Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1276 to 1300

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Sutton; Smith; Wardle; Hulme; Killmister; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Four letters and a note re the  transaction between Suttons and others and Smith 1830-1833. (1)Letter dated 18 February 1830  from John Cruso, junior, to Killmister and Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire. States "the drift" of their letter meant Mr Smith intended, by any means he could, to avoid completion of his purchase. (2) Letter dated 24 February 1830  from John Cruso, junior, to Killmister and Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire. States Miss Sutton and the Vicar have conveyed no more than belonged to them with the Queens Head.  It goes on to ask what Mr Smith intends to do.  (3) Letter dated 21 January 1833  from Geo. Keates for John Cruso, junior, to Killmister and Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire. It concerns a covenant for the production of deeds and mentions that they "as we cannot comply with your wishes this purchase must remain unsettled until Mr Wardles is settled but we shall require Mr Smith to pay interest at 5%".  (4) A note to Challinor from John Cruso junior, Leek, Staffordshire dated 9 February 1830 Cruso stated that he thought on looking at the Hulme's conveyance, the exception must be in Smith's conveyance since "the Room is positively by Miss Sutton and The Vicar  conveyed". (5) Letter to Killmister and Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire  from John Cruso, junior, of Leek, dated 9 January 1830 referring to John Hulme's claim.

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PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Smith; White; Redfern; Sleigh; Heathcote;  
DESCRIPTION: Notice to Thomas Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire to appear as witness in the case of Thomas White  versus Thomas Smith and others (one of whom was John Sleigh) at the George Inn, Leek on 6th May 1836.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Highgate, Bloomsbury, London; Manchester;  
PERSONS: Sleigh; Challinor; Clayton; Percival; Brocklebank; Wilson;  
DESCRIPTION: Two letter from John Sleigh to Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. (1) Letter  dated 11 November 1873 and written from Highgate, Middlesex, concerns the lease of a hotel and field to Frank Clayton. Also mentions that Goodwin was bound by his lease to give up the Dale Farm in good tenantable order "and it is anything but that. Moreover they have sold of three crops in succession from the land without putting anything whatever on to it."  (2) Letter dated 8 December 1881 written from 47 Bloomsbury Square. It mentions that he had offered 1000 for the field "in front of our house four years ago, and it has just been accepted -and curiously enough the other lots tumble in at the same time!  I shall be able to meet the payments towards Xmas". He was acting Brocklebank & Wilson who had told him that when the plots had been secured they would be "eligible for their Manchester customers".  

PLACES: Leek, Hanley, Cheddleton, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Harrison; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: (1)  a letter dated 7th August 1884 from George Smith, solicitor, Leek, Staffordshire  to the Revd. Gordon Robertson The Vicarage, Earl Sterndale near Buxton concerning Robertson's tenant Mrs Louisa Hine of Cheddleton Park Farm who had asked Smith to apply to Robertson for compensation for loss and damages due to the meadow on which the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company had partly constructed waterworks and then abandoned them causing water to cover and remain on the surface of the meadow occupied by her, making it quite marshy and utterly useless. .   (2) Copy letter dated 20 October 1884 from G.D.Harrison of the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company, Albion Street, Hanley to W. Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire re Cheddleton Park Farm. The letter concerns failure of water to drain away from a meadow which the writer put down to failure of the tenant to clean out the water course. He also observed that the embankment next the river was in bad condition.  

PLACES: Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire; Manchester; Smithfield, London; Wolverhampton; Congleton, Cheshire; Sheffield;  
PERSONS: Large; Keates; Greaves; Elley; Hassell; Alderthorn; Dentith; Wright; Browning; Booth; Cutting;  
DESCRIPTION: Statement of Mr William Larges affairs 9 October 1838. A note signed by Geo Keates states " Wm Large to pay 70 on or before 12.0 clock at noon on Thursday the 11th instant and take all the effects". His stock and effects were valued at 111, debts at 100. Debts are listed giving names, addresses etc.  

