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CHULMLEIGH - BOARDERS AT ROCK HILL GIRLS' SCHOOL  IN 1891

 

Rock Hill School, Chulmleigh

Rock Hill School, Chulmleigh

 

 

John Walling Brooks' school for boys continued to thrive and it would seem that Clara Tuke educated the sisters of some of those boys from time to time. The Walling Brooks family made the decision to reopen their original boys' school building - Rock Hill House -  as a school for girls and by 1891, this was established with one of John's daughters in charge - Annie Brooks (25) and her sister Amelia (19) acting as housekeeper. The opening of this school coincided with Clara Tuke's decision to leave Chulmleigh in order to expand her girls' school elsewhere.

The 1891 census shows a teaching staff consisting of two governesses in addition to Annie Brooks. It also shows a solitary little boy as a pupil of the school.

 

SURNAME

 FORENAME AGE  PLACE OF BIRTH  CENSUS
CHANT Ida 15 Folkstone 1891
  EWING John 6 United States 1891
FRIENDSHIP Lillie 13 Bideford 1891
GOSS Susannah 12 Iddesleigh 1891
HARDEN May 15 Ireland 1891
HARRIS Elizabeth 16 High Bickington 1891
HARRIS Miriam 14 High Bickington 1891
HELLYER Ella 15 South Molton 1891
MANNING Elizabeth 12 High Bickington 1891
MAY Lilian 15 Dunsford 1891
PAKEMAN Ethel 12 Swindon 1891
REED Alice 14 Coleridge 1891
SAUNDERS Esther 15 Wembworthy 1891
SLEE Annie 15 High Bickington 1891
SLEE Mary 14 High Bickington 1891
SMITH Bessie 17 North Molton 1891
TAVERNER Bertha 15 Dunsford 1891
THIES Evelyn 14 Appledore 1891

 

 
 
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