Bednall Collection: No.s 201 to 225 
The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 201 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 /1

PLACES Leek, Staffs.;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brearley; Henshaw; Hawkesworth; Hacker; Allen; Mountford Fynney; Anglebeck

DESCRIPTION Agreement , 20 November 1897, between the Leek Urban District Council and The Leek Liberal Club Company Ltd for the sale and purchase of a stable and 88 square yards of land on the southwest side of the Town Hall in Market Street, Leek for 200. The Liberal Club were proposing to build a new Club and this is shown on the plan. Building details include wall design of hollow construction filled with a material to deaden sound , a double roof lined with a slag wool and double glazed windows.

 

REFERENCE 202 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 2

PLACES Checkley, Leek, Staffs.; Stoke on Trent;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips; Howe; Camperdown; Buchanan; Clifton;

DESCRIPTION Lease, dated 30 August 1865, of certain springs at Tenford, Checkley, Staffordshire by Edward Howe of Everton, Lancaster, schoolmaster, to Mark Phillips, John William Phillips, Sir George Richard Phillips, Baronet, Robert Needham Phillips and James Chadwick (co-partners trading together as tape manufacturers under the name of John and Nathaniel Phillips and Company) for a rent of 50 p.a. and a premium of 100. The spring or well is described as lying at the end of a close known as Lower Great Tenford and had been used by the Phillips Company and their predecessors for many years with "liberty to pound up and convey away the water. They also acquired the right to take water from the Tenford Brook and duct it to the same land by means of a sough or ditch over or through the lands of Edward Howe. 

 

REFERENCE 203 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 3

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Carr; Thompson; Sleigh; Cutting; Perkin; Woolfe

DESCRIPTION Articles of Dissolution of Partnership, 1 March 1828, between Mr Thomas Carr, silk manufacturer of Leek, Staffordshire and George Thompson, silk manufacturer of the same place. Details terms of dissolution of their partnership which was to begin on the day of the date of this document. Utensils and fittings to be valued by Ralph Hyde and John Eyres, pieces attached to each and then distributed by ballot. John Sleigh and Richard Cutting were to act as final arbiters in case of dispute.

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REFERENCE 204 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Hounslow, Middlesex

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Orpe; Clemesha; Davenport; Newall; Baskerville; Howard; Jones; Brown; Rider; Edge; Jobbies

DESCRIPTION Conveyance and assignment, 28 November 1873, in trust for creditors by Henry Orpe, now of Hounslow, Middlesex but lately of Leek, silk manufacturer, trading as Orpe Brothers -the debtor, to William Clemesha and Henry Davenport both of Leek, silk manufacturers -the Trustees. Signed and sealed. List of creditors with amounts of debt totalling 554

 

REFERENCE 205 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 /5

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Sheldon; Fenton; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Articles of Partnership, 1 January 1873, between Messrs John Sheldon and John Edward Fenton (Sheldon & Fenton) trading as silk manufacturers in Leek, Staffordshire. The agreement was to run for 10 years unless otherwise dissolved in accordance with the terms stated. The firm's premises were part of the Britannia Mills in West Street, Leek which they had recently taken over. Partnership capital was 5000 supplied by the two partners equally and employed in the business at an interest of 4%. The Leek Branch of the Manchester and Liverpool District Banking Company was to be the firm's bankers. The document is signed and sealed and carries (1) a note in ink "In Bankruptcy No. 3 of 1896 A.

 

REFERENCE 206 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 6

PLACES Leek, Norton in the Moors, Endon Bank, Lichfield, Staffs; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Needham; Thacker; Smith; Stevenson; Condlyffe

DESCRIPTION Bond for Performance, dated 23 September 1776, in the sum of 600, from Joseph Needham of St. George's London, son and heir apparent of Joseph Needham late of Leek, Staffordshire, Button Merchant, deceased, to John Thacker of Bank, Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire, gent. The condition of the bond was that Needham his executors, assigns etc. would fulfil all agreements made in an indenture of assignment dated as the bond, between (1) John Smith of Lichfield, Staffs., Tanner, William Stevenson of Bryam Hay, Staffs., husbandman, the executors of William Ford of Endon Bank, Staffs., gent. and (2) Mary Needham of Macclesfield, widow and administratix of Joseph Needham of Leek, Button Merchant, deceased, (3) Joseph Needham (above bounden) (4) John Thacker of Bank, Norton in the Moors, Staffs. The document is signed, sealed and witnessed. Witnesses were William and Catherine Condlyffe.

