Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Virtual Jamestown - Indentured Servants:

"Search the Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654 - 1686

This database of indenture contracts includes over 10,000 indentured servants contracts from four different registers.

The contracts indicate not only the servant's name and length of indenture,
but also the name of the servant's parents and owner, his home province and city, occupation, destination, and ship of embarkation.
These records provide a detailed composition of indentured servants in the 17th "

Bristol London Middlesex

Virtual Jamestown:

"Thousands of immigrants contracted themselves for labor to come to the new world, some to the Chesapeake region and others to the West Indies.

London and Bristol, England, contributed the largest numbers by far.

Bristol alone registered about 10,000 emigrants and this record has been used to create a database giving all the information available on each emigrant.

Other databases with smaller numbers have also been created for London and Middlesex. Every indentured servant in public records (ca. 15,000) is recorded in these databases.

In addition, a few labor contracts have been made available as they appeared in manuscript to provide an indication of the typical terms of the contract."


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"Virtual Jamestown is a product of collaboration between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia. The project received a large grant in 1999 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. "

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