Bednall Collection: No.s 476 to 500

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 476 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Printed statement of affairs of F. P. Adams & Co, bankrupts given by the Trustee Thomas Robinson following a meeting of creditors on 26 July 1900. The meeting authorised Robinson to sell the entire estate to the debtor's family on their paying 6/- in the pound at 3 and 6 months and all costs and preferential claims. Plant and machinery was valued at 1084 : 4s : 11d; Fixtures at 52 : 9s : 0d; Debtors 391 : 10s : 11d. (2 copies).

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REFERENCE 477 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Order under the Bankruptcy Act of 1890, dated 8 August 1901, from the Inspector in Bankruptcy to Thomas Robinson of Nab Hill, Leek for submission of his accounts as Trustee of the estates of Frank Pemberton Adams of Dragons Croft, Westwood Lane and London Mills, Leek, Staffs trading as Frank P. Adams & Co., silk manufacturer, under an arrangement between Adams and his creditors dated 21 July 1900 and registered on 27 July 1900.

 

REFERENCE 478 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Printed but unsigned assignment by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire to Thomas Robinson of Leek of debt owed by F. P. Adams & Co of Leek, Silk Manufacturers. The amount of the debt was 81 :5s :0d. Robinson was to pay 24 : 7s : 6d to the assignor. The date on the document is November 1900.

 

REFERENCE 479 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson; Challinor; Fearne; Blower; Peach; Eaton;

DESCRIPTION Printed, signed and witnessed assignment by the Fearne & Co. of 16 South King Street, Manchester to Thomas Robinson of Leek of debt owed by F. P. Adams & Co of Leek, Silk Manufacturers. The amount of the debt was 100 6s :10d. Robinson was to pay 24 :17s : 6d to the assignor. The date on the document is 22nd November 1900. Document evidently being afterwards used to draft another for the following are pencilled in: Assignor: Blower & Co, Park Road Mills, Bingley. Sum Assigned 30 : 11s : 8d. Purchase Money 26 : 8s : 9d. These documents were printed by W. H. Eaton & Co. Derby Street,

 

REFERENCE 480 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Robinson; Challinor; Hall; Eaton; Goodwin; Fleming;

DESCRIPTION Draft, printed, unsigned assignment by an unknown firm to Thomas Robinson of Leek of debt owed by F. P. Adams & Co of Leek, Silk Manufacturers. It appears to be a general draft for the reprinting of a document produced in1895 for the bankruptcy of Stephen Hall Goodwin late of Leek, Silk Broker whose Trustee was Arthur William Goodwin of Leek, Silk Manufacturer. In hand writing at the bottom is a note which states "75 copies" and "W. H. Eaton proof off". The assignee was J. Fleming & Co of Leicester and the amount of the debt was 20 2s :6d. Goodwin was to pay 6 :3s : 0d to the assignor.

 

REFERENCE 481 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Forshaw; Robinson; Litton;

DESCRIPTION Dividend notice in "the matter of a Deed of Composition executed by Henry and Thomas Forshaw trading as H & T Forshaw, at Hilton Street, Manchester, Mantle Manufacturers" dated 1st March 1901 and addressed to Messrs F. P. Adams & Co. Trustee Mr. T. Robinson c/o Messrs Challinors, solicitors, Leek. The document concerned a 2nd instalment of 2/- in the pound to be paid at the office of the Forshaws' trustee -John G.Litton on 5th March 1901.

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REFERENCE 482 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Tunstall, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Hughes; Harber; Pope; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Letter from P. H. Pope, chartered accountant of Bank Buildings, Tunstall, Staffs. to T. Robinson at 10 Derby Street, Leek (Challinor & Shaw's office) dated 28 January 1901 and concerning F. P. Adams & Co. Letter requests a cheque for the account of Messrs Hughes & Harber.

 

REFERENCE 483 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Robinson; Eaton;

DESCRIPTION A printed, unsigned and undated (except 1900) Indenture of Assignment by unknown assignee to Thomas Robinson of Leek of debt owed by F. P. Adams & Co of Leek, Silk Manufacturers. It appears to be a proof copy of the document drafted in Bed Coll. 480 and produced by W. H. Eaton of the Moorlands Press, Leek.

 

REFERENCE 484 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Oath sworn in the High Court Queen's Bench Division by Frank Pemberton Adams of London Mills, Leek, Staffs, silk manufacturer, trading as Frank P. Adams & Co. before J. P. Fellowes Smith on 26 July 1900 at Leek, Staffordshire stating that he had signed a deed of assignment for the benefit of creditors on 21 July 1900. The estimated amount of his property under the deed was 1615 : 9s : 3d less 92 for the value of securities held by creditors to cover his debts to them. His estimated liabilities were 3479 : 8s : 6d. The schedule to the document lists the names, addresses and amounts owed of all his creditors. 

