PRATT, Thomas Boulton (Grimwade p.631)
An advertisement that was published in the Morning Herald on Friday, 6th April 1798:
SALES BY AUCTION
GUTTER LANE, NEAR GOLDSMITHS HALL
By Mr Smith, on the premises, on Thursday the 12th of April, at eleven, by order of the administratrax.
The lease and immediate possession of a valuable dwelling house, with covenient rooms, workshops and excellent cellering, desirably situated, No.20, Gutter Lane, Cheapside. Also the genteel and genuine household furniture, plate, rings, china, linen, books, fine prints, utensils and effects of Mr Thomas Boulton Pratt, Goldsmith deceased. The furniture comprises of bedsteads, with cotton furniture, and bedding, dining, card, and pembroke tables, glasses, chairs, carpets, drawers, wardrobes, working tools, various utensils, iron chest, kitchen requisites, etc. To be viewed one day previous to the sale and catalogues be had on the premises and of Mr Smith, 62, Broad Street, near the Royal Exchange.
At least we know the number of Gutter Lane, that Thomas Pratt resided, but I'm left wondering as to why his property took so long to be disposed of, as Grimwade has the date of death as 2nd December 1796.