History of Great Braxted

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Education in Great Braxted

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


"Population 496. Three day schools, kept by women, containing about 60 children; also a Sunday school, established for the last 30 years, where 15 boys and 15 girls attend, supported by voluntary subscriptions. The having poor are desirous of having the means of education."

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


"Population 471. Two Daily Schools: one of which contains 12 males and 24 females, of whom 8 females are paid for by Peter Dirlane, Esq., 7 by the Minister, and 1 male by the Rev. Arthur Wallace, the remainder are paid for by their parents; in the other (commenced 1832) 12 males and 7 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 18 females, of whom 13 attend the first Daily School; and in the other 26 males; both are supported by voluntary contributions."

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


The state of education in Great Braxted in 1867 appears in this report on employment in agriculture.

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

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