 

REFERENCE 207 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 7

PLACES Leek, Newcastle under line, Staffs; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Needham; Evanson; Worthington; Heskey, Baker; Jackson; Whiston; Hancock

DESCRIPTION Release, dated 5 December 1777, of a house in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, between Mrs Mary Needham of Macclesfield, Cheshire, widow, and her son Joseph Needham of St. Georges, Hannover Square, London. For 60 Mary Needham released her house at Spout Gate, Leek with its garden adjoining the house or backside which previously belonged to Thomas Jackson on the East and to the house or backside belonging to William Hancock on the South with all tythes, etc. Also a brewhouse formerly used as a barn adjoining the house. And also a garden adjoining the previously mentioned garden and formerly divided from it all of which premises were lately bought by Mary Needham from Benjamin Whiston of Newcastle under line, Staffs., Miller, and Sarah his wife. The property was said to be "now in the holding of John Heskey, Thomas Baker and Mary Worthington". The document is signed, sealed and witnessed. Witnesses were: Thomas and Bridget Evanson.

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REFERENCE 208 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 8

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Wavertree, Southport, Lancashire; Hognaston, Derbyshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Cruso; Roe; Badnall; Brearley; Copestake; Longton;

DESCRIPTION Marriage settlement, dated 1 September 1831, between (1) Michael Daintry Cruso, of Leek and (2) Mary Roe of Leek, spinster, (3) John Cruso the younger of Leek, gent. The marriage was said to have been " intended shortly to take place" between (1) and (2). Mary Roe had 200 secured on a property at Hognaston, Derbyshire belonging to John Copestake of Painter's Lane, Derbyshire, Farmer, and also 700 in 3 1/2 % Bank Annuities. These were to be assigned to (3) and his assigns etc. in trust with profits to use of Mary Roe. The document is signed, sealed, stamped and witnessed. Witnesses were: William Badnall, Clerk Vicar of Wavertree; James Longton , surgeon of Southport; Thomas Brearley, Clerk to Mr Cruso. The document also carries a later amendment dated 22 January 1861 by Mary Cruso wife of Michael Daintry Cruso assigning 460 of the monies in the hands of John Cruso her Trustee to her husband. Elle Cruso and William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, solicitor, were witnesses on this occasion. A receipt signed by Michael Daintry Cruso completes the document.

 

REFERENCE 209 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 9 - 1

PLACES Keele, Leek, Meir, Norton Green, , Biddulph, Staffs.; Sandbach, Congleton, Chester, Wybunbury, Cheshire; Hampstead, London; Shavington, Salop;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Poole; Phillips; Wood; Gardener; Roe; Badnall; Maddock; Edensor; Wilson; Milbourne; Withinshaw; Acton; Mare; Henshall; Stonier; Kennerly; Wrench; Audley; Potts; Plant; Gaulton; Wright; Breck; Caldwell; Summerfield; Darlington; Chesworth; Allen; Pedley;

DESCRIPTION Covenant, 18 December 1823, between Samuel and William Phillips of Leek, Esquires, and (2) John Wood of Yateshill, Abbots Bromley, Staffs., gent, and John Gardener of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs., (3) James Poole of Finney Green, Keele, Staffs., gent. for the redelivery of deeds on payment of a mortgage. The document cites indentures dated 29 August 1823 between (1) Margaret Roe and Richard Badnall, (2) John Gardener and John Wood, (3) James Poole, (4) John Lockett, (5) Charles Roe, (6) Samuel and William Phillips, (7) John Cruso and (8) Charles Coupland concerning the 1/8th part of the freehold of property at Weston in the parish of Wybunbury, Cheshire and copyhold lands at Banktop near Keele in Staffordshire which were assigned and surrendered to Samuel and William Phillips, etc. for the residue of a term of 500 years for purposes stated in the will of Thomas Poole late of Finney Green, dated 28 February 1775 and codicils as security for a mortgage of 4000 and interest. John Wood and John Gardener were the present trustees and James Poole was seized of the property for life under the terms of Thomas Poole's will. The deeds had been delivered to William and Samuel Phillips and the covenant was entered into to ensure their return to the trustees on completion of the terms of the mortgage. A schedule of deeds commences on 22 and 23 March 1744 with a deed of lease and release between (1) Thomas Poole the elder of Weston, Cheshire, Thomas Poole his son and heir and (2) Robert Maddock of Sandbach (3) John Wilson of Sandbach and (4) Richard Edensor of Sandbach. 4 pages of abstracts of deeds with many names and locations of whom the most interesting are Charles and Joseph Roe of Congleton, Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffs., Thomas Peak of Keele, farmer and maltster, Charles Pedley of Congleton, maltster, Richard Wrench of Nantwich,

