Bednall Collection: No.s 726 to 750
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REFERENCE 726 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Arlocdon, Cumbria; Casterton, ;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brunt; Redfern; Davenport; Wilkinson;

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 25 February 1847 from the Revd. George Wilkinson, Incumbent of Arlocdon to Thomas Redfern of Leek, solicitor re Ann Davenport Trust. Letter sent to a third party because he had lost Red fern's address. He requests that consideration be given to the payment of interest on Charlotte Brunt's legacy for her keep at the Clergy Daughters School, Casterton. "-the welfare of the poor girl for life seems to depend on its (his suggestion) adoption". 

 

REFERENCE 727 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Manchester;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brunt; Redfern; Davenport;

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 28 January 1846 from Horace Blunt at Besses Old Barn, Manchester to Thomas Redfern of Leek, solicitor re registration concerning a legacy due to him under the will of Ann Davenport of Leek.

 

REFERENCE 728 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Barton under Needwood, Staffs.

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brunt; Redfern; Davenport; Cooper; Fisher;

DESCRIPTION Certified extract from the parish registers of Barton under Needwood signed by Henry Gisborne Cooper, Incumbent of 22 January 1846. Relates to entries No. 184 on 12th August 1817 Baptism of John Charles Brunt and No. 241 on 13 May 1819 Baptism of Horace Brunt, in both of which the father, John Brunt is described as a School Master.

 

REFERENCE 729 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Brunt; Redfern; Davenport; Bolton;

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 18 May 1846 from Redfern of Leek, solicitor to his agent J. W.Bolton. The letter accompanied a release for payment of a legacy due to Clement Brunt under the will of Ann Davenport of Leek. The signature of Brunt was requested.

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REFERENCE 730 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Redfern; Davenport; Brocklehurst;

DESCRIPTION Note, 26 July 188 , from ? on behalf of P. L. Brocklehurst of Swythamley in the matter of Davenport versus Heath. It states that Brocklehurst received Mrs. Davenport's note but can only recommend her to consult some lawyer in Leek, possibly Mr. Redfern. Pencilled notes on the back of the document give -Joseph Heath -Ashes Farm, Gratton Moor 19 April 1877 -500; 150 in Bank of England 5 & 10's; 50 in gold; Mrs Davenport's house.

 

REFERENCE 731 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Whitstable, Kent; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Redfern; Davenport; Brunt; Bolton;

DESCRIPTION Copy of letter dated 18 May 1846 from Thomas Redfern to Mr. C. Brunt, surgeon, at Whitstable, Kent with reference to legacies under the will of Miss Ann Davenport. Letter informs Brunt that a bankers draft for 58-6s-9d and a release for his signature had been forwarded to Red fern's agent Mr. Bolton of 4 Elin Court, Temple, London. A statement of account was sent with the letter. N B The letter was written on the back of a letter dated 16 May 1846 to P. Heacock on behalf of The Sheffield, Buxton Leek Potteries and Crewe Railway. It states that a copy of an advertisement to be inserted in the newspapers next week was enclosed and that the Directors hoped to "have the support of yourself and friends at the meeting". It goes on to indicate that the shareholders "by the proposed management will be very differently treated". "We are referred to the Committee in unopposed Bills so that we have not anything to fear."

 

REFERENCE 732 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Redfern; Davenport; Brunt; Godwin; Hulme; Buller; Lowe; Lowndes; Thompson; Eyre; Brough; Bourne; Smith; Shaw; Cruso; Johnson; Acton; Ball; Challinor; Richards; Chadwick; Sleigh; Daintry; Coupland;

DESCRIPTION Official Form N0. 3 from the Stamp Office for legacy  duty on residues of personal estate etc. Register CD No.3 1821 Folio 889 Re the estate of Ann Davenport late of Leek, Staffordshire, spinster, who died on 24 November 1820 exhibited by Thomas Smith of Knivedon, Leek, Gentleman and John Sleigh of Leek, Gentleman, executors and trustees under the will of the deceased proved at Lichfield on 10 May 1821. The estate included 702-6s-8d in rents of real estates up to the date of their sale; 4252-9s-2d from the sales of real estate. Payments made out of the money included: 658-17s-11d executorship expenses; 3105-10s for pecuniary Legacies (listed); 442-17s-6d payments on Annuities; 51-19s-2d in repairs to real estate before sale. The total receipts were 4952-15s-5d and total payments 4286-4s-7d. The legacies were paid to Mary Brunt; Prudence Godwin; Robert & Stephen Godwin; John Davenport; Eleanor Hulme heretofore Eleanor Davenport; Mary Buller heretofore Mary Davenport; Peter and James Lowe; James Davenport; John, Ellen and Ann Hulme three of the children of James Hulme living at the death of William Lowndes. Arthur Godwin and Ann Thompson. There was a deficiency of assets to meet pecuniary legacies charged on the personal; estate and the residuary legatees argued that these were not payable out of the surplus monies from the sale of real estate. The pecuniary legatees held the opposite view and claimed their legacies from the executors. To sort the matter out the Residuary Legatees started proceedings in the Court of Chancery against the executors. The document carries the date 1836 and the final declaration states that 44-8s-8d was offered to the Commissioners for the duty at the rate of 5% on 1/3rd the residue paid to Margaret Godwin a sister of the mother of the deceased; 10% on 1/3rd share given to Thomas Smith a stranger in Blood and 5% on the 1/3rd share given to John Godwin a descendant of the sister of the mother of the deceased.

