Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd

Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd (1792-1894), established in Oswestry, was a past constituent of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Brief history

This private bank was established in 1792 as Gibbons & Coit and was also known as Oswestry Old Bank. In 1893 the business was converted into a joint stock bank with limited liability as Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd, with a paid-up capital of £35,000. In 1894 the bank was acquired by Parr's Banking Co & Alliance Bank Ltd of Warrington.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Gibbons & Coit from 1792
  • Croon & Sheppard by 1812
  • Croxon & Co by 1814
  • Croxon, Longueville, Jones, Croxon & Gibbons by 1829
  • Croxon, Longueville & Co by 1834
  • Swete, Roberts & Longueville by 1887
  • Croxon, Jones & Co in 1893

Published histories

  • S A Davis, The early banks of mid Wales (Welshpool: 1935)
  • T E Gregory, The Westminster Bank through a century (London: Oxford University Press, 1936)

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Croxon, Jones & Co have the reference code CRO. 

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  • cheque form 1810s
  • banknote 1837
  • notice re partnership change 1875
  • balance sheet 1893
  • staff photograph c.1890s

Summary of archive holdings elsewhere