Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Nicholas Trott House
83 Cumberland Street
erected in Charleston
standing in 1709.
Home of Nicholas Trott
first Attorney General
of the Province of
Carolina 1698 to 1702
and Chief Justice
1713 to 1719.
Location. 32° 46.772′ N, 79° 55.812′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Cumberland Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83 Cumberland Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trott's Cottage (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding The Nicholas Trott House. Trott's Cottage located in the Historic District, is one of the few properties belonging to the pre-revolutionary era.
Also see . . . Nicholas Trott, from Wikipedia. an 18th century British judge, legal scholar and writer... (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. 83 and 85 Cumberland Street
Charleston County Public Library :
-- For some time there has been a dispute about the location of Judge Nicholas Trott's house. Dr. J.L.E.W. Shecut,in his essay on the topography of Charleston, published in 1819, stated :Among the first brick houses built in the town, is that in Cumberland Street, now occupied by Mr. Thorne,immediately opposite to the Episcopal Methodist Church. lt was the residence of Chief Justice Trott. Next to this is the old brick Magazine which has been lately repaired;...
Historian Edward McCrady, in the first volume of his History of South Carolina , cites Shecut and adds:
The house and magazine still stand. The house unfortunately lost a story in the great fire of December, 1861. . . .it was gutted, and when rebuilt upon the old still substantial walls, the third story was left off . It is now the residence of Miss Whitney.
1739 shows only the Powder Magazine. lt does not show present-day 83 and 85 Cumberland, nor does it show
Cumberland Street. The map was published in June 1739, seven months before Trott's death. The house at 85
Cumberland does appear on the "lchnography" of 1788; the building at 83 Cumberland does not. Kitchens,
stables and other out buildings are omitted from both the 1739 and the 1788 maps. The conclusion is that 83
Cumberland was probably an outbuilding to 85 Cumberland; the central chimney indicates it was probably a kitchen. The conclusion is that both are 18th century structures, but it seems unlikely that Trott lived in either. Another tradition states that, after his marriage to Col. William Rhett's widow, Sarah, in 1728, Judge Trott lived in the house at Rhettsbury (now 54 Hasell ).
(Shecut, Essays , 6-7. ; McCrady, 1:703-704.; Edgar & Bailey, 681-684. ; Heyward, Nicholas Trott , 66. ;
"Ichonography", 1739; "Ichonography", 1788.)
— Submitted October 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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