Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1501 to 1600   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 20/05/2012


BC2/1501 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;   
DESCRIPTION:
Deed of feoffment, dated 1 June 1787, between Joshua Cope of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire yeoman and John Wood of Bank House, Leek, yeoman, concerning  a messuage or dwelling house lying at the Bank House Street in Leek with the upper end of the garden to the same belonging and now enjoyed therewith, separated from another garden belonging to the said  Joshua Cope by a road or right of way for the said John  Wood as now used and enjoyed and also  separated by a quickset Hedge from the  apple tree situate on the east side thereof  to the plumb tree on the west side of the  said garden, which said garden contains by estimation 2 roods of land. "All which said premises now are or late were in the holding or occupation of Jemima Lighfoot widow and Joshua Lightfoot….and was formerly the estate or inheritance of Joshua Cope deceased.    The consideration for this was £30. Joshua Cope made his mark
PERSONS:
Cope; Condlyffe; Lightfoot; Stonehewer; Wood;

BC2/1502
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION:
[1] Brief for the prosecution of Richard Nott, a fitter employed by Samuel Tatton, silk dyer of 34 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire. One day in 1877, Nott had been engaged in fitting some steam pipes in his master's counting house where he was sometimes unattended. He asked another boy, Richard Hutchinson, who was working nearby, to go to the District Bank and cash a cheque for him for £20 in gold. On examining the cheque, the bank manager became suspicious and Nott was later arrested. On investigation, Mr Tatton found that the numbered cheque and counterfoil had been taken from his cheque-book, which he normally kept in a desk in the counting house. Nott was tried for forgery, found guilty of felony and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.
Witnesses were Samuel Tatton himself,  Richard Hutchinson of 92 Buxton Road, Leek, a stone mason, Alfred Roebuck Whyatt, Manager of the Manchester & Liverpool District Bank, Leek, and Sydney Castle, police constable at Leek.

[2] Draft case for the case of Regina v Richard Nott. This notes (amongst other things) thaat Nott had formerly been a Sunday school scholar and bore a good character.

[3] Copy instructions for indictment in the case of Regina v Nott at the Stafford Summer Assizes 11 July 1877.  
PERSONS:
Castle;  Hutchinson; Nott; Tatton; Whyatt

BC2/1503
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;   
DESCRIPTION:
An inventory of all the household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, earthenware, farming stock and other effects, late the property of Mrs Fowler of Highfield near Leek, deceased, taken the 5th September 1846.  In ink on the covers it states " Mr Nixon's Inventory".  The items include a camera obscura in the dining room.
PERSONS:
Fowler; Nixon;

BC2/1504  
PLACES:
London;
DESCRIPTION:
An undated, late 18th /early 19th century, list of "The Fees of the Six Messengers of the Court of Exchequer".  At the foot of the list it states "They constantly attend the Court to receive their orders. They carry the Summons of the Pipe & other Process for the King's Revenue & Debts to the respective Sheriffs of England and Wales and to such others as they are directed. And the Blank parchment books out of the King's Remembrancer's Office to the several Ports of England and Wales and when they are upon those services, are allowed their travelling Charges. 
PERSONS:
           

BC2/1505
PLACES:
Capesthorne, Macclesfield, Sandbach, Cheshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Bedford, Lancashire; Alton, Alstonefield, Longnor; Leek, Winkle, Waterfall, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Insurance Book 1788-1799, for the agency run by William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire and covering accounts in (chiefly) Staffordshire and Cheshire. It contains approximately 57 accounts and is indexed.
The property insured includes cotton mills, corn mills, a paper mill, silk warehouses and sheds, and iron foundry and cotton works, several inns including the Red Lion, Leek and two Cheshire mansions- Capesthorne Hall and Thorneycroft Hall.            
ACCOUNTS: Adams; Badnall; Bassett; Battersby; Barlow; Brasington; Brentnall; Brough;Cantrell; Challinor; Clowes; Cook; Cockin;  Corden; Cruso; Daintry; Dale; Davenport; Etches; Ford; Farrington;  Gaunt; Goodwin; Hargrave; Hollins; Hordern; Howard; Hughes; Joinson; Knight; Lees; Lowndes; Mills; Morris; Mycock; Myott; Nixon; Pedley; Phillips; Pimlot; Pratt; Sheldon; Sleigh; Smith; Stretch; Sutton; Taylor; Thompson; Thorneycroft; Wain; Walker; Wardle; Weston; White;  Woorofe; Wright; Yates; Young;
TENANTS & OTHERS: Allaby; Ash; Ashton; Ball;  Barker; Billingham; Birch; Blackshaw; Braddock; Brassington;   Buckstone; Chapman; Clowes; Cope; Dable; Davies; Davenport; Douglas;  Forster; Finney; Greaves; Goostry; Hall; Haskey; Heath; Hulme; Kane; Large;  Locker; Lucas; Machey; Malkin; Massey; Oliver; Owens; Pointon; Radford; Ryle; Shufflebothom; Spilsbury; Stringer; Stubbs; Sutton; Thomas; Turnock; Walthall; Washington; Wheeldon; Whittaker; Williams; Woodall; Wooliscroft; 

PERSONS:
See Description

BC2/1506
PLACES:
Oakmoor, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Deed of covenant and agreement, dated 11th September 1883, between Colonel Thomas William Sneyd of Light Oaks, Oakmoor, Staffordshire and the Leek Improvement Commissioners as to the employment by the Commissioners of land and an old road near Cornhill Cross, Leek, Staffordshire for the purpose of a tip for the deposit of ashes etc & granting to Colonel Sneyd the fee simple of the road. Signed, sealed and stamped. Plan on the obverse.
PERSONS:
Allen; Challinor; Cooper; Sneyd;

BC2/1507
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Copy draft conveyance, dated 21 January 1869, by William Bowers of Harewood Park, Cheadle, Staffordshire, coal master, to the Staffordshire Potteries Water Works Company, of part of Troutsdale Farm (formerly known as Lower Tittesworth, at Tittesworth, Leek, Staffordshire, to increase the capacity of the compensation reservoir. Consideration £388-15s-0d.  Schedule of the lands conveyed. Signed note shows that the modified text was approved and another note signed by Bowers acknowledges the receipt of £388-15s.
NB Mentions an annuity to Mrs  Rachel Sutton (wife of John Sutton) formerly Rachel Moore (wife of Charles Moore) nee Torr.
PERSONS:
Bowers; Moore; Sutton; Torr;

BC2/1508 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;   

DESCRIPTION:
Report of the Leek Town Hall Building Committee and resolutions passed at a public meeting held in the Town Hall, Leek, 16 December 1847. After the Committee had finally agreed to go ahead with the purchase of Mrs P. E. H. Watt's property in the Market Place, Leek as the site for a new Town Hall, they found that Mrs Watt had changed her mind and the project could not go ahead. Details given and a list of subscribers to the project.
PERSONS:
Alsop; Atkin;  Badnall; Barnes; Bermingham; Birch; Brealey; Brough; Carr; Challinor; Cooper; Critchlow; Cruso; Ellis; Francis; Fowler; Gaunt; Geere; Hacker; Hassall; Hammersley; Heaton; Howard; Killmister; Leech; Nall; Redfern; Rooke; Sawkins; Sneyd; Turnock; Van Tuyl; Ward; Wardle; Watt;

BC2/1509
PLACES:
London; Newport, Salop; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Copy release, dated 29 September 1789, by Jonathon Lawton of  The Excise Office, London (eldest son and heir of Robert Lawton of Newport, Salop deceased by Elizabeth his wife nee Seeley) to Thomas Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire, grocer & his trustee,  of the fee simple of a house in Derby Street, Leek,  in the tenure of Thomas Fernhaugh and Samuel Goostree and  then of Samuel Fernihough and since of Lettice & Sarah Fernihough, which "for sometime past" had been converted intto 3 houses occupied by James Mitchell, Benjamin Turner and others as sub-tenants of Lettice & Sarah. Some of which dwellings had "lately been pulled down" and on the ground cleared Thomas Sutton was "now erecting and building a new messuage".  The property also included a barn in Derby Street "commonly called or known by the name of The Hall Barn and appropriated for setting by or laying up the stalls used in the markets and fairs of Leek". The latter was in the possession of John Joinson, lessee of the tolls of the market, as undertenant of Lettice & Sarah Fernihough.
PERSONS:
Cruso; Fernihough; Goostree; Joinson; Lawton; Mitchell; Sutton; Turner;


BC2/1510
PLACES:
Endon, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Two documents relating to the will of Ann Lockett of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased.

 
[1] Release, dated 12 June 1792,  by Thomas Tomkinson of Park Lane, Endon, Staffordshire, tanner, to Miss Jane Debank and Mrs Susanna Sydebotham Lowndes nee Kirkby, wife of William Lowndes, for the receipt of a £10 legacy under the will (dated 26 August 1789) of Ann Lockett of Leek, widow, deceased. The legacy had been left to Ann Tomkinson, Ann Lockett's god-daughter, who was underage. Signed by Tomkinson and witnessed by William Challinor.

[2] Release, dated 12 June 1792,  by William Hand of Park Lane, Endon, Staffordshire, tanner, to Miss Jane Debank and Mrs Susanna Sydebotham Lowndes nee Kirkby, wife of William Lowndes, for the receipt of a £10 legacy under the will (dated 26 August 1789) of Ann Lockett of Leek, widow, deceased. Signed by William Hand and witnessed by William Challinor.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Debank; Kirkby; Lockett; Lowndes; Tomkinson;

BC2/1511 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Miscellaneous schedules of deeds etc relating to property in Leek, Staffordshire;
[1] Schedule of deeds (1743 to 1839), evidences and writings relating to several houses in Custard Lane, Leek, Staffordshire mortgaged by James Critchlow to Miss Elizabeth Turner as security for the sum of £100 and interest. Dated 1839 and signed by Miss Turner to acknowledge that she had received the deeds etc, listed.

[2] Schedule of deeds (1844 to 1845), evidences and writings relating to several houses in Hollow Lane, Leek, Staffordshire mortgaged by William Stonehewer to Thomas West as security for the sum of £60 and interest. Dated 11 January 1845 and signed by Thomas West to acknowledge that she had received the deeds etc, listed.
PERSONS:
Birtles; Corden; Critchlow; Debank; Jollife; Killmister;  Redfern; Shelley; Stonehewer; Turner; West;

BC2/1512 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Draft indenture, dated 1775, between (1) James Melland of Leekmoor, Leek, Staffordshire, flax dresser and ropemaker, (2) Ralph Waller of Leek, grocer and Sarah his wife, Dorothy Melland and Susannah Melland of  Leek, spinster sisters of Sarah Waller  and daughters of James & Sarah Melland, and (3) Joseph Tharme of Leek, sadler. The indenture relates to the conveyance of a messuage at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek where James & Sarah Melland lived and a croft or yard called the "Skin pitt yard" lying near the house, and also the workshop belonging to the same with their appurtenances. This property had formerly been given and devised to James Melland's late wife, Sarah, by he father Joshua Nixon.  Two workhouses or warehouses, a stable and  shop "now used as a flax shopp", which had recently been burned down and re-erected, and another newly built warehouse were also included in the conveyance.
The consideration for all this was a bond or obligation entered into by Joseph Tharme, William Tharme and Benjamin Woolfe,  in the sum of £300 with condition to pay Ralph Weller & Sarah his wife £70 on a specified date and to pay Dorothy and Susannah Melland £30 each within 12 months of James Melland's death. The Tharmes and Woolfe also agreed to pay James Melland and his assigns 4 shillings a week for life, all payments to be made clear of all deductions.
PERSONS:
Tharme; Melland; Waller; Woolfe;

BC2/1513
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION:
Draft lease, dated 29 October 1869, by George Young of Leek, Staffordshire, currier, to John Potts of Leek, coal merchant, of Bank House on Clerk Bank, Leek, for 21 years at an annual rent of £35. Document appears to have been signed by George Young but has not been properly witnessed and sealed.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Potts; Robinson; Shaw; Young;

BC2/1514 
PLACES:
London; Wolverhampton, Wrottesley, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Three page copy confirmation of a portion of £4000 for each of the children of John Lord Wrottesley, etc. between the Right Honourable Lord Wrottesley and the Honourable George Wrottesley dated 26 January 1855. Burgoyne, Milnes & Burgoyne, London. Some genealogical information. Also letter from Neve & Cresswell, Wolverhampton to Blagg Son & Masefield at Cheadle, Staffordshire, dated 14 March 1889, re General Wrottesley's settlement. General Wrottesley was said to be in the South of France at the time. 
PERSONS:
Wrottesley; Giffard; Cotes; Burgoyne; Milnes; Neve; Cresswell;

BC2/1515
PLACES:
London; Chesterfield, Dunston, Dronfield, Whittington, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Miscellaneous Badnall related  documents.
[1] Stated account, dated October 1874 by Messrs Challinor & Co of Leek, Staffordshire solicitors, in account with Mr & Mrs W. B. Badnall's trustees. Balance 3327-10s-5d. Mentions, amongst other things,  Milnes and Smith estates and purchase of land near Moorhouse Street, Leek, by Brough Nicholson.

