Bednall Collection: No.s 551 to 575

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 551 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Ford; Pegge Burnell; Challinor; Bright; Cooper;

DESCRIPTION This is another draft of the document indexed at BED COLL. 549. Draft transfer, dated 17 April 1873, of mortgage from Edward Valentine Pegge Burnell Esquire to E.V.Pegge Burnell, Joseph Challinor and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield dated 10 March 1873. The mortgage for 3000 was secured by on a china factory and premises in Hanley, Staffordshire occupied by Thomas Ford and formed part of the trusts of Mr. & Mrs. W.Beaumont Badnall and Mrs. Smith (Beauchief). It sites the transfer of a moiety in the property from Charles Ford to Thomas Ford of Cannon Street, Hanley. The property was copyhold within the Manor of Newcastle under Lyme.

 

REFERENCE 552 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Cruso; Challinor; Bright; Cooper; Graham; Hacker; Allen; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Transfer, dated 17 April 1873, by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician) to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of Leek Improvement Commissioner's mortgage for 2000 and interest. The mortgage was No. 59 made by the Commissioners under the Leek Improvement Act of 1855 to John Cruso

deceased and Richard Cooper dated 6 February 1866. Hacker & Allen were clerks to the Commissioners.

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REFERENCE 553 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Cooper; Graham; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Transfer by Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield to themselves of a bond or mortgage debenture No.1943 made by the North Staffordshire Railway Company to Richard Cooper of Leek, surgeon on 31 March 1868 for securing 1300 and interest.

 

REFERENCE 554 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Transfer dated 17 April 1873 by Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield to themselves of 25 Trent & Mersey Navigation preference shares No.s 57931 to 57935 -47721 to 47730 47711 to 47720 of and in the North Staffordshire Company. 

 

REFERENCE 555 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Transfer dated 17 April 1873 by Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield to themselves of a 500 Mersey Docks and Harbours Board Bond ( dated 28 September 1858) to John Cruso and Richard Cooper, both late of Leek.

 

REFERENCE 556 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Transfer, dated 17 April 1873, by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician), to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of 1105 worth of Midlands Railway Consolidated stock.

 

REFERENCE 557 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Manchester; Bowden, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen; Beresford;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. (1) Transfer, dated 17 April 1873, by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician), to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of Mr. Thomas Beresford's mortgage debts of 200 and in 54: 5 : 7 dated 17 April 1873. Endorsed on front with "To be endorsed on the mortgage of 24 June 1858". Gives details of the deaths, etc. of principal parties, e.g. John Cruso died on 20th October 1867; Richard Cooper died on 23 June 1872 (probate 12 July 1872). Draft carried hand written and signed notes by William Beaumont Badnall and Hacker & Allen approving the draft. (2) An earlier draft of the same document dated 1872.

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REFERENCE 558 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Manchester; Bowden, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. (1) Transfer dated 17 April 1873 by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician), to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of 225 ordinary consolidated stock in the London & North Western Railway.

 

REFERENCE 559 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Manchester; Bowden, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. (1) Transfer dated 17 April 1873 by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician), to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of 20 ordinary consolidated stock in the North Staffordshire Railway Company.

 

REFERENCE 560 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Manchester; Bowden, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Graham; Robinson; Cooper; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. (1) Transfer dated 17 April 1873 by James Gould Cooper of Bowden, Cheshire, merchant and William Birch Cooper of Manchester (executors of the will of Richard Cooper late of Leek, physician), to Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield of 37 : 10s ordinary consolidated stock in the London & North Western Railway.

 

REFERENCE 561 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; C

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Pegge Burnell; Ford;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. Acknowledgement 1873 before the Manor of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire by Edward Valentine Pegge Burnell of Winkburn Hall, Nottinghamshire that he had received 3000 from Joseph Challinor of Leek and Joseph Bright of Chesterfield by the direction of Thomas Ford in satisfaction of monies secured by the conditional surrender made to him and to John Cruso and Richard Cooper (both since deceased) by Thomas and Charles Ford of copyhold hereditaments held of the Manor and dated 29 August 1867. The document requires the Steward of the Court to enter his satisfaction in the Court Rolls. Dated 1872. Note by someone on the front that though Mr. Ford insists on the warrant "it is unnecessary, nay it is  undesirable that the 3000 should appear as a new debt".

