Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1301 to 1325

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Cheadle, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Watts; Kent; Blagg; Masefield; Clark;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed amended defence in the High Court case of  John William Kent versus the Rural District Council of Cheadle and between Richard Ecroyd Clark trustee of the estate of John William Kent versus the Rural District Council of Cheadle  delivered 14 July 1924. Blagg, Son & Masefield, Cheadle, Staffordshire. Kingsford, Dorman & Co., The Strand, London. The case seems to concern contracts entered into in December 1920  involving an architect Mr F. E. Watts.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hill; Hunt; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft statutory declaration dated 24 October 1868 by John Hill of Bell Vue Road, Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, concerning the death of Samuel Hunt of Mill Street, Leek, baker who died in January 1853. At the time of the declaration Hill was 55 years of age and he stated he had lived in Leek all his life. He said Hunt had been in possession of a house and shop in Mill street, Leek which was now occupied by Hunt's son James who was also a baker. Hill had also been well acquainted with Samuel Hunt's son Robert, a joiner, who died on or about 5 October 1859 aged about 47 years. Hill was sure that Robert Hunt had never married, had worked at his trade until a few weeks before his death and was never in actual want.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Sutton; Palmer;  
DESCRIPTION: Part of Mr Palmer's debts to William Sutton dated After 1773 and starting with "January 22  1764. To balance of Account settled that day  £305 -17s - 1d. The bill includes 3 years board of Miss Betsy Palmer from January 1764. Miss Betsy's bill for sundries when at school.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Turnock; Shaw; Hawley; Challinor; Hardern; Redfern; Malkin; Ward; Allen; Brealey; Arthur; Langham; Lightfoot; Hacker; Lovatt; Kidd; Torr; Cartwright; Fallon; Cheetham; Smith; Gould; Tatton; Oliver; Horner; Fallon; Barker; Matthews; Phillips; Stevenson; Chambre; Goodwin; Morton; Gaunt; Brocklehurst; Sneyd; Sutton; Lees; Sigley; Byrom;  
DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents relating to Richard Turnock of Leek, Staffordshire, surgeon, and his estates. (1) The will of Richard Turnock dated 3 May 1854. A pencilled note states " A subsequent will prepared and signed in draft".   (2) Case for the opinion of Counsel dated 14th August 1863 concerning an argument between Mr Joseph Challinor of Leek and Richard Turnock over Butterton Moor Farm.  (3) Letter dated 1 October 1875 from Thomas Redfern at Daisy Bank, Leek to Thomas Shaw concerning the possible purchase of small garden plots in Victoria Gardens.  (4) Affidavit of attesting witnesses  concerning alterations to the late Richard Turnock's will. Dated 24 September 1875.  (5) Valuation of Richard Turnock's furniture by John Brealey 22 March 1876.  (6) Draft settlement on the marriage of W.C.E.Arthur of Cork Street, Piccadilly, London to Miss Ann Turnock of Leek, Staffordshire dated 24 April 1876. A pencil note on the front states  "Married 25 April 1876 at St. Mary's, ? Square, London . Died 11 May 1877 at Castle          ??.  (7) Note from J. Challinor to John Brealey re Miss Turnock's arrangement with Miss Chambre. Undated.  (8) Letter dated 1 January 1877 from Hooper & Son, London re the probate of a Turnock will.  (9)  Notice to the creditors of Richard Turnock of Leek, Staffordshire, surgeon, who died on 14 May 1875, dated 10 January 1877. Challinor & Co. solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire. (10) Letter from Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek dated 13 March 1877 and concerning rent due to Mr Lightfoot from Richard Turnock for a garden.  (11)  Letter dated 12  January 1894 from John Brealey to Thomas Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire concerning the letting by Miss Mary Turnock of the house in which she then lived.  (12) Copy letter from J. Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to John Brealey re the letting of Miss Turnock's house -dated 12 January 1894. Challinor had seen the Misses Turnock and they had agreed to lease the house and grounds in St. Edwards Street, Leek to Miss Chambre for 7 years, at a rent of £40. Terms stated.  (13) Draft account between Thomas Shaw and John Brealey of Leek and the Misses Turnock dated 9 April 1895. Cartwright was renting the Warehouse (in the Globe Yard) and Fallon the Globe yard stable. (14) Thomas Shaw, John Brealey and Mary and Elizabeth Turnock executors of the will or the late Ruth Turnock who died at Leek on 4th November 1893 and whose will was proved at the Principle Registry on 4th January 1894 in account with the beneficiaries under the will. Dated 9th April 1895. (15) Press copy of cheques drawn for Miss Arthur's share, her legacy under Mrs Ruth's will and the shares of the three misses Turnock under both wills -dated 9th April 1895.  (16)  Trustees of the will of Richard Turnock deceased, draft income account   February 1895.  Mrs Ruth Turnock, the testator's widow was entitled to the income of the real and personal estate  for life- she died on 4th November 1893  at Leek and was buried at Horton. (17) Draft particulars of the personal estate and real estate or the late Richard Turnock and the income from each February 1895. The freehold warehouse and garden in the Globe Yard were leased out at £37 and £4 a year respectively. The rent for the stable in the Globe Yard was also £4.  (18) Draft trustees statement of account the personal estate of Richard Turnock deceased,  dated 24 December 1892.  (19) Statement of account of the Thomas Shaw Executor of Richard Turnock  deceased 10 July 1875 to 27 April 1892.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Tomkinson; Tatton; Daniels; Hill; Booth; Lovatt; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Account of rents  provided by Peter Tomkinson of 21 Queen Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 6  December 1886.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Goldstraw;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed official statement in the bankruptcy of George Goldstraw of 60 Westwood Road, Leek and James Goldstraw of 50 wood Street, Leek, Staffordshire trading as G & J. Goldstraw at the California Dye Works near Horton Street, Leek, Staffordshire, Silk Dyers. It gives a summary of the debtor's partnership state of affairs. The firm commenced business on 23 February 1885 with a capital of £55 which. Allegedly, James Goldstraw borrowed from his wife. A separate statement of affairs is given for George Goldstraw. Date December 1891. Also a copy petition in the County Court of Cheshire at Macclesfield,  by the two Goldstraws dated 3 December 1891.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; Huddersfield;  
PERSONS: Sheldon; Tatton; Sutcliffe; Beckett; Hammersley; Lawson; Goodwin; Wilson;  Shaw; Smith; Armitage; Lewthwaite; Johnson; Pattison; Wardle; DESCRIPTION: Notes on the meeting of creditors of Messrs Sheldon & Fenton and J & R. Sheldon held at 65 King Street, Manchester on 7th February 1892. They owed Pattinsons £16,677; Hammersley £1,113 and Joshua Wardle & Son £666-4s-11d.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Smith; Sleigh; Davenport; Whillock; Lowndes; Pedley; Badnall; Jolliffe; Moreton; Farrington; Bakewell; Gratton; Thorneycroft; Turnock; Mellor; Pilsbury; Challinor; Buxton; Ford; Phillips; Godwin; Finney; Hordern; Townsend; Cruso; Stubbs; Whittles;  Ward; Wooley; Halcombe; Wickham; Haynes; Weston; Featherstone;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft abstract of the title of John Sleigh to Cawdry House, Leek, Staffordshire  made  originally in June 1861. Challinor, Badnall & Co., Leek. Alterations were made, in a revised draft for Mr Lightfoot,  in red ink in January 1869. The title starts with indentures of lease and release between Thomas Smith of Knivedon, Leek and John Sleigh  of Leek (as trustees under the will of Ann Davenport, spinster, deceased) and Catherine Whillock of Leek, widow, on 21 and 22 June 1827. Catherine Whillock was the sister of John Sleigh. The property was described as at the end of Derby Street, Leek and formerly in the possession of James Davenport, afterwards of Elizabeth Davenport, widow, then of William Lowndes and Elizabeth his wife then late of Ann Davenport and William Lowndes and then of Catherine Whillock. It also included two houses at the end of Derby Street, occupied by Thomas Barlow and William Plant, which had formerly been a barn in the occupation of  Samuel Pedley and afterwards of James Davenport.  Various closes including the Dragon fields were included bounded on the West by a certain intended new street to be called Ball Haye Street and on the South by a certain intended new street to be called Queen Street and by Fountain Street.  The schedule to the documents lists indentures of lease and release dated  27-28 March 1738 between Thomas Jolliffe and James and Samuel Pedley. On 8th September 1856 Joseph Pedley and his wife Joan appear to have mortgaged the land to William Badnall  but this mortgage was transferred to Ralph Moreton in 1757..  Details of Sleigh and Whillock wills included.  

