History of Fyfield

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Education in Fyfield

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

1818

"Population 540. A free school, founded by Dr. Walker, container 16 children, the number of whom is to be increased. The master has a house and garden, £16 a year, and the privilege of taking extra scholars; the funds arise from an estate now let for £65 per annum but lately for only £28; the income has hitherto been expected in the master's salary, books, etc. The disposal of the over plus is left to the discretion of the trustees."

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

1833

"Population 572. Three Daily Schools: one of which contains 49 children, and is supported by property left by Dr Walker, in the year 1687, for the education of the poor children of the parish; the income amounts to £47 7s. per annum, and the salary of the master and mistress is £32 per annum, with a residence; in another are 25, and in the other (commenced 1830) 4 children, all of whom are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 33 children of each sex, is supported by subscription, towards which the Rector is the chief contributor."

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

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