[2] Charges made by John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, attorney, as acting trustee appointed by the will of George Milnes late of Dunstone, Derbyshire deceased, executing his will etc. Details given of a bill amounting to  £38-11s-10 for the period to December 1788.

[3] Dunston Trusts. Mr Cruso's memorandum of his journeys etc. 1787 & 1788. Includes journey to prove the will at Chesterfield on 8 July 1787, the sale of testator's effects at Dunston on 30 August 1787 and attendance at Rent Days in Chesterfield.

[4] Pages 1 & 2 of the will of Edith May Smith wife of Frederick John Smith of Dunston Hall, Derbyshire.  It refers to a settlement, dated 18 or 19 May 1818, between (1) the testator, as the widow of Thomas Smith Esq, deceased, (2) the said John Frederick Smith and (3) Benjamin Sayle of Brightside, Sheffield, Yorkshire and John smith of Aldercar Park, Derbyshire, clerk, on  her marriage to said J. F. Smith. And also indentures, dated 18 & 19 January 1825 between (1) J. F. Smith and the testator, (2) Charles Jennings of Elm Court Temple, London,  (3) Henry Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire silk manufacturer,  and (4) said John Smith and Broughton Benjamin Steade of Beauchief Abbey, Derbyshire Esq, and the Revd. John Wood of Swanwick, Derbyshire. These empowered testator to dispose of her  capital messuage or mansion house called Dunston Hall, Chesterfield etc, in her will. She had purchased various property in and around Dunston Newbold and Whittington "near to & partly intermixed with the said several hereditaments described in the said indenture of release dated the 19 January 1825 of Mr Bernard Lucas, Mr Bejamin Ward, Sir George Sitwell Bart, Messrs Cundeys & Messrs Maltby & Webster…"
PERSONS:
Addy; Alsop; Badnall; Brealey; Challinor; Cruso; Cundey; Herbert; Hodkin; Jennings; Maltby;  Milnes; Sampson; Sayle; Shaw;  Sitwell; Smith; Steade; Stokes; Ward; Webster; Wood;

BC2/1516
PLACES:
Bakwell, Derbyshire; Hanbury, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Statement by Messrs Staton & Co. to W. C. Bowers Esq. July 1900. Contains a "Trade Account" listing (amongst others) rents for Fauld Manor Farm and Plaster Mines as well as Royalties on 8835 tons 18 cwts @ 1/- .  A separate "Tram Account" gives the "Tramway rent".
NB Items./1; /2 & /3.
PERSONS:
Bowers; Staton;

BC2/1517
PLACES:
Barton-on-Irwell,  Hale, Cheshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Mark Book 1872 of Juliet M. Erminn. Eleven pages of jokes e.g. "When are eyes not eyes?   When the wind makes them water." Juliet was the 25 year old, Prussian born daughter of Dutch manufacturer Anthony Ermin of Cambridge Grove, Barton upon Irwell, whose family of 5 employed 2 live-in servants to tend to their needs. By 1881 she had married Edward Schwabe a Manchester born merchant & agent for cotton and was living on Cambridge Road, Hale with their 2 children Godfrey A. E. and Julie A;
PERSONS:
 Erminn. Scwabe;

BC2/1518
PLACES:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; St. George's Hannover Square, London; Leek, Newcastle under line, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Indenture of lease, dated 4 September 1777, between Mrs Mary Needham of Macclesfield, Cheshire and her son Joseph Needham of St. George's Hannover Square, London, of a messuage or dwelling house at Spout Yate, Leek, Staffordshire and the garden belonging adjoining to the house or backside "heretofore belonging to Thomas Jackson" on the East, and on the South to the house or backside of William Hancock and all tithes. Also the brewhouse or building formerly used as a barn adjoining the said messuage and formerly belonging to the said house at Spout Yate. And also the garden adjoining the before mentioned garden and formerly divided from it and the tithes of this, all of which were lately purchased by the said Mary Needham from Benjamin Whiston then of Newcastle under line, Staffordshire miller, and Sarah his wife and are now in the holding or occupation of John Haskey, Thomas Baker and Mary Worthington  as undertenants, together with all houses, outhouses, buildings, barns, stables, brewhouses, orcahards, gardens, yards, backsides, ways, passages, entrys, waters, watercourses, easements, commons, profits, priviledges etc.  The lease was for a year at a peppercorn rent and was made for the purpose of "transferring uses into possession" so that Joseph Needham might gain actual possession and thus be enabled to take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance of the property to himself and his heirs. Consideration 5 shillings. Both the lease and Mary Needham's receipt for the consideration money were signed and sealed by Mary Needham and witnessed by  Bridget & Thomas Evanson.
PERSONS:
 Evanson; Hancock; Jackson; Needham; Whiston;

BC2/1519
PLACES:
Walesby, Nottinghamshire;
DESCRIPTION: 
[1] A copy letter, dated Whitemoor 4 May 1812, from William John Pickin of Whitemoor to Lord Newark concerning the proposed building of a brick bridge over the River Maun at the Whitewater ford in North Nottinghamshire. The builder to be Samuel Bell and the total cost £140. The letter provides a breakdown of the cost of the bridge and discusses subscriptions from Lord Manvers, Mr Saville, Mr Parkinson, and a trifle from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle to whom most of the parish of Walesby belonged.

[2] The proposal for building the bridge at the Whitewater ford which had long been " the greatest inconvenience  to all persons passing through it and of late years has become so bad that carriages, cattle  etc are frequently set fast in it, And that the said ford is very much used but particularly so by the farmers and others of the several parishes on the East side  of the River Maun in going to Mansfield and other towns and places with corn & for coal lime etc etc and it appearing that this ford is totally incapable of being made so safe or commodious as to insure a passage through it at all times with convenience.
PERSONS:
Bell; Manvers; Parkinsob; Pickin; Saville;

BC2/1520 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
 
[1] Draft indenture, dated 1735, between John Wedgwood of Harracles, Leek, Staffordshire, esquire and William Badnall of Mill Street, Leek, mohair dyer, of bargain, sale and release to Badnall of "all those several fields, closes, inclosures, pieces and parcels of land, meadow and pasture lying within the hamlet of Leek and Lowe commonly called or known by the several names  of the Leys (lying against the Kilne), the bigg Nabb Hill croft, the little nabb hill croft and the little meadow under the wood and pike, formerly in the holding and occupation of Joseph Sikes and or his undertenants and now in the tenure of Edward Sikes and Edmund Brough or one of them their assigns or undertenants (which said piece of land called Little Nabb Hill croft and abutt or selion of land in the said piece of land called the Leyes were lately exchanged with William Mills for several doles of land of him the said John Wedgwood lying in the Open Eyes in Leek and Lowe aforesaid….and now inclosed by said William Mills., and all ways, waters… common privyledges…….and all manner of tythes and tenths of him the said John Wedgwood yearly or otherwise arising……..." Also all that pew or seat in Leek Church under the old loft lately erected by the said William Badnall".

[2] Undated paper which states "All that messuage or tenement (into 3 severall dwellings divided) situate and standing near unto the well in Mill Street in Leek aforesaid commonly called or known by the name of Brindley's House and all those several bays of barning together with the gardn and backside to the said tenement belonging. And also all that croft lying at the back of the said messuage containing about half a days work be the same more or less and all those two several closes, pieces or parcells of land meadow or pasture lying near Mill Street aforesaid within the Hamlett of Leek & Low or one of them in the parish of Leek aforesaid and to the said messuage or tenement belonging or appertaining commonly called or known by the severall names of the Moorish Leys containing by estimation 8 days work or thereabouts be the same more or less and the Scarrow way containing by estimation 2 days work or thereabouts be the same more or less. All which said premises now or late were in the tenure, holding or possession of Edmund Brough or his undertenants assignee or assigns and all edifices, buildings, ways, waters easments, commons, priviledges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tenement, barning, garden backside, parcels of land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and to and with the same usually used, occupied and enjoyed. And all and all manner of tyths and tenths of him the said John Wedgwood  yearly or otherwise arising, renewing or increasing in upon or out of the said premises or any part or parcell thereof and to which the said John Wedgwood is in any wise intituled and the reversion…"
PERSONS:
Badnall; Brough; Mills; Sikes; Wedgwood;

BC2/1521
PLACES:
 Chebsey, Checkley, Endon; Stafford, Tean, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Bundle of documents concerning a legal case Taylor against Walker 1728 with regard to a modus on lands in Checkley, Staffordshire. Cites related cases and evidences. In part the problem seems to have arisen originally as a result of one Phillips telling one Taylor, who was the Rector of Checkley,  that corn sowed by Philip Draycott while he held the land was "popish corne and the tithes belonged to him and that he was guilty of sacralege if he did not sentiand tithe it Taylor".

[1] John Taylor of Stafford, clerke, and William Best gent plaintiffs.  Henry Walker gent, deforciant  1728. Re Modus on Lands in Checkley, Staffordshire.In a case upon an issue diverted out of the Exchequer: Brief for deforciant. The case concerns certain tithes of closes in the parish of Checkley called Hicklins meadow, further Johnfield, nearer Johnfield, Cowhay, and Birchn close. The plaintiffs asserted that the tithes were payable in their proper kinds which was denied by the deforciant who alledged that time out of mind a Modus Demandi of 3s 4d had  been yearly payable to the Rector  of the Church of Checkley for the time being in full and whole content, payment, satisfaction and discharge in the name and stead of all and singular tithes.
The lands in question had formerly been part of the Staffordshire manors of Draycott, Paynesley, Newton and other lands that Philip Draycott late of Paynesley esquire had devised to Ralph Sheldon, William Gower and Nathan Pigott esquires upon trust to raise money to pay his debts and for other reasons. After Draycott's death, the deforciants purchased the above lands, in 1700.

[2] Lent Assizes at Stafford 1728 Taylor & Etc against Walker. Modus re lands in Checkley. Brief per deforciant. P. Mills attorney. Differs from [1] in presentation of the information, the witness statements and the addition of marginal notes. Mentions the payment of a modus to Mr Rodes, Rector of Chebsey, by tenants of the Dairy House Farm, Endon, Staffordshire.

[3] Lent Assizes at Stafford 1728 Taylor & Etc against Walker. Modus re lands in Checkley. Comments on the Brief.

[4] Taylor v Walker. Obervations on the brief.

[5] Taylor v Walker. New obervations on the brief. Differs from [4] and has marginal notes.

[6] Document relating to an appeal by the deforciant in the Trail of the case between John Taylor cleric and William Best, plaintiffs and Henry Walker deforciant that took place on 31 October 1729 in Stafford per "Bill Anglican.." Upon the motion of Mr Parks of Councell with te deforciant informing the Court that an Issue in this cause was directed by this Court to be tried whether there was a modus of three shillings and 4 pence  paid by the deforciant for Hicklins Meadow further Johns Field, nearer  John's Field, Cowhay and Birchen Close in lieu of tithes/ in pursuance of which order this cause was tried at the last Summer Assizes at Stafford in the County of Stafford before Mr Justice Price and the Jury found, on trial of the said cause that the tithes in kind for the aforesaid land ought to be paid to the plaintiffs, when the same was sowed with any sort of grain and when not sown with grain then a modus of 3s 4d was paid yearly for the said lands in lieu of tithes,but the associate thro' mistake, hath taken a general  [verdict?] for the plaintiffs. It was therefore prayed that Mr Baron Carter would be pleased to speak to Mr Justice Price, and to report to the Court, at the hearing of this Cause, Mr Price's opinion of the trial of the said cause which is by the Court ordered accordingly.
Pro Mandibus ………..Arbuthnot pro deforciant.
PERSONS:
 Beardmore; Best; Bowning; Bull; Draycott; Carrington; Gallimore; Gee; Gough; Gower; Haskey; Hayne; Jeffreys; Langley;  Latham; Lyn; Marshall; Mills; Parnell; Pigott; Phillips; Rawlins; Ridge; Rodes; Sheldon; Sherrat; Smith; Taylor; Walker; Walton; Ward; Whitehall; Witherings;

BC2/1522
PLACES:
Chester; Dalberry, Derby, Derbyshire; London; Alstonefield, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Indenture of conveyance, dated 1746, between  (1) Mr George Osborne of Beresford, Staffordshire and Mary his wife, Mr Marcellus Osborne of Inner Temple, London, esq., only son and heir apparent of said George Osborne and Henry Noton of Dalberry, Derbyshire, gent (2) Thomas Gisborne of Derby, Esquire and (3) Sir Walter Wagstaff Bagot of Whitefield, Staffordshire, Bart. Of all the Manor of Berisford with the rights, members and appurtenances thereof lying  in or near Beresford, Staffordshire together with the severall messuages, situated or being in or near Beresford.  Property includes the capital messuage, farm or tenement called Berrisford Hall with all the appurtences late in the possession of said George Osborne. Names of tenements and tenants given. The document was read and approved on behalf of Mr Gisborne, be Eardley Wilmot in April 1746. It carries a note by John Ford dated at Chester 5th April 1746.
PERSONS:
Avery; Bagot; Berrisford; Crichlow; Gisborne; Gray; Harrison; Learcroft; Marsh; Milward;  Noton; Poyser; Osborne; Rudyard; Swindells; Wilmot;

BC2/1523
PLACES:
Horton, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Draft indentures relateing to sales of property in Leek, Staffordshire by John Wedgwood of Harracles.
[1] Tripartite indenture of grant bargain and release, dated 1735, between (1) John Wedgwood of Harracles, Leek, Staffordshire esquire and Dorothea Wedgwood, spinster (youngest daughter of the said John Wedgwood), (2) William Mills of Leek gent. And (3) Peter Crompton of Gratton, Horton, Staffordshire, of several closes , inclosed pieces and parcels of land, meadow or pasture in Leekfrith, Staffordshire commonly known or called the Gambon Heys (divided into 3 parts) heretofore part of Ball's tenement and now or late in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Pyott, and the Banks otherwise Janneys Banks (now or heretofore divided into 2 parts) together with the 2 little cottages at the upper end, being part of a tenement called Godwins farm, heretofore held by Joseph Sikes but now or late in the occupation of…….. And all those closes, inclosures etc. lying in the hamlets or townships of Leek and Low, or in both or one of them, commonly called or known by the several names of Cocklow otherwise Golden Hill, now in the possession of the said William Mills and a meadow adjoining on the North side to the said William Mills new meadow called Anne Fords Meadow near Whites Bridge and all those several doles or butts of land in the Open Eyes lying upto the gate near White's Bridge and bounded on the North side by the River Churnet and on the South side by William Mills new meadow lately taken out of the … And all ways, waters, water…., watering places, easements, commons, commodities, libertys etc. And all manner of tithes excepting only tithe hay within Leek.

