Bednall Collection No.s 601 to 625

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE 601 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Leek, Alstonfield; Horton; Staffordshire; Pilsbury, Derbyshire; Cheshire; Wales; Middlesex;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Fowler; Flint; Brocklehurst; Chorley; Bentley; Killmister; Crompton; Badnall; Gould; Towgood; Gaunt;

DESCRIPTION Copy of the will, dated 29 April 1818, and codicils, dated 11 September 1819 and the 4 June 1825 respectively, of John Fowler of Leek, Staffordshire. A note on the front sheet states "All proved 26 November 1827 by Sarah Fowler and Toft Chorley Esq. two of the executors in the Prerog. Court of Canterbury fo. 108", a further note states " Testator died 19 May 1827. Effects sworn under 14000." A pencilled note states " Brocklehurst v Flint".

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REFERENCE 602 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; London; etc.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Phillips; Hacker; Allen; Russell; Bush; Mellor; Norris; Cursham; Balfour; Hand; Milne; Allen; Johnson; More; Giles; etc.

DESCRIPTION Copy abstract, dated 1900, of the title of the respective trustees in the wills of Samuel Phillips and William Phillips to hereditaments and premises situated in Leek, Staffordshire to which they were respectively entitled in moieties. Hacker & Allen, Leek. A note on the front sheet states " NB This is a complete Abstract of Title as at this date to all the property belonging in moieties to the late Messrs Samuel & William Phillips H & A 17/10/1900".

 

REFERENCE 603 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Stanley, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; Turner; Gaunt; Fowler;

DESCRIPTION Statement of account and memorandum, dated 6 March 1849, re interview with Mr Challinor and settlement of the business -Mrs Turner. It concerns monies received from the sale of "The Stanley Property".

 

REFERENCE 604 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES Manchester

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Adderley; Marston; Keys;

DESCRIPTION Notes on paper manufactured in 1818 which state: "Mr Keys valuation of goods sold to Mr Adderley and Mrs Marston also a certificate of sale Book of what amount of goods and wine 3005. 15. 5. was sold at Manchester. Adjacent are two rough columns headed" Princ." and" Int." The former totals 1703. 7 and the later 292 .. 7. A pencilled calculation above carries the note "this interest should be entered as paid" and apparently refers to a sum of 12 . 6. 0.

 

REFERENCE 605 LOCATION Box 3

PLACES

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Tomkinson; Wright; Hall; Clemsha; Challinor; Fergyson; Brealey;

DESCRIPTION Conditions of sale, dated 13 May 1880, of a freehold three storey, steam powered silk mill, shade, house and building land fronting Shoobridge Street, in Leek belonging to Messrs Wright and Hall. It refers specifically to Lots 3 and 4 purchased by Peter Tomkinson -a builder. Challinor & Co. Leek. It includes a sale notice advertising the sale by auction at the George Hotel on 13 May 1880. Title to the Lots was to begin on 17th October 1873 with an indenture between William Stephen Shoobridge and his wife Elizabeth and the vendors Robert Wright and William Hall of Leek.

 

REFERENCE 606 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Cruso; Powys; Gaunt;

DESCRIPTION Letter from Captain Powys to John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 10 April 1845. States that "an order of court has been made for the County to purchase the land at the sum you (Cruso) named near the Catholic Chapel and to build there the station house". Page 157

 

REFERENCE 607 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Stroke on Trent, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Lynam;

DESCRIPTION Estimate for the building of stores and "Arks" for the Westwood Mills for W. E. Bowers Esquire, to drawings and specifications prepared by C. Lynam- architect, Stoke on Trent, December 1888. 7 hand written pages detailing the work and indicating the materials, e.g. Stockton Brook stone. No prices.

 

REFERENCE 608 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Stroke on Trent, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Lynam;

DESCRIPTION Estimate for the building the Engine Bed etc. for the Westwood Mills for W. E. Bowers Esquire, to drawings and specifications prepared by C. Lynam- architect, Stoke on Trent, December 1888. 4 hand written pages detailing the work and indicating the materials, e.g. Stockton Brook stone. Quantities and prices given. Other parts of the estimate missing.

