Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1476 to 1500

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Fowler; Bullock; Wooliscroft;  
DESCRIPTION: List of rents due to Mrs Fowler from James Bullock 27 January 1846. The rents were for a stable and coach house in Stockwell Street and a field. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Gaunt; Wardle; Hulme; Ward;  
DESCRIPTION: Agreement between Thomas Wardle of Leek and his son Thomas for the sale of land adjoining the Highfield Estate to Matthew Gaunt of Leek. Dated 24 October 1827 and signed by all parties. The Wardles sold 16 perches of land on Foker Moor (then occupied by Hodgkinson) to Gaunt for 100. It also contains signed receipts. One of the notes shows that Thomas Wardle also sold Gaunt another 12 perches of land adjoining the first which belonged to his brother James Wardle of the Lee, Staffordshire, farmer. This transaction is dated 19 February 1828.  

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Plan of the site of the Flower Pot Inn, Congleton Road, Macclesfield showing the location of the "Grey House". Scale 1 to 500.  

PLACES: Leek, Stone, Staffordshire; Walkley, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Levenshulme, Audenshaw, Lancashire; Wellington, Shropshire;  
PERSONS: Ellis; Moss; Smith; Wade; Jenkinson; Prince; Holland; Weston; Lofthouse; Gilman; Plant;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft conveyance dated 1 January 1902 from Mrs Jane Donaldson Smith of Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, widow, & Percy Weston Moss formerly of the Bermondsey settlement, Farncombe Street, London, student, to Clement Campbell Ellis of Lancaster Gate, London, East India Merchant,   of the Knivedon Estate, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Shaw, Leek.  The estate formerly belonged to the Revd. Thomas Smith of Walkley Vicarage, Yorkshire who died on 10 March 1901.. Contains genealogical information on the Smith family. The details of the estate including field names, acreages and tenants names are given.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Dale; Lewthwaite; Sleigh; Smith;  
DESCRIPTION: Coloured plan of the Knivedon Lane area of Leek, Staffordshire, derived from the Leek Enclosure Award showing the Drill Field and the Workhouse. Gives names of adjacent land owners and tenants.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Redfern; Ibeson;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed statement of the affairs of Thomas Redfern of Daisy Bank, Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, and bankrupt. Dated 1886. Its shows the position of Redfern's estate when the first dividend was declared.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Warrington; Lomas; Bagshaw; Woodcock; Orpe; Plumb; Kirkland; Mellor; Titterton; Ede; Cotterill; Bailey; Dakin; Normon; Fogg; Oliver; Gibbons; Torr; Hall; Plant;  
DESCRIPTION: Statement of the debts of George Warrington of 40 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, butcher and bankrupt 26 June 1878. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Deakin; Southall; Proctor; Curtis; Budden Fisher; Tomkins;  
DESCRIPTION: Printed statement of the affairs of Albert Edward Southall of 15 Queen St., Leek and William Edward Deakin of 3 Derby Street, Leek trading at The London Silk Mills, Leek, as Southall, Deakin & Co, silk manufacturers.  The statement was issued under a receiving order  based on a petition form the Creditors dated 15 April 1898. Document  gives complete breakdown of affairs.  The failure was said to have been caused by "Insufficiency of trade and competition -bad debts and heavy travelling expenses- and through losses on Bill transactions entered into through shortness of capital. Histories of the firms and its partners are included. 

PLACES: Rushton Spencer, Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshsire; Duesbury, Lancashire;  
PERSONS: Cumberbatch; Lees; Cook; Chadwick; Hargreaves; Percival; Morris;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft conditions for the sale of a house and silk dyehouse at Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire with a reservoir, water wheel, etc.. occupied by James Cook. Dated 1 March 1868 R. Chadwick, Dewsbury. The sale took place at the Macclesfield Arms Hotel in Macclesfield -"the house of Mr Cumberbatch". Title was to begin with deeds dated 16 and 17 October 1811 between (1) John Hargreaves (2) Ralph Morris, ( 3)Thomas Percival the elder, (4) Nathan Percival.  The property was purchased by Henry Lees of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, for 650 and the agreement is signed and stamped. The large penny stamp carries the wording "One Penny Draft payable on demand or receipt". The solicitor for the vendor signed " for the executors of Mr John Nowell".  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Searight; Cruso; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit by William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to obtain return of duty for spoiled stamps. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1860. Badnall stated that his place of residence was not in London nor in Westminster non in any place within 10 miles of these places. 

