History of Tolleshunt Major

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Education in Tolleshunt Major

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


"Population 350. A Sunday school consisting of 16 boys and 12 girls. The poor have the means of education."

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


"Population 428. One Daily School, in which 2 males and 10 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 22 males and 3 females, is supported by a salary allowed from the Church rate; books are provided at the expense of the Curate."

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



Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846

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Tollshunt Major - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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