The School, Great Easton, 1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Easton >> Education in Great Easton
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Easton. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 663. A school for boys, in which 6 of this parish, and 6 of Little Easton are taught; the master receives £5 a year from Easton Hall Farm, and being church clerk, is entitled to the occupation of a tenement free from rent or expenses of repairs.
A girls' school, containing 10 of this parish, who are all clothed. The mistress receives £13 a year; the funds arise from 47 acres of land, producing annually £47.
There is likewise in the hands of the curate, as one of the trustees, £140 which has gradually arisen about 60 years from the overplus of income not immediately required; but the greater part of the sum will soon be expended in repairing the buildings, which are in a dilapidated state.
The master and mistress of the schools mentioned above, instruct about 50 children each, nearly upon Dr. Bell's plan; being paid by the bounty of individuals, by parachial contribution, or allowance from the public institution of the district for the support of national schools.
All the children of the poor have sufficient means of education; but they are negligent in their attendance at the schools."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 840. Two Day and Sunday Schools: whereof one contains 44 boys and the other 40 girls daily, of whom 32 in the former School and 30 in the latter attend on Sundays: of the above boys 12 are educated by the proceeds of an endowment from Lord Maynard, 6 are paid for by the parish, 14 by the Rector, and the remainder by their parents; of the girls, 10 are educated and clothed by an endowment from Mrs Rebecca Mead, 20 are educated from the same fund, and the rest are paid for by their parents."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Great Easton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Easton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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