Shrewsbury Drapers’ Apprentices 1607 to 1829 A to B

S. is throughout used as the abbreviation for Shrewsbury, and s. for “son of”.  The expression “s. same” means “son of a father named and described similarly to the father of the last apprentice.”
Adderton, Atherton. Samuel (bap. 10 May 1646) s. Samuel, of S., weaver. 1662 (Entry erased, because he had used the trade of draper for his own profit before he was made free.) Free (by fine on petition) 1670.
Adderton, Atherton. William, s. Samuel, of S., draper. 1696.
Adderton, Atherton. Samuel, s. same. 1700
Alcock. Thomas, s. William, of Trewern, Montg., gent. 1638.
Alcock. Thomas, s. Edward, of S., clothworker. 1639.
Alcock. William, s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1673.
Alkins. Oliver, s. Thomas, of Crockmarsh, Staffs., yeoman. 1611.
Ambler, Amler. George (bap. 26 May 1667), s. William, of Ford, gent. 1684.
Ambler, Amler. John, s. same. 1693.
Aston. Walter. Free 1610.
Atcherley. John (16), s. Richard, of Stanwardine, yeoman, decd. 1627.
Atcherley. Francis (bap. St. Mary’s, S., 27 Feb. 1639), nat. s. John, of S., draper. 1656.
Atcherley. Thomas, s. Thomas, of Marton, Myddle, gent. 1663.
Atkis. Richard, s. Thomas, decd. 1689.
Bagot. Richard, s. Francis, of Prees, gent. 1624.
Bagot. Nathaniel, s. George, of Chester, gent. 1668.
Baker. John, s. Joseph, of Staffs., gent. 1681.
Baker. Joseph (16), s. same, decd. 1682.
Baldwin. Francis (bap. Much Wenlock 23 Oct. 1642), s. Edward, of Middleton Scriven, gent. (and Katharine). 1659.
Baldwin. Edward, s. Thomas, of S., esq. 1670.
Baldwin. Francis, s. Francis, of S., draper. 1687.
Ball. Michael (bap. 5 Nov. 1640), s. Richard, of Woolston, Wistanstow, gent. (and Priscilla). 1657.
Ball. Francis, s. Nicholas, of Woodseaves, Derby, gent. 1690. (Entry erased: “not performing his service as hee ought to doe.”)
Banister. Francis, s. Allen, of Wellington, yeoman.  Free 1616.
Banner. Samuel, s. Samuel, of Birmingham, ironmonger. 1701.
Barbour. Gerald (16), s. George, late of Tamworth, gent., decd. 1631.
Barbour. John, s. Lester, of Chatkill, Staffs., gent. 1717.
Bardhay. Owen, s. Francis, of S., gent. 1635.
Barker. David, s. David, of Iscoed, Flint., yeoman. 1646.
Barnett. Edward, s. Edward, of Oswestry, gent. 1784.
Barnett. William, s. John, late of S., silversmith. 1805.
Barnston. Thomas, s. William, of Churton, Cheshire, esq. 1651.
Barnston. William, nat. s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1673.
Barnston. John, nat. s. same. 1677.
Barrett. Ralph, s. Ralph, of S. 1688.
Barteley. Edward, s. Edmond, of S., draper. Free 1609.
Barton. Thomas, s. William, of S., butcher. 1619.
Baynes. Joseph, s. John, of S., draper. 1615.
Bayly. John, s. William, of Wolverhampton. 1609.
Bayton. Gerard, s. Thomas, late of Stanton Lacy, gent. 1644.
Bayton. Edward, s. Thomas, of S., gent. 1716.
Beeley. James, s. James, of Wolverhampton, upholsterer. 1672. (Entry erased: “hee sould flannions and Cottons upon doune ye Countrey in his one Name and toock recepts accordingly w’ch hee ought not to have donn.”)
Bell. John, s. John, of Kinnersley, yeoman. 1628.
Bennett. Samuel, s. William, of S., clerk. 1708.
Benthall. George, s. John, of Benthall. 1613.
Besford. Thomas, s. William, of Stanton, yeoman. 1633.
Betton. Thomas, s. Robert, gent. 1613.
Betton. John, s. John, of Aberpulth, Glam., gent. 1616.
Betton. Richard, s. Richard, of Berwick Leabourne, gent. 1634.
Betton. Thomas, s. same. 1651.
Betton. Thomas, nat. s. of Thomas, of S., draper. 1651.
Betton. John (bap. 20 Mar. 1635/6), nat. s. same. 1655.
