The Lane, West Mersea, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of West Mersea >> Education in West Mersea
Reports and returns on schools and education in West Mersea. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 697. A school containing 60 children, the master has £10 per annum being the interest of £250 left by an inhabitant. One dame's school. The poor are desirous of having the means of education of which they are generally destitute."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 847. Four Daily Schools: one of which (commenced 1831) contains 27 males and 7 females, and is endowed with £9 per annum; the other three contain as follows, 8 males and 9 females; 5 males and 15 females (commenced 1824); 1 male and 5 females (commenced 1832); all the children in the three last Schools are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, connected with Independents, in which 51 males and 57 females are instructed gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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