History of Moreton

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Education in Moreton

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


"Population 372. A Sunday school, supported by voluntary subscriptions, comprising 39 boys and 28 girls, 18 of whom belong to adjoining parishes; and two private schools, one having about 18 scholars, the other between 20 and 30, paid for by the rector of High Laver and the rector of Moreton."

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


"Population 431. One Daily School, wherein 18 children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School (commenced 1821) containing 38 children of both sexes daily, and 58 on Sundays; it is partly supported by endowment, the master and mistress (whose salary is £32 per annum), have also the privilege of taking private scholars, of whom are 18, attending from other parishes who pay for their instruction."

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

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