Longford Bank 1804-1808

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Longford Bank 1804-1808

Post by ThePloughman » 03 Dec 2017 20:43

Longford Bank (Fleming, Cunningham Gouldsbury) One Guinea note. Can't make out the date.

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Post by DOC » 21 Jul 2019 10:17

David Fleming and Richard Cunningham Gouldsbury founded Longford Bank in about 1804. Few notes have been seen. Here is a 4 Guineas Post Bill issued in 1805.
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Post by Mac » 22 Jul 2019 00:48

A scarce denomination from a scarce bank!

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Post by DOC » 27 Jul 2019 12:26

The country based banks frequently employed the services of agents in larger cities such as Dublin. The promissory text on the Longford Bank Post Bill refers to an agent in Dublin with the text: Ten days after sight, Promise to pay this Sola Bill of Exchange to ______ or order Four Pounds Eleven Shillings Stg. Here or at the House of William Boyd, 6 Jervis St. Dublin.

Interesting to see that Wilson’s Dublin Directory mentions William Boyd as a Wine and Porter-merchant ! Also noteworthy is the line through the agents address on the Post Bill suggesting that the agency for Longford bank was discontinued at some time.

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Re: Longford Bank 1804-1808

Post by Mac » 27 Jul 2019 12:34

I had noticed the the strike through the agents address, an interesting addition to the banknote.

I believe a lot of these bankers were merchants of other kinds, doing a little banking on the side to make up for the lack of banking services at the time.

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