Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1376 to 1400

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Last updated 04/05/2004


REFERENCE: 1376  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Van Tuyl; Strangman; Chorley; Challinor; Heath; Sheldon; Smith; McCormack;  
DESCRIPTION: Four items, dated 1835 to 1852, dealing with land on Canal Street formerly Spooners Lane, Leek, Staffordshire that  belonged to the Miss Van Tuyl. (1) With plan of site , undated  concerns the making of a "Petty with a seat  and ash hole" by Miss Van Tuyl. (2) Bill from John Cruso to Miss Van Tuyl dated 23 November 1844 for  work carried out with respect to the house on Spout Street she purchased from "parties entitled thereto under the marriage settlement of Toft Chorley and Miss Strangman. (3) Account dated 25 March 1838 of monies retained by Cruso for "parties in India entitled to the Strangman property".  (4) Statutory declaration by Robert Heath of Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman, concerning the Van Tuyl fields  on Canal street formerly Spooners Lane, Leek, dated  25 March 1852.. Heath was 75 years of age and  recounted the happenings of 1828 when he was employed by Charles Sheldon of Leek, twister, to build a brick house "now in two houses" in Canal Street now occupied by James McCormack and Ralph Smith on Charles Sheldon's property. Document is signed and dated.  

REFERENCE: 1376  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cruso; Van Tuyl; Strangman; Chorley; Challinor; Heath; Sheldon; Smith; McCormack;  
DESCRIPTION: Four items, dated 1835 to 1852, dealing with land on Canal Street formerly Spooners Lane, Leek, Staffordshire that  belonged to the Miss Van Tuyl. (1) With plan of site , undated  concerns the making of a "Petty with a seat  and ash hole" by Miss Van Tuyl. (2) Bill from John Cruso to Miss Van Tuyl dated 23 November 1844 for  work carried out with respect to the house on Spout Street she purchased from "parties entitled thereto under the marriage settlement of Toft Chorley and Miss Strangman. (3) Account dated 25 March 1838 of monies retained by Cruso for "parties in India entitled to the Strangman property".  (4) Statutory declaration by Robert Heath of Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman, concerning the Van Tuyl fields  on Canal street formerly Spooners Lane, Leek, dated  25 March 1852.. Heath was 75 years of age and  recounted the happenings of 1828 when he was employed by Charles Sheldon of Leek, twister, to build a brick house "now in two houses" in Canal Street now occupied by James McCormack and Ralph Smith on Charles Sheldon's property. Document is signed and dated.  

REFERENCE: 1377  
PLACES: Endon, Staffordshire; Tarporley, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Vickers;  
DESCRIPTION: Badnall V Vickers. The Reverend James Badnall of Endon's account with Mr Charles Vickers of Tarporley, Cheshire -December 1880. The account relates to Red Hall Farm.  

REFERENCE: 1378  
PLACES: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Norbury, Roston, Derbyshire; Westminster, London;  
PERSONS: Broughton; Smith; Seckerson; Fox; Warner; Keeling; Yeomans; Pennell; Webb; Nash; Walker; Harrison; Hand; Kynnersley;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft abstract of the title of the devisees under the will of the late Revd. Clement Francis. Broughton to property in Roston,  Norbury, Derbyshire. 1880. Hand, Uttoxeter.  

REFERENCE: 1379  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Norbury, Derbyshire; Middlesex; Rugby, Warwickshire; Exeter;  
PERSONS: Broughton; Pennell; Gifford; Kynnersley; Follett; Bayley;  
DESCRIPTION: Copy settlement, dated 10 February 1854, of the fortune of Miss Mary Jane Pennell on her marriage with the Revd. Clement Francis Broughton of Norbury, Derbyshire. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire.  

REFERENCE: 1380  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Dronfield, Yorkshire;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Carr; Sneyd; Beresford; Cruso; Daintry; Ford; Smith;  
DESCRIPTION: Account of the trustees of Mr & Mrs Badnall's Trust from May 1862 to June 1872. Challinor & Co. Leek. Dated June 1872.  

