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Slapton School Register – 1840

This booklet was compiled by members of the Devon Family History Society in co-operation with the Devon Records Office. The booklet provides an extract of some information and further details may be obtained from the Devon Records Office. The first school in Slapton was a charity school. In 1690, John Kelland had left £100 in his will to provide income for the teaching of 20 poor children. The bequest was later increased by his son. In 1821 the Charity Commissioners’ report claimed that they believed a charity school had always been maintained in Slapton from 1690. This register was among the records deposited by Slapton parish, and is catalogued with the other parish records. Correspondence and papers relating to the National Society and some National Schools are found in the Exeter Diocesan Records collection at the Devon Record Office – mostly in ref: Moger Basket C/23-25. Other National Society records including those of individual schools are held at the Church of England Record Centre in Bermondsey, London, but [as of 2006] must be sent to the Lambeth Palace Library reading room for researchers to use. The National Archives at Kew also holds the 1816 survey of elementary schools, and papers for National Schools which were awarded grants for building from 1833.


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