Wilkins & Company Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Wilkins & Company relating its operation and amalgamation with Lloyds, including:

  • Operation (1822-1889): bank’s premises and staff records;
  • Amalgamation (1889-1927): amalgamation agreements, report on the financial status of the firm, correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was established in 1778 as Wilkins, Jeffreys, Wilkins & Williams. It was also known as Brecon Old Bank. Of the four original partners, Walter and Jeffreys Wilkins had worked abroad with the East India Company. The firm largely served the local agricultural community and opened branches throughout South Wales: Merthyr Tydfil (1812), Haverfordwest (1832), Carmarthen (1834), Cardigan (1835), Llanelli (1837), Aberdare (1854), Cardiff (1856) and Dowlais (1875). It was acquired by Lloyds in 1890.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the Archivist. Please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further information.

Other Finding Aids

Item level catalogue available - please e-mail archives@lloydsbanking.com for further details.