Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1261 to 1275   

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Last updated 23/07/2009


BC2/1261

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;  

Description: Leek Urban District Council plan of the Globe Yard & Fields Estate, Leek, Staffordshire, as allotted for sale.  January 1904. Scale 1" = 30'.  

Names: Allen; Beacham;

 

BC2/1262

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Extract from the Leek Inclosure Award so far as respects Mr Morris' [Norris?] allotments. 1833. To Isaac Morris. Plan III (220) Three acres  one rood and eleven perches on Blackshaw Moor bounded Northeastwardly by the Thorncliffe Road Southeastwardly  and Southwestwardly by the allotment 209 and Northwestwardly by the allotment 219. To fence on the North East and North West, J. Tittesworth.

By Purchase: Plan  III (219) Three acres 2 roods 19 perches on Blackshaw Moor purchased from William Redfearn  on the 28 day of March 1808 in consideration of the sum of £103-19-0d bounded Northeastwardly by the Thorncliffe Road  Southwestwardly by the allotment 209 Southeastwardly by the allotment 220 and Northwestwardly by the allotment 218.  To fence on the North East and North West. Jn. Tittesworth.

Names: Morris; Redfearn; Tittesworth;

 

BC2/1263  

Places: Whitechapel, London; Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; 

Description: Staffordshire Inquisition Post Mortem 5 October 1837. An inquisition indented taken for our sovereign Lady the Queen at the House of Charles Adams, the Crown Inn situate at Uttoxeter in the Parish of Uttoxeter in the County of Stafford on the fifth day of October in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria before John Cattlow Gentleman one of the Coroners of our said Lady the Queen for the said County on  view of  the body of William Wordsworth then and there lying dead upon the oaths of Samuel Brassington, Thomas Brindley Edward Stanford Bagshaw, Anthony Godbehere, John Gerrard, Charles Adams, John Twigg, James Titley, John Clay, John Bamford, Thomas Ford and John Finnemore good and lawful men of the said County, duly chosen, and being then and there duly sworn, and charged to enquire, for our said Lady the Queen, when, where, and how, and by what means the said William Wordsworth came to his death, do upon their oaths say, that Edward Baddeley late of the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid labourer, on the 25 day of September in the year aforesaid at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid, in a certain public highway there was riding a certain Chestnut Gelding when it so happened that the said Chestnut Gelding became unmanageable and ran away and the said William Wordsworth, being in the same highway was then and there accidentally, casually and by misfortune forced and thrown to the ground by the said Chestnut Gelding and the said Chestnut Gelding then and there fell upon the said William Wordsworth thereby then and there giving the said William Wordsworth one mortal fracture in and upon the head of him the said William Wordsworth of which said mortal fracture the said William Wordsworth  for the space of about one hour at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid did languish and languishing did live and of the same mortal fracture the same William Wordsworth on the said 25 day of September at the parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid did die.  And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do say  that the said William Wordsworth in the manner and by the means aforesaid accidentally, casually and by misfortune came to his death and not otherwise. And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do further say  that the said Chestnut Gelding was ….ing to the death of the said William Wordsworth, that the said Chestnut Gelding is of the value of one pound and is the property and in the possession of  John Sparrow Taylor of Shelton in the County aforesaid, attorney-at-law, And the Jurors aforesaid on their oaths aforesaid do further say that the said William Wordsworth was a dealer in marine stores residing at No. 31 Whitechapel Road, London and was the age of forty-eight years.

In witness whereof, as well the said coroner, as the Jurors aforesaid have hereunto subscribed their hands and seal, on the day and years and at the place first above mentioned.

Names: Adams; Baddeley; Bagshaw; Bamford; Brassington: Brindley; Cattlow; Clay;  Finnemore; Ford; Godbehere; Gerrard; Twigg; Titley; Wordsworth;

 

BC2/1264

Places: Canada; Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description: Request and authority by A. R. Boswell to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society  to pay certain amounts out of the proceeds of the sale of real estates mortgaged by Henry Beaumont Cruso. A. R. Boswell, dated 20 March 1894. Signed and stamped. The moneys to be paid were to cover the  succession duties and stamp duties paid by Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire with regard to the estate of Henry Beaumont Cruso. The residue of the estate and Challinor & Shaw's costs were to be paid to Challinor & Shaw who were then to repay Boswell as trustee of Henry Beaumont Cruso and his wife Emma, certain money he had advanced to the Crusos.

