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re·demp·tion·er

 (rĭ-dĕmp′shə-nər)
n.
A colonial emigrant from Europe to America who paid for the voyage by serving for a specified period as a bondservant.
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redemptioner

(rɪˈdɛmpʃənə)
n
(Historical Terms) history an emigrant to Colonial America who paid for his or her passage by becoming an indentured servant
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re•demp•tion•er

(rɪˈdɛmp ʃə nər)

n.
an emigrant from Europe who obtained passage to America by becoming an indentured servant.
[1765–75]
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Q: Can Dencio and Susan take refuge in cases decided by the Supreme Court which applied the liberal construction of redemption laws in favor of the redemptioner?
A redemptioner was not required to pass through any apprenticeship, nor was he required to have a parent who was a member of the guild.
(7.) See Grubb (1990) for a discussion of the German redemptioner system.
Written notice is indispensable and mandatory, actual knowledge of the sale acquired in some other manner by the redemptioner notwithstanding.
A: Pursuant to Section 33, Rule 39 of the 1997 Rules of Court, Isko should have redeemed his property from the last redemptioner, his wife.
Convicts, indentured servants, and redemptioners were far more likely to feel the heavy hand of justice; simply being intoxicated in the presence of a magistrate or minister could result in confinement in the stocks or up to 39 lashes.
(13.) There was also a large category of "redemptioners," who were indentured servants from Germany, mostly the Palatinate or Pfalz region.
European bound labour (indentured servants, redemptioners, and convict bondservants) continued to arrive until the late eighteenth century, but in numbers far less than that of enslaved Africans.
Some ship captains banned servants and redemptioners altogether and the convict trade between Ireland and America ended.
These early White laborers can be divided into three categories: indentured servants (who were bound by indentures for a specific length of time in exchange for transport from Europe), redemptioners (those who migrated without paying some or all of their passage and who were given time after their arrival to pay the fare before being subject to an indenture), and transported convicts (whom the British government paid to have transported to the colonies).
Klepp, Susan E., Farley Grubb, and Anne Pfaelzer de Ortiz (eds.), Souls for Sale: Two German Redemptioners Come to Revolutionary America: The Life Stories of John Frederick Whitehead and Johann Carl Buttner, Max Kade German-American Research Institute Series.
Klepp, Susan E., Farley Grubb, and Anne Pfaelzer de Ortiz, ed., Souls for Sale: Two German Redemptioners Come to Revolutionary America: The Life Stories of John Frederick Whitehead and Johann Carl Buttner.