 

REFERENCE 485 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Printed letter dated 21 July 1900 from Challinors & Shaw of 10 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire to all the creditors of Mr. Frank P. Adams trading as Frank P. Adams & Co. to attend a meeting on Thursday next at their office. Mr. Adams was said to have "this day" executed a Deed of Arrangement to prevent an execution taking effect.

 

REFERENCE 486 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Tunstall, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Robinson; Pope

DESCRIPTION Printed receipt for 7 : 5s : 6d from P. H. Pope of Tunstall, Staffs. to F Robinson of Leek with reference to F. P. Adams & Co. dated 6 December 1900. 
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REFERENCE 487 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Tunstall, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adams; Challinor; Robinson; Llewelyn; 

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 28 August 1902 from .....Llewelyn & Son. of Tunstall, Staffs to T. Robinson of Leek with reference to F. P. Adams & Co. It states that Mr. W. Adams junior had seen him that day and said that he thought (Robinson) would consent to hand the business over to his brother. Llewelyn requests that this be arranged and the Bank notified. With regard to the examination, Mr. W. Adams cited the heavy losses he and his family had sustained saying he couldn't afford to be as liberal as he would have liked and asked if Robinson would accept an honorarium of 15  guineas.

 

REFERENCE 488 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Hall; Green; Janney;

DESCRIPTION John Pickford's deed of purchase dated 7 February 1759 for a cottage with two garden spots at the Watercoates in the Borough of Macclesfield adjoining on the south an old cottage belonging to Edward Bennet. The cottage was purchased from Francis Green of Macclesfield for 10. The property was to "be held of the Chief Lord or Lords of the Fee by the rents and services for their rights and customs". Francis Green was the son of George Green. Document is signed, sealed and witnessed. Witnesses Joshua Janney and Amos Hall. Green made his mark. There is also a receipt for the 10 separately signed and witnessed.

 

REFERENCE 489 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Stoddard; Holland; Boothby;

DESCRIPTION Authorisation dated 29 March 1761 by John Pickford to David Pickford to "attorn tenant" to Robert Boothby of Rainow, silk winder for the cottage at Watercoates near or adjoining the one in which John Pickford lived. On the same document David Pickford's attornment is written out in which he agrees to pay a rent to Boothby of 20 shillings a year. The witnesses were William Stoddard and J Hohn Holland. There is also a similar attornment by John Pickford to Robert Boothby.

 

REFERENCE 490 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Stoddard; Holland; Boothby; Simpson;

DESCRIPTION Indenture dated 25 March 1761 between John Pickford of Macclesfield, collier and Robert Boothby of Rainow, silk winder by which Pickford sells those cottages with two garden spots at Watercoates, Macclesfield which were then occupied by John Pickford and his son David. The cottages were near another occupied by Edward Bennet. For these properties Pickford received 40. Document is signed, sealed and witnessed and also carries Pickford's receipt. The witnesses were William Stoddard and John Holland. There is also a record of the delivery of seisin to Boothby by giving him the keys of the doors and a clod of earth "part of the said premises" witnessed by J. Hulley. On the back is a receipt signed by David Simpson and dated 18th March 1789 which states "Received of Mr. Thomas Broome by bond delivered up & five pounds ten shillings and four pence, sixty five pounds 10 shillings for the use of Sarah Boothby."
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REFERENCE 491 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Stoddard; Holland; Boothby;

DESCRIPTION Indenture dated 7 February 1759 between John Pickford of Macclesfield, collier and Jasper Hulley of Rainow, silk winder by which Pickford leased for 99 years those cottages with two garden spots at Watercoates, Macclesfield which were then occupied by John Pickford and his son David. The cottages were near another occupied by Edward Bennet. For these properties Pickford received 20 and Hulley was to pay a peppercorn rent. Document is signed, sealed and witnessed and also carries Pickford's receipt. The witnesses were William Stoddard and John Holland. There is also a note which states " due to me on the security of this 7th February 1761 for premises and for the writing 22 : 10 : 0. Sent Robt Boothby a Guinea." There is also a receipt of Jasper Hulley's on the front for the 20 paid to him by Robert Boothby on 8 November 1766.

 

REFERENCE 492 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Rainow, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Whittacker ; Boothby;

DESCRIPTION Memorandum by David Pickford of evidence dated 15 July 1777 confirms the mortgage by John Pickford of Macclesfield, collier to Robert Boothby of Rainow, etc. relating to three cottages lying at Watercoates in Macclesfield. The document also confirms that, after Pickford's death, Boothby advanced 10 to his widow Mary in lieu of her right of possession and subsequently spent 17 in erecting and building one other house on the said premises and on repairs, etc.

