Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1451 to 1475

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Leek, Butterton, Tunstall;  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Dean; Goldstraw; Rider; Green;  
DESCRIPTION: Press copy of what appears to be an income and tax account for Joseph Challinor of Compton House, Leek, Staffordshire dated 29 April 1908.  

PLACES: Corofin, County Clare; Banbury, Oxon; London; Darlington;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Fitzgerald; Wilson; Stephenson;  
DESCRIPTION: Five documents including (1) a duplicate transfer of stock from William Henry Wilson Fitzgerald of Adelphi, Corofin, County Clare, to himself but of Chacombe, Banbury, Lancellot Wykeham Badnall of 49 Dryburgh Road, Putney, London and Frank Latham Stephenson of 31 Lombard Street, London. Dated 10 June 1904 and for £5960 of GWR shares. (2) Duplicate request to the Secretary, Treasurer, etc. of the London & South Western Railway to pay the dividends registered in the names of Maurice Henry Wilson Fitzgerald, Lancellot W. Badnall and Frank L. Stephenson to the credit of Maurice Fitzgerald Wilson. Dated May 1904, signed by all the parties and stamped by the Treasurer of the railway company. (3) As (2) but without the railway company stamp. (4) Partially completed, unsigned version of (3) directed to the issuers of Western Australian Government Stock.  (5)  As (4) but carries a note that the transfer was not used because the stock was transferred by Power of Attorney.  

PLACES: Leek, Flash, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Ridgway; Cooper; Badnall; Bloore; Fynney; Ridout; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft, dated 24 December 1855, schedule of deeds relating to a silk shade and land on the West side of Silk Street, Leek belonging to Charles Ridgway of Leek, brazier,  and mortgaged to Daniel Cooper of Flash, farmer, to secure a loan of £180 plus interest. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek.  The list only covers 1855. The money was advanced from money belonging to the Female Friendly Society held at the New Inn, Flash of which Copper was  treasurer and trustee.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Hacker; Allen; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 17 December 1890 from Messrs Hacker & Allen, Leek to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, concerning an agreement between Leek Improvement Commissioners and Wardle. It contains a copy of a minute of the Commissioners dated 9th December 1890 and concerns alterations to an agreement concerning the laying of a 6" diameter pipe from the Hencroft to the  Churnet Works.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Hine;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft bill from Challinor & Co., solicitors, to Joseph Hine of Rose Cottage, Leekfrith dated 1869. It was for 15/- expenses in drawing up Mr Hine's will.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Barnes; Van Tuyl;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 24 February 1848, from William Challinor to the Reverend Jeremiah Barnes.  The letter accompanied a bill for work carried out in connection with a water course through Miss Van Tuyl's land.  

PLACES: Leek, Hanley, Hilderstone; Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bourne; Badnall; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to Mr. Bourne's mortgage. (1)Letter dated 12 March 1890, from Joseph Challinor at Leek, to William Beaumont Badnall and dealing with a mortgage to Mr Bourne of Hilderstone. This includes a copy of a letter from Hanley stating an agreement had been signed that would bring a considerable amount of money to Mr Bourne. (2) Hand written notes concerning Bourne's mortgage. Total advanced was £11315 of which Edward Challinor had advanced £5730 and Mr Badnall's trustees £5585.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London; Chacombe, Oxon; Lynton, Devonshire;  
PERSONS: Stephenson; Wilson; Fitzgerald; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Five letters relating to Mr & Mrs Wilson's settlement. (1) Letter dated 1 June 1904 from Frank Latham Stephenson, of Stephenson, Harwood & Co. of 31 Lombard Street, London, solicitors to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Concerns investments and merely acknowledges receipt of draft appointment.  (2) As (1) but dated 8th June 1904. Concerns the death of Stephenson's father and a note in red ink at the top states " Stephenson F. L, Father died at Hillingdon, Middlesex 17 November 1901 aged 54. (3)As for (1) and (2) but dated 5th July 1904. Concerns his signing a declaration and sending it to the London & South Western Railway company. He asks Challinors to reimburse his costs. (4) Letter dated 23 September 1904 from Maurice Henry Wilson Fitzgerald to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. The paper is headed "The Bath Club, 34 Dover Street, W. but this is crossed out an Sippault Farm, Brendon, Lynton, North Devon written in. Fitzgerald had just returned from the Continent and would not be able to examine documents sent to him until he reached home which he expected to do early the following month.  (5)Letter dated 25 October 1904 from Maurice Henry Wilson Fitzgerald of Chacombe, Banbury, Oxon, to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. It mentions he had read the documents he found at home on his arrival and comments on the Caledonian shares. He also mentions receiving "the marriage settlement dated 1 August 1884 and appointment of new trustees dated 18th June 1904.  

