West India merchant (Colonial - Caribbean)
Identified in the will of Samuel Mitchell (q.v.) made in 1829 as a partner with Samuel and Rowland Mitchell in Lime Street as merchants trading to the West Indies.
The will of Samuel Mitchell (q.v.) made in 1829 shows him as a partner with Rowland Mitchell and Henry Rodon in Lime Street as merchants trading to the West Indies, with a 13/64ths share in capital and profits.
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.
Will of Samuel Mitchell proved 28/12/1841 PROB 11/1955/161.
The Times Monday Sept 20 1841, pg 5; Issue 17780; col. C.
London Gazette 20108 7/6/1842 p. 1572