Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1276 to 1300   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 11/03/2009


BC2/1276
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description: 
Miss Jane Elizabeth Cruso's bill for millinery and other goods purchased from J.S. Winfield of Leek, Staffordshire in the period from 1st July to 25 September 1854.  It thus covers the period from just prior to her marriage to William Beaumont Badnall.  Attached to the bills is Winfield's stamped receipt for £45-8s-11d received from the executors of the late Francis Cruso, dated 5 January 1855.
Names:
Badnall; Cruso; Winfield;

BC2/1277
Places:
Hartshorn, Derbyshire; London, Middlesex;  Eccleshall, Wootten; Staffordshire; 
Description: 
Copy of the surrender in the Special Court Baron and Customary Court of the Manor of Eccleshall, by the Trustees for the sale of the estates of the late Edward Mynors esquire, to Mr George Hadderton and his    20 May 1829.  Hadderton paid £900 for closes of meadow or pasture in Wootten within the Foreign of the Manor of Eccleshall I.e. the Spalding Flatt otherwise Spaully Flatt formerly in two parts, one called "one day math in sitch meadow" containing  1 acre 3 roods and 16 perches, and Rushy Piece formerly called the Cow Pastures containing 4 acres and 27 perches and in the  occupation of George Hadderton.   Charles Hamilton & Brailsford Bright were admitted as tenants in Fee, to the use of George Hadderton of Hackdon Hill, Eccleshall, Staffordshire for ever, " at the will of the Lord according to the Custom of the Manor".  And afterwards the said George Hadderton came to the Court in his own person and desired to be admitted  tenant.  The Lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof by the Rod according to the custom of the Manor.  To have and to hold all and singular the  premises aforesaid with the appurtenanaces….. At the will of  the Lord according to the custom of the Manor aforesaid under the yearly rent of one shilling and eight pence by apportionment and other the services, herriots, and customs therefore due and of  … accustomed . And he gives to the Lord for a Fine by Composition thirty eight pounds and ten shillings. He doth his fealty and  he is admitted tenant thereof accordingly
Names:
Barlow; Bolton; Bright; Buckley; Hadderton; Hamilton; Hassall; Hinckley; Mammatt; Mynors; Podmore;  

BC2/1278
Places:
Croxton; Eccleshall, Sugnall, Staffordshire; 
Description: 
Foreign of the Manor of Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Admittance of the trustees under the will of William Holland of Bloor Pipe, Staffordshire, farmer, to a Butt of land in the Upper Town Field, Croxton. 15 May 1873.  It cites the will of William Holland of Sugnall, dated 1 May 1862, in which he left a 60 acre farm in Croxton, Eccleshall to his sons William and Thomas in trust, to sell.  The farm was said to have then been in the possession of Henry Holland, James Hurd and John Madders.  Holland the testator had died on 4 December 1871 and was proved at Lichfield on 1 August 1872 and on the same day Thomas Holland appeared before the Manor Court and sought admittance, on behalf of himself and his brother, to a butt or selion of land lying in the Upper Town Field  with the appurtenances in Croxton within the said Manor containing 24 perches, lately occupied by William Holland deceased but now by Lewis Jackson. Their plea was granted "upon trusts" at an annual rent of  one penny and other services, herriots and customs therefore due and of right accustomed and they gave to the Lord for a fine by composition one pound (an herriot on the death of the said William Holland having been compounded for), then fealty was respited and they were admitted tenants thereof accordingly.
Names:
Holland; Hurd; Jackson; Madders; Pringle; Robinson;

