Rawson Aislabie

Partnership Role

Neave & Aislabie
Name partner

General overseas merchant? ()

No notes

Firm Notes

Originally a soap maker of East Smithfield but later apparently a general merchant, acting as a government contractor in the 1780s to supply troops in Dominica.

Firm Sources

Bailey's Northern Directory 1781 p. 88; A letter of 1794 from George Gwilt the elder that valued the premises of Neave & Aislabie at East Smithfield at £2250 was offered on Abebooks https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=george%20gwilt%20elder&tn=autograph%20letter%20valuation%20neave%20aislabie&cm_sp=mbc--ats--all; Neave and Aislabie shipped provisions to Dominica, Jamaica, etc., a matter of £26,493. House of Commons Journal, Vol. 41, p. 339, and Vol. 43. In July 1788, Neave and Aislabie sent provisions to the West Indies for £20,636.