 

REFERENCE 493 LOCATION Drawer 3

PLACES Macclesfield, Rainow, Hurdsfield, Cheshire

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Pickford; Broom Boothby; Pownall; Wadsworth; Rathbone; Dean; Shrigley; Birchenough; Hordern; 

DESCRIPTION Bond for the performance of covenants and payment of money dated 26 March 1789 by Mary Pickford, widow of David Pickford of Macclesfield, shoemaker, the only son and heir of John Pickford of Macclesfield, collier, John Birchenough of Macclesfield, silk throwster, James Dean of Macclesfield, shoemaker, James Shrigley of Macclesfield, yeoman, Samuel Hordern of Maxfield, yeoman, Organ Dawson late of Maxfield but now of.... , yeoman, and Robert Rathbone of Maxfield, shoemaker, in the sum of 100 to be paid to Thomas Broom. The condition was that those bound would keep to the terms of a mortgage bearing even date between (1) Sarah Boothby of Hurdsfield, spinster, daughter only surviving child and heir of Robert Boothby late of Rainow, collier, and (2) Mary Pickford, John Birchenough and Sarah his wife, James Dean and Betty his wife, James Shrigley and Margaret his wife, Samuel Hordern and Jane his wife, Organ Dawson land Martha his wife and Robert Rathbone and Hannah his wife and (3) Thomas Broom. Document is signed and sealed and witnessed. The witnesses were Thomas Pownall and Matthew Wadsworth. 
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REFERENCE 494 LOCATION Box 10

PLACES Fulford, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES The Meadow; Little Croft; Sandy Hill; Madge yard; Hobber Slades; Barn Acres; Nether fields; Sunny Slade; Farther Field; he near Sitch Meadow; Shelly Low; the Shelly Dale; Rough Close; Peas Birch;

PERSONS Bagnall; Allen; Wettenhall; Wright; Milner; Sutton; Durose;

DESCRIPTION Abstract of title deeds belonging to Jeffrey Bagnall of Fulford, Stone, Staffs relating to tithes of certain estates lands at Fulford, Staffs. The deeds run from an indenture of sale between Robert Wright of Inner Temple, London son and heir of Robert Wright gent deceased son and heir of Charles Wright gent deceased and Thomas Bagnall of Fulford, yeoman dated 21 August 1697. This records that Bagnall gave 20 : 5s : 0d for the tithes of wool, lamb, herbage, pigs and goose issuing out of the Town of Fulford & Sarely and all other tithes which Wright and his ancestors had been used to receiving except the tithe paid to the Easter Roll. On 24 January 1699 another indenture of sale was drawn up between Thomas Allen Rector of Stoke upon Trent and Thomas Bagnall of Fulford, yeoman in which Allen sold Bagnall all the tithes of corn, grain growing in Bagnall's land i.e. the Meadow, the Little Croft adjoining the house, the Sandy Hill, the Madge yard, the 2 Hobber Slades, the Barn Acres then divided into two parts, the Nether fields, the Sunny Slade, the Farther Field, the near Sitch Meadow, the Shelly Low, the Shelly Dale, the Shelly Dale Meadow, the two Rough Closes, the Peas Birch then divided into 3 parts, the 2 Marrelow Lanes for 50. In 1724 Thomas Allen the younger, son and heir apparent of Thomas Allen the elder of Fenton Calvert in Staffordshire, Rector of Stoke on Trent, Doctor of Laws and Dean Chester and Thomas Bagnell of Fulford and Thomas Allen the elder confirming the earlier indenture. On 25 June 1768 an indenture was drawn up between Richard Bagnall late of Fulford but then of Middlewich, Cheshire, yeoman, son of Thomas Bagnall late of Fulford, yeoman, deceased and Jeffrey Bagnall of Fulford, yeoman, and Bate Johnson of Newcastle under Lyme, yeoman by which Richard Bagnall, youngest son of Thomas Bagnall the elder deceased and the person to whom Thomas had devised the heres etc. in Fulford, sold to Jeffrey Bagnall all the tithes of corn and grain and 10 acres of arable land and pasture which was part of Mothershall Heath or otherwise Withnall Forest in the Parish of Stone for 140. On 28 -29th December 1780 Jeffery Bagnall of Fulford signed indentures of Lease and Release over to Sampson Bagnall late of Creswell but then of Draycott in Staffordshire, yeoman. which cited a bond in the sum of 200 between Jeffery and Sampson for the payment of 100, dated 11 April 1768, and a further bond by Jeffery Bagnall dated 1 June 1770 in the same amount also to Sampson Bagnall. In the new documents Jeffery Bagnall mortgaged the 10 acres o land on Mothershall Heath, Stone and also a close of 7.5 acres in Fulford called the Whitefield which was purchased from the trustees of Nathanial Wettenhall late of Hankelow, Cheshire deceased plus all the tithes which Thomas Bagnall had originally acquired. The mortgage was for the payment of 200 plus interest. Deeds of L & R were drawn up on 26 and 27th May 1790 between Sampson Bagnall and John Bagnall one of the sons of Jeffery Bagnall and William Sutton reciting that the sum of 200 previously mentioned had not been paid and Sampson Bagnall had acquired an absolute title to the estates. It also cited Indentures of L & R dated 5 & 6th November 1788 between (1) Jeffery Bagnall deceased and Thomas Bagnall eldest son and heir of Jeffery (2)said John Bagnall and William Sutton dealing with estates in fee simple held by (1) subject to the payment of 10 annuity to Sarah Bagnall mother of Jeffery Bagnall for life, and to various mortgages, and to pay them off (1) had agreed to sell to (2) the farm at Fulford with all lands and tithes at Fulford or Sawerly in Stone upon trust that (2) should dispose of them as soon as possible. John Bagnall and William Sutton sold the land enclosed some years before from Mothershall Heath alias Withnall Forest to Josiah Durose of Sharpley Heath, Stone, Staffs. for 198. With Sampson Bagnall's agreement the Whitefield (7.5 acres) then occupied by Thomas Milner and Sampson Bagnall, were bought by John Bagnall and William Sutton for 82. Samposon Bagnall also sold the tithes of corn and grain , wool and lambs, etc. to John Bagnall and Wm Sutton.

