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Thomas Kinnersly & Sons

Image: £1 note of Thomas Kinnersly & Sons, Old Bank, Staffordshire, 1820s © RBS 2018


Thomas Kinnersly & Sons (c.1780-1855), established in Newcastle-under-Lyme, was a past constituent of NatWest.


Brief history

This private bank was established in about 1780 as T Kinnersly by Thomas Kinnersly, a local iron and coal master. It was also known as Newcastle & Staffordshire Bank and as Old Bank.

The business was called Thomas Kinnersly & Son by 1812 and Thomas Kinnersly & Sons by 1822. It was acquired by National Provincial Bank of England in 1855.


Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Thomas Kinnersly & Sons have the reference code KIN.

For help understanding words used here, check our glossary of banking record types (PDF 24KB).

  • banker's draft 1794
  • account ledger re London agent 1799-1805
  • banknote 1820s
  • cheque form 1840s
  • amalgamation circular 1855


Summary of archive holdings elsewhere

Staffordshire Record Office: Amalgamation papers 1855 (Ref: D593/T/1/14).

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