History of Abberton

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Education in Abberton

Reports and returns on schools and education in Abberton. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 176. A Sunday school supported by annual subscriptions containing from 28 to 35 children; the master receives £3 a year, and a school at which 12 poor children are daily instructed. There is not a child in the parish without instruction."

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818


"Population in 1831 202. One Daily School containing 13 females is partly supported by subscription and partly by payment of 1d per week from each child. One Sunday School supported by subscription in which 13 males are instructed."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833


School (mixed) for 50 children, with an average attendance of 45 and supported by a voluntary parish rate; Mrs Sarah Matiulda Wells, mistress.

Source: Kelly's Directory 1882

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Abberton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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