Stephen Lees, forthcoming entry on Stewart in The History of Parliament, 1832-1868; we are grateful to the History of Parliament for access to this before publication
Established April 1 1834, by 'gentlemen friendly to a life assurance society for Great Britain and her possessions, especially India'. Acquired May 29 1901 by North British & Mercantile Insurance Co., which became a subsidiary of Commercial Union 1959. Secretary by 1846-1855 at least was Michael Elijah Impey. Directors 1834 included Alexander Baillie, Charles Otway Mayne.
Aviva - About us- Heritage - Companies [http://www.aviva.com/about-us/heritage/companies/universal-life-assurance-society/] accessed 23/08/2010