 

REFERENCE 495 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Hacker; Allen; Cruso; Hammersley; Brough; Macclesfield

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement for the sale and purchase dated 4th September 1901(Engrossed 29 August 1901) between Thomas Brealey of Leek, Surveyor, and George Davenport of Leek, Silk Manufacturer. Brealey paid 1260 : 10s to purchase 23770 square yards of land on the southwardly side of Park Road, Leek now in the possession of Joseph Shirley Burton and Mrs. Brough, plus land formerly used as a garden containing 428 square yards adjoining the first plot. Bounded on the eastwardly side by lands owned by Henry Beaumont Cruso and a small part owned by Edwin Brough, northwardly by Park Road and westwardly by land retained by the Vendor and southwardly by land belonging to the Earl of  Macclesfield. Document is signed and receipted.
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REFERENCE 496 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Hacker; Allen; Cruso; Hammersley; Brough; Macclesfield 

DESCRIPTION Unsigned preliminary draft for the document Bed Coll. 495. This draft is a partially hand written, agreement for sale and purchase , dated1901(Engrossed 29 August 1901), between Thomas Brealey of Leek, Surveyor, and George Davenport of Leek, Silk Manufacturer. Brealey paid 1260 : 10s to purchase 23770 square yards of land on the southwardly side of Park Road, Leek now in the possession of Joseph Shirley Burton and Mrs. Brough, plus land formerly used as a garden containing 428 square yards adjoining the first plot. Bounded on the eastwardly side by lands owned by Henry Beaumont Cruso and a small part owned by Edwin Brough, northwardly by Park Road and westwardly by land retained by the Vendor and southwardly by land belonging to the Earl of Macclesfield. The document is unsigned.

 

REFERENCE 497 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Hacker; Allen; Cruso; Hammersley; Brough; Macclesfield; Middleton;

DESCRIPTION Unsigned conveyance of a plot of land situate near to Park Road, Leek in Staffordshire from Thomas Brealey to George Davenport dated 25 March 1902. Document is complete with a plan to a scale of 1" = 200 ft, which shows the lot, adjacent lots including other lands owned by George Davenport, adjacent landowners, George Brough, Arthur Nicholson, W. S. Brough, Middleton etc. and the area around the parish church and Foxlowe in Leek. The property being sold appears to be part of the estate associated with Foxlowe. Considerable alterations in red ink which carry the approval of the solicitors Challinor & Shaw.

 

REFERENCE 498 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Schedule of deeds handed over on completion of the conveyance of a plot of land situate near to Park Road, Leek in Staffordshire from Thomas Brealey to George Davenport dated 25 March 1902.

 

REFERENCE 499 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Challinor; Shaw; Hammersley; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Draft acknowledgement by George Hammersley, silk dyer, and owner of land on Park Road also purchased from Brealey, of the right of George Davenport to the production of documents relating to the conveyance of a plot of land situate near to Park Road, Leek in Staffordshire from Thomas Brealey to George Davenport dated 25 March 1902. Engrossed 21 March 1902.

 

REFERENCE 500 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brealey; Davenport; Challinor; Shaw; Hammersley; Hacker; Allen; Burton;

DESCRIPTION Requisitions as to title in connection with the conveyance of a plot of land situated near to Park Road, Leek in Staffordshire from Thomas Brealey to George Davenport dated 25 March 1902. Engrossed 21 
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