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History of Wix >> Education in Wix
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wix. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 675. A school, in which 10 boys are taught; the master has £5 payable from an estate in the parish. A day school, in which 10 are educated, and a national Sunday school, containing 50 children. The poor are grateful for the means of education they possess."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 832. Two Daily Schools: whereof one contains 17 males, and is endowed with £5 per annum payable out of land, and is further supported by payments from the parents of the children; in the other (commenced 1819) 14 males and 31 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one, of the Established Church (commenced 1832) are 42 males and 48 females; and in the other, connected with Independents (commenced 1822) 42 males and 41 females; these Schools are supported by voluntary contributions "
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"This school has suffered from repeated change of teachers, but it is carefully superintended by the clergyman and well supplied with apparatus. The mistress requires training. Funds raised with difficulty."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
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Wix - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wix - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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