Bednall Collection June 1999 :No.s 111 to 125

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REFERENCE 111 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs.
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Hall; Worthington; Talbot;
DESCRIPTION
Letter, 31 May 1904, from John Hall of Brough, Nicholson and Hall, Leek, Staffordshire to Edward Worthington of A. J. Worthington & Co. drawing his attention to "another case" in which a girl who had been taken on by the firm from domestic service and trained so as to be proficient in certain trimming work had been enticed to join Worthingtons by higher wages. Hall expressed his view that they had a legitimate claim to her services in view of the cost they had been put to. He said that " this " this kind of thing can only lead to embitered relations.
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112 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. Stockton, County Durham
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Ford; Middleton; Phillips; Mills
DESCRIPTION
Draft affidavit, 14 January 1785, in Chancery, re debt of £22 - 6 - 6d owed by Thomas Middleton ( a bankrupt ) of Stockton, Durham, mercer, to Hugh Ford of Leek, Button merchant and his partner Thomas Phillips for goods delivered. Sworn before ..Mills.

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113 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. ; Doncaster;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Ford; Phillips; Hadfield Mills
DESCRIPTION
Draft affidavit, 24 November 1782, in Kings Bench, re debt of £25 - 4 - 0d owed by Cham Hadfield of Doncaster, chapman, to Thomas Phillips and his partner Hugh Ford of Leek, Button merchants, for goods sold and delivered. Sworn before ..Mills.

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114 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. ; New Sarum, Wiltshire;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Key; Lucas; Lloyd; Hanbury; Taylor; Bowman;
DESCRIPTION
Draft affidavit, 178?, in Chancery, re debt of £37 - 17 - 0d owed by Abraham Ford? of New Sarum, bankrupt, to William Key ( a Quaker) and his partner James Lucas of Leek, Button merchants, on promissory note of the Bankrupt which was to pay the debt off within 4 months at Messrs Hanbury Taylor Lloyd & Bowman, Bankers, London (plus 17s 5d for the expense of this note, plus the sum of £4 : 1 : 9 being the balance of account. Total debt £42 : 16 : 2.

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115 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. ;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Sutton; Tompkinson; Pratt;
DESCRIPTION
Miss Sutton's account with E. Tomkinson May/June 1807. £504. 7s . 2d

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116 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. ; Dublin;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Gaunt; Walsh; Lucas; Cruso; Coupland DESCRIPTION Claim in Chancery, dated 11 December 1817, for a debt of £154 - 8s - 2d owed by Thomas Walsh of Dublin, merchant, dealer and chapman (Bankrupt) to Richard Gaunt and his partner Samuel Lucas of Leek, silk manufacturers for goods sold and delivered to Walsh. Document is signed by Gaunt and carried a two shilling official stamp. 
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117 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. ;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Sutton; Pegg; Rogers
DESCRIPTION
Copy of the will, 4 March 1800, of John Sutton of Leek, Staffs., Ribbon Merchant. All his real and personal estates were bequeathed to his sisters Sarah and Mary whom he also appointed as his executors. NB the paper on which the copy is written carries a date mark 1802.


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118 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs. Colchester, Essex ;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Fitch; Gaunt; Lucas; Cruso
DESCRIPTION
Draft claim in Chancery for a debt, December 1815, of £8 . 1s . 0d owed by Joseph Fitch, of Colchester, Linen draper, & haberdasher (Bankrupt) to Richard Gaunt of Leek, silk manufacturer, and his partner Samuel Lucas. Endorsed Ingross & sworn 5 Dec 1815 Cruso Leek 

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119 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs.
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Sutton ; Thompson ; Jordan
DESCRIPTION
Copy of the will, 6 February 1787, of Benjamin Sutton of Leek, Staffs. , Ribbon Merchant. Bequests of £60 to his brother William for life plus £5 - 5s for mourning. Bequests £300 each to his sisters Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary Sutton. Residue of his real and personal estate to his brother John and his brother in law Thomas Sutton. Will was witnessed by Nathan Sutton, George Thompson and William Jordon.

