Leigh-on-Sea, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Leigh on Sea >> Education in Leigh on Sea
Reports and returns on schools and education in Leigh on Sea. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"A Sunday school has lately been established by the minister, in which 100 poor chidlren receive instruction; but the funds are very inadequate for its support, and any assistance would be most gratefully received. The poor are without means for the education of their children, but are very desirous of possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,254. Eight Daily Schools (one of which containing 14 children commenced in 1829) wherein collectively about 54 males and 44 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School (commenced 1833) containing 40 males and 60 females; is wholly supported by Lady Olivia B Sparrow. Two Sunday Schools: in one (commenced 1833) are 30 males and 12 females; this School is supported by the Bishop of London; in the other, connected with Wesleyan Methodists, 10 males and 30 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"Boys and Girls. Conducted by a master trained at St Mark's. The girls are well managed and taught by a mistress; assisted by monitors about the usual age. They are thoroughly instructed in the Holy Scriptures, and the liturgy and articles of the Church of England. A handsome and complete set of schools has been lately built at the expense of the rector."
Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848
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Leigh on Sea - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Leigh on Sea - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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