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From: "Clare Smith" <>
Subject: [Ess] Southend National School
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 08:44:00 +0000


>
> From: "Caron and Roy" <>
> To: <>
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 14:05:39 +1300
> Subject: [Ess] Southend National School
> Happy New Year to everyone from NZ,
>
> Does anyone know if there are any records regarding the National School at
> Southend for the period 1820's to 1860's. I have looked on ancestry for the
> names of the schools in either Southend or Prittlewell for this time. My
> JEMSON family was living in Southend at this time so I assume that the
> children may have attended this school. The directory lists only the
> National School, Southend, William McDonald , Master. Mrs Janette McDonald
> was mistress of the infant school.
> I have checked out SEAX for any records but there do not seem to be any for
> this school.
>
> One more thing, does anyone know what "Crooked Billet" is referring to? In
> the 1851 directory for Leigh under WILLIAM HAY it has this written beside
> it. The list is under tradesman. I am presuming it is a pub but thought
> someone might know for sure.
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Caron
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: David Hoye <>
> To:
> Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 17:31:55 +1100 (EST)
> Subject: Re: [Ess] Southend National School
> Crooked Billet.
> Definitely a pub and quite a popular one too, forty years ago.
>
> --- On Tue, 6/1/09, Caron and Roy <> wrote:
>
> From: Caron and Roy <>
> Subject: [Ess] Southend National School
> To:
> Received: Tuesday, 6 January, 2009, 2:05 PM
>
> Happy New Year to everyone from NZ,
>
> Does anyone know if there are any records regarding the National School at
> Southend for the period 1820's to 1860's. I have looked on ancestry for
> the names of the schools in either Southend or Prittlewell for this time.
> My
> JEMSON family was living in Southend at this time so I assume that the
> children
> may have attended this school. The directory lists only the National
> School,
> Southend, William McDonald , Master. Mrs Janette McDonald was mistress of
> the
> infant school.
> I have checked out SEAX for any records but there do not seem to be any for
> this school.
>
> One more thing, does anyone know what "Crooked Billet" is referring
> to? In the 1851 directory for Leigh under WILLIAM HAY it has this written
> beside
> it. The list is under tradesman. I am presuming it is a pub but thought
> someone
> might know for sure.
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Caron
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Hi Caron,

The Crooked Billet is one of the pubs located in an area called Leigh
or what we locals call Old Leigh :)

http://img01.beerintheevening.com/be/be3a8352ba517ba44741385f9845d6a4.jpg

51, High St, Leigh On Sea, Essex, SS9 2EP

Clare


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