St Osyth, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of St Osyth >> Education in St Osyth
Reports and returns on schools and education in St Osyth. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,159. There is an endowqment of £10 per annum, for the education of poor children, which has always been paid to a person who keeps a common country day school; but the curate, on inquiry, finds that this sum has been appropriated to paying the rent of the school-house (which formerly used to be paid out of the rates) and not for the education of children.
A national Sunday school, supported by voluntary contributions. The schools are not sufficiently large to educate the poor of this parish."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,583. Nine Daily Schools, in which collectively 91 males and 92 females are under instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, wherein 57 males and 86 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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