Bednall Collection: No.s 150 to 175
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REFERENCE 150 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Macclesfield, Congleton, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Burton; Challinor; Shaw

DESCRIPTION Consols Assurance Association : Copy order, 30 July 1868, of a proposal by Mr Burton re the costs of winding up the Association including calls upon the Contributories beyond the amount of the subscribed capital should be paid by the Contributories and not by the Assets and unpaid Capital.

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REFERENCE 151 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Macclesfield, Congleton, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Hammersley; Potts; Middleton; Challinor; Shaw; Jessel; Gregory

DESCRIPTION Consols Assurance Association : Copy summons, 1881, in the High Court, Chancery Division to hear an application by John Potts as one of the shareholders and as executor of George Hammersley and on behalf of the surviving executors of Isaac Middleton re reference of certain matters to the Taxing Master. It gives some indication of remaining costs. George Jessel was Master of the Rolls.

 

REFERENCE 152 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Macclesfield, Congleton, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Hammersley; Potts; Simmons; Ashurst; Gregory; Swinnerton; Jones; Hooley; Scott; Pierce; Tucker; Robinson; Fernihough; Jessel; Cothall; Glanville; Shaw; Bailey; Rawle; Dailey; Sneyd

DESCRIPTION Consols Assurance Association : Messrs Challinor & Co's further charges 1869 to 1871. Fine draft

 

REFERENCE 153 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Sheffield, Yorkshire; Kirknewton, Coldstream.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Ellis; Smith; Broomhead; Wightman; Moore; Cruso

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 11 September 1901 From Broomhead , Wightman & Moore, solicitors, Sheffield, to C.C Ellis Esq., of Haregate, Leek, Staffs.re the Reverend J.Smith, deceased, and Knivedon, Leek. Mentions price wanted by Mrs Smith for the property 4500. They wanted to know whether the term Knivedon Farm included the farm tenant or the plantation, quarry, cottage and meadow as well.

 

REFERENCE 154 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Sheffield, Yorkshire; Kirknewton, Coldstream.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Smith; Broomhead; Wightman; Moore.

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 14 October 1901 From Broomhead , Wightman & Moore, solicitors, Sheffield, to E. Challinor, Leek, Staffs. re the Reverend J.Smith, deceased, and Knivedon, Leek. Confirming that the price was that for the whole estate free from Annuities. Lower price if annuities payable by the estate. There were 4 annuitants, all female, one receiving 30 and the others 5 a year. Power to get stone was reserved by the Leek Inclosure Award and affects about 1.5 acres of the stone quarry and 0.5 acres of the field at the extreme North West corner of the estate adjoining the road. Two years rent for the house would be 250. There was a mortgage on the estate of 1500 at 4%.

 

REFERENCE 155 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Sheffield, Yorkshire; Kirknewton, Coldstream.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Smith; Broomhead; Wightman; Moore.

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 18 October 1901, from Broomhead, Wightman & Moore, solicitors, Sheffield, to E. Challinor, Leek, Staffs. Concerns the Reverend J.Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton and owner of Knivedon, Leek. Challinor & Shaw offered 3900. Broomhead disputed the value allowed for the annuities and suggested 500 rather than 614 -15s -0d that Challinor & Co,. wanted. A tracing of the two plots affected by the Inclosure award. These show Knivedon, the Buxton Road and Pike Hall on the Buxton Road as well as the two plots

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REFERENCE 156 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Smith; Shaw; Dolby; Riddell

DESCRIPTION Draft understanding to effect a release, 27 May 1894 re The Beneficiaries under the will of the Revd Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton, to the Executors of Richard Smith's will. Arthur Shaw, Leek. The beneficiaries were: Edith Smith, Harriette Smith; W.W.Smith; Gertrude Julia Riddell; and Maria Beatrice Hudson Dolby. Edith Smith of 76 Southbank street, Leek was one of the trustees and executors of Revd.R. Smith's will.

 

REFERENCE 157 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Rushton, Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Smith; Shaw; Dolby; Riddell

DESCRIPTION Draft understanding to effect a release, dated 27 May 1894, by Joseph Challinor and Thomas Shaw as trustees of a settlement of real estate at Rushton near Leek made on 17 October 1868 by the Revd Richard Smith deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton. Edith, Harriette and W W Smith, Gertrude Julia Riddell and Maria Beatrice Hudson Dolby, beneficiaries under the Revd. Richard Smith's will all acknowledged their acceptance of the sale of the property and their receipt of the proceeds.

