Thomas Coram


Died aged 83

Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was an English sea captain and philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury, to look after abandoned children on the streets of London. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.

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Thomas Coram 1668-1751 After his time as a shipwright in New England, Thomas Coram returned to London and campaigned for 17 years to create this charity in 1739. "I believe everyone ought, in duty, to do any good they can" Thomas Coram This charity is Thomas Coram's enduring legacy

Fence near to The Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London, United Kingdom where they was