History of Boreham

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Education in Boreham

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


"Population 889. One school, containing 20 boys and 20 girls, who are clothed once in two years; the teachers have 20 per annum. the funds are vested in trustees, who are all Dissenters, and arise from £130 the annual rental of a farm consisting of 160 acres of arable and pasture, and 36 acres of woodland situated in the parishes of Cole Norton, Stow Maries, Woodham Ferrers, and Purleigh, in this county, which was left by a Mr Butler in 1717, between the parishes of Boreham and Little Baddow, in equal shares and £600 navy 5 percent stock, arising from the sale of timber. A legacy of £3 per annum was left by a Mr Clough, and payable out of lands in the parish of Boreham, to place 6 children of that parish at school, which donation is received by the vicar. One Sunday school. The poor have not sufficient means of education but wish to possess them."

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


"Population 991. Four Daily Schools: one of which contains 50 children, and is endowed with the rents of lands (managed by feoffees, who are Dissenters) for the education and clothing of 25 children of the parishes of Boreham and Little Baddow; in another are 20 children, of whom 6 are nominated by the Vicar and paid for from the rent of land received by him for that purpose, the remainder of the children in both the above Schools are instructed at the expense of their parents; in another are 18 children of both sexes; and in the other 2 males and 8 females; in the two last mentioned Schools the instruction is paid for by the parents. One Sunday School (lately commenced) of 40 children of each sex, is supported by voluntary contributions."

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

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