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Education in Henham

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


"Population 563 with Pledgden hamlet population 96. The curate states, at Newport in the vicinity of henham, there is a school on a charitable foundation, the funds whereof he is led to believe are misapplied. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."

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


"Population 863 (with Pledgon Hamlet). Three Daily Schools (wherein are 52 males and 61 females): one of which (commenced 1822) contains 72 children, and is partly supported by voluntary contributions and partly by a small grant from the National Society; the salary of the mistress is £15 per annum; in another are 27; and in the other (commenced 1833) 14 children; these are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools (in which are 49 males and 64 females): whereof one consists of 80 children and appertains to Independents; in the other School are 23 children: both Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

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

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