amongst the questions put to him by Mr Bromham, was one as to whether he had any children of his own? This elicited applause from the occupants of the gallery, and the Magistrates ordered one man to be removed, threatening to clear the Court if a similar thing was repeated. Complainant said he did not want to bind the lad to the strict letter of the contract; he merely wished to keep him here until he had time to communicate with his father. Mr Bromham submitted that this was not an ordinary case of a runaway apprentice. Of course he could not say that the boy was justified in leaving in the manner he had done, but he maintained it was a case in which an order to annul the contract would not harm Mr Brown very much, and benefit the boy a great deal. The Magistrates held a long consultation, and eventually the Mayor stated that they had come to the conclusion to fine the defendant in the sum of £15, including costs, on payment of which an order would be made for cancelling the indenture. If the money was not paid the defendant would be imprisoned three months. Burgess was then removed, but he was liberated in the course of the afternoon, the money having, it was stated, been paid by Mr J. P. Marshall, of the Bank.

Wednesday, January 14, 1874; Issue 5693 - Gale Document Number Y3200718963
Crediton - Petty Session
William Webb, an apprentice to Mr James Stone, of Crediton, was charged with absenting himself from his master's employ on the 15th of November last. The father of the boy stated that the master had failed in business; in consequence he could not employ his boy. In answer to the father's statement, the complainant said he had put two of his apprentices with his brother to be instructed, for which he paid him 1s. 6d. a week. Fined 1s. with costs; the defendant to return to his work.

Wednesday, March 11, 1874; Issue 5700 - Gale Document Number Y3200719195
Crediton - petty session
Benjamin Westlake, an apprentice of Mr Adams, boot and shoe manufacturer, to a month's imprisonment for quitting his master's service and for entering in the militia. Westlake had been previously charged with absenting himself from his employ.

Wednesday, September 30, 1874; Issue 5729 - Gale Document Number Y3200719926
Exeter Guildhall
Frederick James Easterbrook, an apprentice to John Tolley, tailor, was summoned for unlawfully absenting himself from his work. Mr Tolley claimed 5s. as compensation. The defendant had been bound by the Corporation of the Poor, and complainant asked that the indenture might be cancelled to which the Bench agreed and decided that the Corporation of the Poor must take the boy again.

Wednesday, June 2, 1875; Issue 5764 - Gale Document Number Y3200720883
Exeter Guildhall
Frederick Bellamy, an apprentice to Mr W. E. Northam, 87 South-street, was summoned for leaving his master's service on the previous Monday morning without permission. Defendant came for his tools and said he should not work for Mr Northam any more. His reason for leaving was that he wanted more money than he was entitled to according to his indenture. He might work overtime if he like, but he had not been to work before breakfast for some time. He was ordered to pay the sum claimed (4s.) and the expenses and, in default, a week's imprisonment.

Wednesday, July 7, 1875; Issue 5769 - Gale Document Number Y3200721029
Ottery St. Mary
Alfred Mitchell, of Newton Poppleford, a shoemaker's apprentice, was summoned by his master, Robert Street, for absenting himself from his service without permission since February last. Defendant's plea was ill health, which had been the cause of his absence. Ordered to defray the costs and return to his work.

Wednesday, July 14, 1875; Issue 5770 - Gale Document Number Y3200721053
Ottery St. Mary
Alfred Mitchell, apprentice to Mr Robert Streat, a shoemaker of Newton Poppleford, was summoned before the County Magistrates at the Police Court on Thursday, for absenting himself from work without the consent of his master. The defendant pleaded ill health as the cause. He was ordered to return to his work and to pay 5s. costs.

Wednesday, August 25, 1875; Issue 5776 - Gale Document Number Y3200721242
Churston Ferrers
John R. Clarke, an apprentice to Mr C. Sheppard, smack owner. Edward Fox, apprentice to Mr J. Patey, smack owner, William Clarke, apprentice to Mrs K Twynam, and Frank Crispin, apprentice to Mr William Adams, smack owner, were charged before Lord Churston, H. Studdy, and H. T. Uniacke, Esqrs., with deserting their vessels without just cause or lawful excuse at Brixham, on Monday the 16th inst. It is a common occurrence for trawling lads not to put in an appearance on a Monday morning when the sloops are ready for sea, and defendants went off with others on the 16th inst., and were found by P.C. Poach at Starcross on Wednesday morning. Fox, who had been punished before, was given twelve weeks' imprisonment; John R. Clarke, who had been brought up and twice forgiven, six weeks' imprisonment; William Clarke, who had once been forgiven, fourteen days' imprisonment. Crispin was ordered on board.

Wednesday, August 25, 1875; Issue 5776 - Gale Document Number Y3200721241
Exeter Guildhall
William John Carter was summoned by Mr R. Rowden, carver and gilder, for absenting himself from his employ without permission. Defendant is an apprentice. He left his work on the 7th inst., and has not since returned. Defendant said he had been ill, and produced a certificate. He never once through of informing his employer he was ill. The Bench were of opinion he ought to have communication with Mr Rowden, but under the circumstances he would be discharged on paying the expenses, if he would consent to go to work at once.

Wednesday, September 8, 1875; Issue 5778 - Gale Document Number Y3200721284
Exeter Guildhall
George Ladd, an apprentice to Mr Kerslake, painter and decorator, was charged with having absented himself from work without permission. A summons was taken out, but defendant not appearing, a warrant was issued. Prisoner gave himself up that morning. Mr Kerslake did not wish to press the charge, and prisoner, promising good behaviour, was cautioned and discharged.

