The History of Lincoln Waites

Occupations

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.

 

1851
Solicitor's Clerk
1841
Grocer
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1841
Tailor
1835
Shoemaker
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1826
1825
Pawnbroker
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1809
Chair-turner
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1777
1753
Breeches Maker & Glover
1756
Brushmaker
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1735
Barber & Perriwigmaker
1735
Joiner
1719 & 1721
Woolendraper
1719
Bodys Maker
1711
Tennant Farmer
1703
Blacksmith
1703
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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).