1703A school opened and John Newman was hired as the teacher.Government and Public Service, State Government, Education

After several years of work and complaints to the court, Gloucester established a school and hired John Newman as a teacher. Newman’s compensation would be supplemented by payments from young men whom he taught to “wright and cypher.” He continued as a teacher until 1705 when he was succeeded by John Ring.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Vol. II. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888. http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco02hurd 1882 City Documents No. 9, School Report, p. 19
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