Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1026 to 1050

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE: 1026  
PLACES: Redenhall, Starston,
PERSONS: Willoes; Abury; Burnitt; Birel; Dove; Gowing;
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "Morrow of St. Martin  in the 23 year of the reign of George II  (1749) between (1)Thomas Dove and (2) Thomas Gowing and his wife Susan re 10 acres of 50 acres of meadow and 50 acres of  pastureland in Redenhall,  and Starston. (2) acknowledge that the property was Thomas Dove's which he had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc. Dove gave the Gowings £100.  

REFERENCE: 1027  
PLACES: Dullingham Stow cum Quy; Barnwell; Cambridge;  
PERSONS: Bennett; Appleyard; Willes; Aland; Abney; Burnett; Leeth; Turk;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "15 days from the Day of St. Hilary"  in the 19th year of the reign of George II  (1745) between (1)William Burnett and (2) William Appleyard, gent, Thomas Leeth and his wife Dorothy, and William Turk and his wife Susanna deforciants of 1 messuage 1 cottage, two barns, one stable, 2 gardens, 14 acres of land, 5 acres of  pasture  in Dullingham Cum Quy and Starston. (2) acknowledge that the property was William Burnett's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc. Burnett gave the deforciants £60.

REFERENCE: 1028
PLACES: Dullingham,
PERSONS: Jeaffreson; Manning; Denton; Aland; Reeves; Loxson; Bland;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "morrow of the Ascension of the Lord"  in the 7th year of the reign of George II  (1745) between (1)Christopher Jeaffreson, plaintiff and (2) Thomas Manning and his wife Mary, and Cuthbert Loxson and his wife Mary and Francis Bland, spinster, deforciants of 1 messuage, one barns, one stable, one gardens, one orchard 40 acres of land, 40 acres of  pasture and 10 acres of meadow and common of pasture in  in Dullingham . (2) acknowledged that the property was Jeaffresons which he had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc.  Jeaffreson gave the deforciants £60.

REFERENCE: 1029
PLACES: Bugbrooke, Wher..ton,  
PERSONS: Willes; Burnett; Birel; Gundry; Wilkinson; Burkitt;
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "three weeks from the day of the Holy Trinity"  in the 25th year of the reign of George II  (1751) between (1)James Wilkinson, plaintiff and (2) John Burkitt and his wife Mary,  deforciants of 1 messuage,  one garden, one orchard,  75 acres of land,  and 10 acres of meadow, 5 acres of  pasture and common of pasture for all cattle in  in Bugbrooke Wher..ton . (2) acknowledged that the property was Wilkinson's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  Wilkinson gave the deforciants £160.

REFERENCE: 1030  
PLACES: Brasted?  
PERSONS: Staple; North; Wyndham; Charlton; Brookes;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "three weeks from the day of the Holy Trinity"  in the 34th year of the reign of Charles II  (1682) between (1)Robert Staple,  plaintiff and (2) Richard  Brookes and his wife ?,  deforciants of 2 messuages,  one barn, one garden, one orchard,  35 acres of land,  and 35 acres of meadow, 2 acres of  pasture and 30 acres of wood, etc.  in Brasted? . (2) acknowledged that the property was Staple's  which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  Staple gave the deforciants £?.  

REFERENCE: 1031  
PLACES: Dullingham  
PERSONS: Eyre;  Denton; Aland; Reeves;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "morrow of the Ascension of the Lord"  in the 7th year of the reign of George II  (1745) between (1)Christopher Jeaffreson, plaintiff and (2) Thomas Manning and his wife Mary, and Cuthbert Loxson and his wife Mary and Francis Bland, spinster, deforciants of 1 messuage, one barns, one stable, one gardens, one orchard 40 acres of land, 40 acres of  pasture and 10 acres of meadow and common of pasture in  in Dullingham . (2) acknowledged that the property was Jeaffresons which he had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc.  Jeaffreson gave the deforciants £60.  NB THIS IS THE SAME AS Bed.Coll. 1028  

REFERENCE: 1032  
PLACES: Alphamstone, Essex;  
PERSONS: Walmsley; Kingesmyth; Warburton; Sidey; Harryson;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "the Fest of St. Hilary"  in the 39th year of the reign of James I  (1605) between (1Christopher Sidey, plaintiff and (2) William Harryson and his wife Elizabeth, deforciants of 10 acres in Alphamstone and la mershe........8 acres land, two acres meadow, and 5 acres of pasture in Alphamstone and la mershe .  (2) acknowledged that the property was Sidey's which he had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc.  Sidey gave the deforciants £60.  

