History of West Thurrock

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Education in West Thurrock

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


"West Thurrock and Purfleet Township. Population 785. A Sunday school in West Thurrock containing 56 children; another in Purfleet, consisting of 15. A day and Sunday school comprising 57 children. A day school for 60, and an evening school in which 7 receive instruction. The poorer classes have opportunities of educating their children."

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


"West Thurrock and Purfleet. Population 804. Four Daily Schools: in three of which, collectively, are 46 males and 23 females; and in the other (commenced 1826) 2 males and 9 females. In these Schools the children are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, supported by W.H. Whitbread, Esq., and attended by 26 males and 30 females."

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

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West Thurrock - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

West Thurrock - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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