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History of Ridgewell (Ridgwell) >> Education in Ridgewell
Reports and returns on schools and education in Ridgewell. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Populkation 453. Two or three dames schools, containing together about 40 children. The poor who depend on parish relief, are without the benefit of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 713. Two Daily Schools: whereof one (commenced 1825) contains 9 females, and is supported by voluntary contributions; in the other are 13 females, whose instruction is at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School (commenced 1823) attended by 65 males and 61 females: this School is supported by voluntary contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
The state of education in Ridgewell in 1867 appears in this report on employment in agriculture
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