 

REFERENCE 210 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 9 - 2

PLACES Newchapel, Finney Green, Lane End, Betley, Swinnerton, Abbots Bromley, Staffs.; Minshall, Nantwich, Allostock, Buglawton, Blackenhall, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Poole; Phillips; Wood; Gardener; Roe; Badnall; Maddock; Edensor; Wilson; Milbourne; Withinshaw; Acton; Mare; Henshall; Stonier; Kennerly; Wrench; Audley; Potts; Plant; Gaulton; Wright; Breck; Caldwell; Summerfield; Darlington; Chesworth; Allen; Pedley;

DESCRIPTION Covenant, 18 December 1823, between Samuel and William Phillips of Leek, Esquires, and (2) John Wood of Yateshill, Abbots Bromley, Staffs., gent, and John Gardener of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs., (3) James Poole of Finney Green, Keele, Staffs., gent. for redelivery of deeds on payment of a mortgage

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REFERENCE 211 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 10

PLACES Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Derby

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips; Badnall; Hand; Porter; Ball; Russell; Bower; Johnson; Dale ; Mobberley; Wardle; Milne; Stirling; Bayling

DESCRIPTION Will of William Phillips of Leek Staffordshire, 30 April 1821. Bequests include: His sister Anne -1000 ; To each of the 5 children of his sister Mary, wife of Enoch Hand of Uttoxeter, Gent. 500. This is struck out and interlined in pencil the following bequests are made 500 to nephews -Revd. John Hand of Handsworth, Charles Hand and niece Mary Ann Bower; To his servants Margaret Johnson, Jane Mobberley, Harry Wardle and Andrew Dale 19 - 19s. A bequest of 50 to Sinckler Porter, gent, of Derby was also struck out. Residue of personal estate to his brother Charles. Initially he appointed his brothers Samuel and Charles as executors but changed this to Samuel and his nephew John Hand and Oswald Milne. All his real estate were bequeathed to "his friends Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffs., silk manufacturer and Sinckler Porter" but these were struck out and the names Oswald Milne of Manchester and Oswald Milne the elder of the same place were interlined in pencil. This bequest was in trust for the use of his brother Samuel for life, then to the trustees so that his brother could receive the profits then to the heirs of his brother - thereafter to the use of his nephew Thomas Phillips then to Thomas's sons but failing any male issue than to the daughters of his brother Samuel and so on. If the daughters of his brother's died without issue, then the trust was to be for the benefit of his nephew John Hand for life. After John's death then to his first son etc. The document then repeats the decent of the profits of the trust for his other nephew Charles Hand. There was a proviso that his nephews John and Charles Hand and their male issue should "sign the surname Phillips and quarter the Arms of Phillips with their own family arms and apply for a proper license from the Crown to bear the surname and arms within one year of becoming entitled to the profits of the trust. If not then their rights were to determine i.e. be nullified as if they had died in the testator's lifetime. All estates vested in him by way of mortgage or upon any trust whatsoever he gave to his brothers Samuel and Charles in trust. The document is signed and sealed by William Phillips and witnessed on 30 April 1821 and then resigned, resealed and witnessed on 12 June 1823. The witnesses were Robert Stirling, John Russell, Charles Ball and Bryan Thomas Balying. It was resigned, resealed and witnessed a second time.

