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Freame Bank

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From the 1690s John Freame (1665-1745) of Lombard Street, a leading Quaker banker, was in partnership with his brother-in-law Thomas Gould (d. 1728) in Freame and Gould.

1697 Freame married Thomas Gould's sister Priscilla, and Thomas Gould married Freame's sister Hannah.

1728 The banking partnership ended with Thomas Gould's death, Freame continuing alone as Freame Bank

Brought his son Joseph (d. 1766) into partnership, at what later became 56 Lombard Street.

1733 James Barclay married Sally Freame and joined the partnership, which became Freame and Barclay, until his death in 1766.

Joseph Freame's own son John (d. 1770) was also a partner from 1759 (i.e. Freame, Barclay, and Freame).

1766 On Joseph Freame's death, the Barclay interest in the bank continued through the two sons of Joseph's sister Priscilla and David Barclay (i.e. David and John).

From 1776 the bank was Barclay, Bevan, and Bening

1797 The bank stabilized as Barclay, Tritton, and Bevan.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Biography of David Barclay, senior, ODNB