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Matlock School Charity, 1814
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"Matlock School

The Trustees of this School having at length appointed a Master, are determined to send thirty poor children to be educated, free of expence, such parents as wish to take the benefit of the charity, are desired to apply immediately to MR WOLLEY, or MR NUTTALL ; but no persons need to give themselves the trouble of applying on behalf of children that have not already been taught to read easy lessons."

September 24th 1814

Applications (School)

Ann BODEN dau of Thomas BODEN
Widow WALTON'S girl
Rosanna KNOWLES dau of Geo.KNOWLES in the Bank.
Grand-daughter of Henry in the Wood
William FOX son of James FOX of Starkholmes
Samuel CARLILE son of Samuel CARLILE of Starkholmes
Dorothy GREGORY dau of Robt GREGORY Jnr [entry crossed out]
Sarah dau of Anthony KNOWLES
Sarah dau of James WRIGHT Shoemaker
Humphrey son of Widow LUDLAM
Joshua STATHAM son of Joshua STATHAM
George GREGORY son of John GREGORY
Ann and Mary daughters of John LOMAS
William GREGORY son and Elizabeth GREGORY dau of William GREGORY [Elizabeth's name crossed out]
Daniel HURD son of Daniel HURD
Grace WHEELDON dau. of Moses WHEELDON
James TEASDALE testament
Thomas TEASDALE reading made easy [Thomas' name crossed out]
George STATHAM son of George
Henry PEARSON Hunt Bridge, son of Joseph P.
Joseph NEAL [crossed out]
John KNOWLES son of Mary KNOWLES
John KING son of John KING
Charles WALKER
Matthew KNOWLES son of George KNOWLES [crossed out]
Elizabeth CRICH [crossed out]
Adam KNOWLES son of Adam KNOWLES
Joshua STATHAM son of Isaac STATHAM
William and Charles WRIGHT sons of Roger WRIGHT [Charles WRIGHT crossed out]
James GREGORY of Starkholmes
James BUNTING son of John BUNTING (Bank)
Elizabeth KNOWLES dau of Peter KNOWLES
Anthony CARLINE son of Anthony, Starkholmes

Also see Schools in Earlier Times

Information above researched by Mike Spencer and published here with his kind permission