James & Charles Robinson & Co

James & Charles Robinson & Co (c.1804-70), established in Mansfield, was a past constituent of NatWest.

Brief history

This private bank was established in c.1804 as Moore & Co. It was also known as Mansfield Bank. After many partnership changes, by 1869 it was trading as James & Charles Robinson & Co. In 1870, following the death of James Robinson, the partners sold the business to Samuel Smith & Co, bankers of Nottingham. The Chesterfield branch of the Mansfield Bank, however, was acquired by Sheffield Banking Co of Sheffield in 1870.

Detailed list of name changes

  • Moore & Co from c.1804
  • Moore, Maltby, Evans & Middlemore by 1810
  • Moore, Maltby, Evans, Middlemore & Maltby & Co by 1812
  • Abney, Maltby & Coller by 1816
  • Maltby & Robinson by 1823
  • James Robinson by 1839
  • Robinson & Broadhurst by 1842
  • James & Charles Robinson & Co by 1869

Also known as Mansfield Bank.

Published histories

  • J A S L Leighton-Boyce, Smiths the bankers 1658-1958 (London: privately printed by National Provincial Bank, 1958)

Summary of our archive holdings

Our archival records of James & Charles Robinson & Co have the reference code RBN.

For help understanding words used here, check our glossary of banking record types (PDF 68 KB).

  • banknote c.1816
  • cheque form n.d.
  • deeds of copartnership 1832-43
  • partners’ private ledger 1853-67