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From David Ashman:

There were at least 34 apprenticeships registered in Widecombe in the 1841 Census.

24 boys and 10 Girls: 16 x 15 years old, 3 x 13 years old, 5 x 12 years old, 1 x 11 years old, 4 x 10vyears old, and 5 where age not provided.

The apprenticeships were spread over 20 farms.

Of equal interest there were a further 24 "children", mainly 14/15, but four who were aged 12, listed as working on various farms as "farm labourers".