Wednesday, October 20, 1875; Issue 5785 - Gale Document Number Y3200721471
Exeter Guildhall
Edward Fewins, apprentice with Messrs. Parnell and Son, was summoned for absenting himself from his master's services. Defendant admitted the offence, and promised to go on better in the future. The case was not pressed and the Magistrates therefore inflicted a fine of only 2s. 6d. and costs 7s. 6d., but they told defendant if he came before them again he would probably be sent to prison.

Wednesday, November 24, 1875; Issue 5780 - Gale Document Number Y3200721649
Exeter Guildhall
George Ladd and Laurence Ladd, his father, were summoned under the Master and Workman Act, the former for absenting himself from work, and the latter to show cause why he should not pay the damage thus incurred to his son's employer. Mr C. Kerslake, painter and glazier, St. Sidwell, deposed that the defendant was his apprentice, and produced the indenture, signed on the 5th October, 1872. There was also a covenant by Lawrence Ladd, that his son should truly serve his apprenticeship. From the 18th October to the 18th November, defendant George had been absent seventeen mornings before breakfast and nine full days, making a total of bout thirteen days. He had always been paid in full. He absconded and gave himself up on a warrant being issued, when he was discharged on promising to be more regular. Mr Kerslake put his loss at £1, which the Bench thought very moderate. The defendant George said there was no time stated on his indenture and his master had threatened to horse-whip him. Lawrence Ladd denied his responsibility for his son's conduct, and said he could not pay the £1. The Bench ordered the defendant George to carry out his contract, and his father to pay the £1. Mr Barton (Magistrate's Clerk) said that if the money was not paid, Mr Kerslake could have a distress warrant.

Wednesday, January 17, 1877; Issue 5840 - Gale Document Number Y3200723641
Crediton
James Lock, apprentice to Mr J. Warren, shoemaker, Crediton, was charged with absenting himself from his work. Sentenced a fortnight in gaol.

Wednesday, February 21, 1877; Issue 5845 - Gale Document Number Y3200723795
Exeter Guildhall
John Whitefield, an apprentice to Mr Kerslake, painter, St. Sidwells, was summoned for absenting himself from work on Wednesday morning. The lad's mother said her son had served his time, but the indenture disproved this, and the mother then abused Mr Kerslake. The Bench made an order upon defendant to fulfil his contract.

Wednesday, November 20, 1878; Issue 5936 - Gale Document Number Y3200726780
Exeter Guildhall
Joseph Henry Norman, an apprentice, was summoned by his employer, Mr George Knott, tailor, for unlawfully leaving his employ. It appeared that the defendant had been served personally with the summons on the 13th, and the case had been adjourned previously for more than a fortnight, in consequence of the defendant absconding. As he did not answer to the summons, a warrant was now issued for his apprehension.

Wednesday, August 6, 1879; Issue 5973 - Gale Document Number Y3200728072
Crockernwell -Petty Sessions
Samuel Fawden, an apprentice, to Mr Samuel Lake Davy, a smith, living at Tedburn Saint Mary, was summoned by his master for absenting himself from his service. The Bench made an order for the apprentice to return and complete his term of apprenticeship.

Wednesday, April 2, 1884; Issue 6073 - Gale Document Number Y3200736889
Exeter Guildhall
William Francis, a youth, was summoned under the Employers' Liability Act to shew cause why he should not pay damages to the Proprietors of the Devon Weekly Times for having, contrary to his indenture, absented himself from his work. The defendant's mother was also summoned, but Mr Lawless, on behalf of the prosecution, asked for the withdrawal of this summons as she had done all in her power to bring her son back to resume his work. Henry Francis appeared and admitted having unlawfully absented himself, for which he now expressed contrition. Under these circumstances the Bench adjourned the case for three weeks to see if the defendant would carry out the terms of his indenture for the future.
William Bennelick, living in Cowick-street, and Henry Bennelick, his son, were summoned for a similar offence. The senior defendant appeared and said his son left his home a week ago and had not since returned. He did not know where he was. It appeared that Henry Bennelick, who was an apprentice at the Devon Weekly Times, left the office about a week since without leave, and had not returned. This case was also adjourned for three weeks for the appearance of the younger defendant.

Wednesday, April 23, 1884; Issue 6076 - Gale Document Number Y3200737016
Exeter Guildhall
William Edward Francis was summoned for failing to perform his duties as an apprentice to the proprietors of the Devon Weekly Times office. This case was adjourned a month since to see if the defendant would shew any improvement. It was now stated that Francis had shown a little improvement, and if a caution were administered it would meet the case. The Bench cautioned the defendant and the case was further adjourned for a month to see if Francis would fulfil his duties. The case of Bennelick was also further adjourned because he had not put in an appearance.

Tuesday, January 22, 1889; Issue 6768 - Gale Document Number Y3200741170
A Negligent Apprentice
Jessie Bennellick, an apprentice, was charged with being absent from her work without the consent of her employer, Mr Thomas Gilbert, boot and shoe maker, of Fore-street. Mr Samuel Thomas Gilbert, boot and Shoe maker, 103 Fore-street, said the defendant was apprenticed to him until May of this year. Last week the defendant stayed away all the week and gave no reason for her absence. She had been very frequently absent without leave during the lat six months. The hours were from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all days except Saturdays, when it was from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bench made an order for the defendant to attend her work regularly.

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