The current building is a modern one
George Cooke is listed as living here in the 16th Century, in the following doc, and it is possible that this is the site of the house of William Gilmyn, in our lovely deeds . Although unsure as to the relevance of both George Cooke and William Gilmyn in this description
From People and places: The social and topographical context of drama in York 1554 -1609
4 The property immediately to the north of the church belonged to George Cooke in 1562 (YCA: E ~2, ff 25v-26) •
5 See Hugh Murray, Dr Evelyn’s York, pp 70-1.
William Gilmyn draper was franchised in 1549, the son of William Gilmyn merchant (FY I, p 269).
It’s possible 7A is one of the Churchyard buildings, although there is an alleyway between 6 & 7 and outbuildings there
There are also deed records here which make much more sense of it as George Cooke’s property, as the Darley family owned the house between that became 2-6. This property could also have been larger than the current footprint The original of these are stored in the Jackson Collection in the Sheffield Archives
1560’s Robert Allelye baker, wife Elizabeth
1795, John Earnshaw Cheesemonger mentioned on the deeds for Joseph Doughty next door
1823 Bacon and Ham Factors, Butter Factors, CheeseMongers, Bakers, Flour and Provision, &c. Dlrs, Watterworth Thomas,
1829 Cheesemonger Watterworth Thomas
1840 chemist and druggist Waterworth Thos,
Painters (House, sign, &c.), Ingram Wm. ct 7 Coney St, Nicholson George, ct 7 Coney St Bricklayers &c, Bowes John, ct 7 Coney street
1851 William Wilson Cheesemonger
mrs Sarah bowes
1861 Wilson William, provision dealer
1870 Wilson William, provision merchant
1872 Wilson William, provision merchant
1876 Wilson William, provision merchant
1885 Wilson Wm.
7a Morton E. The Old China Shop
1886 7a Morton E, The Old China Shop
1889 Morton, E. antique dealer
1895 Balmford Walter, cleaner & dyer
1898 Balmford, Walter, dyer
1900 Balmford, Walter, dyer
1902 Crockatt, John, dyer
1913 Crockatt Jn. dyer & cleanr’
1921 Crockatt Jn. dyer & cleanr
1929 Jersey (The) Dairy, dairymn
7A, National (The) Cash Register Co
7A, Sun (The) Life Assurance Co. of Canada (J. W. Storry, local mngr)
Taken from the St Martin’s Coney Street Records
58. Premises on the site of 7 Coney St (see also F5
1. Lease and counterpart from the churchwardens to Peter Williamson of a messuage and garden for 21 years.
12 May 1585.
2. Lease from the feoffees to Peter Williamson of the above premises for 21 years. 7 June 1599. 3. Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to Peter Williamson
of the above premises 3 May 1617
4 Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to Peter Williamson
and Robert Williamson of the above premises and a bond for the performance of the covenants in the deed 28 July 1636.
5. Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to Mary Williamson of the above premises for 21 years.
10 May 1710.
6. Lease from the feoffees to Elizabeth Williamson of the above premises for 21 years 26 March 1729
7 Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to John Porter of the above premises for 25 years. John Porter also undertaking within 12 months to pull down 2 stables on the premises and build a house at his own cost according to the dimensions shown in the plan attached 8 May 1771.
8 Lease from the feoffees to John Earnshaw of a messuage and shop with a back kitchen and warehouse, providing a stable, together with a tenement in the church land behind the messuage, lately occupied by Hannah Porter, widow of John Porter, and now by John Barker as undertenant to John Earnshaw, for 15 years.18 August 1795.
9. Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to John
Earnshaw of the above premises for 50 years.
13 May 1815.
10. Lease from the feoffees to Frederick Burridge of the above premises for 5 years. 27 July 1927
11. Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to Frederick Burridge of the above premises for 5 years
10 August 1932.
12. Counterpart of lease from the feoffees to Frederick Burridge and Kenneth Brown of the above premises for 10 years 3 August 1937.
13. Correspondence and papers relating to compensation in respect of war damage to 7 Coney Street. July 1946-May 1950
14. Letter to Mr Brown, tenant, discussing the future
terms of his lease of the above premises 26 January 1950.
15. Lease from the feoffees to Monkgate and Jersey Dairy Co.Ltd., of the above premises for 5 years.
1 June 1953