Bednall Collection: No.s 426 to 475

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 426 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Knight; Cruso; Cooper; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft transfer of mortgage by Sir Arnold James Knight to John Cruso and Richard Cooper, surgeon, of Leek dated 1858. Cites the death of William Smith on 1 July 1842. It related to a sum of 120.

 

REFERENCE 427 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall;

DESCRIPTION Draft family tree of the descendants of Thomas Challinor.

 

REFERENCE 428 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Cooper; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Bundle of draft documents relating to the settlement made on the marriage of William Beaumont Badnall to Miss Jane Elizabeth Cruso. Settlement by endorsement in pursuance of articles executed in contemplation of the marriage. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1859.

 

REFERENCE 429 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Cooper; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Bundle of draft documents relating to the settlement made on the marriage of William Beaumont Badnall to Miss Jane Elizabeth Cruso. Rough draft Settlement to be endorsed in pursuance of articles executed in contemplation of the marriage. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1859.

 

REFERENCE 430 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Knight; Nodder; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Copy of the appointment of a new trustee of the settlement made on the marriage of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffs to Jane Milnes, dated 5 October 1846. Appointment by the surviving trustee Sir James Arnold Knight formerly of Sheffield but then of Liverpool of The Reverend Joseph Nodder of Ashover, Derbyshire in place of Mr. William Smith deceased. 

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REFERENCE 431 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Nixon;

DESCRIPTION Two documents. (1) Account of the personal estate of the late Francis Cruso deceased. Dated 26 October 1854. Includes valuation of household goods by William Nixon. (2) Residuary account to the Inland Revenue by the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffs. Dated 24 September 1854. Amount 3148 : 8s : 11.5d. Furniture valued at 350; coaches, farming stock, etc. 150.

 

REFERENCE 432 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Gregory; Skirrow; Knight; Sneyd; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Copy of Mr. William Beaumont Badnall's letter to Messrs Gregory & Co. regarding succession and legacy duty accounts under the will of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffs. deceased. Dated 4 October 1855.

 

REFERENCE 433 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Account of the personal estate of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffs subject to the trusts of Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's marriage settlement. Undated .

 

REFERENCE 434 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft - Mr. William Beaumont Badnall in account with the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek.
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REFERENCE 435 LOCATION Not put away.

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Haynes; Turner; Bourne Coupland;

DESCRIPTION Case for the consideration of Mr. W. B. Badnall dated 30 July 1870, Challinor & Co. Leek, Staffordshire. The case concerned the will and codicil of John Cruso the Elder of leek, Staffordshire, who died in 1841leaving four unmarried daughters, Catherine, Sarah, Selina and Hester Frances, 3 sons John, Frances and Michael Daintry and four married daughters Margaret Haynes, Harriet Bourne, Mary Ann Coupland and Elizabeth Turner. In 1870 all the daughters were still alive and Catherine, Sarah, Selina and Hester Frances were still unmarried. Frank Cruso died in 1854 leaving one daughter and no other issue. John Cruso junior, died 20 October 1867 without having any issue. Michael Daintry Cruso is still alive and had one son Henry Beaumont Cruso and three daughters all of age. Counsel was asked to advise to whom the house in the Market Place, Leek, and the lands belonging to it which were purchased from Mr. Mills now (1870) belong and to who they would devolve if H. B Cruso died in his father's lifetime or any of the unmarried daughters of testator died.. Badnall's opinion is appended. He stated that the property passed on John Cruso the younger's death to M. D. Cruso for life etc. He thought that H. B. Cruso and his father had " an interest which is inalienable by deed" and could (together) thus dispose of the fee simple in the property subject to a remote contingency.

 

REFERENCE 436 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Liverpool;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS In addition to those in 435. Birch; Crockford; Cartwright; Critchlow; Cooper; Cade; Eaton; Flint; Howard; Hibil; Hudson; Heath; Hulme; Johnson; Keates; Lassiter; Lightfoot; Mountford; Mycock;

DESCRIPTION Copy draft account of John Cruso and Richard Cooper executors of the will of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffs. Lists debts etc. legacies paid giving names and some occupations. As for 435

 

REFERENCE 437 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 13

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Draft continuation of the accounts of the executors of Francis Cruso deceased from 20 September 1855 to August 1858.

