Former St James's Church (now a private house), Chignall St. James© Copyright John Winfield contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Chignall St. James >> Education in Chignall St. James
Reports and returns on schools and education in Chignall St. James. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 175. A small day school, supported wholly by the minister, containing from 20 to 24 children. The poor would be glad to have the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 222. One Sunday School, in which 20 males receive gratuitous instruction."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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