History of Southminster
School, Burnham Road, Southminster, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Southminster >> Education in Southminster
Education in Southminster
Reports and returns on schools and education in Southminster. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,289. A national school, containing 200 children, partly supported by voluntar subscriptions, the surplus of which is gradually accumulating, in order to make a permanent endowment; at present the sum amounts to upwards £20O, and partly from a bequest of £8 made payable out of an estate called Cage Farm, belonging to Henry Laver, esq. of Maldon; and it is rumoured that th endowment was formerly more considerable, and that it consisted of a certain portion of the above named estate, for which the proprietor does not pay an adequate consideration; and complaints are prevalent that he does not do justice to the charity."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,422. Seven Daily Schools: in five of which are collectively 17 males and 35 females; in another (commenced 1830) 20 females; and in the other (commenced 1832) 10 males and 5 females. In the above Schools the children are instructed at the expense of their parents.
One Day and Sunday National School, of 67 males and 46 females; this School is partly supported by endowment partly, by subscription, and partly by penny weekly payments from the children. One Sunday School, of 30 males and 20 females (commenced 1830) is supported by collections and connected with Independent Dissenters."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Back to History of Southminster
Are your ancestors from Southminster? Why not tell us their story: My Southminster Ancestors.
Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers
Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.
Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.
Southminster - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Southminster - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0
New options from Findmypast
Findmypast have announced a change to their offerings to UK family historians.
There are now three options: Starter, Plus and Pro. The big change is that Plus and Pro now allow access to the 1939 Register even on a monthly package.
Their website contains more information and sets out the difference between the options.
Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?
Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these.
Link below already formatted for Essex and Postcards.