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Historical Documents

Digital Resources

This section contains scanned copies of historical documents and records pertaining to Miss Squire and her time at Sevington School. It includes her birth certificate and other personal documents, photographs and yearly registers.

To access the documents please use the links in the table below, which shows what can be found on each page, or use the menu on the right. On each document page you will find details of each document and a link to enable you to download a pdf.

Page 1

Documents 1 - 4 



1. Miss Squire's birth certificate

2. Miss Squire's confirmation leaflet

3. School register 1858

4. Miss Squire's confirmation of baptism


Page 2

Document 5



5. List of school registers


Page 3

Documents 6 - 8



6. School registers 1861

7. School registers 1862

8. School registers 1863


Page 4

Documents 9 - 12



9. Photo of May Squire

10. Photo of Miss Squire

11. Miss Squire and costumed children

12. Miss Squire and pupils 

Page 5

Documents 13 - 19



13. School registers 1886

14. School registers 1887

15. Coal club accounts 1895

16. School registers 1895

17. School registers 1897

18. School registers 1898

19. School registers 1899

Page 6

Documents 20 - 22



20. Photo of last three pupils

21. Miss Squire's letter

22. Miss Squire's memorandum


Sevington Victorian School would like to thank the following people and organizations for their support and guidance:

Richard Humberstone and the family of Miss Elisabeth Squire who made available documents relating to Miss Squire’s life.

Melissa Barnett and the staff at Chippenham Museum for conserving the school registers.

Michael Marshman and the staff at the Wiltshire History Centre for conserving photographs of Miss Squire and her pupils.

Dr Meg Gomersell, Isobel Moore and Sue Sunderland for transcribing the documents.

Soinspired Web Technology for digitalizing the records.

The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Chippenham Area Board for making the project possible.

If you would like to find out more about researching family history, why not take a look at the Federation of Family History Societies' website, or the Wiltshire Family History Society? Both have lots of useful information and links.