Bednall Collection: No.s 1 to 25   

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 1 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 2/1
PLACES Burslem, Leek; Claughton, Lancashire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Badnall; May; Hoare; Phillips; Bowen; Challinor; Hand; Howard; Mayer; Richardson;
DESCRIPTION Signed and witnessed bond of Indemnity dated 1873 re Sun Life Policy 6509 dated 12 June 1838. Wm.B.Badnall, C.B.May of Burslem and Marianne Bowen, widow of Percival Bowen of Claughton, Lancashire, were bound to Joseph Hoare Chairman of the Sun Life Assurance Co. in sum of £2500. Marianne Bowen was Marianne Hand, spinster, when her marriage settlement was drawn up on 16 June 1838 . Other parties to the agreement included John Hand and Charles Phillips Hand. Charles P. Hand died in 1850. William Beaumont Badnall was made a trustee of the settlement in 1851. John Hand died in 1870.

REFERENCE 2 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 2/2
PLACES Cauldon
FIELD NAMES Big Catholes; The Low; The Bauks; Big Shaw; Little Shaw; Well Shaw; the Bank; the Flatt; the Barnfield.
PERSONS Badnall; Bower May; Smith; Challinor; Coates ; Sillito; Onions; Howard;
DESCRIPTION Deed re further charge, dated 13 July 1874 between George Smith, of Cauldon, Staffordshire, farmer, and Wm.B.Badnall of Leek, Staffs. and Charles Bower May of Burslem, coal proprietor, (the mortgagees). Badnall and May loaned Smith £500 on the security of property in Cauldon and Waterfall. Field names, areas. etc. are given. Hand written notes in the margin and interpolations give details of a further mortgages in 1875 and 1876.

REFERENCE 3 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/1
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Tharme; Wardle
DESCRIPTION Bill 1st April 1842 To John Tharme from Joshua Wardle Silk & Cotton Dyer. Total Amount £39-15s-4d.

REFERENCE 4 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/2
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Tatton; Wardle
DESCRIPTION Copy Agreement for Sale & Purchase 1 Feb. 1872 Samuel Tatton and Thomas Wardle.For £3500. Lynney Meadow, dyehouses, six dwellings, the Hencroft and dyehouses in Mill St. Leek.
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REFERENCE 5 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/3
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Tatton;
DESCRIPTION Inventory of Samuel Tatton's dyeworks on the Hencroft and in Mill Street, Leek After 1853.

REFERENCE 6 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/4
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Tatton; Cruso; Davenport
DESCRIPTION Letter from Samuel Tatton to John Cruso 17 April 1845. Re problems with lease of premises from Nathan Davenport . Tatton's wish to enlarge business. Need for hard water

REFERENCE 7 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/5
PLACES Leek, Staffs; Surrey;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Steventon; Young; Gilbert; Wardle
DESCRIPTION Settlement 25 Oct.1887, Mrs Mary Thomasina Steventon to Messrs Wm. Young & Gilbert Chas. Wardle Silk Dyer, No. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Spout St." part of Theatre now part of Swan"

REFERENCE 8 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/1
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Gilbert; Joynson; Booth
DESCRIPTION Abstract of Title dated 1945, of Messrs Gilbert to dyeworks in Ball Haye Road, Leek Land formerly Joynsons Field or Four days work. Formerly T.H.Booth' tannery.

REFERENCE 9 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/2
PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Sleigh; Challinor; Alsop; Smith; Clowes; Thornycroft; Davenport;
DESCRIPTION Accounts headed "Messrs Sleigh's Receipts and Payments with Mr Challinor" dating from 1794 to 1800.
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REFERENCE 10 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/3
PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;
FIELD NAMES Knights Hill; Kings Hill; Spout Croft; stable Field; Three Day Field; the Pingle;
PERSONS Barnes; Sleigh; Wardle; Bullock; Malkin; Hudson; Twigg; Maskery; Daniels; Clarke; Sutton; Abbott; Van Tuyl; Killmister; Proctor;
DESCRIPTION Agreement, dated 27 November 1879, between the Revd. Jeremiah Barnes of Bentley Cottage near Ashbourne, Clerk, and Hugh Sleigh of St. Edward Street, Leek with regard to the sale and purchase of several houses, land etc. situate on or near Canal Street and Saint Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The property included the house in Spout Street "now called St. Edward Street" "now in the occupation of Ann Twigg and Thomas Maskery; land called Knightshill or Kings Hill; a house on the West side of St. Edward Street on 1300 square yards of land then occupied by Thomas Wardle; and much other property which was purchased by the Misses Van Tuyl earlier in the century. Sleigh paid £6000 for the for the property. The agreement is signed and witnessed.