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REFERENCE 562 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; C

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Bramley; Lancaster; Key;

DESCRIPTION Mr. & Mrs. William Beaumont Badnall's settlement trust. 3 letters concerning Mrs. Nelly Bramley's mortgage (1) 27 July 1855 Mr. Lancaster of Chesterfield to Badnall re Bramley's rent. (2) 25 March 1858 Mr. John Lancaster of Chesterfield to Badnall states that Nelly Bramley had signed over all her rights to Christopher Froggatt of South Wingfield and asking if this is acceptable. (3) 21 June 1859 Letter from Thomas Bramley "on behalf of my dear old mother " Mrs. Nelly Bramley of South Wingfield Park requesting her deeds and giving notice of payment of the mortgage monies. Witnessed by John Key.

 

REFERENCE 563 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Booth; Mills; Lee; Bayley; Hanshaw; Wardle; Gill; Lounds;

DESCRIPTION Three documents addressed to Mrs. Challinor, Leek, annotated "Macclesfield's rents Mr. Geo. Booths account" and dated 11 January 1844, 16 July 1844 and 6 August 1845 respectively. They contain lists of names and rent payments, e.g. Thomas Mills 2/6 per week total 3 : 5s 0d Arrears 0; James Lee 1/6 per week 1 : 13s : 0d Arrears 6s : 0d; James Bayley 1/4 per week 1 : 9s :0d Arrears 5s :8d. etc. plus costs incurred such as property tax, repairing the roofs, repairs to doors and windows and shutters and painting, ground rent and the cost of collecting.

 

REFERENCE 564 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London

FIELD NAMES Pool End Farm;

PERSONS Parker; Finney; Brealey; Cruso; Hine; Bennison; Graham; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION The Earl of Macclesfield's settled estates -Purchase from Henry Beaumont Cruso : Observations on replies to requisitions on title dated 4 February 1902. Laurence Graham & Co. Concerns amongst other things Pool End Farm occupied by the Finney family for generations. Present occupier "is Thomas Finney who succeeded his uncle Thomas Finney and the latter succeeded his father Thomas Finney".

 

REFERENCE 565 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Wetley Rocks; Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Gaunt; Booth; Vigars; Bullock; Malkin; Challinor; Killmister;

DESCRIPTION Draft feoffment, dated 15 June 1809, from Mr. Josiah Booth of Leek to Richard Gaunt of Leek, Silk Merchant, of a messuage in Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire which was prepared using an older document. The latter had been a draft feoffment of 2 closes in Wetley Rocks in the parish of Cheddleton from Mr. William Sergeant of Cheddleton to John Lovatt of Cheddleton dated 1808 and prepared by Killmister & Challinor of Leek. For 50 paid into the hands of Josiah Booth, Richard Gaunt acquired "that messuage, etc. situated at the back of the North side of a certain street in Leek called Derby Street and adjoining on the East side of a garden belonging to and in the possession of Richard Gaunt and opposite to a warehouse in the possession of Messrs Gaunt & Lucas which messuage, etc. some time about the year 1785 was in the possession of Mary Vigars since then of Elizabeth Bullock but now of Joseph Malkin as the tenant of Josiah Booth. Together with all ways, wells waters courses easements common profits commodities advantages emoluments rights memebers & appurtenances......"  

