Glenavy Classical and English School

Schoolmaster Wanted

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th April 1810 and is reproduced here by permission of the Belfast News Letter

A Schoolmaster Wanted for the Glenavy School

He must be well recommended as to Morals, competent to teach Greek, Latin, English Grammatically, Writing and Accounts. – A salary of sixt pounds per anum will be given. – It will be necessary to attend at the School-house, on Wednesday the 2d day of May next, as the Candidates will be examined in that day, and the most eligible appointed. April 16.

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th December 1810 and is reproduced here by permission of the Belfast News Letter

Glenavy Classical and English School

Premiums were adjudged as follows:

Thomas Johnson – Writing and spelling
Conway Sloane – Latin and parsing
Patrick Dogherty – Arithmetic and Writing
James Murray – Latin and writing
John Johnson – Spelling and writing
Joseph Mulholland – Arithmetic
William McNiece – Reading
Andrew Larmour – Writing
Sarah Johnson – Writing and arithmetic
Henry Murray – Spelling and writing
Philip Johnson – Reading
John Forsythe – Spelling
Elizabeth Steele – Reading
Henry Sloane – Spelling

JOHN FORSYTHE

Book Extract

The following is an extract from the "Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland – Parishes of Glenavy, Camlin & Tullyrusk" by the Rev. Edward Cupples.

Classical Schools

There is an academy at Crumlin for boarders and day-scholars, under the superintendence of the Rev. N. Alexander, assisted by ushers, which is conducted with care and ability. The course of education comprises the Greek, Latin, English, and French languages, Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, Logic, History, Christian Morality and Evidences, Writing and Arithmetic. A classical school is taught in Glenavy, by Mr. Daniel Mc.Allister; in which the rate of tuition is 16s 3d per quarter. The contiguity of these schools enables the wealthier classes to give their children a liberal education; and has been the occasion of many farmers sending their sons to college, and placing them in learnes professions.

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