Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1101 to 1115   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 31/08/2007

Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  

[1] Mr William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire's rental of houses at Macclesfield, Cheshire, November 1825 and May 1826. The yearly rents are £4-6s (5 cases) and £5 (1 case) payable by half yearly instalments. The houses are in groups of 3 with one group denoted as "Houses in front" and the other as "houses behind" suggesting a court arrangement possibly. The 1826 account gives notes about the tenants. Martha Burgess , whose rent should have been £5, "will pay no more than £4-16s per annum".  Sarah Morris had been "imprisoned for 12 months" and the house was unoccupied.  Geo Phillips had "left and gone to the parish he belongs and left £3-6s in arrears" and again the house was unoccupied.  Sarah Bentley had "got neither work nor money" and Samuel Henshaw was " 1 years rent  behind and will pay it by half-a-crown a week". A footnote adds that Henshaw " had his rent ready a short time since but was obliged to take it to bury a child".  Finally Sarah Turner seems to have paid in kind for the note states that " this £2-2s-5d is in handkerchiefs. She is £1-3s-7d in arrear and says will pay soon".  Another footnote states " Tunnicliffe [Challinor's agent] …be wrote to know if he may set them all at 1s 6d per week and to send the handkerchiefs and also about £5 he has in hand".   Further pencilled notes inform us that Henshaw paid only 4 half-crowns.  
[2] Agreement between William Challinor and Stephen Pedley with regard to the letting and taking of the upper garret or shade (having room for 2 gates for twisting)  in Mr Challinor's building in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire,  at the rent of £5-4s-0d per annum. dated 1st March 1837. The tenant, Pedley, was to keep the windows and premises clean and pay all taxes.  

Burgess; Bentley; Challinor; Henshaw; Hunt; Mills; Morris; Pedley; Phillips; Shatwell; Tunnicliffe; Turner;  

Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire  

Thirteen letters or notes written by Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall of Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire  to her solicitor, Mr. A. H. Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, between August 1913 and December 1915, concerning changes to her will. In one of her letters (only dated 8th August) Mrs Badnall tells Shaw that she had held a "school treat" in her garden at Thorpe with tea in the garden, 3 donkeys and…….more than 40 attended.  

Adams; Badnall; Bellhouse; Bridgwater; Brown;  Cock; Cruso; Frost; Niven; Northcote; Roebuck; Shaw; Smith;  Wright;  

Garnestone, Herefordshire; Blackburn, Manchester, Lancashire; Bucklerbury, London; Bradnop, Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire;

Description: Draft conveyance to uses of cottages, tithes, rents and moduses and premises in Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire by indenture dated 3 June 1828 between (1) Henry Sudell of Woodfold Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, William Fox of Statham Lodge, Cheshire, Samuel Peploe of Garnestone, Herefordshire, the Revd. John Clowes of Broughton Hall near Manchester, Lancashire one of the Fellows of the Collegiate Church in Manchester, (trustees and executors of the will of Dorothy Clowes late of Manchester, widow, deceased ) (2) William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, (3) Mary Laugharn of Stafford, widow, (4) John James of Bucklerbury, London, (5) Enoch Durant, Richard Durant, Robert Buttemer and William Stone of Copthall Court, London, silk brokers and partners, Joshua Thomas Gandolphi and Charles Filica of Throgmorten Street, in the City of London, merchants and partners, John Alphonso Doxat, Alexis James Doxat, Lewis Doxat, Alphonso Doxat and Henry Doxat of Bishopgate Street, London, merchants and partners, Sir Richard Carr Glyn bart., Thomas Halifax Richard Plumptree Glyn, George Carr Glyn and Charles Mills of Lombard Street, London, bankers and partners and John Heath, John Benjamin Heath  and John Furse of Old Jewry, London, merchants and partners (6) the said John Benjamin Heath, John Pryce of Leadenhall Street, London, merchants and said Charles Filica (assignees of the estates, and  effects of Richard Badnall the younger, late of Ashenhurst, Leek, silk manufacturer, dyer and bankrupt, and (7) the said Richard Badnall the younger, a bankrupt and (8) and Samuel Bower Whittles of Leek,  grocer, (9) Abraham Kershaw Killmister, (10) Charles Barrett of Manchester and (11) Joshua Perkin of Leek, writer. Killmister & Challinor, Leek,  3 June 1828. The property in question had been part of Longshaw Farm which was itself part of the Ashenhurst Estate purchased by Badnall for £17550 in November 1824.  In 1826, just prior to Badnall being declared bankrupt he mortgaged  the premises, moduses etc which are the subject of this indenture to William Challinor as security for the payment of the sums of £12000 and £200. Challinor subsequently transferred Badnall's bond to Mrs Laugharn, widow of Badnall's father's former partner. When this indenture was drawn up, a total of £175580 still remained owing.  The property was described as " two several messuages, cottages etc, with gardens and appurtenances, formerly in one dwelling, situated in Bradnop, Leek, and formerly in the occupation of  Thomas Pegg & Benjamin Mycock but now of the said Thomas Pegg and John Phillips, and a 140 square yards of land on the opposite side of  the land from the cottage and occupied with it. And also the tithes of corn and grain etc, in and out of  three messuages in Bradnop called Longshaw, Stoneyhay and Oxhay and in and upon lands formerly part of the messuage or farm called the Longshaw Farm. And also all that modus of 1s 6d arising out of a tenement in Bradnop called the Barn,  formerly in the occupation of Joseph Hammand but now of John Sant;, and the moduses arising out of the lands formerly part of Longshaw Farm of which 4s yearly payable out of Stonehay  and 2s out of the messuage and lands called Oxhay.  

