Bednall Collection Pt 1: No.s 1501 to 1525

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/05/2004

PLACES: Badenhall; Eccleshall, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Photocopy of the tithe map for Three Farms, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.  

PLACES: Chebsey, Eccleshall, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Weate; Sneyd;  
DESCRIPTION: Photocopy of an agreement between Revd. Walter Sneyd and Ambrose Weate for the tenancy of Badenhall Farm, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. The 365 acres 1 rood 11 perches of land in Eccleshall & Chebsey were to be rented at 590 per year. The agreement lists detailed terms for crop rotation, maintenance, etc. [Source: Keele Univ. Library]

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Kirk;  
DESCRIPTION: (1) Printed but not completed license agreement to enable the Electricity Company of Macclesfield Limited, Magnet House, Kingsway, London, to lay ducts and cable across the land of Clement William Kirk on the Chester Road, Macclesfield 1928. The work was being carried out to bring electricity to Macclesfield rural area. Contains a plan at a scale of 1/2500. (2) Typed license agreement, dated 28 August 1928,  between the Chester County Council and the Electricity Company of Macclesfield Limited to carry out works indicated in a schedule to the document. (Schedule and several pages obviously  missing).

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Williams; Gaskell; Woodman; Lake; May; Wain; Wright; Nixon; Bulkeley; Gibbon; Maydew; Scragg; Franklin; Smith; Lancaster; Forster; Newman;  
DESCRIPTION: Assignment of a leasehold shop and house at 79 Mill Street, Macclesfield by Miss Vera Williams of Colshaw Dene, Fallibroom Road, Macclesfield, to Norman Percy Williams also of Colshaw Dene, , May & Wain, Macclesfield 1953. The price for this was to be 4000. Document is unsigned].  

PLACES: Leek, Knivedon, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Robinson; Smith; Froggatt; Cook; Cragg; Condlyffe;  
DESCRIPTION: Attested copy of a bond 6 October 1750 between Peter Robinson of Leek, button merchant, and Lydia Smith of Knivedon, Staffordshire, widow of Thomas Smith late of Knivedon, yeoman.  Robinson swore to pay Lydia 300 and interest at 4 percent.  

PLACES: Longnor, Quarnford, Staffordshire; Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Redfern; Jackson; Hulley; Wright; Jones; Brown; Pott; Cundiff; Brooks;  
DESCRIPTION: Attorney for surrender to the Halimote of the Manor of Macclesfield Forest, by Sarah Redfern of Longnor, Staffordshire of a farm in Rainow, Cheshire. dated 23 March 1802.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Rider;  Hilliard; Earls; Simpson; Billing;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft affidavit to prove due execution of the will of  George Rider of West Street, Leek, blacksmith. Dated 23 April 1862. Includes a full inventory of household, furniture, equipment of smithy and all other effects of George Rider.  

PLACES: Nuneaton;  Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Lowe; Bell;  
DESCRIPTION: One page from a document concerning a patent No. 19739 dated 14 November 1891, The document contains some of the terms and conditions relating principally to the patentee and was signed by Thomas Wardle and witnessed by Sarah Catherine Lowe. One of the clauses concerns payment of 94-10s to Carter Bell for work done at Nuneaton.  

PLACES: Leek, Endon,  Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Wardle; Heaton; Menzies; Trueman;  
: Copy of a valuation by G. Menzies and Mr G. H. Heaton of Sheephouse Farm, wells and water rights in Leek, Staffordshire. Dated  22 September 1903. The valuation of this property was made for the Trustees of the late Joshua Wardle. The farm, etc. were let to Messrs Joshua Wardle & Sons who used the water in their Leekbrook dyeworks. The farm was occupied by Solomon Trueman.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;  
PERSONS: Mitchell; Lovatt; Gould; Shufflebotham;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft  statement by John Shepley Mitchell of Leek, Staffordshire, silk broker, concerning Bengal organzine sold and delivered to a warehouse in Manchester by Messrs Lovatt & Gould of Leek. The Manchester company had failed to pay for the goods and action for debt was taken against them by Lovatt & Gould. Undated and unsigned.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Leech; Lockitt;  
DESCRIPTION: Mr Leech's account for teamwork carried out for Mr William Lockitt of Leek, Staffordshire, between 5 April and 10 November 1847. It gives the type of work , number of days taken and number of horses used in ploughing, harrowing, rolling and other agricultural tasks.  The list includes " Taking goods to Leek from Highfield" and this may indicate that the land in question was part of the Highfield estate.  

PLACES: Tittensor, Stone, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Plant; Key; Walters; Welsh;  
DESCRIPTION: The will of Mrs Louisa Plant of Rambler Cottage, Tittensor, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, widow, dated 22 July 1931, Walters & welsh, solicitors, Stone, Staffordshire. A pencilled note states "superseded by will dated 28/7/31. She mentions her sons Albert, Douglas, Horace and Percy Godson Plant and her daughters Mabel Plant and Louie Key.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Walwyn; Sutton; Cruso;  
DESCRIPTION: Conditions of sale with James Walwyn's memorandum of being the purchaser of Lot 3 at 28. Dated 24 November 1797. The property purchased by Walwyn was a piece of land on the North side of Derby Street, Leek that had once been part of John Sutton's garden.  The other property listed included (Lot 1)  a house and grocers shop at the bottom of the Market place in Leek then in the possession of Nathan Sutton plus a warehouse and a candlehouse "with every convenience for making of candles", and a stable for three horses adjoining situated at the back of the Church in Leek with the yard and  piece of land at the back of the latter "and adjoining thereto as now staked out from the remainder of the lands at the back of the same buildings". Lot 2 consisted of two closes on the North side of the church and "on the back part of the said last mentioned buildings containing 1 staked out from the remainder of the land which is to go with lot 1. This was also in the possession of Nathan Sutton.  

PLACES: Leek, Rudyard, Croxden, Cheadle, Whiston, Nutton Heath,  Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; Coston, Worcestershire;  
PERSONS: Dale; Slaley; Challinor; Jolley; Cowopp; Cope; Clayton; Nickson; Ridgway; White; Hyde; Locker; Greaves; Buckley; Trevey; Rogers; Booth; Travis; Booth; Cook; Machell;  
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds and writings to houses in Leek in mortgage from Mrs Martha Dale, Mr Christopher Slaley and Mary his wife to William Challinor as security for 457-15-0d and interest. The deeds date from 10 April 1632 until 20 November 1786. The occupations and places of residence of many individuals ate given. The property seems originally to have been the inheritance of the Cope family of Leek at least from 1632 until 1726 when it passed into the hands of Samuel Hyde of Leek, joiner. The occupations listed include : James Cope of Leek, husbandman; Wm Clayton of Macclesfield, merchant; Daniel Nickson of Endon, tanner (1716); John Cope, cordwainer; George Greaves of Sheffield, button maker (1737); John Trevy (or Travis) of Leek, tailor (1767); Wm. Booth of Leek, chairmaker (1767); John Travis of Leek, silk weaver (1772); Joseph Cook of Leek, silk throwster (1772); Joseph Dales of Leek, baker(1774); Christopher Slaley of Leek, baker (1774). 

PLACES: Endon, Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.  
PERSONS: Sutton; Taylor;  
DESCRIPTION: Letter from John Sutton dated "Friday 1 June [17]98" to Mr H. Jones. Simply states "Will thank you to send me the will of the late Mr Geo. Taylor as there are some of the Legatees come over from Uttoxeter to receive their money & Mr Sutton of Endon has the copy that was took."  

PLACES: Macclesfield, Chester, Gawsworth; Cheshire;  
PERSONS: Thorneycroft; Read; Kershaw; Morland; Sleigh; Massey; Gidman; Davies; Holmes; Leese; Murrell; Bagaley;  
DESCRIPTION: Account of the personal estates of Edward Thorneycroft deceased. Copied 28 February 1818. Thorneycroft died at Chester and was buried at Gawsworth.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Hammersley; Shaw; Chambre; Ford-Bacon;  
DESCRIPTION: Agreement made 14th October 1862 between George Hammersley, William Challinor and Thomas Shaw  all of Leek, Staffordshire (The Vendors) and William Beaumont Badnall of Leek, (The Purchaser) in which Badnall agreed to purchase the house in which he lived at the junction of Stockwell Street and Market Street, Leek, and the adjoining land, for 900. Document is signed, witnessed and stamped.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Moore; Nicholson; Sugden;  
DESCRIPTION: Six letters concerning the selection of William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire as the Liberal Parliamentary candidate for the Leek Division dated May/June 1885.Two letters (one a draft for the other) were written by Challinor in reply to the others from the A. H. Moore, secretary of the Leek Division of the Stafford Liberal Association. Challinor declined to stand on grounds of health.  

PLACES: Leek, Hilton; Staffordshire; Pilsbury, Derby; Derbyshire; Bridestone, Norfolk;  
PERSONS: Emerson; Cruso; Porter; Carhill; Whites; Griffin; Gaunt; Eglington;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft release re two pieces of land called Modley or Maudlin Meadow and New Close in Leek, Staffordshire between (1) Daniel Carhill of Hilton, Staffordshire, cotton manufacturer, Joseph Gould of Pilsbury, Derbyshire, gent and William Whites of Stanhope, Stafford (2) Messrs Sinckler Porter of Derby and Thomas Griffin of Leek devisees in trust under the will of the late Robert Emerson  of Leek, coach proprietor, (3) Ann Emerson of Leek widow of Robert Emerson and (4) Richard Gaunt of Leek, silk manufacturer (5) John Cruso the younger of Leek. Dated 26 March 1821. Cruso & Coupland, Leek. Emerson made his will on 8 August 1818; Codicil on 16 Jan 1820;  Emerson's property was sold (following his death) by auction at the Red Lion, Leek on  6th September 1820.  

PLACES: Leek, Knivedon; Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Smith;  Ellis; Challinor; Shaw; Morgan; Phillips; Brentnall; Grosvenor; Macclesfield (Earl of);  
DESCRIPTION: Eight page copy, dated 25 May 1906, of extracts from the Leek Inclosure Act  of 45 George II with regard to the Knivedon Estate, eek, Staffordshire purchased by Clement C. Ellis of Lancaster Gate, London and Haregate, Leek, Staffs from Mrs Smith in1901/02. It concerns in particular provisions regarding mining and other rights of the Lord of the Manor the Earl of Macclesfield and details of specific awards to individuals and allotments for getting.  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Clarke; Rushton; Challinor;  
DESCRIPTION: Notice from Richard Rushton of Leek, silk baller, to Mr William Clarke of Ladderedge near Lee, Staffordshire, butcher and farmer,  rescinding a contract between them for Clarke's failure to perform the contractual conditions. dated 2 November 1869  Challinor & Co, Leek.  

PLACES: Thorpe, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Shaw;  
DESCRIPTION: Photocopy of sales brochure re a house at Thorpe near Ashbourne, Derbyshire owned by Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall the widow of William Beaumont Badnall JP. Which was sold by auction on 6th March 1920. The property consisted of the stone built house with gardens, stable for two horses, carriage house, harness room etc. plus the coachman's and gardener's cottages.  It stood in or adjacent to 10 acres 1 rood 11 poles of land with "convenient farm buildings". Photographs and plan.  

PLACES: London; Leek, Staffordshire; Norwich;  
PERSONS: Badnall; Cruso; Gosling; Brown; Burnell; Pedley; Whitby; Lanchester; Long; Austin; Sugden; Pimlott; Belt; Smith;  
DESCRIPTION: Two letters from London agents? Of Cruso of Leek, solicitors. (1) dated 19th August 1815 to John Cruso from Long & Austin re the cases of Burnell v Brown; Attorney General v Gosling; Smith's recovery and Pedley to Badnall "this (deed) we found and herewith send you extract derived.".  (2) dated 15th June 1816 re Attorney General v Gosling; Burnell v Brown; Pimlott's ejectment; and Badnall v Whitby & Lanchester "we sent writ against Ladies husband to Norwich".  

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
PERSONS: Challinor; Sleigh;  
DESCRIPTION: Single page of A3 watermarked 1855 and probably written by a solicitor living in Leek, Staffordshire. "It will be observed from the affidavit of Mr W. Challinor of the 1st February 1855 that the Trustee has brought to the notice of the     of the Vice Chancellor as to whether the news room members making a trifling annual payment under protest for the room but from the answer of the secretary (see extract .) it appears? They deny doing so especially as the Vice Chancellor had only heard one side and from some other remarks of his  evidently considered the expense of building the news room had come out of the Town Lands Fund not as was the fact from the pockets of the original members. Recently the new trustees appointed by the Court met on hearing that Mr Redfern solicitor to the Petitioners was for taking further proceedings in their behalf and the Trustees appointed by both sides (except one single trustee) came to the resolution that there should be no more litigation and appointed another solicitor to tax the costs of both sides (see copy resolutions accompanying)  Subsequently, however, on Mr Redfern the petitioners' solicitor saying he had prepared the draft conveyance, the majority came to the resolution that he should complete the conveyance of the Town Lands to the new trustees. (See copy). Since then Mr Redfern has furnished a copy of the draft conveyance to the solicitors for the trustee, and the Attorney General, in which he has inserted a number of parts exactly calculated to keep up litigation and making the trustees a mere nonentity as in addition to directing their accounts to be passed by the Freeholders (to which there could be no objection) they are to  desp..                   of the rents except by direction of the Freeholders at meetings and there are actually clauses to enable  new trustees to be appointed enabling one trustee independent of the others and with the consent of a public meeting to commence litigation and to be indemnified out of the Town Lands Fund.  Mr Redfern has also included all the disputed premises specifically in the draft as being part of the Town Lands including the New Room, Cattle Market and other plots that never formed part of the trust and this notwithstanding the suggestion of the Vice Chancellor in the hearing as to the form of the conveyance as follows:  You can use words which will vest nomination those lands about which there is no controversy and general words which will embrace such interest if any as Mr Sleigh has and any other interest".  In the month of September a meeting of the Freeholders and inhabitants of Leek and Lowe was called on the requisition of about 40 freeholders in the following terms (here copy terms of notice) [to consider the propriety of stopping the wasteful expenditure of the Town Lands Fund in litigation] and a resolution was [??] to the following effect " That this meeting direct the Trustees at the proper time to call the inhabitants of Leek and Lowe together to consider the propriety of taking proceedings.  

PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Liverpool;  
PERSONS: May; Rooney; Brown; Howorth;  
DESCRIPTION: Draft lease of no. 26 Bath Street, Waterloo, Lancashire by Mrs Margaret Ellen May wife of Herbert Lazonby May of West Bank Cottage, Macclesfield, brewer, and John Rooney of Incewood, Waterloo Park near Liverpool, Lancashire, gentleman dated Fourteenth April 1909. Rent 50 per annum.