History of Grays Thurrock

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Education in Grays Thurrock

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


"Population 1,055. A school founded by William Palmer, esq. in which 10 boys are educated and clothed. The master has £40 per annum, a dwelling house and garden. The funds arise from the rent of houses in the city of London, and about £750 in the stocks from the sale to the corporation of London of some houses in White Cross street. A Sunday school containing from 60 to 70 children, and a ladies boarding school. The poor have sufficient means of education."

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


"Population 1,24.8 Eight Daily Schools, in which are, collectivel,y 138 children of both sexes, 20 of whom males are instructed from the proceeds of an endowment, the remainder are paid for by their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one of which (commenced 1824) are 162 children of both sexes, who attend the Established Church; the other is connected with Dissenters (commenced 1833) and consists of 40 of both sexes. These Schools are supported by subscription."

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


Detailed report on Grays Thurrock Grammar School, but being conducted as an elementary school, in the House of Commons paper Volume 28, Part 11, on Endowed Grammar Schools.

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Grays Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Grays Thurrock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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