History of Stondon Massey

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Education in Stondon Massey

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


"Population 211. A school containing from 30 to 40 children of both sexes, superintended by the wife of a labourer who teaches them to read etc. and the children are sent to Chipping Ongar about two miles distant to learn writing and arithmetic. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."

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


"Population 299. Two Daily Schools, in which 32 children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents, with the exception of about 6 who are paid for by some ladies. One Boarding School, wherein 26 females are educated at the expense of their parents; about 12 children attend the Clergyman for instruction on Sundays."

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

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Stondon Massey - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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