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Trott's Cottage

First Brick Dwelling

 

c.1709

 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. Trott's Cottage Marker
Inscription. Located within the walled city of Colonial Charles Towne, Trott's Cottage is one of the few remaining pre-Revolutionary structures.

Judge Nicholas Trott (1663-1740) owned the property prior to 1709. Judge Trott, born in England, came to America in 1699 to accept appointment by the Lords Proprietors as Attorney General for the Southern Portion of the Province of South Carolina.

In 1718, while serving on the Vice-Admiralty Bench, Trott presided over the trail of the infamous "Gentleman Pirate", Stede Bonnet, sentencing him to death by hanging. He is also remembered for his compilation of laws of the colony; "Trott's Law", one of the most complete collections of laws in the New World.

In the building's earliest days it may have been used as Judge Trott's clerk's court office and the powder receiver's quarters. It is said to have survived over the years because of its thick brick walls covered with a tabby stucco mixture of lime, mud and oyster shells.
 
Location. 32° 46.772′ N, 79° 55.812′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Cumberland Street 0.1 miles west of Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83 Cumberland Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. Trott's Cottage
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nicholas Trott House (here, next to this marker); The Old Powder Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Powder Magazine Flags (a few steps from this marker); The Two Cannons (a few steps from this marker); Site of the First Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Richard Hutson (within shouting distance of this marker); John Caldwell Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Nicholas Trott. Nicholas Trott (January 19, 1663 – January 21, 1740) was an 18th century British judge, legal scholar and writer. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Trott's Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. Trott's Cottage
Judge Nicholas Trott image. Click for full size.
June 27, 2003
4. Judge Nicholas Trott
 
 
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