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REFERENCE 733 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Redfern; Davenport; Godwin; Smith; Sleigh; Daintry;

DESCRIPTION Official Stamp Office form No.1 for the receipt and discharge of any specific, pecuniary or any other legacy Register CD No.3 1821 Folio 889 on account of the real estate of Ann Davenport of Leek, Staffs, who died on 24 November 1820. The account is between the executors Thomas Smith and John Sleigh acting under the will proved at Lichfield on 10 May 1821 and Robert and Stephen Godwin descendants of the sister of the mother of the deceased whose legacy amounted to 400 -Duty 20. The Godwins were minors and the monies were held in trust for them. 

 

REFERENCE 734 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Godwin; Smith; Sleigh; Daintry;

DESCRIPTION Official Stamp Office form No.2 for the receipt and discharge of any gift or legacy by way of annuity Register CD No.3 1821 Folio 889 on account of the real estate of Ann Davenport of Leek, Staffs, who died on 24 November 1820. The account is between the executors Thomas Smith and John Sleigh acting under the will proved at Lichfield on 10 May 1821 and John Hales aged 88 for life -stranger in blood to the deceased. The annuity was 13 and it was valued at 27-14s-1/2d- Duty paid 2-15s-5d. Document is signed/marked with a cross by John Hales and witnessed by William Cope -Clerk to Mr. Coupland.

 

REFERENCE 735 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Buller; Hines;

DESCRIPTION Account dated 30 May 1846 of the paying of Legacy of 1000 to the children of the late John Davenport under the will of Miss Ann Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased. The account was signed by Eleanor Webb Hines (mark), James Buller; Mary Buller (mark) and  J.P.W.Davenport. Mr. Redfern had purchased 600 ? and the residue was only 365 -5s -9d.

 

REFERENCE 736 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Underhill;

DESCRIPTION Copy Order in the case of Davenport & another versus Heath in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court dated 16 February 1882. Plaintiffs to show why the verdict obtained in this case should not be set aside on the grounds that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence and that evidence tendered by the defendant was improperly rejected On the motion of Mr. Underhill...

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REFERENCE 737 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Tyrell; Egerton;

DESCRIPTION Subpoena of Charles Egerton of Stoney Edge, Rushton James, Staffordshire, Gamekeeper to give evidence on behalf of the plaintiff in the case of Thomas and Sarah Davenport versus Ralph Heath in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court on the 10th July 1882. The case was to be heard at the Stafford Assizes. The writ was issued by Henry Tyrell of No. 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London agent for Redfern & Son of Leek, solicitors for the plaintiff.

 

REFERENCE 738 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Redfern; Andrews;

DESCRIPTION Two Post Office Telegraphs in the case of Thomas and Sarah Davenport versus Ralph Heath heard at the Stafford Assizes on or about 26 January 1882. (1) dated 26 January 1882 from A. Andrews at Stafford to T. Redfern of Daisy Bank, Leek stating that the case was part heard and the counsel was to sum up for defence and our reply. "considerable difficulty with plaintiff, she stands committed for contempt will write tonight. (2) dated 28 January 1882 from A. Andrews at Shrewsbury to T. Redfern of Daisy Bank, Leek. States "execution stayed till Saturday security to our satisfaction to be given for 50 or money paid into court.

 

REFERENCE 739 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Staffs; Congleton, Cheshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Redfern; Andrew; Tyrrell;

DESCRIPTION Five letters re the case of Davenport v Heath: (1) Letter dated 30 January 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Solicitors of Moody Terrace, Congleton and at Leek to Thomas Redfern at Leek, concerns difficulty of drawing up a complete bill of costs. (2) Letter dated 4th February 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Solicitors of Moody Terrace, Congleton and at Leek to Thomas Redfern at Leek, concerns an affidavit of increase. (3) Letter dated 8 February 1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire concerns receipt of affidavit of increase and taxing of costs. (4) Letter dated 20 February 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Solicitors of Moody Terrace, Congleton and at Leek to Thomas Redfern at Leek, asking whether or not Redfern had been served with notice that "they had obtained a rule for a new trial". (5) Letter dated 18 March 1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire. Concerns a second letter to be put in evidence -cannot understand Counsel's reason for withholding it on the last trial " ---it is for the defendant to prove that it is a forgery ..from a comparison of the handwritings I should say no Jury would believe the defendant's statement". 

