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Irish LondonMiddle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century$
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Craig Bailey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318818

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.001.0001

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4 Crosby Square: The Irish Counting House

4 Crosby Square: The Irish Counting House

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(p.188) 6 4 Crosby Square: The Irish Counting House
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Irish London
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Craig Bailey

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.003.0007

Irish houses in London played a crucial role in connecting the dots between Irish friends and family scattered across the globe. This chapter reveals how the combination of personal experiences and business interests located the partners of 4 Crosby Square in a larger world where Ireland and Irish connections were central rather than peripheral in day-to-day life. The partners understood the culture of the City and the mores of polite society; like other members of the commercial elite they moved easily through the social environment in which they found themselves. Nevertheless, 4 Crosby Square was also an Irish counting house, and as such, remained part of a distinct subset of London society. If hindsight now tempts us to understand eighteenth-century Ireland as a peripheral island, floating on the margins of a British Empire anchored on London, we should consider that contemporaries like the partners of 4 Crosby Square did not necessarily imagine their world in such terms. For them, the constant flow of people, money, goods and information through the complex circuitry of Irish networks that spanned the globe, meant that Cork, Dublin and Donegal were no more or less peripheral than London, India or Jamaica.

Keywords:   Networks, Merchants, India, Counting House

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