Dixons & Co

Dixons & Co (1813-78), established in Chester, was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established as Dixon & Co in 1813 by Thomas Dixon, a local collier. The bank may have been a reformation of the Shrewsbury bank Rowton, Rordkin & Marshall (est. 1808), also known as Chester & Shrewsbury Bank, which had failed during the financial panic of 1810.

The bank's partners were Thomas Dixon, Thomas Dixon, William Dixon & William Wardell by 1846; Thomas and Ambrose Dixon and William Wardell from 1860; Thomas Dixon, Ambrose Dixon and Robert Nicholson from 1870; and Thomas Dixon, Ambrose Dixon, Robert Nicholson and Thomas Henry Dixon from 1876.

Dixons & Co was acquired by Parr's Banking Co in 1878.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Dixon & Co from 1813
  • Roscoe, Clarke, Dixon & Co by 1815
  • Dixon & Chilton by 1819
  • Dixons & Wardell by 1829
  • Dixons & Co from 1846

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Dixons & Co have the reference code DIX.

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  • customer account ledger 1813-9
  • customer account passbooks 1814-43
  • cheques 1815, 1878
  • cash balance book 1849-69