Names: Boswell; Challinor; Cruso; Shaw;

 

BC2/1265  

Places: Wirksworth, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; 

Description: Miscellaneous silk industry related documents. [1] Four page bill, dated Wirksworth January 1827, Mr Thomas Hall debtor to Mrs Samuel Hall for sarcenet, calico fents, silk ribbons, buttons, thread, twist, Nankeen, wool, cord, tapes, wadding, ferret, flannel, baize, muslin, buckram, gloves, dimity, handkerchiefs, shalloon, tram, linen, cloth, pins, whalebone, etc, supplied between 8 August 1825 and 22 July 1826.

[2] Summary [partnership?] account for Messrs Brunt, Fynney & Ridout, 1844 to 1862.  The account simply comprises three sets of columns, each set of which gives the year, a simple description (in all cases "Cash etc") and £, s, d. The total for all three individuals increases from approximately £409 in 1844 to £1240 in 1860.

[3] Six dividend "Notice and Warrant" issued by the Leek Spun Silk and Manufacturing Company Ltd, between August 1922 and February 1925. All are payable to the executors of the late Mr J. Challinor. 

Names: Brunt; Challinor; Fynney; Hall; Ridout;

 

BC2/1266  

Places: Heywood, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;  

Description: [1] Correspondence between the trustees of Henry Bermingham of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased, and The Cotton Waste Fire Insurance Company Ltd in connection with  Alterations in connection with the new warehouse at Compton Mills, Leek, Staffordshire. Hacker & Allen Leek, October -November 1906.

[2] Draft agreement between the trustees of  the will of the late Henry Bermingham of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and The Cotton Waste Fire Insurance Company Ltd of Heywood, Lancashire, in connections alterations to existing property following the erection of a new warehouse situate near the Compton Mills, Leek, Hacker & Allen, 1906.

[3] Fire insurance certificate (No. 9877252)  issued by the Royal Insurance Company, in favour of the trustees of the late Henry Bermingham of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and dated 23 January 1907. Includes a detailed schedule of the Compton Mills situated in Duke Street, South Street and  Compton, Leek, which was insured for £7000. A note added to the back page and dated 1 October 1912, states that the interest in the policy was then vested in Herbert Trafford and Job White, both silk manufacturers, partners in the firm of Trafford White & Co.

[4] Fire insurance certificate (No. 9877251)  issued by the Royal Insurance Company, in favour of the trustees of the late Henry Bermingham of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and dated 23 January 1907. Includes a detailed schedule of a new warehouse, offices and store, situated in Duke Street, South Street and  Compton, Leek, which was insured for £1750. A note added to the back page and dated 1 October 1912, states that the interest in the policy was then vested in Herbert Trafford and Job White, both silk manufacturers, partners in the firm of Trafford White & Co.

[5] Schedule of deeds etc, relating to a silk mill, shade, houses, buildings, lands etc, situated in Duke Street, South Street, Compton, Prospect Place, Cornhill Street, Jolliffe Street and King Street, Leek, Staffordshire belonging to Henry Bermingham of Leek, silk manufacturer, dated 6 January 1888. The document was prepared in connection with Bermingham's mortgage to the Leek & Moorlands Building Society and carries the registration number 7132  Class A £2300. It carries an undated note "mortgage vacated".

[6] Handwritten notes relating to the agreement with the Cotton Waste Company and concerns the roof drainage on a warehouse.  One note states " mill cost £11000 excluding land. Warehouse £3000.  It also states that "£1300 spent on chimney and new boiled 8 or 9 years ago -Tinkers boiler -100lbs. 