 

REFERENCE 609 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Challinor; Badnall; Nall;

DESCRIPTION Mr George Nall's stamp account with Messrs Challinor, Badnall & Challinor solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire dated 27 June to 6 October 1851. Signed "Paid G Nall".

 

REFERENCE 610 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Bradnop, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES Church Croft;

PERSONS Challinor, Badnall; Sillitoe; Walmsley; Myatt; Godwin; Redfern; Wright; Venn; Hollins; Parker;

DESCRIPTION Bundle of 16 loose sheets containing draft account dated 1867 of costs incurred in the case of Sillito v Walmsley. The draft has been made on the back of printed appeals, dated 1830, against the removal of persons from the electoral registers for an (unspecified) division of the County of Stafford, which authorises the persons listed to appear in the Courts of Revising Barristers which may be held.. to support their claims to vote. Some of the persons to whom these forms are addressed appear to be people of standing in the County i.e. "Gentlemen, Attorneys at Law" such as: John, Michael and Francis Cruso; Robert Griffin, John Heathcote; Thomas Redfern; John Clement Sneyd Kynnersley, Abraham Flint, Ralph Bagshaw, Thomas Lee Higgot, William Arnold, James Drewry, Frederick Wright Tomlinson, Frances Stanier, Thomas Harding, Charles Henry Webb, James Gay Hiern, Charles Passman, John Philip Dyott, Edwain Allen. Other names mentioned: Smith; Buckle; Armishaw; Smallwood; Brookes; Stanley; Fleetwood; Turner; Robins; Manby; Bennett; Mason; Grazebrook; Fletcher; Fellowes; Adams; Woodward; Tarleton; Hunt; Homer; Hayes; Hinchcliffe; Jesson; Darwall; Barnett; Hebbert; Hanson; Whateley; Steven. (See under "Persons" above. Some of the pages are pages from voting or poll registers and record "Number in Register, Christian and Surname of each voter, Place of Abode, Profession or Trade, Parish, Township, or Place where the Premises are situate for which each elector votes, for whom polling "Mosley, Russell, Buller".

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REFERENCE 611 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Ellis; Brown; Brunner; Mond; Dix; Dobell; Drew; Edgar; Cremar; Allison; Grossall; Forth; Hope; Jones; Long; Lister; Cree; Morton; Moss; Middleton; Morris; Nairn; Palmer; Williams; Rylands; Read; Roberts; Holiday; Mawby; Williams; Wilson; Warner;

DESCRIPTION Booklet containing the trading account, profit and loss acount etc. of Messrs L. Ellis & Co. of Leek, Staffordshire for the period from 31 December 1903 to 31 December 1904. Company trade expenses for the year were 186-5-3; Wages 1777-14s-6d. Rates & Taxes 57-15s-0d. His partner seems to have been M.C.Ellis.

 

REFERENCE 612 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Clemsha; Friesner; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Claim for debt, dated 17 May 1922, in Clemsha Brothers & Birch Ltd of Leek, Staffs, silk manufacturers versus L & S Friesner of 121 Bury Road, Manchester, merchants, for goods delivered to value 23-18s-6d and costs. Letter from Challinor and Shaw of 10 Derby Street, Leek stating action would be taken unless payment was received by the 20th. 2 pages letter and copy bill of sale.

 

REFERENCE 613 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Watson; Asser; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Claim for debt, dated 20 August 1923, in Watson & Co (Leek) Ltd of Leek, Staffs, silk manufacturers versus Mrs Bertha Asser & Son, Lyons House 61 Whitechapel Road, London E1, warehouseman, for balance of account re goods to the value 7-2s-6d delivered and costs. 3 sheets Watson & Co. bill; letter from Challinor and Shaw of 10 Derby Street, Leek stating action will be taken unless payment received by the 20th. 2 pages letter and copy bill of sale. Action appears to have been taken for the back of the Challinor & Co. letter contains the case reference CC.320 , the date 10 September 1923 and a pencilled note "paid into court".

