Arthur Stanley, Director and Governor of the Bank of Ireland (1786-1808)

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Arthur Stanley was one of the original subscribers to the capital of the Bank of Ireland in 1783-1784, subscribing £2,000.

He was a director of the bank in the years 1786, 1788, 1790, 1792, 1794 and 1796-1807. He then became governor of the bank from 1807-1808. He was a member of the firm of Arthur Stanley & Co, formerly Westlake & Stanley, drug merchants of 4 Bride Street, successors of Patrick Bride. The Stanleys, originally Hanleys, came from farming stock in Westmeath.

F.G. Hall, ‘The Bank of Ireland 1783-1946
Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co Ltd, 1949, pages 505 & 509.

Further information on Arthur can be found at:″
Some information on Arthur Stanley’s son Edward can be found at:″

One Response to “Arthur Stanley, Director and Governor of the Bank of Ireland (1786-1808)”

  1. On page 480 of the same book there are details of Patrick Bride’s role in the bank. From that description it would appear the address of the business was 40 rather than 4 Bride Street.

    I am also a bit sceptical about the Hanley reference, I have mistaken Stanley for Hanley on a number of occasions when dealing with handwritten records.

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