Mountnessing Church, 1906Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Mountnessing >> Education in Mountnessing
Reports and returns on schools and education in Mountnessing. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 609. A certain parcel of land, the rent of which amounts to between £30 and £40, is left in the hands of trustees, and is applied for the educating an unlimited number of the poor children of this parish at two schools kept by women, in which 24 boys and 16 girl are at present instructed."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 796. Four Daily Schools: two of which contain 12 males and 20 females, and are supported by an endowment consisting of a small farm of the value of £30 annually, from which the mistress of each School is allowed about £14 per annum; in the other two (commenced 1831) 25 children of each sex are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools (commenced 1830) attended by 28 males and 30 females; and supported by subscription."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Mountnessing - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Mountnessing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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