PLACES: Leek, Burslem, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Hand; Phillips; May; Challinor; Lloyd; Milward;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 2 July 1874 from William Beaumont Badnall at Lincoln's Inn, London to William Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire. The letter deals chiefly with the case of Phillips versus Hand particularly Challinor's costs.  Badnall states that his mother and his aunt would, as Challinor's clients, be liable for any costs he couldn't recover in the suite and that they would "most cheerfully recognise".  Another family related case mentioned is that of Sneyd Colliery Company.  Badnall was concerned at how poorly Charles May was.  In a section headed "Election" Badnall states " I was much interested to hear of your personal movements. Although we do not quite agree in Politics, I don't hesitate  to say that I should much prefer to see you in some one of the places which are likely to be filled by some whom I could name and I cannot, therefore, but regret, since the thing has been seriously entertained by you, that you have not earlier entered the field. Your putting yourself forward, however, will very likely, I think, lead to your being invited. I you are willing to enter Parliament, you should not object to its being known that you are ready and willing to come forward." 

PLACES: Leek, Uttoxeter,  Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Phillips; Hand; Tyrell; Challinor; Hammersley; Doxey; Milne; Bowen; Nicholson;  
DESCRIPTION: 10 solicitors' letters concerning Badnall and related family matters, dated between May 1874 and April 1884. [No. 1 is out of sequence]. (1)Letter dated 4 June 1876 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand.  Chief Clerk of the Court had ordered £4830 -12s-11d to be divided between the parties concerned subject to the consent of Mr Joshua Nicholson.  (2)Letter dated 26 May 1874 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. It contained a copy of a letter from Messrs Milne & Co. solicitors concerning Hammersley's mortgage and the difficulty in the case of Hammersley v Hammersley due to their not being able to sell the property subject to the mortgage to the late Mr Phillips. Suggests that the delay in paying of some of the mortgages was due to Mr F. B. Hand not being in a position to convey the legal estate. (3)Copy letter dated 4 June 1874 from F.B.Hand, Uttoxeter, solicitor, to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand.   (4)Letter dated 27 June 1874 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. Contains a copy of a letter from Messrs Sharpe & Co. re Hammersley v Hammersley stating that the Chief Clerk had approved the sale of property included in the late Mr Phillips mortgage. (5)Letter dated 3 July 1874 from F.B.Hand of Uttoxeter, solicitor, to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. Notifies Challinor that he had instructed his agents to pay their agents (Tyrell) the amounts payable under "the Order of 3 June last to Mrs Badnall and Mrs Bowen's Trustees".  (6)Letter dated 29 May 1876 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. Its states that the Plaintiffs made a mistake in inserting the money in Hammersley v Hammersley in their Summons and that they had obtained leave to amend the Summons leaving it out. Otherwise it deals with details of the settlement in accordance with the Chief Clerk's instructions. (7)Letter dated 19 July 1883 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. With copy of letter from Bolton, Ribbins & Co successors to Milne & Co. The latter mentions the sum of £1536-16s-8d as the balance of the sum paid into Court by the defendant. An affidavit proved that there was no further estate to be got in.  Suggests that Tyrell should be prepared with an affidavit of the death of C.B.May because it was likely to be required by the Chief Clerk. (8)Letter dated 9 August  1883 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. Concerns the fact that -as a favour- the Chief Clerk had made an Order for taxation of the costs and division of the funds as asked by the Summoners but with the exception that he would not order Mrs Bourne's share to be paid to Mr Badnall alone it being contrary to his practice to pay to only one Trustee. Letter asks Challinor & Co. to appoint another Trustee of the settlement. (9)Letter dated 14 August 1883 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. Contains a copy Order to divide.  (10)Letter dated 2 April 1884 from H. Tyrell of Gray's Inn, London to Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire in the matter of Phillips versus Hand. This accompanied a cheque for £147-16s-0d as Mrs Badnall's 1/8th share of the residue of the fund in Court. Tyrell stated he had received £78-18s-7 of their costs out of Court and enclosed he sent the draft taxed bill and his further agency charges in the matter. He also sent a statement showing the amount divisible among the beneficiaries. An interpolation states that he had enclosed a cheque for £50 and that he had placed the balance to the credit of Challinor & Co. The total paid into Court was £1536-16s-8d, the taxed costs were £354-8s-8d and the residue due to the beneficiaries£1182-8s-0d. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Lovatt; Schofield; Shaw; Smith; Rigby; Badnall; Challinor; Tunnicliffe; Naden;  
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds, dated 19 August 1864,  relating to property on Strangman's Walks, Leek, Staffordshire belonging to John Lovatt of Leek, silk baller, that was mortgaged to Richard Shofield, warehouseman, George Allen Smith, cashier, and Jesse Rigby, silk manufacturer, all of Leek, to secure  a loan of £110-0s-0d and interest at 4.5%. The list starts with an abstract of title dated 1860 and an indenture between William Challinor, William Beaumont Badnall and Joseph Challinor on the one hand and John Naden and James Tunnicliffe dated 23 April 1860.