[2] Indenture of grant bargain and release, dated 1735, between (1) John Wedgwood of Harracles, Leek, Staffordshire esquire and (2) Joel Ball of Leek, Staffordshire, carpenter, of  All that piece or parcel of land now lying (and lately inclosed) within the garden of the said Joel Ball, adjoining the backside of his house in Mill Street, Leek, near unto a place called the Brewell Style being 6 yards in length from East to West and 8 yards in breadth from North to South and which was before inclosed, parcel of a piece of land in Leek, late the inheritance of said John Wedgwood, called the Brewell, together with all easements, privileges and appurtenances.

A note states "Add a letter of attorney to Peter Crompton to give possession on Mr Wedgwood's behalf". A note on the cover states "Engross this draft on a sheet of strong stampt paper."
PERSONS:
Ball; Crompton; Mills; Pyott; Sikes; Wedgwood;

BC2/1524
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;
DESCRIPTION:
Indentures relating to chief rents payable to Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire esquire.
[1] Indenture of grant bargain and release, dated 1733, between (1) Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and (2) Thomas Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire button merchant. This  recites that "Thomas Joliffe was lately seized in the fee simple of some other good estate of inheritance to him and his heirs of certain fee farm rents and other rents and tithes and rents for tithes (amounting in the whole to the yearly sum of £64) issuing and payable out of or for the Rectory of Leek in the said County of Stafford and to be had received or taken in the said Rectory and the parishes of Leek, Horton and Ipstones or some of them in the said County of Stafford, several of which said rents or fee farms have been sold and released by the said Thomas Joliffe and the several  owners or proprietors of the land, tithes and hereditaments".
The chief rents were thus now payable annually and Joliffe had decided to sell these. This indenture relates to a yearly chief rent of 9s (part of a certain rent of 13s 4d  previously obtained for "a messuage or tenement and lands and hereditaments thereto belonging in Leek called Bagnall's tenement, which rent is charged and chargeable …upon the said Thomas Birtles for and in support of the said messuage house and certain parcels of land called by the several names of the Cornill Cross croft, croft on the backside contiguous to the said messuage and the meadow under Wall Grange being part of the said Bagnalls tenement, the yearly sum of 4s 4d of the yearly sum of the said yearly rent of 13s 4d being now charged upon and payable out of  the other part of the said Bagnalls tenement…. Now belonging to  Thomas Hollinshead esquire, and one other yearly  rent, fee farm tithe rent or other rent of 2s 4d  (being part of a certain yearly rent or amount 18s 8d - heretofore issuing out of a messuage of a tenement of Leek or Lowe…..thereunto belonging lying in Leek aforesaid,  heretofore known by the name of the Phoenix which said rent of 2s 4d is now only chargeable ratably upon the said Thomas Birtles for and in respect of  certain parcells of land (heretofore parcel of  the said Phoenix tenement)  lying  in Leek aforesaid and now the inheritance of the said Thomas Birtles called by the name of the Spout Croft containing by estimation 4 days work with a plow."
The total amount payable by Birtles for the yearly rents of the Bagnalls and Phoenix tenements, was 11s 4d and he had contracted with Joliffe for their absolute purchase. The actual sum paid is not given.

[2] Draft indenture of grant bargain and release, dated 1742, between (1) Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and (2)Richard Ferne of Leek, Staffordshire, thread merchant of a chief rent of 4s 4d  payable yearly by Ferne to Thomas Joliffe in respect of Richard Ferne's ancient messuage or house in Leek in which John Mortyn, barber then lived.

[3] Draft indenture of grant bargain and release, dated 1739, between (1) Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and (2)Josiah Waller of Illam, Staffordshire, yeoman of a chief rent of 1s 6d  (being part  of a certain yearly rent of 8s heretofore  issuing out of a house heretofore  the inheritance of one Richard Overton in Leek, gent, deceased, the remaining part 8s chief rent being payable out of the other part of Overton's tenement that is say 1s 6d by the heirs of Thomas Jolley 6d by the feoffees of the said Quaker Meeting House, 1s 6d by Richard Lancelott for the late Dudley Hulme, 1s 6d by the owners of the Cock Inn in Leek (already sold) and 1s 6d for lands now the inheritance of the said Thomas Jolley) is now charegable ratably upon Josiah Waller  in respect of   lands called ….now lying behind the Quaker Meeting House in Leek and lately purchased by Josiah Waller's late father from Ralph Hammersley.
PERSONS:
Birtles; Ferne; Hammersley; Hulme; Joliffe; Lancelott; Mortyn; Overton; Waller;

BC2/1525
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
 
[1] Brief for Mr Vernon & Mr Mead (pro deforciants) in the case of William Gravenor, Samuel Bromley and John Adnee, plaintiffs,  against William Ash esquire, Allen Ford and Richard Bromley, defendants.: Bill filed 14 May 1714. 1714. Stands to be heard at ….19 April 1716.
The case relates to lands called Mixon Hay, owned by Ash who had previously authorised John Ford of Leek, Staffordshire, ironmonger,  to be his bailiff and set and let farms and lands and receive the rents for his use. About 12 years previously, defendant Bromley had treated with Ford to take the farm and lands and duly agreed to become tenant for a year at a yearly rent of £90 and Ford agreed… The case arose out of Ford's insisting on having security for the rent and related problems.

[2] Copy of the account proved by Martha Da … of John Fords……relating to rent.When all rents (£23-11s-8d) were allowed for, Bromley should have paid a total of £113-11s-8d for the year 1711/12. If the rents allowed for the year had been £7-9s-4d then Bromley would have been required to pay £106-2s-4d. Includes an extract from Richard Bromley's letter to John Ford dated 1 February 1712. A note states "We have an order to examine a witness viva voce at the hearing to prove a copy of a plea of plaintiff Gravenor's to an accusation brought by the defendant Ford upon the Bond in question wherein he pleads conditions performed, the plaintiffs will endeavour to prove the Bond forged or at least to get an issue directed. But it is hoped there is no colour for it".
PERSONS:
Adnee; Adams;  Ash; Birch; Bromley; Bowler; Downes; Ford; Gorse; Gravenor; Mead; Mills; Mountford; Myott; Vernon;

BC2/1526
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
A poster of "Particular of a valuable freehold estate, consisting of houses buildings and land, in and near Leek, in the County of Stafford, which will be sold by auction (by order of the assignees of Messrs Mellor & Pratt, Bankrupts, at the George Inn, Leek aforesaid, on Monday the 23rd of April next. The sale to begin at precisely three o'clock in the afternoon." Bayley, Printer.  Leek, March 26th 1798. There are 28 lots and handwritten marginal notes identify the purchasers. Most were bought by Mr Daintry but Richard Badnall bought Lots 13 and 27 and Messrs Gaunt bought Lot 9. No purchaser is given for Lots 1 to 6.  NB Lot 23 is a newly erected and newly equipped water powered silk mill.
PERSONS:
Badnall; Baker; Bennet; Bramwell; Cruso; Cumberlidge; Daintry; Davies; Earl; Fynney; Gaunt; Hammersley; Hargrave; Holdroyd; Hunt; Keen;  Mellor; Mills; Mottershaw; Pickerill; Plant;  Pratt; Sherwin; Stonier; Sutton; Wheeldon;

BC2/1527
PLACES:
 Marsden, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Miscellaneous items relating to the Hope Mill, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Bill heading for the 18th century firm of Mellor & Bagnall "Manufacturers of Buttons,Twist, Sewing Silk, Silk Knee Garters, Coat Binding etc, Leek, Staffordshire".  NB has been reused  for notes relating the Land Tax in connection with the Leek Town Lands. Undated.

[2] Letter, dated 24 May 1881, from William Young, Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to a Mr John Kerr re policies taken out in in 1848 and 1855 on the life of George Davenport and quotes the surrender values in April 1879. The letter also mentions that the term of the lease with Wardle 7 Davenport was 10 years from 25 March 1875 and a claim from A. Johnson.

[3] Note, dated 5 April 1905, on headed paper, from Wm. Young, Hope Silk Mills, Leek to (probably) Challinor & Co, solicitors, Leek. The original company name "George Davenport & Compy" has ruled lines through it and the new name "Geo. Davenport, Adams & Co" printed above.

[4]Memo, dated 5 June 1907, on paper headed Geo. Davenport Adams & Co., Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffs., from Wm. Young, to Mr Robinson of Challinor & Co, solicitors, Leek, which was sent with and concerns "rent due to Mr Brooks" from Mr Williamson for Hunt House. NB Heading states the firm was established in 1828, had one an exhibition prize medal in 1851 and  was then (1907) manufacturing sewing silks and braids.

[5] Letter, dated 31st October 1940, from J. Earls of Geo. Davenport, Adams & Co Ltd, Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Crowther Bruce & Co. Ltd., New Mills, Marsden asking if they would be able to supply cloth they required to make Ladies Dress Skirts.  The Company heading claims that Geo Davenport Adams & Co., was established in 1725, displays various trade marks and medallions relating to prizes won.  Contact details are provided, directors' names listed and products are listed in detail.
PERSONS:
Adams; Bagnall; Coates;  Challinor; Davenport; Earls; Kerr; Mellor; Williamson; Young;

BC2/1528
PLACES:
 Congleton, Cheshire; Cosham, Hampshire; Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire; Walbrook, London, Middlesex; Southwell, Nottinghamshire; Market Drayton, Newport, Salop; Apedale, Burslem, Lane Delph, Hanley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Coghurst, Sussex; Coventry, Warwickshire;
DESCRIPTION: 
[1] Schedule of deeds and documents relating to the Brampton Silk Mills in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in mortgage from John Harrison Thompson of Newcastle-under-Lyme, silk throwster to John Knowles of the City of London, silk broker, for securing £7950 and interest.  Crowder & Maynard. Originally covered the years 1749 to 1839 but later  extended to 1904.

[2] Lease, dated 19 February 1890, by Harry Coghill of Newcastle-under-Lyme to Thomas Taylor of Stone House Mill, Congleton, Cheshire, fustian cutter, of a mill and premises at the Back of Brampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire for a term of 7 years at an annual rent of £60. Signed, witnessed, sealed and stamped.

[3] Counterpart lease, dated 20 July 1900, by Archibald Fuller. Coghill of Newcastle-under-Lyme and others to Messrs Thomas Taylor and Nathan Taylor of Congleton, master fustian cutters and Walter Taylor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, master fustian cutter, of the Brampton Mills situate at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire for 5 years at rent of £80.  Signed, witnessed, sealed and stamped. Overwritten in pencil at a later date.

[4] Draft lease, dated 20 July 1900, by Archibald Fuller. Coghill of Newcastle-under-Lyme and others to Messrs Thomas Taylor and Nathan Taylor of Congleton, master fustian cutters and Walter Taylor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, master fustian cutter, of the Brampton Mills situate at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire for 5 years at rent of £80. Corrections and final approval of corrected version in red ink.

[5] Copy license, dated 21 July 1900, by Archibald Fuller. Coghill of Newcastle-under-Lyme and others (the Lessors) to Messrs Thomas Taylor and Nathan Taylor of Congleton, master fustian cutters and Walter Taylor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, master fustian cutter,(the Lessees) to assign premises comprised in an indenture of lease dated……[i.e. the Brampton Mills situate at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire].

[6] Draft conveyance, dated 25 April 1910, between the trustees of the late Harry Coghill of Brampton Tree House,  Newcastle-under-Lyme and others to Archibald Fuller Coghill, of a silk mill known as the Brampton Mill and premises  situate at Hempstalls Lane, Newcatle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Blagg Son & Masefield, Cheadle, Staffs. Cites Hary Coghill's will.

