Sunday School Usher in 1789

In our transcription of the Sunday School records of 1789, one boy is given the job of “Usher” and receives more money than the other attendees. We have not been able to find out what the role of usher at Sunday School was this soon after their foundation. We would be grateful if any of our readers would care to research this. It is no use typing “usher” into Google as it brings up thousands of results for modern day America!

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2 Responses to Sunday School Usher in 1789

  1. Thanks for looking it up. But what were the duties of an usher in an 18th century Sunday School? I have looked for Sunday School instruction books, but they mention the lessons but not the usher.


    • jimella says:

      The quote seems to indicate that an usher would be an assistant to whoever was running a particular class in the Sunday school, so presumably they would take on some appropriate part of the duties of that person.


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