 

REFERENCE 212 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 11

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips; Hilliard

DESCRIPTION Inventory of all the household furniture, bedding, blankets, counterpanes, linen, glass, china, earthenware, plate and plated goods, oil paintings, engravings, kitchen and culinary utensils and other objects in the cellar, stables, saddle and harness room outdoors, etc belonging to the Estate of William Phillips Esq. of Leek, Staffordshire, made by W.M Hilliard, licensed appraiser on 15 February 1869. There were two oil paintings in carved gilt frames which were described as "moonlight scenes". In the drawing room there were 25 oil paintings in carved gilt frames.

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REFERENCE 213 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 12

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Deaville; Davenport; Colquohoun; Fowler; Badnall; Myott; Heathcote; Beswick; Walthall; Cruso; Challinor; Fynney; Killmister

DESCRIPTION Draft deed of covenant for the production of deeds. 28 February 1828 between (1) Daniel Colquohoun of Leek, Silk Manufacturer, (2) Sarah Fowler, widow, and Matthew Gaunt of Leek, gent. and Josiah Gaunt and (3) Uriah Davenport of Leek, baker. Cites deed of lease and release dated 23 January and the 7 February 1828 between the (1) Governor etc. of the Bank of England (2) Uriah Davenport (3) William Challinor (4) John Cruso, gent., (5) G.K. Killmister. The latter concerned houses on Clerk's Bank, Leek occupied by Prudence Deaville, another house with a bakehouse, coal house and brewhouse and other buildings and the back of and adjoining the first house mentioned and also occupied by Prudence Deaville. List of Deeds relating to Uriah Davenports house includes : 3 January 1761 Indenture between (1) Sarah Myott widow of Richard Myott, Twister deceased, Joseph Myott, Twister (eldest son and heir of Richard Myott ) and Dorothy his wife and (2) Thomas Walthall and (3) Peter Walthall, Baker. Hilary Term 1st Geo. 3rd Fine between the above persons. 11 September 1782 Indenture of lease and release between(1) Sarah Myott widow, Joseph Myott, and Dorothy his wife and (2) Thomas Walthall; 4 October 1785 Office copy of the will of Joseph Myott; 19 June 1787 Indenture between (1) Richard Myott (described as son and heir and devisee in the will of Joseph Myott) and Dorothy Myott, widow of Joseph Myott and (2) Thomas Walthall; 4 & 5 December 1788 Indenture of lease and release between (1) Richard Myott and (2) Joseph Bednall silk dyer and Thomas Sutton, grocer and (3 several creditors of Richard and Joseph Myott; 7 and 8 September 1797 Indenture of lease and release between (1) Joseph Bednall silk dyer and Thomas Sutton, grocer (2) Richard Myott (3) John Fynney and Richard Badnall Merchants and Partners, (4) John Cruso, Gent, (5) Francis Beswick Esq. and (6) William Badnall, silk dyer. ; 31 October and 1st November 1808 Indenture of lease and release between (1) John Fynney and (2) Francis Beswick, (3) Richard Badnall (4) George Ridgway Killmister, (5) John Cruso and (6) William Challinor; 1 November 1808 Indenture between (1) Peter Walthall Davenport , surgeon and (2) John Fynney (3) Francis Beswick (4) Richard Badnall and (5) John Cruso. The document carries a note dated 5 February 1828 which states "I "I approve of this document on behalf of Mr Colquhoun (signed) J. Heathcote.

 

REFERENCE 214 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 13

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips; Griffin; Whittles; Challinor; Killmister; Sudell; Fox; Peploe; Clowes; Laugharn; James; Durant; Buttermer; Stone; Gandolph; Felica; Doxat; Carr-Glyn; Halifax; Mills; Heath; Furze; Pryce; Badnall

DESCRIPTION Indenture, 4 June 1828 between (1) Samuel and William Phillips of Leek, Staffordshire; (2) Thomas Griffin of Leek, gent. Cites a conveyance the day immediately before that of the document itself and release of the same date between (1) Henry Sudell Esq., William Fox, esq. Samuel Peploe ,Esq., and the Revd. John Clowes and (2) William Challinor (3) Mary Laugharn, widow (4) John James, Gent, (5) Enoch Durant, Richard Durant, Robert William Buttermer and William Stone, silk brokers and co-partners Josh Thomas Gandolph and Charles Felica, Merchants and co-partners, Joseph Alphonse Doxat, Alexis James Doxat; Lewis Doxat and Henry Doxat, Merchants and co-partners, Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bart., Thomas Halifax, Richard Plumtree Glyn, George Carr Glyn and Charles Mills, Bankers and co-partners and John Heath, John Benjamin Heath and Thomas Furze, Bankers and co-partners (6) John Benjamin Heath and , John Pryce, Merchants and Charles Felica, and (7) Richard Badnall the younger,

