Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1091 to 1100   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 31/08/2007


BC2/1091
Places: 
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: The  Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire: miscellaneous documents and bills relating to The Waste on Buxton Road, Leek.

[1] Joseph Mellor's receipt, dated 3 July 1809,  for money received from the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands for the fencing of the allotment from Leek Commons.

[2] George Rider's bill, dated 4 April 1810,  for lime from Messrs Gilbert & Company for Mr Wright, Leek, Staffordshire.

[3] George Moorcroft's bill, dated 5 October 1844,  to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands for work involved in making a sough to the cottages in Back 'oth Street, Leek, Staffordshire to prevent water from coming though the buildings.

[4] S. Harrison's bill to the Trustees of the Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire for carting, stone, sand and lime to The Waste and to Haregate between May and December 1891.

[5] Challinor & Shaw of Leek's bill, dated 1899. to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands for work carried out between 1895 and 1899, in connection with improvements to Westwood Road, Leek, Staffordshire and purchases from Godwin and Isaac Heath.

[6] Receipt, dated 8 January 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to J. Tatton for cleaning the paths and supervising at The Waste, Leek.

[7] George Hine of Leek, Staffordshire, bill, dated Xmas 1912, for repairs carried out to seats  on The Mount and The Waste, Leek.

[8] Receipt, dated 15 February 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to Frederick Johnson S.C. as a reward for conviction of 6 boys for damage in The Waste, Leek.

[9] Receipted bill, dated 14 May 1913,  from M. Carding & Son, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Brealey & Son as agents for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, for work done on notice boards at The Waste, Leek.

[10] Receipt, dated 19 May 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to J. Tatton for looking after pathways at The Waste, Leek to 24 June 1913.

[11] Receipt, dated 18 May 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to J. Tatton for looking after pathways at The Waste, Leek to 24 June 1913.

[12]Receipt, dated 18 November 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to George Foster and James Bailey  for l3 days planting Rhododendrons at The Waste, Leek.

[13]Receipt, dated 25 November 1913,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to George Foster and James Bailey  for 3 days planting Rhododendrons at The Waste, Leek.

[14] Receipt, dated 15 July 1914,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to W. Pakeman for mowing grass at The Waste, Leek. 

[15] Receipt, dated 5 September 1914,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to A Sherratt for carting timber to be sawn, from the Waste, Leek. 

[16] Eight receipts, dated 24 June to  12 August 1914,  for payment by  Thomas Brealey & Son, Land Agents of Leek, Staffordshire to Wm. Pakeman for pruning and thinning timber and erecting fencing at the Waste, Leek, Staffordshire.

[17]  John  C Sherratt's bill to Brealey, agent for the Trustees of Leek Town Lands, for carting chippings to the waste for footpaths 0n 9 December 1913 and 21 May 1914.

[18]  to [70] Miscellaneous bills 1922 to 1936.

Names: Ansell; Bailey; Brealey; Challinor; Cruso; Foster; Gilbert; Godwin;  Harrison; Heath; Mathews; Meakin; Mellor; Moorcroft; Nicholson; Pakeman; Rider; Shaw; Sherratt; Wright;


BC2/1092  
Places:
Leek, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire;

Description: Miscellaneous items related to the Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire;

[1] Samuel Boyer's account of rent to the Town of Leek from 1783 to 1787. Boyer [Bowyer?] rented Westwood Heath, Leek paying an annual  of £12  in half yearly payments at Midsummer and Candlemas.

[2] Undated list of names of people to whom details of a forthcoming auction of leases of Leek Town Lands were sent. Notes indicate to whom the list was actually handed e.g.  Mary his wife.

[3] Biddings on Woodcroft Heath and Westwood Heath showing names of individuals bidding and their successive bids [undated but probably 1st quarter 19th century].

[4] List of people to whom were sent details of a Leek Town Lands Meeting in the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, at 12 o'clock on the 24 June 1848.

