School c.1920, CopfordLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Copford >> Education in Copford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Copford. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 523. There are several schools kept by poor women. The poor are generally desirous that their children should be instructed, and books on religious subjects are given them by the rector."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 601. One Daily School, in which are 22 males and 12 females, who are paid for by their parents. One Sunday School, supported by voluntary contributions, wherein are 20 males and 21 females."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Copford - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Copford - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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