Person    | Male  Born 1796  Died 1881

William Ward (benefactor)

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William Ward (benefactor)

Merchant in the City of London. Founded City of London School for Girls.

In his will, dated 3 June 1881, left £20,000 to the City of London towards a girls' high school, the residue 'to be applied and expended in the erection and maintaining of some institution and the creation of some fund for the benefit of the poorer classes.'  Funds from his will were also used for the maintenance of Queen's Park.

Buried at St Matthews Church Brixton which has a substantial monument in the front forecourt.

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William Ward (benefactor)

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City of London School for Girls

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