Bednall Collection: No.s 226 to 250  

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   REFERENCE 226 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/7

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt; Bassett;

DESCRIPTION Receipt dated 28 February1801 from Walter Bassett for 1: 6 : 0 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 9 : 9: 0 ).

 

REFERENCE 227 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/8

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt; Bagnall;

DESCRIPTION Receipt dated 4 March1801 from John Bagnall for 132: 15 : 2 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 1226: 9: 3 ).

 

REFERENCE 228 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Mellor Folder 16/9

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Pratt; Bagnall;

DESCRIPTION Receipt dated 4 March 1801 from John Bagnall on behalf of Sarah Bagnall for 22: 1 : 7 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 203 : 16: 2 ).

 

REFERENCE 229 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9/17

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Badnall; Barnett; Spilsbury; Draeske; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft conveyance dated 1854 between Messrs Charles Geo. Draeske of 5 Union Court Broad Street, London gent and William Barnett of Macclesfield, dyer, to Mr. Thomas Bowers of Leek, gent. concerning 3240 square yards of land in Strangman's Walk, Leek, Staffordshire on which " a shade or shed for the twisting of silk , 2 cottages and a summer house stood and a 280 square yard plot on the western side of the other which had formerly been part of a close called Nixhill. Attached plan of property by John Matthews, surveyor, shows silk mill and shade, etc. to scale. Cites an indenture dated 27 April 1853 between the first two parties and Benjamin Spilsbury, gent, and William Beaumont Badnall, gent which conveyed the property to Badnall one part to the use of Draeske and Barnett and the other to Spilsbury. Thomas Bowers contracted to buy Draeske and Barnett's moiety for 44 -14s -3d i.e. 511 square yards of land on the eastwardly side of the said plot of land and the building lately erected or in course of erection on the land. There was a right of way on a street called Wellington Street "lately set out through the close of land called Nixhill through and over the eastwardly and and southwardly sides of the plots of land".

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REFERENCE 230 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/1

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Cooper; Wardle; Alsop; Wain; Rathbone; Redfern; Robins

DESCRIPTION Copy Articles of Copartnership, dated 20 May 1839, between Josiah Gaunt, James Wardle, James Alsop and John Wain trading under the name of "Gaunt, Wardle & Co." Marked " For Mr. James Alsop Esq. Redfern, Leek, Staffordshire. They were to trade as "manufacturers of silks, ribbons, buttons and twist and all other things incident and belonging thereto". The partnership was for 10 years and a total capital of 20,000 was to be employed. Notes and bonds to be signed by all partners; no survivorship; Mr. Wain was to travel for the purpose of gaining new orders. James Gaunt Robins, Great Grandson of Josiah Gaunt was to be taken into the warehouse at the age of 15 if wished by his parents. Mr. Alsop and Mr. Wain not to withdraw more than 150 per annum each. Interest at 4% for all monies in the trade. Power to dissolve partnership after 5 years on giving 12 months notice. Mr. Gaunt and Mr. Wardle to leave their monies in the partnership during the term in case they both shall live! Power for Mr. Gaunt to allow his share to remain in the firm after his death. Mr. Gaunt to demise warehouse and counting house and house adjoining at the bottom of Stockwell Street, Leek to the firm for 10 years.

 

