History of Orsett

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Education in Orsett

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


"Population 936. A school, founded and endowed by Mr Edward Anson, who devised by his will an estate at Theydon Garnon for the education and clothing of 6 boys of Orsett, 2 of Horndon-on-the-Hill, 2 of Bulphan, 2 of Chadwell, and 2 of Mucking; the master receives £20 yearly, with an allowance of coals and candles, and resides in the school-house, and has 22 extra scholars.

A day school, conatining 25 boys, and two others 40 girls. Three dame schools, comprising 42 children, and two Sunday schools, consisting of 50 girls and 23 boys; one of which was instituted and supported by the rector, assisted by Mrs baker, who had contributed one year £2, the present year £5 with the promise of its being continued annually. Several private schools; a Latin school, containing about 20 schools, and a boarding school for young ladies.

A national school would be of the greatest benefit to this and the adjoining parishes, but from the want of funds it cannot be established."

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


"Population 1,274. Two Daily Schools: one of which contains 32 males, and the other 14 females; the former is partly supported by an endowment of £20 per annum, arising from rents of lands and tenements, and interest of money in the public funds, for which 14 are instructed; and the latter by £2 10s. per annum, interest from the public funds, for which 2 are instructed; the rest of the children in both Schools are paid for by their parents. One Day and Boarding School (commenced 1820) in which about 63 males are educated at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: at one supported by the Rector are 40 males; at the other (commenced 1820) connected with Independents, are 30, principally females, who are instructed gratuitously."

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

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