Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1301 to 1350   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 23/07/2009


BC2/1301
Places
: Onecote, Leek, Stafford, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Case for the opinion of Mr  Robert Vaughan Richards of Stafford, concerning  whether or not Mr Cruso, who was employed, 1842 (the current year)  by the Overseers of Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire in  a case in the Bail Court  concerning the validity of the appointment of the Overseers of Onecote , which the judgement of Mr Justice Coleridge confirmed. Cruso wanted to know whether his  bill of costs could be legally charged by the Overseers in their accounts with the Township of Onecote.  The barrister's opinion (15 March 1842)  was that it could not. 
Names
: Cruso; Vaughan;

BC2/1302  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
Description
: Assignment of a mortgage for £4000 and interest by Messrs Gaunt & Wardle to Mr Cutting, dated 17 September 1839. The agreement between (1) Josiah Gaunt the elder and James Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, surviving partners of Philip Walmsley and (2) Sarah Fowler of Highfield, Leek, widow of John Gaunt of Leek, and Matthew Gaunt of Highfield, bankers and partners and (3) Richard Cutting of Leek, gentleman. It cites indentures dated 20 May 1830 between (1) Sarah Fowler, (2) John Gaunt, (3) Matthew Gaunt (4) Josiah Gaunt the younger silk manufacturer, (5) Josiah Gaunt the elder, James Wardle and Philip Walmsley by which Sarah Fowler, John and Matthew Gaunt covenanted with Gaunt, Wardle and Walmsley for payment to their executors and administrators £4000 that Gaunt Wardle and Walmsley had advanced to  Sarah Fowler, John Gaunt and Matthew Gaunt for their partnership purposes plus interest at 4%.  Sarah Fowler appointed to Messrs Gaunt & Co, the interest and dividends etc payable to her out of the sale (by the will of her late husband John Fowler) of estates in Cheshire and Wales. The capital sum was still due and Richard Cutting had agreed to pay the sum to Josiah Gaunt the elder, James Wardle and Philip Wamsley and accept a transfer of the mortgage and of any interest subsequently due.  Document has been signed by all the Gaunts and Sarah Fowler and witnessed.  
Names
: Alsop. Cutting; Fowler; Gaunt; Porter; Towgood; Wardle; Walmsley;

BC2/1303  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Abstract of the title of John Moore to houses and gardens situate in Back-oth-Street in Leek, Staffordshire in mortgage to Mr Gaunt. Gaunt, Leek 1831. The abstract covers the period from 1789 to 1830. One of the pieces was described as a house "situate at Back House Street in Leek aforesaid with the upper end of a garden to the same belonging  and….. Separated and divided from another garden belonging to the said James Cope by a road or right of way to and for the said John Wood". A note to this states "This is perfectly understood to be Mr Walker's premises on the Mill Street side of Back o'th Street". Later another entry mentions "all those 3 messuages  etc adjoining together & situate standing and being in Back o'th Street in Leek aforesaid wherein James Sheldon, Matthew Cope and Samuel Taylor did there respectively inhabit and dwell". A note to this states " 3 other houses and small garden Milner's property occupied by Earles and others - which had been built on the waste land which Wood had bought of Shufflebotham with Walker's Croft and houses on the same side of Back o'th Street -so says Peter Bowcock also George Bowcock".  Amongst other people mentioned are (1792) Joshua Stonehewer of Back o'th Street, ribbon weaver, and Thomas Milner of Leek, dyer. On one page a sketch shows the children of John Wood giving the married names of daughters. When a fine was drawn up in  1821,  the property was described as "5 messuages 4 gardens and one rood of land" and subsequently (1830) as "all those several messuages dwelling houses or tenements standing and being in the Back-o'th-Street in Leek where in Thomas Milner, George Goodwin, Lydia Earles, James Milner and Mary Mycock did lately inhabit but which were then in the respective occupations of the said Thomas Moore, George Lockett, Joel Earles, Joseph Beard and [   ] with the gardens…". 
Names
: Astle; Ball; Bowcock; Cope;  Earles; Gaunt; Goodwin; Milner; Moore; Morley;  Mycock; -Sheldon; Shufflebotham; Stonehewer; Taylor; Walker;  Walwyn; Wood; Yarwood;
 

