Bednall Collection: No.s 901 to 925

 

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REFERENCE 901 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Endon, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Heaton; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 21 May 1893, from F. G. Heaton, Endon, to F. D. Wardle re the Leek Brook Dye Works. It deals with the terms for the acceptance of Messrs J. Wardle in their negotiations with Messrs T & G. Wardle.

 

REFERENCE 902 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle;

DESCRIPTION Memo, dated 6 March 1894, by F.D. Wardle re new articles of partnership for Joshua Wardle & Sons. It starts with the statement that " The award provides on the admission of Horace as a partner, the articles should include the following provisions..." The terms include -term of partnership 14 years; G.C.W and H.W. subject to 6 months dismissal for breach of the terms. A note states " Does H.W understand the existing arrangement as to the Iron liquor works?". A pencilled additional note states " Arthur to join". G.C.W's managing allowance was to be 100 per annum.

 

REFERENCE 903 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Bishton;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 23 February 1895, from Joseph Challinor to Fred Wardle re the Leek Brook Dye Works. Letter comments on the draft articles of partnership. Challinor thought the long term for the partnership (14 years) fixed by the Award -unfortunate - "a long term is hardly desirable in the case of a young partner". 

 

REFERENCE 904 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Bishton;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 27 June 1895, from T. H. Bishton, solicitor of 3 Church Lane, Leek, to J. Challinor re Joshua Wardle & Sons. Letter reports on Horace Wardle's agreement to certain of the partnership terms.

 

REFERENCE 905 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Isle of Man;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Bishton;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 13 September 1895, from J. Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to Fred Wardle, Shore House, Port Erin, I.O.Man re Joshua Wardle & Sons. Letter reports on meeting with Mr.Bishton who had stated that Mr.G. Wardle was pushing him for the completion of the partnership articles. Challinor stated that the terms were completed but that he would defer completion until Wardle returned. 

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REFERENCE 906 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Whinnerah;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 10 August 1895, from Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire to J.Challinor re the rent paid by him (T.Wardle) to the Dyeworks firm for that portion occupied for the manufacture of chemicals etc." No rent is paid because I was at the expense of building the premises. Formerly a rent was paid for another portion which has since been given to the dyeworks".

 

REFERENCE 907 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Whinnerah;

DESCRIPTION Questions of account, dated 4 October 1895, re Joshua Wardle & Sons put to Mr.Whinnerah. 

 

REFERENCE 908 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Whinnerah;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 11 October 1895, from N. Whinnerah, of Stead, Taylor & Stead, Chartered Accountants of The Temple, Dale Street, Liverpool to Fred Wardle, solicitor, Leek, Staffs. re the Leek Brook Partnership. It states that the capital in the business on 1 January 1895 was: Thomas Wardle 2550; George Wardle 2625; Gilbert C. Wardle 1050. Total 6225. Document also deals with other aspects of the repayment of the deceased partner's capital.

 

REFERENCE 909 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Endon, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Heaton;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 18 October 1895, from E. Heaton & Sons of Endon, Staffs. to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffs. re Joshua Wardle & Sons. Concerns 497 square yards of land conveyed at Mr.T. Wardle's request to himself and Mr. George Wardle in equal moieties so as to accord with the ownership of the rest of the dyeworks property. The purchase was completed on 13 December 1893 and the purchase money was 24 : 17s :0d.

 

REFERENCE 910 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Endon, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 1 December 1895, from G. C. Wardle of Joshua Wardle & Sons, Leek, Staffs. to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffs. re Joshua Wardle & Sons. Suggests a meeting to talk over the partnership difficulty with them.

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REFERENCE 911 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Endon, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Joshua Wardle & Sons 10 December 1895, Details of Capitalised outlay on additional plant, etc. at the Leekbrook Dyehouse -cost spread over a period of 12 years. The list includes : fixing a new gassing machine at Hencroft; the laying of pipes from the Brook reservoir to the well behind the dyehouse; installation of electric light (June 1890); removing an old boiler; a drain for the refuse dyewash conveyed to the bottom of field near Churnet; a hank dyeing machine; new barques; a Logwood extractor from the Churnet works; barques purchased from G.H.Plant Dyehouse sale; Hydro from the Churnet Works.

