History of Colchester

Trinity House
Trinity House, Culvert Street, Colchester

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Trinity House, Culvert Street

This photograph has been kindly supplied to History House by Valerie Tranfield, a History House reader.

Valerie writes that it shows Trinity House which once stood in Culvert Street. The photograph is c.1867. Before the photograph was taken, the house was occupied by Lionel Garrard, Valerie's ancestor. His main business was auctioneer and estate agent, but he was also an administrator on behalf of the Board of Commission for Insolvency; and a partner together with George Lansdall Girlling in the Colchester chemical firm of Firmin, Fenton, Haddock and Co., the named principals being: George Firmin, Francis Fenton and James Haddock.

The family featured in the photograph is that of Dr. Bawtree (Medical) who acquired the house after the death of Lionel Garrard. Unfortunately, he invested in banking and as a result of a run on banks, was declared bankrupt and the family emigrated from England to Australia.

The eldest daughter of Lionel Garrard, Elizabeth Grimwood Garrard, married John Pattison whose father, Joshua, was a banker with Sir Samuel Crickett. The bank became Crickett, Round and Pattison; and after Crickett, and George & Charles Round died, the name changed to Round, Green, and Green and Pattison of 8 High Street, Colchester.

Finally, at the same time as Lionel, Abraham Garrard, veterinary surgeon, occupied Trinity Lodge part of the Trinity House property.

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