BC2/1304
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Printed notice, headed "Leek Townlands", informing  the public in Leek of a "Meeting of the Freeholders of Leek" to be held in the Town Hall, in Leek on 3rd November next at 12 o'clock noon fo the purpose of hearing the opinions of "Counsel as to the appointment of new Trustees and other matters relating to the said Lands";  to consider resolutions passed at a meeting of freeholders held on 16th November 1841 and to pass any other resolutions thought necessary. "By order of John Sleigh Esq.. The surviving trustee. Document was signed by John Cruso and dated 28th October 1842. Printed by G. Nall, Leek, Staffordshire.
Names
: Cruso; Nall; Sleigh;

BC2//1305
Places
:
Carabolo, Carthegenia, Columbia; Bombay, India; London; `Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire; Wandsworth, Surrey;  
Description
: Documents relating to the Ferriar Trust.
[1] Copy of the will of John  Ferriar of Manchester, Doctor of Physic, dated 28 May 1813.  A. L. Ferriar 6 King Street. A note on the cover states: In the matter of the Trusts of John Ferriar deceased. This is the copy marked "O" referred to in the affidavit of William Challinor sworn before me 23 May 1859. J. H. Hacker. A Commissioner etc."  
Also the following note: Mr Alex Ferriar the surviving brother.  Ask Mr Ferriar & the rest if family deaths in …. Of St. Mary's Church, Manchester, Deansgate." "Thomas Ilderton Ferriar was killed at the Battle of Carabobo in Columbia -Intestate about 1824.  Alexander Ferriar died in Bombay in 1836 having made a will dated 9 September 1836 having appointed ……Smith & Ha… B. Higginson executors -left widow…..  Arthur, Edward William Ferriar died at Wandsworth (Surrey)  near London 1835 Intestate. John Ferriar die at Pasto near Carthegenia, Columbia on the 10 March 1829.
[2] List of deeds and papers relating to the Ferriar Trust received from Messrs Gregorys & Co, 20 June 1859.
[3] Miss Ferriar's Trustees' Costs December 1858  to December 1859. Gives brief details of various matters dealt with and actions taken by her Trustees Challinor Badnall & Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire.
[4] Copy of inscription on Dr Ferriar's tombstone in St. Mary's Church, Manchester. It gives the dates of death of John Ferriar and his wife Barbara and of their four sons Thomas Iderton Ferriar, Alexander Ferriar, Arthur Edward William Ferriar and John Ferriar. In the case of their sons it also states their occupations and places of death.  A note states: "In Chancery. In the matter of the trusts of the will of the late John Ferriar deceased. This is the paper writing marked "A" referred to in the Affidavit of John Salisbury - Sworn before me this 23 of May 1859. John Kershaw  Commissioner to administer oaths in Chancery in England."
[5] Copy correspondence between William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire and Henry Charlewood of  Manchester, in the matter of the Ferriar Trusts 6th to 17th December 1858. 
[6] Copy of a notice to pay rents due on several mortgages by (amongst others) three of Dr John Ferriar's sons, to Sir George Philips, sent by William Frederick Powell, agent for Sir George Philips, to Messrs Samuel Watts and James Watts, Messrs William Armstrong, Thomas Phillips and James Darwell amd Messrs William Armstrong and William Ward on 3 December 1855.
[7] Letter, dated 10 May 1859, from Miss Jane Catherine Ferriar of Leek, Staffordshire to Sir George R. Philips, Bart. Of Weston House near Warwick who was trustee of "the money at Manchester". She mentions a mistake in the deed for new trustees made when her mother "went out of the trust" and states that new trustees must be appointed. She wished "Mr Challinor of Leek who has been a most kind friend to me & managed most of my affairs for 20 years to be a Trustee".
[8] Letter from G. R. Philips of 12 Hill Street, Berkley Square, London to Miss Ferriar, dated 13 May 1859 in answer to hers of 10th May 1859 [see document 7 above].
Names: Badnall; Bennett; Brown; Bury; Challinor; Charlewood; Daniel; Ellis; Ferriar; Gore; Hacker; Harrop; Leigh; Mitchell; Philips; Phillips; Piddock; Powell; Rose; Salisbury; Sharp; Sleigh; Swinglehurst; Turnock; Ward; Whittle; Withington; Worrall;

BC2/1306  
Places
: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Bentley, Hartington, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Milnthorpe, Westmoreland;  
Description
: Bundle of letters etc. re the estates of the Misses Flint and the Van Tuyls. Items 1 to 20 dated  1864 -65.  Items 21 to 29 March to September 1883. One or two letters from the Rev. Jeremiah Barnes and a letter (/30] from Augustus Wirgman, Vicar of Hartington for 19 years, are included. [Not  yet fully indexed]  
Names
: Argyles; Barnes; Brealey; Challinor; Flint; Haytor; Killmister; Tuyl; Wirgman;