 

REFERENCE 614 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS

DESCRIPTION Minute, dated 22 August 1895, re the Mechanics Institute, Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire. It concerns a dispute over the freehold of land in the Post Office yard lying under the eaves of the Mechanics Institute. The document indicates that the projecting eaves were an easement and that the Post Office had the freehold to all the yard concerned. It mentions a wall which formerly separated the Post Office Yard from Russell Street "joined close up to the building but below the string course". 

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REFERENCE 615 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Morley; Challinor; Shaw;

DESCRIPTION Draft agreement, dated 1895, between the Right Honourable Arnold Morley and William Beaumont Badnall of Thorpe near Ashbourne, Derbyshire and William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, Trustees of the Leek Literary and Mechanical Institution : Challinor & Shaw, Leek. A hand written note states" The draft sent in to Mr Armstrong, Leek P.O 27 August 1895. The premises of the Institution adjoined those of the Post Office and the agreement concerned a widening of the entrance to the P.O. yard from Russell Street by removing a piece of the stone string course on the northwardly side of the Institution to allow space for a gatepost. It goes on to mention a new building recently erected in the yard against the side or end of the Institution by the Post Master General and to state that "neither the PMG nor his successors shall claim right of support for the new building which is provided on sufferance only". 

 

REFERENCE 616 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mountfort; Buxton; ; Redfern;

DESCRIPTION Notes re Picton Street, Leek dated 6 November 1895. It cites an indenture dated 24 March 1874 between Thomas Redfern and Ralph Mountfort in which Mountfort covenanted to make and complete Picton Street and a conveyance dated 30 May 1893 from Mountfort to George Buxton which contained a covenant indemnifying Buxton against claims for making up the street. This had been struck out and a note inserted that the street had been taken over by the Commissioners. A further note reveals another covenant by R. Mountfort that he will pay on demand his share of the expenses to the Vendor of the lands to be sold with interest at 5% and that the same shall be a charge on the land conveyed

 

REFERENCE 617 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; ;

FIELD NAMES Cattle Market;

PERSONS Cruso; Challinor; Badnall; Brough; Hammersley; Davenport; Russell; Alsop; Carr; Grosvenor; Rooke;

DESCRIPTION Minutes of the annual meeting of the Freeholders in reference to Leek Town Lands held on 24 June 1848. Resolved that a committee be formed to determine least expensive way of appointing new trustees to act with Mr Sleigh and to consider "whether any measure can be accepted to procure a more efficient fire engine and the means for keeping the engine in repair". The committee was also to report on the state of the Trust's property including the Cattle Market. The committee consisted of Mr Alsop, Joshua Brough, Mr Carr, Mr Challinor, Mr N.Davenport, Mr R. Hammersley and Mr Russell. Subsequently a special meeting was called on 1 December 1848 at which letters were read in which various insurers offered to subscribe towards the purchase of anew fire engine -the Salop Office and the Nottingham Office offered 20 a piece and the Manchester and Ipswich Offices 5 and 1 respectively. At this meeting Mr Badnall reported that Mr Cruso had been in contact with the owners of the Market Tolls (Mr Rooke & Mrs Grosvenor) who agreed to pay an annual sum equal to the interest for purchase of the Cattle Market (100) without prejudice to their rights. The document also contains minutes of meetings on the 26 February 1849 at which (amongst others) the cost of the Cattle Market (343-19s-3d) and Mr Alsop's drawing up of a detailed survey of the Town Lands, when part was lost, the rents, expenditure, etc. were mentioned; and minutes of a meeting on 14 March 1849 at which Mr Davenport's offer to purchase Westwood Heath from the Town at fair value and pay the cost of obtaining an Act of Parliament to do so, was read to the Committee. In pencil on the last page are the minutes of a meeting held at the Town Hall on 12 March 1849 at which Mr Alsop, Mr Hammersley, Mr Brough, Mr Cruso and Mr Challinor were present. It was resolved that "the part of the report now read be approved and that Mr Challinor draw the remainder of the report as to the appointment of trustees, fire engine, etc". 

