Ann Wyatt p154 in J.A. Morris’ A History of the Latymer School at Edmonton. The image shows an impression of an early 19th Century widow.

1811, Ann Wyatt, a widow of Hackney, left £500 5% Navy Annuities to build a new school and £100 in the same securities for its maintenance. This was after living in circumstances which suggested she had very little money.

To quote the vicar of Edmonton, to whom she gave the money, “she was a miserable looking, dirty pauper, so ragged and untidy that I should have concluded she was an object of charity herself rather than in a condition to afford charity to others.”

Her gift provided in those times a whole new school where over time thousands of children were educated.