PLACES: Leek, Burslem, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: May; Challinor; Mitchell;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 24 May 1860  from William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to J. B. May. Some personal notes "we shall expect you for dinner on Monday next" but also deals with income tax suggesting that May should " merely publish the number of bricks made by you for sale between Xmas 1858 and Xmas 1859 and personally attend with it yourself at the Appeal Day on 31st May when some reduction will probably be made from the 350 charge for brick making". There are also additional pencilled notes apparently addressed to Challinor.  

PLACES: Coventry, Warwickshire; Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Hill; Keary; Carter Bill; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Seven documents relating to the Standard Sewage Company Ltd dating between 1875 and 1895. (1) Notes on Glen's Public Health Act 1872 -this concerns requirement that Urban Sanitary Authorities have to subject their accounts to audit by the district auditor.  (2) Letter dated 16 January 1875 from W.H.Hill of 17 Warwick Row, Coventry to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire. Hill mentions that he had heard, at the Sanitary Conference an "interesting statement respecting the improvements carried out at Leek and the present low rate of mortality".  Writer asks for details of system for removing sewage so that he might meet objections by "owners of small tenementary property who object to remove the old privy and erect water closets at the request of the local Board".  A pencilled note states " 600 water closets where not more than two houses to one closet.  (3) Copy letter from Thomas Wardle to Mr Challinor dated 25 October 1881 and enclosing a letter from Mr Keary of Stoke on Trent. Keary stated "Although I have the strong opinion that you are not in any way liable I think you are wise to offer to pay a reasonable sum to avoid the cost of litigation..".  (4) Letter dated 21 November 1892 from Thomas Wardle to the Standard Sewage Company containing suggested clauses to be inserted in an agreement between them relating to a patented method for sewage treatment. In the event of the company expanding or being taken over by a larger company  the new company was to purchase the Churnet Works, Leek, Staffordshire and the cottages adjoining and the close of land on the westwardly side of these from the patentee. (5) Notes dated 26 July 1893 concerning the terms of Mr Wardle's retirement. These state that Mr Wardle shall have the patents reassigned to him, all claims to cash, payment of book expenses and purchase of works agreement to be cancelled. This is on paper headed "Standard Sewage & Water Purification Company Ltd, 43 Victoria Buildings, Manchester. (6) Letter dated 22 November 1893 from Hall Son and Sacre, solicitors, Fountain Street, Manchester to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire concerning the agreement between him and the Standard Sewage Company. It accompanied parts of the agreement for Wardle to sign. (7) Outline epitome of the agreement between the Standard Sewage Company and Wardle cancelling arrangements -dated 23 December 1893. Amongst other things, Wardle got back his patent, relinquished  his 2700 shares and was paid 500 plus 94-10s to cover initial experiments and cost of publishing book.  

PLACES: Leek,  Staffordshire; Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Rotherham, Yorkshire;  
PERSONS: Shaw; Myatt; Hill; Guest; Chrimes; Roylance; Salt; Coates; Brown; Nixon; Robinson;  
DESCRIPTION: Five copy letters concerning the provision of water mains  dated 1895. (1) Letter dated 23 September 1895 to Mr Enoch Hill of Hawthorne Cottage, Longsdon from Thomas Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire re provision of a water supply.  (2) Letter dated 23 September 1895 to the Staveley Coal & Iron Company, Staveley near Chesterfield,  from Thomas Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire who was writing as a member of the Urban District Council. Shaw states that he had been advised that their quotation for 2" pipes was high and goes on to say " I trust you would not exact from me higher terms than you would for the public body of which I am a member".  He then details an order to be sent to the Wall Grange Station.   (3) Letter dated 23 September 1895 to Guest & Chrimes of Rotherham from Thomas Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire ordering further parts for his own private purpose. The letter ends with " The name of your firm has been given to me by Mr Myatt the Surveyor of the Leek Urban District Council of which I am a member".  (4) Copy telegram from Thomas Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire to Harrison, Waterworks Company, Hanley concerning Ladderedge water. Work commences Monday. Instruct Inspector to attend.. (5) Bill of expenses for providing a water supply to the houses at Longsdon occupied by Mr Enoch Hill and Mr William Roylance 1895. (6) Note by Thomas Shaw dated 12 October 1895 that he had paid Job Brown at Bank End, Longsdon 9/- for carting pipes from Wallgrange to the road at Ladderedge. (6) Receipt signed by Joseph Coates and dated 10 October 1895 for money received from Thomas Shaw for work carried out in laying pipes at Ladderedge.  