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Royle;  
DESCRIPTION: Plan of the Knight Street, Macclesfield dye works of the Royle Dyeing Company Ltd, dyers of silk, cotton and worsted yarns. The undated plan is in ink on tracing paper and has a scale of 40 feet to an inch. It was drawn for the Manchester Branch of the Commercial Union. 

PLACES: Leek, Caverswall, Staffordshire; North Rode, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Taylor; Sutton; Ibbs; Hulme; Wood; Godwin; Martin;  
DESCRIPTION: Copy of the will of George Taylor of Leek, Staffordshire, grocer undated. His wife's name was Elizabeth and he left her -his watch and a choice of his plate plus all the household goods she thought necessary to furnish a house for her lifetime. He also gave her his house on Derby Street, Leek plus a close of land on the North side of the church with the buildings standing on it.  His brothers in law were Thomas and Benjamin Sutton and he bequeathed to them and to Thomas Godwin of Dunwood, all his residual personal estate, his clothes etc. on trust to sell  them and invest the money to provide an income to his wife for life subject to a payment of an annuity of 20 to his father , Abraham Taylor. The expense of his father's burial was also to be borne by his estate. After his father's death the monies then available were to be used to pay legacies to Joseph Ibbs of Caverswall, tailor; to the 3 children of John Martin of Grindley, Stone, Staffs. Yeoman deceased; to Sampson Ibbs of Caverswall, Taylor; to the children of John Ibbs deceased; to the children of Thomas Wood of Caverswall, yeoman, deceased; to the children of Stephen Ibbs deceased; and also to Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, John, Benjamin and Alice Sutton children of Benjamin Sutton. Pencilled notes indicate that when the copy was produced Ann, Elizabeth, John, Benjamin and Alice were dead. The testator also bequeathed money to Edward, John, Elizabeth, Charles, William and Sarah Hulme the children of his cousin William Hulme; to his sister in law Mary Sutton spinster and to Mary, John, Thomas, Francis, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sukey and Jane Sutton children of Thomas Sutton; and to John and Ann the children of his late brother in law John Sutton.  He also left money for John, William, Nathan, Thomas and Mary Sutton the children of his brother in law Nathan Sutton, to his cousin Nathaniel Taylor, to his cousin Matthew Lowndes of North Rode, Cheshire or to his son Matthew.  To Poley Bagley "who now lives with me 20 and to my cousin John Hulme 10. He also left 10 to his brother in law William Sutton.  