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REFERENCE 566 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire;

FIELD NAMES Dragons Field

PERSONS Booth; Eyre; Thompson; Cruso;

DESCRIPTION Draft mortgage by appointment and demise from John Eyre of Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire, joiner, to George Thompson of Leek, Staffordshire, Silk Manufacturer, of two plots of land and buildings. The document is dated 1827 and annotated on the front sheet "Engrossed 25 August 1827" Cruso & Son, Leek. For a loan of 150, Eyre mortgaged (on the 22nd June 1827) "two plots of land containing about 995 square yards both lying together and late part of two closes at the bottom of Derby Street in Leek called the Dragon Fields (which two fields have lately been sub-divided and set out for building purposes by Messrs Smith & Sleigh and by them sold as trustees under the will of the late Ann Davenport deceased". The parcels of land were bounded on the North by a "new street to be called " Regent Street" on the South by land purchased by James Johnson & Thomas Eyre and on the East and West by land belonging to Thomas Smith & John Sleigh not yet sold". Together with all other houses already erected and which may be erected, buildings, trees hedges ditches etc. etc. Eyre was to pay a Peppercorn rent and interest on the 90 at 5%. The document seems also to have been used to prepare a draft for another document of the same type dated November 1830 and between Charles Booth of Leek and George Thompson for the sum of 90. The description of the property given in red ink ...at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek called the Further Dragon Field containing as measured about 530 square yards ...bounded on the West by land belonging to ...Gillespie and on the South by Queen Streeton the East by land belonging to Jos Rowley and on the North by land belonging to ..."

 

REFERENCE 567 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Madeley, Staffordshire; Shrewsbury; Manchester; Sutton in Ashfield, Notts; Chelsea, Middlesex;

FIELD NAMES The Lawn;

PERSONS Broughs; Birch; Hammersley; Hall; Brunel; Edmunds; Holdship; Hulme; Rhodes; Blakeway; Pidock; Badnall; Challinor; Unwin; Bilsom; Birtles; Cattlow; Heywood; Taylor; Ford; Knight-Bruce;

DESCRIPTION Copy deed of covenant for producing title deeds with respect to the Church of St. Lukes, Leek in the Diocese of Lichfield dated 29 March 1836 Challinor Badnall & Co. Leek. The deed was made between Joshua Brough, Silk Manufacturer of Leek, John Brough, Silk Manufacturer of Leek, and the Reverend Benjamin Pidock, clerk, curate of the Curacy of St. Luke Leek. It cites a deed of the same date under the hand of Joshua Brough, Thomas Birch, Robert Hammersley and John Brough and the "seal of the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the augmentation of maintenance of Poor Clergy by which a piece of land "as now staked out from a part of the Ball Haye Estate called The Lawn in the hamlet of Tittesworth" of 2421 square yards and intended for a house and garden for the Curate of St. Luke Leek was conveyed to the Curate of the Curacy and his successors for the augmentation of the maintenance of the Curate. The land was part of property of greater value held by the Broughs, Birch and Hammersley and therefore the deeds remained in their custody. The schedule of deeds starts with indentures of lease and release dated 6 and 7th February 1759 between (1)John Davenport the younger of Leek (2) Hannah Rhodes of Shrewsbury, spinster, (3) Peter Blakeway of Shrewsbury, Surgeon, (4) and John Birtles of Leek, gent. This was followed by an indenture of demise made on 3 March 1819 by James Hulme of Sutton in Ashfield, Notts afterwards of Ball Haye, Leek but then of Chelsea, Middlesex, M.D. and Hugh Ford of Leek. On 20 March 1838 an indenture of assignment was made between (1) the Revd John Stevenson Cattlow of Madeley, Staffs, John Cruso the younger of Leek and (2) Edward Unwin and John Heywood and (3) John Taylor of Manchester. On the 2 June 1851 a copy order was made by his honour B.C.Knight Bruce in the case of Anne & Ellen Hulme (plaintiffs) versus Samuel Heathcote Unwin, Heathcote William Heathcote Unwin, Elizabeth Anne Unwin, Leonard Edmunds, John Rhodes Hulme and William Bilsom were deforciants. On 28 October 1853 an indenture was drawn up between (1) Isambard Kingdom Brunel and James M. Holdship and (2) the Broughs, Birch, and Hammersley.