PLACES: Leek, Burslem, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; May; Brealey;  
DESCRIPTION: Copy letter dated 21 September 1858 from J. Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Brealey, Land Agent, Leek, Staffordshire re Sneyd Farm and Colliery. It accompanied a list of royalties and showed (said Challinor) how much more Messrs May & Co. had to pay than others under similar circumstances. He emphasised the need for a reduction in the farm rent. They were not tied to the farm by the lease and had given notice to discontinue on the present terms.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Birmingham;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Wrottesley; Constable; Smith; Pemberton;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 31 August 1858 from F.Pemberton at Birmingham to William Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. Amongst other things states " just returned from "Elijah" I wish you had been there it was a glorious performance the hall filled. I missed two finest airs. I went from being ordered to attend on Lord Wrottesley, Lady Ida Something and Lady Shifford Constable, a compliment thought to be, but I wished them at old nick, and hang me if one of the illustrious females did not make me give, who held the plate with her and she gave nothing. However it will be a glorious festival". 

PLACES: Leek, Cheadle, Staffordshire; Gorton, Lancashire;  
PERSONS: Brough; Nicholson; Hall; Challinor; Shaw; Kay; Renshaw; Strickland; Hamilton; Robinson; Rudde; Nutt; Turner; Brown; Cope; Phillips; DESCRIPTION: Draft conveyance of silk mills, houses and  situated at Cheadle, Staffordshire from the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society of Gorton, Lancashire to Messrs Brough, Nicholson and Hall, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers. Challinor and Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire 1892. Brough, Nicholson and Hall agreed to pay 2900 for  2 acres 3 perches of land in Cheadle which was the southern part of the Barn Croft or Petty Mires and the Island bounded on the Northern side by the Rector of Cheadle's Glebe Land and on the eastern side by Ciceley's Brook and at the bottom end by Black Lane. The land had previously belonged to Hugh Brown, then to Joseph Cope and afterwards Messrs Phillips & Kay.  The purchase also included 2 acres and 8 perches of land commonly called the Petty Mires bounded on the Northern side by lands also called Petty Mires and Little Petty Mires which formerly belonged to Anne Nutt and on the Southern side by the other piece of land purchased by Brough Nicholson & Hall and on the eastern side by Ciceley's Brook, at the western end by Black Lane and by cottages and gardens adjoining all which lately belonged to Samuel Turner except for land reserved to Anthony Rudde and his wife in 1790. Brough Nicholson and Hall were also to get all "those mills, sheds, warehouses and offices erected on the lands," ten houses. It also mentions a new street leading from Black Lane into the land to be conveyed.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;  
PERSONS: Lovatt; Gould; Mitchell; Shufflebottom; Whittaker; Anderton; Challinor; Badnall;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft brief for the plaintiffs in the case between John Lovatt and Joseph Gould, manufacturers of sewing silk, twist, etc. plaintiffs, and James Whittaker of Manchester, defendant in the Exchequer of Pleas 9 January 1856 Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. Lovatt and Gould had issued a writ for a debt, of 219 -18s- 0d and interest at 7%, against Whittaker for goods sold and delivered on 6 December 1853. The "goods" in question was a parcel or bale of Bengal organzine silk sold to Whittaker through a silk broker called J. G. Mitchell  who resided at Leek. It includes statements by Mitchell and by William Shufflebottom of Leek, the warehouseman who sent off the silk to Manchester by Anderton & Co. carrier. The latter were the carriers generally used by Lovatt & Gould. Joseph Gould's statement is also included.  

