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History of Lawford >> Education in Lawford
Reports and returns on schools and education in Lawford. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 548. A farm of 36A. 2R. 31P. was left by a Mr John Leech, about the year 1723, for clothing 10 poor people of the parish, and educating the same number of poor children. The farm having been shamefully under-let £1 5s. per acre, when £2 10s. was bid for it; proceedings were commenced by the rector in the court of chancery in 1811; but the matter remains undecided by the said court, and the poor are consequently deprived of the charity. Two day schools; one containing 8 little boys and 8 girls, the other 7 boys and 12 girls; and a Sunday the parish and educating the same school consisting of 12 boys and 28 girls, supported by the rector and another family. The poor are desirous of having the means of instruction."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 794. One Daily School containing 44 females is wholly supported by the benevolence of an individual. One Sunday School of 54 children of both sexes is supported by the Minister. The above Schools commenced about 1824."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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