 

REFERENCE 438 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Draft accounts of the John Cruso and Richard Cooper trustees of the marriage settlement of Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall -1855 to 1858.
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REFERENCE 439 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Draft continuation of the accounts of John Cruso and Richard Cooper trustees under the marriage settlement of Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall -1859 to 1862. Note states "Fair copy in Trust Book 16 April 1862.

 

REFERENCE 440 LOCATION Box 13 Trunk 4

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Summary of the draft continuation of the accounts of John Cruso and Richard Cooper trustees under the marriage settlement of Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall from August 1858 to 22 March 1862. ( Bed Coll. No. 439. Note states "Fair copy in Trust Book 16 April 1862.

 

REFERENCE 441 LOCATION Trunk 4 Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Droylsden, Manchester

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Kay; Cull; Constantine;

DESCRIPTION Two letters from Samuel Kay of the Silk Mill, Droylesdon to F. B. Cull Esq.. dated 24th and 27th October 1887 respectively. They relate to fire insurance and in particular to a small stove made by Constantine of London installed in what was a box room.

 

REFERENCE 442 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Rudyard, Hanley, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Hay;

DESCRIPTION Statement of account of trustees in the bankruptcy of Robert Rushton trading as J. Rushton & Co of London Mill, Leek, Staffs dated 26 February 1910. It shows the position of the estate at date of declaration of the first and second dividends. Lists proceeds of sale of stock in trade, etc, book debts realised, mill machinery values, proceeds of sale of furniture, boats, etc, etc. on the one hand and solicitor's, trustees and other costs on the other. The first and final dividend was 2/9 in the on 2220 8s 2d. A footnote (printed) states that the business was carried on for 3 months by the trustee (G. H. Hay of Spencer Avenue, Leek) pending offers from the Debtor's friends. Net result of trading was a nominal 1s 8d loss. Seven meetings of the committee had been held. An offer by the debtor to pay 4/- in the was rejected by the committee. Subsequent meeting on 18th October 1909 resolved to sell the whole estate. This included land and a boathouse at Rudyard Lake and five cottages in Duke Street, Leek in addition to the mill. The low price obtained for the mill was attributed to the large number of other silk mills then on the market. Mr. Percy Rushton had been persuaded to drop his claim to a third charge on the property (583).
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REFERENCE 443 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Rudyard, Hanley, Staffs; Congleton, Cheshire; Halifax, Yorkshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Challinor; Shaw; Wild; Wardle; Clayton; Murgatroyd; Bourner; Bullock; Hay;

DESCRIPTION Statement of the affairs of Robert Rushton trading as J. Rushton & Co of London Mill, Leek, Staffs, presented at a meeting of creditors on 4th August 1909. Document is dated 7 August 1909. At the meeting creditors to the extent of 1251 1s 11d were examined and a committee of inspection was formed to assist the trustee. It consisted of Messrs Peter Wild & Co Ltd of Congleton, Messrs Joshua Wardle & Son Ltd, Leek and Messrs Clayton, Murgatroyd & Co, Ltd, Halifax. Lists liabilities and assets.

 

REFERENCE 444 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Rudyard, Hanley, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Brealey. Hay; Watson; Gould; Gwynne.

DESCRIPTION John T. Brealey's valuation of various properties belonging to Robert Rushton, dated 13 August 1909. It is addressed to G. H. Hay the trustee in the bankruptcy of Robert Rushton. It includes the London Mills, London Street, Leek, numbers 29, 31,33, 35 and 37 Duke Street, Leek and land and a boat house on the western side of Rudyard Lake. The mill was occupied by Robert Rushton, Messrs Gwynne and Mr. Gould. Power and heating to the mill was supplied by Messrs Watson from the adjoining mill. The mill buildings were valued at 31980 and the fittings at 109. The machinery is listed and additional details are interpolated in pencil.

