History of Great Yeldham

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Education in Great Yeldham

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

1818

"Population 437. One school, containing 10 boys, founded by John Symonds, esq. of Great Yeldham in 1692, who bequeathed a farm, situated in the parish of Halstead, Essex, producing at present 20 guineas, which the master receives with a house and garden rent free, and is allowed the privilege of taking boys on his own terms. Two day schools, containing 50 young children. The poor have sufficient means of education."

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

1833

"Population 673. One Daily School, containing 40 males, of whom 10 are instructed from the proceeds of an endowment, the rest are paid for by their parents. One Sunday School, wherein 40 males and 56 females are instructed gratuitously."

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

1867

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

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

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Great Yeldham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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