Badnall; Barrett; Buttemer; Challinor; Clowes; Doxat; Durant; Filica; Fox; Furse; Gandolphi; Glyn; Hammond; Heath; James; Killmister; Laugharn; Mills;  Mycock; Pegg; Peplow; Perkin; Phillips; Pryce; Sant; Stone; Sudell; Whittles.

Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: [1] Draft transfer of mortgage on lands near Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire as security for £1000 and interest at 4%, by John Thomas Warrington formerly of Leek, Staffordshire but now of Liverpool, provision merchant, to William Johnson of Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire, yeoman. Challinor & Co., Leek, 7 October 1869. This opens by citing an indenture dated 29 September 1834 between (1) Sarah Fowler, Matthew Gaunt and Josiah Gaunt,  (2) Robert Browne Cave and his wife Catherine Penelope, and (3) Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley relating to 3 pieces of land near Highfield, Leek, called The Barn Field with three cottages there on, lately made out of a barn, 3 acres 1 rood 34 perches; The Hollow Field 4a 2r 10p; the Sprink Field 3a 0r 2p and 2 cottages and garden held together with the closes, then occupied by James Plant and Ann Swan. And also  4 several closes situated in the same township containing with the site of the said cottages and garden 12 acres approximately and late in the occupation of John Lockett the younger---And which said premises were mentioned to be between the old and the new turnpike roads leading from Leek to Macclesfield and also a strip of land in Leekfrith adjoining these premises which was lately part of the old turnpike road containing 1 acre 12 perches approximately.  
[2] Letter from William Warrington yo William Johnson of Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire, -authorising and requesting him  to pay £1000 that he was advancing on the security of a mortgage on lands near Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire, to Robert Cleminson of Endon and John Potts of Leek, Staffordshire dated 5 October 1869. Contains a signed and stamped receipt for the £1000.

Names: Broughton; Cave; Challinor; Cleminson; Fowler; Gaunt; Johnson; Kynnersley; Lockett; Matthews; Plant; Potts; Salt; Swan; Warringtom;

Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Draft advertisement for the sale of the Pump Inn, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire then occupied by John Malkin, two newly erected houses (no.s 116 & 118) on Mill Street, Leek occupied by Richard Oliver and Charles Vernon, grocer, respectively and 27 lots of building  land in Browhill Gardens near Mill Street, Leek, by auction at the Swan Hotel, Leek, Staffordshire on the 2 May 1872. Challinor & Co., Leek. The building plots are described as having " frontages to certain new streets intended to be called Badnall Street, Browhill Street, Pratt Street and James Street - A good approach to these lots is now in course of formation at the expense of the vendors. By the probable extension of Badnall Street to Park Road an easy and convenient outlet to Abbey Green would be secured."   Other property to be sold at this auction included a close of excellent meadow called "Scarroway" with the cow house on it, situated in  Kiln Lane, Leek and previously occupied by George Edwards but now of John Nichols and adjoining lands of the Misses Gaunt and the Revd. George Horatio Davenport respectively.  There were also 14 lots of building land situated in a district to be called Sleighbury and on the west  side of Alsop Street, with frontages to certain new streets intended to be called Hugo Street and Dampier Street

