Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1176 to 1200   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 26/10/2007


BC2/1176 

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description:
Duplicate bank book for Messrs F. P. Adams & Co, silk manufacturers, London Street, Leek, Staffordshire in account with Parr's Bank Ltd, Leek February to September 1902.

Names:
Adams; Brassington; Bromnert;  Clowes; Ermen; ; Davies; Falconer; Gould; Hammersley;  Hammond; Halden; Hall; Horting;  Kirkham; Jenkin;  Johnson; Lambert; Lawson; Leake; Lees;  Lovatt; McConnell; Matthews; Maycock; Parker; Rayner; Roby; Rushton; Wardle;  Watson; Williamson;  

 

BC2/1177

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description:
Plan of the Wilkes' Head Inn and other property in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire as allotted for sale by auction 27 November 1873. Scale 10 feet to the inch. Thos Brealey & Son, Surveyors, Leek.  Names of occupiers/owners of adjacent land given.

Names:
Brealey; Lea; Morris; Phillips;  Rayner;  

 

BC2/1178 

Places: Bradnop, Butterton, Endon Longsdon & Stanley, Fawfield Head, Grindon, Heathylee, Heaton, Hollinsclough, Horton, Leek & Lowe, Leekfrith, Longnor, Norton-in-the-Moors, Onecote, Quarnford, Rudyard, Rushton James, Rushton Spencer, Tittesworth, Warslow & Elkstones,  Staffordshire;

Description:
Leek Union 1870. Statement of the Accounts of the Overseers of the Poor and  of the Board of Guardians for the year ended 26 March 1870.  Amongst other things, it gives the names of Guardians and totals for their attendance/non-attendance at meetings at various committees;  officers names and salaries and receipts and expenditure for the various parishes. 

Names:
Bailey; Bainbridge; Belfield; Bestwick; Bloore; Brough; Bull;  Burnett; Challinor; Cooke; Cooper;  Critchlow; Crowther; Dakeyne; Dakin; Dean; Donaldson; Eyre; Gaunt;  Gibson; Goddard; Goodwin; Hall; Hallowes; Hammersley; Heaton; Johnson; Lawrence; Millward; Needham; Nicholson; Rowley; Shirley; Shufflebotham; Sillito; Slater; Sleigh; Sumner; Thompson;  Turner; Turnock; Wardle; West; Weston; Whalley; Wilshaw; Wood; Worthington;  

 

BC2/1179 

Places: Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description: Poster, dated 6th February 1878,  printed by the Clerk to the Commissioners under the "Leek Improvement Act 1855"  by C. Henshaw, Clerk to the Commissioners, and addressed to "The Ratepayers of Leek". It states that " At a Board Meeting of the Leek Improvement Commissioners, held last evening, the following resolution was passed in connection with the visit of J. Thornhill Harrison, Esq., C.E., Local Board Inspector, on the 15th instant:- "Ordered that the Clerk prepare a detailed Statement of the Moneys proposed to be borrowed, and the purposes for which such Moneys are intended, and that such Statement be printed and posted throughout the town for the information of the Ratepayers."   

The following is the Statement referred to:-  

For the purchase of site and erection of Fever Hospital £2000;  
For the purchase of Mr Hulme's property and improvement of Brook Street £1600;  
For Britannia Street improvement  £125;  
For obtaining exclusive control of Springs at Upper Hulme and extensions to Water Mains in proposed New Streets   £1530;  
New Gas Holder and Tank  £4000;  
Extensions of Mains in proposed New Streets £465;  
Extensions of Retorts etc.  £1160;  
For sum already expended on the Cattle Market  £2368;  
Mortgage on Freehold of ditto  £1000;  
For purchase of shade and seven cottages etc., £2400;  
Erection of Weighing Machine and Offices and Alteration of Markets £700.  
Total £17348.

William Clemsha -Printer.