 

REFERENCE 912 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Bishton;

DESCRIPTION Draft letter, dated 25 November 1895, from (Thomas) Wardle , St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor, solicitor, of Leek concerning the partnership between himself, Gilbert and Horace Wardle. " In the partnership settlement between me, Gilbert and Horace, I wish it to be most distinctly understood, that I have only lent to Leekbrook the silk formerly dyed at the Churnet works, and that I reserve to myself the right to commence again there, leaving my son Arthur and if necessary me to resume our former connection there, and free in every way as before. It was simply an act of goodwill on my part towards Gilbert and for the benefit of Leekbrook when Arthur Nicholson caused it to be unremunerative by taking his large account away, that I transferred the Churnet Works black and white dyeing to Leekbrook. I have no present intention of resuming work at Churnet Works, and if I do, I hope I shall make an offer in this way, that Arthur shall be taken into partnership, but managing Churnet works jointly with Gilbert and Horace. Arthur is now a first rate dyer, I get on well with him and he with me. I am sure he would be a great advantage to the Firm, and that at my death his present department, a very satisfactory one , should be merged into the business of Joshua Wardle & Sons if they will think well of it. But my abstention from reopening the Churnet works will principally depend upon the proper bearing towards me of Gilbert and Horace. I say this very earnestly for I feel I require continuous peace (as I said to you the other day) for the few remaining years I may have. The business strain upon me at present is excessive and more than I can stand, but I am sure I can, as I have lately shown, develop the businesses all round into large ones, and it is worth the effort I am making for my sons sakes. I do not interfere in the actual operations of dyeing the silk, that is generally satisfactorily done, principally by Gilbert, but also by Horace as far as his opportunities and present capabilities extent, I wish to leave this to them, adding to their information from time to time. Another reason why I am very desirous that the Churnet works may not remain idle is, that not only is there in the country abundance of silk, ( more than enough to fill both works) going on the Continent to be dyed, which ought to be, and can easily be dyed by us at a profit, as my recent journey to the dyers at Crefeld has shown, and that the non-occupation of these Works is an annual loss of rather a serious nature to my family, now and in the future. If kept closed, to enlarge Leekbrook requires money, which at my age I do not feel desirous to borrow for especially when premises are already built and ready for the expansion of trade. I thought it best to lay these views and my intentions before you so as to prevent further misunderstanding, and I shall let each of my sons have copies of this letter, having no other desire than their future commercial welfare. The Partnership deed happily provides sufficiently for the settlement of disputed points of opinion on matters of procedure of which I intend to take full advantage, as a matter of personal relief, as frequently as I may think necessary. I have written very thoughtfully and of course without any other object than the profitable and pleasurable carrying on of all business matters with my partners and Arthur. I hope you will consider this letter a reasonable one. If you think Mr Bishton should see it you are at liberty to show it to him.

 

REFERENCE 913 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Joshua Wardle & Sons, March 1896, Leekbrook Dyehouse -Plant removed since 1890. This document lists individual departments/rooms i.e. Engine House; Seims Dyehouse; Old Lustring Room; Ironing Room No.1; Colour Dyehouse/Cloth Department; Black Dyehouse; Small Stove; General Office; Mixing Rooms; Store Shed under large stove room; Silk receiving room; Men's Dining Room. The "Remarks" column gives the current position concerning the plant and often the comment is " not in working order" or worn out and laid aside. Some items had been sent for repair. 

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REFERENCE 914 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Bishop;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 21 March 1896, from J.A.Bishop of Joshua Wardle & Sons, Silk Dyers, Leek to F. D. Wardle. The letter accompanied an inventory of the Leekbrook Works. On the headed paper a sub-heading lists the firm's works as Leek Brook Works; Churnet Works; Hencroft Works. The letter concerns capitalised items some of which Gilbert and Horace Wardle thought ought not to be charged against Leek Brook.

 

REFERENCE 915 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Endon, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Heaton; Bishton; Spicer;

DESCRIPTION E. Heaton's account with Joshua Wardle & Sons of Leekbrook, Leek, Staffordshire for the period 6 September 1892 to 4 May 1896. The account, which was for only 3 -15s, has been stamped and receipted by Heaton. The account concerned his work in connection with land which had been part of the Traveller's Rest and had been taken by the Leek Brook Dyeworks for a yard, engine house, flue and chimney and other land which the Dyeworks wished to lease from Messrs F & G. Wardle.

 

REFERENCE 916 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor; Wright; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 5 November 1890, from Thomas Wardle, St. Edward Street, Leek to Joseph Challinor concerning a water pipe to connect Wardle's works. It states " Mr. Wright Chairman of the Paving and Sewering Committee tells me this morning that if you an Allen can come to an agreement about the water pipe to connect my works the Committee will offer no opposition. The pipe is of no use to me unless I can send along it water I have always used and to which I believe I have a right. 

 

REFERENCE 917 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 28 June 1901, from Tom Wardle, of Wardle & Co. Hencroft Works, Leek to Joseph Challinor of Leek, re Life Policies and the "partnership agreement between "Bernard and myself" which Tom Wardle requested. With the letter he returned the Articles of Agreement between Father & Bernard on their dissolution. Tom asked for the documents to be sent to Bank House.

