The Green, Hatfield Peverel, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Hatfield Peverel >> Education in Hatfield Peverel
Reports and returns on schools and education in Hatfield Peverel. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"There are £5 per annum directed to be applied to the schooling of children, and putting them apprentice in the clothing trade; but as the trade is not carried on as formerly, the money has been applied to the schooling of children, and the mistress receives the above £5 and instructs usually 16, and a benevolent person in the parish adds £2. 10s. per annum, as a voluntary donation, and the children are occasionally clothed from the produce of other charities, at the discretion of certain feoffees."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,313. Eight Daily Schools: one of which contains 12 males and 22 females, of whom 4 males and 6 females are paid for from a fund vested in feoffees, 7 other females by ladies ,and the remainder of the children by their parents; another (commenced 1820) 8 males and 25 females, some of whom are paid for by the same ladies, and the rest by their parents; four others contain as follows: 14 females; 3 males and 12 females (commenced 1826); 8 males and 13 females (commenced 1828) 6 males and 4 females (commenced 1830); the other two (commenced 1832) 12 males and 19 females; in all the above Schools, with the exception of the two first mentioned, the children receive instruction wholly at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School (commenced 1826) wherein 45 males and 50 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Hatfield Peverel - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Hatfield Peverel - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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