History of Chipping Ongar

High Street Ongar, 1923, Essex.  (Neg. 74823)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Ongar, 1923
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Education in Chipping Ongar

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


"Population 678. A school, endowed by Mr John King in 1678, for the educating, apprenticing and supplying with religious books the poor inhabitants of the parish, in which 14 boys and 5 girls are instructed; the master of whom has £35 per annum, arising from the rents of five small houses, producing annually £58."

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


"Population 798. Seven Daily Schools: one of which contains 38 males, and is endowed for the instruction of 16, the remainder are paid for by their parents; in the other six Schools 82 children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Boarding Schools: in one whereof are 13 males, and in the other (connected with Dissenters) 7 females, whose education is at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one, of the Established Church, are 15 males and 30 females; this School is supported by subscription: the other consists of 20 males and 30 females, and is supported by Independents."

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

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