History of Hadleigh

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Education in Hadleigh

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


"Population 311. A Sunday school has been established, wherein are 40 female pupils, supported by the benevolent contributions of a few; but the funds are inadequate to its support. The lower orders are desirous of obtaining instruction but are totally incapable of affording the most trivial sum towards it."

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


"Population 365. Two Daily Schools, wherein about 27 children of each sex are under instruction, at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, at which are about 15 children of each sex. This School was endowed in the year 1820 for an unlimited number in this parish by Mrs Lovibond, who invested £750 in the four per cents. The teacher has 5s. per week for teaching on Saturdays and Sundays the remainder is for books and clothes."

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

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