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History of Hempstead >> Education in Hempstead
Reports and returns on schools and education in Hempstead. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 554. A Sunday school, supported by voluntary contributions. Several day schools, at which the poor pay for the children themselves. The poorer classes would be glad to hav ethe means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 708. Two Daily Schools: whereof one contains 13 children of each sex; and the other (commenced 1833) 10 males and 8 females, all of whom are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School wherein are 39 males and 35 females;this School is supported by voluntary contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Hempstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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