If your ancestors were teachers, they’d be gearing up for the new school year around now.
With that in mind, we wanted to share with you a lovely record from our Teacher’s Registration Council Registers.
We discovered film director Guy Ritchie’s paternal great-grandfather Vivian Guy Ouseley McLaughlin. Click on the image to see a larger version:
The record is a goldmine of useful information about Vivian. It reveals the following about his career:
- Date he registered with the Teachers Registration Council: 1 September 1915
- Occupation: principal
- Place of employment: Brightlands School, Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
- Teaching experience: before teaching at Brightlands School, Vivian worked as an assistant master at Cordwalles School (spelt incorrectly here as Coodwalles School) in Maidenhead, 1893-1902
Are there teachers in your family tree?
Discovering your ancestor’s teaching record gives you a unique glimpse into their working life. The records hold details of nearly 100,000 people who taught in England and Wales 1870-1948.
More than half of these are women, making them an especially useful place to find out more about your female ancestors’ careers. How many teachers will you find today?