United Kingdom Life Assurance Company
The United Kingdom Life Assurance Company was established in 1834 to provide life assurance. On July 4 1862, the company was amalgamated with the North British & Mercantile Insurance Company, which became a subsidiary of the Commercial Union Assurance Company Ltd in 1959.
|1834||The company is established|
|1862||The company is amalgamated with the North British & Mercantile Insurance Company|
|1959||North British & Mercantile becomes a subsidiary of the Commercial Union Assurance Company|
Did you know...?
United Kingom Life policy header, 1855
- Chairman and founder of the company, James Stuart of Dunearn was involved in the last duel, fought in Scotland in March 1822, in which he shot and killed Sir Alexander Boswell. Stuart went bankrupt in 1828 before returning to found the company.
Head office premises
|1834 - 1862||8 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London|
Staff and officials
|by 1846 - 1855 at least||John King|
|by 1846 - 1855 at least||E L Boyd|
United Kingdom Life almanac, 1852
- James Stuart
- Hananel de Castro
- Samuel Anderson
- Hamilton Blair Avarne
- E Lennox Boyd
- Charles Downes
- Charles Graham
- D Q Henriques
- F C Maitland
- William Railton
- John Ritchie
- F H Thomson
Home branches and agencies
United Kingdom Life proposal, 1850s
- Glasgow (by 1849)
- Edinburgh (by 1853)
Overseas branches and agencies
- Dublin, Ireland (by 1853)
In the archives
The Aviva archive contains advertisements relating to the United Kingdom Life Assurance Company between 1846 and 1855.
Further records relating to United Kingdom Life can be accessed at the London Metropolitan Archives.