BC2/1307  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; Bradford, Keighley, Yorkshire;  
Description: Documents relating to the case of Jackson v Smith in Chancery Vice Chancellor Hall, 1879 S. No. 63. Defendants' Solicitors: Watson & Dickons, Bradford, Yorkshire.
The plaintiffs in the case included Mary Jackson,  wife of one of the defendants and Sarah and Martha Smith, two of the children of William Smith of Keighley, Yorkshire.
[1] Jackson v Smith 30 August 1879, Statement of Defence of the defendants Matthew Platts, John Waddington and Thomas Baines, executors of the will of William Smith of Keighley.
[2] Jackson v Smith Answers of the plaintiffs to the Interrogatories on the part of the defendants Matthew Platts, John Waddington and Thomas Baines, filed 29 December 1879. This includes schedules of : General Estate Accounts 7 April 1849; John and Samuel Smith's Stock Account 31 May 1873; Monies received by the various Smiths; A schedule of property sold and not sold.
[3] Re John Smith deceased. Jackson v Smith: Answer of the plaintiffs to the second further interrogatories on the part of the defendants Matthew Platts, John Waddington and Thomas Baines. Filed 2 May 1881.
[4]Jackson v Smith: Amended statement of defence of defendant John Waddington. Delivered 30 August 1879- Amended 28 May 1880.
[5] Jackson v Smith: Answers of the defendants Matthew Platts, John Waddington and Thomas Baines. - Filed 29 May 1880.
[6] Jackson v Smith: In the matter of the estate of John Smith deceased. Reply to the amended statements of defence of Matthew Platts, John Waddington and Thomas Baines. Delivered 23 July 1880.  
[7]  
Names
: Baines; Colefax; Jackson; Platts;  Smith; Sugden; Waddington;

BC2/1308  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: The Inclosure of The Commons and Waste of Leek, Staffordshire 1805: Eight agreements by Leek inhabitants to sell their rights in the waste and commons of Leek to John Sleigh, together with receipts for the payments received, all dated 22 October 1808. On the reverse of  Philip Hall's agreement with Sleigh, is a list of  costs associated with its purchase i.e. costs of ditching, rails and posts, quicksets, planting, levelling,  manure and the cost of carrying it. One or two of the receipts have a breakdown of the sum, Sarah Sutton's receipt  for example that also includes a note "exclusive of general property". Only in one case, that of Philip Hall, is the agreement witnessed.
Altogether, Sleigh spent £392-16s-3d on buying the land.  
Names
: Gent; Hall; Pratt; Sherratt; Sleigh; Sutton

BC2/1309  
Places
: England:  
Description
: Undated but probably 1820s-30s. Author unknown. Two "Receipts for Ink". A note against the first recipe states: "Messrs Harper & P.J's"  and against another " Mrs C. Clays". A further note states "I recommend this latter receipt. It is approved strongly by Clays & Corsers."  
Names
: Clay; Corser; Harper;