[7] Schedule of deeds and documents (1749-1910) relating to the Brampton Silk Mills, land and hereditaments at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire the property of A. F. Coghill, esquire -and receipt fo same. Blagg Son & Masefield, Cheadle, 3 May 1910.

[8] Schedule of deeds and documents (1862-1904) relating to the Brampton Silk Mills and adjoining land, Newcastle-under-Lyme  and to the Scotia Pottery (1857-1872)  Burslem, Staffordshire belonging to the trustees of the late Harry Coghill.

[9] Draft lease, dated  1914, by Archibald Fuller Coghill of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire to the United Velvet Cutters' Association Limited (Head Office Cable Mill, Glass House Street, Oldham Road, Manchester, of the Brampton Mills in Hempstall Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire for 10 years at an annual rent of £70. Blagg Son & Masefield, Cheadle.

[10] A copy (earlier draft) of the draft lease of Brampton Mills to the United Velvet Cutters Ltd [9] above.

[11] Cut out fom the Sentinal Newspaper of an advert for the sale by auction of properties formerly the estate of the late A. M. Owen,. It includes property in Back Brampton, Newcastle under-Lyme. Undated but from poster [12 below] the newspaper must have been printed in late may or early June 1915.

[12]  Large printed poster for the sale of properties formerly the estate of the late A. M. Owen,.by auction at the Borough Arms Hotel, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire on 9th June 1915.

[13] A bundle of 39 letters relating to the Brampton Mill and related properties, 1896 to 1915.
PERSONS:
 Ainslie; Baddeley; Ball; Beech; Berry; Birks; Bloor; Booth; Bott; Bridgett; Burder; Burgess; Cannon; Coghill; Cook; Dale; Davis; Docksey; Eardley; Edwards; Faulkner; Harrison; Haynes; Kirks;  Knowles; Lawrence; Lawton; Lewis; Malkin; Mason; Mayer; Price; Read; Sillitoe; Surtees; Swinerton; Taylor; Thomas; Thompson; Veron; Ward; Wheatley; White; Wickstead; Wright;

BC2/1529
PLACES:
 Bagnall, Horton, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
[1] Bond, dated 29 September 1747, from William Ford of Endon Bank, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Dale late of Leek Moorside, Leek but now of Bagnall, Staffordshire and John Steele of the Hollins, Horton, Staffordshire, trustees of David Steel late of Leek, Staffordshire deceased, in the sum of £150 to idemnify on acount of paying Thomasin & Sarah Steele's money into his hands in trust for said Thomasin & Sarah.
PERSONS:
 Cartlich; Cartwright; Dale; Ford; Maddock; Mills; Steele;

 

BC2/1530
PLACES:
Bloomsbury, London; Madeley, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Abstract of Mr Charles Crewe's (son of John Crewe) marriage articles with Thomas Rowley, the trustee of Miss Sarah Bourne, an infant, niece and heir at law of Mr William Bourne gent.  10 & 11 December 1739. Refers to  strict settlement "in same manner as Manor of Madeley".
PERSONS: Bourne; Crewe; Egerton; Parker; Pastor;  Rowley; Wilbram

BC2/1531
PLACES:
Sheen, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Conditions for the sale of a cotton factory  on the River Manifold in the parish of Sheen, Staffordshire "commonly called or known by the name of the Brund Mill, together with all that water wheel thereto adjoining and belonging and also all that piece or parcel of land adjoining". The sale also included 3 adjoining houses and the whole property was held by lease for 44 years of which  35 years remained. Annual rent £26. Dated 1807.
PERSONS:
Edge;

BC2/1532 
PLACES:
Codnor, Derbyshire; Nuttal, Nottinghamshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Bail bond, dated 5 February 1827, in which Samuel Daykin of Codnor, Derbyshire, coal merchant, James Christopher Royston of the same place, farmer and Samuel Mullen of Nuttal, Nottinghamshire, lace manufacturer are bound in the sum of £100 to Sir Roger Gresley Baronet, Sheriff of Derbyshire inconnection with the appearance of Samuel Daykin at the Kings Court, Westminster to answer John Thomas Thompson in a plea of trespass and  also to a bill for £100 against Samuel. Signed, sealed.
PERSONS:
 Daykin; Mullen; Gresley; Royston; Thompson; Webster;

BC2/1533
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire; Marsden, Yorkshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Letter on company headed paper from J. Earls, Director Geo. Davenport Adams & Co. Ltd. To Messrs Crowther & Bruce & Co Ltd.., New Mills, Marsden, 31st October 1940.
PERSONS:
Earls;

BC2/1534 
PLACES:
Reading, Berkshire; Macclesfield, Stockport, Cheshire; Moresby, Cumberland;  Ashbourne, Buxton, Caulk, Chatsworth, Dove, Monyash, Spilsbury; Winster, Derbyshire; Denbighshire; Flintshire; Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire; Welbeck, Nottinghamshire; Alstonfield, Flash, Grindon, Leek, Sandon, Waterfall, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Ledger recording  indentures of sale and subsequent transfers of shares in the turnpike road from Newcastle-under-Lyme, to Hassop and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton and also the road branching out of the said first mentioned road  at Cobridge to Burslem and to the said Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton. All the indentures are dated 25 March 1785 but subsequent notes concerning transfers of ownership through death of holder or by agreement have been added at dates upto 1876. 
PERSONS:
Arnett; Badnall; Bagshaw; Ballantine; Barker;  Barlow; Bassett; Billinge; Bowman; Bramwell; Brock; Brittlebank; Brunel; Brunt; Burnett; Burrows; Challinor; Clarke; Cope; Cruso; Edge;  Daintry; Davenport; Debank; Devonshire, Duke of; Dickyn; Fallows; Ford; Gaunt; Goodwin; Gould; Harpur; Heacock; Heardsfield;  Holdship; Hollins; Hulme; Johnson; Kershaw; Keen; Lees; Longdon; Mellor; Milward; Mottershead; Myott; Parker (Earl of Macclesfield); Porter; Shaw; Sleigh; Smith; Sneyd; Stone; Sutcliffe; Sutton; Tomlinson;  Trickett; Tunnicliffe; Turnock; Walker; Walthall; Wardle; Wheelden; Yates;

BC2/1535
PLACES:
 Alstonfield, Bagnall, Basford, Blackwood, Bradnop, Butterton, Calton in Bloore, Calton in Bearden, Calton in Mayfield, Cheddleton, Elkstone, Endon, Fawfield Head, Gratton, Grindon, Heathylee, Heaton, Ilam,, Leek, Longnor, Longsdon, Lowe, Oncote, Quarnford, Rudyard, Rushton James, Rushton Spencer, Sheen, Stanley, Throwley, Titteslow, Warslow, Waterfall, Wetton, Staffordshire;   

DESCRIPTION:
Land & Assessed Taxes Minute Book of the Commissioners for the Division of Totmanslow North, Staffordshire 1863 to 1870. Apeals against various taxes including dog tax, servants tax, taxes on horses-carriages, etc.
PERSONS:
Badnall; Bagshaw; Bainbridge; Barnes; Bowcock; Brindley; Brough; Buxton;  Cantrell;
Carr; Cartwright; Cato; Challinor; Critchlow;  Cruso; Davenport; Dean;  Edge; Eaton; Flint; Fowler;  Gaunt; Gee;  Godwin; Hall; Hammond; Hammersley; Heath; Heaton; Howard; Johnson;  Knowles; Langford; Lomas; Lovatt; Lowndes; Martin; Milward; Needham;  O'Donnell; Pickford;  Phillips;Robinson; Russell; Salt; Sleigh; Sneyd; Stubbs; Tatton; Tunnicliffe; Ward; Wardle; Wetton;  AND MANY OTHERS.

BC2/1536
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Appendix to the catalogue of the Sale at Highfield House near Leek, Staffordshire on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th 13th, 14th and 15th of October 1846. Hilliard auctioneer. It covers items in the Brewhouse, Cellar No.1, the Kitchen, Scullery, Butler's Pantry, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and 6, Dressing Rooms 1 & 2, the Hall, Servants' Room, Store Room Cheese Room and the yard. The items for sale include "a fine mastiff and yard dog, about 2 years old", growing turnips and various crops.
Although not mentioned the sale was that of the deceased Mrs Fowler, late owner and occupier of Highfield House.
PERSONS:
Fowler; Hilliard;

BC2/1537
PLACES:
Endon, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Ash Almshouse Charity.  No. 2 Book "Payments To Inmates 1918 to 1926.
On the first page it lists various payments in general terms:

Each inmate in cash 4/- per week

Each inmate in cash 12/6 …

Master for coals

Each inmate at Xmas 5/- ( Miss Babington's Gift).

Each 1 to of coal at Xmas not exceeding value £1 each.

Each inmate has one dark blue robe every alternate year at Xmas.

Lists of inmates names include ages and any "Old Age Pension" received.

Also lists details of applications, churchwardens' and overseers' of the poor names, deaths of inmates etc. There are a number of loose notes in the book and also a letter, dated 25 March 1925,  from All Saints Vicarage, Leek to Mr Brealey  submitting an application for a vacant almshouse on behalf of   70 years old Miss Ellen Hill and 89 years old  Mrs Peacock both of Cornhill, Leek and Miss Janet Mary Watkinson of King St., Leek.
PERSONS:
Ash; Astles; Barker; Birchenough; Bowyer;Bradley;  Bull; Charlesworth; Condliffe; Cope; Cosgrove; Crowther; Dishley; Faulkner; Fernyough; Foster; Goldstraw; Goodwin; Hordern; Howes; Howard; Hyde; Johnson; Knight; Longmore; Malkin; Martin;  Myatt; Nixon; Nott;  Rendell; Sales; Saumaurez; Scott; Simpson; Smith; Stevenson; Trafford; Turnock; Wardle; Watkinson; Wood; Worthington;

BC2/1538
PLACES:
 Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Grocery account book for F. B. Hand, for groceries bought from Thomas Bagshaw & Son, wholesale grocers and provision merchants, High Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire January - December 1884.  Items include tinned tongue, tin of corned beef, tin of lard, tin of apricots, glass honey, bottles of pickles, treacle and syrup, jar of jam, tin of cocoa; tin Herrin. Jar of ginger, bottle Worcester sauce, bottles of lime jiuce, tin of pineapple.
PERSONS:
Bagshaw; Hand;

BC2/1539
PLACES:
London
DESCRIPTION:
Printed "Proposals from the Phoenix Fire Office of Lombard Street and Charing Cross for insuring houses, buildings, goods, wares, merchadise, ships in harbour or docks, and ships building, from loss or damage by fire. 1801.

PERSONS:

BC2/1540 
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Landlord's Rent Book for rents received from Messrs Smith's tenants living on London Road, Leek, Staffordshire 1864 to 1875. Also rents received  from Mr Naden's tenants in Mill Street & Ball Haye Green Terrace, Leek 1867-1870. Rents ranged from 1/7 to 3/6 a week.
PERSONS:
Abbott; Ball; Belfield; Cooper; Garte;  Gould; Graham; Grinrod; Kirkham; Lomas; Lovatt; Massey; Millington; Morris; Naden;  Pickford; Smith; Taylor;

BC2/1541
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Letters and other documents concerning Lady Wardle's Leek Embroidery Society.

[1] Draft agreement "as to employment between Lady Wardle (Leek Embroidery Society) and Miss Clare Troost, dated 1897. Engrossed 24 June 1897.

[2] Draft agreement as to an undertaking not to compete by Mrs Troost to Lady Wardle (Leek Embroidery Society) 1897. Engrossed 24 June 1897.

[3] Letter, dated 31 May 1897, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle with instructions for agreement with Miss Troost.

[4] Attachment to BC2/1541/3 on Leek Embroidery Society headed paper, dated 31 May 1897, with instructions for an agreement between the Society and Miss Troost.

[5] Letter, dated 10 June 1897, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle with comments on the draft agreement with Miss Troost.

[6]Note, dated 18 June 1897, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle stating that Miss Troost's christian name was Clara not Clare.

[7] Letter, dated 18 June 1897, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle returning draft documents relating to the agreement with Miss Troost, with Lady Wardle's approval.

[8] Letter, dated 30 June 1897, from the Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle with instructions for an addition to the agreement with Mrs Troost.

[9]Letter, dated 7 July 1897, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle returning the signed agreements with Miss & Mrs Troost.

[10] Letter, dated 29 June 1896, from Miss B. H. Lowe, Leek Embroidery Society to F. D. Wardle requesting an agreement be arranged for Miss C. L. Robinson of Nab Hill. Allowing her to be free for working other than for the Society for figure embroidery, designing and colouring of designs on paper but not freeing her for Leek Embroidery or church work as done by the Society.

[11] Press copy terms of Miss C. L. Robinson's  engagement with the Leek Embroidery Society dated 29 June 1897.

