Hilton, Rigden & Rigden

Hilton, Rigden & Rigden (1796-1892), established in Faversham, was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in Partridge Lane, Faversham, in 1796 as James, Bax, Hilton & Jones or Bax & Co. It was also known as Faversham Commercial Bank, later Faversham Bank. In 1866 the bank underwent an abortive merger with English Joint Stock Bank (est. 1866, failed 1866) and resumed as a private bank. In 1892, when styled Hilton, Rigden & Rigden, the bank was acquired by Prescott, Dimsdale, Cave, Tugwell & Co Ltd of London.

Detailed list of name changes

  • James, Bax, Hilton & Jones or Bax & Co in 1796
  • Bax, Jones & Co by 1802
  • Jones, Wreight & Co by 1806
  • Jones, Hilton & Wreight by 1810
  • Wreight & Hilton by 1812
  • Hilton, Rigden & Hilton from 1840
  • Hilton, Rigden & Rigden from 1867
  • Hilton & Rigden from 1871
  • Hilton, Rigden & Rigden from 1884

Also known as Faversham Commercial Bank and as Faversham Bank.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Hilton, Rigden & Rigden have the reference code HIL.

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  • partners’ papers 1863-72
  • cheques 1866-92
  • customer signature book c.1860s-90s
  • banknotes c.1800-30, 1882-92
  • customers’ papers 1871, 1883-4
  • customer circular re consols 1888
  • amalgamation agreement 1902