Records of Hill & Sons relating to its takeover by Lloyds Bank in 1911, including amalgamation agreement and analysis book, general papers relating to British National Premium Life Association and Showells Brewery Company, and Hill family tree.
Hill & Sons records
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Administrative / Biographical History
The private bank of Hill & Sons was established in 1825 in the City of London. Centring on Smithfield meat market, it had close connections with the cattle and meat trades. It was founded by Charles Hill, who had previous managed Sharpe & Sons (est. 1810), bankers at 8 West Smithfield. This firm had failed in 1825. Shortly afterwards, Charles Hill was joined in the partnership by his sons George and John, and in turn they were succeeded by Charles' grandson, John. Branches were opened in Romford, Liverpool and Birkenhead, and sub-branches in Islington and Deptford. However, it was still a relatively small bank, and as such had difficulties meeting the demands of its larger customers. As a result, in 1911 it was taken over by Lloyds Bank.
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