Names: Clemsha; Harrison; Henshaw;  

 

BC2/1180

Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description:
Plan of cottages on Overtons Bank, Leek, Staffordshire, advertised for sale on 15 July 1880. Challinor & Co., Leek.  The cottages abut the Quaker Chapel and all that area is detailed. 

Names:
Challinor; Phillips; Stubbs;  

 

BC2/1181 

Places:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; Glasgow, Scotland; Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; Alcester, Warwickshire;

Description: Draft release, dated 1 December 1827, of £800 of 3% Consols secured by an indenture of settlement on the marriage  of Mr John Wood  and Miss Adolpha Hopkins and of the trusts of the same indenture.  The document commences as follows " To all to whom these presents shall come John William Wood of Hanley in the Parish  of Stoke-on-Trent in the County of Stafford, Gent- and Adolpha Wood of Alcester in the County of Warwick, spinster send Greeting. Whereas by an indenture made the 1st day of March 1797 between (1) John Wood then of Glasgow in Scotland, Assistant Commissary of the Army. (2) Adolpha Hopkins of Macclesfield, Cheshire, spinster and (3) John Grant of Barnard's Inn in the City of London, merchant & the Reverend Joseph Sharpe of Macclesfield aforesaid clerk. "  It then mentions the marriage "shortly to be solemnised between John Wood & Adolpha Hopkins and the provision and settlement made for her jointure and provision for children of the marriage. The marriage took place but in 1809 John Wood died leaving Adolpha his widow and their children John William Wood, Adolpha Wood and Edwin Wood surviving him.  Adolpha Wood, the widow of John, died on 6 April 1825 leaving her three children surviving her.  One of the trustees of the original settlement, the Revd. Sharpe, died some years before 1827.  When their mother died, the children became entitled to the £800 held in trust for their benefit and the indenture states that this had " been this day paid or transferred to and equally divided between them by the said John Grant.." and the document then goes on to "release, exonerate and forever discharge" John Grant and the heirs, executors, etc., of the Revd Sharpe,  from the £800 3% Consols and the trusts of the indenture of settlement and releases them from all future claims.  
A note states "Approved on behalf of Mr John William Wood, Cruso, Leek, 7 November 1827."

Names:
Cruso; Grant; Hopkins; Sharpe; Wood;  

 

BC2/1182 

Places:
Manchester, Lancashire; Edinburgh, Scotland; Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description:
Two cases relating to the affairs of Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire which were submitted by his solicitor (John Cruso jnr) to barristers for legal opinion, in or about 1815.
[1] The stated case was that " Messrs A & B having an order for some goods from C a tradesman in Edinburgh sent them on a coach to Manchester to which place A & B paid carriage and from thence they proceeded by a fresh coach to Edinburgh from where C. paid carriage. They have never come to hand and every enquiry has been made respecting them. The Carrier that conveyed them to Manchester produces a receipt from the second conveyance  of their having received them and A & B imagine they have no further to do with it but look to C for payment.  
Your opinion is therefore requested for A & B & to advise them in what manner they are to proceed against C. living in Scotland it being the opinion of the professional advisor of A & B that no process will issue out of the Courts of England against a person living in Scotland and to advise fully what steps are to be taken in such a case."  
Francis Horner of Lincoln's Inn replied, on 18 January 1815, "If there was nothing in the dealing between the parties than what is here stated C. is clearly bound to pay for the goods. To compel payment, an action must be brought against him in the Court of Session; it will be an action for the amount due with interest."  
[2] Mr Badnall v Emerson re a wall on Foker Moor, Leek, Staffordshire. Case submitted to Mr Balguy. Cruso's & Coupland.  Copied 19 September 1817.  
Case. A. is possessed of a piece of land adjoining to the land of B. the fence which separates the lands of A & B belongs to B and the ditch is on A's side of the fence which is B's. The ditch has been about 3 feet wide from the quick set but B is now building a wall and insists upon taking more than the three feet which A is not agreeable to. Your opinion is therefore requested  as to how wide B can make a ditch from the centre of his fence and whether B can build  to the extremity of that ditch and if he has a right and does build to the extremity of his ditch in A's land whether B has a right for footing path in A's land for any purpose B may want such as building and repairing the wall.
Names:
Badnall; Balguy; Cruso; Emerson; Horner;  