 

REFERENCE 568 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES The Lawn;

PERSONS Brough; Birch; Hammersley; Badnall; Challinor; Brunel; Holdship;

DESCRIPTION Copy conveyance, dated 29 March 1856, under the hand of Joshua Brough, Thomas Birch, Robert Hammersley and John Brough and the "seal of the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the augmentation of maintenance of Poor Clergy by which a piece of land "as now staked out from a part of the Ball Haye Estate called The Lawn in the hamlet of Tittesworth" of 2421 square yards and intended for a house and garden for the Curate of St. Luke Leek was conveyed to the Curate of the Curacy and his successors for the augmentation of the maintenance of the Curate. The consideration was 254 :2s :0d. The land in question is shown on a plan incorporated in the text. Challinor Badnall &  Challinor, Leek.
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REFERENCE 569 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Uttoxeter, Tunstall, Staffordshire; Sandbach, Cheshire; Handsworth Woodhouse, Sheffield;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Hulme; Birchenough; France ; Shipley; Rutland; Wright; Dix; Bowman; Key; Lucas; Strangman; Randall; Sholl; Halden; Huntley; Watson; Beardmore; Botham; Fowler; West; Provost; Tipper;

DESCRIPTION Draft release from (1) Peter France formerly of Leek but now of Handsworth Woodhouse, Sheffield, coal proprietor, and Joseph Shipley of Uttoxeter, grazier, and John Rutland of Sandbach, Cheshire, gent. to (2) Joseph Wright of Tunstall, Staffs. grocer, George Randall of Newcastle under Lyme, china painter, Ruiter Sholl of Tunstall, Staffs., clothier, John Shipley of Uttoxeter, Henry Watson of Newcastle under Lyme, grocer, William Huntley the Younger of Stoke on Trent and Enoch Halden of Stafford, clerk, of the Quaker's meeting House in Leek, Staffordshire upon trusts, dated 19 January 1867. It cites (deleted) an indenture made on 10 February 1836 between (1) James Dix, Ebenezer Bowman, (2) William France, Peter France, Joseph Shipley, H.J.Bowman, William Beardmore, John Rutland, Jonathan Bowman reciting a deed poll dated 19 July 1770 under the hands and seals of Joshua Strangman, James Lucas, William Lucas, Allan Key, H.J.West, Michael Botham and Jonathan Fowler in which the properties were assigned and conveyed in trust by indentures of Lease and Release dated 16 and 17th July 1770 between (1) William Key and Cornelius Bowmen and (2) Joshua Strangman, James Lucas, William Lucas, Allan Key, H.J.West, Michael Botham and Jonathan Fowler of the meeting house, grave yard, messuages and the site thereof to the use of (2) their heirs and assigns forever. It continues "In trust that the said meeting house, grave yard, house of ease, croft or garden and stable then erected should from time to time and for all times thereafter be made use of and employed for the general public benefit of their friends and the people called the Quakers in such and the same manner as the premises for many years then of late had been and then were enjoyed and used. The dwellings and other premises than those mentioned were conveyed to Joshua Strangman, James Lucas, William Lucas, Allan Key, H.J.West, Michael Botham and Jonathan Fowler their heirs in trust so that they should sell the same or any part thereof or raise money by mortgaging the same as they think fit and use the monies arising for the benefit of the people amongst them called the Quakers in such manner and for relieving and supplying the necessities of such Poor Quakers as in their monthly meetings at Leek aforesaid should from time to time be directed". Provision for appointing new trustees when the numbers had been reduced by death to 2. Several of the trustees had died -Peter France, H. J.Bowman, William Beardmore, and Jonathan Bowman had all died and at a meeting on 1st December (last) Joseph Wright of Tunstall, Staffs. grocer, George Randall of Newcastle under Lyme, china painter, Ruiter Shale of Tunstall, Staffs., clothier, John Shipley of Uttoxeter, Henry Watson of Newcastle under Lyme, grocer, William Huntley the Younger of Stoke on Trent, and Enoch Halden of Stafford, Clerk were appointed new trustees. It was thus necessary to convey the trust property to them and this is the purpose of this conveyance. The description of the property conveyed states : "All that building site in Leek, etc. as the same now is and for time out of mind hath been used as a meeting house for the people called the Quakers together with the house of ease and grave yard thereunto belonging enclosed by a wall. And the plot of ground at the West end thereof now used as garden plots in the several occupancies of the under mentioned tenants or some of them and also all those 2 messuages or tenements formerly a stable sited and being near to the said meeting house with the slip of ground in front of the messuages used as gardens and now in the occupation of Samuel Hulme, Daniel Birchenough. And also all those 4 messuages or tenements, etc. adjoining to the said meeting house and grave yard at the East end and built on the site of some ancient messuages and now in the several occupations of Henry Provost, Daniel Tipper, and Henry Braddock. And also all that allotment on Leek Moor made to the Trustees of the Quakers of Leek under the Inclosure Act of Parliament. And also all outhouses, buildings, ways, paths, etc. 
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REFERENCE 570 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Uttoxeter, Tunstall, Staffordshire; Sandbach, Cheshire; Handsworth Woodhouse, Sheffield;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brough; Ritchie; Nixon; Nicholson; Tatton; Haynes; Tipper; Burton; Hargreaves; Simpson; Abbott; Wilson; Birch; Sugden; Turnock; Hall; Dishley; Challinor; Newall;