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REFERENCE 618 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Stoke-on Trent, Staffs.;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bowers; Lynam;

DESCRIPTION Estimate for the building of additions and alterations to the Westwood Mills, Stoke on Trent for W. E. Bowers Esquire, to drawings and specifications prepared by C. Lynam- architect, Stoke on Trent, December 1888. 11 hand written pages detailing the work and indicating the materials, quantities and prices, e.g. Stockton Brook stone. The work was to be completed within 5 weeks of the tender being accepted and there was a 5 per week penalty for default. The basic estimate was 644-5s-0d to which was to be added 2.5 % for quantities and printing to be paid on receipt of first instalment plus and unknown further sum-presumably for overheads and profits. The tenders were to be delivered to the architect's office on "Saturday next December 22nd. Drawings and specification to be seen at architect's office. The document stated that neither the lowest nor any tender will necessarily be accepted.

 

REFERENCE 619 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Nantwich, Cheshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Watson; Maycock; Soloman;

DESCRIPTION Five documents relating to an action brought by Watson & Co (Leek) Ltd silk manufacturers, against Levi Soloman of The Beam Heath Clothing Works, Beam Street, Nantwich, Cheshire in June 1922. Item 1 : A printed affidavit of debt sworn in the county court held at Leek, Staffordshire, by Ernest Maycock of Leek, a commercial clerk employed by Watson & Co, to the debt of 56 - 5s 6d owed by Soloman for goods sold. The document is signed by Maycock. Item 2: Notice of acceptance of proceedings by Challinor & Co. acting on behalf of the plaintiff, dated 1921. Item 3: Watson & Co's itemised invoice to Levi Soloman dated 21 February 1922. Item 4: copy of main facts stated on Watson & Co's invoice. Hand written note "not entered". Item 5: Official printed particulars of Watson & Co's claim against Soloman. This also includes the "Costs of Plaint 1 - 1s -0d " and the solicitor's costs 1 -11s - 9d.

 

REFERENCE 620 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Cardiff, Llanelly, Wales;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Dugden; Lovatt; Williams; Travis;

DESCRIPTION Draft deed of covenant from Mr David & Mrs Maria Margeretta William of 136 Castle Road, Cardiff, commercial traveller, to Messrs Frederick Larner Sugden & Joseph Lovatt of Leek, silk manufacturers, dated 7 February 1898, Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. David Williams was about to enter the firm's employment and one of the conditions imposed by the firm was that Williams and his wife must enter into the covenant. The covenant was to ensure that the Williams returned monies he had collected to the Firm and also to indemnify the firm against losses due to the neglect or negligence of Williams and his wife. Liability was limited to 100. Draft notes that the William's signatures were witnessed by G. V. Travis of Pontybirin, LLanelly.

 

REFERENCE 621 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2
PLACES
Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Leech; Johnson; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Draft articles of partnership, dated 1897, between William Leech of Wall Hill, Broad Street, Leek and William Mountfort Johnson of Westwood Road, Leek, both silk manufacturers, Challinor & Shaw, Leek. An appended note gives a date 13 December 1897. The partners were to trade as silk manufacturers Factors Merchants and Trimming Warehousemen from 1st January 1897. Their trade name was to be Clowes, Leech & Co. and the business was to be carried on from premises at the Standard Mill in Shoobridge Street, Leek. The firm's bankers were the Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co. The firm's capital was 5000 made and brought in as follows: the mill and premises situate in Shoobridge Street and the engine, boiler and machinery, plant and stock in trade in the premises on Nelson Street and Shoobridge Street belonging to William Leech valued at 5000. Of this 4000 was to be credited to Leech the remaining 1000 was credited to Johnson. Profits and losses were to be divided in a similar proportion. Leech was to have a managing salary of 15 per calendar month and Mr Johnson 10. 