REFERENCE 231 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Ballarat, Victoria, Australia;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Turnock; Challinor; Hacker; Allen; Hawkesworth; Goodwin; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Conveyance, dated 24 June 1869, of Silk Factory and other property in the Globe Yard, St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire from Messrs Robert Gaunt of Leek, silk manufacturer, William Henry Gaunt of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and Miss Mary Gaunt to Mr. Richard Turnock of Leek, surgeon. The 1st party to the indenture was Stephen Goodwin of Leek, silk manufacturer. The document recites an indenture of 27 August 1847 between (1)Charles Heaton and Matthew Gaunt, (2) John and Matthew Gaunt, (3) James Gourlay, (4) William Gorman, (5) Josiah Gaunt the Elder, (6)John Heathcote Hacker, in which the silk factory, etc. were covenanted to Josiah Gaunt and heirs, etc. subject to an annuity or yearly rent charge of 15 payable for the life of Sarah Badnall. Sarah Badnall died on 11 August 1849 at Liverpool and was buried in Leek. Josiah Gaunt made a will dated 5 October 1849 bequeathing 200 to his daughter Ellen Cooper, widow, during the life of his wife Elizabeth to whom he bequeathed the rest of his estates. The estates were to pass to his daughter when Elizabeth died. Josiah Gaunt died 3 December 1849 without changing his will which was proven in the PCC on 3 June 1850. Elizabeth Gaunt, his widow, died on 15 October 1855 and was buried at Leek. Ellen Cooper made a will on 28 September 1864 in which she devised the property to John Gaunt and his heirs. Ellen Cooper died on 14 December 1864 and her will was proven at the Principal Registry on 20 February 1865. On 25 March 1865 John Gaunt mortgaged the property to Stephen Goodwin for 360 and interest at 5%. John Gaunt made a will on 31 July 1862 in which he bequeathed all his estates to the use of his brother Josiah and his (John's) con Robert upon trust. One third part for benefit of John's son William Henry Gaunt, another for Robert Gaunt and the third for John's daughter Mary. Josiah and Robert Gaunt were appointed his executors. John Gaunt died on 23 September 1866 and his will was proven on 8 April 1867. Josiah the brother of John Gaunt died at Horton on 11 March 1868. On 31 August 1868 the 360 and interest was repaid to Stephen Goodwin by the Gaunts but no reconveyance took place. The Gaunts subsequently contracted to sell the property to Richard Turnock for 810. Property described as " All that large building or silk factory now or lately used as a warehouse situate in a yard leading out of Spout Street (now called St. Edward Street) in Leek called the Globe Yard and at the back of two messuages or dwelling houses and premises formerly in the respective occupations of Josh Loundes & Nicholas Parkins which were purchased in the year 1847 by said William Gorman & which said building of silk factory was formerly in the occupation of Messrs Badnall Spilsbury & Cruso afterwards of Edward Clee and others since of the said John Gaunt & now or late of the said Robert Gaunt William Marsden and Lucy Whittles. And also all that garden situate at the back of the silk factory now occupied by Richard Turnock. And also that stable situate on the North side of the silk factory now also in occupation of Richard Turnock. And also the whole of the buildings lying West of the said stable. Together with the whole of the spacious yard and ground and soil lying in front of the silk factory, stable . Gorman had rights of use in common with Richard Turnock of the yard and also of opening a way into the cellars under the houses purchased by Gorman into the yard. Both shared the costs of maintaining the yard and the doors into it. Turnock had the right to lock the door leading to Overton Bank from 10 o'clock in the evening until 6 o'clock in the morning. Gorman had the right to erect a "petty and to make an ash midden" near the stable belonging to him on the South side of the yard provided he enclosed it with a 6' brick wall.

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REFERENCE 232 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/3

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Robins; Cooper; Wardle; Wain; Alsop

DESCRIPTION Copy Assignment dated 21 June 1839 of the profits belonging to Mr. Josiah Gaunt arising from the Copartnership of Gaunt, Wardle & Co. to Messrs Robins & Cooper. The indenture was between (1) Josiah Gaunt the Elder of Leek, silk manufacturer, (2) James Robins, surgeon and Elizabeth Gaunt his wife and Ellen Cooper, widow all of Leek, Staffordshire. Gaunt wanted to make provision for the education of James Gaunt Robins and thus agreed to assign his one fourth part share in Gaunt, Wardle & Co.to (2) and (3) for this purpose. 

 

REFERENCE 233 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/4

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Alsop; Robins; Flower; Large; Wardle

DESCRIPTION Draft Articles dated 1 May 1849 of Copartnership between (1) Messrs James Alsop of Leek, (2) James Gaunt Robins of Leek, (3) Joseph Large of Leek, (4) Joseph Flower of Leek manufacturers of silks, ribbons, buttons and twist trading under the title of "Alsop Robins and Company". Trade was to be carried on from premises in Leek where Gaunt Wardle & Co. had formerly been based. Alsop was to have one third of the profits, Robins, Large and Flowers were to share the other two thirds. Each partner had the right to withdraw up to 130 a year over and above the interest due on capital invested. Joseph Large and Joseph Flower were to travel for the firm to obtain orders and receive money.

