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We hope you find it useful in researching your own family history. If
you have Badnall, Bednall, etc. ancestors, please tell us about
them by e-mail. Corrections, additions and constructive comments
Bednall Archives" contain the results of our on-going study of
Bednall Family history and also:
on families with similar names, i.e. Badnall,
Bidnall, Beadnell, etc.
to other persons in wills,
inventories and other
database of original documents in the Bednall
Collection provide much information not only on Bednall and many
other families but also on the silk industry of Leek and Macclesfield and
other aspects of local history.
In some cases, lists and indexes
have been drafted using material from the collection and other
principally concerned with Badnalls, Bednalls, Bidnalls, etc, the site
does (or will eventually) include some material on "My
Grandfather Dring's Ancestors" and on the Simpson
and Axe families who were my wife's ancestors.
of various aspects of local and family history are included in the
Revisit us periodically!
finds will be posted and new material added from time to
time and occasionally slide shows on events related to our family history
i.e. local history of the places which have a family connection either
currently or in the past so watch this space!
ADDITIONS have been made (07 Nov 2014) to the "Bednall
Collection" of local and family history documents of these the
most interesting are:
(A) A small bundle of Huguenot letters and other documents (in French) dated between 1696 and 1733.
(B) Pay account book for the "Old Works Pattern Shop", May 1876 to May 1977, for an unknown foundry tentatively identified as Stanton Iron Works near Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
(C) The Scroll cash book for the South United Free Church, January 1927 to December 1930. The names of the finance committee are given on the rear paste down i.e. Mr Bruce, Messrs J. R. Miller, G. Brown, Baillie Walker, W. Merchant, W. Donald. J. Simpson, Wm Henderson. Auditors:
J.C. Richards & A. Dickson. NB The church became part of the Church of Scotland in 1930.
(D) Returns of fines, penalties, fees and sums of money received the Clerk of Leek Petty Sessions and how applied. All are on Form B and headed County of Stafford. Petty Sessional Division of Leek. After the register number and the date, the forms gives the names of the prosecutor or complainant followed by the nature of the proceedings and how the case was dealt with. Then follows various columns relating to how the fines etc, were dealt with.
(E) Schedule of Deeds relating to the Manor or Lordship of Winkburne, Nottinghamshire received from Mr Hill and delivered to
Mr. Michael Daintry to who the Manor was mortgaged as security for a loan of £8296-0s-6d. Solicitor Mills & Cruso, Leek. Dated January 1788. The deeds range in date from the reign of Henry 6th (1422-1461) to 1748. The property originally belonged to the Prior and Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem whose immunities and
privileges were confirmed by the first mentioned deed.
Did you know that there is a painting of
a Bednall in the Royal Collection? Visit
the Royal Collection website to see Private Joseph Bednall
(1802-1833) of the 12th (The Prince of Wales) Royal Lancers.
See also the inscription on his gravestone in Ballincollig
Bednall Collection holds the "Copy
Letter Books " of Messrs
Challinor & Co, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire covering the period
from 1845 to 1936. Its holdings also includes the firm's pay, cash
and other ledgers, bound and
partnership ledgers for the period from 1850 to 1923 and 13 diaries.
Although the books have been cleaned and shelved listing has
still to be carried out. Each volume is indexed in alphabetical order by
customer name and ideally all these indexes would be listed in a
searchable database. However, this is unlikely to happen
for some considerable time.
The Bednall Family Name
Information on the Bednalls
the Erewash & Amber Valley
The Bednall Collection
Archive of original documents,
ledgers, plans, etc
Leek & District Historical Society
and other activities
The Blind Beggar's Daughter
of Bednall Green