History of Basildon
Long Riding, Basildon, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Basildon >> Education in Basildon
Education in Basildon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Basildon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
Included in the entry for Laindon: "Laindon population 311, containing Basildon chapelry 125. A school, in which 15 children are taught gratis, and about 20 pay a small sum for their education. The master has £10 per annum arising from a farm in the parish, left for that purpose. A Sunday school in which from 20 to 30 children are taught. Many of the poor are without sufficient means of education, and are desirous of possessing sessing them.""
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
Included in the entry for Laindon: "Basildon Chapelry, population 124. One Sunday School, wherein 19 males and 11 females are receiving gratuitous instruction."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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