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REFERENCE 215 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 / 14

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Over Peover, Sandbach, Newton near Middlewich, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Whiston; Hollins; Fitzherbert; Lockett; Bloor; Pilsbury; Oulsnam; Beech; Fallowfield; Challinor; Morton; Davenport; Taylor; Shaw; Bratt; Mills; Mee; Gorst; Allen; Sheldon;

DESCRIPTION Indenture of Mortgage in Fee, 20 April 1753, from Mr John Hollins ( eldest son and heir of John Hollins of New Grange, Leek, deceased by his wife Elizabeth deceased) to the trustees of Brother Simon Mills re New Grange Farm and premises in Leek, Staffordshire. Indenture made between (1) John Hollins as above, (2) Revd. Simon Mills of Over Peover, Chester, Clerk, and his wife Elizabeth and Frances Mee of Sandbach, Cheshire, widow, (3) Thomas Mills of Leek, gent, and Thomas Gorst of Newton near Middlewich, Cheshire. Mentions settlement agreement made on the marriage of Revd. Simon Mills of Leek (younger son of William Mills of Leek, gent, deceased) and his wife Elizabeth dated 11 July 1751. Parties were (1) Revd. Simon Mills, (2) his wife Elizabeth and Elizabeth Mee of Sandbach, spinster,( a minor under the age of 20 and only child and heir of Hugh Mee of Sandbach, Clerk, deceased) (3) Frances Mee of Sandbach, widow and administrix of Hugh Mee and mother of Elizabeth Mee, (4) Thomas Mills of Leek, Gent, son and heir and residuary legatee of late William Mills and Thomas Gorst. Agreed that a 2000 part of Simon Mills' portion of a legacy of 3000 in the will of William Mills (then in the hands of Thomas Mills) and the sum of 1900 being the fortune of Elizabeth Mee now wife of Simon Mills be used to purchase property to be put out at interest in the hands of trustees Thomas Mills and Thomas Gorst with approval of Simon Mills, Elizabeth his wife and Frances Mee. Rents for benefit of those entitled to them. The 2000 plus 400 from Elizabeth's fortune was paid to John Hollins in return for his mortgage of property i.e. New Grange Farm, Leek which was formerly occupied by William Allen but then by Thomas Bratt; land called Hunger Hills in Leekfrith which was usually occupied with New Grange; Hellswood End Farm in Leekfrith formerly occupied by William Mellor but then William Whiston; Little Hillswood Farm also lately occupied by William Mellor but then by William Whiston; And also burgages, houses etc. in Leek late in the possession of John Hollins Fitzherbert; Timothy Lockett, Elizabeth Bloor, Elizabeth Pilsbury, Joseph Oulsnam, James Beech, William Fallowfield, Samuel Challinor, William ........? Susannah Davenport, Abraham Taylor, John Shaw, but now in the occupation of John Sheldon, Thomas Fallowfield, Thomas Hollins, ? Lees, Widow Beech, Samuel Challinor, John Morton, William Challinor, Abraham Taylor, Joseph Oulsnam, and William Shufflebotham. Provision for redemption on payment of capital and interest at 4%. without abatement for taxes etc.

 

REFERENCE 216 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Folder 15 -1

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Prince; Gibson; Bishton

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement, dated 5 June 1879, for hire and service of Mr John Gibson as a traveller for William Prince & Co. Engrossed. Parties to the agreement were (1) William Prince of Leek, Staffordshire, Sewing silk manufacturer and Merchant and factor of Buttons, Braids, Bindings, velvets and Italian cloths trading as Wm. Prince & Co. and (2) John Gibson of Leek, commercial traveller. Gibson was to be employed on a salary of 10 - 8s - 4d a calendar month with 1 a day being allowed for expenses when away from Leek travelling for Mr Prince. One months notice was to be given to terminate the contract. If Gibson left Prince's employment then he was not to act as a traveller or as a silk merchant, etc. in England for the space of 1 year unless he had Prince's written consent. Document was witnessed by a Mr Bishton, solicitor, Leek.

