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History of Birdbrook >> Education in Birdbrook
Reports and returns on schools and education in Birdbrook. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 407. Mrs Ann Cole, of Great Dunmow, left an estate some time in the year No regular school but one is soon bout to be built 1731, called Messings, which at present produces £65 per annum, to the ministers of the parishes of Birdbrook, Finchingfield, Bumpsted and Stambourn, in rotation, every fourth year, for the education of children in their respective parishes, buying clothing for them, and binding out apprentices, which is regularly performed; the ministers are to receive £10 apiece for their care, by the wiil of the founder. The poor are without the means of education, and some are indifferent about possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 515. One Daily School, containing 5 males and 20 females; and, One Sunday School, consisting of 44 males and 36 females; the above Schools are supported by part of the proceeds of a charity farm."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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