Names: Challinor; Davenport; Edwards; Gaunt; Hilliard; Malkin; Nichols; Oliver; Vernon;

Burslem, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire; Hednesford;

Description: [1] Press copy epitome of the will and codicil of William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire dated respectively 20 January 1894 and 11 June 1895.  
[2] Press copy list and rough value of William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire's personalty, dated May 1895.  
[3] Press copy rough calculation of the value of William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire's real estate, dated June 1895.  

Adams; Allen; Aynsley; Bailey; Barlow; Bilsborough; Bloore; Booth; Bostock; Boucher; Bould; Bowyer; Brindley; Brooks; Brunner; Cantrell; Challinor; Critchlow; Cormack; Coude; Cross; Deaville;  Dilworth; Eaton;  Elliot; Fox; Ford; Foster; Fynney; Gibson; Giles; Godard; Goodwin; Gorman; Gould; Harding; Heapy; Henshaw; Hill; Homer; Hudson; Key; Knowles; Leeke; Lees; Lewthwaite; Lowndes; Margetson; Masdon;  Maskin; Melland; Meir; Mould; Mycock; Newall; Norman; Oliver; Parnell; Pegg; Poyser; Provost; Reeves; Rendell; Riley;  Rothershell; Scott; Shaw;  Shenton; Smith; Steventon; Stone; Tomkinson; Tuffley; Wardle; Watson; Wheeldon; Wooliscroft;  Worthington; Wright;

Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Letter from Richard Gaunt to John Cruso, Spout Street, Leek Staffordshire dated "Wednesday 3rd S". He writes" You will remember where your busyness now rests - perhaps you have seen Mr Heaton. He called upon me a few days ago and I took  down from him which he recommended and forwarded it to our friend Mr Badnall. I shall be glad (to) hear your decision upon it as every thing stays as it did in Mr Haworth's yard round his plantation and will so do  until I hear from you.   Yours respectfully,  R. Gaunt."

Names: Badnall; Cruso; Gaunt; Haworth; Heaton;

Cheadle, Milwich, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;

Description: Copy transcript of a fine (final agreement)  between John Smith plaintiff and Thomas Hart and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of 5 messuages, 5 barns, 5 stables, 5 gardens, 80 acres of arable, 80 acres of meadow and 90 acres of pasture, 50 acres of furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle with appurtenances in Uttoxeter, Cheadle, and Milwich, Staffordshire, in 8 days of St. Hilary, Hilary Term 17 George 3rd.  As usual Thomas and Elizabeth acknowledged the property etc, to be the right of  John which he had of their gift. Thomas & Elizabeth remised and quit claimed the property to John and his heirs and gave the usual warrantees. For this agreement John gave Thomas and Elizabeth £320.

Names: Hart; Smith;

Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Seven statements of account and other items relating to the partnership of Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire 1850 to 1861.

Names: Badnall; Challinor;

Ecton, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Note from Mr Attwood of Ecton to Mr Smith of Leek, Staffordshire, draper,  asking him to exchange " the gloves sent for a pair a full size smaller, 2 yards of black Sarsenet ribbon  pearl edge the same breadth as pattern [sample attached]; 3 yards of mourning blonde quilling but not with a white silk thread run through". Mr Attwood also wanted Mr Smith the "name the price per yard of the piece crape sent. Dated June 1st.

Names: Attwood; Smith;

: Leek, Staffordshire: Coburg, Canada;

Description: The will of Henry Beaumont Cruso  of Coburg Upper Canada, dated 3 June 1868. Cruso devised and bequeathed " all my estate and effects  both real and personal" to his brother-in-law, William Irvine Stanton of Coburg, and Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire who he also appointed as his trustees. The purpose of the trust was to permit his wife to receive one third "of the clear rents and income" during her life for her separate use.  Each of his children (supposing there to be not more than 3) was to receive £5000 on attaining the age of 21 or marrying.  If he had more children than 3, then his estates were to remain in trust for them all.  If he had no surviving children, then his sisters were to receive the benefit  from his estate.  He empowered his trustees to sell or mortgage his estate and to advance a sum not exceeding £1000 of the share of any of his children etc, for his or her education or preferment.  The power to appoint new trustees was vested in his wife Emma Archer Cruso during her life and widowhood.  Signed by H. B. Cruso and witnessed by Thomas Shaw and S.  B Jackson.

