Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 126 to 150   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/01/2006


BC2/ 126
Places:
Endon, Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
Description: Letter from John Sutton to H. Tozer dated Friday 1st June 1798. "Will thank you to send me the will of the late Mr. George Taylor as there are some of the legatees come over from Uttoxeter to receive their money & Mr. Sutton of Endon has the copy that was took."
Names: Sutton; Taylor; Tozer;

 

BC2/ 127
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft conveyance of a plot or piece of land situated on the North East  side of Cruso Street, Leek, Staffordshire by the Trustees of the will of the late Stephen Hall Goodwin of Leek, Staffordshire, silk broker deceased and of the will of the late Stephen Goodwin of Leek, silk manufacturer, to Thomas Grace of Leek, builder. Challinor & Shaw 20th January 1896.
Names: Goodwin; Grace; Challinor; Shaw; Badnall; Johnson;

 

BC2/ 128
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: (1) Draft letter from Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors, to Hacker & Allen of Leek, solicitors dated 27 January 1897. The letter concerns the estate of Joseph Howard the Elder, deceased. The subject is a complaint concerning the conduct of Challinors' managing clerk Mr. Robinson. It also mentions  a deed in the legal estate in the Cock Inn.

(2) Press copy letter from Challinor & Shaw to Hacker & Allen dated 25 December 1896.

(3) Press copy letter from Challinor & Shaw to Mr. Allen dated 5 January 1897.
Names: Howard; Johnson; Millward; Robinson;

 

BC2/ 129
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Letters relating to the sale of the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire by the local council. The Red Lion stables and the Booths Arms property are also mentioned.

(1)Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 2nd November 1904.

(2) Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 11th March 1905.

(3) Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 30th March 1905.

(4)Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 12th April 1905.

(5) Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 13th April 1905.

(6) Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to W.E.Beecham Chartered Surveyor, dated 15th April 1905.

(7) Letter from Thomas Robinson acting on behalf of Charles Bunting & Co. to Charles Watson dated 18th April 1905.
Names: Beecham; Watson; Bunting; Hacker; Allen; Challinor; Shaw; Howard;

 

BC2/ 130
Places:
Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
Description: Documents relating to discussions between Leek Urban District Council and the firm Charles Bunting & Co.

(1) Official letter from C. Henshaw to W. E. Beacham, Town Surveyor of Leek, Staffordshire dated 23rd May 1905. It gives a resolution of the Council that -since negotiations for the renewal of the lease of the Red Lion stables had fallen through, the Surveyor was instructed to demand immediate possession of the premises and keys and if the request was not complied with by 10 a.m. the following day, the Surveyor was authorised to close the approaches to the premises.

(2) Official letter from Hacker & Allen acting on behalf of the Leek Urban District Council to Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire dated 21st September 1905.

(3) Letter from C. Cowlishaw of Uttoxeter, solicitor acting for Chas. Bunting & Co, to Mr. Robinson, Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors dated 6th November 1905.

(4) Official letter from Hacker & Allen acting on behalf of the Leek Urban District Council to Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire dated 9th January 1906. This states that Cowlishaw had said that all the costs in connection with the lease [presumably of the Red Lion stables] would be paid for by the Company.
Names: Bunting; Cowlishaw; Hacker; Allen; Challinor; Robinson;

 

BC2/ 131
Places:
Leek Staffordshire; Worcester;
Description: Letters relating to Bunting's shops in St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire.

(1) Letter dated 3 September 1912 from Miss Sambrook of 42 Osborne Street, Leek to Mr. Robinson of Challinor & Shaw of Leek, solicitors re the rent wanted for a shop in St. Edward St., Leek.

(2)Letter dated 6th September 1912 from Miss Sambrook of 42 Osborne Street, Leek to Mr. Robinson of Challinor & Shaw of Leek, solicitors informing them that the shop in St. Edward St., Leek "will not suit my purpose".

(3) Estimate dated 23rd September 1912 for maintenance work on Bunting's shop in St. Edward St., Leek.

(4) Letter dated 30 September 1912 from R. Smith of 21 Mealcheap in Street, Worcester to C. Bunting Esq. Re shop in St. Edward St., Leek, offering £25 per annum "and put it in repair"

(5) Letter dated 2nd October 1912 from R. Smith of 21 Mealcheapin Street, Worcester to C. Bunting Esq. Re shop in St. Edward St., Leek. Smith states that he is a grower of flowers and vegetables and would want the premises for fruit and flowers and maybe vegetables "Good Class" and for a home away from the big town.

