Penfold, Springet & Penfold

Penfold, Springet & Penfold (1793-1816), established in Maidstone, was a bank connected with the history of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in Maidstone in about 1793 as Brenchley, Stacey, Parker, Springet & Penfold, by local brewers and drapers. It was also known as Kentish Bank. By 1814 it was known as Parker, Penfold, Springet Penfold and by 1816 as Penfold, Stacey & Springet. The bank failed in March 1816 following the suspension of payments by their London agent, Ramsbottoms & Co. Some of its business appears to have been transferred to Corral, Homewood & Mercer when that bank was established in Maidstone in 1818.

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of Penfold, Springet & Penfold have the reference code PEN.

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  • banknotes 1815
  • customer ledger 1816