 

BC2/1183

Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description:
Case as the contributions of individuals townships, hamlets and chapelries which maintain their own poor and highways within the parish of Leek, Staffordshire to contribute towards a levy for repairs to the mother church of St. Edward, Leek, with Dr Lushington's opinion.  3 January 1818. The townships were said to have separate rates collected by their own chapelwardens of sidesmen and paid in one sum to the churchwarden of Leek and by custom, from time immemorial, have contributed towards a single levy or rate of £50 towards the repairs of the mother church in the proportions listed opposite their respective names and so on in proportion for any greater sums assessed.  
Thus  
Townships of Leek & Lowe including the town of Leek £7-10s-0d  
Leek Frith (having a chapel of ease) £5-19s-6d;  
Rushton James  £1-19s-10d;  
Endon, Longsdon & Stanley (having a chapel of ease) £12-10s-0d;  
Bradnop & Onecott (having a chapel of ease) £12-10s-0d;  
Heaton £2-19s-9d;  
Rushton Spencer (having a chapel of ease)  £2-19s-9d;  
Tittesworth £2-11s-3d;  
Rudyard £1-9s-10.5d

A single levy £50-0s-0d  
"no other church rate has been made within the memory of man.

Dr Stephen Lushington of Doctor's Commons gave his opinion on 3 January 1818.

Names: Lushington;  

 

BC2/1184 

Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description:
The case of Mr Charles Coupland's articles (as a solicitor) submitted to Mr  G. Sykes, Temple, London with his opinion dated 1 April 1820.  In June 1816 A was articled, with the consent of his father, to to B a solicitor and his partner C.  In October 1816 A being ill went home with B's consent to his father and remained there some weeks. While A was at home, B & C's partnership was dissolved and the deed of dissolution bound B not to practice for fee or reward except for certain commissions etc, to an inclosure. B made an arrangement with C for A to continue in C's office provided A & his father sent their consent which was accordingly done.  At the beginning of February 1819, A being convalescent went into C's office but finding himself uncomfortable there, in the April following returned to B until he could meet with a more advantageous situation. (There was no assignment of articles from B to C).  A remained with B a year when he was assigned for the residue of his term to D by B with his father's consent. Although B's practice was confined by the Deed of dissolution mentioned, he regularly took out his certificate and defended actions on his own account.  Sykes' opinion was requested as to (1) whether the time A was absent from B's service could be deemed good service. (2) whether the 2 months A was in C's office under no actual assignment but with B's approbation can be considered as service. (3) whether subsequent service with B after the dissolution of B & C's partnership could be considered good service. And (4) to provided advise on the best steps to be taken to cure all defects in the services.  

Sykes opinion was that (1) was good service, (2) was not good service, (3) was good service and (4) advised that A must either serve the full 5 years under B or must be assigned to some other attorney for the time deficient.

Names:
Coupland; Sykes;  

 

BC2/1185

Places:
Bagnall; Bradbourne, Callow, Carsington, Hopton, Snelston, Derbyshire;  Cheddleton, Croxden, Grindon,  Heathylee, Horton, Ipstones, Leek, Longnor, Oncote, Rudyard, Rushton James,  Stanley, Staffordshire; 

