John Dirring has discussed the beginnings of banking in eighteenth-century Cornwall in the first part of this series. He now continues the story by relating the early history of the Miners’ Bank, established as a partnership under the `Agreement Quinquepartite’, the heading of which is shown here (Kresen Kernow, ref BU/431).   The oldest banks…Continue Reading “Banking in Cornwall – Part 2: The early Miners’ Bank, 1771-1828”

Charlestown Harbour, shown here as it appears nowadays in a photo by Terry Knight, was begun in an age which also responded to the need for effective finance of the developing trade and industry of Cornwall. John Dirring begins to tell the story of banking in Cornwall with a consideration of its origins in the…Continue Reading “Banking in Cornwall – Part 1: Eighteenth-century beginnings”