Person    | Male  Born 1776  Died 13/5/1851

John Thackeray

Categories: Philanthropy

Philanthropist. He was a wealthy benefactor, particularly to Lewisham and Christ's Hospital, where he had attended school. In 1840 he built and endowed the almshouses in Lewisham which bear his name, in order to provide shelter for ‘six aged females’.

The painting is held by Christ's Hospital Foundation.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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John Thackeray

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Lewisham Almshouses

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