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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wages of the Schoolmasters in the Old Field Schools

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Valentine, a leading schoolmaster in York County, Virginia in 1691 charged each pupil at the rate of twenty shillings ($25 in modern values). Another schoolmaster, Thomas Dalby of Henrico County charged thirty shillings tuition for two youthful students for nine months. In 1698 the estate of a schoolmaster in Isle of Wight County presented bills which sixteen pupils owed the estate, showing that he pupils paid fifty pounds of tobacco per quarter. Source: Institutional History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century by Philip Alexander Bruce, Volume Zi. 

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