The History of Lincoln Waites
The "Lincoln Register of Apprentices, 1642-1763" (L1/5/2) contains no references to Waits, in fact, it contains only one reference to any type of musician, when one George Hardy became apprentice to Thomas Rodgers who is described as a "Gardinore & Muficion". I have found no other documents relating to either of these men, so I cannot say whether either were Waits. However, if we are to learn something from this Register, it is that being a Wait was not considered to be an occupation in the way that we understand that idea today, as when I have found names of Waits, they are always apprentice in some other [more usual] trade.
Click on any underlined name to read more about each Wait.
For reasons of simplicity, no references are included on this page. However, all the names, occupations and dates, together with confirmation that these men were Waits, is referenced elsewhere on this website - except any details of occupations noted directly from the "Lincoln Register of Apprentices, 1642-1763" (L1/5/2).