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Bancroft's Hospital

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Bancroft's Hospital, Mile End Road, founded 1728, by F. Bancroft, who amassed a large fortune in the city. More than 100 boys are maintained and educated within the ages of 7 and 14. The appointment and control is in the Court of the Drapers' company, who present by rotation. Any poor boy between seven and 10 years of age is eligible for such presentation. The hospital maintains also 30 almsmen, who must have been freemen of the company.

Master and Chaplain, Rev Wm. Hunt, M.A.—Under Master, Mr. C. Laycock.—Matron, Mrs. Dinham.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.