HAMBROOKS, PIPEMAKERS of Limekiln Street, Dover:
A clay pipe is in Dover Museum, made by Charles Hambrook who joined the company in 1843. “The company established in 1784”. One of their apprentices was enrolled as follows: Wm RIGGS son of Charles RIGGS of Dover labr, with consent of his father, was enrolled by Indenture dated 25 Apr 1831, apprenticed to James HAMBROOK of Dover pipemaker for 7 years.
“The apprentice to make at least fifteen gross of pipes each week during the last four years of the said term” Inrolled 29 Apr 1831
(Dover Apprentice Enrolments, E.K.Archives)