Names: Allen; Blades; Challinor; Cockshoot; Grace; Hacker; Massey; Trafford; White;

 

BC2/1267

Places: Endon, Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Endon Vicarage Rent Fund: Annual statement of account 1894-95. Secretary E. W. Hollinshead. Treasurer G. H. Heaton. Contains a list of subscribers.

Names: Baker; Challinor; Cole; Dodd; Heath; Heaton; Hollinshead; Orford; Scrivener; Smith; Tennant;  Wilder;

BC2/1268

Places: Jodrell Bank, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Printed Order from the  Charity Commissioners for England & Wales, concerning the Robert Scholefield Milner Charity for educational purposes at Leek, Staffordshire, founded by his will proved (with codicil) in the Principal Registry on the 23 April 1925. L4  528,628/1  Sealed 6th February 1976. This details how the "Scheme for the regulation of the charity". [8 pages]

Names: Barlow; Hood; Law; Levitt; Milner;  Povey;  Thomas; Whiteman;  

 

BC2/1269

Places: Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Copy conveyance of freehold buildings, lands and premises formerly used as a tannery but now used as a dyeworks, situate  in Ball Haye Road, Leek, Staffordshire, by Thomas Henry Booth of Leek, Staffordshire, currier and leather merchant to  Harry Gilbert of Springfields, Leek, dyer, Joseph Gilbert of Osborne Street, Leek, dyer, Amos Gilbert of Rose Cottage Cheddleton, paper maker, and Charles Gilbert of Ashgrove, Cheddleton, foreman papermaker, for £2500.  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, 3 January 1921. Document includes a plan. The property is described as "all that piece of land situate in Tittesworth in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire bounded on the north west side by Ball Haye Road leading from Leek to Ball Haye Green, formerly in the occupation of the Vendor and now for some years in the occupation of the purchasers and others, containing in the whole 2546 square yards or thereabouts. Together with the plant, engine, boiler, shafting, water wheel and reservoir, tan pits, beam house, leather house, drying sheds, bark sheds, bark mill, warehouses, chimney stack and all other buildings occupied and used as a tannery and now erected and being on the said plot of land.

Names: Booth; Challinor; Gilbert; Shaw; Terry; Wardle;  

 

BC2/1270

Places: Leek, Staffordshire;

Description: Plan of a portion of the Westwood Estate, Leek, Staffordshire allotted for sale in July 1921.  E. Heaton & Sons, Endon, Staffordshire. Scale 1" = 5 chains = 110 yards.

Names: Nicholson; Woolliscroft; Knight; Gee; Heaton; Hidderley; Pegg; Shorter; Tatton; Turner; Bennison;  

 

BC2/1271

Places: Butterton,  Grindon,  Rocester, Staffordshire;

Description: Extract from the the Stafford section of the  Further Report of the Commissioners For Enquiring  Concerning Charities, pages 431 to 434 re Charities in the Township and Chapelry of Butterton. A handwritten note on page 431, states "vol. 13 Dated 22 January 1825..

Names: Adsetts; Arnold; Bainbrigge; Barker; Blair;  Buck; Cock; Gibbs; Gold; Hall; Hake; Hill; Hambleton; Harrison; Mellor; Nash; Oakden; Robotham; Rudgyard;  Salkfield; Smith; Stubbs; Taylor; Twigg; Watson; Wood; Whittaker; Wright;

 

BC2/1272

Places: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;

Description: Survey of the lands in Netherwood, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, purchased by Mr George Saunders from Mr William Saunders. Undated. Carries pencil notes and calculations.  The notes include the following " Notice to pay money on Note of Demand  a few days before Lady Day next. William Goodwin, Hanley Green £100;  Joseph Tower, Hollington, £100; Simon Turner, Hollington £100."   The total area of land purchased was 18 acres 2 roods  10 perches and the purchase price ££66 an acre".

Names: Breyntons; Marriot;  Norris; Palmer; Saunders; Yates;

 

BC2/1273

Places: Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;

Description: Documents relating to the compulsory purchase by the Leek UDC of houses on Ball Haye Lane and Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire October 1960 to 1962.