 

REFERENCE 158 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Smith ; Challinor ; Shaw ;

DESCRIPTION Account, dated 15 February 1894, showing the division of the net profits of A.H.Shaw as solicitor to the trustees of the will and settlement of the Revd. Richard Smith, Vicar of Kirk Newton.

 

REFERENCE 159 LOCATION Not put away

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; May;

DESCRIPTION Letter from William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to W.B.Badnall at 5 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, London dated 2 June 1873. Concerns "Loop Line" and difficulty of "them" restoring the face of the marl without prejudice to the line., Asks Mr Badnall to prepare a draft arbitration agreement. This refers to the North Staffordshire Railway loop line which affected a marl pit belonging to the May Company. There are pencilled notes on the rear concerning the effect on the May Company business as Clay Dealers, Brick, Pipe Tile, and Sanitary Pan Manufacturers.

 

REFERENCE 160 LOCATION Not put away

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES Spout Brook;

PERSONS Putnam; Stubbs; Adams; Goodwin; Birch; Hudson; Bull; Reddish; Fogg; Mellor; Baddele; Smith; Bassett; Burton; Roberts; Byrne; Everett; Allen; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft conveyance dated 13 July 1881 by William Putnam late of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer but now of Clee Hills, Ludlow, Salop, stone Merchant and Pownall Stubbs of Leek, silk manufacturer, Trustees under the will of the late Francis Reddish, to James Adams of Leek, of five houses and premises in Pickwood Road, Leek. Occupied by Isaac Fogg the elder, Samuel Mellor, Richard Goodwin, Mary Smith and James Baddeley. The draft is signed in red ink as "approved". The amount paid for the premises was 600.

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REFERENCE 161 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mappin; Webb; Thorpe; Clemsha; Clowes; Whittles; Sugden; Mason; Hulme; Finney; Haig; Cartwright; Piddoche; Carter; Beljam; Sinclair; Gorden; Warren; Dale; Shaw; Thurlby; Jenkinson; Allan; Paxton;

DESCRIPTION Solicitor' executorship account, 6 September 1887 re the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton. (Document marked A continued). Includes purchase of fixtures and fittings of Kirk Newton Vicarage by the Revd. Morris Piddoche and payments to the Vicar for dilapidations according to an order of the Bishop of Newcastle of 23 Sept. 1886.

 

REFERENCE 162 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Shaw; Riddell; Challinor; Smith; Dale; Walwyn; Dolby; Ratcliffe; Naden; Newall; Astles; Byford; Trafford; Hand; Knowles; Brindley; Brough; Nicholson;

DESCRIPTION Solicitor' executorship account, dated 27 January 1891, re trusts of the will of the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton, who died 12 January 1886. Will proven at the Principal Registry 4 May 1886. Statement of account to annex to agreement to execute a release etc. (Document marked B). Includes costs incurred re sale of cottage at Rushton near Leek, Staffs., income from estate including that bequeathed to his widow Harriette Smith, the rent of Redway Cottage, Rushton near Leek which was sold on 13 Sept. 1893. A note indicates that Maria Beatrice Hudson Smith married Alfred W. Dolby.

 

REFERENCE 163 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Shaw; Smith; Buxton; Brindley;

DESCRIPTION Solicitor' executorship account, 27 January 1894, re settlement made by the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton. Draft statement of account to annex to agreement to execute a release etc.. by Joseph Challinor and Thomas Shaw the trustees of deed of settlement of The Pit Stacks at Rushton, Staffordshire dated 17 October 1868. Nathan Buxton rented the whole of the property which was subsequently purchased by Mrs Elizabeth Brindley on 13 September 1893. Shows relevant expences and payment of 133 -14s shares to each of the Revd R. Smith's 6 children.

 

REFERENCE 164 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Rushton, Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Shaw; Smith; Buxton; Riddell; Dolby; Brindley; Brearley;

DESCRIPTION Account, dated 27 January 1894, of J. Challinor and Thomas Shaw, trustees of the settlement made by the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton, to Arthur H. Shaw, solicitor, Leek. Covers all expenses incurred in selling the Ruston property which included 3 meadow closes with a building on, of about 11 acres 1 rood 33 perches, near the vicarage which were sold to Mrs Brindley for 845.

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REFERENCE 165 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Rushton, Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Shaw; Smith; Brearley; Sumner; Dale

DESCRIPTION Account, 27 January 1894, of Miss Edith Smith and Mr Thomas Shaw, surviving trustees of the will of the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirk Newton, to Arthur H. Shaw, solicitor, Leek . Covers all expenses incurred in selling Redway Cottage, which was situated near Rushton Vicarage and was sold to Mr Simon Myatt Sumner for 132 - 10s. NB cottage then occupied by Joseph Dale.