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REFERENCE 740 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Stafford, Staffs; Congleton, Cheshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Redfern; Andrew; Tyrrell; Shallcross; Matthews; Greene; Boddam; Lovatt; Morton;

DESCRIPTION Five letters re the case of Davenport v Heath: (1) Letter dated 21 June1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire. "I will give notice of trial....mentions fees for Mr. Matthews QC and Mr. Greene will require with Briefs. (2) Letter dated 23 June1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire. States "you cannot give Mr. Matthews QC less than 10 Guineas exclusive to his consultation fee. Mr. Green's fee in proportion would be 7 Guineas. (3) Letter dated 10 July 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Solicitors of Moody Terrace, Congleton and at Leek to Thomas Redfern at Leek, "I have been to Stafford to-day and entered the action for trial -Special Jury cases not taken until Wednesday. Mr. Lovatt and Mrs. Morton must be at Stafford by noon at latest on that day and be prepared to stay until the case is finished.. "Mr. Boddam's clerk pressed very hard for a consultation fee so I gave it to him". Note states that Messrs Hand & Co. had given him an introduction to a clerk at Lloyd's Bank.(4) Letter dated 110 July 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Solicitors of Moody Terrace, Congleton and at Leek to Thomas Redfern at Leek, concerns the unlikelihood of the case being called on Wednesday - seeing a Bank Clerk to check the handwriting on the two letters, etc. (5) Letter dated 11 July 1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire states that he had sent the original letters direct Mr Andrews at Congleton.

 

REFERENCE 741 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Rushton Spencer, Stafford , Staffs; Congleton, Cheshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Redfern; Andrew; Tyrrell; Edgerton; Shallcross;

DESCRIPTION Two Post Office Telegraphs re the case of Davenport v Heath at Stafford Assizes. (1) Telegraph dated 12 July 1882 sent from Stafford at 12.21 and received at Leek at 12.59 from Arthur Andrew at the Sheriden Hotel, Stafford to Thomas Redfern at Leek requesting that he subpoena Charles Edgerton of Stoney Edge, Rushton James at once. (2) Telegraph dated 12 July 1882 sent from Congleton at 8.15 a.m from Arthur Andrew at the Moody Terrace, Congleton to J. Shallcross at Redfern & Son, Leek asking him to meet him at Stoke at 10 o'clock -will have consultation with counsel today. A hand written footnote states " Gone by 9-5 train JS.

 

REFERENCE 742 LOCATION Transfer Box 73

PLACES Leek, Stafford , Staffs; Congleton, Cheshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Davenport; Heath; Redfern; Andrew; Greene; Tyrrell;

DESCRIPTION Two letters re the case of Davenport v Heath at Stafford Assizes. (1) Letter dated 13 July 1882 from Arthur Andrew of Redfern & Son, Moody Terrace, Congleton to Thomas Redfern, Leek. Case has been heard and adjourned until tomorrow morning. Mr. Greene thinks there is little hope of getting a verdict. Mrs. D. has made a poor witness and made several statements which were not corroborated by other witnesses. The Bank Clerk has given his evidence as to the handwriting of the second letter and Ralph Heath was just being cross questioned on it when the Court adjourned. I gave the Bank Clerk 1.1.0 for attending .... (2)Letter dated 17 July 1882 from H. Tyrrell of 3 Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, London to Thomas Redfern at Leek, Staffordshire. He states "I observe and regret very much to hear the result tho' am not surprised". You must indeed have had a severe fight according to a report in one of your local papers".

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REFERENCE 743 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mills; Thacker; Smith; Stonier;

DESCRIPTION Affidavit of debt in the Court of Common Pleas by John Thacker of Bank in the parish of Norton en la Moors, Staffordshire dated 23 July 1782. William Smith (late of Ashbourne, Derbyshire Maltster & Flax dresser) but now of Knivedon, Leek, Staffordshire, and Richard Smith of Knivedon, Gents, owed Thacker 66 - 7s principal and interest on a bond carrying Smith's seals dated 10 March 1769 binding the Smiths in the sum of 170 for payment of 66 & interest. Richard Smith also owed a further 55 -1s on a promissory note made by Richard Smith with Richard Stonier and payable to Thacker on demand. Mills.

