Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1226 to 1250

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Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hine; Bailey; Goodwin; Brentnall;  Harrison; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft conveyance, dated  24 December 1898, from the trustees of Isaac Bailey to Thomas Goodwin of Leek, butcher, of land at the junction of Knivedon Lane and Mount Pleasant Road, Leek, Staffordshire.  The trustees were George Hine of Ashbourne Road, Leek, joiner & builder, and Joseph and George Henry Bailey of Ball Haye Green, Leek, carters. The 3 acre field was called Junction Field and was situated" on Leek Moor at the junction of Knivedon Lane (sometimes called Pitcher Lane) and Mount Pleasant Road Pitcher Lane, Leek".  The land was that which had been " set out and allotted by the Commissioners under the Leek Inclosure Act and numbered 106 on the plan annexed to the award of the said Commissioners".  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Prince; Milward; Griffin; Goldstraw; Brunt; Tomlinson; Goostrey; Rodgers; Weston; Worthington; Trafford; Newall; Howard; Mellor; Oakden; 
Torr; Squire; Alsop; Barton; Hudson; Wordsworth; Heaton; Turnock; Ward; Hammersley; Tatton; Brindley; See also below.  
DESCRIPTION: (1)   Draft mortgage by Mr William and Mrs Ella Milward Prince of  L eek to the Leek & Moorlands Permanent Benefit Building Society  of a silk mill, shade and buildings lately erected in Bath Street, Leek, and other premises in Leek, Staffordshire, dated 5 March 1870.  The property included four houses on Buxton Road, Leek, 20 acres of land on Leek Moor including The Toll Gate Field. It also included a "silk shade and 13 houses (two of which had been converted into a beer house called the Hare & Hounds in London Row or London Street, Leek which had been built by Samuel Milward on a piece of land called the Furlongs. The shade and houses had previously been occupied by John Wreford; John Newall; Joseph Hambleton; James Heath; Samuel Bowcock; William Nichols, Thomas Bullock; Matthew Cope; David Grant; Nancy Plant; Ralph Woolfe, Richard Thompson and Mary Harrison. The shade was said to be now in the occupation of John Doxey and others, the beer house of Thomas Hyde and the houses of Thomas Hyden, John Gibson; Francis Geeson; Geo. Wood; Eliza Austin; Charles Nixon; George Rowlands; Alice Bramall; Robert Goodwin; James Clulow; and Ann  Stonier.    Other properties were: two buildings on Spout Street used as stables to the George Inn one now occupied by Samuel Beardmore (Beardmore struck out and Mrs Rider inserted in pencil)  as a house and the other by him as a Blacksmith's shop together with a room or place formerly a gateway between the same buildings and the rooms over the same. Two houses fronting Church Street now or late occupied by Ruth Alcock and John Dunn (latter two struck out and Henry Alcock and Mrs Brindley inserted) formerly the kitchen and pantries and part of the lobby or passage into the kitchen with rooms over the same formerly used and part of the George Inn, plus a house fronting St. Edward Street formerly occupied by Jane Washington but now by Joseph Thurby and another house behind it in a yard the road or way to which leads out of the Sheep Market, Leek formerly occupied by Ann Tatton; and a house on Ball Haye Green occupied by Wilhelmina Augusta Victoria Fynney and all other property demised in the will dated 8 August 1837 of Samuel Milward of Leek, silk  manufacturer.    (2) Draft  agreement between Mr William and Mrs Prince and the Leek & Moorlands Permanent Benefit Building Society re  further charge on a mill and premises in Bath Street, Leek and Mrs Prince's share in certain premises in or near Leek, Staffordshire, dated 8 March 1870.  

PLACES: Leek, Leekbrook, Cheadle, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Bishton;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft lease of the Leekbrook, Dyeworks by George Wardle of Leekbrook near Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer dated 1895.  The two Wardles  held  the dyeworks as tenants in common and George Wardle had agreed to lease his share and interest to Thomas Wardle who was then the occupier of the dyeworks. The lease was to be six years at a rent of £110. Note this figure has been struck out in the document. Provision was made for Thomas Wardle to purchase land at either end of a  row of cottages in Leekbrook and in a piece of land nearly opposite the "Travellers Rest Inn" to build cottages or extend the dyeworks at 2/- per square yard.  Thomas Wardle was also to be allowed to "make and use  catch pits water mains or any other works used in connection with the dyeworks on any other land which they held in common including Spicer Stone Farm".  