BC2/1310  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire; London;  
Description
: Draft extract of the will of Mr James Rudyard of Abbey Deulencress in the Parish of Leek and County of Stafford, gent, 20 June 1709, relating to charity donations. Cruso Jones & Porter, Leek, Staffordshire. By his will Mr James Rudyard of Abbey Deulencress in the Parish of Leek and County of Stafford, gent, did give and  bequeath:  
All that his capital messuage with the appurtenances thereof commonly called the Abbey of Deuleucress situated and lying in the said Parish of Leek in the County of Stafford, Together with all several pieces or parcels of land, meadows, pasture, woods and wood grounds commonly called Hollinwood and Horsecroft and all and singular other his outhouses barns buildings stables orchards gardens lands tenements woods woodgrounds ways waters easements commons profits tythes and  … which to the same belong or in any way appertain or therewith are usually used and enjoyed, unto his cousin John Rudyard of the City of London  gent, for the term of 19 years if he should  so long live with divers remainders…[To be continued] And it was thereby provided, and it was the Testator's will and mind that all any every person and all persons who should be seized or possessed of and  in his said capital messuage called the Abbey of Deuleucress and the lands and hereditaments thereto belonging  should hold and enjoy the same charged and chargeable with one annual yearly payment or rent charge of £4 15s to be ever yearly issuing paid and payable from  and out of the Estate without any deduction or abatement for or in respect of any taxes charges or payments whatsoever to or for the several uses or purposes  thereof declared and directed touching and concerning the same . And that in default of payment of the sum or any part thereof at any of the days and times thereto appointed for the same it should be lawful for the Vicar and Churchwardens of the Parish of Leek for the time being or any  person or persons by them  or the major party of them by some note in writing authorized and appointed to enter and distrain for he same and to take and use all other lawful ways and means for the more speedy recovery thereof as in the case of rent charge the Law doth allow and that the same should be and remain to the uses following: viz. the yearly sum of 40s part thereof to the then present Vicar of Leek Mr Thomas Walthall so long as he should officiate there as Vicar and afterwards to his successor of successors Vicars of Leek for the time being forever the same to be forever paid to him and them respectively by 4 quarterly payments  Viz. at Lady Day, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Xmas the first payment thereof to be made on such of the said days as should next happen after   his testator's decease. And the yearly sum of £2 15s residue of the said sum of £4 15s said Testator did give and bequeath to the use of the Poor of the Parish of Leek aforesaid the same to be forever laid out in bread to be distributed and given in the Parish Church of Leek aforesaid by the Vicar and  Churchwardens for the time being in 12 penny loaves of bread every Sunday in the year immediately after evening service and on Xmas Day, Good Friday  and Ascension Day to 12 of the Poorest of the said Parish that were most frequent comers to church when in health But  if by the Hand of God such persons should be disabled that they cannot come then to send such poor persons each of them a loaf of bread. And it was the testator's will and mind that this money should be quarterly paid by the owner or occupier of the said Capital messuage or tenement at the Abbey of Deulencress either into the hands of the Vicar of Leek to pay the Baker or to the Baker himself that shall bake the bread.  
Extracted in the presence of 3 witnesses.  
Names
: Cruso; Jones; Porter; Rudyard; Walthall;

BC2/1311 Places: Horton, Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Copy Inland Revenue succession account  for Frederick Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek, Staffordshire,  in respect of the estate of of his father Josiah Gaunt, who died on 11 March 1868. The description of property includes [1] a moiety of Highfield Estate in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire then occupied by Mr William Goostrey and others for a period ending on 25 March 1874, at a rack rent of £200 per year ( mortgage to Mrs Clowes and Mr Johnson are mentioned) and [2] A freehold silk mill and 11 freehold houses in Horton Street, Leek , in the occupation of Mr Joshua Gould & Son,.  
Names
: Challinor; Clowes; Gaunt; Goostrey; Gould;  Hacker; Rider;

BC2/1312  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Letter, dated 20 August 1828, from John Cruso junior of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr T. F. Grosvenor of Leek concerning one of Grosvenor's tenants, John Hawkins and the manuring of the lands he leased from Grosvenor. Hawkins claimed it wasn't required under his lease but Cruso searched the deeds and subsequently (20 August 1828) sent Hawkins a letter on the subject. A copy of the latter is incorporated in Cruso's letter to Grosvenor and shows that Hawkins had covenanted to " yearly and every year find and provide and fetch to and spread and consume upon the said premises twenty cart loads of good and well burnt lime (each cartload consisting of at least twelve horse loads). "
[2] John Hawkins account with Mr Grosvenor dated 3 December 1827. The account lists costs of fencing land, paying the water rent, providing "severance ale", draining 125 yards and paying the "Poor Leavis for Mr Bentley".  Also included was the "Dung bill on account of not being manure left on the Moorhouse Farm by Mr Bentley".
[3]Letter, dated 22 January 1830, from John Cruso junior of Leek, Staffordshire, to Messrs Killmister & Challinor of Leek, concerning "Mr Smith's purchase" and the inclusion of an exemption in the deed  for paret of the property occupied by Mr Smith which belonged to Mr Hulme. Cruso stresses that " Miss Sutton cannot execute this conveyance without the exception being introduced". And points out that their client was aware of the sale of the property to Hulme "for he made observation upon it at the time of the sale of the Queens Head."  
Names
: Bentley; Challinor; Cruso; Grosvenor; Hawkins; Hulme; Killmister; Smith;

