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Certificate - Apprentice's Indenture, Issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin, Alfred Holt and Co, 20 Jan 1942 Object Reg. No: HT 11988

Summary:
Apprentice's Indenture Certificate issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin on 20 January 1942. The Certificate states Martin is indentured to Alfred Holt and Co, England for 4 years from 20 January 1942, to learn the business of a seaman. The Certificate also includes cancellation of indenture on 21 June 1945 with Martin obtaining his Temporary Second Mate's Certificate.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.
Description:
Apprentice's Indenture Certificate belonging to Martin Spencer-Hogbin. Indenture is handwritten, and printed on a cloth paper, which has been folded down into eight parts. At the bottom on the certificate are three signatures with a circular red wax seal beside each signature. On the other side of the certificate is a typed statement for the cancellation the indenture for the obtainment of Martin Spencer-Hogbin's Second Mate's Certificate. A blue stamp with the date, and the Port of Birkenhead is below the statement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 28.4 cm (Width), 40.7 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, apprenticeships, certificates, shipping, english immigration, shipping industry, plater
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Martin Spencer-Hogbin, English Migrant & Sailor, 1957
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Printed on across top: "APPRENTICE'S INDENTURE ...........[extended text, will need to be transcribed]"
Typed and written on back: "M.SPENCER HOGBIN / Dis A.R.270188 / 6.1.43 / We, the undersigned to the within indenture, hereby / mutually agree to cancel same with all its covenants and engagements. / This cancellation is being effected as Martin Spencer-Hogbin has / obtained his Temporary Second Mate's Certificate. His service with / us has been to our satisfaction. .....[signature] / Cancellation of the within indenture, registered at the Port / of Birkenhead the 21st June, 1945...../ [stamp]"

Extended text on the back page. Will need to be transcribed.
Issued To: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, England, Great Britain, 20 Jan 1942
Issued By: Blue Funnel Line, London, England, Great Britain, 20 Jan 1920
User: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, England, Great Britain, 20 Jan 1942 - 21 Jun 1945

Comments

Mrs.Anne Carmichael Posted on 04 Mar 2011 11:49 AM
This is so interesting. I have my late husband's Certificate of Indenture from 28 March 1934, Ian Murray Carmichael. He served in many Blue Funnel ships during the war. Later he settled in Tasmania.

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