PLACES: Leek, Leekbrook, Cheadle, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Bishton;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft articles of partnership between Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, Gilbert Charles Wardle of Leek, silk dyer, and Horace Townley Wardle of Leekbrook near Leek, silk dyer dated 8 May 1896. The document was engrossed on 27 February 1896 and executed in triplicate on 15 May 1896. The document was originally drafted in 1894 and states that the partnership would begin on 1st January 1895 and run for 14 years trading under the title of "Joshua Wardle & Sons ". The total capital employed was £6215.  The dyeworks were to be leased from Thomas and George Wardle the owners at a rent of £225 :18 :0 yearly.  Thomas Wardle was to be entitled to manufacture chemicals on site which he would supply to the dyeworks on agreed terms. Thomas Wardle was also to retain responsibility for the department responsible for purchasing dyes, G.C. Wardle was to undertake the general management of the business and H. T. Wardle was to manage the colour department and also travel to solicit orders.  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Powys; Coyney; Cruso; Jones; Porter.  
DESCRIPTION: Document relating to the inclosure of Leek wastes and commons. Draft certificate and declaration of the Justices, the Revd. Edward Powys and Walter Hill Coyney, at their Special Sessions called to enable them to confirm that  parts of the roads made through and over lands being inclosed under the Act were fully formed and repaired. Dated July 1810. Lists turnpike and other roads giving width, location and direction.  

PLACES: Leek, Rushton James, Alstonfield, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bunting; Tatton; Harrison; Sikes; Armett; Brassington;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805. List of biddings for Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 made at Abbey Green, Leek on 5th December 1806 by Joseph Harrison of Shaw Field, Alstonfield, Thomas Armett of Rushton James, Thomas Brassington, William Bunting, William Sikes and Joseph Tatton.  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bunting;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805. Two items (1) An estimate, dated 5th December 1806, made by William Bunting with regard to "1st Lot" "To trimming A turnpike Route 8 yards wide & making and stoning 5 yards wide as now staked ought from Abbey Green Rocks to Fold Rocks & Completing the same A bought 110 Roods  8 yards to the Roods in a Workman Like manner for £194 : 15 : 0. ;  (2) Estimates fro making several allotments of roads on Foker Moor and Ball Haye Green to be formed 8 yards stone 5 yards 12 in thick".  The Lots1, 2,  3 and 4 may be those mentioned in 1231.  Lot 1 ran from Abbey Green Rocks to Fold Rocks; Lot 2 from the former to the Turnpike Road on Foker Moor; Lot 3  from the Buxton Turnpike Road half way to the Ballhay Green, and Lot 4 from the end of the previous Lot to Ballhay Road.  The cost varied between £1 : 7s : 6d per rood and £1 : 19s : 4d per rood.  

PLACES: Leek, Cheadle, Dilhorne, Darlaston, Milwich, Cotton, Belmont, Staffordshire; London; Worcester;  Coventry; Wolverhampton; Ashbourne, Derbyshire;  
PERSONS: Hand; Tomkinson; Cruso; Jones; Porter; Eardley;  Killmister; Radford; Mills; Challinor; Hargrave; Heaton; Rowley; Ditchford; Bloore; Hammersley; Carr; Grover; Johnson; Phillips; Malshaw; Forrester; Gardiner; Ridding; Welsh; Spencer; Nichols; Nicholson;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805. (1) Accounts of Hand and Tomkinson re Leek Inclosure Act December 1804 to August 1806. Lists meetings attended, journeys made, travelling costs, and other work carried out. Includes promise to pay Edward Eardley of Dilhorne money advanced by him.  (2) Short statement of the Commissioners' Accounts;  (3)  Letter from C. Heaton to Mr Porter re the Leek Inclosure -undated. Mentions sending Leek Commissioners order book, riders vouchers, solicitors bills, vouchers and Banking Book. Also contains a reference  to other matters i.e. "Horton".   (4) Notes dated 27 May 1807  re Mr Vernon's visit and 11 June 1807 which states " gave account to Mr Vernon for bills...".Some figures on reverse.  (5) Account dated 10 August 1807 re bills drawn on Booth & Gilbert, and on John Pickering of London which were due on 13 and 18th October respectively.  (6) Credit Account of Interest 3rd January 1812.  Dates listed run from 28 August 1806 to 16 May  1808 to 3 January 1812. Total Interest was £20004 : 10s : 8d.   (7) Account of notes dated 10 June 1807 drawn on various people , when due, number of days, amounts and discounts. The names include Carr junior; Johnson & Ravenscroft; Welsh & Ridding; Malshaw & Phillips; Grover & Sons;    (8) This is related to (7) and relates to bills paid by Mr Edward Trafford Nichols and a further account of his purchase of Lot 28. The total amount was £2794 : 5s : 0d. A footnote states " June 12th 1807 Placed the above £2794 :5 to the Credit of Leek Inclosure -for Daintry & Ryle,  Ja. Nicholson.  (9) Accounts of The Commissioners of the Leek Inclosure 1806 - 1808.  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Nicholls;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805. (1) Copy of receipt given to Mr Nicolls for his purchase money  25 March 1807. Edward Trafford Nichols paid £4215 : 15s : 0d for Lot 28 (part of Leek Roaches)  in sales which took place in Leek on 27 August 1806.    