PLACES: Leek, Hanley, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Weston; Hilliard; Harris; Challinor; Badnall;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft will of Mr. William Weston of Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman, dated 23 December 1859. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. A note on the front states that a subsequent will was made on 7 February 1860. His property included  six houses and premises in Portland Street, Leek and 3 freehold and 4 copyhold houses at Chell Street, Hanley.  

PLACES: Edinburgh.  
PERSONS: Webster; Kirkpatrick.  
DESCRIPTION: Bill of sale of shares in the Fine Cotton Spinners and Doublers Association Ltd for General Webster's Trustees by J.J Kirkpatrick a member of the stock exchange Edinburgh 13 June 1911.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Dundee, Dalmuir, Edinburgh, Scotland; Wolverhampton; Manchester, Preston, Lancashire; London;  
PERSONS: Sugden; Lovatt; Brough; Nicholson; Hall; Gwynne; Wilcock; Bermingham; Watson; Christie; Davis; McNeil; Lewis; Garwick; Palmer; Laidlaw; Fergyson; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous bills from Leek silk manufacturers. (1) Bills for goods supplied by Henry Bermingham  & Sons of Compton Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Christie & Co., Tailors, Bank Buildings, Lichfield street, Wolverhampton in November 1911. (2) Bill from Watson & Co. (Leek) Ltd silk manufacturers, for goods delivered to Messrs Thomas Davis Ltd, The Star Works 95/97 George Street, Liverpool 1 April 1912.  (3) Bill from Wilcock & Co. silk manufacturers of West Street, Mills and Chorley Street Mills, Leek, Staffordshire  for goods supplied to G.Lewis & Co. of 4 Sidney Street, Manchester in July 1904. It also includes a letter from Challinor & Shaw, Leek.  (4) Bill from Gwynne & Co. of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Garwick for goods supplied in 1899 and 1900. (5) Garwick's account with Gwynne & Co, silk manufacturers, Leek for period 1894 to January 1900. (6) Bill from Sugden & Lovatt of Acorn Mills, Leek to Mr Palmer, Boot Maker, 56 Maddox Street, London dated 12 February 1903.  (7)Bill from Sugden & Lovatt of Acorn Mills, Leek to A Laidlaw (clothier), Dalmuir dated 18 November 1901; Four items relating to a debt owed by J. Fergyson of 353a Argyle Street, Glasgow to Sugden & Lovatt of Leek, Staffordshire including a bill dated 28 March 1903, and two letters from Challinor and Shaw's agents in Dundee dated 24 October 1901 and 12 August 1902 respectively. Sugden & Lovatt managed to achieve payment of at least some of the debt. (9) Two bills from Brough Nicholson & Hall Ltd of Leek, Staffordshire to C.W.McNeil, Tailor and draper of Cheapside, Preston dated  1912 and 1913. These also mention "The Ladies Tailoring Company".  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hill; Plant; Redfern;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit of John Hill of Leek, silk dyer, re the will of Mary Plant of Leek, widow, deceased, sworn before Thomas Redfern on 25 April 1867. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Kelsterbach, Germany;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Davenport; Rigby; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Memo on headed paper from J. F. Rigby, secretary of Wardle & Davenport Ltd, silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffordshire to A.H.Shaw at Leek, dated 3 April 1908. Rigby states they had received a bill drawn upon them by the Vereinigte Kunstseidefabriken A.-G., Kelsterbach for payment for  goods invoiced to Wardle & Davenport on 25 November 1907. The goods had been returned to "the drawer" on 10 December 1907 and Rigby states £We cannot therefore accept the bill.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Lack; Challinor; Shaw; Michell;  
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating  to patent registration by the Leek Spun Silk Manufacturing Company of Leek, Staffordshire in 1881. Patent Office REFERENCE:  26370. The mark was advertised in No. 227 of the Trademarks Journal on 3rd August 1881.  

PLACES: Leek, Horton, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Fowler; Heathcote; Foster;  
DESCRIPTION: Extract  from the Register of Burials for the parish of Horton dated 30 March 1847. The extract records that Sarah Fowler of Highfield House, Leek was buried on 29th August 1846 aged 72 years, by the Vicar of Leek.  

