The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
St. Olave's Free School
Free School is called
that queen having incorporated parishioners to be governors, by letters patent, dated anno . On the , Charles II. , the king for the better education of the rich as well as the poor, granted a further charter, enabling them to hold revenues to the amount of a year, which were
|to be applied in maintenance and education of the school-master, ushers, the house, and possessions; the maintenance and education of scholars at the university (not confining it to either Oxford or Cambridge), for setting forth poor scholars apprentices, for the relief of poor impotent persons of the parish, maintaining a workhouse, and for no other purposes. The lands and revenues of this foundation were purchased by the parish, and consist principally of ground rents in and about Horsleydown, augmented by various pious donations and benefactions. Here are a chief, , and other masters, to teach the youth belonging to this parish. girls are also educated and clothed in this charity school.|
 Pat. 26 Car. II, m. 15.
 Hughson's London, iv. p. 47O