PLACES: Grindon, Leek, Cheadle, Bradnop, Butterton, Onecote, Apesford, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Buxton, Derbyshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Shaw; Fergyson; Deaville; Henniker;  
DESCRIPTION: Three documents relating to The Ford House Farm Estate at Grindon.(1) Particulars of estate which was to be sold by auction on 9th September 1896 at the Swan Hotel, Leek, Staffordshire. The farm was occupied by John W. Deaville and subject to a Chief Rent payable to the representatives of the late Mr Henniker. The property, including the house, was to be split in two.  The house originally had 20 rooms -an entrance hall, two sitting rooms, two kitchens, a back kitchen, pantry, dairy pantry, cellar, and 11 bedrooms. (2) List of persons to whom particulars of the sale were sent.  (3) Letter dated 7 September 1896 from  John William Deaville at Ford House, Grindon to  Messrs Challinor & Shaw at Leek. It expresses his surprise at the sale of his estate not appearing in the Leek Times the previous Saturday. 

PLACES: Matlock, Fenny Bentley, Winster, Partington, Alstonefield, Hartington, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; New Zealand;  
PERSONS: Sleigh; Challinor; Van Tuyl; Barnes; Fitzherbert; Hayton; Wooddisse; Nicholson; Brough; Bagnall; Flint; Sitwell; Bemrose; Marsden; Beresford; Allsopp; Brealey;  
DESCRIPTION: Sixteen letters mainly from John Sleigh of Eversley, Matlock, Derbyshire to Challinor at Leek, Staffordshire September 1883 to 22 June 1886.  Mentions sale of Alders Farm at Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire; raising money for Edward [Sleigh?] to go to New Zealand; Return of Edward from New Zealand. Family affairs and errors in coats of arms in the 1st edition of his History of Ancient, Leek. Sleigh also refers to remarks by Sitwell of Stainsby in the House calling attention to "one of your decisions".  

