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SCHOOL [Carstairs] School Robert Monteith Esq:
Revd. [Reverend] William Struthers __
Mr John Murray
026.05 The Parochial school which is situated in the village is attended by 85 scholars in an average _ (male & female) and the branches taught are English reading _ Grammar Arithmetic Book-Keeping practical Mathematics _ Latin Greek. Geography and French. the fees for English reading are 2/6 [two shillings and sixpence] per quarter for writing 3/- [three shillings] for English Grammar 3/6 [three shillings and sixpence] for Arithmetic and practical Mathematics 4/- [four shillings] for Latin Greek & French 5/- [five shillings] for Book Keeping £1-1-0 [one pound one shilling and no pence] no extra charge is made for Geography and the fee for the higher branches always includes the lower the salary is the max[imu]m £34. 4.-4 1/2 [34 pounds 4 shillings and 4 pence ha'penny / halfpenny] with a free house and the staturory quantity of Ground for a Garden __ the Schoolmaster also receives the produce of a mortification left by Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs Bar[one]t in 1757

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Ph. [Parish] of Carstairs

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According to the Statistical Account (1834-45) the mortification was left by Sir James Lockhart in 1751 although that date was difficult to decipher since it may have been "57"

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