History of Hockley
Hockley School 1904 - supplied by Colin Mackenzie
History of Hockley >> Education in Hockley
Education in Hockley
Reports and returns on schools and education in Hockley. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 719. No school. This parish is in union with the charity school at Rayleigh, upon Dr. Bell's system."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 777. One Infant School in which 7 males and 9 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School (commenced 1828) wherein 14 males and 15 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"A handsome building too expensive and spacious for the wants of the parish, cost £600. With the exception of penmanship, which is neat little progress is made in any subject."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
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Hockley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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