PLACES: Fenney Bentley, Darley, Derbyshire; London; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Sleigh; Challinor; Wooddisse; Jackson; Hatrell; Burton; Foster; Irving; Reid; James; Newby; Kaye; Houghton; Waterfall; Van Tuyl; Barnes; Beresford; Heath; Hardy; Wise; Goodwin; Knight; Staley; Millward;  
DESCRIPTION: Five items, most relating to John sleigh's property and particularly the sale of Alders Farm at Fenny Bentley. (1) Unfinished draft agreement for the sale of the Alders Farm of 72 acres 0r and 16 p by John Sleigh of Eversley, Darley, Derbyshire to Hugh sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire 1886.  (2) Copy of a List of title deeds to Alders Farm, Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire dated 18 Dec 1884. (3) Note by Challinor that John sleigh had written to him asking whether Sir William Fitzherbert had been sounded about the Alders Farm. (4) Challinor & Co's bill to Messrs Wooddisse and Staley re work carried out in connection with the tenancy of Mininglow Farm near Winster 1884-1885. (5) Letter dated 11 April 1906 from Miss A. P. Sleigh  of 43 Stepney Green, London to Challinor & Co, Leek, acknowledging the receipt of a cheque for £300.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire  
PERSONS: Brealey; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Estimate by Thomas Brealey of the cost of Highfield water supply from Foker Buildings, Abbey Farm 17 July 1866  

PLACES: Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Kynnersley; Cave;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 13 October 1834 from John Sneyd Kynnersley of Uttoxeter to Matthew Gaunt at Leek, Staffordshire. It concerns Mr Cave's agreement to a mortgage at 4.5% for 7 years.  

PLACES: Glasgow, Scotland; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Challinor; Towgood; Hornby; Flint; Blackburn; Fowler; Dakeyne; Gray; Gourlay; Cutting;  
DESCRIPTION: Case re the executorship of the late Mrs Fowler of Leek for the opinion of Mr Bacon 8 July 1848 Challinor, Leek and Hornby & Towgood of St. Swithins Lane. Mrs Fowler died on 24 August 1846 having made a will dated 20 July 1841which was proved at Canterbury on 13 August 1846. Mrs Fowler's estate consisted of Household furniture, farming stock, North Staffs shares and arrears of rent due which after funeral  expenses amounted to £1899-3s-1.5d.  £500 worth of Gas shares, capital in the bank of Fowler, Gaunt & Co. to an amount of £7000, a private account of Mr Fowler £2532-15s-8d, and other items -the whole totalling £13, 931-18s-9.5d.  When the affairs of the bank at Leek and Congleton were investigated it was found to have debts of £44000. Assets appeared to be about the same amount but further examination revealed bad debts of at least £68000. Winding up the bank brought a loss of £8000. It mentions one firm in which John Gaunt was involved -Messrs Gaunt, Gray & Co, silk weavers operating at Glasgow in Scotland and in England which owed the Fowler, Gaunt Bank over £10000. Subsequently Gaunt and Gray went bankrupt.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Fowler; Gaunt; Swanston; Towgood; Hornby;  
DESCRIPTION: Case for the opinion of Mr Swanston 11 September 1846, Hornby & Towgood, St. Swithins Lane. Refers to Highfield Estate near Leek of which Mrs Fowler was a tenant from year to year at a rent and also a part owner. Her executors wanted to know whether or not they should follow Mrs Fowler's intention to pay off a mortgage on the estate and whether or not they could immediately withdraw her money from the Fowler Gaunt banking concern. Counsel's opinion is included.  