BC2/1313  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Letter, dated 9 March 1870, from N. C. Milne, The Temple, London to the Reverend John Hand concerning the Committee managing the estate of William Phillips of Leek. It refers to a letter from Mr Cooper, who had reported that "the old gentleman was well cared for". Milne mentions  talking to the "Master" about the appointment of a new committee and thought it likely that the Master would prefer having a paid committee. Milne suggests that if this is the case, then "Heaton would be a good man". It had been suggested (by "Tom") that Milne himself should be on the committee but he thought the Master would object and he himself didn't really want to be on the committee as he "should have trouble & no profit besides being bothered to find two sureties for £5000, to which I have an objection."  
Milne mentions that "Tom sailed at the end of last month and I see his ship the Scraper, is reported at Malta. He was ordered off at last, at a day's notice, and had a terrible scramble to find all things necessary to the Voyage to India".  
Names
: Cooper; Hand; Heaton; Milne; Phillips;

BC2/1314  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: [1] List, dated 31 January 1804, of lots and conditions of letting to the best bidder, at the Swan-With-Two-Necks in Leek, Staffordshire, on the 9th of February 1804. The premises to be entered on the  following Lady-Day. Lot 1 was 18 acres 1 rood and 34 perches of land on Westwood Heath, Leek, then in the occupation of Samuel Boyer. Lot 2 consisted of two pieces of land at Cornhill Cross, Leek, totalling 3 acres 2 rood 25 perches and occupied by Benjamin Turnock. The letting was to be for 7 years and the rent was to be received half yearly.  Conditions as to manuring and application of lime, consumption of all hay, straw and fodder on the premises, restrictions on ploughing, repairs, taxes, etc. The document carries an endorsement stating Richard Gaunt bid on behalf of Robert Emerson and Emerson agreed to accept the conditions and subsequently prepare and execute a lease. It is signed by Emersons and witnessed by Richard Gaunt and J. O. Jones.
 [2] Draft lease, dated 1804,  by Michael Daintry, John Fowler, Toft Chorley, John Cruso, Thomas Phillips and Hugh Sleigh, on behalf of themselves and other Freeholders of the Town of Leek, Staffordshire  to Robert Emerson of Leek, joiner, several pieces or parts of Westwood Heath situated and lying near the Town of Leek, lately improved and esteemed as part of Leekfield, now or late in the tenure or occupation of Samuel Boyer but now of Robert Emerson, for 7 years at a yearly rent of £47.  
Names
: Boyer; Chorley; Cruso; Daintry; Fowler; Jones; Mills, Phillips; Sleigh; Turnock;

BC2/1315  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Draft particulars re "Sleigh's Sales" to take place at the Red Lion Hotel, Leek, Staffordshire on 30 May 1861.  The sales concerned, in particular, Cawdry House and various plots of land, some surrounding or near the house and others abutting or close to the Workhouse garden on the Ashbourne Road. Amongst the latter are parts of "Whielden's Field" and "Actons Field" with a right to use a proposed new road from the Ashbourne Turnpike which lay between Lots 13 and 14. Lot 13 was a part of "Acton's Field" abutting to the west on the Leek Union Workhouse garden and on the south the Ashbourne Turnpike. Lot 14 was also part of "Acton's Field" but lay to the east of Lot 13. On it stood 2 brick kilns and a shed erected and occupied by Mr Hargreaves. A note emphasises that Lots 9, 10, 13 and 14 "contain very valuable beds of brick clay and are eligibly situated for brickworks, building and other such purposes. Pencil note on front states "Kiln in possession of James Birch & others is in Lots 12 or 13".  

Cawdry House is described as " a villa residence, comprises the following rooms, viz. dining & drawing rooms, kitchen, 2 pantries, washhouse also 5 bedrooms, water-closet, loft etc.  Pencil note, with the initials J.S, stating " I should like Mr Leech to send me his reserves - the larger brick field on the Moor is I'm told known as Sleigh's Field".  
Names
: Badnall; Birch; Challinor;  Fergyson; Halcombe; Hargreaves; Haynes; Leech; Sleigh;