PLACES: Waterfall, Onecote, Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire; Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire;  
PERSONS: Salt; Burnett; Gould; Lawton; Buxton; Sutton; Mills; Simpson; Atherton; Cruso; Harrison; Hambleton; Wheeldon; Stubbs; Ridgway; Goodwin;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) An approved draft assignment, dated 17 September 1796, by Messrs James Lawton of Waterfall, cordwainer, John Burnett of Onecote, miller, and James Simpson of Grindon, farmer, John Buxton of Leek, mercer, and Nathan Sutton of Leek, grocer, (the assignees in bankruptcy of Sampson Salt of Butterton, merchant, dealer and chapman) to Richard Gould of Waterhouses. The document assigns  to two long (500 year and 600 year) leases on an estate called Womersey at Butterton in the Moors, Staffordshire to Gould in trust for Thomas Burnett "and to attend the inheritance".  Some genealogical information -field names.  It commences "This indenture in  6 parts made the 17th day of September 36th Geo: 3rd  1796. Between James Lawton of Waterfall in the Co. of Stafford, cordwainer, John Burnett of Uncut in the same Co., Miller and James Simpson of Oldfield, in the parish of Grindon in the same County, farmer of the 1st part. John Buxton of Leek in the same Co. Mercer, and Nathan Sutton of the same place, Grocer (Assignees of the estate and effects of Thomas Salt of Butterton in the parish of Mayfield in the same county, Merchant, Dealer & Chapman (Eldest son and heir at Law of Sampson Salt late of Greenlow Head in the parish of Mayfield aforesaid, Gent, deceased) a Bankrupt of the 2nd part the said Thomas Salt of the 3rd part. Thomas Burnett of Uncut Hall in the parish of Grindon in the aforesaid county of Stafford, Yeoman of the 4th part, Thomas Mills of Leek aforesaid of the 5th part and Richard Gould of Waterhouse in the parish of Leek, Yeoman, of the 6th part." The document recites an Indenture made between Sampson Salt and Thomas Gould of Hanson Grange, Thorpe, Derbyshire on 25 April 1769 whereby Salt leased  various lands, for a term of 500 years, amongst which were some called Womersey, to Gould for 650. The lands were said to have been "late in the tenure, holding or occupation of Sampson Salt, James Harrison and John Hambleton". The lands were all within the Manor or Lordship of Butterton.  On 18 June 1794 Thomas Salt  borrowed 800 from James Lawton, John Burnett and James Simpson  on the security of lease at a peppercorn rent a house and barn and lands called Womersey, the Haystall Close, Whitefield Close, Womersey Mouth, a mesne piece  of ground called Sweansey Cliff all of which were said to have been late in the tenure or occupation of  Thomas Wheeldon but were then in the holding of John Stubbs. The total area was estimated at 26 acres. (2) Sale lots relating to Greenlow Head. Lot 1. House Buildings and 7 acres Common Land. Lot 2 The Greenlows. Lot 3 The Way Land - Old Close - Milking fold. Footnote states "Mr Burnett thinks as the above premises and lands are now divided and  parcelled into lots as above they should sell well. Thinks  as the fields  have been much varied by altering the fences they should by measured again."  

