History of Danbury

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Education in Danbury

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


"Population 939. A Sunday school, supported by voluntary contributions, containing 100 children; and several poor wqomen teach about 41 boys and 67 girls. The poor are in general very desirous of having the means of education."

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


"Population 1,060. One Infant School (commenced 1828) containing 26 males and 25 females; is partly supported by subscription, and partly by penny weekly payments from the children. Four Daily Schools, wherein collectively are 36 males and 73 females; 64 of these are paid for by ladies and gentlemen in the parish, and the remainder by their parents. (Two of these Schools, with 38 children, commenced since 1818.) One Sunday School, of 67 males and 64 females, is supported by subscription."

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

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