History of Purleigh

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Education in Purleigh

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

1818

"Population 810. A school, in which 20 boys and 20 girls are instructed on the Madras system; the original number was 10 boys and 10 girls; the master and mistress's salary is £30 arising from a fund of £1,000 and £100 3-per-cent consolidated bank annuities, left by the Rev. Samuel Horsemonden for that purpose.

The children who attend the day and Sunday school amount to 130, of which (including those in the nationalal school) only 97 are educated at the day schools. The poor are desirous of having sufficient means of education.

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

1833

"Population 1,044. One Daily Free School, containing 36 children of each sex, is partly supported by an endowment of £30 per annum the interest of £1,000 Three per Cent Consols), for which 20 of each sex are free, the remainder of the children are paid for by their parents. Two Sunday Schools, supported by subscription: at one of which are 62 males; and at the other 49 females. In addition to the above, there are two or three small Schools, in which about 30 children are taught reading andjieedlework.

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

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

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Purleigh - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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