Sir John Wollaston
Person Born 1590 Died 1658
Born at Perton in Staffordshire. His name varies in spelling: Wollaston or Woolaston. In London, apprenticed to the Goldsmiths' Company from 1604 to 1611. Achieved great wealth in the City of London. Lord Mayor of London. Founded the alms-houses in Southwood Lane. Elected a Governor of the free school and chapel of Highgate in 1630 in which he took an active interest. Buried in the old Chapel.