PLACES: Rushton Spencer, Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Cook; Hammersley; Ward; Heaton; Phillips; Torr;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft mortgage dated 11 October 1860 from James Cook, silk dyer, of Rushton Spencer,  and Mrs Mary Cook, widow, of the same place, to the Trustees of the Leek & Moorlands Permanent Benefit Building Society of a messuage and a silk dyehouse in Rushton Spencer and farm on Morridge Edge, Bradnop occupied by Joseph Torr. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Hopton, Heanor, Crich, Derbyshire; Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire; Billinghay, Lincolnshire;  
PERSONS: Smith; Hall; Milnes; Soresby; Froggatt; Fidler; Heathcote; Pegge Burnell; Lee; Blore; Gell; Wilmot; Nall; Lang; Crabtree; White; Paitson; Wearmouth;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Brief for plaintiffs in the case, in Chancery,  of John Smith and Jane his wife (formerly Jane Milnes, spinster) one of the three daughters and only children of William Milnes and his wife Mary (formerly Mary Soresby, spinster) both deceased versus Urban Hall, William Sherbrooks, Edward Thomas Charlton the younger and George Wragg. Note on the front states to be heard at The Rolls and is to be in the paper 24 April 1800. Mills & Cruso, Leek and Townsend, Staples Inn, London. The brief was sent to Mr Wooddeson. Document starts with a recital of the settlement, dated 3 and 4 February 1748, on the marriage of William Milnes and Mary Soresby, involving land and property in Heanor and Crich, Chesterfield, Newbold Brampton, Catthorpe, Derbyshire;  (2) Draft brief for the Bill and Answer in the case in Chancery of Smith versus Hall, Mills & Cruso, Leek. The Bill was filed 1 November 1798. Similar to (1).  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Liverpool; Dublin, Ireland; America;  
PERSONS: Ward; Challinor; Armstrong; Cronklin; Watson;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Affidavit, dated 27 October 1856, by John Ward of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading as "Anthony Ward & Co. re debt  0f 21-12s-8d owed by Rowland Armstrong late of Kingston near Dublin, draper, dealer and chapman to him for goods sold and delivered. Challinor & Co. Leek. Armstrong also owed him money owed "by virtue of a Bill of Exchange"  drawn by Ward and accepted by Armstrong dated 20 June 1856 and payable  2 months after that date. A note on the back states that Theodore Cronklin of Dublin, solicitors, had informed him that Armstrong was in Liverpool and going to America. (2)  Letter dated 28 October 1856 from James Utley Watson of Liverpool to Messrs Challinor & Co. saying that he had sent a telegram to say the Court had refused the warrant as defective because it did not state the grounds for believing that Armstrong was about to leave the Company.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Lees; Challinor; Mellor; Barker; Ball; Nyren; Lowndes; Bass; Smith; Andrew; Arkcoll; Bennett; Bissell; Beardmore; Blades; Dalera; Bloore; Bowers; Booth; Burton; Bullough; Cartwright; Clee; Clowes; Corden; Clarke; Carding; Davenport; Eardley; Furby; Fernyhough; Fisher; Fergyson; Forster; Grace; Griffin; Harston; Howard; Hall; Hargreaves; Howes; Hulme; Hambleton; Johnson; Lowe; Matthews; Morris; Magnier; Moss; Mackrell; Nixon; Naden; Outram; Oakden;  Ellerenshaw; Peake; Phillips; Porter; Pattison; Prince; Ellerton; Plant; Price; Pickford; Pimlott; Ritchie; Rogers; Reade; Cope; Ridgway; Sykes; Taylor; Tatton; Wilson; Woodhead; Wood; West; Wardle; Woolliscroft; Winfield; Walker; Wain; Williams; Walwyn; Watt; Young;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit by Mary Lees of Leek, widow, in the case of John Lees of Leek, joiner and builder, deceased, for return of probate duty. Challinor & Co., Leek dated 2 February 1867. John Lees died 5 February 1864 and probate was granted to Mary Lees at the Principal Registry on 23 April 1864 when the deceased's estate was declared under 600. An inventory attached gives details of debts owed and owing with the names and occupations of debtors and creditors. 

