History of Witham
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Education in Witham
Reports and returns on schools and education in Witham. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
Population 1,352."A national school, supported by voluntary contributions, containing about 170 children. The poor have sufficient means of educating their children."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 2,735. Fifteen Daily Schools, one of which contains 100 males and 50 females, and is partly supported by a sum of £35 per annum arising from an endowment (but which the trustees may apply to the preaching a weekly lecture), partly by subscription, and also by penny payments from the children; the salary of the master and mistress is £70 per annum; in another (connected with Congregational Dissenters) are 70 females; this School commenced 1827, and is supported by voluntary contributions, and penny payments from the children; in the remaining thirteen Schools are 141 children of each sex, whose instruction is paid for by their parents. Two Boarding Schools, in which 40 females are educated at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, wherein 80 males and 120 females are instructed gratuitously by Congregational Dissenters; this School has a lending Library attached."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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