Lexden (from a print c.1823
History of Lexden >> Education in Lexden
Reports and returns on schools and education in Lexden. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 784. A national school open to all in the parish, containing from 30 to 36 boys and from 30 to 33 girls, supported by voluntary contributions. All the poor children between the age of 6 and 12 receive instruction at the national school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,184. Four Infant Schools, containing 25 males and 33 females, are partly supported by donations, and partly by small payments from the children. One Day and Sunday National School, containing 44 males and 40 females daily, and 4 males and 2 females additional on Sundays; this School is supported by subscription from the Rector, Patron, and principal inhabitants; out of which £20 per annum is paid to the schoolmistress. The Rector and his wife attend daily, and take the management of the School upon themselves; without their daily personal attendance, it would be impossible to conduct the School, the subscriptions not being sufficient to admit of paying a master."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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