Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1226 to 1250   

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Last updated 23/07/2009


BC2/1226

Places: Etwall, Derbyshire; Barlaston, Leek, Staffordshire; Kenilworth, Warwickshire;

Description: Case for the opinion of Edward B. Sugden of Lincoln's Inn, concerning the settlement to be made on the marriage of Miss Mills and John Robert Brown Cave, eldest son of Sir William Cave bart.  Document is undated but Sugden signed it in January 1822.

Miss Mills had inherited estates in Staffordshire and Derbyshire under the will (dated 16 November 1800) of her Great Grandfather Thomas Mills of Barlaston, Staffordshire, and was also entitled to a one eighth part  of the estates of her great uncle William Cotton of Etwall, Derbyshire, deceased, in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.   Miss Mills had "in contemplation of her marriage suffered recoveries" to be made of her estates.  In addition various drafts were drawn up to be executed prior to her marriage and these included (1) a deed of partition between Mr & Mrs Adderley  and Miss Mills of the estates of the late Thomas Mills, Great Grandfather of Miss Mills and of Mrs Adderley, her sister; (2) Draft settlement of the estates received by Miss Mills as a result of the partition; (3) Draft settlement prior to her marriage, with respect to the estates of her Great Uncle William Cotton.  All of these deeds were prepared and engrossed on parchment with proper stamps and taken to Miss Mills' residence in Kenilworth for execution prior to the celebration of the marriage. Due to a misunderstanding, none of the deeds were executed but instead "Marriage Articles were drawn up and executed,  agreeing and covenanting to execute such settlement as "conformable to the  settlements prepared and engrossed " but not signed etc.  After the marriage more drafts were drawn up and aspects of these are detailed and Sugden was asked whether any or all of the engrossments referred to in the Marriage Articles could be dispensed with and destroyed since the cost of the stamps was "very considerable" and could be recovered.  Sugden's opinion, dated 18 January 1822,  is given

Names: Adderley; Cave; Cotton; Mills; Sugden;

 

BC2/1227

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Case for the opinion of Mr G. Abbott of Inner Temple, London concerning a tenancy agreement affecting land in [Leek?] Staffordshire, purchased by John Davenport, esq., for the Honourable Booth Grey in 1812.  The tenancy was subject to various covenants one with respect to not ploughing  up a close called "Little Preskettle", another to the draining of land and laying dry with stone tiles or brick all parts as were " wet or spungy", and others with regard to repair and maintenance of gates etc, and the planting of quick wood fences.  Counsel was asked to consider whether Davenport could recover damages by bringing an action against the tenant -Jackson.  Counsel's opinion is written on the document and is signed and dated 17 January 1815. Long & Austen for Cruso, Leek.

Names: Abbott; Booth Grey; Davenport; Jackson; Tilsly;

BC2/1228

Places: Buxton, Derbyshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the Leek Theatre Company Ltd.

[1] Articles  of Association of the Leek Theatre Company Ltd, dated 30 June 1909. The agreement was to carry on the business of a music hall and theatre from premises in or near High Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The agreement was between James Bibby a Liverpool Engineer; Charles Bibby a Liverpool ironmonger, Samuel Goodwin, butcher of St. Edwards Street, Leek, Joseph Ratcliffe a decorator of St. Edward Street, Leek, Henry Newall a cabinet maker of Ball Haye Street, Leek, James Swindlehurst a florist and seedsman of Ashbourne Road, Leek and James E. Gibson a grocer of Derby Street, Leek.

[2] Counterpart lease, dated 30 July 1915, by the Leek Theatre Company Limited to Allan Milton of Buxton, Derbyshire, theatre proprietor, of premises known as the Grand Theatre and Hippodrome, Leek, Staffordshire for a term of 14 years from 2nd August 1915 at an annual rent of £400. Signed, sealed, witnessed and stamped.