Description:
A bundle of eight cases concerning the removal of paupers.  
[1] The removal of Hannah Green nee Froggatt's children from Croxden, Staffordshire to Snelston, Derbyshire September -October 1838. [2] The removal of Thomas Melbourne from the Parish of Bradborne, Derbyshire  
[3] Removal Enoch Mitchell from Rudyard to Horton, Staffordshire 1840-41. Counsel's opinion.  
[4] Removal Samuel Mosley [?] from Longnor to Heathy Lee, Staffordshire Undated but about 1800?.  
[5] Removal of Richard Mould from Leek & Lowe to Ipstones, Staffordshire 1835. Counsel's opinion.  
[6] Removal of Ralph Ratcliffe, joiner and cabinetmaker and his family from Onecote to Grindon, Staffordshire 1814. Counsel's opinion.
[7]  Removal of Timothy Steeples of Hopton to Callow, Derbyshire 1819. Counsel's opinion.  
[8] Removal of John & Ann Yates and their family from Leek & Lowe to Stanley, Staffordshire 1837. Counsel's opinion.
Names:
Allen; Atkinson; Appleby;  Ball;  Balguy; Bateman; Beardmore; Bostock; Coupland; Cruso; Fearn; Fernihough; Froggatt; Gadsby; Godson; Green; Griffin; Hall; Harrison; Heathcote; Hoggins; House; Hulme; Kynnersley; Lees; Sneyd; Machin; Melbourne; Mitchell; Mountford; Moss; Mould; Myatt;  Phillips; Powys; Ratcliffe; Rigby; Smith; Stafford; Steeples; Webster; Wright; Yates;  

 

BC2/1186

Places:
Macclesfield, Prestbury, Cheshire; Cheadle; Cheddleton, Endon, Ipstones, Leek, Norton, Oncote, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;

Description:
A bundle of (39) memoranda of agreements between Michael Biddulph, esq, and the Revd. Benjamin Biddulph (on behalf of themselves and their brother Francis Biddulph esq.) and various individuals,  for the sale and conveyance of specified properties forming part of the Biddulph family's estates in Staffordshire, to the named individuals for  specified sums. All the documents are signed  by the Biddulph's and the persons buying the various properties and witnessed either by Thomas Walthall or by Thomas Mills. They are dated between 23 and 26 September 1765.  The sale was to be completed before the 5th April next with the money being paid at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire "at the time of executing the conveyances". Tithe conveyances were to be prepared at the charge of the purchaser.

Names:
Adams; Ash; Bagnall;  Barker; Bentley; Biddulph; Birtles; Blore; Bould;  Bowman;  Braddock; Brassington; Brookes;  Burnet; Challinor; Chilton; Clowes; Collier; Cook; Cooper; Cope;  Daintry; Deavill;  Debank; Delves; Downing; Etches; Forde; Gould; Hancock; Hargraves; Heywood; Hollins; Howard; Johnson; Joliffe; Lankford; Lea; Leeke; Leigh; Lomas; Lowndes; Malkin; Mills; Olerenshaw; Pedley;  Plant; Pratt; Royle; Rowley; Scragg; Sikes; Simpson;  Stephenson; Stonier; Tatton; Taylor; Travis; Turner; Turnock; Vaudrey; Veneson; Vigars; Walthall; Wardle; Whieldon; Whiston; Whitehall; Witham; Wright; Young;  

 

BC2/1187

Places:
Cheddleton, Staffordshire; 

Description:
Memorandum of agreement, dated 2 March 1768,  that Richard Waring had agreed to sell to John Mollard of Cheddleton, Staffordshire, yeoman,  before the 5th April next, a messuage or dwelling house  and associated  land in Cheddleton, which was then occupied by Samuel Turner and Philip Whiston, subject to an existing lease and also to a chief rent of  2 shillings payable to the Lord of the Manor of Cheddleton, for £492. Of the purchase money £200 was to be paid on 5th April next and  the remainder on 5th April 1769.  Signed Richard Waring and John Mollatt.