REFERENCE: 1033  
PLACES: Gissing  
PERSONS: Walmsley; Kingesmyth; Warburton; Ha..ers; Shardelowe; Kemp;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "St Michaels"  in the 38th year of the reign of James I  (1605)  between (1)Thomas Ha..ers, gent, and John Shardelowe, gent, plaintiffs and (2) Robert Kemp, armiger, and his wife Dorothy, deforciants of a messuage, garden and toft, 24  acres of  land, 10 acres of meadow and 70 acres of pasture  and 8 acres of wood in Gissing .  (2) acknowledged that the property was Ha..ers and Shardelowe's which they had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc.  the plaintiffs gave the deforciants £100.  

REFERENCE: 1034  
PLACES: Gissing  
PERSONS: Hutton; Winche; ; Kemp; Fotherbye;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated ....  in the 56th year of the reign of James I (1622 )  between  (1)Robert Kemp, armiger, and Edward Fotherbye, armiger, plaintiffs and (2) Sir Robert Kemp,  deforciant of a messuage, garden and an orchard, 30 acres of  land and 80 acres of pasture   in Gissing .  (2) acknowledged that the property was Kemp and Fotherbye's which they had as their gift. For this quit claim, etc.  the plaintiffs gave the deforciants £160.  A note on the dorso states "Old fines of Gissing. October. 20 K. James it fin./ qui.. by Sir Robert Kemp senior upon making or adding to his lady's jointure".  A second note mentions Sir Robert Kemp, junior.  

REFERENCE: 1035  
PLACES: Dullingham,  
PERSONS: Eyre; ..etry; Doring; Denton; Jeaffreson; Hobbe;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "on the morrow of Holy Trinity"  in the 12th year of the reign of George1  (1713)  between  (1 Christopher Jeaffreson, armiger, plaintiff and (2) Henry Hobbe and Alice his wife,  deforciant of  messuage,......   in Dullingham.  (2) acknowledged that the property was Jeaffreson's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  the Jeaffreson gave the deforciants £70.   

REFERENCE: 1036  
PLACES: Cheddleton, Basford, Leekfryth, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Dale; Tracy; Trevor; Povitt; Oakes; Townrow; Bowman;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "the day of the Feast of St. Michael in three weeks"  in the 3rd year of the reign of Anne (1704)  between  (1) Richard Bowman,  plaintiff and (2)  Edward Oakes and Mary his wife, John Dale and Mary his wife, and Henry Townrow and Johanna his wife, deforciants of a messuage, a garden, an orchard, 556 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 70 acres of pasture in Cheddleton, Basford, Leekfryth, and parishes of Cheddleton and  Leek.   (2) acknowledged that the property was the plaintiff's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  the plaintiff gave the  

REFERENCE: 1037  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Lancellot; Willes; Hambleton; Clive; Bathurst; Noel;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "on the morrow of Holy Trinity"  in the 1st year of the reign of George II I(1760)  between  (1) Richard Lancellot,  plaintiff and (2)  William Hambleton and Hannah his wife, deforciants of four messuages with appurtenances in Leek.   (2) acknowledged that the property was the plaintiff's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  the plaintiff gave the deforciants £200.   

REFERENCE: 1038  
PLACES: Leek, Leekfryth, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Finch; Hutton; Crawley; Vernon; Fynney; Hulley; Brough; Wood; Cuntcliffe; Clowes;  
DESCRIPTION: Foot of Fine dated "on the morrow of St. Martins"  in the 14 year of the reign of  Charles II (1638)  between  (1)William Fynney, James Hulley and Richard Wood,  plaintiffs and (2) William Cuntcliffe, senior, John Cuntcliffe,, William Cuntcliffe, junior, and Richard Clowes and his wife Margaret,  deforciants of two messuages, two gardens, 155 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 155 acres of pasture,10 acres of wood, 100 acres heath  in Leek and Leekfryth, .   (2) acknowledged that the property was the plaintiff's which he had as their gift.  For this quit claim, etc.  the plaintiff gave the deforciants £?.   

