November 1859 J Chadwick esq apprentice summoned Mr Cooke optician
and mathematical instrument maker to the magistrates at the Guildhall
refusing to teach to teach him his grade.
Cooke said the J Chadwick had grossly misbehaved and had absented
himself on one or two occasions. Under these circumstances Mr Cooke
refused to receive the lad into his service.
magistrates ordered the lad’s indentures to be dismissed. J
Chadwick has since joined the Cape Mounted Rifles in South Africa.