[5] Draft attornment of tenancy by ? Pickford of Leek, Staffordshire to John Sleigh, Trustee of the Leek Town Lands, of a messuage, dwellinghouse, yard, garden and premises situate in Back o'th' Street in Leek and formerly occupied by Joseph Cope,  which is no. 252 in the plan of the Leek Town Lands.  Incomplete date November 1846.

[6] Agreement, dated 6 April 1881,  between John Brealey on behalf of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands of Leek and William Simpson of Leek Moor near Leek, Staffordshire,  to let to Simpson an allotment of 5 acres 1 rood and 19 perches, from Lady-day 1881, from year to year, at an annual rent of £16.

Two later notes state: (6B) 1885 Reduction of £2 per annum for land planted. 1898 reduction of £1 per annum for land taken by Town Reservoir. (6C)  21 June 1935. Resolved that Mrs Simpson by given six months notice to terminate her tenancy from 29 September next. To this has been added "Mrs Simpson died 19 February 1936".

[7] "Poor Land Account"-Draft notice, dated 10 February 1803,  of a sale of "Capital Timber" to be held at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on Monday 18  March 1803. The trees, all marked and numbered, were on Oulton Farm, Rushton Spencer near Leek, then occupied by Thomas Lockett. "Mr Kent at the Sign of the Raven  ….  in Rushton Marsh will show this timber".

[8] Notice of a meeting of Freeholders of the Townships of Leek & Lowe, Staffordshire, to beheld at the house of Mr John Barlow, the Red lion Inn, Leek, on 1st February  1833 at 10 o'clock in the fire / room, to consider the lands of the said townships and "of adopting such measures as may appear necessary". The principal item to be dealt with were the  [market] tolls. Document was signed by John Cruso junior and dated 18 January 1833.

Names: Alsop; Astles; Ball; Bayley; Beard; Bennett; Berrisford; Birchenough; Boocock; Boyer;  Bradley; Bratt;  Brough; Bullock; Challinor; Chalkin; Cope; Coupland; Cruso; Davenport; Earls; Fisher; Gaunt; Goodwin; Hacker; Hammersley; Hansels; Harrison; Ireland; Johnson; Kent; Knight; Lightfoot; Malkin; Milner; Mottershead; Perkin; Pickford; Phillips; Prince; Russell; Scragg; Simpson; Stonehewer; Stonier; Wain; Walker; Walmslow; Warburton; Wood; Worthington;  


BC2/1093  
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the letting of Westwood Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by the Trustees of  Leek Town Lands.

[1] Conditions for letting Westwood Heath, at the Red Lion in Leek on 23 March 1813, at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Lot 1 consisted of three pieces of land, near Leek, called Westwood Heath and totalling 18 acres 3 rood.  Lot 2 was a close called Leek Field situated near Westwood Heath and totalling 2 acres 2 roods 32 perches. Both lots were occupied by Robert Emerson.  Cruso, Leek, 23 March 1813.

[2] Draft advert, dated 22 November 1820,  for the letting of Westwood Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, by auction at the Red Lion Inn, Leek on 15 December 1820, at 6 o'clock in the evening.  The 18 acres 2 roods 3 perches of land was to be let for 7 years from the next Lady-day and was then in the occupation of the representatives of Robert Emerson deceased. Cruso & Coupland, Leek. The back of the draft carries the following "Dated 1820. Mr Andrew Ball to Mr Richard Ball. Draft Release to uses of an undivided fourth part of an estate at Stanley in the County of Stafford, with Covenant to levy a fine."

[3] Draft conditions for letting Westwood Heath by ticket at the House of Mr Samuel Braddock the Red Lion in Leek, on 13 October 1827. Cruso, Leek, 13 October 1827. The land is described as " Three closes of land called Westwood Heath Pasture, the Middle Piece and the Meadow situate near Barn Yates containing together 18: 2: 3 or thereabouts as now in the occupation of John Davenport Esq. The closes were to be let for 7 years from 25 March 1827.