 

REFERENCE 217 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Folder 15 -2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brough; Nicholson; Hall; Salt; Johnston

DESCRIPTION Agreement, dated 2 April 1877, for hire and service of William Johnston of Leek, as a traveller for Brough, Nicholson & Hall. Parties to the agreement were (1) Joshua Nicholson, Benjamin Barlow Nixon, Arthur Nicholson, Edwin Brough and John Hall of Leek, Staffordshire, Silk manufacturer and co-partners and (2) William Johnston of Leek, commercial traveller. Johnston was to be employed as clerk and commercial traveller in Ireland only. A salary of two percent (2%) commission was to be paid quarterly with 1 a day being allowed for expenses when travelling for the firm. One months notice was to be given to terminate the contract within the first year and 3 months thereafter. If Johnston left the firm's employment then he was not to act as a traveller for any firm in Leek or Leek firm with agencies elsewhere for the space of 1 year unless he had the firm's written consent.

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REFERENCE 218 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Folder 15 -3

PLACES Macclesfield, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Smale; Addison;

DESCRIPTION Indenture of Apprenticeship, 12 June 1899, between Thomas Addison and his 17 year old son John of 49 Bond Street, Macclesfield and John Smale and Josiah Bradley Smale trading as Messrs Josiah Smale & Sons of Bollin Mills, Macclesfield, Silk Manufacturers and partners. Thomas Addison was to be apprenticed from 10 March 1898 until he was 21 years of age to learn the business of Loom Tackler. Thomas Addison, senior, was to find food , lodgings and clothes for the apprentice, arrange for the cleaning and mending of clothes and pay for medical attendance and treatment in case of sickness. The Firm were to teach young John Addison his trade and pay him 7s - 6d a week from 10 March 1898 to 4 August 1898, then 9/- a week until 4 August 1899 and then 11/- a week until 4 August 1900, then 13/-- a week until 4 August 1901 and from thence during the remainder of the apprentice's final year 16/-.

 

REFERENCE 219 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/1

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt

DESCRIPTION A catalogue of the household goods, plate, linen, china, stock in trade and implements of husbandry etc. of Messrs Mellor & Pratt, Bankrupts, which were to be sold by auction on order of the Assignees without reserve upon the premises in Leek, Staffordshire. The sale to begin on Thursday 25 January 1798 and continue on the following days (Sunday excepted) till the whole are sold. [16 pages -half of last missing - lists sales on 2/3 days] Includes items in kitchen, scullery, Laundry, Milk House etc. in 1st days sale; Lumber Garret, Sitting Room, Front Parlour, 2nd days sale; Servants Hall & Pantry, White Bedroom & Dressing Room, Hall & Staircase, Servants Bedroom, Landing & Garret Stairs, 3rd days sale; Bedroom over Servant Hall, Room over Hall, plate, china and glass 4th days sale; Stable & Yard, Stove & Old Singeing House, Brewhouse, Cellars, Cellars under Warehouse, 5th days sale; Stable in Mill Street, Granary over Stable, Kilnbarn & Carthouse. Second sale starting on 12 February of Shed or Shade, Garret over Warehouse, Weavers Room, Room over Singeing Room, Singeing Room, Passage, Warehouse Chambers, 7th days sale; Warehouse & Counting House, Water Mill. Contents include : skeining engines, doubling jacks, throwing mills, blocking up engine, calendering frame, wet doubling wheels, 20 shuttle looms, brimstone pot, button reels, hand reels, 7 twisters wheels, a gimp wheel, a a broadwork loom.

