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Subject

Reverend James Palmer

Person  Male  Born /7/1595  Died 5/1/1659

Categories: Religion, Social Welfare

In 1656 he founded almshouses in Palmer’s Passage for six poor old men and six poor old women together with a school for the education of twenty boys. Old maps show these almshouses running most of the length of the east side of what is now Palmer Street (between Caxton Street and Victoria Street). This area was known as Palmer's Village in the early 19th century - see the picture source for more information.

Palmer encouraged Butler and Hill also to make donations to create almshouses. These almshouses were all consolidated together into the United Westminster Almshouses and re-erected in Rochester Row in 1881-2.

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Reverend James Palmer

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71307

Emery Hill bust

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71308

James Palmer bust

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