PLACES: Leek, Butterton, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Salt; Blore; Stanford; Godwin; Thacker; Marshall; Samprey; Corden; Gould; Cheslyn; Burton; Dickson; Burnett; Simpson; Ridgway; Stubbs; DESCRIPTION: extract of securities affecting the Womersey Estate headed "Roe v Doe" Case for Mr Leycester's opinion. At the foot "Townsend, Staples Inn for Mills & Cruso Leek". The opinion given on the last page carries the date 23 June 1796.  The extract starts with an Indenture dated 14 May 1761 drawn up between (1) Sampson Salt, gent, Mary his wife; (2) Uriah Corden. (3) Thomas Gould, gent (4) George Gould, mercer. On 29 January 1788 an indenture of mortgage for 500 years was drawn up between (1) Thomas Salt, eldest son and heir of Sampson Salt, and (2) William Stanford, William Elliot Stanford and John Stanford, merchants in which the property was security for a loan of £1450 owing from Salt  to the Stanfords.  A fourth mortgage was taken out by Salt with Thomas Blore ( a Lessor of plaintiff)  on 15th and  16th May 1789.  On 17 December 1791 the third mortgage was assigned by the Stanfords and Thomas Salt to Katherine Cheslyn, widow. Which allowed Salt to pay off the £1000 still owing to the Stanfords and take out an extra £500 loan from Katherine Cheslyn.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Watson; Challinor; Pearsall; Hooper; Ashurst; Morris; Crisp;  
DESCRIPTION: Twelve documents relating to patent application by William Saddington Watson and Charles Watson of the London Mills, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers trading as Watson & Co. dating between 1881 and 1884.  (1) Copy latter from Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Gregory & Co. London, reporting that after 18 months trial Watson & Co. had succeeded in manufacturing a cloth. Until present (they said) the cloth has been exclusively sold in Canada but they had been informed that samples had been sent to England and other  manufacturers  have or are making some similar. Watson & Co. therefore wished to patent their cloth which was manufactured in all widths from dyed or polished patent cotton and yarns and in any design or pattern for use as sleeve or other linings." This has not been accomplished before."  (2) Letter from Gregory and Co. to Challinor & Co, Leek dated 7 November 1883 reporting that they had spoken to the Clerk to the Registrar who thought "there would be no objection to have a large star on either side of the word silk.  (3) Letter from Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co of Old Jewry, London to Watson & Co , Dyers etc. Leek dated 18 November 1884.  This mentions a possible infringement by Watson's of Messrs Pearsall & Co's "Filo floss" patent by  offering such silk for sale in New York and asks them to desist and render an account of all such goods sold to their to Messrs Pearsall.. (4) Further letter from Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co of Old Jewry, London to Watson & Co dated 24 November 1884 stating they were about to commence action. (5) Letter from Hooper & Son, London to Challinor & Co., Leek re Filo Floss. They had found the trade mark registered.  (6) Memo from Challinor & Co. Leek to Charles Watson dated 1 December 1884.  (7)Letter from Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co of Old Jewry, London to Challinor & Co., Leek dated 2 December 1884.  (8) Letter from Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co of Old Jewry, London to Challinor & Co., Leek dated 3 December 1884. States they were "at a loss to follow your view of the Trade Marks Act  but would stay proceedings if Watson & Co. took steps for registration within 14 days.  (9) Draft application for registration of a trade mark  in Class 30 with respect to a silk, spun, thrown or sewing, .by Watson & Co., of London Mills, Leek, Staffordshire dated 17 December 1884. (10) and (11) are letters from Hooper & Co to Challinor & Co., Leek dated 17th and 20th December 1884 but containing little further information. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Rochdale, Lancashire;  
PERSONS: Watson; Jackman; Lawton;  
DESCRIPTION: Notes dated 2nd May 1881 concerning dealings between Charles Watson of Leek and a Mr Lawton. Mentions that "Jackman employed by Messrs Watson -comes from Rochdale -anxious to get stuff off and he called on Lawton at weekend May 81. Materials were returned by Lawton straight away.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Whinnerah; Bishton;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter from William Whinnerah, chartered accountant of The Temple, Dale Street, London to Frederick Wardle care of Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 26 November 1895. The letter concerns the utensils and capitalised outlay  of Joshua Wardle & Sons, Leek Brook Dyeworks. Amongst other things it mentions that the rent of £220 per annum was paid to Joshua Wardle in 1873 and hadn't changed. A note attached states that the new boiler was put in in February 1891.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Derby, Derbyshire;  