 

REFERENCE 918 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 6 March 1901, from Tom Wardle, of Wardle & Co. Hencroft Works, Leek to Joseph Challinor of Leek. Simply states he received the lease agreement between himself and his brother Bernard.

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REFERENCE 919 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Challinor;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 2 March 1901, from Tom Wardle, of Wardle & Co. Hencroft Works, Leek to Joseph Challinor of Leek. " With regard to the 1000 to be allocated to me by my Father, about which I had a talk with you some time ago, I now think that since my brother is going out to South Africa that matters had better stand as they are. The 1000 better remain on the books as my Father's capital. On my brother's return, this point can be decided.

 

REFERENCE 920 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Wardle; Davenport; Nicholson; Wright; Gould; Hammersley;

DESCRIPTION Single page, undated and unsigned which states " Mr. Shaw's proposed plan" deleted and this is followed by " Agreement contains provision that water shall be taken from well and that nothing herein contained shall be construed to imply right to take water from river or stream. Mr.Wardle nevertheless reserves all rights he possesses. Mr. Shaw proposed indemnity & subject to dep..." Below is a list of firms as follows : Nicholson & Co; Wardle & Davenport; Wright & Gould; Hammersley.

 

REFERENCE 921 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Hales; Wardle; May; Meigh; Jenkinson; Berrington;

DESCRIPTION Hales Trust. Case for the opinion of Mr.Badnall, Challinor & Co. Leek. Badnall's opinion was dated 29 August 1870. The case arose from a clause in the will of a John Cotgreave Hales that no husband of Frances Hales was to have any claim or control over the rents, interest, or principal of his property and, in the case of her incapacity, then the Trustees were to apply the rents as they thought fit for her welfare. The Trustees were not to be sued under forfeit of 100 for each offence except under specified conditions. Joshua Bulkeley May and Edmund Charles Cotgreave Hales were appointed Trustees by the Court of Chancery in 1852 in place of Mr.Jenkinson (then dead) and Mr.Meigh. Mrs.Frances Wardle was in ill health and incapable for a year or two prior to her death in 1869 and Mr.E. C. C. Wardle one of the Trustees received her share of rents stating that he applied them for her benefit during her life and "indeed up to 1867 Mr.James Wardle her husband signed the trust book for her. Since her death he has sent in a large account claiming a balance due to him as administrator of the late Mrs.Wardle for rents and income not paid to her during her life....." A memo states that Mrs.Frances Wardle was also entitled to a settlement made by her dated 23 February 1830 (about 3 years before her marriage to Mr James Wardle).

 

REFERENCE 922 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Baddeley Green, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Badnall; Challinor; Hales; Wardle; Warner; Jenkinson; May; Hemberow; Harrison;

DESCRIPTION Hales Trust. This document relates to that listed under Bed. Coll. 921. In particular it refers to the late Mrs. Frances Wardle's interest in an estate at High Lane, Baddeley Green, Staffs. Family details are given. William Beaumont Badnall's detailed opinion is given. Date 27 August 1870.
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REFERENCE 923 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Watson; Challinor; Hacker; Allen;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 21 March 1889, from Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire to W. C. Challinor of Leek, re Spun Silk Company re Charles and William Saddington Watson. It concerns the purchase of spun machinery by the Company from Mr.W. S.Watson and states that Mr.Charles Watson, "has given the Directors notice not to pay the purchase money to his brother William until certain questions between them ( which inter alia, affect the right of Mr.W. S. Watson to deal with the machinery) have been settled. The contract was made to Mr.W. S. Watson alone and the company have been some days in possession of the machinery". The Company did not wish to become involved in the dispute between the Watson brothers and requested Challinor if he could arrange for the monies to be paid into a "suspense account" until the difficulties were resolved. A note in pencil on the reverse states " To be to District Bank Leek to their joint credit of W & C. Watson for payment of 1000".

 

REFERENCE 924 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Bermingham; Shaw; Jackson;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 22 July 1910, from F. Bermingham of Henry Bermingham & Sons, Compton Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Shaw. Refers to a letter from the Bank of England which had caused him some surprise and he states " I have been drawing 5 years or more without complaint of any kind & I naturally resent Mr.Jacksons imputation of reckless drawing." 

 

REFERENCE 925 LOCATION Box 16 Trunk 2

PLACES Leek, Staffordshire;

FIELD NAMES

PERSONS Watson; Shaw; Blackiston; Owen;

DESCRIPTION Letter, dated 21 January 1905, from Charles Watson of Wood View, Leek, Staffordshire to ...Shaw -concerns "discussion with regard to the bye-laws being in conflict with the Statutory Acts.