Bloomfield Land and Building Company Ltd

The Bloomfield Land and Building Company was established by the Boyd family, who also founded the Ulster Marine Insurance Company Ltd, and was incorporated in Belfast on May 18 1874.

Company History

Bloomfield land

Bloomfield Land and Building Co articles of association

The Boyd Family established a business leasing and selling land and property in the Bloomfield area and the company was established to secure building leases for land in the townlands of Ballyhackamore and Ballycloughan in County Down.

In 1947, the company was acquired by the Yorkshire Insurance Company Ltd. On April 1 1983, the company's assets and liabilities were transferred to the Yorkshire-General Insurance Company Ltd and, in 1986, the company was dissolved

Key dates

Year Event
1874 The company is established and incorporated
1947 The company is acquired by the Yorkshire Insurance Company
1983 Assets and liabilities are transferred to the Yorkshire-General Insurance Company
1986 The company is dissolved

Head office premises

Year Address
by 1877 - 1884 32 Donegal Quay, Belfast
1884 - 1898 at least 28 Waring Street, Belfast
by 1900 - 1928 Bank of Ireland Chambers, Queen's Bridge, Belfast
1928 - 1972 at least 1 Linenhall Street, Belfast
by 1974 - 1977 5 Donegall Square South, Belfast
1977 - 1986 2 Rougier Street, York

Staff and officials

Manager

Year Name
1874 - 1947 Sinclair & Boyd

Secretary

Year Name
by 1947 - 1958 Thomas McKillen
1958 - 1977 John M Bailie
1977 - 1986 A Cade

Directors (1874)

  • Henry Boyd
  • William Sinclair Boyd

In the archives

The Aviva archive contains records relating to the running of the Bloomfield Land and Building Company between 1874 and 1986. The collection includes minutes books, memoranda and articles of association, finance papers and annual report and accounts.

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