Names:
Waring; Mollard or Mollatt; Turner; Whiston;  

 

BC2/1188

Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description:
[1] Agreement, dated 28 August 1885, between Edward Cliffe Gower of Highfield Hall near Leek, Staffordshire and Arthur Nicholson of  Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, for the sale and purchase of the Highfield Estate near Leek, Staffordshire. Signed, sealed and stamped. Nicholson agreed to buy the Hall, its fixtures and fittings and the 72 acre estate, for £12800. Of this sum £800 was for the fixtures and fittings. The deed contains a schedule describing the hall and detailing fixtures and fittings room by room.  
[2] Plan of Highfield Hall and estate, Leek, Staffordshire dated August 1885. This was attached to the document and contains a schedule of the fields, etc, forming the Highfield Estate. A note implies that the estate was then that sold in 1828. by the Bank of England following the bankruptcy of the Badnall Family.

Names:
Badnall; Gower; Nicholson.  

 

BC2/1189

Places:
Twyford, Berkshire;  Biddulph, Congleton; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire; Elkstone, Gayton, Kingstone, Leek, Rocester; Staffordshire; 

Description:
Account book and other documents apparently relating to buildings, lands, tithes, rents, and emoluments belonging to the Rectory Vicarage or Incumbency of St. Edward's, Leek in the Archdeaconry of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and dating, generally between 1916 and 1927.  

[1] Account book 1916-1927 relating to buildings, lands, tithes, rents, and emoluments belonging to the Rectory Vicarage or Incumbency of St. Edward's, Leek in the Archdeaconry of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Appointments of vicars, sales of land, charity accounts, chief rents, various trusts, the Joliffe Almshouses, tithes, Abbey Farm, Foker Farm, Barnfields Farm, Stanlowe Farm, Thorncliffe Farm, are included.  

[2]  A Terrier of all the buildings, lands, tithes, rents, and emoluments belonging to the Rectory Vicarage or Incumbency of St. Edward's, Leek in the Archdeaconry of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, made in the year 1884. Lists locations, acreages, tenants, rents etc. and includes a schedule of church registers, a schedule of communion plate and a schedule of benefactions connected with the church.  

[3] Extract from No. 13 Further Report of the Commissioners  for Enquiring into  Charities 1825. Typed. Lists details of various Leek Charities.  

[4] The Vicar of Leek, Staffordshire: details of charity payments 26 November 1923 (copy).

[5] Notes re land on The Mount [Leek, Staffordshire]. This gives details of various enclosures relating to the Vicar's own income and payments by the Vicar under the Rudyard, Rothwell and Shallcross charities.  

[6] The Vicar of Leek, Staffordshire: details of charity payments 26 November 1923 (copy).  

[7] The Vicar of Leek, Staffordshire: details of charity payments 26 November 1923 (copy).

[8] The Vicar of Leek, Staffordshire: details of charity payments 26 November 1923 (copy).  

[9] Draft for item [2] A Terrier of all the buildings, lands, tithes, rents, and emoluments belonging to the Rectory Vicarage or Incumbency of St. Edward's, Leek in the Archdeaconry of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, made in the year 1884.  

[10] Three or four items (copy letters and bill) in an old envelope titled "Vicar of Leek's Charity - re new field gate. 1956" . These include a 1941 official farm for "War Damage Contribution" in respect of "Glebe Land on the Buxton Road, Leek (occupied by Mr Arthur Robinson)" and the bill for a new field gate at Pike House Farm, Ashbourne Road, Leek.

Names:
Adams; Alcock; Armett; Austen; Badnall; Belfield;  Bentley;  Birch; Botham; Boulton; Boucher; Bradbury; Brealey; Brindley; Brough; Bulkeley; Caiger;  Cartwright; Chadwick; Clews; Corbishley; Cotton; Critchlow;  Dampier; Darcy;  Dennis; Eardley' Fitzherbert; Flint; Gailey; Gaunt; Giles; Goodwin; Gould; Grace; Hall; Hammersley; Hankinson; Hanley; Harris; Haywood; Heath; Higginbotham; Hine; Holdcroft; Hollingsworth; Hulme; Jackson; Joliffe;  Jodrell;  King;  Matthews;  Mills; Milner; Moore; Moss; Myatt; Naylor; Nixon; Ollry; Pakeman; Pickford; Plant; Phillips; Platt; Renny; Prince; Roades; Robinson; Rothwell; Rudyard; Rushton; Salt; Shallcross; Shufflebotham; Sillito; Simcock; Sleigh; Smith; Spearing; Spink;  St. Andrew;  Steers; Stubbs;  Swindells; Sylvester; Tatton; Thompson; Upton; Walley;  Ward;  Warren; Warrington; Watson; Wheeldon;  Whittles; Woadings; Woolliscroft; Wright; 