BC2/1279
Places:
Leek, Stafford, Stone, Moddershall, Yarnfield, Staffordshire;
Description: 
Deeds re Daisy Bank, Leek.
[1] Covenant, dated 5 May 1843, by Thomas Redfern of Leek, Staffordshire to George Wooliscroft of Leek, grocer, for the production of feeds relating to a house, commonly known as Daisy Bank or Brewhill Cottage and property at Brewhill near Leek purchased by Mr George Wooliscroft.  Incorporates a schedule of deeds dating from 1744 to 1834.  
[2]  Conveyance, dated 6 May 1843, by Samuel Young formerly of Leek, Staffordshire, tanner, but now of Lym House, Leek,  to George Wooliscoft of Leek, Staffordshire, grocer, of a house commonly known as Daisy Bank or Brewhill Cottage and three closes of land near Leek, Staffordshire. The cottage was said to have been erected and built by Samuel Young, father of the aforesaid Samuel Young, at or near the top of a close called Middlefield. The 3 closes had formerly been 2 called Middle Field and Brew Hill Field situated at the northward end of the messuage and containing 5 acres 2 roods. A piece of the land was intended for a road running from Brewhill Road. 
Names:
Bagnall; Challinor; Clowes; Cruso; Crudginton; Dewsbery; Drakeford; Hughes;  Keates; Marsh; Plant; Redfern; Smith; Tatler; Turnbury; Wardle; Wheatley; Wooliscroft; Wright; Young.  

BC2/1280 
Places:
Ashbourne, Mickleover, Swanwick, Spondon, Aston, Chellaston, Botton; Borrowash, Parwich, Hognaston, Kirk Ireton, Yeldersley,  Kilborne, Chesterfield, Derby,  Littleover, Wirksworth, Halsey, Alfreton, Derbyshire;  Gate Burton, Lincolnshire; Carlton on Trent, Coddington, Newark, Nottinghamshire;  Alton, Denston,  Ellaston, Wootten,  Combridge, Whetley, Whetly Moor,  Beamhurst, Leek, Rocester, Rugeley, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; 
Description: 
[1] Abstract of the title [1743 to 1806] of Jeremiah Allcock's devisees to a small piece of land now forming part of a close called Garbridge situated in Denston, Alton, Staffordshire and formerly part of the estate of Joseph Sikes. "For Thomas Beard".  Blagg, Cheadle, 1828.  
[2]Deed of covenant, dated 6 April 1805, by Joseph Sikes of Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, to Jeremiah Alcock of the Nabb, Alveton, Staffordshire, farmer, for the production of title deeds relating to lands in Denston, Alveton, Staffordshire lately sold to Alcock by Sikes. Short schedule of deeds 1757-1798.  
[3] Attested copy, dated 6 April 1805,  of Indentures of Fine levied,  Easter Term 24th George 2nd (1750-51) between Edward Sikes plaintiff and Joseph Sikes and Hannah his wife, deforciants of thirty messuages, five cottages, thirty barns, thirty gardens, twenty orchards, 500 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 600 acres of pasture and 50 acres of furze and heath. And a moiety of four messuages, four barns, three gardens, two orchards, one hundred acres of land twenty acres of meadow, and 100 acres of pasture.  And also common of pasture for all cattle and common of turbury with the appurtenances in Ashbourne, Mickleover, Swanwick, Spondon, Aston, Chellaston, Botton; Borrowash, Parwich, Hognaston, Kirk Ireton, Yeldersley; and Kilborne and in the parishes of St. Alkmond's and St. Werburgh's in the Borough of Derby, Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Halsey, Alfreton, Mickleover, & Mugginton in the County of Derby. And of four messuages, three cottages, four barns, four gardens, four orchards, 150 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 150 acres of pasture, and 50 acres of furze and heath. And of a moiety of six messuages, three cottages, 200 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, and 300 acres of pasture and also common of pasture for all cattle and common of turbury with the appurtenances in Uttoxeter, Ellaston, Wootten, Denston, Combridge, Whetley; Whetly Moor and Beamhurst  and in the parishes of Uttoxeter, Dilhorne and Rocester in the County of Stafford.  Joseph & Hannah acknowledged the property to be the right of Edward which he had of their gift and they remised and quitclaimed it from them and their heirs to him and provided the usual warrantee. In return Edward gave Joseph & Hannah two thousand pounds sterling.  
[4] Attested copy, dated 6 April 1805,  of a "Deed to lead the uses of a Fine" to be levied. The Deed was an indenture tripartite, dated 22 April 1751,  between (1) Joseph Sikes of Derby, gentleman and his  wife Hannah, who was cousin and heir at law of Samuel Burton of Derby, esquire, deceased, (2) Samuel Sikes of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son and heir apparent of said Joseph and Hannah and (3) Edward Sikes of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant.  The intention was to "bar all intails heretofore created" on various properties and hereditaments.   The property included the "capital messuage wherein Samuel Burton did inhabit" now in the possession of Ann, his widow, and and known as Saint Ellens, situate in the parish of St. Alkmond in Derby. Gives details of many holdings including field names and occupiers.
Names:
Alcock; Archer; Armishaw; Baggaley; Bentley; Blount; Briggs;  Brudnell; Burton; Dickins;  Bagshaw; Ball; Bateman; Bennett; Berrisford; Blore; Buxton; Draycott; Earl; Endon; Fisher; Fletcher; Forster; Hall; Hardy; Harper; Harrison; Harvey; Harwood; Hawkesmore; Hewitt; Higginbotham; Hind; Holbrook; Horrocks; Howard; Hutton; Key; Kniveton; Madder; Meynell; Morley; Norman; Ordoyne;  Parker; Pitfield; Porter; Radford; Room; Salt; Sherrard; Sikes; Soar; Stanley; Storer; Ward; Wallis; Wilder; Wood. 