PLACES: Leek, Hilderstone, Lichfield, Stone,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Nicholls; Vernon; Cruso; Jones; Porter;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805. Letter dated 10 June 1807 from George Vernon of Hilderstone to Messrs Cruso, Jones & Porter, Leek, Staffordshire concerning the purchase money for the Roaches.  It chiefly concerns his planned visit.  

PLACES: Leek, Cheadle; High Forest, Wolverhampton,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hulme; Oakden; Brough; Brunt; Burgh; Condlyffe; Challinor; Crewe; Daintry; Davenport; Debank; Gent; Goodwin; Gould; Griffin; Harrow; Hines; Howard; Lees; Leigh; Locket; Lownds; Lomas; Mattingley; Nicoll; Potts; Royle; Sheldon; Slack; Sutton; Tharme; etc.  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.  Eight items relating to a rate assessment made by the Inclosure Commissioners to cover the costs and charges incurred in completing the roads and " putting the Act into execution".  The rate was imposed on all persons  to whom the Leek Commons had been allotted. (1) Printed request issued on 13 February 1812 for payment of the rate on Friday 20th March   at the Roebuck Inn, Leek.  This example is addressed to James Hulme, Esquire, of Ball Haye, whose  contribution was assessed at £113 : 17s : 0d.   (2) Copy of letter, dated 12 October 1812, from the solicitors to the Commissioners to Dr. Hulme stating that they had attended at the Roebuck Inn, Leek to receive the rates and pointing out that he had failed to pay his quota.  They ask whether or not he was still determined not to pay his proportion of the rates so that they could report to the Commissioners before taking enforcement action under the Act.   (3) Signed notice by the Commissioners Joseph Boultbee, Thomas Rowley and Joseph Gould, dated 26 September 1812, ordering that persons  who had not paid the rates  to "pay "on Monday the twelfth day of October next at the house of Mr John Lownds the Roebuck Inn in Leek aforesaid at Eleven O'clock in the forenoon". On the reverse Ralph Oakden has added " 21 September 1812  Affixed a true copy of this within Notice on Meerbrook Chapel door Church Door before Divine Service."    (4) List of those assessed by the Commissioners giving the amounts assessed and the amounts received against each name.  Thirty eight names are listed only three of whom appear not to have paid. This appears to be only a partial list since it ends at people whose surnames began with a "T".  Furthermore other documents show that more than 3 persons  failed (initially) to pay.  (5) Partial list of those assessed by the Commissioners giving the amounts assessed and the amounts received against each name.  This may be an earlier, intermediate list showing the rates outstanding after the first  attempt at collection.  The names listed are William Brough; Richard Burgh; Joseph Conlyffe; John Smith Daintry; Josiah Gould; Thomas Griffin; Trustees of Joseph Harawar; William Hine; Dr Hulme; John Lockett; Joseph Lomas (hand written note against the latter states "not received") Edward Nicolls; James Sutton, Taylor; Joseph Tharme; Mr Challinor and the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.   (6) Letter issued by the Clerks to the Commissioners on 4th May 1812 to all those who had not paid the rates. The letter states that two circulars had been issued previously.  (7) Draft receipt for rates to be paid on ...March 1812.  A note on this document lists expenses incurred  i.e. 49 Blank Paper; 40  2d stamps; 18  4d stamps; 14  8d stamps; 5  1/0 stamps;  4  2/0 stamps;   1  3/0 stamp.    (8) Two receipts for rates paid one signed one unsigned.  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Jones; Heaton; Hulme; Hine; Brough; Burgh; Condlyffe; Challinor; Daintry; Harawar; Lockett; Nicolls; Tharme; Lomas;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.   (1) Draft case for the opinion of Counsel re the question of non-payment of rates and possible enforcement of payment through the Courts. It outlines the key features of the Act for Inclosing lands in Leek and was evidently to be accompanied by a printed copy.  Aspects of the General Inclosure Act relating to enforcement against proprietors who refuse to pay rates are also mentioned.  Actions of the Commissioners are summarised. i.e. their first meeting took place on 29 July 1805 and the proprietors appointed bankers (Daintry & Ryle of Macclesfield). The Commissioners sold off lands towards paying  the expenses of Inclosure.  On 3 January 1811 The Commissioners executed their Award under the Act and proclaimed and enrolled it.   No accounts had been laid before any Magistrates nor any others made except those kept by the Bankers.   The Commissioners, solicitors and surveyors "only taking and being paid money from time to time.  After the Award  accounts were drawn  which revealed a deficiency from the fund raised by sales and  the Commissioners therefore made a rate.  