Names: Challinor; Cruso; Shaw; Stanton; Jackson;

: Alton, Leek, Staffordshire;

: Last will and testament of Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, signed by Wardle and witnessed by Sarah Catherine Lowe and James Bishop on the 13th December 1892.  He appointed his wife Elizabeth, his sons Gilbert Charles and Frederick Darlington Wardle and his friend Barnet Young of Alton, Staffordshire, land surveyor, as his trustees and executors.  To his wife he bequeathed all personal ornaments, wearing apparel and paraphernalia used and enjoyed by her during his lifetime and also all consumable stores and provisions about my house. He directed his trustees to pay his wife  £6 a week after his death until the first instalment of an annuity mentioned in the will became due.   Wardle also directed his executors not to charge his wife for "silk and other goods delivered to her by me in the years 1881 to 1886 or thereabouts, to be employed by her for her separate use in connection with the Leek Embroidery Society and valued at the sum of £200 such goods being taken by her  in satisfaction of money lent by her to me at the time of my purchase of the Hencroft and Churnet Works in Leek.  His trustees were to allow his wife to live in the house at No. 54 St. Edward Street, Leek with the offices, outbuildings, conservatory, garden croft etc., belonging to it.   Wardle's son Tom was to have the option of purchasing all Wardle's collection of books, prints and drawings relating to the history, development or application of the Decorative Art and similar at a fair valuation to be made by Mr Bernard Quaritch of London, bookseller or his successor in business. If Tom didn't want them then Bernard was to be offered the option of buying them.  The annuity for his wife was to be £800 per annum if she lived  at 54 St. Edward Street, Leek, but if she decided to live in a cheaper house then the sum was to be reduced to £600 and if she remarried, £100.

Names: Bishop; Lowe; Jackson; Wardle; Young;

: Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire; Glasgow; 

Description: William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor's bill to Charles Flint and John and Henry Towgood, executors of the late Mrs Fowler of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire 1846 to 1850. Amongst other things it mentions stopping Messrs Gaunt & Gray's factory in February 1847.   Mr Hacker stated that the factory was being closed and the machinery wound off by order of Mr Gourlay. 17 March 1847 Mr Gourlay stated the mill was kept open under his charge.  A note dated 18 August 1847 states " Attending Mr J. Gaunt at the Bank obtaining particulars from him of the commencement of partnership when it appeared Mr Fowler, Mr Haworth and Mr M. Gaunt commenced banking in August 1825 -each with a third share. In April 1827, Mr Haworth retired contributing £700 towards losses upon which Mr Fowler, Mr J. Gaunt and Mr M. Gaunt continued Mr J. having  a half share the others 1/4 each.
14 October 1848, "Attended Mr John Gaunt  who informed me he had paid off the last instalment due from him re Gaunt & Gray's account."

Names: Badnall;  Barlow; Baylis;  Beck; Blackburne; Bloore; Bowers; Bullock; Cave;  Challinor; Chappels; Clowes; Cruso;  Cutting; Dakeyne; Fernyhough; Flint; Fowler;  Gaunt;  Goodwin; Gray; Grimsditch; Gourlay; Hacker; Hampson; Haworth; Heath; Hilliard; Hornby; Hudson; Hunt; Leech; Nall; Nicholson; Nixon; Openshaw; Phillips; Proctor; Reade; Rees;  Robinson; Rogers; Simister;  Swetmore; Tomkins; Towgood; Travis; Vaudrey; Wardle; Warrington; Watt;  Weaver;

: Africa; New York, South Carolina, America; Antiga; Stockport, Cheshire; Dorset; Devonshire; Darlington, Durham; France; Bristol, Gloucestershire; Hamburgh, Osnabruch, Germany; Holland; Belfast, Corke, Derry, Dublin, Larne, Port Rush, Ireland; Blackburn, Manchester,  Preston, Warrington, Wigan, Lancashire; Liverpool, Spitalfields; London; St. Petersburgh, Russia; Somerset; Spain;  Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, Paisley, Perth, Scotland; Smyrna, Turkey; Wiltshire; Bromsgrove, Worcestershire; Yorkshire;

 [1] Report of the Committee Appointed to Examine and State to the House The Matters of Fact In The Several Petitions of the Manufacturers of, and Traders and Dealers in, The Linen Manufactory 1751.

