THIS INDENTURE witnesseth that Elizabeth Evans By order of the Statute late made and enacted in the forthieth yere of the raigne of our Sov[er]ainge Ladie Queen Elizabeth hath with the assentes of Richard Caundler and Thomas Fowler esquires, Justices of Peace within the Countie of Middx As also by the consent of the Churchwardens and overseers of this P[ar]ish of Hackney vizt. Richard Fraunces and John Sweet Richard Halleley Richerd Snape, and John Lawrence in and concerninge the well orderinge of the Poore there, Hath putt her self apprentice with Elizabeth Crane of the P[ar]ishe of St Botolph's without Gate, And after the manner of an Apprentice w[i]th her to dwell. From the Feast of St Mychall the archangell last past, before the date hereof unto the.. end and terme of nyne years from thence next ensuinge and fullie to be compleet and ended. By all the w[hi]ch and said terme the said Elizabeth Evans shall well and trulye serve the said Elizabeth Evans her secrete shall kepe her comandments lawfull and honest shall doe and shall well and honestly use and behave herselfe in and by all thinges duering the said terme. And also the said Elizabeth Crane shall teache and informe the said Elizabeth Evans in all such thinges as ys needful and belongeth to a womans servant to be taught and instructed and especially in the trade w[hi]ch she nowe useth. And also to finde unto her said servant meat, drinke, lynnen, wollen, hose, showes and all things els to her necessary or belongining. In witness whereof either of them have caused this to be registered accordinge to the said Statute Even the 3rd daye of October A[nno] d[o]mi[ni] 1598. The said Elizabeth Crane hath received in consideracion of the discharge of the said Elizabeth Crane the Some of 30s of lawful money.
The marke of Elizabeth Crane.