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History of Wicken Bonhunt >> Education in Wicken Bonhunt
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wicken Bonhunt. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 128. A school in which 15 or 16 children are taught, established by the rector, and maintained by a weekly payment from him, and from the parents of these children who are enabled to bear the expense. A Sunday school, in which 21 children receive instructions. The poor have sufficient means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 134. One Daily School, containing 23 children of both sexes, is supported chiefly by the Incumbent, but the parents pay a small weekly sum, either of 1d. or 2d. according to their means."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"The daily school has been discontinued owing to want of funds. Population under 160. The chief proprietor subscribes £2 10s. No other subscribers. Children's pence amounted to 1s. weekly. The Sunday-school children were assembled to be examined. 21 girls and 3 boys. Girls between 6 and 13 years. The instruction is exclusively religious, but they read better than might be expected."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
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Wicken Bonhunt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wicken Bonhunt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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