 

BC2/1190

Places
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description
Counterpart lease, dated 1 December 1925, by Sir Arthur Nicholson, Anthony Ward, Hugh Richard Sleigh, William Edward Challinor, Alfred Howard Moore,  Gilbert Charles Wardle, silk dyer,  Arthur Hugh Shaw,   William Saddington Watson, silk manufacturer, William Edward Russell Watson, silk manufacturer, James Cornes, company director, Henry Allen, Thomas Birch, trade union secretary, and Henry West Brassington, the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands Charity to The Urban District Council of Leek, Staffordshire, of two plots of land in Leek, Staffordshire.  The 3 acres and one rood of land adjoined the North Staffs Railway line on the south-west, and near the Beggars Lane, Leek and the Council lease was to run for 20 years. Document incorporates a plan of the lands leased. Vellum, signed, sealed, and stamped.

Names:
Allen; Birch; Brassington; Cornes; Henshaw; Moore; Nicholson; Shaw; Sleigh; Wardle; Watson;

BC2/1191

Places
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description
Bond, dated 10 November 1574-75, binding Humphrey Boughey of Fowker, Leek, Staffordshire, gent, his heirs and administatrors,  to Michell Dyckynson gent, in the sum of £260 to "well and truly observe and perform fully and keep all and singular …., covenants, grants and agreements…contained and specified in a pair of indentures of bargain and sale  bearing date of these present" made between Humphrey Boughey and Michael Dyckynson. Sealed and witnessed by Richard Dickenson, Thomas Wade, Symon Dickenson,  Edward Dickenson, Samuel Boughey and Ralph Dickenson.

Names:
Boughey; Dickenson; Wade;

BC2/1192

Places
Leek, Staffordshire;

Description
Copy of the inventory and valuation of all the household furniture and other effects of the late Mr Perkin, 13 April 1854. Signed by W. Hilliard.

Names:
Hilliard; Johnson; Perkin;

BC2/1193

Places
Buglawton; Macclesfield, Cheshire; Blurton, Leek, London, Longsdon, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stanshope, Uttoxeter, Wolstanton, Staffordshire;

Description
Covenant, dated 14 September 1756, by Joshua Strangman of Leek, Staffordshire to produce and exhibit in any Court or elsewhere all deeds, evidences and writings relating to the title of Samuel Lankford  of Macclesfield, Cheshire, (formerly of Leek) to a croft and premises in Leek, Staffordshire, purchased from him by Joshua Strangman. The deeds listed commence with an indenture tripartite, dated 1 April 1702, between (1) Mary Bateman of Holditich, Staffordshire, widow and Watson Bateman her son, (2) William Beard of Clifford's Inn, London, gent and Henry Hatrell of Newcastle-under-Lyme, gent and (3) William Burslem of Newcastle-under-Lyme, gent and John Beard of the same place, grocer, being a deed to make tenants to a recovery of 2 messuages and 2 cottages all in Longsdon, Staffordshire, a messuage in Leek and another called Holditch in the parish of Wollstanton, Staffordshire "with a waterborn mill there and all manner of tithes.  A recovery where William Burslem and John Beard were demandents against William Beard and Henry Hatrell with respect to "6 messuages, one watercorn mill, 200 acres of arable, 50 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 20 acres of…. In Longsdon, Leek, etc. The title deeds listed run to 1724.  In 1756. NB Strangman lived in the house in Leek that he had bought from Lankford. Amongst other property mentioned is the Queen's Head in Leek.