 

REFERENCE 234 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/5

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Gould; Challinor, Brealey;

DESCRIPTION Copy of a list of machinery, fixtures etc. belonging to Mr. Frederick Gaunt. Mr. F. Gaunt to Mr. Joseph Gould. (1851?). Items in 8 rooms, a wash house, Turner's shop, Engine house and factory yard are listed. Room 1 contained under floor shafting which had been used to drive strap mills, the drives to the strap mills, steam pipes, bits of old wooden machinery, button presses, a block press, steam box, and a deal counter with 8 drawers. Room 2 contained 3 (1/2) wooden doubling frames "repaired and improved by Mr. Gould", 3 wooden cleaner frames ditto. Room 3 contained a silk stretcher frame, room 4 line shafting driven cleaner frames and Canton engines. Room 5 was a counting house and warehouse with desks and counters, scales, etc. and a spring gun. Room 6 contained Canton engines improved by Gould; room 7 letter boxes and old account books; room 8 bits of an old loom and a counter top; the Turner's shop contained a lathe, parts of an old boring machine and a circular saw. Mr. Gould had also fitted a new flywheel and valves to the steam engine. There was or had been a gas supply in the factory. The wood built Turner's shop, the boiler house and pipes from the boiler to a reservoir together with all the machinery etc. not specified in the list belonged to Mr. Gould.

 

REFERENCE 235 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/6

PLACES Leek, Ipstones, Burslem, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; Bakewell, Derbyshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Barker; Lowndes; Brunt; Wright; Doxey; Broadhurst; Wardle; Byrom; Mellor; Boothman;

DESCRIPTION Account of the personal estate of Mr. Richard Gaunt of Leek who died on 11 June 1844. Miscellaneous shares in canal, turnpike and railway companies, local services, e.g. the Gas Works. It also includes shares in the Conistone Copper Mine (3850 or 11/48ths) and other mines. He had 5 shares in the waterloo Bridge, London. Life insurances totalled 4208. His furniture and fittings were valued at 637. The total amount was 27713 and estimated probate duty 350.

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REFERENCE 236 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/7

PLACES Leek, Leekfrith, Hilderstone, Staffordshire; Altrincham, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Bakewell, Derbyshire; Brighton, Sussex; Taddington; Kinson;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Arden; Marsden; Rushden; Hayward; Tunnicliffe; Bagshaw; Brown; Babington; Collier; Goodwin; Swindells; Wardle; Keates; Tatton; Bradshaw; Nunns; Murfin; Walwyn; Johnson; White; Nadin; Lovatt; Clulow; Rawlins; Trafford; Wheeldon; Mellor; (continued)

DESCRIPTION Particulars of the estimated value of the property held by the Trustees of Richard Gaunt deceased -proposed to be sold. (1844?) The persons holding Gaunt land included the Earl of Stamford, the Trustees of Macclesfield Chapel, and the Misses Babington. The estates were valued at 9286 - 5s and  brought in a yearly rent of 352 -3s - 6d. The property in Leek and Leekfrith included Hencloud and houses (21), shops, gardens, etc. in London Road, Fountain Street, Buxton Road and West Street, Leek.

 

REFERENCE 237 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/8

PLACES Leek, Leekfrith, Hilderstone, Staffordshire; Altrincham, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Bakewell, Derbyshire; Brighton, Sussex; Taddington; Kinson;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Collier; Gould; Slack; Bratt; Brookes; Kirkham; Brooks; Beresford; Doxey

DESCRIPTION Particulars of the Estimated value of the property held by the Trustees of Richard Gaunt deceased -proposed to be sold. (1844?) See also 18/7

 

REFERENCE 238 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/9

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt;

DESCRIPTION Expences of obtaining probate of the Will of Richard Gaunt deceased of Leek, Staffs. from the Prerogative Court of York. 12 September 1844. Total Amount : 159 - 15s - 10d of which the stamp duty was 140.

 

REFERENCE 239 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/10

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Barlow; Mellor; Martin; Clulow; Fernihough; Milward; Wheeldon; Bough; Brooks; Mottershead; Sadler; Barlow; Brealey; Cope; Griffin; Rogers; Redfern; Adamson; Harrison; Nunns; Cruso; Devonport;

DESCRIPTION Account, dated 1837, between John Barlow and Richard Gaunt both of Leek, Staffordshire. Mainly for ale, liquors, dinners and includes " ale to bark fillers", "Brooks ale for cutting timber", "Mr. N. Davenport's peppercorn" as well as a few entries for hay and grass. Total amount May 1837 to January 1838 ?. The largest amount entered was " Dinners &c. Rent Day Dec 4th 1837 ....37.

