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Named after Sir Crisp Gascoyne (1700 – December 28, 1761) a wealthy brewer who lived in Gravel Lane, Houndsditch, who kept open the Sir John Cass Institute going, following the philanthropist’s death. He became the first Lord Mayor of London to live in the Mansion House. Earlier in his career,¬†while he was an Alderman, Sir Crisp had helped to get the Cass school reopened, and then became the first Treasurer of the Cass Foundation.

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