[4] Draft conditions for letting Westwood Heath by ticket at the House of Mr John Barlow the Red Lion in Leek, on 2 December 1834. Cruso, Leek, 2 December 1834. The land is described as " Three closes of land called Westwood: Lot 1  Meadow   4a  1r  10p; Lot 2 Middle Piece  2a  3r  22p; Lot 3 Westwood Heath Pasture   11a  1r  11p, as now in the occupation of John Davenport Esq. The closes were to be let for 7 years from 25 March 1835.

[5] Draft conditions for letting Westwood Heath, Leek, Staffordshire, by ticket at the House of Mr Samuel Braddock the Red Lion in Leek, on 13 October 1827. Cruso, Leek. The land, which totalled 18 acres 2 rood 3 perches, was to let for seven years from the following 25 March.  Interlining shows that the document was also used as a draft in 1834.

Names: Ball; Barlow; Braddock; Cruso; Coupland; Davenport; Emerson;


BC2/1094  
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the letting of Woodcroft Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by the Trustees of  Leek Town Lands.

[1] Conditions for letting Woodcroft Heath, at the house of Mr John Lowndes, the Roe Buck in Leek, on 8 March 1810. Lot 1 consisted of three pieces of land, near Leek, called Woodcroft Heath and totalling 2 acres 2 rood 35 perch then in the occupation of the representatives of James Bourne deceased.  Lot 2 was a piece of land set out by the Commissioners  for inclosing lands in Leek containing 5 acres 1 roods 19 perches.

[2] Conditions for letting Woodcroft Heath, at the house of Mr John Hargrave, the George Inn in Leek, Staffordshire, on Wednesday 5 March 1800. The land is described as "All that piece or parcel of land esteemed part of Leek Field situate and being within the Parish of Leek and commonly called or known by the name of Woodcroft Heath and for sometime past divided into three pieces containing together 7acres  2 rood  35 perches…subject to tithe hay." The land was to be let for 11 years from the 25 March 1800.

[3] Draft  lease, dated 8 September 1800, by Michael Daintry, John Fowler, Toft Chorley, John Cruso, Thomas Phillips and Hugh Sleigh silk merchants freeholders within the Town of Leek (on behalf of themselves and all other freeholders within the said town)  to James Bourne of Leek, Staffordshire, butcher, of Woodcroft Heath, Leek,  for 11 years from 25 March 1800. Mills, Cruso & Jones, Leek, 8 September 1800. Notes on the cover state "Reserved Rent £24-10s-0d".  A later note, states "In Chancery. In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. This draft lease marked with the figure 8 was produced and shewn to Thomas Redfern at the time of swearing his affidavit this Cause this 9 day of January 1854. Before me  W. Bagshaw".

[4] Draft advert for letting Woodcroft Heath by auction at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire on 10 January 1823.  Cruso & Coupland, Leek, December 1822. The land, which was divided in three pieces totalling 7acres 3 rood 35 perches, was to be let for 7 years "or such other term as may be agreed upon". It was then occupied by John Tatton.

[5] Draft conditions for letting Woodcroft Heath, Leek, at the house of Mr Samuel

Braddock, the Red Lion in Leek, Staffordshire on 10 January 1823. Altogether, the land totalled 7 acres 3 rood 35 perches and was then occupied by John Tatton. Cruso & Coupland, Leek, 10 January 1823.

[6] Draft advert for the letting of Woodcroft Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by auction at the Red Lion Inn, Leek on 18 March 1830, for the term of 5 years from the following Lady Day. The land was then tenanted by Thomas Pointon. Cruso, Leek, 8 March 1830.