The rate had (by the time the document was drafted) been paid by all but " 2 or 3 without any demur or difficulty".  Dr Hulme "a Magistrate having desired an inspection of the Accounts they were handed to him. He subsequently sent a message stating when they were properly made out and signed it would be time enough for him to make his objections and he refused to pay. (The later has been struck out and a briefer statement of Dr Hulme's reasons given).   Hulme also objected to charges for an exchange made between  Lord Macclesfield and himself in which the former gave  Common allotted to him for Old Inclosed Land. The Commissioners had considered the Common land as of equal value to old inclosed land but the rate assessment had affected this.. Hulme also complained that the Banker's had not paid interest and hadn't been adequately supervised.   The question put to Mr Balg.... was whether if the accounts were signed by the Commissioners and laid before and balanced by the magistrates the defaulting proprietors may not be compelled to pay their respective quotas.  He was  also to advise on the best way to finally settle the business..  (2) Copy letter to the Leek Inclosure Commissioners from the Clerks to the Commission dated 26  May 1812.  This states all the actions taken in compliance with the Commissioners' order regarding rates which was issued on 12 February 1812.  These included issuing a circular letter to the proprietors (amounting in no. to 146);  rate receiving at the Roebuck on 30th March and at various times until 13 April when the amount in default was £700 which was owed by 50 defaulters.  A further circular was issued calling for payment at the Roebuck on 27 April 1812.  Following this the number of defaulters was reduced to 12 and the amount outstanding to £523 : 8s : 0d.  The names of these persons  are listed together with the amounts owed. Notes indicate whether the individuals will eventually pay or  "positively refuse to pay".   The letter  notes that " there are now only two proprietors with whom you will have any difficulty in compelling payment viz: Wm. Hine & Dr Hulme." Details action taken to give Dr Hulme every help in satisfying himself that the assessment was reasonable and proper. It lists Hulme's objections and includes a copy of Dr Hulme's letter of 19 May 1812.  The letter recommends that in addition to  settling their accounts and obtaining their allowance by two justices, the Commissioners should state a case for the opinion of Counsel in particular with regard to Hulme's objection concerning failure by the Commissioners to draw up accounts and have them approved by the Justices regularly throughout the period of the Inclosure.  

PLACES: Leek, Hampstall, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Condlyffe; Jones; Porter; Ryley;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.   (1) Letter dated 10 July 1812 from Joseph Condlyffe to Mr Porter at Leek re difficulty in making payment in  connection with his allotment.  Condlyffe stated that it would be difficult to pay until he received his Michaelmas rents but that he would be willing to pay interest on the amount he owed.  He was short of money because he had been  "doing some very heavy repairs at one of my farms".  (2) Letter, dated 16 March 1812,  from Edward Ryley at Hamstall to Messrs Jones & Porter at the Roebuck, Leek, Staffordshire.  The letter was accompanied by two Bank of England notes to the value of £3 to cover expenses claimed by the Commissioners of the Leek Inclosure.  He states he did not expect to have any demands for expenses of inclosure since "I have already suffered an expense of fifty guineas for walling out the allotment which is of so barren a quality that I cannot charge any rent for it not even a penny, tho' the quantity is 26 acres. In such cases I think the Commissioners should oblige the Freeholders with a method of husbandry by which some benefit might be obtained from the allotted lands; at the same time I understand that the Ld. of the Manor has a very handsome allotment of productive land."  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hulme; Porter; Jones;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.   (1) Letter from Dr Hulme at Ball Haye, Leek to Mr Jones -undated. Hulme thanks Porter for " a perusal of the Commissioners' accounts" which he returned with his letter.  He goes on to state that he will "most positively refuse" to pay the assessment made upon him by the Commissioners.   (2) Letter from Dr J. Hulme of Ball Haye, Leek to Messrs Porter & Jones dated 12 October 181. Hulme states " I did expect the Commissioners would have done me the honour to convince me I was wrong or to have allowed the validity of my objections -as this has not been the case I still object unless their accounts have been examined & balanced according to the terms of  your Act.

