School, White Roding, c.1905Low resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of White Roding >> Education in White Roding
Reports and returns on schools and education in White Roding. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 398. A day school, for farmers children; and a Sunday school, supported by voluntary contributions, consisting of the poor children of this and the neighbouring parishes, amounting to 65 boys and 5 girls. The poor are desirous of having education, and it is supposed hey possess the means in the Sunday school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 479. One Daily School, in which 12 children of each sex are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, attended by 40 males and 38 females; is supported by the Rector with an annual collection in the Church."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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White Roding - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
White Roding - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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