Person Male Died 4/12/1455
Benefactor. Born Circa 1385. A London mercer, he gained the freedom of the city in 1405/1406. In 1443 (supposedly being inspired by Richard Whittington), he began the preparation for his almshouse in Croydon, purchasing and preparing land, obtaining a licence from King Henry VI and permission from the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Stafford, and the Abbot of Bermondsey, John Bromleigh. The misspelling, Elis David, is used in the name of the almshouse.