Dukes Manor, Roxwell, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Roxwell >> Education in Roxwell
Reports and returns on schools and education in Roxwell. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 751. A school, endowed in 1774 by John Blencowe, with a third part of the dividends upon £2,733 9s. 9d. consols, for the education of 14 boys and 11 girls. About 30 boys and 80 girls attend the daily schools, and about 50 girls and 45 boys the Sunday schools. The poor have the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 847. One Daily School, containing 16 females; and one Boarding School, 60 males; all of whom are educated at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School, in which 70 males and 69 females attend daily, and 77 males and 73 females on Sundays; it is supported by voluntary contributions of the parishioners, excepting the sum of £26 13s. from Blencowe's Charity annually, of which the churchwarden and others are the trustees."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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