Monday, 17 May 2010

Teachers certificates 1851 on Original Record

An interesting update today from the Original Record website, which may be of use if you have a teacher ancestor in mid 19th century Scotland:

1851
Teachers' Certificates
The Committee of Council on Education awarded certificates of merit to teachers throughout Britain, and published annual lists of those qualifying in the previous years. Masters and mistresses are listed separately, with surname and initials, and school at which teaching, post town or county, and grade of the certificate: each of the three classes of certificate being subdivided into three. There are five separate lists for masters and mistresses:

1. Teachers in schools in connection with the Church of England; male students in the Training Schools of the National Society, and of the several Diocesan Boards of Education; and female students in the Training Schools of the National Society (Whitelands, Chelsea), the Home and Colonial School Society (Gray's Inn Road, Holborn), and the Salisbury and York and Ripon Diocesan Boards of Education.

2. Teachers, in England and Wales, of British, Wesleyan and other Protestant Schools, not in connection with the Church of England;

3. Teachers, in England and Wales, of Roman Catholic Schools;

4. Teachers of schools in Scotland, in connection with the Established Church; male students in the Edinburgh and Glasgow Training Colleges; and female students in training schools.

5. Teachers of schools in Scotland, not in connection with the Established Church; male students in the Training Schools of the Free Church (at Edinburgh and Glasgow); and female students in training schools.

This is the list, corrected to 1 January 1851, published in 1851.

To access the records visit www.theoriginalrecord.com.

Chris

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2 comments:

Tunji said...

Some of the records on Original Record looking interesting, but the interface is absolutely awful and much too expensive... There isn't even a proper index so you can't know if what you're buying is going to help you or not.
Do you know whether any libraries provide free access to Original Record or its contents?

Chris Paton said...

I've not come across library access Tunji. Some really rare records on the site, but I agree, it is quite pricey and really does take some getting used to on the search front.

Chris