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Places: Cheadle; Doddington, Nantwich, Cheshire; Almington, Chorlton, Maple Hayes, Staffordshire;
Description: Copy declaration of trust of £15000 advanced to the Revd Henry Delves Broughton on security of an estate in Chorlton, Staffordshire and the advowson of Chesdle, Cheshire, Edleston & Wood, Nantwich. Cruso's and Coupland, Leek -1819. The indenture is between (1) John Haworth of Cliffe Park, Staffordshire and John Jasper Garnet of Nantwich, Cheshire, banker, and (2) Charles Delves Broughton late of Almington Hall, Staffordshire but now of Maples Hayes, Staffordshire and Mary Ann his wife. It cites another and indenture of lease made the previous day between the Revd H. D. Broughton and Haworth and Garnet by which Broughton conveyed all his messuages, farms, alands etc in Chorlton, Staffordshire and the "advowson right of presentation and patronage to the Rectory and Parish Church of Cheadle, Cheshire" as security for £15000 and interest at 5%. This latter agreement was subject to a trust for the Rev H. D. Broughton and also that Haworth & Garnett should keep the money and interest and pay the surplus in the stated manner. The £15000 had been advanced by Haworth to Garnett out of money held by them as trustees named in an indenture dated 6 February 1812 and made between (1) the Revd Sir Thomas Broughton of Doddington Hall, Cheshire, Bart., (2) Charles Delves Broughton, and (3) John Atkinson and Mary Ann, spinster, eldest daughter of John by Anne his wife, and (4) John Haworth and J. J. Garnett, being part of a settlement made previous to and in contemplation of the marriage of the said C. D. Broughton and Mary Anne Atkinson and which was soon afterwards solemnised, and upon trusts, powers, provisos and agreements.
Names: Atkinson; Broughton; Garnet; Haworth;
Places: Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Provisional valuations of the property of the trustees of the Town Lands Charity, Leek, Staffordshire dated 24 September 1913 and amended valuations dated 9 March 1914. 24 items giving area of property, occupiers, rent, developed and undeveloped values, etc..
Names: Brealey; Clowes; Forshaw; Sillito; Simpson; Tatton; Walley;
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Receipted schedule of deeds and documents (1873 to 1882) relating to Lady Dale, Leek Staffordshire and an adjoining plot of land sold to Mr H. T. Wardle, Challinor & Shaw, Leek, 20 August 1917.
Names: Allen; Bermingham; Bishton; Challinor; Hall; Hill; Hulme; Johnson; Shaw; Wardle;
Places: Leek, Stanley, Staffordshire; Warren le Street, Hertfordshire.
Description: Bond binding Thomas Daye of Warren le Street, Hertfordshire, yeoman, to Richard Cooke of Stanley, Leek, Staffordshire, singleman, and Margery Day, Thomas' sister, in the sum of £10 to keep safe and defend them and their heirs or assigns, of an from an indenture of lease made to John Rothwell of Leek, mercer, by the demise and grant of Nicholas Whytney late of the said Town of Leek, of one messuage or tenement with the yard and gardens to the same belonging, situate lying and being in Mylne Street, Leek and now or late in the tenure and occupation of Elizabeth Day mother of the said Margery or her assigns. Document is dated 21 June 24 Elizabeth  and witnessed by William Ferfild and Thomas Washington.
Names: Cooke; Daye; Ferfild. Rothwell; Washington;
Places: Carlisle, Cumberland;
Description: Richard Mounteney's receipt for the sum of £70 received from Sir Christopher Musgrave knt., "on his Collection of ye Custome, as Collector in ye porte of Carlisle", dated 22 August 1674.
Names: Mounteney; Musgrave;
Places: Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Rules for the Cheddleton Association for the Prosecution of Felons, being an agreement made 7th January 1858 between the several persons whose names are or shall be subscribed hereto, of the first part, William Challinor, William Beamont Badnall and Joseph Challinor all of Leek, in the County of Stafford, solicitors and copartners of the second part. Printed by James Rider, Leek, 1859.
Names: Badnall, Challinor; Rider;
Places: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Description: Printed catalogue, with plans, for the sale by auction at the White Hart Hotel, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire on 17 July 1865, by Mr Henry Gillard, the person appointed by the Judge in the case of Swindell v Wardle, in Chancery. The property for sale included "the commodious mansion known as Springfield House" about 250 acres of land in the parishes of Uttoxeter and Checkley, "valuable farms" and the Stramshall water corn mill as well as shares in the Uttoxeter Gas Light & Coke Company.
