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From a humble servant to multi-millionairess

The benefactress of Herne Bay’s clock tower was a widow with a very large fortune, inherited on the death of her husband. She was born Ann Hook, in very humble circumstances in the Islington area of north London and was illegitimate. Her mother died when Ann was 14, leaving her an orphan, with one older sister, Sarah. The girls found …

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