History of Tillingham

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Education in Tillingham

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


"Population 760. A Sunday school on the national plan was established in 1815, supported by voluntary subscription, containing about 180 children, and a national day school in conjunction with the above, in which 104 children are taught, who are above seven years of age, some of whom are paid for by subscription, and the rest by their parents. A preparatory school to the above on the same system, in which 44 children under seven years of age receive instruction at a very cheap rate; a few are paid for by the curate, who together with his family, superintends the whole.

The poor have not sufficient means of education, and if pecuniary assistance could be obtained to procure a larger school room, great benefit would accrue, and the restriction in the national day school as to age would be removed, which is only adopted owing to the want of subscriptions."

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


"Population 970. One Daily School, containing 9 males and 10 females, is supported from the Baptist Association fund. One Day and Sunday National School, attended by 70 males and 93 females daily, and 73 males and 105 females on Sundays. This School is partly supported by contributions amounting to about 20 per annum, and partly by payments from the children, of whom 48 pay 4d. and the remainder 1d. per week. About 16 males and 28 females of the above children are from the parish of Dengie, the School being for the two parishes. One Sunday School, of 23 males and 27 females, is supported by voluntary contributions and connected with Baptists."

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

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