History of Little Waltham

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Education in Little Waltham

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


"Population 593. A school containing 10 boys and 10 girls, who are clothed and educated; the master has £20, the mistress £5; supported by two benefactions left for the support and repairs of the parish church of Little Waltham, and for pious uses and works of charity, under the management of trustees, but which have been converted to the above purpose. A Sunday school, containing 9 boys and 17 girls, supported in part by the trustees of the benefactions mentioned [above]. The poor have sufficient means of education."

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


"Population 674. Five Daily Schools, wherein are 32 males and 60 females; the feoffees of some charity lands provide two school houses and a salary of £10 each to a master and mistres,s to educate 10 boys and 10 girls (who are also clothed by them), and a further salary of £5 for the Sunday instruction of the same children, and of all others who like to attend; with the exception of the said 10 boys and 10 girls the children in the above Schools are taught at the expense of their parents.

Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 51 children of both sexes; this School is supported by the feoffees above-mentioned: in the other (to which a lending Library is attached) 96 children of both sexes are instructed gratuitously by Independents. The Rector of the parish has a lending Library at his own house for the general benefit of the parishioners."

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

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