Hospital of St Thomas of Acre
|Hospital of St. Thomas of Acre|
|Location||City of London|
The Hospital of St Thomas of Acre was the medieval London headquarters of the Knights of Saint Thomas. It was founded as a church in 1227 in the parish of St Mary Colechurch, birthplace of the order's patron saint, Saint Thomas Becket. In the 14th century and after it was the main headquarters of the military order.
In 1538, during the Protestant Reformation, the order was dissolved and the properties were forfeit to the crown, but were subsequently acquired by the Mercers in exchange for various payments, rents, and undertakings.
- John Alleyn
- Joan Butler, Countess of Ormond, in the Mercers' Chapel
- Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, in the Mercers' Chapel
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