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Lord Ashcroft, Michael Anthony

Lord Ashcroft, Michael Anthony

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, Conservative politician, occasional tax-payer.

Person, Philanthropy, History

1 memorial

Robert Aske

Robert Aske

Son of a draper. Worked as a haberdasher; 1643 became a Freeman of the Haberdashers Company; 1666 elected an Alderman of the City of London. He became Master of the Haberdashers' Company. But the r...

Person, Philanthropy

1 memorial

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

Born New York City into an extremely wealthy family.  Lived in Rome in his mid-thirties where he developed a life-long taste for the arts.  On his father’s death in 1890 he built the luxury Waldorf...

Person, Philanthropy, Property, Journalism / Publishing, Italy, USA

1 memorial

Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Elizabethan seafarer. With Peter Hill he co-founded the St Mary Rotherhithe Free School, to educate the sons of local seafarers. In the nearby church of St Mary the Virgin there is a brass plate co...

Person, Philanthropy, Education, Transport

1 memorial

Samuel Bourne Bevington

Samuel Bourne Bevington

VD, JP.  Son of James Bevington.   A member of the Bermondsey leather manufacturing dynasty and a philanthropist. Colonel commanding 3rd Volunteer Battalion The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 18...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Commerce

3 memorials

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