PERSONS: Robinson; Troost; Wardle;

BC2/1542
PLACES:
Aston, Endon, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Agreement, dated 4 August 1785, between William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire (on behalf of Francis Sutton of Endon, Staffordshire farmer and his wife Elizabeth, Janes Clowes and Ann Clowes of Endon, spinsters and Thomas Godwin of Aston, Staffordshire farmer and his wife Sarah) and Barnett Young of Leek, currier, concerning the  conveyance of a piece of land used as a garden with a summer house on it, situated at the top of the Church Croft in Leek and amounting to about 22 perches and now in the tenure of John Borroughs his undertenants or assigns, to Barnett Young for £30.
PERSONS:
 Borroughs; Challinor; Clowes; Godwin; Hollins; Sutton; Young;

BC2/1543
PLACES:
 Dilhorne, Huntley, Ipstones; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
"Document for effectuating the title of James Bulkeley of Huntley, Staffordshire's title to a messuage or farm at Pool End, Leek, late in the holding  of Thomas Johnson, which he had purchased from Isabel Rogers of Leek, widow and John Watson of the same place, silk weaver and Hannah Watson of Leek, spinster".  By previously executed indentures, the property and an estate at Ipstones was charged with the sum of £40 for the benefit of Hannah Watson. Furthermore, a "term" had been created out of these tenements and vested in Thomas Turnock of Leek, barber for raising the £40.  To "effectuate" Bulkeley's title, Hannah Watson, by the direction of Thomas Daintry trustee of James Bulkeley, demised etc and quit claimed Thomas Daintry forever his heirs and assigns and the said messuages and lands at Pool End from the sum of £40  which had previously been limited to Hannah Watson and charged upon the tenement at Pool End and an estate in Ipstones, Staffordshire lately purchased by James Grindey of Pethills. Hannah also agreed to procure Thomas Turnock of Leek, barber, his heirs, executors etc., to assign the remainder of a term granted to him in trust for purposes in connection with Hannah's £40 charge on the Pool End property to such person in trust for James Buleley his heirs and assigns as he or they direct or appoint. Signed and sealed 30 April 1752. Hannah Watson made her mark.
PERSONS:
Bourne; Bulkeley; Daintry; Davenport; Grindey; Johnson, Rogers; Turnock; Watson;

BC2/1544
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Documents relating to employment agreements for dyers to be employed in Thomas Wardle's Hencroft dyeing and printing works, in Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] An agreement, dated 25 September 1888, between Alfred Mottershead of 29 London Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dyer and Thomas Wardle of the Hencroft Works, Leek, Staffordshire dyer and printer. Employees were expected to work from "six o'clock in the morning to six o'clock in the evening from March 21st to Michaelmas and from seven o'clock in the morning to six o'clock in the evening from Michaelmas to March 21st and "to employ himself later in the evening at the request of the said Thomas Wardle when pressure of business may render his services necessary". Mottershead was to work as a silk dyer at the Hencroft Works. Document is signed by both parties and witnessed by Arthur H Wardle.

[2] An agreement, dated 25 September 1888, between James Sales of 22 Union Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dyer and Thomas Wardle of the Hencroft Works, Leek, Staffordshire dyer and printer.Document is signed by both parties and witnessed by Arthur H Wardle.

[3] Copy of letter, dated 5 July 1892, sent by Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire to James Sales silk dyer of 20 Kiln Lane, Leek and Alf Mottershead silk dyer of 29 London Road, Leek who, the letter states, had both left their employment with Thomas Wardle without giving the notice required under their employment agreements.  Sales and Mottershead were asked to return to work and warned that failure to do so "he [Wardle] will hold you responsible under the agreement".

[4] Letter, dated 12 July 1892, from Messrs Bennett & Baddeley, solicitors of St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Challinors & Shaw in connection with the cases of Sales & Wardle and Mottershead and Wardle and stating their readiness to accept any " precipe your client may issue".
PERSONS:
 Baddeley; Bennett; Challinor; Mottershead; Sales; Shaw; Wardle;

BC2/1545
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Documents relating to employment agreements for people to be employed by Thomas & Gilbert Charles Wardle  in their business of silk dyeing as Joshua Wardle & Sons near Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Draft hiring agreement between Mr Thomas Wardle [and his partners] of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer and his employees 1892. Challinors & Shaw, Leek.

[2] Draft agreement, dated 24 June 1892 between Thomas Wardle, Gilbert Charles Wardle and Arthur Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire copartners in the business of silk dyeing at or near Leek aforesaid as Joshua Wardle & Sons and Mary Ann Sharply. [Agreement only partially completed in pencil]  This contains, amongst other things a clause prohibiting the employee from contributing to the funds of a trades union or society or combination of any similar nature or having the same or similar objects as Trades Unions.

[3] Note attached to [2] and dated 25 June 1892,  stating "I agree to observe the conditions of the above agreement" and signed by William Widdale and witnessed by F. Wood.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Sharpley; Shaw; Widdale; Wardle;

BC2/1546
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: 
[1]Draft articles of partnership between Messrs Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire silk dyer Gilbert Charles Wardle his son of Leek silk dyer and Horace Townley Wardle of Leekbrook near Leek silk dyer, dated 8th May 1895. The agreement was to come into effect on 10 January 1895 for a period of 14 years and would be carried on under the style or firm of Joshua Wardle & Sons. Capital figures have been pencilled in and there are various notes in the margins. Includes provision for Thomas Wardle to carry on his separate chemical business on parts of the site already used for that purpose. Gilbert Charles Wardle was to have the general management of the business.

[2]Signed and stamped  but undated [1921 watermark] agreement between Gilbert Charles Wardle  and Horace Townley Wardle  varying the amount payable to a retiring or deceased partner under the terms of the articles of their partnership. The total sum of goodwill was to be limited to £10000 and the amount payable to either on retirement or death was to be £5000. In all other respects they confirmed their partnership.
PERSONS:
 Bishton; Rider; Wardle;

BC2/1547
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Printed Leek Choral Society Programme for a concert to be given in the "Large Room, West Street" on Tuesday evening 31 May 1859. Doors opened at 7 and the concert started at 8. Ticket prices ranged from 3d, for seats at the back, to a shilling and "Books of words may be had at the room".
PERSONS:
Hilliard;

BC2/1548
PLACES:
Leek, Upperhulme, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Printed memorandum and a articles of association of the William Tatton Company Ltd. Incorporated 31st August 1929. Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek. The objects for which the company was established include (a)to enter into  an agreement with Elizabeth Tatton and William Alexander Tatton for the sale to the company  of the business of  silk,  artificial silk,  wool, linen and cotton dyers, finishers, winders and dealers carried on by Elizabeth Tatton and  William Alexander Tatton under the style  of William Tatton of Upperhulme near Leek and the assets of the said business. The Company's share capital was to be £25000. The Company was formed by  William and Maxwell Alexander Tatton.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Tatton; Shaw;

BC2/1549
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Draft merger of tithes of lands situated in the several townships of Heaton, Rudyard, Leek & Lowe, Leekfrith, Tittesworth, Bradnop, Oncote and Endon in the Parish of Leek belonging to the Earl of Macclesfield. Cruso, Leek 1846. Lists parish, township, quantity of land and occupiers as well as a description of the premises.
PERSONS:
Abbott; Ash; Ball; Birchenough; Bowyer; Brocklehurst; Brassington; Bratt; Brindley; Brookes; Carr; Clee; Cope; Critchlow; Cumberlidge; Dale; Findler; Finney; Fisher; Fletcher; Fowler; Frost; Gent;  Goodfellow; Goodwin; Goostrey; Gratton; Harrison;  Lomas; Lovatt; Maskery; Mellor; Myatt; Nixon;  Nunns; Oliver; Peacock; Pilsbury; Plant; Riley; Robinson; Rogers; Simpson; Sleigh;  Smith; Tatton; Turner; Turnock; Ward; Wardle; Wood;

BC2/1550
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION:
Agreements between Joseph and William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors and Thomas Shaw of Leek. 1864 to 1883'

[1] Agreement, dated 3 September 1864, between Messrs Challinor & Co and Mr Thomas Shaw that he should be their clerk  from the preceeding 1st July at an increased salary of £140  until January next and afterwards at a salary equal to 10% of the firm's business.

[2] Agreement, dated 21 July 1866, between Messrs Challinor & Co and Mr Thomas Shaw that he should become their Managing Clerk from the previous 1st January at a salary of twelve and a half percent of the firms profits.  NB Pencilled notes show that in 1883 this agreement was used as a draft for a similar agreement with Mr Robinson but with a salary equal to 15% of the clear profits of the office.

[3] Copy agreement for partnership, dated 23 August 1877, between William Challinor and Joseph Challinor both of Leek solicitors and  Thomas Shaw of Leek solicitor. It states that Shaw had become a solicitor in 1872 and had been receiving a salary equal to 17% of the firm's clear profits. As a partner Shaw was to receive 20% of the firm's profits. The firm was to continue trading under the old name Challinors & Co. NB A note in red ink states 27 June 1883 further agreement.

[4] Copy agreement for partnership, dated 23 August 1877, between William Challinor and Joseph Challinor both of Leek solicitors and  Thomas Shaw of Leek solicitor. As 3 above(?) and unsigned.

[5] Agreement for partnership, dated 23 August 1877, between William Challinor and Joseph Challinor both of Leek solicitors and Thomas Shaw of Leek solicitor. Signed and stamped. A note on the cover states "27th June 1883  Further agreement" and carries a copy of the revised agreement which gave Shaw a quarter of the firm's profits and the yearly sum of £65 from the general office receipts.

[6] Agreement for partnership, dated 14 August 1879, between William Challinor and Joseph Challinor both of Leek, Staffordshire solicitors, cancelling agreements between them dated 2 November 1863 and 1 October 1873 and replacing them with a revised agreement that did not affect other agreements with their partner Thomas Shaw. Document is signed and stamped.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Robinson; Shaw;

BC2/1551
PLACES:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; Castelton, Derbyshire; Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme,  Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Attested copy of bargain and sale of bankrupt real estate, dated 6 February 1781, from the Commissioners of a Commission of Bankrupt awarded on  against Joseph Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire button merchant as surviving partner of Richard Pratt of Leek deceased to  Samuel Glover, Thomas Brocklehurst and Ralph Waller the assignees elected at a meeting of the commission in the George Inn, Leek on  1 & 2 February 1781. 
PERSONS:
Badnall; Balguy; Beard; Beresford; Brocklehurst; Challinor; Cope; Davenport; Glover; Hall;  Hargrave; Howard; Pratt; Waller;

BC2/1552
PLACES:
 Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Stone, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Copy of feoffment by George Vernon of Hilderstone Hall, Stone, Staffordshire to Mr Jervis Wood of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, innholder, of messuages, lands and hereditaments at Bridge End in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 24 June 1801. Purchase money £840. Vernon, Brass Works near Stone, Staffordshire Marked "For Mr Badnall" on cover. The tenement at Bridge End was that  "wherein Humphrey White formerly did inhabit and dwell commonly called or known by the name of Coney Gray House".
PERSONS:
 Chetwynd; Emery; Ford; Holland; Phillips; Sherratt; Vernon; West; White; Wood;

BC2/1553
PLACES:
 Ashurst, Lancashire; London; Brockton, Burslem,Horton, Ipstones,  Leek, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;
DESCRIPTION:
Abstract of the title of George Vernon of Hilderstone Hall, Stone, Staffordshire to an estate in Leek, Staffordshire 1696 to 1801. The lands include Coney Gray House at Bridge End, Leek and The Abbey, Leek.
PERSONS:
Allen; Ashurst; Boocock; Chetwynd; Holland; Jephson; Jolliffe; Landor; Jones; Nicolls; Phillips; Sherratt; Sneyd; Vernon; Wells; White; Whitehurst;

BC2/1554
PLACES:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Agreement between John Smith Daintry of Foden Bank, Macclesfield and Thomas Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire silk manufacturer, dated 11 March 1814, for the purchase of premises in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire for £1750.
PERSONS:
Cruso; Daintry; Sutton;

BC2/1555
PLACES:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; Hereford; London; Leek, Staffordshire;   

DESCRIPTION:
Documents relating to land in Compton, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Draft or copy of indentures of lease and release, dated 19 & 20 May 1823, from John Smith Daintry to John Finney of Leek, Staffordshire for £384.The premises are described as 1 All that piece or parcel of land or ground being part and parcel of  2 certain fields of the said J.S.Daintry called by the names of the Little Croft and the Spout Greaves which he had lately sold in lots for building upon situate near that part of the town of Leek commonly called Compton which plot contained in the whole by a recent admeasurement 2687 square yards and 6/9th square yards of land."  Includes schedule of deeds  from 1738 to 1791.