BC2/1281
Places:
Abbots Bromley, Cheadle, Ingestre, Rugeley,  Tittesworth, Walsall, Weston Coyney, Woodnesbury, Staffordshire;  
Description: 
The Quietus Roll of Walter Chetwynde of Ingestre Hall, High Sheriff of Staffordshire 1685 - 1686. This records his official accounts for his year in office giving brief details of payments made for various purposes and moneys received from Staffordshire Hundreds,  individuals, etc. The document is in Latin and about 8ft long.
Names:
Boswell; Chetwynde; Collins; Craddock;  Davenport; Harrison; Joyce; Lowe; Piercyhouse;  Short; Unwin.  

BC2/1282 
Places: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Lists of fees, fines and penalties payable by the Clerk to the Justices of the Petty Sessions at Leek to the County of Stafford  May to September 1880. Plus 3 lists of Arrears Received in the same period. Documents signed by Thomas Shaw 25 September 1880.  
[1 to 15] Lists of fees, fines and penalties payable May to September 1880.  
[16 to 18] Arrears of fines and penalties, outstanding from 1875-1880, received.  
Names
: Abbott, Allen; Armitt; Austin; Barber; Barker; Bailey; Barrow; Beresford; Bloore; Booth; Bowcock; Bradbury; Broadwater; Brown; Bryant; Brentnall; Buxton; Carrington; Challinor; Chubb; Clarkson; Clowes; Clulow; Coates; Craig; Daykin; Dean; Drury; Edge; Edwards;  Evans; Farrow; Fleming; Ford; Forrester; Gee; Gibson; Goodwin; Grant; Grindey; Goldstraw; Grattan; Griffiths; Hambleton;  Hammersley; Harvey; Hawley; Haywood; Hodgson; Hollings; Hughes; Hulme; Hyde; James; Johnson; Kirkland; Lancaster; Lewis; Limer; Lomas; Lovatt; Malkin; Massey; Mayer; Meakin; Mellor; Millward; Mitchell; Morgan; Morris; Mountford; Murfin; Parkinson; Percival; Phillips; Porter; Poultney; Rendell; Riley; Robinson; Rushton; Salt; Sargeant; Shaw; Sheldon; Shuffelbotham; Slade; Simpson; Smith; Swetnam; Thompson; Titterton; Tomlinson; Tunnicliffe; Turner; Twigg; Ward; Walton; Walwyn; Wardle; Weston; Wetton; Whalley; Whitehurst; Wilson; Wood; Woodward; Yardley; [and more]  

BC2/1283 
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: [1] List of  cases heard in the Court House, West Street, Leek on 29th November 1876.  
[2] Information laid, on 16 November 1876,  before Hugh Sleigh, a local JP, by Ralph Wooliscroft of Leek, Staffordshire, ironmonger, against John Moss (of Cheddleton, labourer?)  alleging that Moss  had obtained goods from him on the previous day, with intent to "cheat and defraud him of the same".  
[3] Warrant, dated 16 November 1876,  to the Constables of the Constabulary Force of the County of Stafford and all other Peace Officers in the County to arrest John Moss and bring him before HM Justices of the Peace in Stafford. NB Name on warrant has been changed from John Moss to Samuel Hunt.     
Names
: Alcock; Bradley; Campbell; Deaville; Giddings; Gould; Hall; Hulme; Lowe; Mellor; Moss; Myatt; Plant; Salt; Scott; Silvester; Sleigh; Stubbs;  Wolliscroft; Wood;  