[2] Report From The Committee Appointed to Enquire Into The Present State Of The Linen Trade In Great Britain And Ireland.  25 May 1773. Together with an appendix referred to in the said report.

Names: Anderson; Armstrong; Backhouse; Biggar; Booth; Brown; Bryington; Burden; Butler; Carleton; Cheap; Cheborn; Collett; Colville; Craik; Crane; Craven; Creighton; Clement; Crockatt; Cross; Dempsey; Dickenson; Dillon; Dinwiddie; Duff; Duffil; Duncan;  Dyson; Ellins; Fell; Field; Fletcher; Gardiner; Gamble; Goldie; Greenwood; Hague; Harris; Hartford; Harvey; Heyliger; Hill; Holmes; Hope; Humphreys; Illidge; Irish; Jeanes; Jeb; Johnson; Laurent; Lefanu; Livesey; Mackenzie; Marsh; Maxwell; Neilson; Newburgh; Newett; Oakley; Osborne;  Pearl; Pemberton; Ponthieu; Raiment; Price; Reed; Robinson; Sandeman; Starkey; Stephenson; Strahan; Tanner; Taylor; Tipping; Todd;  Tolley; Tomlinson; Tomkyns; Touchet; Wall; Willan; Withers;

: Pilsbury, Derbyshire;  East Greenwich;  Bunny, Nottinghamshire; Leek, Overton, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire;            Miscellaneous documents relating to charities in Leek, Staffordshire 

Description: [1] Extracts from the will of James Rudyard of Abbey Deulencress, Leek, Staffordshire, 24 June 1709. It commences with the a bequest to his cousin John Rudyard of London, of " All that capital messuage with appurtenances thereof commonly called the Abbey of Deulencress situate lying in the parish of Leek County of Stafford, Together with all those several pieces or parcels of land, meadow and pasture, woods and woodgrounds commonly called Hilliwood and Horsecroft and all and singular other his outhouses barns, buildings, stables, orchards, gardens, lands, tenements, woods, woodgrounds, easements, commons, profits, tithes & hereditaments whatsoever to the same belonging".  The proviso to this bequest charged everyone who might be seised of the property with the payment of various sums including £4-15s annually of which 40s was to the Vicar of Leek and his successors and the remainder to the Poor of Leek.  The latter was to be laid out in bread to be distributed by the Vicar and Churchwardens as 12  penny loaves every Sunday, immediately after evening service and on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Ascension Day to 12 of the poorest aged people of the parish "that were frequent comers to Church when in health".

[2] A second draft or copy of {1}.

[3] Memo concerning the farm rents paid out of the hereditaments belonging to the dissolved monastery of Leek & Frith, Staffordshire. This abbreviated note states " King Edward the 6th by Letters Patent granted to Sir Ralph Bagnall in the fee farm forever the site of the said monastery and all messuages, granges, mills and houses, lands etc, thereto belonging and the Manors of Leek & Frith etc.  To hold to him and his heirs and assigns forever and to hold of the King his heirs and successors as of the Manor of East Greenwich in Kent by fealty only in free socage and not in chief. Yielding and yearly  to the said King his heirs and successors £105: 11s : 7.5d by two equal payments in the year. Afterwards Sir Ralph parcelled out from time to time to diverse purchasers the premises to him granted, to hold to them severally in as ample a manner as he held the same by letters patent yielding and yearly to the said Sir Ralph his heirs and assigns a small rent mentioned in each respective grant besides an herriot and doing suit to the Courts Leet twice in the year by reasonable summons if resident on the granted premises, and if the the rent or any part unpaid for one month then it was lawful for Sir Ralph his heirs and assigns to enter into the granted premises and distrain etc,  There is also a power of distress for the herriot.   And in the case the Grantee ismolested for non-payment of the rent of £105 : 11s : 7.5d he may withhold the rent reserved to Sir Ralph by his grant and also enter upon other the estates of  Sir Ralph and distrain until he shall be fully satisfied his damages costs and expences".

