History of Laindon
Laindon School, Laindon, c.1955
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History of Laindon >> Education in Laindon
Education in Laindon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Laindon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Laindon, population 311, containing Basildon chapelry 125. A school, in which 15 children are taught gratis, and about 20 pay a small sum for their education. The master has £10 per annum arising from a farm in the parish, left for that purpose. A Sunday school in which from 20 to 30 children are taught. Many of the poor are without sufficient means of education, and are desirous of possessing sessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Laindon, population 412. One Daily School, containing 36 males and 16 females, is supported by endowment. One Sunday School, wherein 23 males and 20 females are instructed gratuitously. Basildon Chapelry, population 124. One Sunday School, wherein 19 males and 11 females are receiving gratuitous instruction."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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