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Elias Davy

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Elias Davy

Person  Male  Died 4/12/1455

Categories: Benefactor

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.

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Elias Davy - Church Street

Elias Davy, citizen & mercer of London, founded the original Elis David A...

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Elias Davy - Duppas Hill

This plaque must have originally been erected on the Church Street building, ...

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