 

REFERENCE 445 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Stoke on Trent, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Challinor; Shaw; Hay; Bourner; Bullock;

DESCRIPTION Printed letter from Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffs to creditors of Robert Rushton asking them to attend a meeting at the North Stafford Hotel, Stoke on Trent on 4th August at 2.30 p.m.

 

REFERENCE 446 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Stoke on Trent, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Challinor; Shaw; Bradwell; Gwynne; Watson; Wardle; Henshaw, Birch; Swindells; Gould; Wilde; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Minutes of a meeting of the creditors of Robert Rushton trading as J. Rushton & Co. of London Mill, Leek, held on 4th August 1909 at the North Stafford Hotel, Stoke on Trent. C. Bradwell of P. Wilde & Co, was in the chair. Others present included G. H. Gould, J.F.Smith of the District Bank, Leek, J. H. Rushton for Joshua Wardle & Sons, David Morris Henshaw (Leek UDC), W. S. Watson, Trafford, J.W.Swindells, Ashworth Ltd, C. F. Gwynne for the debtor, A. W. Birch representing Clayton & Co.

 

REFERENCE 447 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Rushton; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Draft conditions for the sale of the estate of Robert Rushton trading as J. Rushton & Co. of London Mill, Leek, Bankrupt, Undated but 1909. 
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REFERENCE 448 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Amson; Simpson; Relf; Challinor; Beardmore;

DESCRIPTION Printed summary statement of the affairs of James Amson of London Mills and Haywood Street, Leek, Staffs, Engineer submitted to his creditors at a meeting on 6th September 1887. Document lists stock, tools, book debts etc. States "book debts are mainly owning by working people". Debtor had made an offer of 6/- in the . The offer was accepted unanimously by the meeting and the written consent of a "majority in value" of the creditors had been received by Challinor & Co. Tear off acceptance strip appended for signature of creditor to whom addressed.

 

REFERENCE 449 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Amson; Simpson; Relf; Challinor; Schleicher; Smith; Papt;

DESCRIPTION Two printed acceptances of offer made by James Amson of London Mills and Haywood Street, Leek, Staffs, Engineer -bankrupt, to pay 6/- in the . One dated 8th September 1887 is signed by Smith & Papt and relates to a claim for 2 : 8s : 7d The other dated the same day is signed by Otton Schleicher and was for 1 :18s : 0d.

 

REFERENCE 450 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Amson; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Printed letter from Challinor & Co dated 31st August 1887. It states that James Amson of London Mills and Haywood Street, Leek, Staffs, Engineer had consulted them and that he was unable to meet his creditors one of whom had started proceedings against him -others were said to be preparing to do so. Recipients were asked to attend a meeting at No. 10 Derby Street, Leek on 6th September at which a statement of Amson's affairs was to be made.

 

REFERENCE 451 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Walmsley; Redfern;

DESCRIPTION Draft articles of partnership between Thomas Bowers of Leek, silk manufacturer, and Philip Walmsley of Leek, silk manufacturer, trading as Bowers & Walmsley, dated March 1849. Their business was to be "Manufacturers of silks, ribbons, buttons and twist and all other things incident and belonging thereto" and the partnership was to last for 5 years. Capital was to be not less than 1400, there was no survivorship and notes and bonds were to be signed by both partners. None of the partners were to carry on any other trade or give credit or advance money without consent. Apprentices were not to be taken without consent. Neither party to withdraw more than 150 per annum without consent. Interest at 4.5% on money in trade. 6 months notice for dissolution of partnership. Provision for arbitration. 
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REFERENCE 452 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Clulow; Birch; Redfern; Bestwick;

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement of partnership as silk manufacturers between Peter Arthur Clulow of King Street, Leek, Staffs. silk manufacturer and John Birch of Leek, silk manufacturer, dated (fair copy)17 June 1884. The partnership were to trade for 7 years as Clulow & Birch in the leasehold premises in Regent Street, Leek (which were occupied by George Bestwick) and elsewhere. Clulow was to have two thirds of the profit, Birch the remainder. Their capital was "the sum of 250 brought in by the said P. A. Clulow". Accounts were to be drawn up on 21 December 1884 and on each anniversary of that date. Annual value of articles, etc. which could be bought by one without the written consent of the the other was 50.