Names:
Astbury; Bateman; Beard; Burslem; Butler; Cope; Hargraves; Hatrell;  Jackson; Knight; Lankford; Myott; Sleigh; Strangman; Stubbs; Wardle; Webb; Whywall

BC2/1194

Places Chesterfield, Derbyshire; London;

Description
Typed copy of the last will and testament of Mary Millicent Smith of Beauchief Hall, Derbyshire, widow and relict of the Reverend William Smith late of Dunston Hall, Derbyshire, dated 23 January 1877  with codicil dated 17 December 1878. Probate was granted at Derby 30 July 1879.  Testator appointed her nephew Edward Strelley Pegge Burnell, the son of her brother Edward Valentine Pegge Burnell, and William Beaumont Badnall of London "who married my niece Jane Elizabeth Badnall", and  her son William Broughton Smith Milnes of Dunston Hall, as her trustees and executors.

Names:
Acton; Badnall; Pegge-Burnell; Collis; Craven; Cruso; Deacon; Falding; Foxlowe; Green; Knight; Milnes; Sampson; Smith; Steade;  Stubbs; Thomas;

BC2/1195

Places
Middleton, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Two inventories and valuations.
[1] Inventory and appraisement of Mr Joseph Gould of Leek, Staffordshire's stock-in-Trade, household furniture etc, 12 December 1817.  Total value £105-5s-6d.
[2] Valuation the late Mr Stephen Hall of Middelton, Derbyshire's household furniture, china, glass, linen and other effects, taken by Stephen Glover, sworn appraiser, on 1 November 1817. Total value £105-7s-8d.

Names: Gould; Glover; Hall;

BC2/1196

Places
Chester, Nether Alderley, Cheadle; Macclesfield, Twemlow, Cheshire; Tring Hertfordshire; Manchester, Lancashire; Wymeswold, Leicestershire; Kensington, London, Soho, Middlesex;  Leek, Lichfield, Shallowford, Staffordshire;

Description
Schedule of deeds relating to the Ashenhurst Estate near Leek, Staffordshire, received by John Leigh from John Smith Daintry & John Cruso on 12 July 1823.  The deeds range in date from 1725 to 1822.

Names:
Anderson; Atwick; Ball; Booth; Bratt; Brett; Cherry; Colclough; Cotton; Cruso; Daintry; Gore; Hayward; Hill; Holliday; Hollinshead; Hurst; Leigh; Locker; Mills; Okeover;  Roberts; Salt; Stafford; Stanley; Wood;

BC2/1197

Places
Leek, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;

Description
Draft, dated 1744, of the conveyance of Leek tithes  of hay, from Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to William Mills of Leek, Staffordshire.  The description states: all & singular the tythes and tenths of hay coming growing, arising, multiplying and increasing out of, in and upon all the lands, meadows, leasows, pastures, crofts, commons and hereditaments whatsoever,      situate, lying and being in the said parish of Leeke and within the County of Stafford and heretofore in the tenure of James Clulow and after him of William Clulowe.  The bounds of the area covered by the agreement are described as follows: "from Leeke Mill following the water of Churnett to the side of the ground belonging to Westwood and so following the side of Westwood ground to the Wall gate and from the Wall gate following the ditch of Woodcroft meadow to the ditch betweene Leek Field and Leek Meadows and so following the same ditch to Birch Holt Gate and from Birch Holt Gate following Pickwood brooke and from thence to Jodrell hedge and so to Jodrell Gate and from the same gate to the side of the ditch of the lands fomerly of Roger Cowopp and from thence to the Parkside of the lands formerly Ellen Burghes and to the place where the Cuckstool formerly stood. Then following after the ditch side of the lands formerl y Richard Whitneys and afterwards of John Holme to Greenhalghehay Head and so following the ditch to Lowingford, following the same Lowingford to the Church brooke and so following the Church brooke to Leek Milne aforesaid.  Which said tithes….were formerly  sold by Sir Ralph Bagenhall knt., (grantee from the Crown) to one James Clulow and afterwards by William Clulow and Jane his wife sold to William Jolley one of the ancestors of the said Thomas Joliffe.  And also all manner of tithes  as well prediall or personal and mixed oblation, obventions and emoluments whatsoever".

