History of East Horndon (includes Herongate)

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Education in East Horndon

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


"Population 365. Two schools, kept by Roman Catholics and supported by lord Petre, containing together from 30 to 40 children. Three schools supported by the minister, containing about 50, and open to all who will take advantage of them."

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


"Population 438. Six Daily Schools (including a Boarding School): two of which are nominally confined to Roman-catholics and contain 36 children of both sexes; of whom 24 are paid for by Lord and Lady Petre, and the remainder by their parents; another contains 35 females, of these 24 (who also attend on Sundays) are paid for by Mrs Powell, and the remainder by their parents; in the other three Schools are about 15 children, who receive instruction at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: at one of which are 32 males, and at the other 28 females; the former is supported by Mrs Powell, and the latter by the Curate. The above Schools (with the exception of the two first mentioned Daily Schools) have commenced since 1818."

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

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East Horndon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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