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History of East Mersea >> Education in East Mersea
Reports and returns on schools and education in East Mersea. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 253. A school, at which 30 children (being an increase of 20 within 12 months) are taught by a master, who receives £6 per annum, being the interest of £184 arising from a bequest of a late rector. One dame's school. The poor are generally without the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 300. One Day and Sunday School, containing from 20 to 30 children of both sexes; it is partly supported by a bequest of £200 from a late Rector, and the deficiency is made up by the present Rector. One Sunday School, wherein 7 males and 5 females are instructed gratuitously by Baptists."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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East Mersea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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