Names:
Bagenall; Burghe; Clulow; Holme; Joliffe;  Mills;

BC2/1198

Places
Ashley, Butley, Capesthorne, Macclesfield, North Rode, Shrigley, Cheshire; Ashton-under-Line, Lancashire; Spitalfields, London; Leek, Staffordshire;  Worthing, Sussex; Birmingham, Warwickshire;

Description
Bundle of documents relating to the Macclesfield Arms Hotel and the White Bear Inn, Macclesfield Cheshire.

[1] Copy deed of trust relating to the Macclesfield Arms Hotel, Macclesfield, Cheshire, dated 7 July 1817.
[2] Copy draft grant by endorsement on  the trust deed, of the Macclessfield Arms Hotel and White Bear Inn and premises in Macclesfield, Cheshire, for the Reverend William Pearson of Eastleigh, Worthing, Sussex and Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Samuel Pearson of Pear Tree House, Macclesfield, Richard Nunnerly of Macclesfield and Thomas Roden Comberbach of Macclesfield, hotel keeper, on the appointment of new trustees of the above properties, dated 1 December 1888. Dates of death of other trustees are given.
[3] Draft statutory declaration by Edward Vigar Fox of Scarborough, Yorkshire, concerning the family of John smith Daintry of North Rode near Congleton, Cheshire, dated 9 August 1882.

Names:
Allen; Bayley; Beswick; Billinge; Birchenhall; Boden; Braddock; Brinsley; Brocklehurst; Browne; Challinor; Coates; Commerbach; Critchley; Critchlow; Davenport; Daintry; Davies; Deane; Downes; Drover; Dubois; Durrant; Fox; Froggatt; Frost; Gibson; Goodall; Heapy; Higginbotham; Hogg; Holland; Killmister; Jackson; Johnson; Lean; Lowe; Maclardie; Mollineaux; Moore; Myott; Nunnerly;  Pearson; Pickford; Rowbotham; Ryle; Shatwell; Sutton; Swanwick; Thornicroft; Toft; Watson; Wheelton; Whittaker; Wood; Wylde;

BC2/1199

Places
Doveridge, Derbyshire; Leek, Sudbury, Tutbury, Staffordshire;

Description
Documents relating to the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company.
[1] An Act to enable the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company to extend their Works and to raise additional Capital: and to amend the Act relating to the said Company  11 July 1861. The act contains provisions for protection or compensation to the owners and occupiers of certain mills and canals specified in the 52 section of the Act and situated on or contiguous to the River Churnet. Gives owners of mills at Doveridge, Sudbury and Tutbury.
[2] Report of the Directors to the Proprietors at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Staffordshire Potteries Water Works Company. 30 May 1877. The Chairman was Joseph Alcock and the secretary was J. Beaumont Piercy.
[3] Copy letter from John Brealey to Mr John W. Platt, Chairman of the Water Committee as to a search for springs on land belonging to the Condlyffe Charity at Upperhulme, Leek, Staffordshire, dated  9 September 1884. The intention was to pipe the water to a collecting tank.

Names:
Alcok; Bakewell; Bill; Boothroyd; Brealey; Bull; Bullock;  Campbell; Edge; Heath; Homer; Keeling Keary; Menzies; Narramore; Piercy; Platt; Strick; Thornewill; Waterpark; Webb;

BC2/1200

Places
Leek, Wetton, Staffordshire;

Description
Memo, dated 19 November 1800, concerning Joseph Tharme of Leek, Staffordshire's agreement to assign his house and buildings on Leek Moor to William Mills of Leek as extra security for Mills who was bound with Tharme with respect to £160 loaned to Tharme by "The Friendly Society of Wetton"

Names:
Mills; Tharme;