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REFERENCE 240 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/11

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Gould; Brindley; Johnson

DESCRIPTION Copy of agreement dated 10 June 1864 between Messrs Joseph Gould & Son, silk manufacturers and Mr. Josiah Gaunt the Elder all of Leek, Staffordshire. States intention of Gould & Son to erect a shade on premises in Union Street, Leek belonging to Gaunt which was then held by the Goulds as tenants of Gaunt. Gaunt agreed that if they remained his tenants then if he sold or transferred the property he would take the shade at a fair valuation by two competent valuers one chosen by the Goulds the other by himself. The document was approved by Frederick Gaunt on 20 May 1868 and Gaunt's note states that "I accept the agreement is binding and valid in every sense".

 

REFERENCE 241 LOCATION Trunk 1 Box 9 Gaunt Folder 18/12

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Glendinning; Gaunt; Cruso; Challinor; Cutting; Straker; Heathcote; Child; Knowles; Chritchlow; Phillips; Davenport; Hulme; Doxey; Wardle; Moss; Nixon; Hales; Flint;

DESCRIPTION Draft dated 1872 of an abstract of title of Frederick Gaunt to a silk mill, house, cottages and land in and near Horton Street, formerly Cross Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Includes The Well Crofts the North side of which adjoined Stockwell Street. Glendinning & Gaunt's factory built on part. Deeds quoted date from 1839 indenture of Lease and release by George Glendinning of Burnt Island in Fifeshire, merchant, Richard Cutting of Leek, gent and Thomas Straker of Leek, Commercial Traveller the trustees of the late Robert Wittin Glendinning of Leek and Josiah Gaunt of Leek silk manufacturer and John Heathcote of Leek, Gent. The latter document quotes an indenture of 1824. The last document referred to is dated 1872.

 

REFERENCE 242 LOCATION Box 7/1-1

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Broadwater, Worthing;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Nicholson; Hall; Burton; Ainger; May; Bright; Cooper; Birch;

DESCRIPTION Challinor & Co.'s Draft Bill of Costs dated 1874 re sale of Cattle Market land in Leek, Staffs. to Messrs Nicholson & Co. by W.B.Badnall Esq. Commences September 1871 ends June 1874. Mentions lease of a portion of land on Leek Moor to the Leek Commoners for 7 to 10 years at 9 an acre with an option to purchase at end of period for 2/6 a yard. Notices to quit to Mr. Hall and Mr. Burton.

 

REFERENCE 243 LOCATION Box 7/2

PLACES Ipstones, Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES Croft on the back; Beul; Dove piece; Intack on West side the brook.

PERSONS Vickerstaff; Badnall; Challinor; Younge;

DESCRIPTION Challinor Badnall & Challinor, Draft deed of discurtailment of farm at Blackbrook, Ipstones dated 7 January 1857 by Jonathon Vickerstaff to W.B.Badnall (Engrossed 6 January 1857). J. Vickerstaff was eldest son of John and Martha Vickerstaff of Blackbrook, Ipstones. John was the only son and heir of Jonathon and Richard Vickerstaff of Blackbrook, yeoman. To defeat the estate tail in the property, Vickerstaf conveyed the property to Badnall.  

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REFERENCE 244 LOCATION Box 7/3-1

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Ridout; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffs. Notes on conferences with counsel (W.B.Badnall) on the wills of James Ridout; Robert Ridout and Harriet Ridout dated 14 August 1886. NB. Merely cover - document missing.

 

REFERENCE 245 LOCATION Box 7/3-2

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Ridout; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffs. Notes on conferences with counsel (W.B.Badnall) on the wills of James Ridout; Robert Ridour and Harriet Ridout dated 14 January1888. NB. Merely cover - document missing.

