ASKE'S HOSPITAL, HOXTON. Erected by the Haberdashers' Company, in 1692, pursuant to the will of Robert Aske, Esq., who left 30,000l. to that Company, for building and endowing a Hospital for the relief of twenty poor members of the Haberdashers' Company, and for the education of twenty boys, sons of decayed freemen of the Company. The original edifice was built by Dr. Robert Hooke, the mathematician; and the present hospital from the designs of D.R.Roper.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850