BC2/1284 
Places
: Leek, Lichfield, Staffordshire;   
Description
:  [1] Mr Bosson's bill, dated 1 December 1900,  for costs incurred in connection with the an action between the Vicar and Churchwarden of the parish church of Leek and "All and singular the parishioners and inhabitants of the same parish", in the Consistory Court of Lichfield,  for the granting of a Faculty for work to be carried out in St. Edwards Church, Leek, Staffordshire.  
[2] Copy or draft of the contract between the contractor Thomas Grace and the Reverend Fearon, Vicar of St. Edwards, Leek and Thomas Robinson for the removal of the North and South galleries of St. Edwards Church between Monday 22nd April and Saturday 27 April 1901 and between Monday 29 April and Saturday 4th May 1901, " so that on Sundays the 28th April and 3rd May there may not be the least obstruction to the services and all the pews may be fit for use".  For this work and any materials needed Grace was to be paid £58 with a penalty of £10 for failure with the stated terms.  
[3] Receipt from Paul Sheldon for work carried out on the Parish Churchyard by (Sheldon's employees?) John Owen, Sampson Owen, S.  Salt, and C.B. Knott.  This has individual timesheets attached and shows that a total of 231 1/2 hrs were worked and that these were paid for at the rate of 5d an hour.  
[4]  Thomas Turner's receipt for the sum of £11 pounds that he had received from Thomas Robinson, as the half year's salary "due to the ringers" of St Edward's Church, Leek, Staffordshire, on 22 December  1898.
Names: Bosson; Grace; Fearon; Knott;  Owen; Robinson; Salt; Sheldon;

BC2/1285 
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Leek Charities: William Watson's Charity.  
[1] Income Tax Charity Lands Claim by the Thomas Robinson of Leek, trustee of the William Watson Trust, dated April 1900. It list the properties concerned, the names of actual occupiers and the gross rent paid to the Charity. I.e. "Land used as a recreation ground situate in West Street, Leek occupied by the Leek UDC and a house in Church Lane, Leek, occupied by George Hordern. The gross rent was 16s.  A tax assessment and an income tax receipt are attached.  
[2] Second copy of [1] with a few small differences.  
[3] List of approximately 77 names on the rear of which it states " Church Def[ence], Mr Watson's List".  
[4] Pencil note, dated Friday 12 December 1890, concerning resolutions by an unnamed group concerning dole payments. It states " The Vicar stated that the amount to the credit of the Fund was…….. It was arranged that this sum be distributed amongst 147 cases at 6/- and then at 10/-, and it was resolved that the 10/- dole should cease at the death of the present recipient, so that……. should receive 6/-. 
Names
: Allen; Alexander; Brealey; Barber; Brunt; Breton; Brassington; Carding; Challinor; Carr; Canning; Cartwright; Davenport; Eaton; Eddowes; Flint; Fallon; Farrow; Gailey; Goddard; Godwin; Hartley; Hammersley; Henshaw; Howard; Hordern; Keates; Lowe; Magnier; Maskery; McClew;  Milner;  Morris; Morton; Myatt; Nixon; Overfield; Openshaw; Phillips; Platt; Prince; Robinson; Rennie; Shallcross; Shaw; Sleigh; Somerville; Tatton; Turnock; Unwin; Vigrass; Wardle; Ward; Watson; Whittles; Wooliscroft; Young.