[3] Agreement between The Leek Theatre Company, Ltd and Allan Milton of Buxton, Derbyshire, theatre proprietor, for the sale and purchase of all that plot of land at the junction of High Street and Field Street, Leek, Staffordshire,  bounded on the North  by High Street, on the West by Field Street, on the South by land belonging to Henry Davenport and on the East by a second plot of land with a frontage of 20 ft to High Street etc., and also the buildings known as the Grand Theatre and Hippodrome erected on the said plot….with all fixture, fittings, furniture, properties, scenery and effects.. Dated 18 January 1921 and signed by  Allen Milton and Mr Smith Myatt.

[4] The Leek Theatre Company to Milton, requisitions on title re the Grand Theatre & Hippodrome, High Street, Leek, Staffordshire 1921.

[5] Abstract of the title of the Leek Theatre Company Limited to the Grand Theatre & Hippodrome in High Street, Leek, Staffordshire, Challinors & Shaw, Leek, 1921. The title bgins with an indenture, dated 18 June 1907, between the Leek Urban District Council and Thomas Smith Myatt, silk manufacturer (the purchaser). Myatt agreed to buy  670 square yards of land at the junction of High Street and Field Street, Leek, bounded on the North by High Street, on the South by the land of Henry Davenport and  on the West by land belonging to Mr Ernest Green, for the sum of £425.  A schedule to this document refers to an indenture between Thomas Phillips and others and the Council on 1 October 1902.

[6] Copy draft conveyance, dated 24 March 1921, by the Leek Theatre Company Ltd, to William Allan Milton of Buxton, Derbyshire, theatre proprietor, of the Grand Theatre & Hippodrome, Leek, Staffordshire. Shipton & Ainsworth, Buxton, Challinors & Shaw, Leek.

[7] Notice of an extraordinary general meeting of members of the Leek Theatre Company Limited to be held in the Photographic Society Rooms, Alexandra Club, Leek on 19 January 1921 to consider winding up the Company. This document also gives notice of a further extraordinary meeting to be held on 4 February 1921 at the same place to receive a report of the first meeting and propose various resolutions.

[8] Printed Chairman's report of the results of the extraordinary meetings held on 19th January and 4 February 1921. At the latter meeting it was resolved that the Leek Theatre Company Ltd be voluntarily wound up and that William Birch of Haywood Street, Leek, accountant, be appointed liquidator.

[9]  Notice issued by William Birch, liquidator, that a meeting of the creditors of the Leek Theatre Company Ltd, was to be held at 79 Haywood Street, Leek, Staffordshire on 21st February 1921. Notice was also given that creditors were to send in the names and addresses with particulars of their debts or claims and the names of their solicitors, on or before 24 March 1921.

[10] Printed return of the Final Winding Up Meeting of the Leek Theatre Company Limited to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, dated 8 June 1921. Signed William Birch, liquidator.

Names: Bibby; Birch; Davenport; Fallon; Gibson; Green; Goodwin; Milton; Myatt; Newall; Ratcliffe; Sharratt; Swindlehurst;

 

BC2/1229

Places: Buxton, Derbyshire; Liverpool, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the Leek Theatre Company Ltd.

[1 to 29] group of 29 letters, copy letters, receipts, printed notices etc, re the liquidation of the Leek Theatre Company Ltd, Leek, Staffordshire  covering the period from November 1920 to June 1921.

[30 to 38 ] Nine draft or copy documents relating to the liquidation of the Leek Theatre Company Ltd, including draft minutes for the final winding up meeting and a notice of a change of the registered office.

Names: Ainsworth; Birch;  Challinor; Milton; Shaw; Shipton; Wain; Eiber;

 

BC2/1230

Places: Accrington; Westminster, London; Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire; Winchester;

Description: Documents relating to a general scheme for sewage disposal in the town of Leek, Staffordshire 1884 to 1896, proposed by the Leek Improvement Commissioners..

[1] Printed Report on  General Scheme of sewage Dispoal for the Town of Leek, by Bailey Denton & Son and North of Westminster to the Leek Improvement Commissioners, 16 July 1892,

[2] Printed Report and Description of the scheme proposed for Sewage Disposal (Northern District, Leek, Staffordshire,  by Theo. S. McCallum, A.M.Inst.C.E, Manchester  to the Leek Improvement Commissioners, August 1893.

