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 079 - 4 Mark Gotts’s shop in Brentwood

In 2014 a photo came up on eBay of Mark Gotts’s Butcher’s shop in Brentwood in Essex

The description is:

“A lovely characterful study of a butcher's shop c1890-1910. This is an original photograph, not a modern reproduction. All sorts of cuts of meat hanging up as well as sausages and rabbits.Two of the workers have their sharpening steels hanging in front of their aprons. And the one in the doorway holds up a butchers knife. The actual photograph measures 20.5 x 15cm. The reverse of the photograph has the photographers stamp of 'Rayner Green, Photographic Artist, Crescent Road, Brentwood Essex.' Mark Gotts appears in the 1901 census as being born in 1879, occupation Butcher and address of Kings Road Brentwood. Kings Road joins Brentwood High Street. So am not sure if this would be a separate home address or if he lived above the shop. Original glazed, maple veneer frame.”

This will be Mark 1643’s shop

The description of Mark with the photo is confirmed as correct by Catherine Marriott. He is aged 20 according to the 1901 census, which seems young to have your own butcher’s shop. His father Jesse Nicholas 1636 had Slough House Farm in Bulphan, so this may be a family venture which would provide Jesse with a good way of selling their livestock .

Catherine Marriott cleared out the farm at Bulphan and has this sign, which may be a later one.

Thanks to Catherine Marriott for help with this tree and the photos of the farm and signs.

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