PLACES: Leek, Cheddleton, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Redfern; Challinor; Mountford; Hewitt; Knott; Turner;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit by Thomas Redfern of Leek in the case of Turner's Trustees to Mountford and dated 1869. Redfern swore on oath that he knew Elizabeth wife of Richard Hewitt, Ellen wife of Samuel Mountford and James and Sarah Knott all of whom had an interest in an estate in the parish of Cheddleton.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Prestbury, Cheshire; St. Pancras, London;  
PERSONS: Daintry; Ward; Cruso; Ryle; Wood; Gould;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft appointment and demise by Thomas Ward of Macclesfield, silk manufacturer to John Smith Daintry of Tavistock Square, t Pancras, London, & John Cruso of Leek (surviving trustees under the will of Michael Daintry of Byrons, Prestbury, Cheshire, of a messuage on Park Green, Macclesfield, to secure 1000 and interest. Cruso & Son, Leek 1825. The property on Park Green was described as formerly two dwellings but now one late occupied by Wm. Driver and Brian Hodgson  and since by... 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Tatton; Young; Cruso; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Copy draft agreement between Samuel Tatton of Leek,  dyer, and Samuel Young of the Lymehouse, Leek, farmer, to become partners in the business of a dyer at Leek. Francis Cruso, Leek, 21 May 1849. The partnership was to start on 1st July 1849 and run for fourteen years. Tatton agreed to build  dyehouses and other buildings needed to carry on their trade for which the partnership would pay him rent. Young was to provide 2000 as capital and receive interest at 5% on it from the partnership. Additional capital was to be provided by the tow partners equally. The trading name was to be Tatton & Young.  For managing the dyeing department Tatton was to receive 100 a year in addition to his rents and profits. (2) Rough draft of agreement for a partnership between Samuel Tatton and Samuel Young dated 21 May 1849 for the parties to look at. (3) Is a further draft of the agreement.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Watson; Hay; Challinor; Shaw; Hall; Rushton; Wreford; Wood; Adams; Gwynne; Bishop; Billing; Wardle;  
DESCRIPTION: Copy draft conveyance dated 16 December 1909  from George Hiddelston Hay (as a trustee) and others to Watson & Co. (Leek) Ltd. Of a silk mill and other premises in London Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw, Leek. Hay was trustee under an agreement of assignment made in 1909 between Robert Rushton and his creditors. The description of the property states -now or lately occupied by Robert Rushton and by James Gwynne & Co. and Frank Adams & Co. and had formerly been part of the London Road Mill called "The Ribbon Shed". It fronted London Street for about 87 feet and extended backwards from the road 55 feet. Rushton had built two additional stories with staircases and warehouses over the ribbon shed.  The property had formerly been owned by Samuel Wreford and Thomas Winter Wood.

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: May; Wigan;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft deed of apprenticeship dated 9 August 1887 between Basil Penwaine Wigan of Macclesfield, brewer, and John Frederick May with his son Herbert Lazonby May. J.F.May was to pay Wigan 52-10s-0d to take H.L.May as an apprentice brewer for two years. The apprenticeship was to take place at the North Cheshire Brewery in Macclesfield.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Dakeyne; Ellis; Prince;  
DESCRIPTION: Report by Doctor Dakeyne of an analysis of samples of water taken from Mr Ellis's new home at Leek Edge, Knivedon, collected by Mr Prince on 16 January 1902 and examined  on 17 January. The analysis is compared with that for Leek, tap water taken from the main at 36 Stockwell Street.  The Doctor said the two samples were almost the same and were of very good quality.  

PLACES: Leek, Meerbrook, Staffordshire; Docklow, Leominster, Hereford;  
PERSONS: Fisher; Badnall; Challinor; Bestwick; Gaunt;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft statutory declaration by Mrs Sarah Fisher the elder, of Meerbrook, widow, concerning the intestacy of Thomas Fisher. Dated 8 August 1861, Challinor, Badnall & Co., Leek. Thomas Fisher, a stone mason, was Sarah's husband who she married on 11 February 1823. Sarah's maiden name was Bestwick. She and her husband had 4 children Robert Fisher of Meerbrook, stone mason (born 22 July 1823), Enoch Fisher of Docklow near Leominster, Hereford, stone mason, and Catherine and Sarah Fisher both of Meerbrook and both spinsters.  In 1847 her husband bought a property (now occupied by John Pilkington)  on Spout Street, Leek from Matthew Gaunt.  

PLACES: Badnall, Eccleshall, Chebsey, Ankerdine, Sturbridge, Slindon, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Tomkinson; Musgrove; Wright; Simkin; Plant; Cliff;  
DESCRIPTION: Photocopy of the will of Martin Tomkinson of Badnall Farm, Eccleshall, Staffordshire dated 14 July 1770.  

PLACES: Badnall, Stone, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Bostock; Beresford;  
DESCRIPTION: Estate accounts of Arthur Bostock late of Badenhall near Stone,  dated 1946. Walters & Welsh, solicitors, Stone, Staffordshire. Bostock's will was proved by William Beresford and Enoch Bostock at Birmingham on 7 February 1945.