[From Manx Sun Dumbell's Bank, 1900]
Dumbell's Bank on Black Saturday, February 3rd, 1900
Mr G. W
(The Founder of Dumbell's bank)
The Bank was founded on November 1st 1853, by Messrs Dumbell, Son and Howard and others.
The above is taken from a photograph by Mr T. Keig, Douglas. The photo is from an oil painting now in the possession of Parr's Banking Company, Limited. The portrait is by Mr J. Champion-Bradshaw.
The late Mr Alex. Bruce
(General Manager of the Defunct Dumbell's Bank)
Alexander Bruce, was born at Banff, Scotland in 1844, and after apprenticeship to the City of Glasgow Bank, came to Ramsey to take up a responsible position in the Bank of Mona (a branch of the City of Glasgow Bank). Soon after the collapse of the City of Glasgow, in 1878, he was appointed General Manager of Dumbell's Banking Company. He was made J.P. in 1893, and acted as Town Treasurer for Douglas.
DEEMSTER STEVENSON MOORE.
(Appointed in 1900.)
Deemster Stewart Stevenson Moore was born in Peel on New Year's Day, 1860. He is the son of the Rev. J. J. Stevenson Moore, Vicar of Dagenham, Essex, and grandson of the late Mr J. Stevenson Moore, of Lhergydhoo. At Keble College, Oxford, he took his B.A. and M.A. degrees, and won two legal scholarships-the Roman Law Scliolarsbip of fifty guineas, and the Equity Scholarship of 100 guineas. He was admitted to the Middle Temple as a barrister in 1883. He practised in the South Eastern Circuit, his specialities being tithe and common law.
MR C. B. NELSON, J.P., C.P.
(One of the Bank Defendants)
Mr C. B. Nelson is a member of an old and respected Bride family. He was Chairman of the Manx Northern Railway Company, and had been a director of Dumbell's Bank for many years. His father and grandfather were Rectors of Bride.
HENRY GORDON SHEE, Q.C.
Mr Shee, the Recorder of Burnley, was, in November, 1900, sworn to act temporarily as Deemster, for the purpose of conducting the Dumbell's Bank Trial. - His Honor's age is 52. His conduct of the case was popularly admired.
MR T. C. KERMODE.
(The Foreman of the first jury empanelled in the Dumbell's Trial.)
Mr Thos. Cowley Kermode, of Peel, who was foreman of the Jury in Dumbell's Bank Trial of the five prisoners charged with fabricating and falsifying balance-sheets, was, curiously enough, also one of the Jury who, sat for nine days in the notorious Bank of Mona robbery case in which its clerk Gray was implicated.
MR G. A. RING
He ably conducted the prosecution of the Dumbells Bank officials. He was called to the Bar in 1873, and was appointed Attorney-General in 1897.
MR FRED BROWNE.
(Counsel. for the Prosecution in the late Bank Trial.)
Mr Fred Browne was called to the Bar in 1873.
MR C. W. COOLE.
Mr Coole defended Mr John Shimmon, the Manager of the late Dumbells Bank. Mr Coole was called to the Bar in 1877.
MR. J. M. CRUICKSHAINK.
(The High-Bailiff of Ramsey.)
The Advocate of the Liquidator of Dumbell s Bank. Mr James Murray Cruickshank served his articles under the late Sir Alured Dumbell. He succeeded the late Mr J. C. LaMothe as High-Bailiff of Ramsey, where he has practised for many years.
MR J. J. CREER. (Advocate.)
Who Defended the prisoners C. B. Nelson, J.P., and J. D. Rogers, at the recent Bank Trial.
Mr John Joseph Creer is the son of the late Mr John Creer, of The Towers, Douglas. He served his articles with the late Mr Richard Sherwood, and was called to the Bar in 1875.
MR CYRIL HUGHES-GAMES.
Mr Hughes-Games was counsel for William Aldred and Harold Vincent Aldred, auditors of the late Dumbell's Bank. Mr Hughes-Games was called to the Bar in 1893.
THE LIQUIDATOR OF DUMBELL'S BANKING CO., LTD.
(Mr William Henderson Walker, F.C.A.) Mr W. H. Walker is head of the firm of Messrs W. H. Walker and Co., of Liverpool and Douglas, auditors to the Isle of Man Government. Our readers will be interested to know that Mr Walker's wife was a Miss Woodhead, a near relative of Mr Dalrymple Maitland, H.K., of Brookmoar.
MR THOS. HORSMAN PARKER MYLECHREEST .
(Isle of Man District Manager cf Parr's Bank. Mr T. H. Parker Mylechreest was born at Ramsey on the 4th September, 1849. He commenced his banking career with Dumbeil, Son, and Howard, in that town in 1864. in 1874 Mr Mylechreest transferred his services to the Bank of Mona. Shortly after the suspension of the City of Glasgow Bank, Mr Mylechreest received an appointment in the head office of Parr's Bank. He is now manager of the Isle of Man District of Parr's Bank. He resides at Glentrammon, in Lezayre.
BALLAQUAYLE HOUSE, NEAR DOUGLAS.
The residence of the late Alexander Bruce, J:P.
BRIDGE MOUNT, TROMODE.
Mr John Shimmon's Late Residence.
HILL CLIFF, DOUGLAS.
Tbe Residence of Mr J. A. Mylrea, one of the Directors of Dumbell's.