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Shanghai, China;  
PERSONS: Corns; Rudyard; Haynes; Love;  
DESCRIPTION: Assignment by Frederick Corns late of Macclesfield but now of Shanghai in China to Messrs Frederick Colville Rudyard, gent., William Wilshaw Corns, Silk Manufacturer,  and Francis Haynes, Warehouseman, all of Macclesfield, Cheshire of shares under the will of the late John Corns (father of Frederick Corns) for securing 300 and interest. Dated 12 May 1860. The money had been lent to Frederick Corns prior to his departure for China. The document appears to have been signed by Corns and witnessed by J.Love, junior, Shanghai Merchant.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Howard; Badnall; Goodman; Bowett; Griffiths;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit by William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire that he had served a bill in Chancery on Joseph Howard the elder, Joseph Howard the younger and William Howard of Leek, Staffordshire, the defendants in a case brought by Thomas Foxall Griffiths, Jacob Bright Browett and George Goodman the younger.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Stroud, Gloucestershire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Challinor; Fisher; Gaunt; Moore; Coulson;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft letter written by Frank Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to P.H.Fisher of Stroud, Gloucestershire dated  6th April 1847. The letter concerns Finder and Cruso asks Fisher to loan him the case laid before Mr Moore and his opinion on it "respecting this matter in the year 1838". The current concern was a proposed conveyance to Mr Challinor's clients who intended enforcing legal proceedings should the matter not be settled that week.  

PLACES: Leek, Burslem, Staffordshire; Liverpool;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Badnall; Johnson; Bowers;  
DESCRIPTION: Release from William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, Joseph Badnall of Leek, silk dyer, Mary his wife formerly Mary Challinor spinster, Charles Challinor of Liverpool, merchant, Charlotte Challinor of Leek, spinster, Edward Challinor of Burslem, Earthenware manufacturer, and Sarah Challinor of Leek, spinster, the legatees of the late Mr William Challinor deceased to William Fynney Johnson and Fynney Bowers the Executors of the surviving Executor dated 15 September 1830.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Whittles; Bentley; Price; Allan; Waller;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit, dated 16 November 1869, by Thomas Price of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor's clerk of the signatures to a petition to annul the bankruptcy of John Marr Alan and Thomas Waller of Lilliport Lane in the City of London, warehousemen and co-partners trading as Allan & Waller. Price witnessed the signatures of Thomas Whittles and Joseph Bentley of Leek, silk manufacturers and partners consenting to the petition.  

PLACES: Leek, Cheadle, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Brough; Nicholson; Hall; Gwynne; Challinor; Chorlton;  
DESCRIPTION: Two letters from J. Hall of Brough, Nicholson and Hall of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers to Mr Gwynne, Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek dated 27 July and 2 August 1892 respectively. The first asks to be informed whether they commenced  to receive the rents on the house and lands at Cheadle Mill on taking possession last Friday or at completion of purchase 29th September. The second asks Gwynne to  Mr Chorlton to authorise rents at Cheadle to be given to them (Brough, Nicholson & Hall).  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Swansea,  Istalyford, Wales;  Northampton; Manchester; London; Clevedon; Dublin, Ireland;  
PERSONS: Lovatt; Gould; Challinor; Gwynne; Davies;  white; sellers; Lewes; Levi; Lewis; Wills;  
DESCRIPTION: Five items re debts owed to Messrs Sugden and Lovatt of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers dating between 27 June 1892 and  February 1893. The debtors included John Davies a Tailor and Draper of Cwmbruck, Istayford, Glamorgan; A. Wills of Northampton; Mary Davies of Swansea; Samuel Lewis of Saint Clears; S. Levi of Manchester;  T. Lewes of Drefach; P. White of Dublin; J.T.Sellers of London; and Seymour of Manchester. Most deal with John Davies debt which was disputed and ended in a court hearing on 21 February 1893.  

PLACES: Longton, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Rowe; Smith  
DESCRIPTION: Letter from Charles Rowley of Longton dated 2 February 1855 stating that he did not owe Mr Smith anything as "I settled the account with Mr Hemmings is traveller."  

