Source: For 1790-1829, Monthly Data Are In The Possession Of The Harvard Committee On Economic Research Compiled By Norman J. Silberling From Bankruptcy Notices In The "London Gazette" (Quarterly Data, 1779-1830 Appear In The "Review Of Economic Statistics, " October 1923, Pp. 251-52); For 1830-1852, The "London Gazette."
This NBER data series m09042 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 9 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter09.html.
NBER Indicator: m09042
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of Bankruptcies for Great Britain [M09042GBM155NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M09042GBM155NNBR/, June 30, 2015.