The 1795 Water Rates, helps position some of the businesses in the trade directory in their relevant buildings.
The records run the opposite way around from the St Helen’s Square side round to the Mansion House. This was initially confusing until we were able to pinpoint names we’d previously confirmed in buildings.
We will now run these alongside the earlier viewed deed records, so we may be able to get a fuller picture of the street. We don’t know however whether the bills are for landlords, tenants and in buildings of multiple use on several floors they are all billed separately
Mr Dawson Farrier ?
Mr George Brookbank
Mr Brookbank 4 Servants
Mr Machin Wilson
Mr Russell (this maybe Leopard Yard in the old Bagnio)
Mr Allen and Servant
Mr Rids ?
Mr Peckitt Hadden
Mr Croft ( our building)
Mr Elwick’s Servant
Mr Batty (this is likely to be the Black Swan)
Mr Barber (this is likely to be the Black Swan stables)
Mr Hampston (this is likely to be 25)
Mr Prince (this is likely to be 25)
Mr Cole and ?
Mr Wilbor Gill
Mr Winn (this will be the George Inn)
Mr Peacock (This will be the newspaper)
Mr Walker ( Glover listed later at 11)
Mr Doughty servant ( number 6)
Mr Doughty ( number 6)