Names: Adams; Bagshaw; Ball; Bladon; Cavendish; Chatfield; Crosby; De Broke; Elliot; Evans; Ford; Gibbons; Gillard; Harris; Heath; Marson; Mountfort; Phillips; Reeve; Richardson; Slater; Stone; Swindells; Titley; Trapp;Venables; Wardle; Walker; Waterpark Wolferston; Wood; Wrottesley; Yates;
Places Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Fire insurance policy issued by The Staffordshire Fire Insurance Company Ltd., Hanley, Staffordshire to Hugh Sleigh of St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, dated 3 August 1870. The property covered included a private house on St. Edward Street occupied by Mr Irving, a draper; 5 adjoining houses in Sleigh's Yard occupied by Agnes Toufflet and others; a silk shade three stories high adjoining the latter houses (only hand power used in it); another house in St. Edward Street, occupied by Hugh Sleigh; a silk warehouse with winding room over worked by hand power in St. Edward Street and occupied by the Insured. There waere also other houses in Canal Street.
Names: Abbott; Cope; Irving; Lockett; Oliver; Peacock; Sales; Simpson; Sleigh; Toufflet;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
The Reverend George Edward Deacon, Vicar of Leek, Staffordshire's bank book for
1876-1880 -Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Company.
Names: Boucher; Dakeyne; Deacon; Eaton; France; Hannay; Hogg; Hopkins; Ingram; Maskery; Massey; Rider; Robinson; White; Worthington; and other;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Lease, dated 22 September 1866, by Mathew Gaunt of Rudyard Vale, Leek, Staffordshire and Josiah Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, to Messrs William Goostrey, John Pilkington, grocer, and Silas Gibson junior, silk manufacturer, all of Leek, of the Highfield Estate, Leek for the term of 7 years commencing Lady Day 1867. The Highfield Estate encompassed 72 acres 3 roods 5 perch and the mansion house" was " not to be used as a licensed Public House for spirits." Signed by all, witnessed by W. Challinor, sealed and stamped.
Names: Challinor; Gaunt; Gibson; Goostrey; Pilkington;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Merger of tithes arising from "all those acres of land with the mansion house and appurtenances containing 52 acres and 3 roods forming, with other lands, the Highfield House Estate and now occupied by Mr Soloman Treadwell", by Mathew Gaunt of Leek, Staffordshire and Josiah Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, dated 5 April 1848.
Names: Blamire; Challinor; Gaunt; Treadwell;
Places Ballarat, Victoria, Australia; East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description:  Mortgage, dated 22 June 1870, by Frederick Gaunt of Horton Hall, Leek, Staffordshire, to William Challinor of Leek, on a moiety of the mansion House, farm, lands and premises called the Highfield in the parish of Leek and currently occupied by Messrs Goostrey. Pilkington and Gibson, silk mill, shade and 11 houses in Horton Street, Leek, as security for £120 and interest at 5%. Also a further charge for £50 and interest at 5%, dated 22 October 1876.
 Further charge on a moiety of Highfield Estate near Leek, Staffordshire and a silk mill, shade and houses in Leek for securing £700 and interest "being part of £700 advanced on mortgage of the Hodge Green Farm.
 Declaration, dated 19 April 1871, by Mrs Lydia Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, Staffordshire, that Frederick Gaunt, who had for some years resided at Horton Hall was her only son and the only son and heir of Josiah Gaunt decease, late of Horton Hall A birth certificate is attached.
 Power of attorney by William Henry Gaunt, police magistrate in the Colony of Victoria, Australia to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, to act on his behalf and sign and seal and indenture of lease and release made or to be made between Robert Gaunt of Leek, W. H. Gaunt, Mary Gaunt of Leek, Mary Dakeyne of East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire Matthew Gaunt of Rudyard Vale near Leek and Frederick Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, from all claim to a share in the Highfield Estate, Leek, dated 22 April 1871.
 Memorandum, dated 25 January 1871, from Frederick Gaunt of Horton Hall, Leek, Staffordshire to William Challinor of Leek, for securing £20 and interest at 5%, which he charged on his moiety of " that mansion house, farm, lands and premises called Highfield in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire and containing 72 acres 3 roods and 5 perches". It had previously been sold by him to Matthew Gaunt but the purchase had not "yet" been completed. The other property, i.e. silk mill, shade (then occupied by Joseph Gould & son] and houses in Horton Street, Leek were included in the security.
 Copy succession account of Frederick Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, Staffordshire upon the death of his father, Josiah Gaunt who died on 11 March 1868, intestate. This shows that the Highfield Estate, Leek was let to Messrs Goostrey & Others at a rack rental of £200 per year and the Horton Street silk mill property was let to Messrs Gould and Son at a yearly rent of £250. The account is dated 7 March 1871.