REFERENCE 11 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/4
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire; London;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Cruso; Russell; Jennings; Bolton; Heywood;
DESCRIPTION Three documents relating to a case and Counsel's opinion re dispute concerning John Cruso's Spout St. property and in particular a road to a shade . (1) Dated 17 Nov. 1826. This document states " However, at the entrance to 1 ( the path) from the Street (St. Edward Street) there was always a common footway which is very much used and where there used to be a large white gate which gate at 1 was frequently shut and the footway passed over a stile close to the gable end of the house at 3 and so on through the yard to 4 and from then thro' several lands to a turnpike road ". The shade was at the bottom of the garden to house 3 and had windows from top to bottom which looked into the yard and the footway but had no door on the footway side of the building. The shade was untenanted at the time due to trade being so bad. House 3 overlaps the footway by 4ft. The question asked concerned the owner of the shade's interest in breaking out a door into the footway to make it more useful particularly if turned into a house. Counsel was asked to decide whether or not this could be done. (2) appears to be a further copy of (1). (3) is a letter from John Cruso to Benjamin Fanshaw Heywood requiring him to " rebuild and restore to its original state and height that part of the boundary or division wall between the yard or entry belonging to me and the premises belonging to you situate in Spout Street in Leek"...." and also remove the bricks, planks, stones, materials, rubbish and other matters and things..." He warned him not to make out any windows, doors etc. in the wall. This document was dated 18 March 1834.

REFERENCE 12 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/5
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Gilbert; Clowes; Waterhouse
DESCRIPTION Conveyance 25 Oct. 1945, of land & tannery at Ball Haye Road, Leek from Messrs Jos., Amos & Chas. Gilbert to Messrs Rich & John Clowes and J.R.Waterhouse.

REFERENCE 13 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/6
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Badnall; Cutting; Birch; Carr; Challinor; Chorley; Coupland; Critchlow; Cruso; Flint; Ford; Fowler; Fynney; Grosvenor; Gaunt; Griffin; Killmister; Lucas; Phillips; Sleigh; Sutton; Thompson; Ward; Wardle; Woolfe; Young; Townsend; Parker;
DESCRIPTION Printed copy of the act of 20 May 1825 for lighting, watching, cleansing and improving the town of Leek, Staffordshire. It was Mr Cruso's copy.
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REFERENCE 14 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Bagley; Mellor; Worthington;
DESCRIPTION Memo from J. Bagley & T. Mellor, of A. J.Worthington Co. Portland Mills, Leek re erection of additional buildings. 4th March 1904 Propose each lend £750.

REFERENCE 15 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/8
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES Joynsons Field; Four Day Work;
PERSONS Gilbert; Clowes; Waterhouse; Travis; Perkins; Booth; Challinor; Shaw;
DESCRIPTION Signed, stamped particulars & conditions of sale of land & tannery at Ball Haye Road, Leek from Messrs J., A. & C. Gilbert to Messrs R. & J. Clowes and J.R.Waterhouse, Silk Dyers, for £4000.

REFERENCE 16 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/9
PLACES Leek. Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Wright; Hall; Fergyson;
DESCRIPTION Inventory of the machinery and fixtures of a silk mill and shade on London Street, Leek, Staffordshire occupied by Messrs Wright & Hall which was to be sold at the George Hotel on 13 May 1880. Fergyson & Son. The rooms include counting house, top warehouse, lower front warehouse, Lower back warehouse, shade, boiler house, engine house, drying room, mill room, middle room, top room. The engine was a 4 h.p. steam engine.

REFERENCE 17 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/10
PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Walker; Howard; Mitchell; Davenport; Massey; Adams; Baskerville;
DESCRIPTION Plan by Thomas Brearley & Son, Surveyors, Leek, Staffordshire of the large brick house in the centre of the Market Place, Leek, opposite the Red Lion. Shows the Market Place generally to a scale of 1cm = 2ft. Names of adjacent property owners shown. The fountain is shown in place in the Market Place.

