History of Feering

Feering  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
The Old Anchor Inn, Feering, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

History of Feering >> Education in Feering

Education in Feering

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


"Population 608. A Sunday school, containing upwards of 50 boys and girls; and 20 girls are daily taught to read and work til the age of fourteen. These schools are supported by voluntary subscriptions. The poor have sufficient means of education."

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


"Population 735. Two Daily Schools: whereof one (commenced 1823) contains 10 males and 6 females, and the other (commenced 1828) 6 of each sex: in these Schools the children are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School, supported by subscription, in which 19 males and 27 females attend daily, and 30 males and 36 females on Sundays; it commenced as a Sunday School in 1821, and as a Daily School in 1828."

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


"Boys' and Girls'. A very handsome well-built village school with class-room and every advantage for a model school. Not much progress made hitherto; but the master is likely to give a complete course of instruction. The children are perfectly under his control, and their manners are manifestly improving. The master was trained at St. Mark's."

Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848

Back to History of Feering

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Feering? Why not tell us their story: My Feering Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

Feering - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Feering - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?


Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.