Would be interesting to know exactly what he was "learning" and even if he was born in the first half of the 1690's (something I'm still unsure about), by 1711 he might have been a bit "mature" for a normal Apprenticeship.
I do subscribe to Ancestry but a a basic level and if I need something better, will sometimes go to look at the Library Edition in our local Library. Unfortunately with the Lockdowns the Libraries are still closed and likely to be for at least another month. So you know more about what Ancestry say about this case. I assume the details you have found are not sufficient to know what "trade" the appenticeship was for?
In the absence of that, it would be a case of looking elsewhere. I think the main record source is either TNA or The Society of Genealogists, but in common with every other "archive" I assume they are also closed for the time being. Will see what they can tell us when I find they have re-opened.
Thanks for your continuing interest, I've obviously found you something out of the ordinary to research in these "difficult times"
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