PERSONS: Watson; Mitchell; Allen;  
DESCRIPTION: Eight items re the case of J. Mitchell versus Watson & Co in the County Court of Staffordshire held at Leek No. T096. Challinor & Co. paid money into court and stated that they would defend on the grounds that none of Mitchell's monthly statements mentioned the sum in question. Official notice to the defendants solicitors of trial at a Court to be held in the Town Hall, Market Street, Leek on the 4th December 1891.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Watson; Ford; Slater; Vernon; Bodley; Brealey;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 9th March (April) 1890 from William Challinor  at Leek, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor concerning the Hill Pottery. It states " Mr. F. J. Ford, Mr C. Watson and myself met Mr Vernon yesterday and after some discussion arrived at the terms enclosed to be recommended for acceptance. This would leave the two oven works which if let for Rockingham ware would require no sliphouse and which Mr Vernon says after a few years he might take himself, and also the good front building to the Liverpool Road which by degrees we hope to let entirely (one room only being at present let) and Mr Vernon who is an active intelligent likely young man of about 35 thought he could help us.  Messrs Ford and Slater in their letter of 31st March last wrote as follows " In the absence of particulars we should say that about £2000 will be the maximum outlay for Mr Vernon and from £1700 to £2000 for Mr Bodley's sliphouse and glaze and colour mill".  But Mr Vernon said he hand met with a second hand boiler for £100 quite good, which would save about £100 and he would undertake if the matter were left to him to provide all buildings and machinery that he requires to our satisfaction for not exceeding £1700. He also thought and Mr F.J.Ford and Mr Watson agreed with him that Mr Ford's estimate of £1700 to £2000 for the sliphouse and machinery to be built for Mr Bodley was quite beyond what was necessary - that by getting some second hand machinery which he knew of, very good, and in other ways -the expenditure certainly need not exceed £1500 probably less. He considered Ford & Slater rather expensive in their views.  

PLACES: Burslem, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: May; Challinor; Kelsall; Badnall;  
DESCRIPTION: Six items re Sneyd Colliery, Burslem, Staffordshire. They include (1) draft accounts  listing bad debts and dating after 1858. (2) an assessment of brick making costs, canal charges etc,; (3) a draft account for income tax purposes which gives the estimated value of the Sneyd colliery plant on 8 December 1857 as £7980 -4s -2d as valued by Mr W.Cope; stocks of ironstone on hand, wages, rents etc. (4) Memo  re Mr Mitchell dated  December 1859 concerning brick accounts.  (6) List of bricks and quarries made At Sneyd Colliery between December 1858 and December 1859 (962,964 for the former and 33,626 for the latter.(60 Letter dated 19 January 1859 from C & J. May at Sneyd Colliery Burslem to Challinor at Leek. Concerns the death of the brother of a man called Kelsall who had bought some property from C & J. May "Mr Badnall is conversant with the matter".  

PLACES: Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: May; Stevenson; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 9 June 1859 from R. Stevenson at Hanley to Messrs Challinor & Co, solicitors at Leek, Staffordshire re rents payable to the Earl of Macclesfield by C & J. May of Burslem.  

PLACES: Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Phillips; Hand; Allen; Swabey;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 4 January 1871 from William Allen at leek, Staffordshire to F.B.Hand at Uttoxeter re William Phillips' affairs and in particular the possibility of making a codicil to his will. It mentions "another difficulty raised by Dr  Swabey's opinion which appears to me almost insurmountable viz. The desire to make a fresh codicil."  Allen states " I find upon enquiry that Mr P. is gradually sinking and without a great change very soon he cannot last long- Capt. Phillips has, I hear, returned to Leek again but I have not at present seen him Yours sincerely Wm. Allen. P.S. I had just finished this letter when Capt. P. called to say Mr P. had just died and I sent you a telegram."  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Carr; Ward;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter on black tipped paper and in a mourning envelope from Anthony Ward of Daisy Bank, Leek, Staffordshire  to Henry Carr accepting his nomination as a trustee of the Carr Trust.