Sir John Cass
Person Male Born 28/2/1660 Died 5/7/1718
Tory politician and philanthropist. Date of birth unknown so we use his date of baptism, which took place at St Botolph, Aldgate. Successful in the commercial world of the City. Endowed a school for 90 poor children near St Botolph's in Aldgate. Arrangements in his will became a problem on the death of his wife which led to the setting up of the Sir John Cass Foundation in 1748. Short of space the school expanded by using the upper floor of the Aldgate as the children's dining room. Died at home in Grove Street, Hackney. Buried at St Mary Matfelon.