[7] Lease, dated February 1843, by John Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire, surviving trustee of the Leek Town Lands to John Clark of Leek, farmer & coal dealer, of Woodcroft Heath, Leek (plots no.s 683, 684 and 685 on the plan of Leek Town Lands), for seven years, commencing the 25 March 1843, at an annual rent of £20 clear and an additional £20 for every acre of land that Clark mowed or cut the grass upon.

Names: Bagshaw; Barlow; Bourne; Braddock; Chorley; Clark; Coupland; Cruso;  Daintry; Hargraves; Fowler; Jones; Lowndes; Mills; Phillips; Pointon; Redfern; Sleigh; Tatton;


BC2/1095  
Places:
Bakewell, Derby, Derbyshire; Calton, Ilam, Leek, Waterhouses, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to a dispute concerning the Town Lands of Leek in Staffordshire.

[1] Draft case for the opinion of Mr Coulson and Mr Richards. Cruso, Leek. The case concerned messuages and lands in Leek, Staffordshire, known "immemorially" as Leek Town Lands. "The earliest account of these lands is contained in a book in which an account of the rents of the lands and the appropriation thereof has been kept from the year 1811 up to the present day."  The lands were let by succeeding constables from the year 1711 to the year  1718 and the rents principally applied to repairing and paving the streets of the Town of Leek.  In the years 1728, 1719 and 1720, the rents were received by the Surveyor of the Highways "for the use of the Freeholders of Leek" and applied in paving and repairing the streets.  There is no account of rents received in 1721 and 1722 but in 1723, the year's rents amounting to £10 -4s -9d were received and "paid to Thomas Hollinshead esq., in part of the moneys he had laid out for defence of the premises".  This also happened in 1724 and 1725 but in 1725 the reason for the payments is more fully explained as follows: "Addm the sum of £10-5s -3d due for one year's rent of the Town Lands on Shrove Tuesday last past  was received from the particular tenants (mentioned on the other side) by Thomas Hollinshead esq, with respect to a greater sum due to him on account of a suit heretofore depending for defence on the title of the Freeholders of Leek to the said lands. Witness the hands  this 13 day of October 1725…2s 9d of the sum above was spent at this accounting  so moved per Thomas Hollinshead 10.  2.  6d;  Nathan Sutton; W. Mills Oct 13, 1725.  
Adm. It is now agreed that on Shrove Tuesday next (1725) Mr Adam Jackson 7 Mr Joseph Sykes are to pay £35 over and above £8 their due from the …. The discharge of the costs of the said suit above mentioned and that the said £35 is to be repaid them by an allotment  of £7 per annum for the years 1726-1731. Adam Jackson; Joseph Sykes his mark.

[2] Another draft case for the opinion of Mr Coulson and Mr Richards. Cruso, Leek. The case concerned messuages and lands in Leek, Staffordshire, known as Leek Town Lands. This carries a note "Fair copied 20 January 1842" and the number 260. Contains the doubts about the ownership of the lands and the powers of the Trustees appointed under the Leek Inclosure Act 1805 and gives information about the Leek Poor Law Union.

[3] Outline of Mr Gaunt's view that the case of Jackson v Hiley was an authority to show that the Leek Town Lands "are now vested in and ought immediately to be placed under the control and management of the Board of Guardians of Leek Union and that sales and exchanges may be made  by them under the powers of the 5th & 6th William 4th with the need for a special Act for that purpose. Mr Cruso, solicitor to Mr Sleigh and other freeholders of Leek thought that  would be much more to the interest and advantage of the Freeholders to whom this property belongs that it should be vested in a body of resident gentlemen of the Town similar to those appointed by the Leek Inclosure Award. Undated but watermark dated 1839.

