History of North Weald Bassett
North Weald, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of North Weald Bassett >> Education in North Weald Bassett
Education in North Weald Bassett
Reports and returns on schools and education in North Weald Bassett. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 344, containing the hamlets of Hastinwood and Thornwood. A school, in which 6 children are instructed by a teacher, who receives £10 per annum out of a farm. Two schools. The poor are desirous of educating their children, but are without the means."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 887. One Daily School, containing 19 males and 18 females; and One Sunday School (commenced 1829) in which are 28 males and 27 females; the Daily School is endowed with £10 per annum a rent charge; this sum is increased by voluntary subscription to £22, which sum, with 1d. per week from each child, supports a master and mistress who take charge of both Schools."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Back to History of North Weald Bassett
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
North Weald Bassett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
North Weald Bassett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0
25% Discount on DNA Kits
Ancestry.co.uk are offering DNA test kits at a discount of 25%
Offer lasts until 26 April
You can buy a kit for yourself or have one delivered to a relative.
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.