That the said James Dever (Diver)..will well and faithfully serve, his secrets keep, his, and their lawful commands everywhere at all times readily obey, hurt or harm to his said master he shall not do, nor willfully suffer any to be done by others..the goods of his said Master he shall not embezzle or waste, nor them lend without his consent to any, at cards, dice or any unlawful game he shall not play, nor get drunk, nor swear on any account. Taverns or disorderly houses he shall not requent, fornication he shall not commit. Matrimony he shall not contract, from the service of his said Master he shall not at any time depart or absent himself without his said Master's leave.
He shall contantly attend church on all Sundays and Holy days unless prevented by sickness or other unavoidable accident... and the said Revd. Thomas Butler, President of Mount St. Mary's College and his successors, on his and their part, doth hereby covenant, promise and agree, his said apprentice, the art, trade and mystery of boot and shoemaking and mending it its varieties thereof shall and will teach and instruct or cause to be sufficiently well taught and instructed after the best way and manner in his power..during said time good and sufficient meat, drink, bed, board, washing, lodging and other necessary requisites. Also to teach the said apprentice at night school each and every year of his aprenticeship, from the 1st day of Nov. until the 1st day of March, from 6 until 9 o'clock each night...and at the expiration of said term of four years.. the said Master doth hereby agree to give to his said apprentice fifty dollars current money.
MISC. DIVER INFORMATION
FROM THE ST. MARY'S CHURCH (THE OLD CHURCH ON THE HILL),MOUNT SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE, EMMITSBURG, MD.
FISHER, Mary Augustus,born 3/7/1852 baptized 3/23/1852, daughter of Mary DIVER and Jackson FISHER, sponsor, Mrs. Whiteford **Note: Mary Augustus was the illegatimate daughter of Jackson Fisher and Mary Diver. Jackson died at Andersonville POW camp and apparently, according to war records, Mary remarried a Sullivan then my ggrandfather Samuel Houston JONES. What happened to James Diver? Who was this Sullivan person? Any information is needed!
DIVER, Charles William, born 1/23/1862, baptized 2/10/1862, parents John and Eliza Robinson Diver, sponsor, Josephine Peters
DIVER, Margaret Columbia, born 8/1/1849, baptized 8/5/1849, sponsor, Margaret Robinson
DIVER, Martha Matilda, born 1/5/1849, baptized 2/4/1849, Sponsor, James Diver
DIVER, Mary Josephine, born 5/31/1849, baptized, 2/4/1849, Sponsor, Susan Kane
DIVER, Samuel Joseph, born 1/18/1864, baptized 1/31/1864, Sponsors, Michael and Mary Brice
DIVER, James - ROBINSON, Mary, 9/24/1848, withness, Mary Robinson (NOTE: The Mary Robinson who married James Diver I believe is my great grandmother. Any information you may have about them I would love. Please e-mail me if you have anything - Thanks)
DIVER, Joseph, 7/1/1864 - 8 years old