Carmarthen Bank Collection

Scope and Content

A £5 banknote, issued 1828, presented under a fiat of Bankruptcy against John Walters, Arthur Jones and David Jones, Bankers and Co-partners.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first recorded bank in the town of Carmarthen was David Parry's Bank, established prior to 1791. At this date it was taken over by David Morris, a Carmarthen merchant. Morris also took over the Carmarthen Furnace Bank, founded in 1792. After the failure of the Carmarthen Bank established by Walters, Jones and Company, Morris assumed the name of The Carmarthen Bank in c. 1832.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Lodwick, Joyce and Victor Lodwick, The Story of Carmarthen (Carmarthen, 1994).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of the Carmarthen Bank and the Morris family are in Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Morris of Bryn Myrddin Deeds and Documents.

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