DESCRIPTION Draft conveyance by (1) Joshua Brough of Leek, Silk manufacturer, John Brough of Leek, silk manufacturer, James Abbott, yeoman, James Nixon of Leek, yeoman, Henry Haynes of Leek, joiner, George Hargreaves of Leek, Blacksmith, Henry Simpson of Leek, silk weaver, Joshua Wilson of Tunbridge wells, Kent, Esquire, and Thomas John Birch of Armitage, Staffordshire to (2) Mr. John James Ritchie of Leek, surgeon, William Sugden, architect, Arthur Nicholson, warehouseman, William Tatton, silk dyer, Richard Turnock, surgeon, John Hall, warehouseman, George Burton, confectioner, William Dishley, weaver, George Tipper, shoemaker, and Joseph Hall, silk twister, all of Leek, Staffordshire, of a plot of land and a Church or Meeting House in Union Street, Leek, Staffs., upon trusts for the benefit of the Leek and Moorlands Temperance Society and for public evening lectures with power to appoint fresh trustees on death or resignation of any trustees. Dated 1864 and engrossed 21 September 1864 by E.Brough, Challinor & Co. Cites an indenture dated 10 June 1834 between (1) John Brough the Elder and (2)Joshua, James and John Brough, Joseph and James Abbott, Ralph Hyde, James Nixon Henry Haynes, Joseph Holroyd; George Hargreaves; Thomas Sanders; Henry Simpson; Joseph Rogers, Samuel Goodwin; John Norris, William Bateman; Joshua Wilson; John Wilson; Thomas John Birch by which Brough conveyed a plot of land near Union Street, Leek, covering some 726 square yards and the Chapel of Meeting House lately erected thereon... to the parties of the second part in trust to permit the chapel etc. to be used as a place of public worship for protestant dissenters from the Established Church of the congregational persuasion commonly called Independents. Provision for vestry meetings for the appointment or removal of Ministers. Also a power to sell all after receiving the approval of a formal meeting properly called. A notice was issued on 1st July 1864 calling a meeting on the following 1st August at which it was decided that the Chapel vestry and land adjacent (not including the school) should be sold. The Leek & Moorlands Temperance Society ("accustomed to meet in the Ball Haye School Room") offered 600 for a total area of 446 square yards to use for Lectures, public meetings, etc. It was also agreed that the monies be used towards the costs of erecting a new congregational church in Leek.

