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History of Layer de la Haye >> Education in Layer de la Haye
Reports and returns on schools and education in Layer de la Haye. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 529. No school. The poor are desirous of possessing the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 637. Two Daily Schools, wherein 23 children of each sex are under instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School: supported by voluntary contributions, in which are 10 males and 17 females. The above Schools commenced since 1818. Many of the children in the Sunday School attend the Daily Schools also."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"36 boys, 58 girls. Site 100 X 100 feet granted by the late Lord Western to the perpetual curate and churchwardens in trust for a school. School room 38 X 17 X 14 feet, Nine inch wall, A good building and well situate, Conducted by mistress, who receives no salary beside the weekly payments. 14 girls read the New Testament; 7 write on paper. The mistress takes pains. but there is a want of proper system."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
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