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... CHAPTER XIX. Lynn Bank--John Birkbeck--Daniel Gurney--His
Reminiscences--Fras. Cresswell--S. A. Gurney--F. J. Cresswell--T.
Southwell's Recollection--Fakenham Bank--Joseph Peckover--Bank
Correspondence--Charles Buxton--R. N. Hamond--Wisbech Bank---Jon.
Peckover--W. and A. Peckover--Alexander Peckover--F. M. Bland. E
Lynn Bank was opened as a separate branch on 1st January, 1782, in
premises on King Staithe Square, by the harbour side. The first
partners were the members of the Norwich firm, with the addition of
Mr. Bartlett Gurney's brother-in-law, Mr. John Birkbeck, and Mr.
Joseph Taylor, a Lynn merchant, who had long been on terms of
friendship with Mr. B. Gurney, and had six years previously
assisted the Bank in collecting the deficient gold coin circulating
in the locality. Mr. John Birkbeck had up to this time been in
partnership with his brother William, at Settle, in the firm
founded by their grandfather. Originally started as a woollen
merchant's business, there had before this time been combined with
it a Bank, which, continuing until 1880, when the title of the firm
was Birkbeck, Robinson, & Co., was in that year converted into
the Craven Bank, Limited. For a short time after his marriage Mr.
Birkbeck was also engaged in London as a shipping insurance agent,
but relinquishing both in order to join the branch about to be
started, he removed to Lynn in December, 1781. The Bank was opened
in his house on the first of the following month, and continued
there for 87 years.1 Lynn was at this time a commercial centre of
great importance. Ships brought to its wharves coal, timber, and
wine, and it was the chief port of shipment of the corn of the
district. The trade was then in few and strong hands, and among the
first accounts in the ledgers we find the names...
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||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
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