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Re: Hospital in Samlesbury??
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 22 December 18 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan - where did you find this information?

I found it by googling Samlesbury.  There's also plenty online about Pestalozzi. 

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« Reply #19 on: Saturday 22 December 18 17:38 GMT (UK) »
I notice that there was a school at Old Hall Samlesbury. In 1861 there are boarders as young as 6. Maybe William James was sent here?

1861 census. Place Walton le Dale. Civil Parish Walton le Dale. Ecclesiastical parish St. Leonard's.
Piece 3141. Enumeration district 9. Folio 95. Page 17. Schedule 87. House/street name Old Hall.
Mary A. Harrison, head, widow, age 48 b. Yorkshire.
Also Mary Harrison, daughter, Benjamin Harrison, son, 2 governesses, Robert & Richard Wilson, nephews + 14 pupils. (Free Cen 2) Most pupils were born a fair distance away.


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Re: Hospital in Samlesbury??
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 22 December 18 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan - where did you find this information?

From the 1861 census. I gave the census reference in my previous reply
I notice that there was a school at Old Hall Samlesbury. In 1861 there are boarders as young as 6. Maybe William James was sent here?
Census reference RG 9; Piece: 3141; Folio: 95; Page: 17;
The school opened 26th July 1852. From  Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Saturday 05 January 1861

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Re: Hospital in Samlesbury??
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 22 December 18 22:11 GMT (UK) »
So you did, Stan. My attention was taken up with the advert, I didn't see the rest. I learned about Pestalozzi at college.
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Re: Hospital in Samlesbury??
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 22 December 18 22:31 GMT (UK) »
It also might have answered a question Iíve been puzzling over for about 15 years!
Thanks all.

Any ideas whether school records might be available anywhere?!

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« Reply #23 on: Saturday 22 December 18 23:27 GMT (UK) »
It also might have answered a question Iíve been puzzling over for about 15 years!
Thanks all.

Any ideas whether school records might be available anywhere?!

Lancashire Archives?
As it was a small, private, short-lived school, there might not have been any surviving records. If Mrs Harrison or her children went on to start a school elsewhere, they might have taken paperwork with them or might have destroyed it.
There might be a Pestolozzi education archive.
Have a rootle in newspapers around the time the school closed and shortly after in case they did set up somewhere else. The Harrison family were from Yorkshire so may have returned there. There was a teenage girl and 2 boys who were niece and nephews on 1861 census. Relatives of Mrs Harrison? The niece may have become a teacher/governess. Try Pestalozzi or Pestalozzian as a search term.

There are some school admission registers online. I viewed them on FindMyPast - National School Admission Registers & Log Books 1870-1914.  Some of my Preston ancestors, their brothers and cousins were in them. If William's younger siblings remained/returned to Preston their names may be in them. Coverage is patchy. I found GGF + brother but not their sisters.