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Education in Great Baddow

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


"Population 1,461. A school for boys; the master's salary is £40 per ann. and about £25 allowance for books, coals and taxes, with the privilege of taking boarders and the use of the school-house, which is kept in repair by the tristees; the funds consist of a farm of 120 acres, wotrth £160 per ann. aaccording to a lease lately granted."

"Six small day schools kept by women, containing 120 children, the greater part of whom attend a Sunday school supported by voluntary contributions."

"All the poor have the means of education, either here or at the National School at Chelmsford."

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


"Population 1,719. Seven Daily Schools; one, a Free School, containing 25 males, is supported by endowment; another (commenced 1832) 36 males and 27 females, is partly supported by subscription and partly by payments from the children; in the other five collectively, 20 males and 47 females are receiving instruction at the expense of their parents. Two Boarding Schools, in which 6 males and 46 females are educated at the expense of their parents. Two Day and Sunday National Schools (commenced 1830) containing 108 males and 88 females daily, and 130 males and 107 females on Sundays; these are partly supported by subscription and partly by payments from the parents of the children: a lending Library is attached."

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

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Great Baddow - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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