(6) Letter dated 7th October 1912 from R. Smith of 21 Mealcheapin Street, Worcester to C. Bunting Esq. Re shop in St. Edward St., Leek. States again "will you put the shop and house in good repair and accept £25 per annum".
Names: Bunting; Sambrook; Smithh; Challinor; Shaw;

 

BC2/ 132
Places:
Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; London;
Description: Letters concerning Leek's new Post Office.

(1) Press copy letter dated 24th May 1905 from Robinson of Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire to H. Opie Smith, solicitor to General Post Office, London. Robinson states that he negotiated the sale of the property  "and have the pleasure of seeing you upon the proposed exchange with the Leek Council". Robinson was the agent for Charles Bunting & Co. the "owners of adjoining premises and arranged provisional terms for an exchange of land and for an alteration of the road."   Buntings (he said) own the red Lion Hotel in Leek and the stables in connection with that house belong to the Council and with a view to building on the site of the stables, the Council gave a notice to quit the stables which expired at Lady Day last". I have been negotiating a lease for 5 years of the stables -the proposal to build having been abandoned- and the terms were agreed and a covenant inserted that Buntings should carry out the exchange and altered right of road. The Council, however, wished to insert a clause which effectively meant "heads we win tails you loose" and Robinson could not (he said) agree to it. The Council, he said, had refused to negotiate and "to day  have entered into possession of the stables and to the great inconvenience of the farmers attending the market, closed them."   Robinson had heard that the Council proposed to ask the GPO to join with them in an action against Buntings. He concluded by saying " It really comes down to this that on a question of about £6 for costs and the deletion of a clause as to the exchange falling thro without any default by Buntings the proposed alteration of Strangman's Walks is to be abandoned unless the Council successfully prove a contact to exchange at a cost of probably some hundreds of pounds."

2)Letter dated 16th August 1905 on headed paper from Hacker & Allen acting for the Leek Urban District Council to C.H.Cowlishaw, solicitor acting for Chas. Bunting & Co., re the Leek New Post Office.

(3) Letter dated 19th August 1905 on headed paper from Hacker & Allen acting for the Leek Urban District Council to C.H.Cowlishaw, solicitor acting for Chas. Bunting & Co., re the Leek New Post Office. This indicates that a Mr. Strutt was a tenant of the property exchanged by Bunting Ltd with the general Post Office.

(4) Letter dated 30th August 1905 from C.H.Cowlishaw, solicitor acting for Chas. Bunting & Co., to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, solicitors.

(5) Letter dated 7th September 1905 on headed paper from Hacker & Allen acting for the Leek Urban District Council to Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek re the Leek New Post Office. Post Office authorities pressing to complete.

(6) Letter dated 12th September 1905 on headed paper from Hacker & Allen acting for the Leek Urban District Council to Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, re the Leek New Post Office.

(7)Letter dated 27th November 1905 on headed paper from Hacker & Allen acting for the Leek Urban District Council to Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, re the Leek New Post Office. This accompanied "engrossments"
Names: Bunting; Cowlishaw; Robinson; Smith; Strutt; Beacham; Shaw; Challinor; Hacker; Allen; Newall;

 

BC2/ 133
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Thirteen letters re Mr. Henry Dishley's sale of property  at Ball Haye in Leek, Dishley's rrefusal to pay a bill and liability for street making.

(1) Letter dated 18th July 1900 on Leek Urban District Council headed paper, Hacker & Allen of Leek, solicitors, to Challinors & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors re Mr. Henry Dishley,. The Council had asked Mr. Dishley for £19-17s-10d for work done in making good Pump Street.

(2) Letter dated 21st July 1900 Hacker & Allen of Leek, solicitors, to Challinors & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors re Mr. Henry Dishley.

(3) Letter dated 16th July 190 from Henry Dishley of The Limes, Leek, Staffordshire to Challinor & Shaw.

(4) Letter fom Hacker & Allen to H. Dishley of The Limes, Leek, dated 2th December 1899, reminding him of the appointment fixed for the following day to complete the purchase.

(5) Letter from Henry Dishley of The Limes, Leek to Mr. C.J.Gwynne of Challinors, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 28 February 1900. On the back are Gwynne's notes concerning the case.
Names: Dishley; Wilson; Hacker; Allen; Challinor; Shaw; Gwynne;

 

BC2/ 134
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Cognovit in the Court of Common Pleas in the case of John Fisher versus John Bradley dated 11th November 1837 and witnessed by Thomas Redfern [probably Leek, Staffordshire]. Bradley admitted liability.
Names: Bradley; Fisher; Redfern;

 

