...visit the Bonar Family Room

parents →     unknown    and     unknown

siblings →     Jane Bonar

      John Bonar      

unknown      -       1901

John Bonar was appointed teacher in charge of Ladyhill School on March 1, 1850, and retired from the principalship on June 6, 1895. At the time of his retirement the Inspector's report described the school as "satisfactory." In earlier reports the inspector (in 1892) commented "A map of Europe is absolutely necessary," and, (in 1893) "An attendance book should be got." In winter, as many as 100 pupils attended. John Bonar received 44 pounds per year, which, with scholars' fees, brought the grand total up to sixty pounds. And on top of teaching the schoolmaster managed his 28-acre farm.

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