History of Newport

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Education in Newport

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


"Population 711. A school, founded in the year 1588, by Joyce Farnkland widow, and William Saxie her son, which is free to 50 boys, and the numbers may be supplied by the children of any other parish when there are not sufficient in Newport.

Two day school: one consists of 36 girls, at the expense of Mrs Smith, of Shortgrove, and 24 sent by parents, who are able to pay for their education; the other contains 22 boys and 4 girls, also supplied by Mrs Smith; and 6 boys and 4 girls paid for by their parents. A Sunday school in which there are 56 girls and 20 boys, entirely supported by Mrs Smith. The Dissenters have also a small Sunday school of 6 or 7 children; also, an evening school for the benfit of those children who are employed in the daytime in manual labour, consisting of 15 boys, 9 of whom are supported by Mrs Smith, the remaining 6 by their friends.

The poor have ample means of instruction."

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


"Population 914. Five Daily Schools, one of which containing 50 males, is supported by endowment; and has a lending Library attached; in the other four Schools 29 males and 51 females are instructed chiefly at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools, in one whereof are 17 males and 35 females, who attend the Established Church; this School is supported by a few private individuals; the other consists of 24 females, and is supported by a Dissenting Minister."

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


Detailed report on Newport Grammar School in the House of Commons paper Volume 28, Part 11, on Endowed Grammar Schools.

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