 

REFERENCE 744 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mills; Thacker; Smith;

DESCRIPTION Affidavit of debt in the Court of Common Pleas by John Thacker of Bank in the parish of Norton en la Moors, Staffordshire dated 28 July 1782. Richard Smith of Knivedon, Gents, owed Thacker 87- 7s on one bond under Smith's seal dated 10 May 1770 binding the Smiths in the sum of 160 for payment of 80 & interest. Mills.

 

REFERENCE 745 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Norton in the Moors, Alton, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mills; Thacker; Key; Lucas; Sanddes; Burton; Powell; Milner;

DESCRIPTION Affidavit of debt in Chancery by John Thacker of Bank in the parish of Norton en la Moors, Staffordshire dated ..with reference to the bankruptcy of William Key. Thacker stated the William Key late of Leek, Staffordshire but now of Abbey Green, Leek, Button Merchant, Dealer & Chapman against whom a Commission of Bankruptcy hath been lately awarded, owed him 102 - 12s - 6d for principal and interest on a Bond sealed and signed by William Key and Samuel Lucas late of Leek, button merchant, deceased, dated 5 January 1767. The Bond bound Key & Lucas in the sum of 200 for the payment of the sum of 100 and interest. NOTE This affidavit is crossed out and another draft affidavit written on the obverse as follows Mr. Sandes affidavit of debt, dated 6 March 1781, (the first part is lost) Deponent also said that Jacob Millner of Upper Tean, Staffordshire, tape weaver, owed him 16 -7s -2d principal and interest on a promissory note payable on demand 6 months after the date for value received. The deponent also stated that John Burton of Alveton otherwise Alton, Staffordshire, butcher, owed him 8 -15s -0d on a promissory note made jointly by Burton and Thomas Powell for value received and a further sum of 2 -1s -3d for goods sold and delivered by the deponent to John Burton making together 11 -16s -3d.

 

REFERENCE 746 LOCATION Trunk 4 Box 12

PLACES Leek, Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Mills; Thacker; Key; Lucas;

DESCRIPTION Affidavit of debt in Chancery by John Thacker of Bank in the parish of Norton en la Moors, Staffordshire dated ..with reference to the bankruptcy of William Key. Thacker stated the William Key late of Leek, Staffordshire, Button Merchant, Dealer & Chapman against whom a Commission of Bankruptcy hath been lately awarded, owed him 102 - 12s - 6d for principal and interest on a Bond sealed and signed by William Key and Samuel Lucas late of Leek, Button Merchant, deceased, dated 5 January 1767. The Bond bound Key & Lucas in the sum of 200 for the payment of the sum of 100 and interest. 

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REFERENCE 747 LOCATION Transfer Box 79

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Southport, Lancashire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Wood; Cruso; Coupland;

DESCRIPTION Messrs Cruso & Coupland's bill to Richard Badnall and other Guardians of Edwin Wood 1824. Costs totalling 15-18s-11d relating to the apprenticeship of Edwin Wood. Edwin was apprenticed to Mr. Longdon, surgeon, of Southport. Account settled 3 December 1827.

 

REFERENCE 748 LOCATION Transfer Box 79

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Wood; James;

DESCRIPTION Draft letter of Attorney, dated August 1827, of John Wood one of the creditors of Richard Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, banker, silk manufacturer, dealer and chapman, against whom a Commission in Bankruptcy was awarded on 7th June 1827 and is now in prosecution. Wood made John James of Bucklersbury in the City of Landon his attorney before the Court of Commissioners of Bankrupts.

 

REFERENCE 749 LOCATION Transfer Box 79

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Roe;

DESCRIPTION Draft affidavit by Mrs. Margaret Roe of Leek with regard to a debt of 600 owed to her by Richard Badnall of Leek, banker, silk manufacturer, dealer & chapman, against whom a Commission in Bankruptcy was awarded and is now in prosecution. The money was loaned to Badnall on the security of a promissary note -date not given.

 

REFERENCE 750 LOCATION Transfer Box 19

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; London;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Johnson; Fynney;

DESCRIPTION Letter dated 24 July 1829 from William Challinor of Leek to Mr. Badnall, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire concerning the transfer of stock relating to a trust. The question hinged upon whether a Mr. Johnson had proved Mr. Fynney's will in Doctors Commons or only at Lichfield. It states that if "the probate is correct Mr. Johnson must be requested to send it up to London to be exhibited and you [Mr. Badnall] must send the names of yourself and 4 other gents to whom the stock must be transferred.." Footnote states that "The Vicar must be one and I think the Churchwarden elect."