Dunsford & Co

Dunsford & Co (1788-1883), established in Tiverton, was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in Tiverton in 1788 as Dickenson & Co by John Dickenson, a merchant. The firm was also known as Tiverton Bank and later as Tiverton & Devonshire Bank. In 1883, by which time it was known as Dunsford & Co, the bank was acquired by Stuckey’s Banking Co.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Dickenson & Co in 1788
  • Dickenson, Lewis, Besley & Son in 1796
  • Dickenson & Besley in 1808
  • Dickenson & Dunsford in 1810
  • Dickenson, Dunsford, Barne & Boase in 1812
  • Dunsford, Barne & Boase by 1821
  • Dunsford & Barne in 1829
  • Dunsford, Dunsford & Barne by 1846
  • Dunsford, Dunsford & Taylor from 1858
  • Dunsford & Co by 1883

Also known as Tiverton Bank and as Tiverton & Devonshire Bank.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Dunsford & Co have the reference code DUN.

For help understanding words used here, check our glossary of banking record types (PDF 24KB).

  • deposit receipt 1877
  • cheques 1878-82
  • amalgamation agreement 1883