REFERENCE: 1039  
PLACES: Cambray Perlion,     Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bayley; Challinor; Wood; Sleigh;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 16th December 1864, from H.E.Bayley at Cambray Perlion, to Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. Bayley states that he cannot provide much information concerning Mr Wood and goes on to say " he was the manager of Mr Hitches' Asylum at Sandwell but upon that being transferred to its present occupant, himself a medical man I believe Mr Wood's immediate interest ceased ".  Wood was said to be "now living in a small house at Dowdeswell about 4 miles from Cheltenham". Bayley reported that Wood was "a most kind and obliging and a clever practitioner" and that he was a married man. Challinor had obviously made enquiries on behalf  of someone else (a woman) about Wood's character. Bayley also reports that " we have one or two boys from your neighbourhood, you are intimate I believe with Sleigh's father. The boy is getting on pretty well, I hope.  My brother, your late master of whom you speak, died two years  

REFERENCE: 1040  
PLACES: Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire;  
PERSONS: Vickers; Alcroft; Verney; Hall; Medley; Bevan; Longcroft; Nightingale; Willett; Bonham Carter; Smith; Coltman; Ager; Barnett; Lordon; Withers; Aylward;  
DESCRIPTION: Signed and stamped conveyance with plan, dated 4th July 1904, of the fee in hereditaments in the parish of Romsey Extra in the County of Southampton from Thomas Edward Vickers, C.B. of Tunisbury Manor, Southampton to John Derby Alcroft of Roke Manor, Romsey. Beechcroft, Theobalds Road 9149. The property amounted to 69 acres 1 rood 23 perch and the consideration was £2350.  

REFERENCE: 1041  
PLACES: Sheffield; London;  
PERSONS: Vickers; Cooley; Helie; Thaine;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed documents and letter in connection with an extraordinary meeting of the shareholders in Vickers & Maxim Ltd, The River Don works, Sheffield.  The meeting was to be held on 3rd July 1901 at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield. The letter from the company secretary is dated  24 June 1901.  The documents also  include a notification of an earlier extraordinary meeting to be held on 11 April 1900 at which it a proposal to increase the company's capital to £3500000 by issuing 500000 new ordinary £1 shares at a price of £2-10s each;  a letter concerning the dividend to be paid from the Chairman T.  Edward Vickers dated 10 August 1901; a letter on company headed paper, dated 29 November 1901,sent from the firm's Victoria street, London office by the Assistant Secretary to a Mrs  Mary Helie, West Green, Winchfield.  

REFERENCE: 1042  
PLACES:  
PERSONS: Boston; Sadd; Bacon; Gage;  
DESCRIPTION: William Boston's Trustees: Notes as to insurances on settlement properties , Sadd & Bacon, Norwich. The Companies mentioned are: Norwich Union; County; and the N.B & M

REFERENCE: 1043  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Roe; Jones; Sleigh;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 15th May 1789, from William Roe to Cruso.  Roe regretted not meeting Cruso but said that Mr Jones had " done everything needful, except furnishing me with your charges". He asked Cruso to say "what you think will be handsome to give Mr Sleigh for the survey he made of the Premises" and went on to say " It is unfortunate that the whole of the lands were not sold as the same expense would have done".  

REFERENCE: 1044  
PLACES: Rudyard, Horton, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Rushton; Bostock; Chrimes; Tatton; Baynes; Prescott; Greene; Harrison; Boothman;  
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds, dated 4th December 1901, with reference  to  Mr Robert Rushton's mortgage to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society, dated 2 December 1901, Register No. 4780 Class A, £100 -14 years term.  The deeds relate to two plots of land near and adjoining Rudyard Lake in the parish of Horton, Staffordshire, belonging to Robert Rushton of Southfields, Leek.  The deed date from an abstract of title dated 1885 which was prepared for the case of Bostock v Chrimes and includes the abstract of proceedings in Chancery and on 10 November 1885 in re Bostock's estate - Bostock v Chrimes order for the payment into court of Mr William Tatton's purchase money.  

REFERENCE: 1045  
PLACES:  Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Torr; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed standard letter, dated 11 April 1894, requesting payment of debts owing to Mr William Charles Torr of the Bearda Mill, Leek. Mr W.C. Torr had, by an indenture dated 11 April 1894, assigned all  monies owing to him to Samuel Torr of Toft Hall, Heaton.  