REFERENCE: 1381  
PLACES: Ipstones, Blakelow, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bloor; James; Cope; Robinson; Shaw; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft will of Samuel Bloor of Bottom Lane, Ipstones, Staffordshire, farmer 27 April 1864. Date deleted and 12 July 1871 inserted with additional text. Samuel's wife's name was Dorothy and the children mentioned were Adam, Charles and Elizabeth.  Elizabeth had an illegitimate son Finney Bloor and when she died sometime prior to 1871 children whose names were Sarah James and Charles James.  

REFERENCE: 1382  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Doncaster, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Liverpool;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Laugharn; Tallis; Lawson; Eastwood; Cruso; Roxburgh;  
DESCRIPTION: Two affidavits of debts owed to Messrs Badnall & Laugharn of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers: (1) Dated 21 September 1816 and against John Tallis  formerly of Doncaster, Yorkshire, Mercer, dealer and chapman and bankrupt. The sum was 47 : 18 : 3 .  The document had subsequently been used for an affidavit against John Lawson of Sheffield, Yorkshire in the sum 8 : 13 : 0. Cruso, Leek.  (2) Affidavit  to arrest as acceptor of bill of exchange. Dated 23 July 1816 against John Eastwood in the amount of 26 : 6 : 0. Cruso &  Son, Leek, Staffordshire.

REFERENCE: 1383  
PLACES: Leek, Stone, Stafford, Staffordshire; Liverpool;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Laugharn; Cruso; Samuel; Ashton; Henry; Collet.  
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the case of Badnall versus Samuel 1816.  (1) Copy account 25 February 1814 to December 31 1815.  (2) Copy letter 3rd July 1815 to Mr Thomas Ashton acknowledging receipt of 80.  (3) Copy  letter 5 September 1815 to Mr Thomas Ashton giving notice that unless payments are received action to recover will be taken.  (4) Two copies of a  notice to produce invoices and bills relative to the goods in question, undated, from J. Cruso the attorney for Messrs Richard Badnall and Thomas Laugharn of Leek, to Simpson Samuel the defendant in the case brought by Badnall & Laugharn in the Court of the Exchequer of Pleas.  (5) Copy letter 22 June 1815 from Badnall & Laugharn of Leek, silk manufacturers to Thomas Ashton. This states that the company had put a draft drawn by a Mr J. Henry into his (Cruso's) hands with instructions to take proceedings if regular bankers draft on bank notes are not received by return of post. Also gives a breakdown of the amount owed.  (6) Letter dated 22 June 1815 from J. Cruso of Leek to Messrs Samuel & Co. This appears to be a draft for (5) above.  (7) Copy letter 5 September 1815 from J. Cruso of Leek to Messrs Samuel & Co., giving them a week to send the balance outstanding on a bill for 217 : 19 : 2..  (8) Copy letter dated 22 June 1815 from  John Cruso, junior of Leek, to Mr J. Henry requesting payment on a draft signed by him by return of post and threatening legal proceedings for failing to do so. Lists items that contribute to the total amount owing.  (9) Copy letter dated 5 September 1815 from J. Cruso to Mr J. Henry re a draft  paid to Messrs Badnall & Laugharn. This is the same as 7 above:  (10) Draft admission of facts by solicitors for the plaintiffs and defendants in the case of Richard Badnall and Thomas Laugharn, plaintiffs, and Simpson Samuel, defendant. The only date is on the reverse "Liverpool March 13, 1815. The defendant admitted  the sale and delivery of the goods by the plaintiffs and that they were paid for by the bill of exchange for 217 : 19 : 2 and a balance of 24 : 6 : 4 in cash. They also admitted drawing the bill by J. Henry, the endorsement of the bill by Samuel Simpson "in the style of Samuel & Co." and the acceptance of the bill of exchange dated 6 March 1815 by Thomas Ashton. They also admitted that the bill was duly presented for payment and noted for non-payment and that due notice was given to the drawer J. Henry and  to Simpson Samuel.   The plaintiffs admitted receiving 50 and 80 in part payment from Thomas Ashton and also that they had not applied to Simpson Samuel for his assent their receiving these sums of money.. Both sides agreed that the various letters relating to these admissions should be admitted at the trial. (11) Notice of trial given for the next Assizes at Stafford in the case of Badnall & Another v Samuel, Hilary Term 56 Geo 3rd. Long & Austen.  Richard Collet was the attorney for Badnall & Laugharn.  The original plea was laid on 23 January in the same year -1816.  (12) Draft brief for the plaintiffs in the case of Badnall & Another v Samuel at the Stafford Lent Assizes. Cruso, Leek. (7 sheets); (13) Four bills re the case of Badnall & Another v Samuel March 1816.  These include 14s for the marshall; 1:6:0 for the Crier and the jury and bailiff;1:19:6 for the Association and Mr Copleand's bill of 4:9:4 for accommodation, food, wine and a horse for 15th and 16 March 1816.  