[4] Extract from the will, dated 6 June 1665, of Mrs Joan Armett of Thorneylee, Leek, Staffordshire, widow, concerning her estate and two pieces of land which she had lately purchased from Matthew Lowndes of Red Earth, Leek. The rent from these (£7 : 10s : 0d) was to be "employed by her feoffees or overseers" as follows- £2 : 13s : 4d was to go towards maintaining a "sufficient and able minister at Meerbrook Chapel" and failing that to hire a preaching minister "as he would be had for the making every quarter two sermons".   The testator also bequeathed £2 : 13s : 4d to the "poor in Leek & Miln Street upon the Eve of the Nativity of Our Saviour". She also bequeathed 20s to poor people living within the limits of Meerbrook Chapel and along the side of Gun, to be paid at Meerbrook Chapel forever and "to be dealt by George Armett my grandchild his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns" provided that one of her overseers ( Thomas Jolliffe of Miln Street, Matthew Lowndes of Red Earth, Ralph Turner of the Paddock and Samuel Plant of Tittesworth etc, was there to see it performed.   Attached to this document is a piece of paper giving the field names and acreages of an un-named, 14.75 acre, farm, and two strips of jottings on one of which is written "Mr Sneyd  £450 if purchased".

[5] Extracts from deeds relating to the Ash Almshouses, Leek, Staffordshire. This commences with the grant of lands (?) by Mrs Elen Ash of Kent, eldest daughter of William Jolley of Bottom, in 1670 for the maintenance of 8 poor women in Almshouses at the end of Spout Street, Leek. The lands comprised a part at Redway Green Messuage, a part "where Thomas Pedley doth dwell", aanother where John Vickerstaff then lived -all of which were in Leek,. Out of these lands an annual sum of £40 was to be paid in quarterly instalments to the Vicar of Leek who was to pay, in the church porch, 1s 8d to everyone of the 8 poor, every Wednesday. The remainder was to be used (in part) to buy one gown for each of them once every two years and these were to be given at Christmas.  The money was also to be used to repair the almshouses and "defray other charges which may happen".  The testator also stated who was was to select the widows,  i.e. one of her relatives or their descendants, the Vicar, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor. Three of those chosen by the latter were to be chosen within the Town of Leek and the other three within the Parish of Leek.  The widows chosen had to be sixty years old "or else unable to get their own livelihood", be maids or widows and "constant  comers to church if able".  If they married or refused to attend church (if able) or "refused to wear a gown of purple colour with EA upon the breast of the colour of Pea Green, or if they take in any inmates, except in time of sickness, or frequent the alehouse or bear common scold or disturb the neighbourhood or are not of good life and conversation" they were to be to be removed -"with the consent of a major part of the feoffees".

[6] Copy from the Leek Inclosure Award dated 3 January 1811 concerning the nomination of seven trustees of the Leek Town Lands -see fo 13 in the Act for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Leek. Cruso, -"for Mr Mills".

[7] Schedule for redeeming the Land Tax of the Poor Land in Leek, Staffordshire, 14 January 1807.  It states "Schedule of an estate in the County of Stafford the rents and profits whereof are received by the Churchwarden and Overseers of the Poor of the Township of Leek in the same County, Part thereof applied for the benefit of Poor Widows inhabiting the Almshouses in Leek and the remainder for the benefit of the poor of the township of Leek."  The lands comprised Oulton Farm, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire -28 acres occupied by William Goodfellow; 2 acres 2 roods 32 perches of land in Leek field then in the occupation of Samuel Braddock and three other pieces of land adjoining the town of Leek totalling 5 acres  2 rood 19 perches and occupied by Samuel Dale and Mr Cruso.

[8] Miscellaneous notes concerning bequests to the poor of Leek 1678-1780. 
About 1678 Lady Dethick gave £100 to buy coals  for the women inhabiting the almshouses in Leek. Thomas Jolliffe about 1679 gave £100 to the Poor of Leek & Lowe and Mr Haywood gave £10 to the Poor of Leek in or about the year 1723 "and these sums amounting to £210, were, in the year 1723, laid out in the purchase of land at Rushton Spencer within the County of Stafford called Oultons, in the name of Thomas Jolley but no trust thereof was ever declared but the rents and profits thereof have always been received by the Churchwarden of the Township of Leek and applied… The lands are now let at £79 per annum.  The area of the lands was estimated to be 36 acres 1 rood 21 perches. Poor rates and parochial taxes have always been paid by the occupier of the lands.
Mr Watson of Leek, grocer, about the year 1688 gave in his will land called "Leek…." to the use of the Poor of Leek Town.  The Hon. Ann Jolliffe gave £200 by deed which was laid out in the purchase of Blades' land at Cornhill Cross, ----£4 to be paid to the Curate of Cheddleton, £1 : 4s : 0d to 12 poor widows of the same parish and the rest to the Poor Widows of Leek. The rents of this land have been given to ----Churchwarden of Leek and applied accordingly.  