PLACES: Leek; Horton; Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Flint; Watt; Towgood; Corfield; Carlyle; Hutchinson; Blake; Bosson; Bradley; Crompton; Turner; Heath; Lockitt; Pointon; Rogers; Simister; Gaunt; Worthington; Hyde; Squire; Howes; Davenport; Foster; Fox; Keates; Bentley; Tomkinson; Mien; Tuffley; Leech; Hall; Johnson; Tatler; Bloore; Hacker; Middleton; Brookes; Johnson; Brunt; Davidson; Morris; Rider; Foster; Cartwright; Woolfe; Young; Lea; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Copy account of rents and profits to affidavit of Messrs Flint & Towgood in the case of Henry Fowler Watt, Arthur Charley Watt and William Watt, infants by George Corfield their next friend versus Thomas Fowler Watt an infant by John Atkin Carlyle his guardian, Charles Flint, John Towgood, John Hutchinson and William Wood Blake defendants. Undated but after May 1855.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Fowler; Dakeyne; Huggins;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 19 April 1851 from J.W.Huggins of Copthall Street, London to Matthew Gaunt of Leek, Staffordshire. Huggins was acting on behalf of Mrs Dakeyne and trying to divide the Fowler-Gaunt trust fund without litigation. The letter states that he had taken steps to file a bill so that certain problems could be decided in Court.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Fowler; Challinor; Badnall; Brocklehurst; Bagshaw; Dakeyne; Flint; Curwen;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter dated 23 February 1852 from Brocklehurst & Bagshaw to Challinor, Badnall & Challinor of Leek,  concerning an examination of the deeds in the case of Dakeyne versus Flint and others.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Upton, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Cawley; Frith; Fowler; Challinor; Lawton;  
DESCRIPTION: John Fowler's Trustees - Messrs Cawley & Firth's Bill  for surveying lands in Upton near Macclesfield, drawing plans, drawing up estimates, preparing sales particulars etc.  Mentions a projected road. Dated at Macclesfield 7 January 1848.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Brocklehurst; Challinor; Badnall; Holroyd; Hammersley; Wardle; Fowler; Dakeyne; Flint; Towgood; Walmsley; Cutting; Tomkins; Bagshaw; Curwen;
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds and papers belonging to Messrs Gaunts relating to property in Cheshire and Staffordshire mortgaged to Messrs Brocklehurst & Co. and Mr William Challinor to secure £3500 and interest. Dated 4 December 1850.  

PLACES: Leek, Horton, Staffordshire. Macclesfield, Cheshire; Wales;  
PERSONS: Flint; Fowler; Gaunt; Dakeyne; Towgood; Hope; Slaley; Jones; Robinson; Wright; Savage; Bailey; Hamson; Bullock; Goodwin;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Copy dated 28 February 1841 of the will of Mrs Sarah Fowler of Highfield House near Leek, Staffordshire, widow. The will was proved by Charles Flint and Henry and John Towgood in the PCC on 13 October 1846. Mentions bequests to her daughter Mary the wife of Henry Charles Dakeyne and to her other daughter Phoebe Elizabeth Hough Watt.  Grand daughters mentioned include: Anna Maria and Mary Isabella  Dakeyne.  Sarah Fowler's sister Elizabeth was married to a William Blackburn of Stafford.  Sarah Fowler's nieces were: Sarah, Margaret, Harriet, Jane and Anne Towgood. John, Matthew and Josiah Gaunt of Leek were Sarah's sons by her first husband John Gaunt.   (2) An account of rents due  to the executors and trustees of Mrs Sarah Fowler late of Leek, Staffordshire, on the Macclesfield and Welch property 16th November 1846.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Dakeyne; Flint; Gaunt; Towgood; Watt; Brocklehurst; Challinor; Kindersley; Young; Bagshaw;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Notice of motion for the transfer of money into Court and the deposition of  documents in the case of Mary wife of Henry Charles Dakeyne versus Flint, John Towgood and others in Chancery, 19  February 1852.  (2) Affidavit of the defendants in the case of Dakeyne versus Flint and others. Charles Flint of Leek, Staffordshire and John Towgood of Middle Temple, London verified the amount of dividends accrued since they filed their answers to the cause on 19 September 1851on the sum of £10859-15s-5 Bank 3% consolidated annuities. Dated 8 April 1852. (3) Letter dated 31 March 1852 from Gregory & Co, Bedford Row, London to Challinor, Badnall and Challinor at Leek re Dakeyne V Flint. Contains a copy letter from   solicitors requiring funds to be paid into Court by the 15 April.