As regards yesterdays don't think it is the usual form of apprenticeship as it was entered into in 1711 and he married in 1716 (marriage being something an apprentice could not do during his term). So certainly not the usual 7 years (the norm until 1814), though for other than the usual reasons, early departure could be agreed in advance.
Did wonder about his taking an "apprenticeship" as a curate or clerk in holy orders though I have never seen these as being called an apprenticeship?
There was a Vicar at Hatherleigh named Rouse (Rowse)from 1710, but he died in 1721 so my mental speculation about the possibility of Mrs Ann Rowse - who Digory married - being a widow of the Vicar was a non-starter once I knew of this death not being until 1721.
There are 2 possibilities for the death of Digory, 6th July 1762 (burial)at Hatherleigh and Pennycross 2nd Sept. 1781. Have seen digitised copies of the Registers and in neither case is the date of death given. Have seen a reference elsewhere that he was 68 in 1762 but doubt this as would like to see a source for that date. At the moment, I'm assuming someone guessed in the belief that a birth often quoted as abt 1690 at Hatherleigh, is correct (but something I have never found in the Hatherleigh Registers).
I'll post comments on your message this morning, next.
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