Peacock, Willson & Company records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Peacock, Willson & Company relating to:

  • Operation (1792-1937): ledgers, balance sheets, letter books, banknote registers, salary book, list of customers;
  • Amalgamation (1869-1937): declarations of partnership changes, amalgamation agreement, schedule of deeds, letters to customers, correspondence relating to banknote issue;
  • General (1780-1950): papers of Peacock, Willson and Handley families including genealogical notes, wills, and title deeds.

Administrative / Biographical History

The private bank of Peacock, Handley & Kirton was established in 1792, in Sleaford. Following partnership changes it was called Handley, Peacock & Handley from 1827, Handley, Peacock, Handley & Peacock from 1841, Peacock, Handley & Company from 1858 and Peacock, Willson & Company from 1861. It was also know as the Sleaford Bank and the Newark & Sleaford Bank. Branches were opened in Newark (1809), Bourne (1810) and Lincoln (1895). Sub-branches were opened in Heckington and Billinghay. The bank was acquired by Lloyds Bank in 1912.

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.

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