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REFERENCE 622 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Shaw; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Signed and stamped agreement between Messrs Challinors & Shaw and Mr Frederick Darlington Wardle, solicitor, Leek, dated 28 June 1897. It states that Wardle was to continue as managing clerk for the firm and states the terms: salary for 1896 of 150 inclusive of shares of profits on business introduced or transacted by him for his relatives or friends up to 31st December 1896 but with a bonus for other profits of the firm on business introduced by him; a fixed salary of 100 from 1st January 1897 plus 50% of the profit cost of all business introduced and transacted by Wardle with his father, mother, brothers, sisters or brothers in law or personal friends of his, who have not at anytime been clients of the firm or of the late Messrs Wm C & J Challinor. In calculating the profits 25% was deducted for staff expenses. The total for any year was not to exceed 250. Mr Wardle was to devote the whole of his time (subject to the usual holidays) to the firm's business. The agreement was subject to 3 calendar months notice on either side. A hand written pencil note states Mr Wardle left Challinor & Shaw on 10 September 1898. A further note concerning the agreement was initialled by JC, TS, EC and AHS.

 

REFERENCE 623 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES Lynney Meadow; Hencroft;

PERSONS Wardle; Shaw; Challinor; Gaunt;

DESCRIPTION Document relating to Messrs Challinor & Shaw & Mr F.D.Wardle consisting of a signed and stamped receipted statement of profit charges on bills delivered in 1898 as a basis for the determination of commission payable to Frederick Darlington Wardle -the receipt is dated 28 May 1907. A letter from Wardle of Claremont Villa, Bathwick Hill, Bath. to Arthur H. Shaw at Leek also dated 28 May 1907 is appended. The letter thanks Shaw for a cheque for 53-12s-11d which mentions an enclosed receipted statement. It also states "It is understood that the arrangement is now terminated as from 31st December last". Much of the business which Wardle transacted was carried out for Sir Thomas Wardle and amongst items mentioned are the Churnet Works; the Silk Association of Great Britain; the Leek Embroidery Society; Swainsley; Rock Villa; Sugnall Farm; settlement on marriage of Mr Thomas Wardle; Cheddleton Brewery; Ball Haye Brook; the sale of land in John Street, Cruso Street; lease by Wardle & Co. of the Hencroft works from Sir Thomas Wardle, Joshua Wardle; sale by Tattons of Lynneys meadow to Wardle; water rights at the Hencroft works 1905; and the purchase of water meadows part of Sheephouse Farm.

 

REFERENCE 624 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES Dragons Croft; The Stable Field and Garden;

PERSONS Redfern; Mountfort; Smith; Taylor; Brunel; Holdship; Cruso; Hammond; Davenport; Hacker; Brandon;

DESCRIPTION Draft conveyance dated 24 March 1874 from Thomas Redfern of Bank House, Leek to Ralph Mountfort junior, of Leek grocer. The property conveyed was a building plot in or near Barn Gates and Westwood Road, Leek, Staffordshire. It includes a small plan of the site and a note on the front states" To be completed on Tuesday 24th March 1873 at 10. 30a.m" with below "Engrossed 19/3/74. The 859 square yard plot had a frontage of 95 feet to the Westwood Road on the North side and one of 78 feet to Westwood Terrace on the East. It was sited almost opposite Angle Street and a further street 30 feet wide was evidently intended to run parallel to Westwood Terrace on the opposite side to the Terrace. Restrictions as to uses i.e. no mills, and covenants re completion of roads, etc. The consideration was 214 : 15s : 0d. The schedule of deeds starts with a statutory declaration by John Heathcote Hacker, John Cruso and Joseph Davenport concerning the identification of two fields situate in Barn Gates, Leek called The Stable Field and Garden and Dragon Croft respectively. The other items consist of the will of Isaac Hammond dated 12 January 1853 and an indenture between Isambard Kingdom Brunel and James Michael Holdship on the one hand and Elizabeth Hammond, Francis Brandon and William Lomas on the other dated 22 April 1853. 

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REFERENCE 625 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES The Shade Garden;

PERSONS Pilsbury; Doxey; Hine;

DESCRIPTION Conditions of sale for land on Leek Moor dated 9 April 1818. The sale was to take place by auction at the house of Mr Thomas Hine -The Blacks Head, Leek between the hours of 4 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon. There was one lot consisting of three dwellings "with a large garden before the same" situated on the Shade Garden. The property was said to be "as now in the occupation of Thomas Doxey and Mary Pilsbury.