BC2/1286 
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Sales  brochure for the sale of freehold shops and business premises in Leek, Staffordshire,  by auction at the Swan Hotel, Leek,  on 26 November 1896. Lot 1 consisted of no.s 11 and 22 the Market Place, Leek occupied by Freeman Hardy & Willis (Boot & Shoe Manufacturers) and Messrs Slater (Grocers & Provision Merchants) and a range of outbuildings including  warehouses, storerooms and painter's and printer's workshops. Lot 2 comprised a shop and house at no. 4 the Market Place, Leek occupied by  Singer Manufacturing Co., and adjoining premises secured by the Leek Urban District Council for a covered market. Document incorporates a plan of Leek Market Place showing the property concerned. 
Names
: Adams;  Baskerville; Brealey; Challinor; Davenport; Eddowes; Grace; Johnson; Massey;  Palmer; Shaw; Slater; Walker;

BC2/1287
Places
: Derby, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire 
Description
: A bond, dated 12 November 1678, between Humphrey Ridgway of Leek, Staffordshire, shoemaker and John Cheshire of Derby, gentleman, in the sum of £60, by which Humphrey Ridgway and his heirs guarantee to "well and truly observe  perform fulfil pay and keep all and singular the covenants grants articles payments promises  provisos and agreements which on the part and behalf of the said Humphrey Ridgway his executors administrators and assigns or any of them are or ought to be observed fulfilled performed and kept mentioned contained and specified in one pair of indentures bearing date with the above written obligation And made between the above bounden Humphrey Ridgway of the one part and the above named John Cheshire of the other part."  
The bond is signed by Humphrey Ridgway and witnessed by Joshua Potts and Richard Offerton. It carries a seal .
Names
: Cheshire; Offerton; Ridgway; Potts.

BC2/1288 
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Coloured plan of an estate at Lowe Hill near Leek, Staffordshire the property of John Sleigh, drawn to a scale of 6 chins to an inch. The total acreage was 37 acres 1 rood 16 perches. Only one  fields is named, the "Brick Yard". Many of the  fields are sited around the Leek Union Workhouse.   
Names
: Sleigh.

BC2/1289 
Places
: Ashhurst, Lancashire; Middlesex; Acton Truswell, Brockton, Cannock, Eccleshall, Leek, Walton, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Miscellaneous  documents relating to the the Badnalls of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Press copy requisitions and answers, dated 22 November 1870,  on the title of Gaunt to Highfield House, Leek, in connection with the conveyance of the property from Gaunt to Glover. Challinor & Co, Leek. [one page appears to be missing]
[2] Undated document in the hand of Richard Badnall of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire concerning proposed exchange of lands with Mr Mills. Probable date 1820-21. It states: " I believe I am to have from Mr Mils as follows:
about 10 acres of land near Highfield (a barn etc on this)
2 cottages and garden near Highfield;
houses in the Square -Mill Street, & land below and as gardens to the houses, which adjoin the Hencroft.
I am to give in exchange:
Surey Meadow;
Meadow Dales [crossed out] Waterlags;
Pike;
Nabhill Banks now Mr Daintrys.
What part (if any is left) of Mr Daintrys Meadow in the holding of Hunt.
Scarroway - adjoins Mr Mills's land at the Top of the Hill -if necessary.
On the obverse it states in the same hand "For Mr Eaton & others.  
[3] Re Badnall's Estates: Lots 1 to 11. Office copy of bargain and sale of the Manor of  Brockton under Cannock and Brockton Hall, to make a tenant to the precipe for suffering a Recovery of an estate at Bridge End, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 20 October 1738, between (1) Walter Chetwynd  of Brockton, Berkswich, Staffordshire and William Chetwynd,  eldest son and heir of Walter Chetwynd and his wife Mary, (2) Frances Welles of Boswell Court, St. Clement Danes, Middlesex and Richard Jepson of the same place and(3)William Sneyd of Bishton, Staffordshire and Henry Thomas Ashhurst of Ashhurst, Lancashire, esq.  The copy was taken from the original in the Chapel of Rolls ( 16th Part of the Clare Rolls in the 12 year of King George the second) by John Kipling, Undated but paper water marked 1818.  
Names
: Badnall; Boocock; Brown; Byrd; Challinor;  Chetwynd; Daintry; Fletewood; Fowler; Gaunt; Glover; Hall; Hargreaves; Hodges; Hunt; Jephson; Kipling; Macy; Mills; Moore; Seville; Sharp; Sneyd; Walker; Weaver; Webster; Welles; Wood;

