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Education in Stock
Reports and returns on schools and education in Stock. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Consolidated with Ramsden Bellhouse. Population 532. Several daily schools containing about 135 children; and about 92 are instructed in the two Sunday schools, one of which is supported by the rector."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 619. Two Daily Schools, in which 30 males and 14 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: at one, of the Established Church, are 30 males and 40 females; the other is connected with Dissenters, and consists of 43 males and 46 females; this School has a lending Library attached, and both are supported by voluntary contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"Handsome schools cost £380. Apartments for mistress. The boys are instructed with care, but not much system by an untrained master. Some of the girls are intelligent and receive a good practical education. The mistress is in bad health."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
"Boys: Little order and no system, the instruction deficient in every respect. Girls: Two schools neat and convenient. The religious instruction in the girls school is good. 1 mistress has been ill till lately."
Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848
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