Northamptonshire Banking Company records

Scope and Content

Records of Northamptonshire Banking Company relating to its establishment, operation, and amalgamation with Capital & Counties Bank, including deeds of settlements, minute books, balance sheets, staff records, amalgamation agreements and liquidation papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

This joint-stock bank was formed in 1836 as the Northamptonshire Central Banking Co. out of the business of the private bank of Watkins & Co. (est. 1783) of Daventry and Northampton. It was renamed Northamptonshire Banking Co. in 1838. Branches were opened or acquired at Daventry, Northampton, Stamford and Wellingborough in 1836, and at Kettering in 1876. The business was acquired by Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) in 1890.

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