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120 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs.; Macclesfield ;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Fenton; Sheldon; Godwin; Shaw; Challinor.
DESCRIPTION
Deed, dated 1 September 1892, of the dissolution of the partnership of Sheldon and Fenton, Silk Manufacturers, Leek, Staffs. A hand written, pencilled, note on the front states that "This deed belongs  to & must be returned to us Challinor & Shaw-Leek". It also carries the stamp " County Court Macclesfield 19 March 96 and "In Bankruptcy No. 3 of 1896 B." It is signed by the parties and stamped. The witness was Arthur H. Shaw. The indenture is between John Edward Fenton of Leek and John Sheldon of Leek and cites the original deed of partnership made between them on 1 January 1873 to carry on the business of silk manufacture at the Britannia Mills in West Street, Leek for a term of 10 years. The partners were occupiers of part of the Britannia Mills and machinery, fixtures and fittings as tenants of Esther Godwin, Stephen Hall Godwin and Arthur William Godwin. They "possessed" certain fixed and moveable engines, plant, machinery, stock in trade etc. They dissolved the partnership and the firm was to continue in the sole control of John Sheldon to whom Fenton assigned all his interests in the partnership in return for £5 a week for 1 year, £3 a week from then until 1st January 1895. 
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121 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Leek, Staffs.;
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Sutton; Cruso; Brett; Taylor; Ball; Ollershaw; Wieldon; Ward; Smith Daintry; Birtles; Challinor; Brindley; Malkin; Pilsbury; Nixon; Clulow; Dale; Sykes; Mellor; Badnall; Hunt; Pickford; Pickerill; etc
DESCRIPTION
Assignment and grant, 11 November 1815, of a shade, other buildings and land on Mill Street, Leek, Staffs. for the residue of a term of 1000 years as a mortgage for £1200. by Thomas Sutton, of Leek, silk manufacturer to John Cruso of Leek, gent. John Smith Daintry of Foden Top Bank, Prestbury was a third party in the agreement. Engrossed by G. Keates 26 January 1816. Cites a deed of 24 October 1767 between Joseph Mellor of Leek nephew & sole executor of ...Sykes of Leek, Button merchant and John Ward of Whitgreave, Staffs., yeoman. Property included houses formerly converted into three dwellings and then in holdings of John Ball, Elizabeth Birtles; Martha wife of John Challinor but late then taken down and rebuilt and was in holding of Mrs Mary Brett widow, at a rent of £6. Another house adjoining where Jonathon Brindley used to dwell but then in the holding and tenure of Thomas Ball at a rent of £2. Another cottage adjoining formerly occupied by Elizabeth Taylor then ..Malkin widow but then William Pilsbury at a rent of £1 - 5s a year. A further cottage adjoining where Henry Nixon used to dwell then formerly Edward Dale but now held by James Clulow -rent £1 -10s a year. Also 3 dwellings adjoining James Clulow's house where Arthur Ollershaw used to dwell, then Joshua Ball and now William Wieldon at a rent of £1 -10s a year. Also a new erected barn stable and gateway or carthouse in Mill Street adjoining the house of William Wieldon together with a yard, garden or croft at the back of about 1 acre then held by Joseph Mellor & Co. at a yearly rent of £7.and a cottage adjoining the gatehouse on one side and Mary Brett's house on the other, then in the tenure of Mrs Sarah Taylor at a rent of £4 - 10s a year. Assigned to John Ward for 1000 years at a peppercorn rent but contract redeemable by Mellor or his heirs etc. if £800 plus interest paid by a specified date. He failed to do so . Cites indenture of assignment and lease etc dated 25 May 1798 between (1) William Stevenson of Green Street, Cheapside, London; (2) William Elliot Elliot and John Elliot of Nottingham, Michael Daintry and John Ryle of Macclesfield (both since dead) of the estates of Joseph Mellor and George Pratt bankrupt Button, Twist and Silk Manufacturers (3)Joseph Mellor (4) John Cruso the residue of the 1000 years was assigned to Cruso in trust for (2). Also cites a further indenture of lease and release dated 26 & 27 July 1799 between (2) and Joseph Mellor and his wife Hannah; George Pratt; John Smith Daintry; and Henry Cheney of Sutton, Cheshire and John Cruso to J.S.Daintry in trust etc. agreement between (1) JSD and (2) Thomas Sutton (3) Charles Coupland whereby Sutton bought the property for £1750 . Sutton asked John Cruso to advance him £1200 and Cruso did so on a mortgage of the property. There then follows a further description of the property, which this time consisted of a Twister's shade on four floors previously occupied by Mellor & Pratt in Mill Street, Leek a house previously occupied by Samuel Hunt another previously occupied by Joseph Badnall and 4 houses occupied by William Pickerill, Thomas Earls, Thomas Pickerill and Samuel Plant. One 7 stalled stable, occupied by Mellor & Pratt, another formerly occupied by John Hargreaves plus gardens and croft behind the buildings extending backwards from Mill Street to the foot road from Leek towards Abbey Green containing 1 acres 0 roods 18 perches and late in the occupation of Thomas Sutton and his co-partners Misses Sutton the said Samuel Hunt and of Peter Crompton, John Plant, Elizabeth Pickford, Thomas Earls and Mary Bayley and formerly the estate and inheritence of Edward Sykes of Leek, Button Merchant, and devised by him to Joseph Mellor. The interest rate was 5%.