BC2/1316  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Draft settlement on the intended marriage of Mr Samuel Bagnall Wild of Liverpool, merchant with Miss Elizabeth Bagnall late of Handley in Cheshire and now of Leek, Staffordshire,  dated 5 June 1813. Killmister & Challinor.  Miss Bagnall was entitled to a fortune consisting of real and personal estate including an estate for life expectant on the decease of John Haywood of Leek, gent in a dwelling with garden etc, in Spout Street, Leek now in the possession of Mr Richard Sleigh; an estate in fee simple in possession in a moiety and for life or some other estate  ina messuage , farm etc in the parish of Cheddleton with land, tithes etc, now in the possession of William Cross and also in a messuage or dwelling in Stockwell Street, Leek with the outbuildings, shade or factory, 2 several small dwellings and the gardens, land, etc, now in the possession of Mr George Ridgway Killmister, Thomas Washington; John Johnson & Monsieur  Buttone, or some of them; 
the sum of £137 : 10 : 0 four percent Bank Annuities;
the sum of £94 : 10 : 0  five percent Navy Annuities;
the sum of £540 Bank Stock;
the sum of £904 : 16 : 2  three percent reduced Bank Annuities;
and the interest in all these for life. The same were lately standing in the name of Sarah Hollins in the books kept for this purpose. Under whose will she is so entitled.
The sum of £1538 : 13 : 3 consolidated three percent Bank Anns standing in the name of the said Elizabeth Bagnall;
the sum of £3830 three percent reduced Bank Annuities lately standing in the name of the said Elizabeth Bagnall;
the sum of £2057 :0 : 5 Consolidated three percent lately standing in the name of Sarah Ann Bagnall but to which the said Elizabeth Bagnall some time ago became entitled.
 Whereas a marriage between the said JB Wild and said E. Bagnall is agreed upon and intended to be shortly solemnized and upon the treaty for the same it was agreed that the whole of the estate of the said Elizabeth Bagnall should be assigned and conveyed etc, to the said William Sneyd and W. D. Wild their heirs etc, in trust etc and subject to the powers, provisos etc.  And much more…  
Miss Elizabeth Bagnall was the sister of Sarah Ann Bagnall and daughter of Elizabeth Bagnall deceased, sister of Miss Sarah Hollins the only surviving children and coheiresses of of John Hollins heretofore of Leek.  
Names
: Bagnall; Challinor; Cross; Haywood; Hollins; Killmister; Sleigh; Sneyd; Wild;

BC2/1317  
Places
: Nantwich, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Draft deed of covenant (by way of settlement) on the marriage of Mr George Wakeman of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer with Miss Mary Cliffe daughter of Washington Cliffe of Nantwich, Cheshire, upholsterer, 15 August 1818. Crusos & Coupland, Solicitors, Leek. Miss Cliffe was under the age of 21 and therefore, as the document states, "an infant". Her portion was £1500 paid by her father to Wakeman. Wakeman covenanted to have £4000 paid by his estate on his death to Thomas Sutton & Thomas Beckitt and interest at 5%, in trust to invest it, receive the dividends and use them for the benefit of his and his wife's children  
Names
: Cliffe; Cruso; Coupland; Sutton; Wakeman;

BC2/1318  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Agreement, dated 7 September 1859, between Thomas Johnson of Leek, Staffordshire, plumber and glazier, and George Hammersley of Leek  concerning a wheelbarrow and footway on Ball Haye Green, Leek. Hammersley had a strip of land 4ft wide running from the highway leading from Leek to Haregate, at Ball Haye Green, to a silk shade, land and premises that he owned, situated to the north of the strip. Johnson owned land on the east side of the strip which was used by Hammersley  as a wheelbarrow and footway to his silk shade. Johnson decided to sell his piece of land and Hammersley agreed (subject to this document) to grant a right of way to Johnson his heirs and assigns.  It also gave Johnson permission to build over the strip provided an entry the same width was left open for a space of 9ft at least from the ground for the whole extent of the building.  Johnson was to pave and fence the road and keep it in good order forever.  
Signed, witnessed and stamped.  
Names
: Challinor; Hammersley; Johnson; Shaw;

BC2/1319  
Places
: Basford, Burslem, Hanley, Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Particulars of sale by auction, of a "Mansion House called Basfor Hall" with 86 acres of land. The sale was to be held by Mr Higginbottom st the Railway Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent on 1st November 1870. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire. 53 acres of the estate was for sale with the Hall. The Hall comprised a dining room, drawing room, study, breakfast room, entrance hall principle staircase, back staircase, large kitchen, scullery, brewhouse, excellent larders, pantries and cellars, 14 bedrooms, bath room fitted up with a bath and shower bath and lavatory, extensive stabling, coach house, cow houses and out buildings, three cottages and an entrance lodge. The pleasure gardens were ornamentally planted and there was an extensive and very productive orchard and walled garden, vinery heated with hot water and greenhouse. The estate was bounded on the south by the Newcastle u.L. to Etruria and Hanley turnpike; on the north by Wolstanton Marsh (which lay between the estate and the Burslem to Newcastle u. Lyme turnpike). If not sold altogether, the property was to be sold in lots with 16 acres and the lodge going with the hall. Printed by Clemsha, Leek and dated 13 October 1870.  
Names
: Brealey; Challinor; Clemsha; Edwards; Ford; Henney; Hulse; Hyatt;  Higginbottom; Sillito; Smith; Welch;

