ID: TXA02810

TitleEast Mersea School - a short history
Abstract"East Mersea School was much earlier [than West Mersea] with the provision of education for its children; under a charity founded as early as 1812 by the Rev. John Tickell [ sometimes spelt Tickel ] and other donors, a school for twenty one poor children was built in East Mersea Road and later adopted into the National Scheme."
From A Short History of Mersea by Elsie Karbacsz, 5th Edition, page 39.

1848
For teaching 21 poor children, a schoolmistress has certain voluntary contributions, and the dividends of £223, 6s, 7d, three per cent. Consols, left by the Rev. John Tickell in 1812.
From White's Directory WHI_1848_159 .

1861 Census
Emms Vincent school mistress, age 42.

1863
...
For teaching 21 poor children, a schoolmistress has certain voluntary contributions, and the dividends of £223, 6s, 8d, three per cent. Consols, left by the Rev. John Tickell in 1812. The School was built in 1859.
From White's Directory, WHI_1863_177 .

1871 Census
Elizabeth Fairs school mistress, age 27.

1874
The rectory house was built 1860, also a National School. The Rev. John Tickell of Wargrave, in the County of Berks, by will, bearing date 1812, bequeathed to the rector and churchwardens of this parish, £200, to be invested, after his wife's decease, in the £3 percent. Console, for the education of poor children of the parish nominated by the rector.
National School, Miss Priscilla Biggs, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory, KEL_1874_158 .

1881 Census
Margaret Owen Chivers school mistress, age 26.

1882
National School (mixed), built in 1860, for 80 children with average attendance of 40.
From Kelly's Directory 1882 - KEL_1882_001 .

1891 Census
Bertha Pleydell school mistress, age 29.

1894
National School (mixed), built in 1860, for 80 children; average attendance, 38; & endowed with £6 6s. yearly, the interest upon £200 in Consols, left in 1812 by the Rev. John Tickle of Wargrave, Berks, in trust to the vicar & churchwardens of this parish; Mrs Bertha Pleydell, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory 1894 - KEL_1894_001 .

1901 Census
Edith Taylor school mistress, age 33.

1905
Alice Mary Harvey née Pullen was Head Teacher at East Mersea 1905 - 1907. She came to East Mersea as a widow with two young children.

1908
Public Elementary School (mixed) built in 1860, for 70 children, average attendance, 34; & endowed with £6 2s. 8d. yearly, the interest upon £200 in Consols, left in 1812 by the Rev. John Tickle, of Wargrave, Berks, in trust to the rector & churchwardens of this parish; Mrs Jane Barker, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory 1908 - KEL_1908_384 .


1910
Public Elementary School (mixed) built in 1860, for 70 children, average attendance, 34; & endowed with £6 2s. 8d. yearly, the interest upon £200 in Consols, left in 1812 by the Rev. John Tickle, of Wargrave, Berks, in trust to the rector & churchwardens of this parish; Miss Annie M. Fairey, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory 1910 - KEL_1910_393 .

1911 Census
Annie M. Fairey Head Teacher, age 40.

1917
Public Elementary School (mixed) built in 1860, for 51 children; & endowed with £6 2s. 8d. yearly, the interest upon £200 in Consols, left in 1802 [sic] by the Rev. John Tickle [sic], of Wargrave, Berks, in trust to the rector & churchwardens of this parish; Miss Annie M. Fairey, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory 1917 - KEL_1917_404 .

1922
Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1860. Mrs Martin, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory, KEL_1922_420 .

1925 - 1926
Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1860, for 51 children. Mrs Martin, mistress.
From Kelly's Directory - KEL_1925_427 .

3 April 1939
9 children were transferred to this school [ West Mersea ] from East Mersea owing to the closure of the latter school.
From West Mersea School Log Book - WMS_LOG4_P070

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East Mersea School 1905 and 1926

SourceMersea Museum
IDTXA02810