' Stuckey's Banking Co.
Established in Bristol 1806.
THE opening of this Bank in Bristol is described thus (1806) in the diary of a Bristol citizen: "Sept. ist. A " new Bank opened on the Quay called the Bristol "and Somersetshire Bank."
The headquarters of the Bank appear to have been Langport from the time the Bank started: and, as is generally known, that place is the headquarters of the Bank at the present day.
Vincent Stuckey was the founder of the Bank, which consisted, at the time of the opening of the Bristol Branch, of Founder, five partners, George Stuckey, Vincent Stuckey, James Lean, John Hart and John Maningford: and, as far as I have been able to ascertain, James Lean and John Maningford were the two who managed the Bristol business.
JAMES LEAN resided in Belle Vue, Clifton, and served the office of Sheriff of the City in 1833. He was a Whig in politics, 1806-1825. and was president of the Anchor Society 1824. He left the Bank in 1825, and died gth July, 1849, aged 75..... '
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