BC2/1290
Places
: Basford near Wolstanton, Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Printer copy of the enfranchisement of the Basford Hall Estate, Wolstanton in the Manor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, to William Edward Twigg, esquire, of Burslem, Staffordshire, 6th August 1862.  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. The mansion house, lands and tenants are detailed in the text and in a schedule. 
Names
: Adams; Bailey, Bates; Bent;  Burton; Challinor; Dukes; Gooch; Peake; Shaw; Stanier; Twigg; Ward; Williams;

BC2/1291
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Copy duplicate of an agreement, dated 9 September 1858, between John Davenport of Westwood Hall, Leek, Staffordshire with the Commissioners under the Leek Improvement Act 1955, as to the flowing of sewage waters arising in the South or number 1 Drainage District of Leek and flowing through lands of John Davenport in the vicinity of the North Staffs Railway line.  Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Plan attached.  
Names
: Bloore; Challinor;   Davenport;

BC2/1292  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Draft agreement, dated 1924, between Alice Perkins of 29 a Queen Street, Leek, spinster, the personal representative of William Henry Eaton deceased and Messrs Thomas Cooke of 30 Grove street, Leek, foreman printer, for the sale and purchase of the printing business known as the Moorland Press, 6 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw, Leek.  Cooke agreed to purchase all the business of the Moorland Press including the plant, machinery, stock in trade, appliances, tenants' fixtures etc, for £400. A schedule of the machinery is attached. The purchaser was to commence business from 1st January 1925.
Names
: Challinor; Cooke; Eaton; Perkins; Shaw;

BC2/1293 
Places
: Liverpool, Lancashire; Sheffield; Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Conveyance, dated 29th and 30th of September 1828 by (1)Miss Mary Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire, (2) the Rev. Thomas Sutton of Sheffield and his wife Elizabeth, (3) Mary Sutton, Thomas Sutton and John Cruso of Leek, devisees and executors of Miss Sarah Sutton of Leek, deceased, to Anthony Ward of Leek, silk manufacturer,  Robert Clover of Liverpool, Lancashire, merchant, and Miss Mary Gaskell of Leek, of a close or field at Lady Way Dale near Leek with a covenant to produce title deeds.  It cites the will of Benjamin Sutton of Leek ribbon merchant, deceased dated  18 October 1776, the marriage of Anne Sutton to Samuel Hollins of Shelton, Staffordshire etc.. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped  
 Names: Clover; Craig; Cruso; Gaskell; Hollins; Keates; Sutton; Ward;

BC2/1294 
Places
: Tarporley, Cheshire; Bournemouth, Hampshire; Middlesex; Wrottesley, Staffordshire; Brighton, Sussex; 
Description
: Wrottesley Estates: Abstract, dated 1889, of the settlement by the Right Honorable Arthur Baron Wrottesley to The Honorable William Wrottesley his eldest son and heir apparent,  dated 9 May 1885. It cites an indenture made on 17 July 1861 in anticipation of the the intended marriage between Arthur Baron Wrottesley and Augusta Elizabeth Denison and other indentures. The property concerned is listed in a schedule and included Wrottesley Hall and associated lands e.g. Garden & Pool, Water House Piece.
Names
: Bennett; Bridgeman; Conyngham; Densison; Egerton; Heathcote; Laffan; Wrottesley;

BC2/1295  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Mortgage, dated 18 May 1764, by Thomas Hulme of Barngates, Leek Staffordshire, flaxdresser and his wife Sarah, to Robert Turnock of  Thornylee in the parish of Leek, husbandman, of " all the two new erected dwelling houses or tenements situate, standing or being in Mill Street, Leek aforesaid, adjoining or standing near to a place called Quarrel Hall and whereof or where on or some part whereof a cottage or tenement formerly stood  heretofore in the possession of Mary Blincom afterwards of Thomas Yates  and lately of the said William Hulme" as security for £35 and interest. Both Thomas and his wife Sarah made their marks, William and Catherine Condlyffe were witnesses. Hulme's receipt for £35 on back of document. Vellum, signed sealed and-stamped.  
Names
: Blincom; Hulme; Turnock; Yates;