BC2/1320  
Places
: Burslem, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Miscellaneous accounts, assets, mine rents, bills, debts etc., for the firm C. B & J. May  of Sneyd Colliery, Burslem, Staffordshire December 1870.  
Names
: Alcock; Barker; Bibby; Blagden; Boulton; Bostock; Brindley; Carruthers; Challinor; Cope; Davis; Duncalf; Embrey;  Ford; Gibson; Heath;  Hodgkins; Ibberson; Jones; Keates; Lander; Madburn; May; Mayer; Mellard; Mills;  Moss; Norris; Oldham; Owen; Pearson; Prince; Proctor; Shenton; Smith; Tomkinson; Walley; Wardle; Wood;

BC2/1321  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Mortgage of houses and their appurtenances near West Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by Matthew Simpson of Leek, Staffordshire, silk twister, to The Trustees of the Leek Benefit Building Society, dated 22 March 1852. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped.  The land was part of a field called "part of Cocklow" that with other lands of Frances Gaunt had been set out for building purposes. It contained  350 square yards.  
Names
: Alsop; Badnall; Brough; Challinor; Hammersley; Heaton; Shaw; Simpson;

BC2/1322  
Places
: Dalbury Lees, Derby, Derbyshire;  Leek, Swinscoe, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Abstract of title (1650 to 1851) to "Cheshire Field" situate on the south side of Spooners Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek, 1851. A note by Joseph Challinor states "the within stated documents are in the possession of the several persons whose names are written in the margins. Mr Hargreaves has by an instrument of 27 September 1851 agreed to produce these in time ….to the several purchasers when required."  
Names
: Alsop; Badnall; Baund; Challinor; Cheshire; Davies; Debank; Gallimore; Hargreaves; Kirkham; Malkin; Peach; Salt; Sleigh; Sneyd; Wardle; Walthall; Williams;

BC2/1323  
Places
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Souvenir of the 80th Anniversary Celebrations and Re-dedication Ceremony of the Nicholson War Memorial, Leek, Staffordshire on 25th September 2005. Moorlands Trader Publications Ltd, Leek.  
Names
: Addy; Bailey; Barker; Brundrett; Bullock; Byatt; Carding; Dempsey; Duncan; Fergusson; Hawley; Hazlehurst; Higgins; Hulme; Jones; Mackinney; Miners; Nicholson; Nixon; Oulsnam; Palmer; Povey; Redfern; Sadler; Sargeant; Sheldon; Woods;

