Lighton Needham and Shaw, Dublin 1805

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Lighton Needham and Shaw, Dublin 1805

Post by ThePloughman » 06 Aug 2018 19:57

Lighton's Bank Dublin. There is no prominent bank title on this note, a bit odd considering that often the town or city of issue features in larger text.

Sir Thomas Lighton Bart., Thomas Needham and Robert Shaw.
Probably a forerunner of the other Needham and Shaw Bank.

One Guinea, 20 August 1805
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Re: Lighton Needham and Shaw, Dublin 1805

Post by DOC » 13 Aug 2018 19:51

This is a scarce note with Sir Thomas Lighton as lead partner. The history is interesting. Lighton and Needham were originally partners in Beresford's Bank and left the bank to set up their own partnership with Robert Shaw in 1797. The bank became Shaw's in 1805 upon the death of Thomas Lighton. Shaw's was eventually taken over by The Royal Bank of Ireland in 1836.

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Re: Lighton Needham and Shaw, Dublin 1805

Post by Mac » 14 Aug 2018 22:16

Nice to come across a Private Bank which survived the economic woes of the early 1800s, when so many of them went bust.

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