 

REFERENCE 453 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Walmsley; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement for the dissolution of partnership dated 20 May 1864 between James Walmsley of 13 Aberdeen Park, London & 14 King Street, Cheapside, London, fringe manufacturer, John Walmsley of King Street, Leek, silk manufacturer, Thomas Walmsley of Little Birchall near Leek, silk manufacturer and Hezekiah Walmsley of Leek silk manufacturer. The partners had arranged to dissolve their firm M. Walmsley & Co. as from the 2nd May 1864. It was agreed that James Walmsley would give up all his rights and interests in the trade and all his capital, stock and book debts, etc. to the other three parties. John, Thomas and Hezekiah Walmsley were to pay James Walmsley 1600 for his share. James, however, was to advance 500 to the other three. The total of 2000 was to be paid to James or his executors etc. on 6 months demand. For this loan they were to pay him 4 per month or an equivalent amount on the outstanding amount owing. 

 

REFERENCE 454 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Sleigh; Wooley; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Agreement for the dissolution of partnership, dated 10th February 1864, between Hugh Sleigh and Charles Wooley both of Leek, silk manufacturers. The firm of Sleigh & Wooley was to be dissolved from the 1st January 1864 with all Wooley's rights and interest, capital and book debts, etc. in the trade, together with the warehouse and premises in Leek, passing to Sleigh. Sleigh for his part was to pay Wooley 6500 plus interest at 5% for period from 1st January 1864.

 

REFERENCE 455 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Sheldon; Fenton; Challinor; Shaw; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Draft statutory declaration to the signatures of John Sheldon and John Edward Fenton made on the dissolution of their partnership Sheldon & Fenton. Dated 21 April 1893 and witnessed by George Smith. 
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REFERENCE 456 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Sheldon; Fenton; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Copy of notice, dated 21st April 1893, inserted in the London Gazette re dissolution of the partnership of John Sheldon and John Edward Fenton of Leek, Staffs., silk manufacturers. Document marked "A" carries the signatures of both parties and the witness Arthur H. Shaw. NB This document is associated with document referenced at Bed Coll./455.

 

REFERENCE 457 LOCATION Box XX

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Walmsley; Redfern;

DESCRIPTION SEE ALSO Bed/451. Draft articles of partnership between Thomas Bowers of Leek, silk manufacturer, and Philip Walmsley of Leek, silk manufacturer, trading as Bowers & Walmsley, dated March 1849. Their business was to be "Manufacturers of silks, ribbons, buttons and twist and all other things incident and belonging thereto" and the partnership was to last for 5 years. Carries the note "Copied and sent to Mr P.Walmsley 14 March 1849". 

 

REFERENCE 458 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brough; Nicholson; Outlaw; Challinor; Hudson;

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement, dated 4 January 1867, to act as a commercial traveller between Messrs J & S Brough, Nicholson & Co. and William Henry Outlaw of Worcester. The parties were Joshua and John Brough, Joshua Nicholson and Benjamin Barlow Nixon of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers and co-partners and W. H. Outlaw. The agreement was to run from the 1st of January 1867. Outlaw was to confine his business to "the retail department such as Retail drapers, tailors and the like" and use his "best endeavours to procure the greatest possible sale of the silks and other goods". He was to make a statement of orders, etc. every day or as the firm required and was to receive a salary of 150 per annum payable quarterly in arrears plus 1 a day to cover travelling and other expenses. He was also to receive a commission of 2.5% on goods sold in any year exceeding in value 10000 based on monies received by the firm after the first 10000 and up to 31st December in any year. Two months notice was required on termination of employment and after leaving the firm the Traveller could not get a similar job on or in or solicit order for any firm in Leek or for any Leek firm for at least 1 year.