[4]Draft application by the Trustees of Leek Town Land Charity " connected with the ancient parish of Leek & Lowe" to ?  They had heard that the "Leek Urban District Council have applied to your Honourable Board for the powers of a parish council to have substantial representation on all charities (not being ecclesiastical) and to further a scheme whereby all such charities shall eventually be administered by one set of Trustees of whom the Council or its nominees shall be in a majority.  We beg to oppose this application on the grounds that the Urban District Council of Leek does not fairly represent the area affected by the Charities that area including parts of other parishes over which the Council has no control." Undated

[5] Draft case re the appointment of new trustees and powers to make exchanges by the Trustees of Leek Town Lands. Cruso, Leek, December 1831.  A note on the cover states: "Fair copied 23 December 1831" The opinion of barristers was required as whether the Trustees could make a legal exchange  of land and grant binding leases for any and what term, without obtaining an Act of Parliament enabling them to do so. If they cannot do this without an Act of Parliament, whether the Legislature will pass such an Act under the circumstances."

Names: Coulson; Cruso; Gaunt; Hollinshead; Jackson; Mills; Richards; Sykes; Sutton;


BC2/1096  
Places:
London; Ashbourne, Derby, Derbyshire; Ilam, Waterhouses, Staffordshire;

Description: Small bundle of documents relating to Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire 1834 to 1974.

[1] Printed particulars of the sale of a  freehold estate at Throwley in the Parish of Ilam, Staffordshire, containing 1435 acres  3 rood  20 perches and lying in a ring fence, which was to be sold by auction at the King's Head, Derby on 15 July 1834. The description is as follows:

"The estate is divided into farms of convenient size and occupied by highly respectable tenants. The rents are principally derived from cattle and cheese and do not, in any considerable degree, depend upon corn and the land is more particularly favourable to keeping sheep.  The estate is upon metalliferous limestone and affords, in lime of the most fertilising quality, a cheap and inexhaustible means of improvement.  The specimens of lead ore which have been obtained, lead to the conclusion that the Miner would be well rewarded for his enterprise;  but from accidental causes, capital has not hitherto been applied to try the mineral riches of the property.   The Old Hall may be repaired at a small expense, so as to make it suitable for the residence of a family; and the farm buildings attached to it are new, convenient, and most substantially built."

[2] Confirmation of a grant of administration in relation to the estate of Jesse Howson of Woodhead Farm, Ilam in the County of Stafford who died  on 4 November 1935 at Middleton Farm, Calton, Staffordshire. The grant was made to Alice Cantrell (wife of Henry Cantrell) of Woodhead Farm daughter of Charles Howson of Middletown Farm, Ilam, farmer son of the deceased on 23 March 1936.

[3] Draft agreement, dated 1945,  for the tenancy of land forming part of Woodhead Farm, Ilam, Staffordshire, between the National Trust for  Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty of Westminster (The Landlord) and Harold Richardson  of Pales Corner, Calton, Staffordshire (The Tenant). The yearly tenancy was to be from 25 March 1945  and determinable from 25 March 1947 or any subsequent year.

[4] Copy of a conveyance of the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire,  by Thomas William Hambleton of Daisy Bank Farm, Calton, farmer, to Harold Richardson of Rowley Hall, Ilam, Staffordshire, farmer, for £500.  Bowcock & Pursill, solicitors, Leek,  24 October 1944. [3 pages]

[5] Copy of a mortgage of the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire,  by Harold Richardson of Rowley Hall, Ilam, Staffordshire, farmer, to Leek United & Midlands Building Society, Leek, Staffordshire to secure £450 and interest at 4.5%.  Bowcock & Pursill, solicitors, Leek,  25 October 1944. A note on the back of the cover signed and stamped by the assistant secretary and the managing clerk of the building society, acknowledging that all the moneys secured by the mortgage had been repaid, 17 April 1959. [4 pages].

[6] Abstract of the title of Harold Richardson to the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire. H. G. Terry & Co., Leek, 1960. The recital commences in April 1937 between Frank Thomas Dale  then of Nairn House, Station Road, Chellaston, Derbyshire, retired farmer and A Cantrell wife of Henry Cantrell of Woodhead Farm, Ilam, Staffordshire and Charles Howson of Middletown Farm, Calton and Thomas William Hambleton of Daisy Bank Farm, Calton, Staffordshire.  The document incorporates a plan taken from the 1937 conveyance.