[2] Copy of Mr Richmund's opinion on Mr Daintry's title  to land in Compton, Leek, Staffordshire sold in different lots for building upon. Marked: "For Mr Fynney". Undated but paper watermarked 1820.
PERSONS:
 Audnam; Biddulph; Bosley; Brittain; Challinor; Crew; Cruso; Daintry; Davenport; Finney; Goolden; Lawton; Pardoe; Powell; Richmund; Ryle; Seeley; Simpson; Willet; Young;

BC2/1556
PLACES:
 Brockberry, Herefordshire; London; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
 Indentures  of lease and release, dated 4 & 5 April 1769 by George Taylor of Leek, Staffordshire, grocer, and Thomas Pratt of Leek, Staffordshire, joiner, to Michael Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant, of an undivided  4th part of houses and land in Leek, Staffordshire. Signed, sealed and stamped. The consideration was the sum of £348-8s-9d paid by Michael Daintry by the direction of Thomas Pratt to Joseph Badnall of Leek, dyer, in discharge and full satisfaction of all principal money and interest  owing to Joseph Badnall on a mortgage, plus a further sum of £55-1s-3d paid to Thomas Pratt.  The property included a capital messuage standing in Market Street, Leek known by the sign of the Red Lion formerly in the holding of Joan Rowley deceased and since of Jonathan Forrest and now of John Clowes. Lands mention include the two Hungerhills, two day work in the Counterflatt, Spooner's Croft and the Cornhill Cross formerly in the holding of Joan Rowley and Samuel Toft and since of Jonathan Forest and now of John Clowes. Other items mentioned included an adjacent messuage occupied by Joshua Ellis, tithes and a 4th part of two kneelings in a pew in the parish church of St. Edward.  The pew was bounded to the east by that of Mr Trafford, on the west by the pulpit and reading pew and on the south by a monument fixed to the wall belonging to Mr Thomas Joliffe and his ancestors, and to the north opening into the aisle leading to the chancel. The property was that granted  by the Biddulphs to George Taylor and to Thomas Pratt in trust for the estate of George Taylor.
PERSONS:
Badnall; Biddulph; Clowes; Daintry; Ellis; Forest; Joliffe; Pratt; Rowley; Sutton; Taylor; Toft; Trafford; Walthall;

BC2/1557
PLACES:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; London; Leek, Tunstall, Wolstanton,  Stafford,  Staffordshire; Coventry, Solihull, Warwickshire; Houndshill, Worcestershire;
DESCRIPTION:
Indenture of release, dated 25 December 1801, from Miss's Ann & Sarah Williamsons of Stafford and others to Michael Daintry of Byrons near Macclesfield, Cheshire, of a far and lands called Upper Foaker and a piece of land called Taylor's Hays in Leek, Staffordshire. Consideration £2110. Short schedule of deeds 1699-1801.
PERSONS:
 Baddeley; Bratt; Collins; Daintry; Hogarth; Leigh;  Ley; Palmer; Pigot; Porter; Salt; Smith; Williamsons;

BC2/1558
PLACES:
 Armitage, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Statement made by Ralph de Tunstall Sneyd relating to debts and claims for jewellery and other objects missing from Basford Hall. Undated. Sneyd describes his early life, the behaviour of his uncles Gustavus and Dryden towards him and the family's attitudes and behaviour towards him when he married: "I had been chased about the country by detectives, who sought my whereabouts, and were in the employ of my uncle Dryden".
PERSONS:
Bill; Payns; Robinson; Sneyd;

BC2/1559
PLACES:
 Wavertree, Lancashire; Streatham, London; Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Wansford, Yorkshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Miscellaneous probate papers re Mrs Mary Elizabeth Challinor nee Badnall.
[1] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Edith Mary Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 11 October 1886. Note states "Comes of age 14 August 1886."

[2]Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Rose Stephanie Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 11 October 1886. Note states "Comes of age 12 August 1889."

[3] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Ellen Badnall, wife of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 11 October 1886.

[4] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Anne Bertha Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 11 October 1886. Note states "Comes of age 27 October 1894."

[5] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Edith Mary Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 3 December 1898. (Envelope attached marked Liverpool).

[6] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Rose Stephanie Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 3 December 1898.

[7] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Edith Mary Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Unsigned.

[8] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Ellen Badnall, wife of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 3 December 1898.

[9] Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt on account of the personal estate of Mary Elizabeth Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widow who died on 9th November 1880. Legatee; Anne Bertha Spencer nee Badnall, descendant of brother of the deceased. Signed and stamped 3 December 1898.

[10] Account showing the division of Miss Ann Badnall's money payable to the estate of Mrs Mary E. Challinor deceased, dated 29 November 1898.

[11] The executors of Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in account with Miss Rose Stephanie Badnall -interest account dated 14 August 1891.

[12] The executors of Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire in account with Miss Anne Bertha Badnall dated November 1894.

[13] Re the estate of the Late Mrs Mary E. Challinor deceased. Amount of legacy to each of the deceased's 3 nieces after abatement I.e. to Edith Mary, Rose Stephanie and Anne Bertha Badnall. Dated 14 August 1886.

[14] Re the estate of the Late Mrs Mary E. Challinor deceased. Amount of legacy to each legatee if paid in full 17 March 1898.

[15] Note, dated 18 August 1898, from Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire solicitor to Thomas Shaw re the shares of the estate of Miss Ann Badnall deceased, that were due to Thomas Hornby and his wife Harriet nee Badnall both deceased. Challinor asks  the full amount of Miss Badnall's estate and Shaw replies (on the note) £417-10s -3d less costs..

[16] Note, dated 2 December 1898, from Joseph Challinorf Leek, Staffordshire solicitor to Mr Robinson asking if there were any objections to him paying Mrs Ellen Badnall's legacy under the will of Mrs Mary E. Challinor deceased deceased.  Robinson replied on the same note "No -she is also entitled to 1/3 or Mrs Hornby's share".

[17] Miss Edith Mary Badnall's receipt to Messrs Challinor & Co for £15 of the legacy left to her by her late aunt Mrs Mary Elizabeth Challinor, Signed , stamped and dated 14 August 1886.

[18] Letter, dated 2 December 1898, sent with cheque by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor to Mrs Ellen Badnall widow of the Rev. James Badnall late of Endon, Staffordshire decease re legacy under the will of Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent deceased.

[19] Letter, dated 2 December 1898, sent with cheque by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor to Miss Edith Badnall,   re her legacy under the will of her aunt Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent deceased.

[20] Letter, dated 2 December 1898, sent with cheque by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor to Miss Rose Stephanie Badnall,   re her legacy under the will of her aunt Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent deceased.

[21] Letter, dated 2 December 1898, sent with cheque by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor to Mrs Anne Berth Spencer nee Badnall,   re her legacy under the will of her aunt Mrs Mary E. Challinor late of Fenton Lodge, Stoke-on-Trent deceased.

[22] Letter, dated 13 October 1898, from William Wykeham Badnall of Carlton Villa, Victoria Park, Wavertree to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor giving the addresses of Badnall's daughters Edith, Rose Stephanie and Anne Bertha. Edith and Stephanie were living at home but Edith had married and (as Mrs Spencer) was living at 15 Killiesen Avenue, Streatham Hill, London.

[23] Letter, dated 5 December 1898, from Mrs Ellen Badnall of Endon, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffs, solicitor thanking him for the legacy cheque she had recently received.

[24] Letter, dated 5 December 1898, from Miss Rose Stephanie Badnall of Victoria Park, Wavertree, Lancashire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffs, solicitor confirming she had received the legacy cheque he had sent her and returning a receipt.

[25]  Letter, dated 5 December 1898, from Mrs A. Bertha Spencer of 15 Killieser Avenue, Streatham Hill, London S.W.  to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffs, solicitor confirming she had received the legacy cheque he had sent her.

[26] Letter, dated  13 February 1881, with bill attached, from J. M. Hallam, wholesale wine and spirit merchant of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire acknowledging payment of the late Mrs [Mary Elizabeth] Challinor's account  for"fine old sherry".

[27] Letter, dated 13 December 1880, from William E. Piercy of Fenton Potteries, Staffordshire enclosing a valuation [BC2/1559/28] of furniture belonging to Mrs Edward Challinor. He had he said, "valued at what I considered the full value" and stated  that for probate purposes they ought to be valued at the net amount, which would reduce his valuation by £65 "as the piano, chinese cabinets and several other things are not subject to probate".

[28] Copy of William E. Piercy's valuation of furniture, plate etc belonging to Mrs Edward Challinor deceased. His "full" valuation was £145.
PERSONS:
Badnall; Challinor; Hallam; Hornby; Piercy; Spencer; Woods;

BC2/1560
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
First annual report of the Leek Benefit Building Society 1851. G. Hall, printer, Leek. It is notable amongst other things for expressing the Committee's thanks to its solicitors Messrs Challinor, Badnall & Challinor  for the "much valuable and gatuitous assistance" they had provided both during the formation of the Society and subsequently. The society's officers were: President -James Alsop, Treasurer -Sampson Gould, Surveyor -Edwin Heaton, Secretary James Mycock, Steward- James Rider. Trustees were James Alsop, Thomas Birch, Joshua Brough and Robert Hammersley. PERSONS: Alsop; Badnall; Birch; Brough; Challinor; Cruse; Fergyson; Gould; Hammersley; Heaton; Johnson; Mycock; Nall; Rider; Shaw; Wood;

BC2/1561
PLACES:
 Bakewell, Derbyshire; Burnley, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire; Llanfair, Wales;
DESCRIPTION:
Deed of exchange, dated 1 June 1894, between the trustees of the will of the late John Ward of Daisy Bank, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and Mr Joseph Challinor of Leek, of land in Albion Street, Leek, Staffordshire and part of Counterflat Field, Compton, Leek. Signed, sealed and stamped. A coloured plan to a scale of 44ft to the inch is incorporated in this document.
PERSONS:
 Brealey; Challinor; Holroyd;  Leftwich; Sibson;

BC2/1562
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Documents relating to Taylor's Green Farm, Leek, Staffordshire;
[1] Copy of a lease, dated 20 April 1809, of Taylor's Green Farm, Simpson's Tenement and 42 acres of land, by Michael Daintry of Byrons near Macclesfield, Cheshire to Joseph Corbishley of Taylor's Green, Leek, Staffordshire, farmer, from year to year at an annual rent of £90. Detailed conditions re liming, ploughing etc.

[2] Memorandum, dated 7 January 1809, and signed by Joseph Corbishley in which he agrees to pay for "the estate I now hold called Taylors Green and the land in Dunwood lately bought from Mr Godwin and in the possession  of Moses Pickford the below annual rent of £90 pay all taxes be the parochial or parliamentary except the property tax." The document also covers other aspects of the agreement including extra payments if building or drainage is carried out.

[3] Lease, dated 20 April 1809, of Taylor's Green Farm, Simpson's Tenement and 42 acres of land, by Michael Daintry of Byrons near Macclesfield, Cheshire to Joseph Corbishley of Taylor's Green, Leek, Staffordshire, farmer, from year to year at an annual rent of £90. Detailed conditions re liming, ploughing etc. Vellum, signed by Joseph Corbishley, sealed and stamped.
PERSONS:
 Corbishley; Daintry; Simpson;

BC2/1563
PLACES:
 Barthomley, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Assignment of messuages dwelling houses or tenements in Leek, Staffordshire by Mrs Elizabeth Debank of Leek, Staffordshire, widow, to Mr Richard Bourne of Barthomley, Cheshire, farmer, only executor of Mary Pedley deceased late widow of Thomas Pedley baker and devisee for life of the messuages assigned,  for the remainder of a term of 500 years for securing £240 and interest, dated 7 February 1814. Signed, sealed and stamped. The property was described as "all that new erected messuage or dwelling house situate standing and being in Leek aforesaid in a certain street there called the Custard Lane which messuage was then lately erected and built by William Davenport on the premises purchased him from trustees under the will of Samuel Challinor deceased" and purchased by  the said Thomas Pedley deceased from John Daintry and Hugh Sleigh as assignees of the estates and effects of the said William Davenport, which was then in the possession of James Lucas. And also a messuage in Spout Street, Leek known by the name the Sign of the White Lion wherein Mary Brindley did formerly inhabit  but then in the possession of William Onions together with the brewhouses, bakehouses, stables, yards and backsides belonging to the same.
PERSONS:
Bourne; Brindley; Challinor; Davenport; Debank; Onions; Pedley; Sleigh; Sneyd;

BC2/1564
PLACES:
 Itchen, near Southampton, Hampshire; Manchester, Lancashire; Bridgnorth, Shropshire; Betley, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Documents relating to:
[1] Lease for possession, dated 19th September 1828, by John Smith Daintry formerly of Foden Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire but now of Itchen "in the county of Southampton" to William Fynney Johnson of Manchester, of two closes in  or near Leek, Staffordshire called  the Square Croft, Lousey Bank otherwise Lazy Bank or Laddoway Dale, that were formerly in the possession of Benjamin Sutton, John Daintry and Michael Daintry that were formerly the inheritance of William Smith. Sutton acquired this when he married Mary one of the daughters of William Smith. Another of Smith's daughters, Sarah, married the Rev. George Reade and he thus acquired a 1/3rd interest in the property  and  it was acquired by Michael Daintry from him.  The lease also included a messuage on part of the Square Croft "now in the occupation of Thomas Jackson" and another close on the south side of Leek formerly in the occupation of Mr Tharme afterwards of Mr J. Cruso and  William Stubbs but since of John Cruso and now of William Critchlow one part of which was known as the Counterflatt purchased by Michael Daintry from Jonathan Lawton and the other part known as  2 days work in the Counterflat Field from Michael, Benjamin and Frances Biddulph. Document was signed by John Smith Daintry, sealed and stamped.