 

REFERENCE 459 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Goodwin; Tatton; Cleaver; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Unused debenture for 100 in the firm Stephen Goodwin & Tatton (1904) Ltd issued by Challinor & Shaw. being part of an issue of first mortgage debentures amounting to 7357-13s-1d created by the firm under a resolution passed on 17 March 1902. 
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REFERENCE 460 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Horton, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Walker; Wright;

DESCRIPTION Notice from Mr. John William Walker of Leek and his wife formerly Susannah Wright, widow, to John Gaunt of Leek, silk manufacturer dated 6 November 1865 requiring him to pay the principal and all other monies outstanding on a mortgage of 4th May 1864. The mortgage had been made by Gaunt with Susannah Wright and related to Daisy House Bank cottage in Horton, Staffordshire.

 

REFERENCE 461 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Hanley, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Watson; Challinor; Shaw; Robinson; Paine;

DESCRIPTION Letter from E. M. Paine, solicitor of Lloyd's Bank Chambers, Hanley to Challinor & Co. of Leek dated 29 March 1892 and concerning the case of The Leek Spun Silk Co. v. Watson. The plaintiffs had decided to withdraw its action provided Watson withdrew their counter claim. Each party was to pay their own costs.

 

REFERENCE 462 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, , Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Hammersley; Challinor; Putnam; Young;

DESCRIPTION Draft notice of mortgage, dated 3 September 1867, to Mr. George Young from William Putnam of Leek, silk manufacturer, to Mr. George Hammersley . Document mentions mortgage dated 1 July 1867 between Putnam and George Young of Leek, currier on houses and a shop, etc. with steam engine, machinery and fittings situated on the East side of Wellington Street, Leek and a Life Assurance policy for 200 with UK Temperance & General Provident Institution which were mortgaged to Hammersley.

 

REFERENCE 463 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, , Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mellor; Goodwin;

DESCRIPTION Notice under the Bankruptcy Act of 1861, dated 7 December 1864, from Stephen Goodwin to George Mellor of Leek, silk manufacturer . It lists Goodwin's demand against Mellor and requires immediate payment of the amount 132 : 6s : 4d. The demand related to Mellor's bill of 17th November 1864 for value received and was payable within 21 days. The document carries the note "Accepted payable Bank of London, Threadneedle Street , London Geo Mellor".

 

REFERENCE 464 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester; Huddersfield;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Shaw; Sheldon; Fenton; Armitage; Norton;

DESCRIPTION Printed letter dated 31 January 1896 from Challinor & Shaw to the creditors of Sheldon & Fenton, silk manufacturers inviting them to a private meeting at 65 King Street, Manchester on 6th February 1896 when a statement of accounts was to be made by Messrs Armitage & Norton of Huddersfield. 
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REFERENCE 465 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Trafford; Knowles; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Draft bill from Challinor & Shaw to William Trafford of Leek, silk manufacturer dated August 1878. It concerns dealings between Trafford and a Mr.. Knowles concerning the conveyance of houses in Hawthorne Terrace, Leek. The work involved pencilled alterations to a draft conveyance which was never copied out.

 

REFERENCE 466 LOCATION Miss Vicki Hammersley 1999

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; Cooper; Atkin; Hammersley; Ball; Bloore; Hacker; Cooper; Grundy; Cruso; Gaunt; Sneyd Kynnersley; Sleigh; Brown Cave; Moore; Lovatt; Gould.

DESCRIPTION Draft particulars and conditions of sale of freehold silk mills and land to be auctioned at the Lion Hotel, Leek on 11 March 1859 at 5 o'clock in the evening. For further particulars people were referred to the auctioneers at 86 King St., Manchester and to Robert Hammersley, silk dyer of Leek. The solicitors were Hacker Bloore & Co. Leek and Messrs Cooper & Sons 44 Pall Mall, Manchester -who held the deeds. The property consisted of 14657 square yards (over 5 acres) with the silk mill erected by Messrs Lovatt & Gould and lately occupied by them together with steam engine, boiler, etc., mill gear and machinery listed in an inventory. The sale was subject to covenants concerning the forming and keeping of several streets including Albert Street and Albert Place. An abstract of title is mentioned commencing with Indentures of lease and release dated 25th & 25th April 1827 between (1)Thomas Sneyd-Kynnersley and George Moore; (2) Robert Brown Cave and his wife Catherine Penelope ; (3) John Sleigh; (4) Richard Gaunt, silk manufacturer; (5) John Cruso the younger. The vendors of the property were Robert Hammersley, Charles Ball, William Henry Hammersley and Eli Atkin. [Original now in the possession of Miss Vicki Hammersley Nov. 1999] 

