This private bank was established in Stockport in 1824 by four local businessmen: William Miller-Christy, son of a London hatter; John Winterbottom, a local solicitor; John Worsley, a Stockport hat manufacturer; and Isaac Lloyd, son of a Birmingham banker.
In 1829 the bank merged with Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co, one of the new generation of large shareholder-owned joint stock banks. The new bank was still in the process of being established at the time of the acquisition. It began trading on 1 December 1829, with the former business of Christy, Lloyd & Co as its Stockport branch.
- The Story of Underbank Hall, Stockport (London: privately published by the Royal Bank of Scotland Archives, 2001)
Summary of our archive holdings
Our archival records of Christy, Lloyd & Co have the reference code CHR.
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- banknotes 1825
- letter to London agent 1828
- cheque form 1820s