 

REFERENCE 246 LOCATION Box 7/5

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES Lower Closes; Whitefield; Barn Croft;

PERSONS Badnall; Nicholson; Brough; Nixon; Hall; Bright; Challinor; Cruso; Hulme; Prince; Adams; Gosling Smith; Burton; Nichols; Fowler; Bloore; Shoobridge; Daniels; Johnson;

DESCRIPTION Deed of agreement by Messrs J & J Brough Nicholson & Co. dated 1st December 1874 for as to lands near Moorhouse Street and the New Cattle Market, Leek, purchased by them from Mr. Badnall and others. Parties to the agreement were (1) Joshua Nicholson, (2) Benjamin Barlow Nixon, (3) William Spooner Brough, (4) Arthur Nicholson, (5) Edwin Brough; (6) John Hall all of Leek and silk manufacturers. Cites indenture made on 13 November 1873 between (1) William Finney Johnson (2) Joseph Challinor and the others given above concerning a building plot (Square Croft) fronting on the North to South Bank Street and of 291 square yards including half the street and half the passage along the back leading from William Street to Finney Street. Also cites indenture of 1st January 1874 made between them and William Beaumont Badnall re land at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek formerly held by the Leek Commissioners and used as a stone yard and another part occupied formerly by Charles Cumberbach as a garden (1884 square yards) and the Barn Croft with cart shed and adjoining small building (1 acre 2 roods and 3 perches) adjoining the first. They were bounded on the East by Moorhouse Street on the South by lands of William Challinor and William Hulme and on the North by lands purchased by Joshua Nicholson, Benjamin Barlow Nixon, W.S.Brough, Arthur Nicholson, Edwin Brough and John Hall from Joseph Challinor and Joseph Bright the Trustees of the settlement made on marriage of William Beaumont Badnall and Jane Elizabeth Cruso. Other property owners are named. The total purchase price was 2926 and was paid out of the J & J Brough Nicholson & Co. funds. The agreement secured the lands and any houses to be built upon them to be part of the assets of the partnership. Many street names given. Document is signed and sealed by all parties.

 

REFERENCE 247 LOCATION Box 7/4

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Gamhalls

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Beswick;

DESCRIPTION Letter from James D. Beswick of Gamhalls dated 30 January 1848 to Mr. Badnall at Francis Cruso's, solicitor, Leek, Staffordshire. Letter refers to the unexpected death of his brother who was to be buried the following Wednesday. Cancels meeting previously arranged for that day and makes further arrangements.

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REFERENCE 248 LOCATION Box 7/6

PLACES Leek, Rushton, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; Clowes; Whittaker; Melland; Hulme; Cruso; Swindells; Brealey; Gaunt;

DESCRIPTION Challinor, Badnall & Challinor's bill of costs incurred on Samuel Clowes Esq.'s business between April and December 1856. Mentions Mr. Clowes wish to close what was said to be a public road running through his yard and a meadow at Heaton and connecting at the junction of the highway from Heaton to Rushton. Proposal subsequently put to a meeting of the Heaton Vestry which unanimously decided that it was unnecessary. Action then taken via the local JPs( 13 August) and then through the Quarter Sessions (16 October?) for a stopping up order. Notices were placed in the newspapers at the end of May and early July.

 

REFERENCE 249 LOCATION Box 7/7

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; Alsop; Birch; Brough; Hammersley; Heaton; Mycock; Rider; Johnson; Fergyson; Nall; Sherratt Mollatt; Nixon; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Third Annual Report of the Leek Benefit Building Society for the year ending 1853. President: George Hammersley. Treasurer: Joshua Brough. Secretary: James Mycock. Steward: James Rider. Surveyor: Edwin Heaton. Solicitors: Challinor Badnall & Challinor A total number of shares 170 3/4 had been issued with each share being worth 26 - 4s - 3 1/2d. The profit from commencement was 1068 -18s-6 1/2d. A note states that the AGM was to be held in the Stockwell Street offices of Challinor Badnall & Challinor .

 

REFERENCE 250 LOCATION Box 7/8

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Hammersley; Challinor; Badnall; Fergyson

DESCRIPTION Declaration dated 5 January 1858 by Mr. Edwin Pickford as to 1000 advanced by him to Messrs Thomas and Frederick Hammersley, silk manufacturers, out of monies belonging to Messrs Challinor Badnall & Challinor of Leek, Staffs. Cites indenture between Pickford and the Hammersleys in which the latter assigned their shares in the personal and real estate of their father William Hammersley deceased and monies which they might recover under a suit in Chancery relating to their father's will, to Pickford for 1000. The money advanced by Pickford was not his own but was held by him in trust for William Challinor, William Beaumont Badnall and Joseph Challinor, solicitors and partners.