 

REFERENCE 467 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Goodwin; Tatton; Warrington; Burgess;

DESCRIPTION Official printed statement in the High Court of Justice before Mr. Justice Warrington, of the affairs in the winding up of Stephen Goodwin & Tatton Limited as of 14 April 1905. Capital issued and allotted was 21553. Stock in trade was valued at 4000 (estimated cost 6762 16s 0d) machinery and fittings, etc. 1500. Book debts good and bad for 275 debtors totalled 5815. Bills of exchange in hand 451 5s 10d. The winding up order was made on 28 February 1905 on the petition of Harry Goodwin a director and shareholder. Company was promoted by Arthur William Goodwin & Harold Goodwin (executors of late Stephen Goodwin) and Arthur Tatton and was incorporated on 26 September 1900 with a nominal capital of 35000 to acquire the silk, cloth and braid manufacturing businesses of Arthur Tatton & Co and late Stephen Goodwin. Small profits had been made but insufficient to pay the full preference dividend. Failure was said to be due to want of sufficient working capital. Document gives brief history of the firm.

 

REFERENCE 468 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London; Birkdale; Manchester.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Goodwin; Tatton; Challinor; Barratt; Sumerling; Morrison; Wardle; Hartley; Sergeaunt

DESCRIPTION Printed articles of association for Stephen Goodwin & Tatton (1904) Limited incorporated 31 October 1904 which acquired the business which was formerly Stephen Goodwin & Tatton Ltd at Leek and all its assets. Its activities included the manufacture of all kinds of silk and cotton goods, machine and sewing silks, tailors' twist, braids, laces, trimmings and general works of cotton, silks and other fibrous materials in all or any of their branches. They also carried on the businesses of bleachers, dyers, calico printers, silk manufacturers, spinners, throwsters, dyers, weavers, cord and trimming manufacturers. The capital was 25000. Directors were Arthur Tatton of Southfields, Leek and Robert Mead Barratt of London, silk manufacturer. Names and addresses of subscribers are listed. (2) Printed Memorandum and Articles of Association for Stephen Goodwin & Tatton -A company limited by shaers - Incorporated 26 September 1900. Cooper & Co., Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.
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REFERENCE 469 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Worthington; Challinor; Badnall; Ford-Bacon; Cruso; Brealey; Lynes;

DESCRIPTION Draft security and mortgage against loss under a deed of covenant between Andre Jukes Worthington of Leek, Staffs., silk manufacturer, and William Challinor of Leek dated 1873. Cites an indenture between (1) William Challinor, (2) A .J. Worthington (3) the Manchester & Liverpool District Bank Co. made at the request of A. J. Worthington as security for him. The covenant with the Bank was that Challinor would pay the annual premiums for Worthington's life assurance policies. Annual premium was 51 : 5s : 3d. The premiums were for policies of 1500 from Eagle Insurance Co dated 29 November 1844 -premium 22 :15s: 0d; for 999 :19s :0d with the Life Assurance Association of Scotland dated 8 April 1846 -premium 17 : 19s :5d; and another dated 5 May 1851 for 499 :19s:0d -premium 10 : 10s : 2d. Challinor's roll was purely that of a friend and surety for Worthington. Worthington agreed to provide Challinor with indemnity and security and did so in the form of a charge on silk mills, warehouses, stables and other buildings occupied by and belonging to him situated (mostly) in Brunswick Street, Leek as described in an indenture of mortgage dated 20 May 1870 between (1)John Lynes and Robert Francis Lynes; (2) A. J. Worthington (3) Anne Cruso, William Beaumont Badnall, Hugh Ford Bacon and Thomas Brealey for 2400.

