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Education in Rochford

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


"Population 1,214. A school on Dr Bell's system, containing 80 children, and one on the Lancastrian plan, consisting of 50. The poor have the means of education in the schools mentioned."

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


"Population 1,526. Eight Daily Schools (including Day and Boarding Schools): one of which, a Lancasterian, contains 70 males, and is partly supported by subscription, and partly by penny payments from the children; the salary of the master is £40 per annum: the other seven contain as follows; 8 children of each sex; 34 females (commenced 1821), 32 males (commenced 1822), 28 males (commenced 1828), 8 males and 12 females (commenced 1830), 4 males and 7 females (commenced 1832) and 2 males and 15 females (commenced 1833) in all the above Schools, with the exception of the first mentioned, the instruction is wholly at the expense of their parents.

One Day and Sunday National School, at which 31 males and 33 females attend daily, and 34 males and 36 females on Sundays; it is partly supported by voluntary contributionsm and partly by penny payments from the daily children. One Sunday School, of 50 children of each sex, is supported by Independent Dissenters, and has a lending Library attached."

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

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