[7] Requisition for an official search of the Land Registry with reference to the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, signed by the applicant 16 September 1960 and by the loacl registrar on 20 September 1960.

[8] Requisition for an official search of the Land Registry with reference to the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, signed by the applicant 16 September 1960 and by the local registrar on 12th September 1960.

[9] Letter from the Peak Park Planning Board, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire enclosing a completed land charge search form, dated 29 September 1960.

[10] Application for an official search of the Land Registry with reference to the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Staffordshire, signed by the applicant 11 January 1961, and with the results on the reverse.

[11] Copy of [10].

[12]  Copy of a conveyance, dated 6 February 1961, of the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Waterhouses, Staffordshire by Harold Richardson of Woodhead Farm to Arthur Thomas Richardson of  Throwley Hall, Ilam near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, farmer, for  a price of £550.

[13] Epitome of title of Arthur Thomas Richardson to Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Staffordshire, dated 1973. Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire.

[14] Land Charges Search Report by Stephen Cox & Co. Law Agents Ltd of London for Messrs Godger Auden of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, re Arthur Thomas Richardson and Woodhead Farm, Ilam, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, dated 17 June 1974.

[14] Application for an official search of the Land Registry with reference to the Woodhead Farm, Throwley, Staffordshire, signed by the applicant 7 January 1974.

[15] Letter, dated 6 December 1920, from T. H. Bishton of 3 Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Eddowes & Jones, re Earl Cathcart to Howson: Woodhead Farm, Ilam.

Names: Bishton; Brearey; Bromley; Cantrell; Dale; Eddowes; Fowler, Hambleton; Harris; Hickinbottom; Howson;  Jones; Lees; Maulton; Oakden; Phillips; Richardson; Spencer;


BC2/1097  
Places:
Ashbourne,  Church Broughton, Clifton, Doveridge, Iridgehay; Longford Woodhouse, Derbyshire;  calton, Hamstall Ridware,  Ilam, Leek, Staffordshire; Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire; Rhos-on-sea;

Description: Title deeds to 14.161 acres of land (Throwley Hall and Throwley Moor) in the Parish of Ilam, Staffordshire, dated  1945 to 1963. Includes plans and schedules of lands.

Names: Bonsall; Cathcart; Crompton;  Durose; Eddowes; Fallowes; Ford; Freemantle; Greenock; Gulliford; Hare; Howson; Lupton; Mander; Murray; Preston; Prince; Sale; Shaw; Simm; Smith; Sterkey; Wain; Waldron; Whinyates; White;


BC2/1098  
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Four lists relating to a charity that is not specified but is almost certainly the Badnall Charity, in Leek, Staffordshire.  . Each lists the names of 20 widows and indicates what they are to receive in the form of coals,  blankets and articles of clothing such as cloaks, gowns, hose, shoes and flannel. Most of them designate a  group of names as "Lowe" and indicate items "In hand".  Materials are mentioned and costs given on some of them.

[1] Charity distribution lists for 1831 and 1832. Only 5 persons listed under "Lowe" in 1831 and 1832 and one of the latter is also marked "dead".

[2] Charity distribution list for 1833. Only 5 persons listed under "Lowe" in 1833

[3] Charity distribution list for 1835.  8  persons listed under "Lowe" in 1835.

[4] Charity distribution lists for 1836 and 1837. 8 persons listed under "Lowe" in 1836 and 9 in 1837.

