History of Farnham

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Education in Farnham

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


"Population 395. A Sunday school, kept in the church, to which about 15 children of both sexes report, supported by W. Gosling, esq., and the rector. A daily school, kept by a poor woman, containing about 12 children. A school, kept at the dissenting meeting house, to which 30 families are allowed to send easch child; and the schoolmaster is paid out of the essex union charity, supported by Dissensters."

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


"Population 524. Two Daily Schools (in which are 40 males and 30 females): whereof one (commenced 1820) contains 56; and the other (commenced 1830) 14 of both sexes; of the children in these Schools 6 females are sent and clothed by the Rector, 4 others by William Gosling, Esq., and family, the rest of the children make penny payments; the income of each teacher is made up by voluntary contributions."

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

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