 

REFERENCE 220 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/2

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Sikes; Wainwright; Ward; Leake; Pearson; Holyoake; Stevenson; Moorwood; Cartwright; Dakin; Heathcott; Scragg; Sherratt; Ollershaw; Goodwin; Ford; Jackson; Birtles; Sikes; Ridgway; Challinor; Shuttlebotham; Plant; Clewloe; Elliott; Harrison;

DESCRIPTION Abstract of Title to Joseph Mellor's property in Leek, Staffordshire recently purchased by Edward Sikes from Mr John Wainwright and devised to Joseph Mellors. Dated after 1789. 3 houses, 3 cottages, 6 gardens, 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 20 acres of furse and heath and commonage of pasture and turbury. 5 of the messuages or cottages were in in Mill Street, Leek and were associated with the Linnies of about 6 days work, Nab Hill about 4 days work and meadow about 5 days work. It indicates that Jane Goodwin, widow, (1717) was the sister of Adam Jackson. It also gives information on Sikes family relationships.

 

REFERENCE 221 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/2

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES The Linnies; Nab Hill; 

PERSONS Continued see previous. Rudyard; Cope; Brough; Ball; Mellor; Bagnall;

DESCRIPTION Abstract of Title to Joseph Mellor's property in Leek, Staffordshire recently purchased by Edward Sikes from Mr John Wainwright and devised to Joseph Mellors. Dated after 1789. Continued from previous entry. Refers to 3 houses, 3 cottages , 6 gardens, 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 20 acres of furse and heath and commonage of pasture and turbury. Five of the messuages or cottages were in in Mill Street, Leek and were associated with the Linnies of about 6 days work, Nab Hill about 4 days work and meadow about 5 days work.

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REFERENCE 222 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder  16/3

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Allen; Mottershaw;

DESCRIPTION Allen's Plan and Survey of Joseph Mellor Lands at Leek, Staffordshire. Gives names, the Broad Bridge Meadow, Upper Linney, Lower Linney, Mill Lane Linney, Mill Lane Meadow, Mottershaws Croft. Areas :Total 20 acres 0 roods 10 perches. The paper on which the plan is drawn is dated 1795.

 

REFERENCE 223 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/4

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Sheen, Alstonefield, Staffordshire; Wales;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Ward; Capps; Fearn; Milward; Ford; Carnell; Mould; Massey; Lowe;

DESCRIPTION Copy (10 May 1740) of John Mellor of Whitehough's will dated 20 January 1715. Stamped. It mentions land which was his wife's in Wales and land at Prestwood. Family relationships mentioned include: daughters Phoebe, Elizabeth, Catherine; son ? ; nephew Hugh Ford of Ford Green; kinsman Thomas Milward. He bequeathed 20 to his poor friends called Quakers to the disposing of their monthly meeting at Leek. Phoebe had already received her share of his estate. Elizabeth received land at Rakes in Sheen occupied by Henry and Gervase Ward and 300 or failing payment of the latter by his son, a property bought from William Cappos in Alstonefield which was occupied by William and John Fearn. His daughter Catherine was to have 200 and the profits of land in Wales for life. He ordered that his son release the tythes on the land in Wales to Catherine or failing that to pay her 200 "to make what she hath already received 1000. His wife was to receive household goods, provisions etc. in the house and his cattle and husbandry ware to discharge his funeral expenses " her Dower as given by Deed of Settlement as my Deed relates". His son was to receive the residue of his estate. It mentions a power to raise 600 of the estates settled on his son which was given to his executors to settle debts, legacies, etc. should his son not release the title to lands at Prestwood. Ipstones Parish was to receive 20 shillings yearly towards the maintenance of his kinsman Thomas Milward "should he be troublesome". His servants were to have 5s each and the Carnells were to live rent free for life "in their poor habitations". The will was witnessed by : Benjamin Mould, Thomas Massey and Ann Carnell.

 

REFERENCE 224 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/5

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt; Badnall; Buck;

DESCRIPTION Receipt dated 28 February 1801 from Richard Badnall for Mr William Buck for 12 : 4 : 10 received from the Assignees of Mellor & Pratt Bankrupts as the second dividend paid on debt proven under the Commission at a rate of 2s/2d in the pound. (Amount of debt 113).

 

REFERENCE 225 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/6

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt; Badnall;

DESCRIPTION Receipt dated 17 March 1801 from Joseph Badnall for 152 : 12 : 11 received from the Assignees of Mellor & Pratt Bankrupts as the second dividend paid on debt proven under the Commission at a rate of 2s/2d in the pound. (Amount of debt 1437).

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