REFERENCE 18 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/11
PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Coldstream, Berwickshire; Kirknewton, Northumberland; Edinburgh;
FIELD NAMES Debank Field; Priest Field; Carteledge; Priest Copy;
PERSONS Smith; Robison; Debank; Austen; Gilman; Prince; Coupland; Badnall, Challinor; Crompton; Brough ; Finney Gaunt; Riddell; Shaw; Tayler; Pheeps;
DESCRIPTION Attested copy conveyance, dated 29 September 1875, by the Revd. Richard Smith of Rushton Vicarage, Leek, Staffs. and his mortgagee to John Robinson of Westwood, Leek, of Debank Farm, Leek, Staffordshire. Also a copy release dated 31 December 1886 by the Executors of the late Revd. Richard Smith to John Robinson. The first document sites a release dated 25/26 March 1811 between Elizabeth Debank and Thomas Smith of Knivedon, Leek, farmer. Thomas Smith's will was dated 25 August 1864 and in it bequests are made to his sons Thomas and Richard and his daughter Mary. One son, William, had died in the testator's lifetime. Gives details of the family of his son William. Thomas died on 8 October 1864. The release was made by Edith Smith of Ivy Lodge, Coldstream, Berwick, Scotland, spinster, and other executors of the will of Richard Smith to Robinson. The Revd. Richard Smith had died at Kirknewton, Northumberland on 12 January 1886 and his will was proved at the Principal Registry on 4 May 1886.(with map and field names)
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REFERENCE 19 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 1/12
PLACES Macclesfield
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Mottershead; Roe; Lankford;
DESCRIPTION Articles of Agreement 10 Aug. 1747 Jasper Mottershead & Sam. Lankford and Charles Roe.re lease of Little Mill Field & Great Mill Field. Right to make sough from Sutton Mills.

REFERENCE 20 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/6
PLACES Rushton Spencer
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Wardle; Cook
DESCRIPTION Agreement dated 15th June 1850 for dissolution of partnership between George Wardle and James Cook- Silk Dyers. Includes sale of Mr Wardle's share to Mr Cook.

REFERENCE 21 LOCATION Trunk 1 Folder 1/7
PLACES Leek
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Wardle;
DESCRIPTION Conveyance 7 April 1906 from devisees of Joshua Wardle to Sir Thomas Wardle & George Wardle of Leek Brook, silk dyer, of Sheephouse Farm, Leek.

REFERENCE 22 LOCATION Large Box No.3/1
PLACES Leek, Lowe, Tittesworth, Leekfrith
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Earl of Macclesfield; Bentley ;Booth Grey ;Sneyd ;Thornicroft ;Wilkinson ;Nicholls ;Daintry ;Mills ; Fowler ;Chorley ;Grosvenor ;Hulme ; Weston;
DESCRIPTION Copy of Act for Inclosing Lands in Leek, Staffordshire.1805. Earl of Macclesfield and leading proprietors given powers to inclose 3000 acres of commons and waste lands John Boultbee,Thomas Rowley & Joseph Gould, Commissioners. Matthew Weston-Surveyor.

REFERENCE 23 LOCATION Large Box No.3/2/1
PLACES Alstonfield, Leek, Staffordshire
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Badnall; Challinor;
DESCRIPTION Milward v Alstonfield Parish. Papers of Challinor Badnall & Challinor relating to a boundary dispute between Leek and Alstonfield Parish Councils with regard to Poor Rates payable by Broncote Farm in Heathy Low, Alstonfield.
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REFERENCE 24 LOCATION Large Box No.3/2/2
PLACES Upper Hulme, Leek, Leekfrith, Alstonfield, Endon
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Thomas Heaton, John Heaton, Badnall, Challinor, Milward,
DESCRIPTION Milward v Alstonfield Parish. Bill from Land Agent Thomas Heaton to Messrs Challinor & Co, 1858, for producing plans of Alstonfield & Leekfrith. Includes meeting with Milward and Badnall at Endon.

REFERENCE 25 LOCATION Large Box No.3/2/3
PLACES Upper Hulme, Leek, Leekfrith, Alstonfield, Endon
FIELD NAMES
PERSONS Lowndes; Lomas; Stone; Pashley; Lumley; Milward; Gilpin; Wood;
DESCRIPTION Milward v Alstonfield Parish. Copies of correspondence between Poor Law Board, W. Lowndes, Overseers of Heathylea & Leekfrith. July/Aug. 1861.

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