History of Woodham Walter

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Education in Woodham Walter

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


"Population 400. Two small day schools, kept by women, consisting upon an average of about 9 in each, and one Sunday school, in which 66 children are instructed, 15 of whom belong to other parishes. Some of the poor children attend Maldon national school, and all have the means of education."

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


"Population 538. One Daily School (commenced 1828) containing 7 males and 43 females, is partly supported by subscription, and partly by payments from the children. One Sunday School of 46 males and 50 females is supported by the Rector and parishioners; 28 of the children in the Daily School attend the Sunday School also."

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

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Woodham Walter - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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