REFERENCE: 1384  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Laugharn; Badnall; Samuel; Flint; Cruso; horse for 15th and 16 March 1816.  
DESCRIPTION: Document relating to the case of Simpson Samuel v Badnall & Another.    (1) declaration by Charles Flint of Leek, surgeon, dated 18 April 1817, that Mr Laugharn had been afflicted with a " paralytic affection" for 18 months.  He said that for the last year, Mr Laugharn's mental faculties had been so much impaired that he was " entirely incapable of understanding the nature of an oath or of transacting any business whatever."   (2) Draft dated, 24 April 1817, for an  affidavit of Mr Flint's with regard to the state of Mr Laugharn's mental health, to be used as grounds   to take the defendant Laugharn's answers by guardians.  

REFERENCE: 1385  
PLACES: Leek, Hanley, Staffordshire; Drayton, Shropshire;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Laugharn; Cruso; Jones; Taylor;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter from Thomas Jones  of Hanley to Cruso & Son, Leek, Staffordshire dated 23 July 1816.  The letter is in reply to Badnall & Laugharn's action against  John Taylor of Hanley, carrier, who, it was claimed, had lost a parcel given to him to deliver to the Drayton carrier last August. Jones claimed that Taylor had a complete defence to any action against him.  

REFERENCE: 1386  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire  
PERSONS: Sutton; Taylor; Walwyn; Fowler; Mills; Gaunt; Goodwin;  
DESCRIPTION: Four documents relating to the sale of the late Mr Taylor's estates 24 November 1797.  (1) Draft particulars of property for sale by auction. These included Lot 1. long established and well accustomed grocers shop at the bottom of the Market Place in Leek, Staffordshire late  in the possession of Thomas Sutton (he is retired from business) and in the possession of Mr Nathan Sutton -a tenant at will. Also a warehouse & candle house with "every convenience for making candles" and adjoining stable for 3 horses and a yard and field behind and adjoining this property.  Lot 2. Two closes and a garden on the North side of the Church and on the back part of the buildings mentioned in Lot 1.  Lot 3 a piece of land on the North side of Derby Street, Leek used as a garden and late in the possession of Thomas Sutton but now of Nathan Sutton. Mills & Cruso.  (2) Auction: Deposit and Duty due from purchasers of the estates of the late Mrs Taylor's 24 November 1797 Calculations listing deposits and calculating the amount of duty.  (3) Biddings at the auction 24 November 1797. Mr Fowler, Thomas Sutton, John Sutton and Samuel Goodwin were all interested in Lot 1 but in the end Mr Fowler got it for 780.  Thomas Mills, the two Suttons and Mr John Fowler put in bids for Lot 2  and eventually Mr Fowler got it for 152. Lot 3 was bought by James Walwyn for 28.  (4) Auction: Deposit and Duty due on the Lots sold 24 November 1797. The deposit was 10%.  Notes indicate some receipts.  