Names: Arckoll; Ash; Bailey; Gaunt; Gibson; Goostrey; Gould; Greene; Hacker; Kirkby; Mollatt; Pilkington; Rider;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Copy of the articles on the intended marriage of Miss Jane Elizabeth Cruso with William Beaumont Badnall, both of Leek, Staffordshire, Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 30 August 1854. It commences by citing the settlement made on the marriage of Jane Milnes Smith and Francis Cruso, the parents of Miss Jane Elizabeth Cruso.
Names: Allison; Badnall; Beardmore; Billings; Bright; Carr; Challinor; Cooper; Cruso; Ellison; Ford; Fowler; Gaskell; Hacker; Jennings; Knight; Nodder; Pegge; Ritchie; Robinson; Smith; Sneyd; Toll; Turner; Underwood; Vernon;
Places Halstead, Kent; Barlaston, Cheadle, Cheddleton, Leek, Parkhall, Staffordshire; Cotton, Worcestershire;
Description: Deeds relating to the Ash Almshouse Charity, Leek, Staffordshire;
 Deed, dated 26 September 1765, between Miss Rebecca Lowe of Cotton, Worcestershire, spinster, Thomas Mills of Barlaston, Staffordshire, Thomas Parker of Parkhall, Staffordshire, Edward Arblaster of Rownall, Cheddleton, Staffordshire William Armett of Toft House, Leek, and Francis Leigh of Woodhead in the parish of Cheadle, Staffordshire, for settling £400 for augmenting the provision made for the poor almshouse women in Leek.
 A copy of Miss Rebecca Lowe's deed for settling £400 for augmenting the provision made for the poor almshouse women of Leek, Staffordshire 26 September 1765.
 An extract of Miss Lowe's charity deed to the almshouse at Leek, 26 September 1765.
 Miss Rebecca Lowe to Messrs Mills, Parker, Arblaster, Armett & Leigh, settlement of £400 for the widows of the Almshouse at Leek, Staffordshire . 26 September 1765. This begins " Fifth part of Close Rolls in the sixth year of King George the Third 1766 and ends with a note "And be it remembered that on the 26 day of September 1765 Rebecca Lowe came before our said Lord King in his Chancery and acknowledged the Indenture aforesaid and all and everything contained and specified in form above written and also the indenture was stamped according to the tenor of the Statute made in the 6th year of the reign of the late King and Queen William and Mary of England and so forth.. Inrolled the 1 February in the year of our Lord 1766" This is a true copy from the original record remaining in the Chapel of the Rolls having been examined -John Kipling.
Names: Arblaster; Armett; Ash; Bowyer; Edge; Hollins; Jolley; Leigh; Lowe; Mills; Parker; Purcell; Rudyard; Vernon;
Places Allgreave, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Ellenhall, Leek, Rudyard, Staffordshire; Coventry, Warwickshire;
Description: Consolidated Ash Almshouse Charity: The late Mrs Mary J. Hulme's bequest for the benefit of the Ash Almshouse Charity March 1935.
 Copy probate of the will of Mrs Mary Jane Hulme of Square Croft, Finney Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 3 April 1926. Testatrix died 5 November 1927, probate 13 November 1927, Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffs. Mrs Hulme was the wife of Thomas Hine Hulme and she appointed him and Reginald W. Brealey her executors.
 The executors of Mrs Mary Jane Hulme deceased in account with the Trustees of the Almshouses Charity, Leek, Staffordshire and residuary legatees -draft stated account to 1934 (when Thomas Hine Hulme died)., Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffs.
 Copy extract of the will of Mrs Mary Jane Hulme of Leek, Staffordshire by Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffs, solicitors, 1 January 1936.. "Any residue of money I bequeath to the Trustees of the Ash Almshouses situate at the corner of Broad Street and Compton, Leek and to be known as Mary Hulme's Gift, the money to be used for the purpose of useful gifts to the almspersons or for the upkeep of the building"
 Five copy letters dating between March and April 1935 relating to the Mary Jane Hulme bequest. These indicate that the sum of £1270 9s 1d of War Stock 3.5% was transferred to the Charity Commission for the benefit of the Leek Almshouse Charity
Names: Ball; Bold; Bowcock; Brealey; Carding; Davenport; Fogg; Hooley; Hulme; Mee; Moore; Mitchell; Stewert; Stretch; Wagstaff;
Places Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
Description: The Reverend C. F. Broughton's Executors: Copy Bank Book No.1 1879 to 1882. Copied by James Newall 20 September 1885 from the books of the Union Bank, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Names: Barber; Broughton; Dickson; Hand; Minion; Newall; Nicholson;
Places Macclesfield, Cheshire; London; Leek, Quarnford, Staffordshire;
Description: Documents relating to Peter Jackson of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer.