 

REFERENCE 166 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Rushton, Leek, Staffs.; Kirknewton, Northumberland.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Shaw; Smith; Dale; Dolby; Riddell;

DESCRIPTION Draft Inland Revenue Estate Duty Affidavit, 27 January 1894, re the proceeds of the sale of real estate under the will of the Revd. Richard Smith, deceased, Vicar of Kirknewton, Northumberland. It refers to real estate which on the death of Harriette Smith, widow, on 5 August 1893, passed to Reginald Richard Smith, William Wilkinson Smith, Edith Smith, Harriette Smith, Gertrude Julia Riddell and Maria Beatrice Hudson Dolby under the will dated 25 December 1885, of the Revd. Richard Smith who died 12 January 1886. Edith Smith of 76 South bank Street, Leek, Staffs., spinster, was one of the trustees, Thomas Shaw the other. The property was Redway Cottage, cowhouse and land on the east side of the old turnpike road leading from Rushton towards Leek, at Rushton. Area 1387 square yards. Occupier : Joseph Dale. Rent 6 p.a.

 

REFERENCE 167 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffs.;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips ; Hilliard ; Hand ; Spencer

DESCRIPTION Handwritten inventory by William Hilliard, 15 February 1869, of the furniture and effects of William Phillips, "a person of unsound mind" which were "retained for the use of the said William Phillips" by the Revd. John Hand. The inventory was signed by John Hand on 2 March 1869 and witnessed by Thomas Spencer, his gardener.

 

REFERENCE 168 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Bradnop, Shallowford, Staffs.; Chester ; London ; Hollam, Hampshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Shaw ; Leigh ; Mills ; Stanley ; Salt ; Hollinshead ; Okeover ; Booth ; Chawner ; Simpson ; Malkin ; Day ; Blow ; Low ; Wood ; Hurst ; Stafford ; Colclough ; Burnett ; Hayward ; Roberts ; Brett ; Anderson ; Locker ; Holliday ; Atwick ; Cotton ; Daintry ;

DESCRIPTION Abstract of the title of Mr William Shaw to a farm at Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire which was once part of the Ashenhurst Hall Estates. Redfern, Leek. Pedigrees of Hollinshead, Okeover and Leigh on first page . Contains abstract of the title of Thomas Mills and John Leigh as trustees and executors of Mrs Francis Salt, to Ashenhurst Hall and demesne. A fine of 24 Geo. 2nd lists 36 messuages, 6 cotts, 2 water corn mills, 42 gardens, 36 orchards, 600 acres of land, 250 acres of meadow, 400 acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood, 200 acres of furze and heath, in Ashenhurst, Bradnop, Leek and Ipstones plus tithes from 3 messuages, 3 gardens, 3 orchards, 30 acres of lands, 20 acres of meadows and 50 acres of pasture in Bradnop. Extracts from the wills of various members of the Stanley, Brett and other families

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REFERENCE 169 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Bradnop, Shallowford, Staffs.; Chester ; London ; Hollam, Hampshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Johnson; Stonehewer ; Mills ; Oakden ; Brindley ; Shaw ; Grundy ; Bentley ; Gould ; Bowers ; Frost ; Brassington ; Alcock ; Hall ; Locket ; Mobberley ; Leigh ; Salt; Cherry ; Anderson ; Ball ; Bratt

DESCRIPTION Abstract of the title, 1744 - 1809, of Mr William Shaw to a farm at Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire which was once part of the Ashenhurst Hall Estates. Redfern, Leek. Pedigrees of Hollinshead, Okeover and Leigh on first page. (Continued from previous).

 

REFERENCE 170 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Cruso ; Searight ; Challinor ; Ford ; Foxall ; Chambre ; Atkinson ; Challinor ; Hammersley ; Shaw ;

DESCRIPTION Copy declaration, September 1862, by John Cruso, Esq. as to the family of the late Mr Beath Searight, of Liverpool, merchant, and his wife Betty nee Ford. The couple were married at St. Nicholas's Church, Liverpool in February 1803 and they had 11 children. Document gives names, dates and places of birth , marriages and death. One of Beath Searight's daughters , Anne, was John Cruso's (2nd) wife. Three of the males children died unmarried and intestate. Cruso was Hugh Ford's executor and trustee of his estates near Stockwell Street, Market Street and Derby Street in Leek which he had lately ( 18 September 1862) sold to William Challinor, George Hammersley and Thomas Shaw.

