I have a question I am hoping someone might have some insight on about indentured servants.
Some of my ancestors came over from Inverness, Scotland in 1772, landing in Bladensburg, Maryland and served off an indenture somewhere in the area until 1786.
At that time all of the families (that came over together on the ship and served their indentured periods together(?) packed up and moved to Washington Co., PA, where they settled down and became founding families.
My questions are these:
1. Is there any way to find out (by court records or otherwise) where/to whom they might have been indentured? Would something like that be recorded in court papers?
2. Is 14 years the standard time for an indentured servant to serve in the latter part of the 18th century in America?