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;  
PERSONS: Hulme; Cruso; Mills; Daintry; Davenport; Chinn;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.   (1.a) Letter dated 15 April 1821 from Dr J. Hulme, Manchester to Messrs Cruso & Coupland of leek, Staffordshire  re Cruso & Co.'s bill against the executors of the late Mr Davenport. It mentions an earlier bill of Cruso & Co.'s (1819) which he said he had not received.  (1.b) Letter dated 24 August 1826 from Dr J. Hulme, Manchester to John Cruso Esquire, of Leek, Staffordshire. The bill mentioned above had not been settled. Hulme states that he always thought there was a balance in his favour. (1.c)  Note which states "Hulme says Mr Daintry's trustees account  -For Timber 95 ft. at 2/4; Oak ditto; Townhall  Chimney pipes 32 - 5s.  (1.d) Note: Oak timber 20 years ago. ......sold to Mr Mills.  Plants £54 odd. Townhall £15 odd Sanden -rails for stairs.   (2) Letter dated 22 December 1826 from Dr J. Hulme, Manchester to John Cruso junior, of Leek, Staffordshire. Letter concerns the account between them.  Hulme had called on Cruso three times before to settle the matter but had not found Cruso at home. He claimed that Cruso had not given him credit in the last account for £15  ..shillings for alterations at the Town Hall or for oak timber purchased by Cruso's father 24 -25 years ago.. Hulme asks whether Corbishley's half year rent which was owing whilst Spilsbury was at Ball Haye had been received. " I trust you will cause him to pay this rent as I ought in fact to look upon you as tenant to Ball Haye.."   (3) Letter dated 13 September 1827 from Dr J. Hulme, Manchester to John Cruso junior, of Leek, Staffordshire.  There had evidently been no progress with regard to the outstanding account and Hulme ends by stating " I shall be over at Leek again soon when we must make an end of it some way or other."   (4) Draft Mr Cruso's account with Dr Hulme dated 1811 to 1812. This shows a balance in favour of Mr Cruso;    (5) Mr Cruso's account with Dr. Hulme undated. This is the same as BC1/1240/4

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;  
DESCRIPTION: Leek Inclosure Act 1805.    

