A Gentleman, believed to be Abraham Newland by William Wood. Mr. Newland is featured in William Wood's fee book. Abraham Newland (1730-1807) the chief cashier of the Bank of Enqland from 1782 to 1807. The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of England note was genuine. He slept in the Bank itself for 25 years.