History of Epping
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Education in Epping
Reports and returns on schools and education in Epping. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,473. Includes Epping Upland and Ryhill population 401. Two Sunday schools, supported by subscription, containing together 42 boys and 60 girls. The poor are without the means of education, and are desirous of possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,886. Four Infant Schools, wherein are 50 children of both sexes. Five Daily Schools: one of which (connected with Independents) contains 50 males and 30 females, and is supported by voluntary contributions; in the other four are 90 males and 49 females. Three Boarding Schools: in one whereof are 50 males; in another, 10 males and 4 females; these two Schools are connected with members of the Society of Friends: the other contains 10 males and 50 females, and appertains to Independents. In all the above Schools, with the exception of the first mentioned Daily School, the instruction is at the expense of the parents. One Sunday School, of 70 males, is supported by voluntary contributions. About 70 females from this parish attend the National School at Thoydon Garnon, the Epping parishioners being large contributors to that School."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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