Cox, Cobbold & Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Cox, Cobbold & Company relating to:

  • Operation (1811-1908): general ledgers, balance sheets, annual reports on advances, customers’ incidental papers;
  • Amalgamation (1893): notice of amalgamation;
  • General (1804-1951): records relating to properties other than bank premises, history of the bank.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in the 1770s by Charles Cox, a packet boat agent. After many name changes, the business became Cox, Cobbold & Co. in 1839; it was otherwise known as the Harwich Bank. From 1812 a link existed with Bridges & Co. (est. c.1810) of Hadleigh and Manningtree. For many years the bank shared partners with Bacon, Cobbold & Co. (est. 1786) of Ipswich, which acquired the business in 1893.

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