[1] Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire bill to Mr H. Rogers for work done in connection with the proposed compulsory purchase of  Rogers' property on Ball Haye Lane, Leek and his appeal to the Minister of Housing. 11 January 1961 to 11 April 1961.

[2] Printed Notice to Mr H. Rogers of 17 Alsop Street, Leek, Staffordshire, of the making of a compulsory purchase order  in respect of land in a clearance area in Ball Haye Lane, Leek, Staffordshire made on 25 October 1960. Rogers is stated to be the owner of properties 1 to 6 in the attached schedule.  The 5 page schedule lists 56 properties giving descriptions, owners names and reference numbers and colouring on a map.

[3] Plan to a scale of 1:500th, of property in Ball Haye Lane and Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, as drawn by J. A. Gilchrist FRICS., MIMunE., of the Town Hall, Leek, dated November 1960 [Plan No. 737/4. Stoke-on-Trent O.G.D. No. 1.00.94

[4]Letter, dated 6 December 1960,  from the Clerk to the Leek UDC, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr H. Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek  re the Ball Haye Lane compulsory purchase order, enclosing that order.

[5] Printed circular (no. 9/58) issued under the 1957 Housing Act by the Leek Urban District Council, Staffordshire, concerning the reasons for the proposed acquisition of the Ball Haye Lane, Leek Clearance Area.  The reasons were that the houses were unfit for human habitation; that it was desirable to redevelop the centrally located site in an integrated way and that the council considered it unlikely that satisfactory redevelopment could be carried out unless the Council owned the whole site.

[6] Minister of Housing etc, form  for an appeal by Mr H. Rogers of Leek, against a compulsory purchase order made by the Leek UDC, on grounds that the property had been well maintained. Form S/C55 The form relates to no's 2/4, 6/8, 10/12 and 14 on Ball Haye, Lane, Leek, Staffordshire.

[7]  4 letters from Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors representing Mr H. Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek in the matter of the compulsory purchase by Leek UDC of his property on Ball Haye Lane, Leek. Item 1. Letter dated 11 January 1961 to the Minister of Housing & Local Government stating their client was in poor health; rents from the property formed a  part of his income; the site could be developed privately and the compensation was below that offered by private building firms. Item 2: Letter to The Town Clerk, Leek dated 11 January 1961 notifying them that Challinor's client had made a formal objection to the Minister.   Item 3: dated  1 February 1961, to Mr Rogers notifying him that they had dealt  with this matter but that the Council now required his receipted accounts to support his claim that the property had been well maintained. Item 4: Letter, dated 6 February 1961, from Challinor & Shaw to the Town Clerk, Leek, Staffordshire re the Ball Haye, Leek compulsory purchase order affecting Mr Rogers' property.  They state that Rogers had no receipted accounts but nevertheless had maintained the houses well for the preceding 5 years. A list of the repairs carried out by Mr Rogers and his son is included, which gives the cost of the materials only.

[8] Printed official notification by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, that one of the Minister's Inspectors had been instructed to hold a public hearing into the matter of the Ball Lane Compulsory Purchase Order 1960 and that the inquiry would take place on 11 April 1961 at 10.0 a.m., in the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire.

[9] Formal notification, dated 14 March 1961,  by the Leek Urban District Council, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr H. Rogers of 17 Alsop Street, Leek, as a person who has objected to the Ball Lane Compulsory Purchase Order 1960, of the principal grounds for being satisfied that the buildings concerned were unfit for human habitation.  The reasons are listed for the individual properties on an attached schedule. The reasons were: dampness, disrepair, inadequate natural lighting and ventilation, absence of facilities for cooking and storing food, inadequate W.C. accommodation.

[10] Sixteen miscellaneous letters relating to the Compulsory Purchase Order affecting the Ball Haye Lane, Leek,  property of Mr H. Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek, Staffordshire dating between 27 March 1961 and 21 August 1961.  Item 6 (dated 18 April 1961) contains the terms under which the Leek Urban District Council proposed to purchase Mr Roger's property. The property (2/14 Ball Haye Lane) produced rents of some £122-4s-0d a year, but the Council offered compensation of only £342.

