Thomas Speed (cashier)

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Thomas Speed was Chief Cashier of the Bank of England for 1694 to 1699. On 11 February 1695, the bank issued a notice in the London Gazette that Speed, and several others, were empowered to give notes on behalf of the bank in return either for payment of money or bills. [1] Speed was replaced as Chief Cashier by Thomas Madockes. [2]

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Thomas Madockes was the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England from 1699 to 1739. Madockes was replaced as Chief Cashier by James Collier and Daniel Race.

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