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Sir Robert Geffrye Sir Robert Geffrye

Statue: Sir Robert Geffrye

Erection date: 1723


{Below the statue:}
Sr. Robert Geffryes, Knt. Alderman and Ironmonger, founder of this hospital.

This is a 1913 replica of the lead statue, the 1723 original of which was taken away by the Ironmongers' Company and placed in the new almshouses at Mottingham which were set up in 1910. Since then the almshouses have moved to Hook, Hampshire, taking the statue with them, we believe.

Site: Sir Robert Geffrye (1 memorial)

E2, Kingsland Road, Geffrye Museum

The statue is above the door in the pedimented central block.  These almshouses are now a lovely museum with room settings from different eras.

2020: Despite Black Lives Matter protests this statue will apparently remain in place.

2021: The museum put out a statement: ""We believe there is potential to retain the statue on site but in an alternative and less prominent space, where we can better tell the full story of the history of the buildings and Robert Geffrye's life, including his involvement in transatlantic slavery."

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sir Robert Geffrye

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Sir Robert Geffrye

Alderman, merchant and slave trader. From Cornwall, possibly Landrake. DOB un...

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Sir Robert Geffrye

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John Nost the Elder / John van Nost

Born Mechelen, now in Belgium. Moved to England in late 17th century. His nep...

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