F W Gross and Company, 1817-1850's, Woodbridge, Suffolk, grocers and wine merchants
Gobbitt and Kirby, 1946-1974, Woodbridge, Suffolk, grocers and wine merchants
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received by Suffolk Record Office on 21 February - 13 June 1974.
Acc. Nos. 1858, 1869, 4042
Administrative / biographical background:
The history of the firm of Gobbitt & Kirby, grocers and wine merchants can be traced in effect to 1817, when F.W. Gross and Company set up a general grocery and wine shop in the Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. The business was carried on from the 1850's by James Gross and Company, and from about 1895 by Mr. F.W. Gobbitt, who, in 1915, entered into partnership with R.W. Kirby. In 1946, the firm became a private limited company. Messrs. Gobbitt & Kirby ceased to trade on 28 February, 1974.