Bacon, Cobbold & Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Bacon, Cobbold & Company relating to:

  • Establishment (1812): articles of co-partnership;
  • Operation (1892-1908): balance sheets, general and private ledgers, letter book;
  • Amalgamation (1905-1910): letters to customers, lists of investments, amalgamation agreement.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in 1786 as Crickitt, Truelove & Kerridge. The original partners were C A Crickitt MP, who also founded the Colchester Bank, J Kerridge and William Truelove. In 1893 the business merged with Cox, Cobbold & Co. of Harwich with which common partners had been shared since about the 1830s. After many changes of partnership, the bank became known as Bacon, Cobbold & Co. from 1899. Branches were acquired or opened at Debenham (1839), Woodbridge (1846), Felixstowe (1892), Derby Road, Ipswich (1900) and Dovercourt (1901). Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) acquired the business in 1905.

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