[11] Draft conveyance, dated 28 August 1961, by Harold Rogers and his wife, of 17 Alsop Street, Leek, Staffordshire to the Leek Urban District Council of four messuages or houses known as numbers 2/4, 6/8/ 10/12 and 14 Ball Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, for £342-10s-0d.  Bowcock & Pursell, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire. Includes plan (faded).

[12] Three further letters relating to  the Compulsory Purchase Order affecting the Ball Haye Lane, Leek,  property of Mr H. Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek, Staffordshire and dating between 5 September 1961 and 31 October 1961. They relate to the completion of the sale to the Council.

[13] Official notification from the Ministry of Housing & Local Government of the Inspector's report and recommendations on the Leek UDC Ball Lane Compulsory Purchase Order 1960. The order was approved with some modifications including "well maintained payments for specified properties. NB Faded photo copied document.

[14] Copy of a letter, dated 26 October 1961,  from the Town Clerk of Leek to Mr Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek, Staffordshire, informing him of the Minister's decision on the compulsory purchase of Rogers' Ball Haye Lane property.

[15] Official formal notification, dated 26 October 1961, by the Leek Urban District Council, Staffordshire to Mr H. Rogers of 17 Alsop Street, Leek of the confirmation of the council's Ball Lane Compulsory Purchase Order in respect of property in Ball Haye Lane and Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire. It includes a 4 page schedule ( Part I) covering most of  the property covered by the Order giving a brief description and the owners names and another, single page, schedule (Part II)  listing the remaining property.

[16] Letter, dated 23 November 1961, from the Town Clerk, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, of Leek re the payment of a "well-maintained" payment with respect to No. 14 court 4, Ball Lane, Leek. The payment comprised £13 to the owner of the property (Mr Rogers) and £5 to the tenant.

[17] Two letters from Challinor & Shaw, of Leek, Staffordshire solicitors, to the Town Clerk of Leek and to their client Mr Rogers of Alsop Street, Leek, dated 27 November 1961 and 31 January 1962 respectively. Both concern payment of a "well-maintained" payment with respect to No. 14 court 4, Ball Lane, Leek.

[18] Rough notes concerning the value of property covered by  the Ball Lane Leek Compulsory Purchase Order 1960, some maintenance costs and possible forms of redevelopment.  

Names:
Barr; Blakemore; Brooks; Boyland; Chell; Gilchrist; Goldstraw; Grace; Hollinshead;  Ingham; Malkin; Mellor; Morton; Rogers; Simcock; Slater;Spilsbury;  

 

BC2/1274  

Places: Leek, Staffordshire 

Description: Handbook for the centenary year celebration, on 26 September 1963, of the establishment  of the St. Edward's Lodge of the Freemasons in Leek, Staffordshire. Invites members to the celebration, provides an order of proceedings for the festival and gives a history of the Freemasons in Leek. Lists brethren.

Names: Warren; Moore; Gibson; Fowler; Barber; Sherratt; Collins; Cook; Goodwin; Mellor; Worth; Chell' Ainsworth; Brown; Clapton; Wardle; Johnson; Knight; Bostock; Bode; Mitchell; Mycock; Turner; Palmer; Prime; Smith; Pownall; Hartley; Broadhead; Cliffe; Shone; Hickson; Fieldsend; Rigby;  Harris;

 

BC2/1275

Places: Stone, Staffordshire.

Description: Printed particulars of the sale of 158 head of cattle, 3 horses, 100 sheep and lambs, poultry, farm implements, machinery and tools at Clifford Wood Farm, Stone, Staffordshire on 11 March 1954.   The sale was because the owner, Mr William Beresford was retiring after a family farming tenancy of 77 years.  He was apparently known as a "Feeder" his  cattle having won prizes at all the major fat stock shows. 

Names: Beresford;


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