RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
ReferenceD 4720
TitleDarnhall School records
DescriptionStatutes, correspondence , deeds and papers including founder's statutes signed by Thomas Lee, 1698, deeds and papers re property in Newton, Tattenhall, for endowment of school, 1699-1812, appointments of schoolmasters, correspondence with Bishop of Chester re necessity of licensing schoolmaster,1749-1750, attendance register c1770, papers re amendment of regulations,1785,1803, correspondence with Charity Commissioners, 1861-1862.
Administrative HistoryThe School was founded in 1698 by Thomas Lee of Darnhall in fufilment of the wishes of his late mother Elizabeth Venables, and endowed with Kelsall's Tenement in Newton by Tattenhall; it was to provide free education for the children of parishes of Whitegate and Over and township of Weaver "provided also that the Women Children continue not in the School above nine years nor longer than to learn English".
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