Hartleys & Co
Detail from a 5 guinea note of Hartley, Hartley & Harrison, Whitehaven Bank, 1834 © RBS 2016
Hartleys & Co (1786-1837), established in Whitehaven, was a past constituent of NatWest.
This private bank was established in 1786 as Hartley, Littledale, Hartley & Potter. The partners were brothers John and Thomas Hartley, merchants; Samuel Potter, a draper; and Henry Littledale. It was also known as Whitehaven Bank. In 1837, when known as Hartleys & Co, the bank was converted into a joint stock bank, Bank of Whitehaven.
Detailed list of name changes
- Hartley, Littledale, Hartley & Potter in 1786
- Hartley, Littledale & Co by 1796
- Hartleys, Potter & Co by 1810
- Hartley, Hartley, Harrison & Hartley by 1829
- Hartley, Hartley & Harrison in 1834
- Hartleys & Co in 1837
Also known as Whitehaven Bank.
Summary of our archive holdings
Our archival records of Hartleys & Co have the reference code HAR.
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- banknotes n.d., 1825, 1834
Summary of archive holdings elsewhere
- Cumbria Record Office: Banknote register 1803-13 (Ref: Allison MSS)