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Messrs May, Wyborn, White & Mercer, Bankers



The co-partnership of Messrs May, Wyborn, White & Mercer was established in 1813 by an indenture dated 21 October, made between John May and James Wyborn of Deal, bankers, and William White and John Mercer of Deal, gentlemen. May and Wyborn had been in business with James Shipdem (or Shipden), and following his withdrawal, took White and Mercer into partnership for 21 years, the business to be carried on 'in certain premises of John May and John Mercer situate in Queen Street in Deal erected for that purpose'. Documents in the collection indicate that the four men became bankrupt about 1825-1826, and that a large proportion of the debts were settled from the estate of 'the late James Wyborn'.

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Messrs May, Wyborn, White and Mercer, Bankers: Letter Books and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7924
Scope and Contents

Three letter books (1-3), a bundle of miscellaneous letters and documents (4), and a list of debts (5), together with a file of research notes.

Dates: 1771-1829
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