[2] Conveyance by appointment and release of a messuage and lands near Leek, Staffordshire by formerly of Foden Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire but now of Itchen "in the county of Southampton" and John Cruso of Leek his Trustee, to William Fynney Johnson of Manchester, Lancashire, glass manufacturer,  dated 20 September 1828. The messuage and lands are as for [1] above. Document signed by John Smith Daintry and John Cruso , sealed and stamped.

[3] Deed of covenant, dated 22 September 1828,  from John Smith Daintry formerly of Foden Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire but now of Itchen "in the county of Southampton" and Miss Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire  to produce deeds etc to William Fynney Johnson of Manchester, glass manufacturer. A schedule of deeds traces the ownership of the property (as described in [1] above from 1738 to 1812.
PERSONS:
Badnall; Biddulph; Brittain; Brocklehurst; Critchlow; (Lord) Crew; Cruso; Daintry; Ford; Goolden;  Jackson; Johnson; Killmister; Lawton; Pardoe; Powell; Pratt; Reade; Ryle; Seeley; Smith; Stubbs;  Sutton; Taylor;

BC2/1565
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Mr Gally's opinion, dated Lincoln's Inn 4 June 1792, re Mr Daintry's will. The beneficiaries mentioned are John and Michael Daintry and the testator whose will is in question would appear to be John Daintry's father, brother of Michael Daintry.
PERSONS:
Daintry; Gally;

BC2/1566
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
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DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 5 August 1800, between Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, chapman and Thomas Bray of Leek, chapman for Bray to purchase "all that messuage or dwelling house with the appurtenances standing and being upon Compton in the parish of Leek aforesaid in the possession of ….Pilsbury" from Wardle for £52-10s. Signed by both parties and witnesses by G..Killmister.
PERSONS:
Bray; Killmister; Pilsbury; Wardle;

BC2/1567
PLACES:
Buxton, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Draft agreement for sale and purchase between the Leek Theatre Company Ltd (registered office the Grand Theatre and Hippodrome, High Street, Leek, Staffordshire and Mr Allan Milton of Buxton, Derbyshire, theatre proprietor. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, 1921. The Leek Theatre Company agreed to sell "All that plot of land situate at the junction of High Street  and Field Street, Leek, Staffordshire bounded on the north by High Street aforesaid on the west by Field Street aforesaid on the south by land belonging to Henry Davenport and on the east by the plot or piece of land secondly herein described, it contains by admeasurement  670 square yards or thereabouts". The second piece of land was on the south side of High Street and had a frontage of 20ft to High Street which bounded it's north side, it was bounded to the east by other land belonging to the Hanley Garage Company, on the south by other land belonging to the said Henry Davenport. The latter plot covered some 231 square yards. The purchase  also included  "that building known as the Grand Theatre and Hippodrome erected on the said plot of land or some part thereof….. situate in and fronting High Street, Leek". The property was said to be " now in the occupation of the purchaser" who was also to acquire all the fixtures, fittings and furniture, properties, scenery and effects therein belonging to the vendor.
PERSONS:
Challinor; Davenport; Milton; Shaw;

BC2/1568
PLACES:
 Bramshall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Abstract of the title of the Hon. Richard Greville Lord Willoughby de Broke to estates in Staffordshire: The Bramshall Estate 1906. Roper & Whateley, Lincolns Inn Fields, London. Marked Lot. 5.
PERSONS:
 Greville; [2011 TO BE COMPLETED]

BC2/1569
PLACES
: Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Valuation of furniture and stock of William Lowe of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, dated 7 July 1903. The valuation covered household furniture and effects in   Lowe's house in Stanley Street, Leek and wines, liquors and other stock-in-trade in the shop and warehouse attached to the house and at the King William Inn, Church, Street, Leek. 
PERSONS
: Heaton; Lowe; Nithsdale;

BC2/1570 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Printed inventory of the machinery and fixtures to be included in the purchase of the silk mill and shade in London Street, Leek, Staffordshire now in the possession of Messrs Wright & Hall and advertised to be sold by auction at the George Hotel, Leek on 13 May 1880. Fergyson & Son. 
PERSONS
: Fergyson; Hall; Wright;

BC2/1571
PLACES
: London; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Letter, dated 21 June 1828, from Richard Gaunt in London to G. R. Kilmister, Leek, Staffordshire. Re Mellor's debt to him. 
PERSONS
: Brunt; Gaunt; Killmister; Mellor;

BC2/1572 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Conveyance, dated 16 & 17 February 1824, of a plot of land on Ball Haye Geen, Leek, Staffordshire by William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire and the trustees under the late Mr Challinor's will to William Sneyd of Ashcombe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and Mr Thomas Tomkinson of Park Lane, Staffordshire, tanner, Trustees for the Leek Building Society. Consideration £200. 
PERSONS
: Challinor; Finney; Hordern; Kilmister; Locket; Millward; Perkin; Sneyd; Tomkinson;

BC2/1573 
PLACES
: Alderley, Astle, Chester, Macclesfield, Twemlow; Cheshire; Kensington, West Drayton, Middlesex; Southampton; Cheadle, Leek, Shallowford,  Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Abstract of the title of Mr Thomas Mills and John Leigh, trustees and executors in the will of Mr Francis Salt, deceased, to a capital messuage or mansion called Ashenhurst Hall near Leek, Staffordshire and the demesne and lands thereto belonging and several premises in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire. Cruso, Jones & Porter, Leek about 1809. It includes a short Hollinshead pedigree from Francis Hollinshead to John Leigh. 
PERSONS
: Alcock; Anderson; Attwick; Ball; Bentley; Booth; Bowers; Brassington; Brett; Brindley; Brugh; Burnett; Chawner; Colclough; Cotton; Cruso; Daintry; Frost; Gould; Grindy; Hall; Haywood; Higginbotham; Holliday; Hollinshead; Hurst; Johnson; Leigh; Locker; Mills; Mobberley; Oakover; Roberts; Salt; Sampson; Shaw; Simpson; Stafford; Stanley; Stonehewer; Stretch; Taylor; Wardle; Wood;

BC2/1574 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Letter Book (No.   ), August 1928 to July 1929, containing copies of the correspondence of Messrs Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents and Surveyors), Leek, Staffordshire. Indexed.
Amongst matters mentioned are: the sale of Mr Argyles' land at Haregate to the local council for a new housing scheme; Electricity to Leek; the Boucher estate; the Sharpcliffe Estate and various farms in the district; possible sale of the Maude Institute; 
PERSONS
: Argles; Brealey; Condlyffe Charity; Davenport; Sleigh; [Too many names to list]

BC2/1575
PLACES
: Ellesmere, Ruabon, Shrewsbury, Salop; Wolstampton?; 
DESCRIPTION
: Vellum bound book of "Abstracts of Time and Expenditure at Oteley Park" from 18th April 1846 to 26th April 1851. Each set of abstracts is signed and dated as settled by C. K. Mainwaring listing payments to named individuals and firms and in some cases occupations (Reeves -miller for example) and the work carried out. The latter includes clay getting brick and tile making, bricklaying and tiling; drainage; thatching; employment of sawyers; carriage and purchase of coal, repair of fender in nursery etc. The sites of some activities/firms, for example, brick and tile works, and of the cottages repaired are mentioned in a few cases. 
PERSONS
: Bagnal; Beard; Bodenhurst; Boots; Bucher; Buroughs; Butters; Cartwright; Chidley; Collins; Cooper; Davies; Drury; Evason; Edwards; Fleet; Frumpston; Gittins; Griffin; Hawkins; Heatley; Howel; Huntley; Jackson; Jones; Lea; Lees; Mainwaring; Midcalf; Morgan; Naylor; Nickson; Onslow; Pays; Pearce; Pickstock; Povey; Price; Prince; Ralphs; Reeves; Richards; Road; Roberts; Speakman; Varley; Whifield; Williams; Woodall;

BC2/1576 
PLACES
: Birkenhead; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Conveyance, dated 1943, of a freehold messuage and premises known as Wall Hill, Broad Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by Professor Warrington Yorke of Birkenhead and Donald Yorke of Birkenhead, seed crushers' manager, the personal representatives of William Leech late of Wall Hill, Leek but formerly of Roche Mount, Leek, silk manufacturer deceased, to James Garner Capstick of Moorlands Grove, Leeds, Transport Manager.
NB Leech died on 5th January 1938 and probate of his will was granted at the Principal Probate Registry on 18 May 1938. 
PERSONS
: Capstick; Leech; Yorke

BC2/1577 
PLACES
: Birmingham, Worcestershire; Leek, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Abstract of the title of the trustees of the late John Brealey, land agent, to a  house and premises called Rosebank House, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw, Leek. 1926. The deeds date between 17 October 1892 and 1 November 1924. A note in pencil on the cover states "further deeds required and to be amended". 
PERSONS
: Allen; Bennett; Blades; Brealey; Cartwright; Clay; Eardley; Hossell; Johnson; Kemp; Lovatt; Masse; Middleton; Myatt; Nadin; Nixon; Poyser; Prince; Pyne; Smith; Till; Wilson; Woodcock; Woolley;

BC2/1578 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Memorandum of an interview with Mrs. Tudor re Henry Allen deceased. The memo is dated 11 April 1926,

Edward Allen died in April about 58 years ago.
Mary Allen died Jan 1901.
E. Allen was a silk manufacturer- carried on business in Leek - at his death he was in partnership with Henry Maskery.
After his death his business carried on by H. Maskery.
Appears not to have accounted to executors of Ed. Allen & to have made a mess of it and went to America.
Business carried on by Henry & William sons of Ed. Allen - apparently for Mrs Allens' benefit.
William Allen went to a mental home.
Mrs Allen heard Hy. Allen had said the premises were his.
Ultimately Mrs Allen con…….  T. Robinson & as a result Mr George Tudor went to the mill to act there for his wife -Mrs Tudor.
Mrs Tudor thinks a partnership deed was drawn up between Henry Allen and self.
In 1914, Henry Allen gave me notice to dissolve partnership in 1915 & in 1915 dissolution carried out & Mrs Tudor signed. Probably she gave an absolute release of all her share in the partnership assets in consideration of Hy. Allen taking upon himself sole liability for all claims against the partnership. 
PERSONS
: Allen; Maskery; Robinson; Tudor;

BC2/1579: 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Press copy of a stated account as to instalments re Messrs Challinor & Co, in account with Messrs C. & J. May. As delivered to Messrs May 30 March 1871. 
PERSONS
: Bailey; Brindley; Challinor; Edwards; May; Tomkinson;

BC2/1580:    
PLACES
: Dublin, Ireland; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents relating to the firm of H. Brassington & Sons of Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire 1900 to 1923.

[1] Messrs H. Brassington & Sons in account with D & M. S. S. Co., Dublin 1899-1900. Included with this is a list of goods delivered between 6 December 1899 and 30 August 1900, giving "Weights from Plaintiffs" and "N. S . Ry. Co. Weights".

[2] Henry Brassington & Sons of Leek, Staffordshire, bobbin manufacturers. Balance sheet dated 30 June 1901 and prepared by Frederic West, chartered accountant, Derby.

[3] Henry Brassington & Sons. Stated account for probate, dated 24 January 1901 and prepared by Challinors & Shaw, Leek, solicitors.

[4] Schedule A Income Tax Return for the year commencing 6th April 1920 listing duty payable by Messrs Brassington & Malkin dated 10 March 1921.

[5] Conveyance of a piece of land in and adjoining Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire by MR H. W. Brassington and others to the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, dated 22 July 1922. J. Morris Shaw, Leek. Incorporates a schedule of deeds.

[6] Draft advert for the sale of the Buxton Road Silk Mills and Saw Mill re Brassington deceased. October 1922.

[7] Inland Revenue succession duty form for Catherine Brassington of Spencer Street, Leek, Staffordshire, spinster, upon the death of Henry Brassington who died on 14th October 1922. The property concerned includes the Buxton Road Sawmills and Silk Manufactory, Leek. "the works whereof had been closed down 1.5 years previous to the date of death of the deceased".

[8] Plan of the Buxton Road Saw Mills and silk factoryt site on the Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire drawn to a scale of 30ft to an inch and showing Lots 1 & 2.  Adjacent landowners shown in pencil. Drawn 26 May 1921 by G. Acton ? Messrs Lilley & Bull occupy the silk factory.

