H. B. PITTS OF TROWBRIDGE
7 Silver Street, Trowbridge
Ken Rogers notes on Pitts, Silver Street Trowbridge from Rate Books
This copy was surrendered and a new estate granted to William Collett for his own life and those of his daughter Mary and Thomas son of John Collett.
Further grants were made exchanging Thomas Collett for another daughter of William Collett named Katherine
William’s widow Mary held it for her widowhood adding Sarah, a daughter of the younger Mary by her husband, William Holloway.
This was surrendered and a new grant made to John Clark for his own life and those of Elizabeth his daughter and Thomas his brother.
John Clark’s widow
Thomas Clark, blacksmith
John Clark waggoner or London carrier
Thomas Sly blacksmith as tenant to John Clark, carrier
John Clark London Carrier
Thomas Clark London carrier, 2 tenements & a blacksmith’s shop in SilverStreet, stable & warehouse adjoining.
Thomas Clark was replaced by Mrs Clark
Auction at the George. Freehold two tenements, large yard, blacksmith’s shop stable, waggon shed, outbuildings and enclosed garden for many years in the occupation of Thomas Clark decd. And now in the renting of Mr Godby, carrier, to which trade it is particularly well adapted, having an entrance from Silver Street about 42 feet in front & 320 feet from front to back. It was sold to Richard Godby
Property bought by John Collier tallow chandler of Roundstone Street.
Mortgage for £400 John Collier, House occupied by William Offer, tailor. House and workshops behind occupied by George Haden. Three houses adjoining each other and adjoining the said workshops, occupied by James Coles & others. Yard belonging to the houses, all as lately altered & rebuilt by John Collier.
George & James Haden bought the premises.
Last entry of William Offer as tenant of the front house in the rate-book.
George & James Haden. House, Silver Street occupied by George Haden. Blacksmith’s shops rear. Lower shop, turning shop & model rooms over, opposite last, store rooms, stable & gig house. Sheds. House, counting house & offices at the bottom of the yard.
George & James Haden engineers.
George Haden was living in the front house.
John Saxty, tailor, draper & hatter.
John Gore, grocer.
H B Pitt Iron monger & house furnisher
Alleyne Wisby bought the business and it continued to be managed by his daughter Ann Mason.
Freehold of property purchased by Terry Sims
Leasehold of ground floor property at front rented by Matthew Webb, trading as H B Pitt Garden Shop selling plants & gardening equipment