REFERENCE: 1387  
PLACES: Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hastings; Turner; Sharratt; Armett; Nixon; Gibson; Goodwin; Goldstraw; Machin; Edge; Brookes; Fowell;  
DESCRIPTION: Account of wages  paid for the Highfield Estate, between April 24th and December 4th 1847. Undated and no indication of the parish. This could relate to either the Highfield Estate near Uttoxeter or to that near Leek. Lists names, number of days worked and amounts paid. The work included Sowing Guano, mowing, hay-making, mowing oats etc, mowing corn etc and thatching stacks. Brookes carried out the latter. One item is marked "Fallow etc."

REFERENCE: 1388  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Harrogate, Yorkshire; Chesterfield, Thorpe, Derbyshire; Torquay, Devonshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Bright; Chambre; Matthews; Sleigh; Brealey; Cruso;  
DESCRIPTION: Thirty letters from William Beaumont Badnall or from his wife Jane Elizabeth Badnall to Joseph Challinor of Leek, solicitor. Dated 1884 to 1901. Generally they concern the trust established on the couple's marriage but some contain personal details. These are:7. Dated 20 June 1891 Mentions WBB's illness and proposed visit to Harrogate to recuperate.8. Dated 5 July 1891From Harrogate. WBB now stronger and has an "irreproachable appetite"9 Dated 7 Nov 1890. Mentions a present of a woodcock from J.C.10. Dated 29 October 1892. Purchase of houses on Stockwell Street, Leek to make up the qualification for a magistrate.11 Dated 2 November 1892. On holiday in Torquay.15. Dated 13 February 1894.From Mrs Badnall. Mentions that North Staffordshire Railway paying well; severe gale; haystacks blown down.17. Dated 19 February 1894. Proposed visit to Thorpe by Challinor.20. Dated 22 February 1895. Concerns disestablishment of the church. Apathy in Leek reflected in Thorpe further meetings arranged. Forthcoming vote on a Government bill. Mrs Badnall's health also mentioned.21. Dated 4 April 1895. Health discussed and a proposed visit to Hastings. The deaths of several friends including the Vicar of Fenton, Mrs John Sleigh And a Mr Powell are mentioned.25. Dated 16 September 1897. From Mrs Badnall. Mentions a visit to Leek when Mrs Chambre lent them her house. Discusses action by the nuns that she considered foolish and comments on a "strong minded Mother Superior".26. Dated 17 February 1898. Captain Northcote's marriage and medical massage are topics in this letter.28. Dated 24 December 1900. This is concerned with Mrs Badnall's health and includes comments on the use of galvanism. Sleigh's proposed involvement in the building of a church at Rudyard is discussed. Includes Christmas wishes.29. Dated 25 March 1901 and 30 Dated 26 March 1901 (both from 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London) are concerned with WBBadnall's deteriorating health. 

REFERENCE: 1389  
PLACES: Leek, Hilderstone, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Derbyshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Ward; Brealey; Bright; Bourne; Knight; Smith; Beresford; Carr; Sneyd;  
DESCRIPTION: Eight items relating to the trust set up on the marriage of William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire and Jane Elizabeth Cruso. 1. Trust accounts from 1862 to 1872.2. Letter dated 29 May 1886 from Joseph Bright (Trustee) to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffs.3. Comments on the distribution of Mrs Badnall's estate. Includes notes on Mrs Badnall's surviving relatives.2 June 1890.4.Letter from Joseph Challinor to Mrs.Badnall dated 6 Nov. 1890 . Mentions sudden death of Mr John Ward; breach of trust by trustees and problems with the Hilderstone Estate which placed heavy responsibility on Joseph Challinor and Joseph Bright and their children or representatives. He suggests the only solution might be a codicil to her will. Mentions seeing a woodcock in a local shop and sending it to her.5. Letter to Joseph Bright re investments of 3500 from the Cruso Trust Funds and from the purchase by Mr Badnall. Badnall had contracted to sell his house in Leek  and to buy other property to complete his qualification for a magistrate. He proposed buying Mrs Badnall's property in Stockwell Street, Leek for 1100. Document is signed as approved by both trustees. 6. Listing of Mr & Mrs Badnall's private and trust investments in 1895. 7. Letter dated 20 February 1894 re the investment of  monies received from the reduction by Bourne of a mortgage  of 11,315.  

