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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