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The Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich: 'A Refuge for All'

The decline of the Hospital

The 'out-pensioners'

Handyson, a Greenwich Pensioner.
View full size imageHandyson, a Greenwich Pensioner. © NMM
'Out-pensions' of £7 a year were paid under an Act of 1763. These enabled more of the naval casualties of the Seven Years War to be supported 'in the community