Minutes of the Maybole Ragged School - Page 19
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John Wardlaw son of Wardlaw left School on the 18 September on its being discovered that his father is alive, and he has since been put to Mr Hendersonís school by his father.

The two boys John and Hugh Hutchison sons of John Hutchison, drainer, having been called in, the Meeting agree to admit them on their paying regularly 1/- per week for both.

(The following entry for a later year has been inserted into the book at this point).

Maybole 22 July 1855

Present Mr Goudie Mr McCracken and Mr Brown Thomas

Reillyís case - 7 children - eldest 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2. See Book - agree to admit one to School gratis, provided he pay for the other 2 - and that Margt be sent to a Sabbath School. Some of them can read. Widow Grahamís grandson, Jas. Graham, aged 7 - admitted to education gratis.

Widow Craig desires to have two grandchildren, Jean Greaves, aged 5 and Joseph Craig aged 8 - she paying one penny per week for each of them. Admitted.

Widow Holganís request to have two children, Jas 9 and Thos 6, admitted for education and food and will pay 1/- per week. Agreed to admit them for 1/2 and Mr McCracken to pay for the Board 2d each per week for education and to pay the 1/2 weekly out of her allowance.

The teacher is to apply for a supply of Testaments for the Ragged School -12 copies in whole.