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 Francis Bancroft

Francis Bancroft

Birth
Spitalfields, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Death 19 Mar 1727 (aged 59)
England
Burial Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12116 · View Source
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Educator. He was a citizen and Draper of London, England, on the Board of Education whom was the founder of Bancroft's School. Upon his death, he bequeathed all his personal estate on trust to The Drapers' Company. An almshouse and school were established, originally at Mile End, East London, known as Bancroft's Hospital. Under a Scheme of 1884, the almshouse was abolished and the school transferred to newly built premises at Woodford, Essex. The residue of Francis Bancroft's estate, which was to be used to endow the almshouse and school on a permanent basis, formed the basis of the trust for the better of education.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Bancroft (26 Oct 1667–19 Mar 1727), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12116, citing St Helen Churchyard, Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .