Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1081 to 1090   

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Last updated 27/09/2007


BC2/ 1081  
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Miscellaneous bills paid by the executors of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire 1850 to 1855.

[1] J Barlow's bill for  the period March 1850 to September 1854 which was paid on 5 January 1855.

[2] Receipt dated 26 February 1855 for money received from the executors of the late Francis Cruso  by  G. F Hudson of Bucklerbury, London.

[3] Ralph Mountfort's bill for items supplied to Francis Cruso of Leek between September 1851 and September 1852, which was paid on 5 January 1855.

[4] Henry West's bill for items supplied to Francis Cruso of Leek, between February to September 1854, which was paid on 10 January 1855.

[5] Mr Critchlow's bill for oats supplied to Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire in February 1849, which was paid by Cruso's executors on 9 January 1854.

[6] J. Howard's bill for work carried out for  Francis Cruso of Leek between January and August 1854.

[7] J. Crockford's receipt  for money paid 10 January 1855.

[8] Thomas Slater's bill for work carried out for both Mr Frank Cruso and Mr Badnall of  Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire between January and October 1854.

[9] William Trafford's bill for shaving and hair cutting carried out for both Mr Frank Cruso and Mrs Badnall of  Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire between January and August 1854.

[10] William Flint's bill for wheat straw supplied to Mr Frank Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire in June 1854.

[11] George Bull's bill for food supplied to Mr Frank Cruso of  Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire between January and September 1854.

[12] Thomas Salt's bill for stone flour supplied to the late Mr Frank Cruso of  Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire between May  and September 1854.

[13] John Salt of Allsop Street's bill for repairs to carriage wheels carried out for Mr Frank Cruso of  Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire between August and December 1854.

[14] Bill for the property tax payable on Stafford, Barlow, Ritchie and Searight's houses in Leek, Staffordshire and due on 20 March 1855.

[15] Land and assessed taxes receipt 1854-55 for Mrs Searight's house in Leek, Staffordshire.

[16] Betty Searight's receipt, dated 17 January 1855, for money received from the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire,  as their proportion of the rent due to her on 24 September 1854.

[17]  Jane Birch's receipt, dated 27 December 1854,  for £1-6s received from the executors of the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire,  being the amount of the contract for one year's tolls at the Pool End toll gate. Jane Birch made a cross as her mark.

[18] The bill Richard Cooper of Leek, Staffordshire, surgeon, for the period January to September 1854. In addition to attendance on Mr Cruso, the bill includes costs for the treatment of Miss Cruso and Mrs Coupland.

[19] W & J. Nixon's bill for work carried out for  the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire between January and September 1854. [2 pages].

[20] Edward Stafford's bill for work carried out for  the late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire between December 1853 and September 1854.  Includes painting and decorating work, repairs to woodwork and the construction of a lead coffin.

Names: Barlow; Bull; Cooper; Critchlow; Crockford; Cruso; Coupland; Flint; Howard; Hudson; Lasseter; Mountfort; Ritchie; Salt; Searight; Slater; Stafford;  Trafford; West;


BC2/ 
1082  

Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: William Beaumont Badnall in account with the trustees of the marriage settlement of Mr & Mrs William Badnall 1855 to 1858.

Names: Badnall; Cruso;


BC2/
1083  
Places: 
Whittington, Derbyshire; Exeter, Devonshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire; Sheffield, Yorkshire;

Description: [1] Abstract, dated 1861,  of the deed of settlement on the marriage of between Mr Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire and Miss Jane Milnes Smith of Whittington,  Derbyshire, and of subsequent deeds. Fair copied 2 April 1861.

[2] Memorandum of the termination of the trusteeship under the late Mr & Mrs Francis Cruso's marriage settlement, dated 9 September 1858.

[3] Press copy abstract of the settlement on the marriage of Jane Milnes Smith of Broomhouse, Whittington, Derbyshire and Mr Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire and of a deed appointing a new trustee thereunder, Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire. Milnes-Smith family history detail.

[4] W. B. Thomas's bill to Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire for work carried out on 3 February 1833,  in connection  with the settlement of Miss Jane Milnes Smith's property on her intended marriage with Francis Cruso. The bill  is dated 18 February 1833 .

[5] Sir Arnold James Knight in account with James Pratt with regard to shares forming part of the marriage settlement of Mr and Mrs Francis Cruso, dated 19 December 1844.

[6] Letter, dated 8 July 1847, from Alese. J. Knight of 3 India Buildings, Liverpool, to his uncle Frank Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire.  Gives some personal information and discusses the performance of certain stock bought in his father's name and gives the account for these.

Names: Beardmore; Bramley; Cooper; Cruso; Knight; Nodder; Pratt; Smith; Thomas; Toll;


BC2/ 1084  
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire; Lothbury, ?

Description: Documents relating to the case of  Smith v Newbould in Chancery  1853-1854.

[1] Costs of the petitioners, the defendants Francis Cruso and Jane Elizabeth Cruso spinster (an infant by the said Francis Cruso her father & next friend) the defendant  Sir Arnold James Knight and the Revd. Joseph Nodder, clerk, in the case of Smith v Newbould, as taxed.

[2] Messrs Challinor, Badnall & Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, debtors to Atkinson & Pilgrim of Church Court, Lothbury,  re Cruso's share in Smith v Newbould 1854  to 1855.

[3] Challinor, Badnall & Challinor's bill to the Executors of he late Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire for work carried out in the connection with the case in Chancery of Smith v Newbould, 1854 to  1855.

[4] Draft affidavit verifying extracts from the register as to the baptisms of the children of Mr  7 Mrs Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire. Smith v Newbould -in Chancery. Atkinson & Pilgrim, Church Court, Lothbury. Attached is an extract  from page 276 of the church register for Leek, Staffordshire, in 1836. Entry no. 2205 refers to 8 March 1836 when Jane Elizabeth Cruso, daughter of Francis Cruso and Jane Milnes (nee Smith) his wife, of Stockwell Street, Leek was baptised by T. H. Heathcote, vicar. The extract is dated 1 December 1851. This document gives a full description of the participants in this case I.e. "In Chancery. Between William Broughton Smith, Edmund Mower Smith, Elizabeth Mary Smith, & Charlotte Millicent Smith infants by John Watson their next friend - Plaintiffs. Henry Newbould, Thomas Milnes Smith Milnes, William Smith & Mary Ann his wife & Alexander Mackenzie Smith, Francis Patrick Smith, Sidney Smith, Charles Smith, Mary Harriet Smith, Arthur Smith and alfred Harrison Smith, infants by Henry Law, their guardian, Robert Edward Mower Smith, Charles Stead & Elizabeth his wife, Margaret Smith, Sir Arnold James Knight & Dame Harriet Isabella his wife, Francis Cruso & Jane Milnes his wife and Henry Manning…Defendants.

Names: Atkinson; Badnall; Challinor; Cruso; Ellison; Heathcote; Knight; Law; Manning; Newbould; Nodder; Perkin; Pilgrim; Rider; Smith; Stead; Watson;


BC2/
1085  
Places: 
Clifton, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Bond in £200, dated 9 January 1849, made between William Beaumont Badnall and Francis Cruso both of Leek, Staffordshire and Anna Woodhouse of Clifton, Derbyshire, for securing £100 and interest.  Inside the document is written an assignment of the bond by Anna Woodhouse to John Cruso and Richard Cooper,  for securing £66 "owing thereon and interest", dated 28 August 1856.

[2] William Beaumont Badnall in account with Mrs Woodhouse 1852 to 1856. The balance of principal and interest outstanding was paid off on 28 August 1856.

Names: Badnall, Brealey, Cruso; Vernall; Woodhouse;


BC2/
1086  
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Inland Revenue form for succession duty on real property giving the account of the succession to real property of Jane Elizabeth Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire upon the death of Francis Cruso, who died on 24 September 1854. Document mentions Francis Cruso's will dated 30 August 1850 and gives details of Cruso's real property. The latter included a barn and 4 acres 2 roods of land on or near Leek Moor, Leek, Staffordshire then in the occupation  of William Beaumont Badnall, a messuage and garden in Stockwell Street, Leek, occupied by John James Ritchie, surgeon, and two other messuages in Stockwell Street, Leek, occupied by Francis William Jennings and Edward Stafford respectively.

Names: Badnall; Cruso; Jennings; Ritchie; Stafford;


BC2/
1087  
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the executorship of the will of Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased.

[1] Draft account (undated) of the personal estate of the late Francis Cruso.  This includes £1300 of "Principal money owing in the bond of the Revd. John Sneyd & John William Sneyd and assigns.

[2] The Executors of the late Francis Cruso: account of bills owing (undated). Gives names, occupations or trade and amounts owing.

[3] "F. Cruso descd - Accounts". Undated, single sheet of names and sums of money. Most of the names are similar to those given in item 2.

[4] The executors of the late Francis Cruso:  Funeral Expenses (undated)

[5] The executors of the late Francis Cruso: Schedule of testamentary and funeral expenses (undated). Four column entry giving names, funeral expenses, testamentary expenses and whether paid or not.

[6] The executors of the late Francis Cruso: debtors to Challinor Badnall & Challinor for work done for Francis Cruso and his executors between  September 1853 and September 1855.

[7] The executors of the late Francis Cruso: debtors to Challinor Badnall & Challinor for work done for Francis Cruso and his executors between  September 1855 and May 1856.

[8] The trustees under the marriage settlement  of the late Mr & Mrs Francis Cruso: debtors to Challinor Badnall & Challinor for work done between  December 1854 and February 1856.

Names: Allen; Akcoll; Badnall; Barlow; Beardmore; Birch; Bull; Cade; Carden; Cartwright;  Challinor; Cooper; Critchlow; Crockford; Cruso; Dyke; Eaton; Flint; Heathcote; Hibel; Goodlad; Howard; Hodson; Jackson; Johnson; Keates; Knight; Lamb; Lancaster; Mart; Mountford; Mycock; Nall; Nixon; Nodder; Parrott; Passman; Platt; Sampson; Scott; Smith;  Sneyd; Stafford; Stoke; Stupart; West; Winfield; Wright;


BC2/
1088  
Places: 
Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;

Description: Printed plan and particulars  for the sale by auction, at the North Staffordshire Railway Hotel on 17 November 1870, of the Dieulacresse Abbey Estate. Handwritten notes concerning biddings on some pages and revere of cover. The property is described as the fine freehold estate of Dieulacresse Abbey (founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, sixth Earl of Chester, in 1214). "A very beautiful and picturesque property, situate in the Parish of Leek, in the best part of the County of Stafford, about one mile from the first-class station at Leek, on the Churnet Valley line of the North Staffordshire Railway and within easy journies of the principal towns in England. The Estate is divided into several conveniently sized farms, in the hands of respectable yearly tenants, the homesteads on which are in the best condition possible, and possess all the conveniences required for the extent of land attached to them; besides which are two water corn mills, the Bowling Green Inn, a compact little shooting box or cottage Orne' and other erections extending in the whole to upward of 1268 statute acres.  The property and  farms listed are: Surrey Cottage; Abbey Green Cottage; Bowling Green Inn; Dieulacresse Abbey Farm; Hills Wood Farm; North Hills Wood Farm; Hills Wood End Cottage; Abbey Green Farm; Fould Farm;  Park House Farm; Lower Foker Farm;  Harracles Mill; and Water House Mill Farm

Names: Argles; Bailey; Brough; Brunt; Bull; Carter; Clews; Cooper; Critchley;  Cruso; Edwards;  Gaunt; Hammersley; Hill; Johnson;  Lockett; Massey; Mountford; Nixon; Pace; Robinson; Ryder; Walmsley; Wards;

BC2/ 1089  
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Five plans relating to property of the Trustees of the Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Plan of the canal basin area  of Leek, Staffordshire with certain buildings, including the Goods Shed of the Churnet Valley Branch of the North Staffs Railway are coloured in red (undated).

[2] Plan, based on OS Staffordshire Sheet VIII b, and showing The Waste (recreation ground) at the junction of the Buxton and Thorncliffe Roads, Leek, Staffordshire. Leek Edge Farm is shown. Scale 1 in 2500. (undated).

[3] Plan showing a section of part of the proposed route of the continuation of the Woodcroft Road to Beggars Lane, Leek, Staffordshire. Horizontal Scale: 88 ft to an inch; Vertical Scale 30 ft to an inch. Undated.)  Oiled paper-fragile.

[4] Plan showing the Vicar's Allotment, and lands between Leek Moor and Knivedon Roads, Leek, Staffordshire, held by Overseers of Leek and by the Trustees of Rothwells Charity and of  Rudyard and Shallcross. Undated.
Names:

 
BC2/
1090  

Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the sale of Woodcroft land belonging to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands.

[1] Letter, dated 17 June 1948, from S. F. Esland, Clerk to  the Leek Urban District Council, Town Hall, Staffordshire, to W. C. Smith, Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the District Valuer's recommendation of a payment of £2000 as purchase price for the land.

[2] Letter, dated 18 December 1947,  from W. S. Smith ? Agent for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands to S. F. Esland, Clerk to  the Leek Urban District Council, Town Hall, Staffordshire, replying to a letter from the latter dated 11 December 1947 and enclosing a plan.

[3] Letter, dated 11 December 1947, from S. F. Esland, Clerk to  the Leek Urban District Council, Town Hall, Staffordshire, to the Secretary to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands Charity, Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, enclosing a plan showing land, edged in red,  which the Council wished to purchase from the Trustees. An area edged in blue was already leased by the Council for use as allotments and the Council stated that they wanted to use part of the land to be purchased as allotments and another piece for use in connection with the Gas Works.

[4] Plan to a scale of 1 in 2500 showing the land in question which was sited behind the Gas Works, abutting the railway line on one side, and fields behind houses fronting Beggar's Lane, Leek, Staffordshire.

Names: Esland; Smith;

AWBednall Macclesfield 2007