West India merchant
Distress of the firm reported Sept. 1841: 'a very old and highly respectable [West Indian-house'], 'it is thought they are indebted to a very large degree, though not to the commercial world'. 'One of the firm [Rowland Mitchell] is a Director of the Bank of England'.
Fiat of bankruptcy against Rowland Mitchell in effect by 1842: the Commissioners of Bankruptcy were to meet to consider the claim of a debt by E.G.C. Howard and J.H. Mitchell, trustees of the marriage settlement of Captain and Mrs Pelham.
The Times Monday Sept 20 1841, pg 5; Issue 17780; col. C.
London Gazette 20108 7/6/1842 p. 1572