???? - 1800
London banker and stockbroker, at one stage partner with Richard Fuller and John Vaughan in the private bank known as Fuller, Halford & Vaughan c. 1774 and later as Fuller Banbury, Nix & Co., a predecessor of RBS/NatWest.
John Vaughan of Cornhill banker and John Halford of Cornhill banker were parties to a deed of 05/10/1774 under which Thomas Taylor of St Vincent sold annuities of £360 p.a. to a group of London bankers and merchants including the two men, secured on Taylor's estate and enslaved people in St George's parish, St Vincent. Halford bought an annuity of £50 p.a for his own life and for that of Phebe Gardiner.
The will of John Halford stockbroker of Broad Street Buildings, proved 15/08/1800 was of the same man, the identification cemented by the presence in his will of his sister Phebe Gardiner. He left £3000 to his children with his wife Judith Fenn, whom he had married in 1775.
Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-25 pp. 239-249.
Fuller, Banbury & Nix
Broad Street Buildings, City of London, Middlesex, London, England