PLACES: Teton, Northamptonshire; Malden, Surrey;  Bloxham, Oxfordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Thorneycroft; Handasyd; Forster; Fereza;  
DESCRIPTION: Abstract of a deed dated 8 & 9 May 1745 between (1) Henry Forster, (2) The Honourable Roger Peter Handasyd and Elizabeth Handasyd his wife and only surviving sister and heir at Law of Sir John Thorneycroft. The latter was entitled "only in reversion after the death of the said Elizabeth Handasyd without issue" to manors , lands and premises mentioned in his will and had no estate in possession of any part except the lands and premises at Teyton otherwise Teeton otherwise Teton and Malden and as well the said lands etc. in Teton and Malden as the rest of the Manors, Lands and Premises were subject  to various debts on judgment obtained against Sir John Thorneycroft  to the amount of many  thousand pounds. The premises at Teton were also subject to a mortgage for a considerable sum and the mortgage had become vested in Roger Peter Handasyd and Elizabeth his wife as the surviving executors of the will of Sir John Thorneycroft the elder, father of the first named sir John and had since been assigned to Richard Sutton of Lethbury, London, Thomas Brigstock of Bartletts Buildings, London in trust for John Peter and Elizabeth Handasyd.  A suit had begun in Chancery concerning the validity of the will of Sir John Thorneycroft the son but to avoid expense and trouble an agreement had been reached between Henry  Forster and the John Peter and Elizabeth Handasyd by which Forster assured to the latter all the Manors, Lands etc. devised to him in the will. For this Forster was to receive 630. The grant and release by Forster was "All that aforesaid farm or Manor House and 190 acres of land called or known by the name of the Manor of Teyton etc. situate, lying or being in Teyton etc. in the County of Northampton". It also included the Rushyard Field in Malden in surrey and all the lands of Sir John Thorneycroft the son in the parish of Bloxham in Oxfordshire. It mentions that the wife of Sir John Thorneycroft the son was Dame Maria Fereza.  

PLACES: Leek, Rudyard, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Weston; Coupland;  
DESCRIPTION: Recognition by Matthew Weston, defendant in an action brought by John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire in which Weston confesses the action and that Cruso had obtained damages of 968 - 9s -10d plus costs. No judgement was to be entered for execution until 5th April 1815 in default of payment of  484 -4s -11d the debt in the action with interest. If in default of payment the plaintiff entered up judgment he was to levy the sum and costs. Weston signed the document on 24 January 1815.  Overleaf is an account  which shows that the rate of interest was 5%. Cruso received a large portion of the sum by 30th May but the debt was not cleared until 20 May 1817. A set of draft accounts are appended which show that some of the money owed related to rents of Rudyard Gate from 1798 to 1815 and for the rent of the Sheep house from 1814 to 1815. Also Letter dated 10 May 1817 from Robert Bell, Grays Inn to Cruso and Son, Leek  incorporating a bill of costs in the case of Cruso versus Weston. Other cases including Badnall versus Samuel also mentioned.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Broster; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Rough accounts for the rental of an unnamed shade and a house by Jesse Broster from Mrs Challinor. It mentions a two gate floor, 1st floor of winding room and a singing house. The shade rental was 10 -8s -0d a year, the singing house 1-0s-od a year and the house 7 a year.  

PLACES: Alstonfield, Wetton, Butterton, Grindon, Tissington, Derbyshire;  
PERSONS: Fitzherbert; Burnett; Beardmore; Cantrell;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit of the service  a copy of the rule  relating to the case of the Queen (in the prosecution of the Poor Law Board) versus The Visitor (Sir William Fitzherbert of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire) and Guardians of the Alstonfield Incorporation (Ralph Beardmore , Guardian of Alstonefield, William Burnett , Guardian of Butterton and John Blackwell Cantrell Guardian of Wetton) of and Thomas Burnett as Guardian of Grindon and their treasurer dated February 1859. Sharpe, Jackson & Parker, 41 Bedford Row, London.