REFERENCE: 1390  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Redfern; Shallcross; Gould;  
DESCRIPTION: Notice from Thomas Redfern, solicitor, of Bank House, Leek, Staffordshire to the Leek Improvement Commissioners dated 3 July 1874. The notice concerns the Commissioners' unlawful and improper interference with the flow of the Ball Haye Brook at Foxlowe in Leek by undermining the bed of the brook and building a sewer beneath it at the north west corner of the Old Bath House in Foxlowe on the premises of Mr Joseph Gould, senior, of Leek, silk manufacturer. Document signed and dated by John Shallcross to confirm service of a copy of the notice.  

REFERENCE: 1391  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire  
PERSONS: Bermingham; Challinor; Shaw; Badnall; Gould; Goodwin; Price; Carr.  
DESCRIPTION: Sixteen items, mainly letters relating to the affairs of the Bermingham Brothers of Leek, silk manufacturers in the period  1869 to 1870. (1) Notes re partnership arrangements concerning the amounts the brothers could take out of the business.  (2) Letter dated 29 September 1869 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor concerning the partnership following the death of James Bermingham, Henry Bermingham's brother. Concerns financial arrangements between Henry and his former partner's widow suggested by Joseph Challinor. Mentions the future employment of a nephew George in the business.  (3) Letter dated 24 January 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor re negotiations between the executors of James Bermingham and Henry Bermingham. Mentions arbitration.  (4) Letter dated 31 January 1870 from William to Joseph Challinor. Mr Bermingham consent to arbitration under the deed. (5) Letter dated 25 January 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor accompanying notice of Mrs Bermingham's exercise of right to continue in the partnership. (6) Notes re proposals made by Joseph Challinor dated 2 February 1870. (7) Letter dated 16 February 1870 from Thomas Shaw to William Challinor with draft terms of agreement.  (8) Letter dated 23 February 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor The author states that one or other of the parties must place their affairs in the hands of another solicitor. Suggests if Henry Bermingham turns down proposals then the executors of his late partner should  submit the matter to arbitration. (9) Letter dated 24 February1870 from William Challinor to  Joseph Challinor with suggested terms. (10) Letter dated 28 April 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor with draft agreement -draft now stands as favourably to Mr H. Bermingham as I can get it. (11) Letter dated 11 May 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor. Mrs Bermingham declines to advance any more capital. Suggests draft submitted to Mr Badnall.  (12)  Letter dated 13 May 1870 from H. Bermingham. "I think the document had best be carried out with the concessions made by Mrs Bermingham". (13) Letter dated 13 May 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor. Relates meeting with Mrs Bermingham and Mr Gould. Mrs Bermingham will not advance further capital. On reflection she agreed to advance 500.  (14) Letter dated 13 May 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor. He had altered the draft agreement to allow Mrs Bermingham withdraw 5 a week as her share of the profits and to enable her to advance 900 rather than 600  into the business beyond the present capital.  The latter advance was conditional on Mr H. Bermingham making a similar advance and of the 300 being applied to the reduction of Mr Goodwin's debt and "on the understanding the Mr Goodwin's debt against the late firm  will be discharged in due course." (15) Letter dated 14 May 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor. Mr Price to be sent up to assist in preparation of a balance sheet.  (16) Letter dated 24 May 1870 from Joseph Challinor to William Challinor accompanied by the draft and engrossment of the proposed deed. Mortgage to be transferred to Mr Carr.  

REFERENCE: 1392  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bermingham; Gould; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Notice, dated 25 January 1870,  by Mrs Elizabeth Bermingham of her intention of continuing in the partnership of Mrs J & H. Bermingham under powers given her under her late husband James Bermingham's will. Document has been signed on the back by Henry Bermingham to confirm that he had received a duplicate of the notice.  

