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1771 The private bank of Raymond, Williams, Vere, Lowe and Fletcher was established in Cornhill, City of London
Subsequently moved to Birchin Lane nearby.
It traded by a number of names:
1825 the bank stopped payment following the collapse of fellow London bankers Pole, Thornton and Co.
1826 The bank was reformed with new partners the following year, under the name Williams, Deacon, Labouchere and Co.
The bank changed its name again in later years:
1890 it was taken over by the Manchester and Salford Bank Ltd, for which it had acted as London agent since 1836, to form Williams Deacon and Manchester and Salford Bank. The head office of the merged bank was established in Birchin Lane, City of London, in order to retain Williams, Deacon & Co’s membership of the London Clearing House.