Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co

Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co (1770-1842), established in London, was a past constituent of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Brief history

This private bank was established in 1770 as Dorrien, Rucker & Carleton at 22 Finch Lane, City of London. The bank was acquired by Curries & Co in 1842, with an agreement to pay the partners an annuity based on the annual value of deposits and commission earned from their former customers.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Dorrien, Rucker & Carleton from 1770
  • Dorrien, Rucker, Dorrien & Martin from 1776
  • Dorrien, Mello & Martin from 1779
  • Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co from 1794

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co have the reference code DM.

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Partnership records

  • partnership agreements 1814, 1828

Financial records

  • private account books 1806-36
  • unpaid bills of exchange 1810-41
  • annual audited balance sheets 1820, 1824-7
  • discount and note account books 1820, 1824-7
  • receipts re Wandsworth Saving Bank debentures 1820-38
  • post book 1824-9
  • bill book 1840-1

Customer records

  • correspondence from customers: 1785, exchequer bills 1819-25, merger with Curries & Co 1841-2
  • customer account ledgers 1800-1, 1815, 1818, 1820
  • customer bonds 1811, 1827
  • correspondence from overseas correspondents 1812-20
  • papers re sale of a mortgaged property in Woodstock 1813
  • personal papers of Rev John Peel 1817-35: source overview (PDF 22KB)
  • personal papers of Thomas Robert Andrews 1815-23
  • agreement re assignment of bills of exchange 1815
  • correspondence re securities held for advances 1818-20
  • standing order instructions from customers 1823-40

Staff records

  • details of salaries and Christmas money payments 1820, 1824-7