REFERENCE: 1393  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bermingham; Challinor; Hall;  
DESCRIPTION: Instructions to Counsel to settle the draft agreement on behalf of Mr Henry Bermingham and his brothers widow and executors.  

REFERENCE: 1394  
PLACES: Cheddleton, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Brassington; Allen; Hall; Jackson; Turner; Warrington; Wilshaw; Bainbridge; Walker; Martin;  
DESCRIPTION: Two items re the estate of late D. Brassington. (1) Mr Allen's valuation of the estate. The estate included Hazlehurst Farm, Cheddleton Park Farm, Huntley House, the Black Lion public house, Jackson's House, Hall House Farm, "Babylon", Turner's house and smithy and  Jackson Boat Dock. Total Value: 10750.  (2) Letter from M. Redfern addressed to " The Executors of the Late D. Brassington's Estate, Cheddleton" and is dated " Midsummer 1840. It lists the expenses incurred in providing a half years instruction for Miss F and for Miss S. Brassington. The bill was settled on July 16th.  

REFERENCE: 1395  
PLACES: Leek, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire; Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire;  
PERSONS: Bagnall; Brassington; Harbord; Marshall; Vigrass;  
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to The Bagnall Silk Manufacturing Company Limited. (1) Articles of Association dated 27 February 1920. (2)  Annual Report dated December 1920. (3) Letter from  J. Bagnall of The Empire Silk Manufacturing Company, Crown Mills, Leek to H. W. Brassington of Spencer Avenue, Leek re his shares in the Bagnall Silk Manufacturing Company.  

REFERENCE: 1396  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Lowe; Masgrave; Cartledge; Bullock; Emerson; Birch; Robins; Redfern; Smith; Shallcross.  
DESCRIPTION: Notices from the Misses Ellen and Catherine Gaunt to the Churchwardens of Leek Parish Church claiming entitlement to pews and sittings in the church. Dated 9 February 1875. Mentions in particular "all the pews  or sittings belonging to the messuages called the Red Lion Inn situated in Leek".  

REFERENCE: 1397  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS:  
DESCRIPTION: Standard printed affidavit for silk manufacturers to apply for leave to issue an ordinary summons in the County Court of Staffordshire at Leek, against a defendant out of the district. Date: after 1900.  

REFERENCE: 1398  
PLACES: Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire; Pasto, Columbia;  Valencia;  
PERSONS: Worrall; Ferriar; Phillips; Mitchell; Ward; Sleigh; Challinor; Jackson; Wood; Howard; Brough; Pickford; Taylor; Higham; Morgan; Scott; Ridgway; Griffin; London; Milne; Edmondson; Ackers; Hulme; Chesshyre; Foulkes; Bury; Jepson; Hardy; Harrop; Greenery; Green; Grundy; Carr; Pawson; Kelsall; Birch; Garthwaite; Newall; Selby; 
DESCRIPTION: Fourteen documents relating to the estate of the late John Worrall of Manchester and in particular to land and houses in Chorlton Row, Manchester. Several streets are mentioned including Booth Street ,  Rumford Street and Henry Street in Manchester and Bolton Street in Salford. The houses in Chorlton Row were (1889) 16, 18, 20 and 22 Booth Street East.    

REFERENCE: 1399  
PLACES: Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Leese; Barnett; Mollatt;  
DESCRIPTION: Two documents (1)Mr S. Mollatt as representative of John Barnett deceased, in account with the Family of the late Jane Leese. 1845.  (2) Listing of Lees family shares signed as a receipt by Joseph Leese on 16th July 1845.    

REFERENCE: 1400  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire  
PERSONS: Challinor; Killmister;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 8th May 1840 from William Challinor at Leek, Staffordshire to his Aunt on the matter of family finances -in particular money paid out by his father for his Aunt Mary's funeral expenses etc.