Thomas Dillon & Co. Dublin 1736-1754

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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Thomas Dillon & Co. Dublin 1736-1754

Post by DOC » 09 Nov 2019 11:43

Thomas Dillon became lead partner of Dillion & Co. in 1736 taking over the Dublin-based bank from his father Theobald. Richard Ferrall joined as a second partner in 1748. The bank failed in 1754 in a crisis that wiped out most of the Private Banks operating at the time in Dublin. Both partners fled to France to escape the consequences.

A £10 sight bill is known from this partnership dated, 22nd May 1753. This is believed to be the earliest Irish banknote in private hands.
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Re: Thomas Dillon & Co. Dublin 1736-1754

Post by Mac » 09 Nov 2019 23:19

1748 is certainly very early for an Irish note!

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Re: Thomas Dillon & Co. Dublin 1736-1754

Post by DOC » 11 Nov 2019 22:14

Yes, a very early example issued several years before formation of the Bank of Ireland !

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Re: Thomas Dillon & Co. Dublin 1736-1754

Post by Mac » 11 Nov 2019 23:43

A strong candidate for the oldest Irish banknote then!

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