Ramsey, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Ramsey >> Education in Ramsey
Reports and returns on schools and education in Ramsey. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 515. A daily school for boys and girls, conducted on the Madras system, in a building hired by the parish, at a rent of £12 12s. a year in which from 80 to 90 children are educated, principally by subscriptions of the minister and inhabitants.
The master has £25 a year from the parish, and 6d. per week for teaching children from the adjoining parishes; the mistress £5 a year, house rent, and 1d. per week for teaching the girls to sew.
All the poor are desirous of having the mean of instruction."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 708. Four Daily Schools: in one of which are 64; and in the other three collectively are 34 of both sexes; the children in these Schools are instructed at the expense of their parents, with the exception of 12 boys in the first School, for which number it is endowed with £14 per annum. One Day and Sunday School, containing 53 females daily, and 51 on Sundays, is supported by voluntary contributions; and One Sunday School (commenced 1828) of 64 males, supported by a collection after an annual sermon: the two last Schools are superintended by the Vicar."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Ramsey - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Ramsey - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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