Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Post by DOC » 23 Jun 2019 10:54

Solomon Watson founded a bank in Clonmel in 1800 with John Watson and William Watson. The Watson’s were Quakers. The Bank went through 3 partnership changes before ceasing operation in 1809 following a series of private bank failures. It is believed that all creditors were paid in full. Solomon Watson subsequently became the Dublin agent for Gordon’s Belfast Bank as partner in Messrs. Watson & Law.

Here is an example of an unissued 6 Guineas note, an unusual high denomination most likely printed between 1800 and 1802.
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Re: Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Post by DOC » 27 Jul 2019 12:24

Here is a 9 Shillings ‘Silver Note’ issued in ca.1804 with Solomon Watson and William Watson as partners. The grade is low but given the rarity, still highly collectable.
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Re: Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Post by Mac » 27 Jul 2019 12:31

Catastrophically low grade, though still recognisable as a banknote!
And 9 shillings is a nice denomination to see.

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Re: Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Post by DOC » 02 Sep 2019 21:32

Here is an unusual Half-a-Guinea note issued by Solomon Watson & Son in 1805. The other partner at the time was William Watson.
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Re: Clonmel Bank 1800-1809: Solomon Watson & Co.

Post by ThePloughman » 03 Sep 2019 00:23

That is a wierd denomination for a bill. I have not seen a 1/2 Guinea bill before. Even the way it is written is odd - I would expect 'Half Guinea'

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