Boyle & Co. Dublin. 1833

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Boyle & Co. Dublin. 1833

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Here is a note from 15 March 1833. So quite late in the chronology of the Private banks.
I'm not sure where it fits in, can't find mention of it in any catalog
Looks like: Alexander Boyle, Francis Low, Leonard Bickerstaff & Son.

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Re: Alexander's Dublin 1833

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Interesting note and in nice condition too. Boyle & Co. was one of the last Private Banks operating in Ireland. The full list of partners is as follows: Alexander Boyle, Francis Low, James Pim, Leonard Bickerstaff and Jonathan Greenwood Pim. The note you posted appears to be the only known example from this Bank.

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Re: Boyle & Co. Dublin. 1833

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Little is known about this bank, except that it issued notes in 1833, and that it was still in business in Dublin in 1849, according to the Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland. No information prior to 1833 is available.

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Re: Boyle & Co. Dublin. 1833

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Barrow’s Book, The Emergence of the Irish Banking System’, provides some information about Boyle & Co. It appears to be one of a small number of Private Banks formed in the 1830’s in Dublin, in this case 1832. These banks had to reinvent themselves in the presence of The Joint Stock Banks and for those that survived, note issue as part of their operations would have greatly diminished in significance over time.

Boyle & Co. continued for a considerable time with various partnership changes. Alexander Boyle continued as lead partner until about 1869. The business eventually ceased their operations as Boyle, Low, Murray & Co., stockbrokers, in 1946.

An interesting feature of the only known note from this bank is the presence of the partner names. In 1833, it would not have been a legal requirement for a private bank to list its partners. By way of contrast, Gibbons & Williams and Mallow Bank did not list partners on their notes at this time.

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