[9] Printed advert for the sale by auction at the Red Lion Hotel, Leek on 25 January 1923,  of the Buxton Road Saw Mills, a silk mill and a plot of building land on Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire. The silk mill is described as a recently erected two storey building. 
PERSONS
: Acton; Ash; Billing; Brassington; Brealey; Bull;  Challinor; Fane; Kirkland; Lilley; Malkin; Parker; Shaw; Tatton; Tomkinson;

BC2/1581      
PLACES
: Hanley, Tunstall, Staffordhire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Plan of the Glebe Works, Maer Street. Hanley. Messrs Henry Ogden & Co. Scale 16feet to an inch.  Plan No. 644/347 November 1945. F. W. Hulme L.R.I.B.A. District Bank Chambers, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. 
PERSONS
: Hulme; Ogden;

BC2/1582 
PLACES
: Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Two copies of a printed notice, dated 17 January 1901, to the creditors of J. S. Winfield, Draper, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire of a meeting to be held at the Mosley Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester on 22nd January 1901. Challinors & Shaw. Leek. It states also that "We are hoping that some friends of Mr Winfield will place us in sufficient funds to purchase the debts at 10/- in the £." 
PERSONS
: Adams; Challinor; Winfield;

BC2/1583 
PLACES
: Liverpool; Leek, Staffordshire;  

DESCRIPTION
: A schedule of deeds relating to the Temperance Hall, Union Street, Leek, Staffordshire dated 21 September 1864. The deeds date between October 1860 and September 1864 and the property is stated to belong to the Trustees of the Leek & Moorlands Temperance Society.

[2] Notice (2 copies) re J. J. Ritchie deceased, calling in mortgage moneys with a memorandum as to the service of the same on the Trustees of the Temperance Hall. Challinors & Shaw solicitors, Leek, 14 January 1905. 
PERSONS
: Abbott; Bayley; Birch; Bowers; Brough; Burton; Cope; Dishley; Hall; Hammersley; Hargraves; Haynes; Heaton; Johnson; Lovatt; Neate; Nicholson; Nixon; Ritchie; Salt; Shaw; Simpson; Stannard; Sugden; Swindells; Tatton; Tipper; Turnock; Ward; Wilson;

BC2/1584
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Deed of family arrangement re the estate of Leonard Tatton deceased late of Rosehill, South View, Rudyard near Leek, Staffordshire who died intestate on 31 January 1934. Includes schedules of shares and property forming the estate of the deceased. Challinors & Shaw, Leek. 
PERSONS
: Blades; Davis; Maycock; Tatton; Trafford;

BC2/1585 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Declaration of trust by Jeremiah Barnes, Lilley Ellis and Andrew Jukes Worthington, the trustees of the Loyal Westwood Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Manchester Unity concerning monies held in their joint account with Messrs Fowler Gaunt & Co's Bank. 14 December 1844. 
PERSONS
: Barnes; Ellis; Fowler; Gaunt; Worthington;

BC2/1586      
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Conveyance, dated 11 December 1906, of a house, garden and premises situated at 74 Grossvenot Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by William E. Challinor of Pickwood, Leek to William F. Challinor of the same place. 
PERSONS
: Brealey; Challinor; Ratcliffe; Shaw; Sigley; Tunnicliffe;

BC2/1587
PLACES
: Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Three bonds for the "Faithful execution of the Office of Secretary to the Leek & District Branch of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity Friendly Society.

[1] Bond, dated 7 October 1876 by Samuel Henry Mee of Leek, Staffordshire, "one of the officers of the Leek & District Branch" of the above society, to William Beaumont Badnall of London, John Robinson of Westwood Hall, Leek and William Challinor of Pickwood, Leek "Trustees of the said Society" in the sum of £100.

[2] Bond, dated 4th November 1876 by Robert Farrow of Leek, Staffordshire, "one of the officers of the Leek & District Branch" of the above society, and Samuel Rider and William Garner both of Leek to John Hill of Leek, Staffordshire and Charles Brassington of Cheddleton, Staffs as "Trustees of the said Society" in the sum of £20.

[3] Bond, dated 30 January 1889 by John Stretch of Leek, Staffordshire, "one of the officers of the Leek & District Branch" of the above society, and William Parker and William Henry Middleton both of Leek to William Beaumont Badnall of London, John Robinson of Westwood Hall, Leek and William Challinor of Pickwood, Leek "Trustees of the said Society" in the sum of £100. 
PERSONS
: Badnall; Brassington; Campling; Challinor; Farrow; Garner; Hill;  Mee; Middleton; Moores; Parker; Rider; Robinson; Stretch;

BC2/1588 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: [1] Abstract of the title of Joshua Brough of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, to several pieces of land part of the Organ Grounds situate at Leek, Staffordshire. 1928. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, Staffs. Includes plan on linen. 
PERSONS
: Ballard; Brough; Foster;  Goring; Jones; Marshall; Meakin; Moore; Nash; Renny; Stowell;

BC2/1589      
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Opinion of Counsel re Mr & Mrs William Beaumont Badnall's marriage settlements, February 1902. Challinors & Shaw, Leek. 
PERSONS
: Badnall; Challinor; Cruso; Hull;

BC2/1590      
PLACES
: Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Epitome of executor;s account re the estate of Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall deceased, from 19 November 1919 to 6 June 1921. 
PERSONS
: Badnall; Cock;  Lockyer; Shaw;

BC2/1591
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 

DESCRIPTION
: Probate copy of the will and two codicils of William Hammersley of Bridge End, Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, dated 11 February 1836. Extracted by Shephard, Isherwood & Shephard, proctors, Doctors Commons. Testator died 11 October 1835. 
PERSONS
: Alsop; Fowler; Gaunt; Hammersley; Hulme; Kidd; Rushton; Russell; Tomlinson;

BC2/1592 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Number of houses not supplied with water within the limits of the Leek Improvement Act, extracted from the Rate Book by Mr R. Hammond clerk to the Commissioners, November 1860. This gives a table of "Statistics of the rateable value of houses and shops supplied with was within the limits of the Leek Act 1855 (Not including Vaults, Inns & Beer Houses) as per Rate Book for the year ending 1860. The summary gives the total number of houses supplied with water as 2010; the number of Vaults (5), Inns (38) and Beerhouses (5) =48 and the number of slaughterhouses & bakehouses = 11, making a grand total of 2069 premises. The number of houses not supplied was 215 and the number of inns not supplied 5, making a total of 220 premises not supplied with water.
Pencil notes give the township of Leek & Lowe's population in 1820 = 3703; 1841 = 7233; 1851 = 8599 all derived from White’s Gazetteer published 1851. Estimate for 1860 taking 5 persons per house and 2278 houses = 11390. 
PERSONS
:  

BC2/1593      
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: An account of allotments to the Vicar of Leek [under the Leek Inclosure Act] Undated but paper watermarked 1820. Table lists plan no.; no. on  plan; to whom allotted; quantity allotted; in what right allotted; yearly rent charges; to whom let; and amount let for. 
PERSONS
: Bentley; Gaunt; Rothwell; Shallcross;

BC2/1594
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Agreement, made on 10th October 1807 between John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire esquire, (Trustee for the sale of the messuage etc hereinafter mentioned) and Ralph Bullock of Leek, butcher for the sale by John Cruso and purchase by Ralph Bullock of all that messuage or dwelling house situate standing and being at the bottom of the Market Place in Leek, heretofore in the occupation of Mrs. Mary Maddocks and now of the said Ralph Bullock with the allotment to be set out in respect thereof by the Commissioners appointed for dividing the common in the parish of Leek and all appurtenances for £360 to be paid on the 18th of May next. After the signatures of the parties and their witness a note has been added by James Maddocks in which he testifies his approbation of the agreement and confirms that he has received £10 consideration. 
PERSONS
: Bullock; Cruso; Jones; Maddocks;

BC2/1595 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Miscellaneous document concerning various shades in Leek, Staffordshire

[1] Letter from John Myatt, surveyor & waterworks engineer, Offices of the Improvement Commissioners, Town Hall, Leek to Messrs J. Brealey & Son, Estate Agents, Leek, dated 18 July 1894 and concerning and including copy of, Minute No. 4707 of the Paving and Sewering Committee which had been confirmed by the Board. The minute relates that a letter had been sent to the committee by Mr. Thomas Myatt asking for £00 for "the cottages and shade in Mill Street belonging to him, the commissioners to take what land they require and to build up a stone wall 7ft high and fill it up with earth ready for planting or £350 for the whole of the site leaving the garden wall secure etc. No houses to be built thereon. Recommends Town Lands Trustees contribute £300 towards the cost of taking down the buildings "to enable the Commissioners make a much needed improvement.

[2] Memorandum (to Mr Howard) concerning repairs and machinery at the Mill Street, Leek, premises -dated 28 March 1883. The building was a shade. It notes that " Mr John Gould would put in a couple of binding looms and 3 iron mills, 700 or 800 weight each, also winding engines and frames. Another note adds " Gould has taken Myatt and Hall's mill -No sense doing repairs till tenant obtained.

[3] Notes re expenditure on the New Street, Leek shade of G, W & A. [Gaunt, Weightman & Alsop] 1844 to 1846. It breaks down the cost into highway rate; poor rate; police rate; church rate; income tax; land tax; masons costs; joiners' costs; ironmonger 7 blacksmiths' costs; glaziers etc, costs and paving? Also gives a list of payments to named individuals. 
PERSONS
: Brealey; Gould; Johnson; Myatt; Tuffley;

BC2/1596 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Subscriptions to St. Edward's Special Fund in lieu of Bazaar: First List. 17 December 1902. Account at Parr's Bank: "St. Edward's Parish Fund a/c". The initial total listed was £566 .0 .6 but Mr W. Carr subsequently subscribed £100 and Miss Hulme a further £10 to bring the total to £666 .0 .6.  The amounts subscribed per individual ranged from 1/6 to £100. 
PERSONS
: Barber; Brassington; Burnett; Carding; Carr; Challinor; Clew; Davenport; Feason; Flint; Galley; Goddard; Howard; Lowe; Robinson; Shaw; Smith; Somerville; Trafford; Unwin; Vyran Ward; ;Wardle; Watson; West;  Whittles; Worthington;

BC2/1597 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Miscellaneous documents concerning the Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, (formerly Samuel Tatton & Son) Leek, Staffordshire. Their headed paper also states that the firm were established in 1838, dyers of silk, artificial silk & cotton piece goods and members of the National Scheme for Disabled.

[1] Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, trading and profit and loss account for the half year ending 30 June 1923 and balance sheet.

[2] Letter dated 12 March 1934 from H. A. Blades to J. Wardle reading a refusal to give Wardle a copy of the Premier Dyeing Co. Ltd's last balance sheet. Blades suggests that his wife (a shareholder in the company) might forward her copy to Wardle when it arrives. Blades also mentions "the £2000 advanced by the bank" and asks  whether "the money has gone into the firm".

[3] Unsigned letter, dated 24 January 1935 and addressed to Messrs Lee Scott & Co, solicitors, 36 Kennedy Street, Manchester, re Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, re Leonard Tatton deceased. It accompanied Letters of Administration to the estate of Tatton sent to Lee Scott & Co in connection with shares in the Premier Dyeing Company.

[4] Letter, dated 1 March 1935, from J. S. Kirkland, Managing Director Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, to Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek and stating the contents of a note on the balance sheet of Samuel Tatton & son "as at the 31st December 1914, the date of the transfer to The Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd".

[5] Letter, dated 21 March 1935, from E. P. Flanahan, The Premier Dyeing & Finishing Company Ltd, to Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek acknowledging receipt of their letter returning the engrossment of the conveyance and release signed by Mrs. Tatton. 
PERSONS
: Blades; Challinor; Kirkland; Shaw; Tatton; Wardle;
 

BC2/1598 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Pickwood Cottage: Ground plan and chamber plan and west elevation of a cottage to be erected for William Challinor by contract taken by Mr Fernyhough, August 1850 Scale 4ft to an inch. Thos. Brealey, Leek. 
PERSONS
: Brealey; Challinor; Fernyhough;

BC2/1599
PLACES
: Birdholme, Brampton, Chesterfield, Wingerworth, Derbyshire; Sheffield; 
DESCRIPTION: [1] Schedule of title deeds and writings of Mr Charles Turner to premises situate at Brampton, Derbyshire in mortgage to the Rev. William Smith and Doctor Knight for securing £100 and interest. The documents cited date between December 1830 and September 1834. Document is undated but paper watermarked 1856 and a note by William B. Badnall on the front is dated 3rd June 1857.

[2] Draft memorandum by Sir Arnold James Knight declaring that the William Smith of Dunston Hall near Chesterfield died on 1st July 1842 and acknowledging he had received from Charles Turner £130 secured to him and William Smith and also the interest on this sum.
PERSONS: Gaskill; Hopkinson; Johnson; Knight; Smith; Thomas; Turner; 

BC2/1600
PLACES
: Alton, Burton-on-Trent,  Cheadle, Cheddleton, Consall, Doveridge, Froghall, Kingsley, Oakamoor, Rocester, Tutbury, Whiston Eaves, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Draft (?) agreement as to claims for siltage in compensation reservoirs between James Meakin of Consall Hall, Staffordshire, the present owner of a flint mill at Cheddleton and a flint mill at Consall, and other owners of the Churnet & Dove Mills, and the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company, dated 3rd  August 1899. Blagg Son & Masefield, Cheadle. The mills include alabaster, corn, colour, copper and brass, cotton, flint, flour, forge and paper mills. 
PERSONS
: Ball; Bettany; Blagg; Bolton; Brace; Brown; Clark; Heaton; Meakin; Masefield; Mellor; Mynors; Newton; Smith; Stanton; Wilkins;

   


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