Cobb & Company (Margate) Records

Scope and Content

Records of Cobb & Company (Margate) relating to the establishment and operation of the private firm and its amalgamation with Lloyds, including:

  • Establishment (1842-1892): articles of partnership and notice of dissolution of partnership;
  • Operation (1782-1901): private, general and partners’ ledgers, bank’s premises records, customers’ incidental papers;
  • Amalgamation (1890-1901): report on financial status of firm, balance sheets, correspondence and amalgamation agreement;
  • General (1803-1844): brewing business papers, family papers, records relating to properties other than bank premises.

Administrative / Biographical History

This private bank was formed in about 1785. It developed out of the Cobb family's brewing business founded in 1760. The bank was also known as Francis Cobb & Son and otherwise styled the Margate Bank and the Isle of Thanet Bank. Branches were opened at Westgate on Sea (1877), Birchington on Sea (1884) and Broadstairs (1887). Lloyds acquired the business in 1891.

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