 Lease, dated 27 November 1856, by Mrs Hannah Brocklehurst of New Cottage, Quarnford, Alstonefield, Staffordshire, widow, to Mrs Peter Jackson of Ball Haye Green, Leek, silk manufacturer, of 2 dwellings, gardens and premises on Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire for the term of 13 years, at an annual rent of £13. This carries an endorsement dated 5 December 1866 between George Brocklehurst of New Cottage, Quarnford (husband of within named Hannah Brocklehurst] on behalf of himself, his wife and Messr William Bullock & Thomas Wardle, (trustees under a deed of assignment by Peter Jackson for the benefit of his creditors) that the lease shall be vacated from this date.
 Plan of Peter Jackson's property on Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire. Undated.
 Writ issued by Henry Jackson of Saint Peter's Place in the City of London, attorney for the plaintiff for £223-19s-7d due on a bill of exchange dated London 20 July 1866 and issued to P. Jackson of Leek. The writ was served on Peter Jackson on 12 September 1866.
 Trust deed under the Bankruptcy Act 1861, made on 17 September 1866 between (1)Peter Jackson of Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and (2) William Bullock of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk merchant and Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, on behalf and with the assent of the creditors of Peter Jackson. By this document Jackson conveyed all his real and personal estate to Bullock and Wardle in trust to be applied for the benefit of his creditors. Document is signed and sealed and carries a schedule of creditors all of whom signed the document.
 Certificate of registration and protection to a debtor, issued under the Bankruptcy Act 1861, to Peter Jackson of Leek, Staffordshire, on 8 October 1866.
Names: Brocklehurst; Bullock; Challinor; Faulkner; Hammersley; Jackson; Jennings; Knight; Lawrence; Martin; Miller; Prince; Prior; Ridgway; Robinson; Shaw; Tatton; Wardle;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Nixon family's property.
 Valuation of Nixon property in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by James G. Smith, surveyor, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 9 May 1882.
 Plan, drawn by J. G. Smith, surveyor, Leek, of Nixon's property on Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, for sale by auction on 9 May 1882. Scale 20 feet to an inch. The property comprised even numbered [ 34 to 62] houses on the North side of Mill Street.
Names: Brunt; Finnigan; Fisher; Morgan; Myatt; Nixon; Plant; Smith; Stonehewer; Tatton; Wardle;
Places Manchester, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire; Worcester;
Description Articles of agreement tripartite, dated 11 November 1737, between (1) William Dunsmore of the City of Worcester, merchant, (2) Samuel and Ralph Lankford of Leek, Staffordshire, chapmen and (3) Richard Taylor of Manchester, Lancashire, chapman, to the effect that each of the three persons "in confidence of the natural credit and fidelity they do hace and repose in one another" do and doth for himself severally and for his several respective heirs, executors and administrators , covenant, promise and agree to and with the others and other of them and their several and respective heirs, executors and administrators, that they shall and will be and continue copartners and joint traders in the making, manufacturing, selling and disposal of furles, tapes, laces and other goods commonly called "Manchester Small Wares".. The agreement was to run for 10 years from the date of the agreement. The two Lankfords were to contribute one third of the working capital with each of the other partners providing one third to making a total of £1000.
Names: Dunsmore; Lankford; Taylor;
Places Leek, Staffordshire;
Description Printed accounts for St. Luke's Parish Church, Leek, Staffordshire for 1903-04. The introduction states " the Wardens wish to express their hearty thanks to all who in any way have assisted in the support of the various organisations of the Parish during this period. They also gratefully acknowledge the grant from the Sutton Trustees towards renovating and strengthening the tower, an important and necessary work which has been successfully completed during the year, which period is also marked by the erection in the Parish Church of beautiful monument of all from Leek who gave their lives for their country during the South African War. The reredos has also been treated in permanent colours by an artist of great merit at a cost of £30." The document also carries a printed list of subscriptions to the Curate Fund.
Names: Allen; Argyles; Barten; Beresford; Birch; Birchall; Blades; Booth; Bould; Brassington; Brealey; Brooks; Chapman; Challinor; Clowes; Copeland; Cormack; Davenport; Earles; Edmondson; Ellis; Fairclough; Fallon; Finney; Flint; Gillman; Goldstraw; Hall; Hardy; Harrop; Henshaw; Hill; Hine; Hordern; Horne; Hunt; Kershaw; Leech; Lomas; Mason; Massey; Maycock; Mellor; Morton; Newall; Phillips; Pidock; Pilkington; Platt; Porter; Rendell; Rushton; Shingler; Shallcross; Shaw; Shute; Sigley; Sillito; Sleigh; Smith; Sutton; Tatton; Trafford; Turbitt; Vickers; Ward; Wardle; Whalley; White; Whittles; Wilson; Wolliscroft; Worthington;