BC2/ 135
Places:
Leek, Flash, Staffordshire;
Description: John Bloore versus William Allen, Edward Smith Walters, George Bloore, Sarah Bloore and Annie Bloore in Chancery 1865-B-360 Redfern & Son, Leek, Staffordshire. Surcharge for property received and not accounted for including an Australian gold nugget pin, a set of Australian gold studs and a gold watch and chain.
Names: Allen; Bloore; Walters; Redfern; Gould; Belfield; Hacker; Camlin; Lynam; Ball; Bostock; Goodwin; Brunt; Wedgwood; Wardle; Minishull; Hudson;

 

BC2/ 136
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Biddings at the sale of Mr. William Davenport's property at the Swan Hotel, Leek, Staffordshire on Thursday 4th May 1899. Lot 1 was purchased by Mr. Keates and Lot 2 by Mr. Swindells.
Names: Davenport; Swindells; Keates;

 

BC2/ 137
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;
Description: Two receipts for payments made with regard to the third and final instalments under a composition made between William Young of Leek, silk merchant, and his creditors.

(1) Receipt issued by Messrs Burrowes and Forrest for promissory notes issued by William Young and by William Young and John Robinson jointly with regard to compositions and arrangements between William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading as "George Davenport & Co. " and his creditors  29th June 1881.

(2) Receipt issued by Thomas Cowling for promissory notes issued by William Young and by William Young and John Robinson jointly with regard to compositions and arrangements between William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading as "George Davenport & Co. " and his creditors  29th June 1881.

(3) Receipt issued by C. Vickerstaff for promissory notes issued by William Young and by William Young and John Robinson jointly with regard to compositions and arrangements between William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer trading as "George Davenport & Co. " and his creditors  20th September 1881. This was a receipt for the "first, second and final instalments of the composition of 6s 6d in the £".
Names: Young; Robinson; Burowes; Forrest; Cowling;

 

BC2/ 138
Places:
Sheen, Warslow, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft notice and grounds for an appeal by the Churchwardens and Oversees of the Parish of Sheen appellants against the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Township of Warslow, Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire 22 March 1841. They were appealing against an order signed by the Reverend Thomas Henry Heathcote JP and Matthew Gaunt JP concerning the settlement of Edward Woolley and his wife Elizabeth and their removal from Warslow to Sheen. Edward Woolley the pauper was said not to have lodged in Sheen under Mr. Thomas Lomas in the year 1816 and pay £5 for the same as stated in the examination  and upon which the adjudication and order were based. Consequently he did not gain settlement by occupying the house, blacksmith's shop and premises in the parish of Sheen in 1816.
Names: Woolley; Cruso; Heathcote; Gaunt; Lomas;

 

BC2/ 139
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft lease of 5 acres 1 rood and 19 perches of meadow land on the east side of Leek Moor Road ( no. 133 on the plan of Leek Town Lands) for seven years by Hugh Sleigh acting as (surviving)  Trustee of the Leek Town Lands to William Cumberlidge of Leek, farmer, at a rent of £11-11s-0d. Frank Cruso, Leek, 3rd April 1850. Overwritten in red ink for a new contract between Sleigh and John Clark of Leek, coal dealer, dated 23rd March and relating to 3 pieces of land, near Leek Wharf, called Woodcroft Heath that totalled 7 acres 3 rood and 35 perches (No.s 683, 684, and 685 on the plan of Leek Town Lands) at a rent of £23-0s-0d.
Names: Sleigh; Cumberlidge; Cruso; Clark; Caley; Barlow; Pointon; John L. Lomas; Challinor; Shaw; Badnall;

 

BC2/ 140
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire;
Description: Signed and stamped agreement for the sale and purchase  by Henry  William Nixon of Leek and Alfred Findler Cook of Macclesfield  to John Peach of Leek, innkeeper, of a beer house at 23 Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire called the Royal Oak, together with the brewhouse, outbuildings and yards "now in the occupation of William Henry Peach" for £600. Dated 23rd February 1892. The occupiers of 29 and 31 Mill Street had a right of foot and wheelbarrow road at all times and for all purposes and along a passage 4ft wide running along the East end of No.29,across the yard of the Royal Oak from Mill Street.

Also two letters.
Names: Nixon; Cook; Peach; Williams; Newall;

 

BC2/ 141
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: (1) Collector's (William Dishley, Agent, Leek.) accounts for Mr. Matthew Gaunt's devisees 21st May 1886. It covers the period 23rd September 1885 to April 24th 1886 and lists tenant's names weekly rents and disbursements.

