Hanbury, Taylor, Lloyd & Bowman Records

Scope and Content

Records of Hanbury, Taylor, Lloyd & Bowman relating to the establishment of the private firm and its operation, including:

  • Establishment (1790): articles of co-partnership;
  • Operation (1672-1886): correspondence, customers’ incidental papers, private ledgers;
  • General (1628-1878): family papers, estate papers, records relating to properties other than bank premises.

Administrative / Biographical History


This private bank was established in Lombard Street, City of London in 1771 as Hanbury, Taylor, Lloyd & Bowman. Two of the partners, Sampson Lloyds III and John Taylor junior had been founding partners of Taylors & Lloyds in Birmingham, the firm from which Lloyds Bank was to evolve. Hanbury was a tobacco merchant and Bowman was the bank's manager who had formerly been a cashier with Smith & Payne (est. 1758), leading London bankers. The bank went through a number of partnership changes until it became Hanbury & Lloyd in 1858. The bank continued to act as London agents for Lloyds in Birmingham.


The business merged with Barnett, Hoare & Co. (est. 1728) in 1864 to form Barnetts, Hoares, Hanbury & Lloyd.

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