Pyke, Scott & Co

Pyke, Scott & Co (1807-36), established in Barnstaple, was a past constituent of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Brief history  

This private bank was established in Barnstaple in 1807 as Bury, Nott, Pyke, Scott, Law & Tardrew. It was also known as North Devon Bank. The bank was styled Bury, Pyke & Co by 1812, Bury Scott & Law by 1821 and Bury, Pyke, Scott, Law & Tardew by 1823. In 1836, when known as Pyke, Scott & Co, it was acquired by National Provincial Bank of England of London.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Pyke, Scott & Co have the reference code PYK.

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  • abstracts from ledgers 1813-34
  • registers of bad and doubtful debts 1816-36
  • partner’s account with London bank 1821-8
  • papers re account with Exeter General Bank 1823-30
  • partnership agreements 1826
  • cheques 1826-36
  • customer correspondence 1830-9
  • letters and statements from London agents 1830-42
  • memoranda book re advances 1832
  • partner correspondence 1835-40
  • amalgamation agreement 1835
  • register of joint notes 1835-6
  • list of past due bills 1836