(2)Collector's (William Dishley, Agent, Leek.) accounts for Mr. Matthew Gaunt's devisees 21st May 1886. It covers the quarter ending 14th May 1886 and simply lists the rents which ranged from 1s 8d to 3 shillings a week.
Names: Dishley; Gaunt; Brookes; Hady; Sheldon; Yates; Pickforrd; Cope; Mellor; Stanway; Wardle; Doxey; Nould; Cartwright; Savage; Porter; Challinor;

 

BC2/ 142
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; London;
Description: Letter dated 28th November 1899 from Arthur Nicholson of Messrs Brough, Nicholson & Hall of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr. Gwynne at Messrs Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek re the failure of A. W.Metcalfe of 17 Devonshire Square, Bishopgate, London for failure to supply £144 worth of silk.
Names: Nicholson; Gwynne; Metcalfe;

 

BC2/ 143
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Draft advert re the sale by private treaty of 6050 square yards of building land at the junction of Junction Road and Barnfield Road,  Leek, Staffordshire said to be "near the railway station" and to be "situated on a eminence commanding extensive views of the Churnet Valley, Basford, Cheddleton, Ladderedge and neighbourhood".
Names: Broster; Shaw;

 

BC2/ 144
Places:
Liverpool; Prestbury, Cheshire;
Description: Indenture of Apprenticeship dated 14th February 18854 between the Select Vestry of the Parish of Liverpool and James Hobson of Eaton in the Parish of Prestbury, Cheshire, silk manufacturer. The apprentice was 13 year old Ann Layton of Liverpool, an orphan who could read and write and she was apprenticed for seven years to learn the trade of a silk manufacturer. The indenture was signed and sealed and witnessed.

Names: Layton; Hobson; Campbell;

 

BC2/ 145
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; Chesterfield, Ashover, Debyshire; Dunscombe Ross, Herefordshire; Illinois, USA;
Description: Copy power of attorney dated 1883 relating to Illinois Railway shares. The preamble recites " I Joseph Challinor of Leek in the County of Stafford in England Gentleman the survivor of William John Wilson late of Clay Cross Chesterfield in the County of Derby England Esquire deceased and we the Reverend John Browne Nodder of Ashover in the County of Derby in England Clerk and Joseph Bower Siddall of Dunscombe Ross in the County of Hereford in England Esquire Doctor of Medicine the Executors of the last will and testament of the said late William John Wilson…"
Names: Challinor; Nodder; Wilson; Siddall; Newall; Lea; Gibson; MacDougalt; Reynolds; Cooper; Moody;

 

BC2/ 146
Places:
Paddington, Middlesex;
Description: Agreement  dated 22nd September 1843 between John Crowe of Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London, builder, and Mary Cooke of Prospect Place, Edgware Road, London, spinster. Miss Cooke paid £1450 to John Crowe for an assignment of a property on the West side of Park Place, Paddington "being the fifth house South from Maida Hill West the corner house inclusive for all the residue from Michaelmas next of the term of ninety five years and one quarter of another yea therein granted by an Indenture of Lease dated the 20th May 1842". The latter was made between (1)Thomas Thistlethwayte, Thomas Somers Cocks and Christopher Hodgson esquires, (2) Charles James Lord Bishop of London (3) Charles Stevenson and (4 the said John Crowe. The property was subject to an aggregate yearly rent of £7-10s.
Names: Crowe; Cooke; Cocks; Hodgson; Thistlethwayte; Stevenson;

 

BC2/ 147
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Letter dated 19th October 1878 from John Brealey of Leek to Thomas Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor, re and exchange of lands with the Earl of Macclesfield.  Brealey said he "considered the value of the land you purchased to be £1200 and to recommend to Lord Macclesfield to take it at this value and to give an equivalent on Buxton Road at 3/6 per yard, the land in West Street with the exception of 1500 yards is back land and I am tolerably certain of 5/- a yard for one lot of his Lordship's if it could be sold the situation here is on a main road with a road at the back as wide as Westwood road."
Names: Brealey; Shaw;

 

BC2/ 148
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire;  London; Toronto, Coburg, Canda;
Field Names: Maddock's Coft; Horse Bank; Big Meadow;
Description: Bundle of documents re the Cruso Estate, Leek, Staffordshire.
Names: Cruso; Boswell; Badnall; Wardle; Goodwin; Challinor; Brealey; Bowcock; Day; Hine; Eardley; Finney; Rendell; Galton; Goldstraw; Whalley; Kemp; Brough; Fitzherbert; Gally-Knight; Adams; Worthington; Siddall; Cantrell; Coupland; Buck; Searight; Robinson; Stephens; Wigram; Galt; Carr; Chambre;

 

BC2/ 149
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description: Extract from Order of Exchange between John Davenport esquire and John Cruso esquire of Leek, Staffordshire dated 5th January 1854.
Names: Cruso; Davenport;

 

BC2/ 150
Places:
Wirksworth, Derbyshire;
Description: Job Hall of Wirksworth's bill for beef, mutton, veal and other meats supplied to John Malkin between 12th May 1813  and 15th May 1827.
Names: Malkin; Hall;