[3] Printed Supplementary Report and Description of the scheme proposed for Sewage Disposal (Northern District, Leek, Staffordshire,  by Theo. S. McCallum, A.M.Inst.C.E, Manchester  to the Leek Improvement Commissioners, September 1893.

[4] Leek Sewage Disposal, Report on the Sewage Disposal of Leek by W. H. Radford  Assoc. M. Inst. C.E; Mem. San. Inst., etc., Pelham Chambers, Angel Row, Nottingham, August 1893. Includes plans.

[5] Report on Scheme for Sewage Disposal, Northern District, Leek, Staffordshire, by J. Edward Wilson, C.E., Union Chambers, Birmingham, 24 August 1893.

[6] Sewage Disposal in Forfar by William F. Murray, M.D., F.R.C.S., Medical Officer of Health 1888-1889.

[7] Plan of Wall Grange Farm in the Parishes of Longsdon & Lowe, Staffordshire for sale by auction by Messrs Knight, Frank & Rutley March 1911 (overprinted 1926).

[8] Plan associated with Bailey Denton Son and North of Westminster's report  to the Leek Improvement Commissioners, on a  sewage disposal scheme for the town of Leek, 16 July 1892,

[9] Mr Farrow's plan as to a sewer and dyeworks etc, Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire. 1880?

[10] Sketches showing the Wardle, Hammersley dye houses on the River Churnet, Leek, Staffordshire and their drainage into the river.

[11 to 54] Bundle of letters, memos, quotations, etc., relating to the provision for sewage disposal in the town of Leek, Staffordshire. Includes (46) printed memorandum of the Staffordshire County Council prepared for the Conference on Rivers Pollution Prevention at Stoke-on-Trent on 3 November 1890 and also [27] a list of the number of deaths within the urban sanitary district of Leek from smallpox, scarlet fever, diptheria and phthisis from 1851 to 1889.

[55] Notes on Public Health Act and Burslem etc, drainage schemes.

Names: Allen; Bailey; Blake; Brealey; Brough; Challinor; Daykeyne; Davy; Denton; Davenport; Fyfe; Gosling; Hammersley;  Harrison; Howard; Hulme; Middleton; Milner; Myatt; Nicholson;  Robinson; Rushton; Shufflebotham; Shaw; Vaelcker; Wardle; Watson; Williams; Wilmot; Worrall; Wooliscroft;

 

BC2/1231

Places: Leek, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire; Birmingham;

Description: Handwritten memorandum of a meeting in Leek, Staffordshire to discuss a cookery school for girls, Revs.  Maude in the chair. 9 January 1888. Schools of cooking elsewhere mentioned, various problems discussed including that of half-timers.

Names: Allen; Challinor; Dodds; Goodwin; Hankinson; Nicholson; Robinson; Spurling; Stanier; Turner; Watson;

 

BC2/1232

Places: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Particulars of the estates of James Lucas of Leek, Staffordshire, bankrupt, as advertised to be sold by auction this day at the George Inn in Leek, Staffordshire between the hours of 3 & 6 in the afternoon of the same day viz.  9 January 1782. Lots include a capital messuage in Spout Street, Leek now divided into two dwellings occupied by James Lucas and his brother William; a messuage in Compton occupied by William Whieldon;  a stable in Compton with a small garden behind occupied by Messrs Key & Lucas; and the Cornhill Cross Close occupied by Key & Lucas.   The document ends with the sale of Lot 4 for £120 to Mr Simon Debank of Leek, Staffordshire signed and witnessed by Simon Debank and John Daintry one of the vendors under of the assignees under the commission of bankruptcy,  in the presence of Thomas Mills junior and William Cragg clerk to Mr Mills.  Part of the property for sale property was subject to a 15 year term from the death of Mrs Margaret Lucas mother of James Lucas and  the Dower of Alice Lucas wife of James Lucas.

Names: Cragg; Daintry; Debank; Key; Lucas; Mills; Wheildon;

 

BC2/1233

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1234

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1235

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1236

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1237

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1238

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1239

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1240

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1241

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1242

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1243

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1244

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1245

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1246

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1247

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1248

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1249

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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BC2/1250

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Leek Town Lands: Miscellaneous uncatalogued documents

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