Blackway. Samuel, s. James, of Preston Boats, yeoman. 1682.
Blakeway. John, s. Roger, corvisor. 1613.
Blakeway. Edward, s. Richard, late of Cotwall, Ercal, clerk, decd. 1737.
Blakeway. Joshua, s. Peter, of S., surgeon. 1756.
Blakeway. John Brickdale, s. Joshua, of S., draper. 1781.
Blakeway. Joshua, s. same. 1787.
Bickford. John, s. John, of Brewood, Staffs., yeoman. 1620.
Biddulph. John (17), s. Michael, of Elmshurst, Staffs., gent. 1632.
Bigges. Seth, s. Samuel, of Hordley, Church Stoke, Montg., gent. 1652.
Bigges. Thomas (bap. 12 Sep. 1643), s. same. 1661
Bigges. Samuel, s. Henry, of Benthall, gent., decd. 1692.
Billingsley. Edward (bap. 12 Mar. 1639), s. Francis, of Astley Abbotts, esq. 1657.
Botterell. William, s. Edward, of Heath, Stoke St. Milborough, gent. 1708.
Boulde. Edward (bap. 20 Apr. 1651), s. Edward, of Sutton. 1667.
Bowdler. Thomas (bap. 3 Sep. 1655), s. Thomas, of S., tanner. 1672.
Bowdler. Thomas, s. William, of S., tanner. 1709.
Boyer. Abraham, s. Thomas, of Westley. 1613.
Bradley. John, s. John, of Gudding, Hunts., yeoman.  Free 1612.
Bradley. John, s. Richard, of Stockton, gent. 1672.
Bradshaw. Roger, s. Roger, of Llangunllo, Radnor, gent. 1651.
Brandreth. Roger, s. John, of Weeford, Staffs., gent. 1634.
Breholt. John Davy, s. Capt. Davy, late of St. John Wapping, mariner, decd. 1709.
Brickdale. John (19), s. Edward, of S., tallow chandler. 1628.
Brigges. Oliver (20), s. Oliver, late of Faintree, gent., decd. 1632.
Brigges Richard (bap. Chetton 27 Sep. 1636), s. Humphrey, of Faintree, esq. (and Dorothy). 1655.
Brigges Edward (bap. 9 June 1634), s. same. 1655.
Bright. George (17), s. Charles, of Lydham, yeoman. 1630.
Brindley. Jonathan, s. Ann, of Whitchurch, widow. 1647.
Brockhurst. John, s. Richard, of Coventry, clothier. 1667.
Bromhall. Richard (19), s. Thomas, of Northwood Hall, gent. 1631.
Brompton. Richard, s. Edward, of Borway, Salop, gent. Free 1642.
Brookes. James, s. James, of Whitchurch, clerk. 1617.
Brookes. John (bap. 3 Nov. 1636), s. Thomas, of Meifod, Montg., gent. (and Margaret). 1656.
Broughton. William, s. Peter, of Laudham, Notts., esq. 1678.
Browne. Isaac, s. Francis, of Montford, clerk. 1653.
Browne. George, s. Francis, of Roden, gent. 1668.
Browne. Ralph, s. Ralph, of Caughley, esq., decd. 1712.
Browne. Thomas, s. Rupert, late of Hungary Benlley, Derby, esq. 1739.
Browne. Thomas, s. Thomas, of S., draper. 1764.
Bruen. Obadiah, s. John, of Stapleford, Cheshire, esq. 1625.
Bryan. John, s. John, some time minister of St. Chad’s. 1681.
Burden. John, s. Robert, of Cadsone, Warwick, yeoman. 1608.
Butterey. John, s. William, of S., gent. 1641.
Butterey. William, s. John, of S., draper. 1666.
[The year shown is in each case that of apprenticeship, except where the word “Free” occurs before it; then it means that the man’s name was recorded in the Minute Book as being admitted that year, although no record of his apprenticeship is contained in the Register; where he obtained admission by other means that apprenticeship, as some occasionally would by fine (i.e. purchase) or for services to the Company, the fact is noted in brackets.  Years are given according to the modern reckoning of the year from the 1st January, except that those of birth or baptism are given as certified (normally as reckoning the year from Ladyday).  If noted in the margin of the Register, the apprentice’s age or date of birth or baptism is here added in brackets after his Christian name.  a bundle of certificates of baptism of the mid-seventeenth century is still in the Company’s possession.  The notes in the Register have been checked with these, and any further details the latter contain as to place of baptism and mother’s name have been added.]