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Paul Du Four

Paul Dufour and his wife Madeleine (née Mariette) received naturalisation in England in 1688. They became members of the French Church, Threadneedle Street in 1699. In 1718 Paul was made a director of the French Hospital and later became treasurer.

Madeleine had a large fortune from a previous marriage and when she died (1734) left the money to Paul. In 1739 Paul made this inheritance over to the French Hospital, donating a total of £15,400. This money provided much needed funds for the Hospital as they faced one of the most severe winters for years.