BC2/1296   
Places
: Congleton, Cheshire; London; Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: [1] In Chancery: Flint v Gaunt: Brief -Affidavit of Mr Towgood of Throgmorton Street in the City of London, stock and Share Broker, one of the plaintiffs. Sworn 26 November 1853.  Gregory, Faulkner & Co. for Messrs Challinor & Co.  Towgood outlines the background of the Fowler Gaunt Bank of Leek and Congleton. The defendants were John and Matthew Gaunt two of the sons of Mrs Sarah Fowler, widow, deceased, by her first husband, who had carried on business as bankers in conjunction with their mother for many years prior to Sarah's death on 24 August 1846.  The  banking house in Leek and Congleton closed in May 1848.  Pencilled notes on the  cover list some of the Gaunts' liabilities, e.g. £3500 to Messrs Brocklehurst & Co and interest; £173-19-3 due to M. Gaunt; £124 as to Tompkins paid by Mr M. Gaunt to Mr Hudson & not adverted to …  
[2]Memo, dated 30 May 1856, which states " All accounts settled by us up to this day and I the undersigned Matthew Gaunt am to indemnify the undersigned John Gaunt against all accounts and bills against the Bank if any. " It was signed by both John and Matthew Gaunt and witnessed by James Bloore, solicitor, Leek.  On the back is written " May 30/56. John & myself settlement of accounts.    
Names: Bloore; Fowler; Gaunt; Towgood;

BC2/1297 
Places
: Glasgow; Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Copy Act and Warrant issued on 3 February 1847 by the Sherriff Substitute of the County of Lanark, in favour of James Gowrlay, accountant in Glasgow,  as trustee of the sequestered estates of Gaunt, Gray & Company, silk manufacturers in Leek and Glasgow and of John Gaunt, one of the partners. Hacker & Bloore, Leek, Staffordshire 1847.  
Names
: Gaunt; Gibbons; Gowrlay; Gray;

BC2/1298  
Places
: Macclesfield, Cheshire; London; Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Case for the opinion of Mr E. Goulburn prepared by Jennings & Bolton of 4 Elm Court, Temple, London for Crusos & Coupland, Leek, Staffordshire in 1822. Concerning an agreement by which William Stonehewer and others agreed to lease to J. S. Daintry a copyhold messuage, lands and hereditaments called Foden Bank near Macclesfield in Cheshire in July 1804. Daintry who was about to give up the lease, had spent a considerable sum on improvements (above £2000) e.g. "new erections", alterations, repairs and other improvements. Some of these are mentioned including "several new rooms and marble chimney pieces, grates, the provision for water in the roof of the new building to be supplied "not only by rainwater but leaden pipes were laid from a spring full half a mile through the demised land". The water was  not only for the "use of the lower part of the house" but also for a reservoir. A veranda was put up in front of the house, a new water closet was installed upstairs, steam apparatus installed in the kitchen which was part of the new building erected by Mr Daintry.  The barrister's opinion, dated 5 July 1822, concerning items Daintry might remove on leaving the property, is part of the document.
Names: Bolton; Coupland; Cruso; Daintry; Goulburn; Jennings; Stonehewer;

BC2/1299 
Places
: Leek, Tittesworth, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Details of Messrs Rawlinson's Tittesworth lands taken by the Staffordshire Potteries Water Works Company for a compensation reservoir on the River Churnet in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire. 1855. List of lands. Total acreage 35a 3r 22p. The remaining part of the Rawlinson Estate totalled 202acres 2 rood  33 perches. 
Names
: Brealey; Heaton; Rawlinson;

BC2/1300
Places
: Heaton, Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Case for the opinion of Mr W. W. Evans concerning the inclosure of commons and waste grounds in Heaton in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire which had "been agreed upon" when the proprietors were informed by "a professional advisor"  that they could carry this out without an Act of Parliament by legal agreement between themselves.  The barrister's opinion was required, amongst other things on whether this was so and how the fact that several of the proprietors were only tenants for life and one was an infant  aged 11 years might affect the matter.  His opinion, dated 7 November 1815, was that it could not be carried out without an Act of Parliament. Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire.
Names
: Cruso; Evans;

 


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