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Dakeyne; Salt; Atkinson; Chorley; Gaunt; Towgood; Hough; Brocklehurst; Brayshaw; Challinor; Clayton; Bettany;  
DESCRIPTION: Affidavit by Ann Salt nee Bettany, wife of Joseph Salt of Dilhorne, Innholder, of the execution of documents in the case of Mary Dakeyne and others versus Charles Flint and others in Chancery 22 March 1852.  In 1838 Ann Salt had  been living as a servant to Mrs Fowler at Highfield House, Leek, Staffordshire.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; West Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire;  
PERSONS: Brassington; Challinor; Shaw; Wood; Bowyer; Hetherington; Davies; Nixon;  
DESCRIPTION: Account of the executors of Sarah Brassington with Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire 1907. Concerns a bequest to Mrs Sarah Davies nee Wood who was in the West Didsbury, Workhouse and meetings with Master of the Workhouse with regard to maintenance payments for Sarah.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Phillips; Cooper; Hand; Noble; Sneyd; Cork; Redfern; Heaton; Chappells; Howes;  
DESCRIPTION: Eleven letters relating to Mr William Phillips of Leek, Staffordshire, dating between October 1865 and July 1868. (1) 10 Oct.1865 author unknown. Concerns Mr Phillips state of health "had a fairly quiet day and on the whole looks better". The author is evidently someone in the house with Mr Phillips  since Mr Cooper "charged me to look after the wine". The author felt it would be difficult to do this since Mr Phillips held the keys to the wine cellar.  (2)11 Oct. 1865 2nd letter from Mr N.C.Milne re William Phillips. Mentions Mr. P' seeking relief by drinking.   (3) 20 June 1866 from Mr Richard Cooper who had just visited Mr Phillips whose general health was good but whose mental condition "is no better….his sleep is variable". Gives other details of his condition.  (4) 22 June1867 Letter from Mr N.C.Milne to Revd. John Hand concerning a Commission in Lunacy.  A note mentions events which had recently occurred in Sheffield.  (5) 25 June 1867 Letter from Mr Richard Cooper to Rev. John Hand re visit to and examination of Mr Phillips. General health and prognosis good considering his more than four score years. Mental condition unimproved and still suffering from his delusions. No hope of recovery. Mentions possibility of calling Dr. Noble in again.  (6) 29 June 1867 from Mr Milne to Revd. John Hand. He didn't think it necessary to have Dr. Noble again.(7) 7 Oct. 1867 To the Revd. John Hand from J. Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. Concerns Mr Sneyd paying of a mortgage held by Mr Phillips. (8) 25 Oct. 1867 to N.C. Milne from J. Challinor. Details Rev. John Sneyd's intention to pay off a £1500 mortgage, notice of which was left at "The Field". Mortgage debts on other property are also mentioned as well as the bankruptcy of one of the mortgagees -Mr Cork.  (9) 4 Dec. 1867 to N. C. Milne  from J. Challinor. Mentions that the property mortgaged by the Revd. John Sneyd had been sold.  (10) 31 Jan. 1868 to Revd. J. Hand from Mr R. Cooper.  William Phillips general health was "much the same". Mentions visit by another Doctor.  (11) 1 July 1868 to Revd. John Hand from E. Heaton re "Mr Phillips's rent day" and payment into his account of £565 -5s -1d.  

PLACES: London; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Phillips; Shaw; Heaton; Nicholson;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter from General Phillips at the Joint United Service Club, London to Mr Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire dated 12 January 1907. Mentions that Mr Heaton still continues to act as representative of the Leek Branch of the Staffordshire Farmer's Association.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Sprosson; Farrer; Cope;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit to verify signatures to a notice of the dissolution of partnership   between John Sproson and Thomas Farrer of Leek, Staffordshire, Braiding and Ribbon weavers, dated 1 January 1862. It includes a draft agreement to dissolve the partnership and the terms under which this was to be done.  

