William Tennent & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Banknotes issued by Irish Private Banks ca1700–ca1833
Post Reply
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

William Tennent & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

The Belfast Commercial Bank was established on the 1st June 1809. The original partners were William Tennent, Robert Callwell, Robert Bradshaw, John Cunningham, John Thompson and John Stewart. The Bank went through a number of partnership changes before merging with the Belfast Bank of Narcissus Batt & Co. (formerly David Gordon & Co.) in 1827 to form The Belfast Banking Company.

Here is a £1 note from the first partnership. An interesting feature is reference to payment at Messrs. Croker, Darling & Co. This agent was based at the time in Townsend Street, Dublin.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 1 Pound 13th July 1811.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 1 Pound 13th July 1811.jpg (129.83 KiB) Viewed 6485 times
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: Belfast Commercial Bank, William Tennant & Co. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

Here is an example of an unissued Belfast Commercial Bank 35 shillings note. The partnership listed was in place for the years 1824-1827. However, as the note is in Irish Currency, it was probably printed prior to 1826.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 35 Shillings Proof ca 1824-1825.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 35 Shillings Proof ca 1824-1825.jpg (159.89 KiB) Viewed 6330 times
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: Belfast Commercial Bank, William Tennant & Co. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

Here is a Belfast Commercial Bank £1 note with partners William Tennant, Robert Callwell, James Luke and John Thompson. This unissued note states the equivalent of £1 British in Irish Currency which implies that the note was printed between 1825 and 1827.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank 1 Pound Unissued ca. 1825-1827.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank 1 Pound Unissued ca. 1825-1827.jpg (152.47 KiB) Viewed 6136 times
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: William Tennant & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

Here is a Belfast Commercial Bank 25 Shillings note with partners William Tennant, Robert Callwell, James Luke and John Thompson. As the denomination is for 25 Shillings British, it implies that the note was printed between 1825 and 1827.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 25 Shillings ca.1825-1827.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank William Tennant & Co. 25 Shillings ca.1825-1827.jpg (152.42 KiB) Viewed 5891 times
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: William Tennant & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

Here is a Belfast Commercial Bank £20 note with partners William Tennant, Robert Callwell, James Luke and John Thompson. This unissued note states the equivalent of £20 British in Irish Currency (£21. 13s. 4d.) which implies that the note was printed between 1825 and 1827. This is the highest denomination confirmed to date for this bank.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank Willianm Tennant & Co. 20 Pounds Specimen ca.1825-1827.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank Willianm Tennant & Co. 20 Pounds Specimen ca.1825-1827.jpg (168.25 KiB) Viewed 4412 times
User avatar
Mac
Taoiseach • Admin
Taoiseach • Admin
Posts: 1598
Joined: 23 Jan 2015 15:05

Re: William Tennant & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Post by Mac »

A One Guinea note of the Belfast commercial Bank, second Series.
Image
User avatar
DOC
UNC
UNC
Posts: 900
Joined: 26 Jan 2015 18:15

Re: William Tennent & Co. Belfast Commercial Bank. 1809-1827

Post by DOC »

Here is an unissued 1 Guinea note of the Belfast Commercial Bank with William Tennent as lead partner dating from 1824-1827. There is an issued example of this note bearing the date, 3rd March 1825, on the Irishpapermoney website.
Attachments
Belfast Commercial Bank 1 Guinea Unissued ca. 1824-1827.jpg
Belfast Commercial Bank 1 Guinea Unissued ca. 1824-1827.jpg (120.04 KiB) Viewed 26 times
Post Reply