George Newenham & Co. Cork 1800-1825

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
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George Newenham & Co. Cork 1800-1825

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George Newenham first registered his bank in Cork on the 3rd April 1800. His son, also George, and John Lecky became partners shortly afterwards in 1801. The bank finally closed in 1825 but appears to have had an unusual history ceasing operations and restarting on apparently two separate occasions (1816 & 1821). John Lecky is reputed to have been the main driving force in the operations of the bank.

Here are examples of an issued and unissued 1 Guinea note from this bank. An unusual feature is the absence of John Lecky as partner on the note dated 1809.
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Re: George Newenham & Co. Cork 1800-1825

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Here is a 9 shillings, silver note, issued by George Newenham & Co. in 1803 which was originally posted by callahiljo under the topic ‘Mystery Bank’. This example has John Lecky listed as one of the partners in addition to George Newenham and George Newenham Junr.
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