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History of Great Leighs >> Education in Great Leighs
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Leighs. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Great Leighs, population 144, containing Chatley hamlet, population 396. No school. The poorer classes are desirous of having the menas of instruction, and from 20 to 30 goto a school at Little Leighs."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Great Leighs parish with Chatley hamlet, population 756. Two Daily Schools: whereof one contains 18 males and 35 females, and is endowed by Mr Beadle with the moiety of the interest of £180 for the instruction of 10 poor children, the parents of the said children contributing 1d. each per week, the rest of the children are instructed wholly at the expense of their parents; in the other (commenced 1830) 7 males and 4 females receive instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School (commenced 1827) at which are 15 children of each sex; this School is supported by the Rector."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Great Leighs - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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