[9] Note "Leadbeater or Poor Meadow" which states "Mr Hulme of Thorncliffe gave the rent of a moiety of the first crop of four days math of meadow called Leadbeaters, now the Poor's Meadow, to the Poor of Leek forever. The rent and interest to be distributed at Christmas. Undated.

[10] Ten receipts and notes relating to the charities of Leek, Staffordshire.
[a] Particulars  of estates within the township of Leek the rents of which are applied for the use and benefit of the Poor Widows within the same township. Gives field names and occupiers.
(b) Particulars  of estates within the township of Leek the rents of which are applied for the repairing of street  and other public purposes within the same township. Gives field names and occupiers. Undated but watermarked 1803.
( c) Particulars of property in the Funds the dividends of which are applicable to charitable purposes within the Town of Leek, Staffordshire. The stock consisted of £900 of 3% Consols in the names of Myles Atkinson, clerk, and Mr John Fynney, paying an annual dividend of £27 which was applied for the use of the Poor widows who inhabited the almshouses in Leek and the poor of Leek. £436 :2s : 0d was invested in 3% reduced annuities in the names of Thomas Mills (by deed) and Thomas Leigh which was also applied for the benefit of the poor widows of Leek.
(d) Note signed by Richard Bentley, Vicar of Leek and John Fynney, Churchwarden, certifying that there was an annuity or rent charge of £40 per annum payable out of a farm and lands at Keywll Green in the Township of Bradnop, Staffordshire occupied by ----Deaville, and that this was applied for the benefit of the Poor Widows inhabiting the almshouses in Leek.  Undated but about 1800.
(e) Note signed by Richard Bentley, Vicar of Leek and John Fynney, Churchwarden,  giving particulars of an estate in Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, occupied by William Goodfellow,  the rents and profits of which were applied for the benefit of the Poor Widows inhabiting the almshouses in Leek. Undated but about 1800.
(f) Unsigned copy of ( c). 
(g) Unsigned copy of (e)
(h) Unsigned copy of (d)
(i) Unsigned copy of (a)
(j) Unsigned copy of (b)

[11] Receipts relating to stocks forming part of the Jolliffe Almshouse Charity investments. (a) and (b)  are certificates for the purchase of £943-12s-10 consolidated 3% annuities in the names of George Henry Deacon, Hugh Sleigh and Joseph Challinor and are dated August 1877. (c ) and (d) are certificates for the purchase of £943-12s-10  and £54 -0s-11d, consolidated 2.75% stock respectively and are dated April and May 1888. The larger amount was invested in the names of  Deacon, Sleigh and Challinor,  the smaller amount in the names of the Rev. Jeremiah Barnes, Thomas Carr, Hugh Sleigh and John Cruso.

[12]  Letter or note from Joseph Challinor of Leek Staffordshire to John Brealey of the same place, dated 26 November 1887.  It states " I enclose the bought note of £943 - 12s -10d Consols in the names of the Revd G. E. Deacon, Hugh Sleigh and myself also the stock ticket; they were purchased with Miss Van Tuyl's legacy 16 August 1877. Please acknowledge the receipt and keep them with the other almshouse trust papers." In a footnote he added " I met with them amongst some other charity papers I was looking over this morning,"

Names: Armett;  Ash;  Atkinson; Bagnall; Bailey; Barnes; Bateman; Bentley; Boultbee; Bourne; Bowyer; Braddock; Carr; Chorley; Cruso; Dale; Deacon; Dethick; Ford; Fynney; Gent; Goodfellow; Gould; Haywood; Hollins; Hulme;  Jolley; Jolliffe; Leigh; Lowndes; Mills; Phillips; Plant; Rowley; Rudyard; Sleigh; Smith; Turnock; Watson;

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