 

REFERENCE 571 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek Staffordshire; Leicester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Trafford; Prince; Greatorex;

DESCRIPTION Unsigned and uncompleted power of attorney and affidavit by the firm of Trafford & Prince of Leek, silk manufacturers the creditors of William Greatorex of Leicester, boot and shoe manufacturer appointing William Keightley of Leicester their attorney in the Bankruptcy of Greatorex. Dated 1861.

 

REFERENCE 572 LOCATION Box 15

PLACES Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Stannard; Gould; Lownds; Hacker; Allen; Ullithorne; Curry; Villiers;

DESCRIPTION Formal statement of claim in the case of Stannard v Gould and in the High Court, Queen's Bench Division (to be tried at Stafford) delivered 31 July 1888. Case reference1888-S-15. Writ issued 3 January 1888. The case was between William Stannard trading as William Standard & Company, and George Henry Gould and Edwin Lownds. Stannard was the tenant (under a lease dated 11 June 1887) from Gould of the top floor of a twisting shade adjoining the California Mill in Leek, Staffordshire. On 2nd January 1888 Lownds acting on Gould's orders broke into Stannard's premises and made a large opening in the wall obstructing "the Plaintiff's way" and threatening to continue to do so. Stannard claimed damages of 150 and asked for an injunction restraining the defendants.

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REFERENCE 573 LOCATION Box 15?

PLACES Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Cooper; Henley; Birch; Alsop; Slack; Moss; Millward; Oliver; Branscombe; Rushton; Jackson; Salt; Wilkes; Brunt; Corbishley; Johnson; Sheldon

DESCRIPTION Bundle of 8 documents relating to the James Wardle Trust. Wardle died on 8 July 1862.

 

REFERENCE 574 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Leek, Warslow, Wetton, Flash, Longnor, Rushton, Cheddleton, Endon, Blythe Bridge, Oakamoor,

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Anson; Smith; Dale; Gunn; Peake; Dorman; Dick; Rowley; Clamp; Bailey; Barrow; Naylors:

DESCRIPTION Eleven hand written sheets on one side consisting of reports to the Chief Constable concerning events in District B Leek, Division dating between 7 November and 15th December 1897. This covers Warslow Station, Wetton Station, Flash Station, Longnor Station, Rushton Station, Cheddleton Station, Endon Station, Blythe Bridge Station, Oakamoor Station, and chiefly concern the missing of meetings at "Conference Points". The reverse sides and in some cases both sides, contain an alphabetical list of people of (possibly) people receiving or applicants for poor relief or charity. The details include: Name, Age, Address, Married or Widow, Number of Dependant Children and "Remarks". The remarks concern health, receipts from other sources, behaviour, occupations, etc. Ages ranged from 16 to 88 and the list includes both males and females.

 

REFERENCE 575 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES Mill Lane Lynney; Lynney Meadow;

PERSONS Carr; Tatton; Hammersley; Brough; Heaton; Turnock; Ward; Torr; Mottershead; Salt; Meakin; Bishop; Birch. Brealey; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Draft transfer and mortgage, dated 13 March 1869, from Miss Ellen Carr and Mr. Samuel Tatton, silk dyer, both of Leek, to the Trustees of the Leek & Moorlands Permanent Benefit Building Society of six dwellings, a dye works, buildings and premises at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire. It cites a mortgage of the property by Tatton to Carr on 13 March 1855 for 1000. The property consisted of 1700 square yards of land formerly part of the Lynney Meadow or Mill Lane Lynney, shown on the map attached to a conveyance dated 20 May 1853. It also included dye house, skeining room, counting house and other buildings, steam engine boiler and " apparatus thereto connected now erected on the plot of land and also six dwellings erected some time since by the mortgagor on part of the plot and now or lately occupied by Widow Salt, William Birch, Samuel Torr, Charles Bishop, Joseph Mottershead, and William Meakin". A note dated 31 October 1879 states that the building society had changed its name on that day. A subsequent note dated 13 November 1883 indicates that the debt had been paid off.