History of Little Leighs

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Education in Little Leighs

Reports and returns on schools and education in Little Leighs. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 135. A day school, in which 36 children are instructed. The poor are desirous of possessing the means of instruction for thweir children."

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818


"Population 189. One Daily School in which are 10 males and 12 females, of these children 8 are paid for by the Essex Union, and the remainder by their parents. One Sunday School of 17 males and 13 females, is supported by the Essex Union."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833

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Little Leighs - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Little Leighs - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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