History of Debden

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Education in Debden

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


"Population 854. Three for four daily schools containing nearly 90 children, who are taught to read and work by the liberality and kindness of lady Vincent; and some at the expense of their friends learn to write. The education of the poor, it is apprehended, is sufficiently provided for by [these] schools"

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


"Population 985. Four Daily Schools: in one of which are 17 males and 6 females, who are instructed at the expense of their parents; and in the other three, 12 males and 34 females. One Sunday School (commenced 1824) wherein are 12 males and 18 females. The above Schools, with the exception of the first mentioned, are partly supported by private contributions, partly by payments from the children, but chiefly from a fund applicable to general charitable purposes."

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

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