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History of Wrabness >> Education in Wrabness
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wrabness. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 214. Two small schools, kept by poor women, one containing 19, the other 8 children, some of whom are paid for by a lady in the parish; the above schools are conducted on the national plan. The poor are destitute of the means of education, but would be happy to embrace them if offered."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 248. Two small Daily Schools, in which 5 males and 12 females are instructed at the expense of their parents."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Wrabness - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wrabness - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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