Names: Allcock; Astles;  Ball; Barker; Bills; Birchenough; Bradley; Brassington; Brunt; Coates; Condliffe; Cope; Clulow; Davenport; Davies; Duce; Earls; Edge; Eyre; Farrell; Faulkner; Fenton; Fisher; Fogg; Frost; Gardner; Gittins; Hales; Hambleton; Harrison; Hassall; Horne; Hulme; Inglis; Jackson; Jones; Kirby; Knott; Laceby; Leese; Lowe; Lovatt; McCall; Malkin; Mayer; Meir; Mellor; Mold; Moss; Nixon; Peacock; Phillips; Pilsbury; Plant; Proctor; Rigby; Salt; Saunders; Scragg; Sherratt; Smith; Stonehewer; Tatton; Trafford; Wardle; Watson; White;  Wilshaw; Vigars;


BC2/1099  
Places:
Derby, Kirk Ireton, Thulson, Derbyshire;

Description: Case papers concerning the removal of Miss Charlotte Bromley from the Township of Kirk Ireton, Derby to the parish of St. Alkmund's, Derby in Spring 1827 and subsequent appeals.   Charlotte had been legally settled in Kirk Ireton when, in December 1825,  she hired herself to Mrs Bowmer, wife of a hosier, of Saint Alkmund's Parish, Derby as a "servant of all works". She was to have 8 guineas for the first hiring, 9 guineas for the second and 10 guineas for the 3rd if she stopped and suited.  Her wages were to be paid quarterly and both she and Mrs Bowmer were at liberty to end the contract after giving a months notice.  Charlotte entered service on 14 December 1825 and received her wages as agreed during the first three quarters of the year and received the wages due for the 4th quarter on 18th December 1826. That day it was agreed with her mistress that her second hiring should be 51 weeks only, calculated from the previous 7th December. Charlotte was in Mrs Bowmer's service without interruption from 14th December 1825 until 20 March 1827 when she was discharged because she was pregnant.  Charlotte was the daughter of Mary Bromley of Kirk Ireton who accompanied her daughter was she was first hired.

[1] Kirk Ireton and St. Alkmund's-examinations 19 April 1827.

[2] Kirk Ireton and St. Alkmund's-Mrs Bowmer's evidence 18 April 1827.

[3] Kirk Ireton and St. Alkmund's-copy of the case drawn up by Mr C. J. F. Clinton 

NB in 1841 Mrs Mary Bromley (aged 71 and a widow) still lived in Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire. In that same year, Thomas Bowmer, a silk hose manufacturer and his wife Elizabeth, lived at 1 Ford Street, St. Alkmund's. Derbys with their 5 children and one 20 year old, female servant. See Census of England & Wales Derby St. Alkmund's PRO HO107/199/2   fo. 6 page 6

Names: Bowmer; Bromley; Clinton; Cockram; Cullenbell; Malkin; Poyser;


BC2/1100  
Places:
Brockberry, Mere Court, Herefordshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Charing Cross, London; Coston, Worcestershire;

Description: Three items relating to John Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Bond of indemnity, dated 2 April 1766, binding the Reverend Michael Biddulph of Brockberry, Herefordshire, the Rev. Benjamin Biddulph of Mere Court, Herefordshire, and Francis Biddulph of Charing Cross, London to John Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire in the sum of £300, jointly and severally. Birtles had contracted with the Biddulphs to buy a messuage and land in Leek, Staffordshire that had formerly  been part of the estate of Thomas Jolliffe late of Coston, Worcestershire, for £300. The bond was to ensure that Birtles could enjoy the property without disturbance or encumbrances except for a certain lease.  Provisions of Jolliffe's will with respect to an annuity for Hannah Clark. affected the land in question and the bond protected Birtles from an  annuity by paying it themselves.

[2] Thomas Walthall's bill, in connection with Birtles' purchase from the Biddulph's, which was paid on 17 August 1766.

[3] Thomas Mills' (of Leek, Staffordshire) receipt, dated 8 November 1756,  for £4 guineas paid to him for drawing up the will of Birtles father and for the assignment of a mortgage of Mr. Jollife's Birchdale Croft.

Names: Biddulph; Birtles; Clark; Deem; Mills; Needham; Plowman; Walthall;


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