REFERENCE: 1046  
PLACES:  Leek, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Gregory;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 9 December 1878, from Gregory and Co.  1 Bedford Row, London to  Messrs Challinor & Co. Leek, Staffordshire re  Badnall's Trust and in particular the appointment of dividends. Gregory & Co. mention that in a recent case the Vice Chancellor had allowed a proportion of debenture stock that had been sold  halfway between the days upon which the interest was paid to be apportioned to be paid to tenants for life but in another case the Master of the Rolls declined to allow such apportionment. "The case was one of peculiar hardship and the Master of the Rolls would have been glad if he could have seen a way to order a payment to the tenant for life." Gregory & Co. go onto to point out that the case Challinor & Cop. referred to was one of Consols not Debentures and that "though the case may seem to  be hard" it was unlikely that the trustee would be allowed any monies paid to the tenant for life as representing the apportionment of income." The document carries a "Letter Book Reference:  418. It carries a one penny stamped postmarked WC14 and London WC  XA DE 9  78. It also carries two further post marks (1) Stoke on Trent A Dec 10   78;  (2) Leek A  D 10  78.  

REFERENCE: 1047  
PLACES: Sheffield; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Sampson; Burdekin; Smithe;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 19 July 1877, Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield, from Sampson & Son to J. Challinor at Leek, Staffordshire re £5000 security. The letter reports a visit by Sampson, senior, to Messrs Burdekin & Co. Burdekin apparently said "if Mr Burnell did not take the security he had other clients would". Sampson thought that Burdekin & Co. wanted one of their clients to have the security. A copy letter (s) carrying the page number 723 is attached. At the head it states : "Rotherham College  - 8 acres freehold land would be £500 per acre. The building standing thereon consists of a stone building] blue slated which is used as a college or training institute  .... at Moorgate, Rotherham and which if at any time was disused for the purposes for which it is built could be easily converted into dwelling houses of a superior class.  The building has cost upwards of £20000. This is simple security for the loan required £5000 besides which the trustees (15 in number) will personally  covenant payment of the principal and interest. J.W. Smithe Esq., solicitor, Sheffield is the secretary.  Below this is a letter, dated 9 July 1877, from Burdekin & Co at 41 Norfolk Street, Sheffield to George Sampson, junior at Beauchief. In this they state  that the security for £5000 consisted of 8 acres of land purchased in 1867 for £3200 which is now worth "we should imagine" about £600 per acre... it then gives the details already noted above. They were looking for a rate of interest of 4.5%.  

REFERENCE: 1048  
PLACES: Sheffield; Edinburgh;  Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire;  Leek, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire; London; Doncaster; Manchester; Liverpool;
PERSONS: Smithson; Challinor; Renton; Miles; Bright; Badnall; Williams;  Scott; Samuda; Ross; Hewitt;  
DESCRIPTION: Bundle of  48 documents concerning railway shares, dividends, etc. many on railway company headed paper and including two telegrams. The railway companies represented are: the Midland Railway; South Yorkshire Railway and River Don Company; London & North Western Railway; North British Railway Company; North Staffordshire Railway; Manchester & Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. There is also one letter from Smithson the postmaster at Chesterfield. Many carry the secretary's actual signature. This also includes one document from the Mersey Docks & Harbours Board at Liverpool.  

REFERENCE: 1049  
PLACES: Rushton James, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Buxton; Baddeley; Hulme; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Affidavit, dated 30 Sept 1892, sworn by Mrs Ann Buxton in the matter of the estates of James Baddeley, deceased in re Buxton v Hulme. The affidavit relates to the death of Baddeley and the proving of his will.  Mrs Buxton was of Lane End, Ruston James, Staffordshire. She stated that James Baddeley was her brother and he died at Wolf Dale on 21 January 1892 and the will was proved by Charles Hulme at Lichfield on 11 May 1892.  She also stated that James Baddeley was indebted to her for £400  Copies of the promissory note relating to this debt is included.  

REFERENCE: 1050  
PLACES: Rushton James, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Buxton; Baddeley; Hulme; Dale; Bailey; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Affidavit, dated 22 March 1893, sworn by Abner Dale of Railway Inn, Rushton, farmer, in the matter of the estates of James Baddeley, deceased in re Buxton v Hulme. The affidavit  concerns the importance of taking Mrs Buxton's evidence without delay. She was said to be 82 years of age and upwards and in poor health and infirm.


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