REFERENCE 122 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Bradley; Pimblott; Marshall; Moss; Hill; Turpin; Leah; Sadler; Tunnicliffe; Appleby; Wood; Casson
DESCRIPTION
Directors' 44th & 45th Half-yearly Report and Statement of Accounts of the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Ltd for the year ending Dec.31, 1910. Registered Office: London Road Mills, Macclesfield. President: Mr William Pimblott; Secretary ; Mr William Tunnicliffe; Bankers: The Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co. Ltd. Picture of the factory with, on the sides, "An Industrial Partnership" and " Established December 1888". Sales for the year were £21, 861 2s 11d. Several of the directors were members of the Co-operative Societies of Eccles, Hyde, Salford and Macclesfield. The meeting of shareholders was to be held in the Townley Street, Schoolroom, Macclesfield on 11 February 1911.
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123 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Tunnicliffe; May; Wain; Barnett;
DESCRIPTION
Letter in pencil, 19 May 1931 from William Tunnicliffe of the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Ltd to Messrs May & Wain, solicitors, Macclesfield, re Laura Barnett, deceased. Request that May & Wain pay cheque sent by the firm to Fence Avenue as a share dividend should be paid in to a bank so that it could be cleared from the firm's books.

REFERENCE 124 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Tunnicliffe; May; Wain; Barnett;
DESCRIPTION
Letter in pencil, 4 August 1931 from William Tunnicliffe of the Macclesfield Silk Manufacturing Society Ltd to Messrs May & Wain, solicitors, Macclesfield, re Laura Barnett, deceased. Thanks May & Wain for sending Laura Barnett's pass book and sending them a Dividend cheque for £10 -19 -0, the altered pass book, grant of administration etc.

REFERENCE 125 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer
PLACES
Macclesfield, Cheshire
FIELD NAME
PERSONS
Kershaw; Pattison; Smale; Jubb; Shatwell; Jordan; Seel; Hall; Scanlon
DESCRIPTION
Printed Memorandum and Articles of Association of James Kershaw ( Macclesfield) Ltd. Silk Manufacturers. Registered 20 February 1902. Carrying on the trade of Silk manufacturers, spinners, throwsters, dyers, finishers, weavers, braid, cord and trimming manufacturers and merchants in silk, hair, mohair, alpaca, flax, jute, hemp, woollen, worsted, cotton and other fibrous substances. Subscribers were: James Kershaw of Paradise Mills, Macclesfield; Henry Hall of 179 Newton Street, Macclesfield, Silk Warehouseman; Henry Seel, silk designer of 84 Crompton Road, Macclesfield; John Hall, Cashier, of 35 High Street, Macclesfield; Frank Kershaw, Paradise Mills, Macclesfield, silk manufacturer; Arthur Thomas Pattinson, Solicitor, District Bank Buildings, Macclesfield; Frederick Scanlon , 20 Cheapside, London, silk agent.

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