History of Ovington

St Mary's Church, Ovington
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Education in Ovington

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


"Consolidated parishes of Ovington (population 115) and Tilbury Juxta Clare (population 167). A Sunday school, in which 30 children are instructed. The poor have not sufficient means of education, and are desirous of possessing them."

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


"(Ovington only) Population 179. One Daily School (commenced 1824) wherein 2 males and 4 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 8 males and 9 females, is partly supported by an allowance of £2 per annum from the parish rates, the Rector supplying the deficiency."

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

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Ovington - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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