PLACES: Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire; High Wycombe;  
PERSONS: Broughton; Hand; Challinor; Sneyd-Kynnersley; Burton; Follett;  Pennell; Fox; Robinson;  
DESCRIPTION: Twenty items (chiefly letters) dealing with the estates and trust of the Revd. C.J.Broughton dating between 1872 and 1888. (1) Letter, dated 8 March 1872, from T. Sneyd Kynnersley at Moor Green to Revd. Clement Broughton concerning Broughton's marriage settlement trusts. Discusses problem with the values. Mentions fishing.  (2) 19 December 1882 . Letter from Hooper & Sons, London to F.B. Hand re date of letters of admin for Alicia Susanna Harriet Broughton.  (3) Two Draft notices, dated 13 March 1883, from F.B.Hand to the Burton Uttoxeter and Ashbourne Bank stating only cheques signed by his hand should be recognised as executor of the will of the Revd. Clement Francis  Broughton. One is signed.  (4) Letter, 28 May 1883 from H. Burton, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire to F.B.Hand at Uttoxeter. Hand had not signed a cheque sent to him by Mr Kynnersley "because Mr Walter Broughton had already had several sums of money on account". Mentions Hand's health; (5)  Note with the initials H.B and dated 24 April 1885, concerning money  deposited by Mr Hand in the Bank  as Misses Lucy and Grace Broughton's share of their deceased sister's share of the first marriage settlement. (6) Letter, dated 25 April 1885, from Challinor & Co. solicitors, leek, Staffordshire to John Hare at the Union Bank, Uttoxeter about credit entries in the Revd. C.F.Broughton's bank book. (7)  Letter, dated 4 July 1885, from Challinor & Co. solicitors, leek, Staffordshire to C.F.E. Broughton of Wortley, Sheffield re Freeman's Trust concerning the registration of Mr Hand's death. (8) Black edged letter, undated, from F.B. Hand at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire to his uncle (unnamed) concerning mortgages on Norbury and Snelston.  (9) Letter, dated 11 January 1887, from R.Bruce Dickson at Cadmore Vicarage, High Wycombe to Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire-"money should have been invested long ago". (10) Letter, dated 12 January 1887, from J.Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire to T.Sneyd-Kynnersley concerning R.Bruce Dickson's wish to have his wife's share in Broughton's second marriage settlement invested.  (1) Draft letter from Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire to Revd. R. B. Dickson dated 8  January 1887. Letter suggests whole trust fund invested and portion of income paid to each beneficiary. Mentions difficulties because different trusts were so mixed up.  (12) Letter dated 17 June 1887 from Revd. R.B.Dickson at High Wycombe to Challinor, Leek, Staffs. accepting his suggestion re Broughton Accounts. (13) Memo from Union Bank Ltd, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire dated 20 January 1887 re Broughton Accounts.  (14) Letter dated 26 January 1887 from William Small of Burton on Trent, Staffs. to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffs., re Broughton Trusts and a mistake which had occurred which had led to cheques not being honoured. (15) Letter dated 26 January 1887 from C.J.E. Broughton of Wortley, Sheffield to Challinor & Co. Leek, Staffordshire re Broughton's Trust confirming that he had signed cheques for purchase of railway stock.  (16) Receipt dated 27 January 1887 from G.S.Herbert of London, stock & share brokers for cheque from the Uttoxeter Bank re Broughton's Trust. (17) Letter dated 1 February 1887 from Challinor & Co. Leek, Staffordshire to the Revd. R.B.Dickson at High Wycombe apologising for delays in regard to the Broughton Trusts.  States that the whole of money in the bank had "now been invested" and lists the investments.  (18) Minute dated 1 March 1887 re Broughton affairs. States 3 elder children to give up their shares in an insurance policy and the money to be shared amongst the 8 children of the second marriage.  (19) Letter dated 5 April 1887 from Revd. R.Bruce Dickson to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire requesting the Pennell accounts.  (20) Letter dated 31 May 1887 from Revd. R.Bruce Dickson to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire. Requests more accounts and states that he wishes to satisfy himself that the accounts are correct.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wheelden; Challinor; Cruso; Coupland;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft indenture of mortgage by William Wheelden of Lowe, Leek, Staffordshire, farmer to James Challinor of Leek, butcher, dated 17 February 1821. The land mortgaged (for £220) totalled 3 acres 0 rood 19 perch and included houses etc. lately" built thereon by said William Wheelden.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Brocklehurst; May; Bagshaw; Gaunt; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft reconveyance dated 1853 from William, John; Thomas and Peter Pownall Brocklehurst and Robert Bagshaw of Macclesfield, Cheshire, bankers and co-partners, and others to  Matthew Gaunt of Abbey Cottage near Leek, Staffordshire. Gaunt had paid off mortgages of £2500 and £1000 and wished the property to be reconveyed to him. A note on the cover indicates that the original mortgage was dated 4 November 1850.  

PLACES: Leek, Horton, Longton, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Glover; Arckoll; Challinor; Goostrey; Pilkington; Gibson; Chetwynd; Wardle; Clowes; Johnson; Emerson; Tunnicliffe; Daintry; Wood; Cruso; Bateman; Rogers; Gaunt; Brocklehurst; Hammersley; Fowler;  
DESCRIPTION: Two documents relating to the sale of Highfield near Leek, Staffordshire by Matthew Gaunt of Rudyard Vale, Horton to Edwin Cliffe Glover of the Mere, Longton, Staffordshire. (1) Copy agreement, dated 6 October 1870, by Matthew Gaunt to sell to Edwin Cliffe Glover, Highfield House and a total of 72 acres, three roods and 5 perches of land  for £4000.  This item states that the property was in the occupation of William Goostrey, John Pilkington and Silas Gibson the younger, under a lease dated 22 September 1866 which was effective from 25 March 1867 until 25 March 1874. The yearly rent was £200.  The property was subject to  the payment of several mortgages one to Miss Ann Clowes of Ball Haye Park, Leek, spinster for £3000 and interest and another of £1000 to William Johnson of Earl Sterndale near Buxton, yeoman.  (2) Schedule of deeds and papers belonging to Mr Gaunt which were returned to him on completion of the Highfield Sale on 21 June 1871.