Peet Printers (entries from trade Directories)
1832 – Robert Peet: Printer, Barnbygate (Bookseller, printer, stationer, paperhanger, agent for the Professional Life Assurance office, Kirkgate)
1843 – Robert Peet: Printer Kirkgate (Bookseller, printer, stationer, agent for the Professional Life Assurance office)
1897 – Dennis G. Peet: compositor, living at 1 New Street, Newark.
In 1846 R. Peet of Kirkgate printed “A Brief History of Newark Castle, with additional observations….” written by Ald. Thomas Earp who afterwards became MP for Newark. The book contains three stanzas of verse by Mr. Earp
The pamphlet (right) is an example of Robert Peet’s work dated 1848. Two years later, things would appear to have been going badly for the business, as the Nottingham Guraduan (7th February 1850) reported as follows
“TO PRINTERS AND STATIONERS. TO BE DISPOSED OF, a PRINTER’S and STATIONER’S BUSINESS, in the Town of Newark, in an excellent Situation, near the Stock Market. A good Trade has been conducted on the Premises for the last Twelve Years. The Stock of Books and Stationery very moderate. The Printing Office comprises modern .plain and fancy Letter of every description, suitable for a general Jobbing Office ; a very good Demy Albion Press, nearly equal to new ; Standing Press, Cutting Press, and every’ article suitable to the Trade. Application to be made to Mr. Wells, Auctioneer, Newark. Newark, 4th February, 1850”.
Peet Family mentioned in Newark Poll Books
1840 Robert Peet – Northgate
1847 Robert Peet – Baldertongate
1852 Robert Peet – Portland Street + William Peet – Tenter Buildings
1868 G. Peet – (3 entries) Whitfield Street, Cherry Holt Lane, Collingham Row
1870 G. Peet – (3 entries) Northgate, Cherry Holt Lane, Collingham Row
Another member of the family, Henry Peet, was something of a 19th century property developer in Newark, being credited with building many houses on Vernon Street (1885-86) and some on Wood Street (1886) in the town.
Click HERE for an obituary of Ald. G.H. Peet (d.1908)