History of Fordham

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Education in Fordham

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


"Population 608. A school, kept by a dissenting minister, who has about £10 per annum payable out of an estate in the parish, and for which he is bound to educate 5 boys and as many girls, but about 15 usually attend.

A day school, containing 15 children, who pay an old woman 3d. per week for their instruction; and the rector's daughters entirely support a Sunday school, attended by 30 girls. The poor are desirous of having the means of education while the children are young and unable to work."

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


"Population 727. Four Daily Schools: one of which contains 10 males, and is supported by endowment; in the other three, collectively, 16 males and 15 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools, in which are 25 males and 40 females; these are supported chiefly by the Rector the Rev. Mr. Dodd and his daughters, with some assistance from the parish, and a few casual donations."

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

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

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