 

REFERENCE 171 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 4th drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Cruso ; Searight ; Ford ; Bullock ; Catlow; Bacon ; Hulme ; Daintry ;

DESCRIPTION Draft release, 12 October 1835, from Mrs Betty Searight of Liverpool, widow, & Mr Wm. Searight of Liverpool, Master Mariner, to the John Cruso the younger of Leek, Staffs. and Hugh Ford Bacon late of Coppenhall, Chester but now of Christ's College, Cambridge, executors of the will ( 12 February 1819) of Hugh Ford for the sum of 250 advanced to Mr William Searights expectant share. Engrossed by Thomas Bullock on 14 September 1835. 

 

REFERENCE 172 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Carr; Ward; Low; Ellis; Ball; Russell; Redfern; Bloore; Hacker; Allen

DESCRIPTION Draft appointment of new trustees, 21 April 1868, under the will of Mr Lilley Ellis, deceased, in the place of James Bloore and Thomas Carr, deceased. Engrossed 17/4/68 Redfern & Son, Leek, Staffordshire. The indenture is between (1) Edward Newton Carr of Leek, silk manufacturer, and (2) John Ward, silk manufacturer also of Leek and accountant Alexander Low. Cites Indenture dated 3 January 1853 between James Bloore, Thomas Carr, John Heathcote Hacker and the will of Lilley Ellis, 3 April 1843, in which he bequeathed all his money, securities, stock in trade, debts due and owing and all other personal, estates to his friend and partner John Russell and his Book keeper Charles Ball as trustees. Appointment of John Russell revoked by codicil 19 February 1847 and James Bloore substituted. Lilly Ellis died 10 March 1847; Charles Ball died 1 October 1852 and Thomas Carr was appointed trustee in his place. James Bloore died 16 November 1864. Thomas Carr died 30 November 1867 but by his will (16 September 1867) appointed his sister Isabella and brother Edward Newton Carr executors. E.N.Carr wished to appoint two new trustees of Lilley Ellis's estates. This draft carries a red ink note on the margin of the last page stating that the draft had been approved on behalf of Messrs. Ward & Low by Hacker & Allen.

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REFERENCE 173 LOCATION Filing Cab 2, 3rd drawer

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Carr; Ward; Low; Ellis; Ball; Russell; Redfern; Bloore; Hacker; Allen

DESCRIPTION Draft appointment of new trustees, 21 April 1868, under the will of Mr Lilley Ellis, deceased, in the place of James Bloore and Thomas Carr, deceased. Engrossed 17/4/68 Redfern & Son, Leek, Staffordshire. This is a rough draft and very similar to the draft approved by Hacker & Allen.

 

REFERENCE 174 LOCATION Box 6 /13

PLACES Congleton, Swettenham, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brookes ; Antrobus ; Shelley ;Sherrard ;

DESCRIPTION Photocopy of the will and inventory of Sarah Brooks of Congleton, spinster, 1721. Original in the Cheshire Record Office. Her mother Ann and Joan Sherrard of Swettenham were bondswomen. John Antrobus and James Shelley were appraisers. Total value of inventory 108 : 13s : 4d.

 

REFERENCE 175 LOCATION Box 6 /14

PLACES Congleton, Swettenham, Cheshire; Whitgreave, Butterton, Bridgford, Walton by Stone, Saltone,

Marstone, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wolrich ; Sutton ; Endon ; Keene ; Thorp ; Bourne ; Jackson ;Ward ; Lycett ; Till ; Amery ; Hobson ; Bayley ; Toft ; Horderne ; Stonier ;

DESCRIPTION Photocopy of the will and inventory of Thomas Wolrich of Congleton, Cheshire Probate at Chester 1720. The will was witnessed by Thomas Endon, Peter Thorp and Thomas Keene. His executors were John Sutton of Endon, Staffordshire, John Jackson of Congleton, Alderman, Ralph Stonier of Heyhill, Biddulph, Brazier. These executors, together with William Bourne the younger, of Little Chell, were also the guardians of Wolrich's daughters Sarah and Mary. His house in Congleton (which had more than 7 rooms) he left to be shared by his mother Elizabeth and his wife Ann. He also assigned part of his new erected house in Moody Street, Congleton to his wife and her assigns. Trustees assigned estates in Congleton and his Manor of Whitgreave, and in Butterton, Bridgford, Walton by Stone Saltone, Marstone, Staffordshire, for his son Thomas and his heirs or failing the latter to his two daughters. His daughters were to receive 270 (Sarah); 230 (Mary); 100 (Ann).