 

REFERENCE 470 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Hambleton; Gaunt; Challinor; Ball; Simpson; Clulow; Tatton; Cruso;

DESCRIPTION Draft release of two messuages in Derby Street, Leek, Staffs. dated 1817 between(1) George Hambleton of Leek, webster, eldest son and heir at law of Betty Hambleton, deceased, wife of Samuel Hambleton  late of Leek, silk Twister, deceased, which said Betty Hambleton was the devisee in fee named in the last will and testament of Samuel Sutton late of Leek, and Ann his wife; (2) Richard Gaunt of Leek, silk merchant, and William Challinor of Leek. Recites Samuel Sutton's will dated 25 May 1787 which bequeathed his houses in Derby Street, Leek in which Thomas Lowndes and Mary Simpson then lived, to Samuel Hambleton of Leek, silk twister, for life and then to Betty Hambleton wife of Sam and her heirs forever. He also appointed the Hambletons as his executors. Sutton died and will was proven on 31 October 1787 at Lichfield. Betty died before Sam Hambleton. Richard Gaunt contracted to buy the property for 145. The property was on the south side of Derby Street and adjoined a warehouse and premises belonging to Richard Gaunt. It also had a small garden at the rear. The property was then occupied by William Tatton and Margaret Clulow. The sale included the right to use a necessary house near the garden and the right to that gable end of the warehouse standing in the said yard in the possession of Richard Gaunt part? house in holding of Robert Ball. Interpolated in pencil are the names of Thomas Sutton and Elizabeth his wife and later John Cruso's name for Richard Gaunt. 

 

REFERENCE 471 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Salford, Manchester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Gregory; Hylton; Howard;

DESCRIPTION Official writ of summons dated 5 September 1901 in the Court of Record of the Hundred of Salford, Lancashire between John Gregory, plaintiff and F. P. Adams & Co, silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffs. for Adams to appear within 8 days. The writ was signed by Charles Howard, plaintiff's solicitor. The place of trial was the Assize Courts, Strangeways, Manchester. The writ concerned the outstanding price of goods sold between April 1901 and June 1901 totalling 10 : 13s : 4d. 
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REFERENCE 472 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Hanley, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Gregory; Bullock; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Balance sheets for the firm of F. P. Adams & Co. of Leek for the period 30 June 1900 to 30 June 1901 and trading account 30 June 1901 prepared by Bourne Bullock & Co, chartered accountants of Hanley, Staffs. Amongst other things it gives value of wages, materials such as silk, cotton and mohair, costs of dyeing, travelling, etc.. Value of sales was 2055 in 1901.

 

REFERENCE 473 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Leicester; Manchester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Shaw; Nicholson; Stanley; Howard; Durant;

DESCRIPTION Official writ of summons dated 5 September 1901 in the High Court of Justice Kings Bench Division Manchester District between A Nicholson & Co. plaintiffs " carrying on business at New Market Street, Leicester and F. P. Adams & Co, silk manufacturers of London Street Mill, Leek, Staffs. for Adams to appear within 8 days. The writ was signed by Charles Howard, plaintiff's solicitor. The place of trial was the Assize Courts, Strangeways, Manchester. The writ concerned the outstanding price of goods sold between February 1901 and July 1901 totalling 59 : 10s : 9d.

 

REFERENCE 474 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Shaw; Robinson; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Printed request dated 31 December 1900 for accounts for F. P. Adams (Register No. 45037) under the Bankruptcies Act 1890 from John Smith, Inspector General in Bankruptcy to T. Robinson Esq. of Nab Hill.

 

REFERENCE 475 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Printed request under the Bankruptcies Act 1890 from John Smith, Inspector General in Bankruptcy to T. Robinson Esq. of Nab Hill, Leek dated 7 August 1902 re enquiries made on the 8th of July concerning F. P. Adams (Register No. 45037). Simply asks for a response.