Joseph Haythorne & George Wright

Joseph Haythorne & George Wright (1794-1834), established in Bristol, was a bank connected with the history of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in 1794 as James Ireland, Philip Protheroe, Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne & Matthew Wright, trading from All Saints Passage, Bristol. Ireland was a sugar refiner and wine merchant, Protheroe a West India merchant, Bengough an attorney, Haythorne a skinner and Wright a sugar refiner. William Gore joined the partnership in 1799 and Philip Protheroe left in 1803. The firm was also known as Bristol City Bank. In 1834, when it was known as Joseph Haythorne & George Wright, the bank was taken over by Northern & Central Bank of England.

Detailed list of name changes

  • James Ireland, Philip Protheroe, Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne & Matthew Wright in 1794
  • James Ireland, Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne, Matthew Wright & William Gore from 1803
  • James Ireland, Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne, George Wright & William Gore from 1812
  • James Ireland, Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne & George Wright from 1814
  • Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne & George Wright from 1815
  • Joseph Haythorne & George Wright from 1818

Also known as Bristol City Bank.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Joseph Haythorne & George Wright have the reference code HAY.

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  • partners’ papers 1802-6
  • banknote c.1800s