BC2/1324  
Places
: Edensor, Sutton, Derbyshire; Dawlish, Devonshire; Westminster, London, Middlesex; Shrewsbury, Shropshire;  Blithfield, Bradnop, Cheddleton, Cobridge, Grindon, Ipstones, Leek, Loxley, Mixon,  Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;  
Description
: Collection of deeds and documents  relating to the Sneyd Family of  Staffordshire. 1761-1890.
[1]  Settlement on the marriage intended between John Sneyd of Bishton, Staffordshire and Miss Penelope Kynnersley the younger, eldest daughter of Thomas Kynnersley late of Loxley, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Dated: 6 August 1762.  
[2A]     Bargain an sale for a year, by John Sneyd Esq, late of Bishton but now of Belmont, Staffordshire to William John Spearman Wasey Esq. of St. James, Westminster, Middlesex,  of land called Overhay adjoining Mixon Green and other land formerly part of Mixon Hey Farm "now the estate and inheritance of Bridget Ashe and lying within the Manor of Bradnop, Staffordshire" and had  been separated from Mixon Hey Farm and "laid to" John Sneyd's Waterhouse Farm. Other property included Westbrook tenement in Bradnop and land recently enclosed from the Morrage common. Dated: 17 April.1776  
[2B] Bargain and sale for year (dated: 17 April 1776) by John Sneyd Esq, late of Bishton but now of Belmont, Staffordshire" and Sir Edward Winnington of Stanford Court, Worcestershire, Baronet,  to William John Spearman Wasey Esq. Of St. James, Westminster, Middlesex. This covers extensive property in Mixton, Bradnop, Ipstones, Oncote, Tittesworth including Meakin's Tenement, The Essing, The Heyhouse, Pedley's Farm, lands awarded under the Bradnop enclosure Act etc.  Field and occupiers' names are given. 
[3]  Settlement, dated 18 April 1776, by John Sneyd Esq, late of Bishton but now of Belmont, Staffordshire, on Penelope his wife, previously Penelope Kynnersley spinster, eldest daughter of Thomas Kynnersley late of Loxley, Staffordshire. The settlement comprised amongst other things the Manor of Hodnell or Hoddenhull, and the document contains a listing of  the farms and ancient lands, new inclosures and leases giving acreages, tenants names, rents,  and valuations. The overall value was £30727 based mainly on 30 years purchase. 
[4] Lease for possession, dated 23 March 1781,  by Mr Alexander Barker the Elder of Edensor, Derbyshire and Mr William Ratcliffe of Fold in Oncote, Staffordshire to John Sneyd of Belmont, Staffordshire,  of a messuage and farm at Mixon formerly in the holding of John Cantrell., at a peppercorn rent. 
[5] Conveyance, dated: 24 March 1781,   of a messuage and farm at Mixon in the Parish of Lee,  by Mr Alexander Barker the Elder of Edensor, Derbyshire and Mr William Ratcliffe of Fold in Oncote, Staffordshire to John Sneyd of Belmont, Staffordshire. Consideration   £1420-16s-4d. 
[6] Assignment for two several terms of 500 years and 500 years of premises in Mixon in the County of Stafford in Trust for John Sneyd Esq off Belmont, Staffordshire by Mr George Barker of Edensor, Derbyshire,  at the direction of Mr William Ratcliffe of Ford in Oncote, Staffordshire, to Mr William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. Dated: 24 March 1781.  
[7]  Settlement on the marriage of William Sneyd Esq. to Miss Debank. Dated 19 Apl l796.
[8] Release by Thomas Sneyd Esq.,  John Holly Esq., of Aylesham Hall, Norfolk, Marianne his wife, Alexander Day Broughton, William Mills Esq, and Rosamund his wife of the portions to which (they) are entitled under the settlement of John Sneyd Esq. of £4644..9..0 etc. Dated 31 March 1796.  
[9] Assignment from John Sneyd sq, of Belmont, Ipstones, Staffordshire  (by direction of Mr Edward and Mrs Mary Powys of and at nomination of Mrs Sarah Fernyhough of Cheddleton, widow) of a farm and lands called  Basford Bridge, in the  parish of Cheddleton,  Staffordshire, to Mr Benjamin Godwin of Cobridge, Staffordshire, potter,  for remainder of a term of 1000 years.  In trust for better securing £1300 and Int.? Secured by mortgage and subject hereto attend the inheritance. Dated 28 November 1799. 
[10] Bond of indemnity, dated 29 September 1802, by the Rev, Edward Powys of Westwood, Cheddleton, Staffordshire,  to Mrs Elizabeth Debank, widow, (in trust for her daughter Jane wife of William Sneyd of Leek, Staffordshire, in the sum of £4400.
 [11] Copy of the will of John Sneyd  Esq, of Belmont, Staffordshire, deceased, dated 26 August 1809. Proved at Canterbury by William Sneyd on 5 February 1810 and sworn under £40000.
[12] Appointment, dated 30 June 1810, by Mr William and Mrs Jane Sneyd of  Belmont, Staffordshire, of £6700 and £1590, bank annuities, unto and to be divided between their 5 children, John, Ralph, Thomas, Henry and Mary, pursuant to their marriage settlement.
[13] Appointment, dated 12 July 1810, by Mr William and Mrs Jane Sneyd of  Belmont, Staffordshire, of £6000, to be raised pursuant to their marriage settlement. 
[14] Deed Poll under the hands and seals   John Holly of Holme, Norfolk, Thomas Sneyd of Loxley, Staffordshire and William Sneyd of Ashcombe Hall, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, the administrators of Mrs Marianne Holly late wife of John Holly, Mrs Susanna Broughton late wife of Alexander Day Broughton and the late Miss Matilda Sneyd, dated 20 August 1812.  
[15] Revocation of an appointment of £6000 made by  Mr William and Mrs Jane Sneyd of  Ashcombe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, to be raised pursuant to their marriage settlement and a new appointment by them of the same for the benefit of their youngest children Henry and Mary, dated 10 April 1822. [This is crossed out in pencil]
[16] Revocation of an appointment of £6700 and £1590-4s-4d, made by  Mr William and Mrs Jane Sneyd of  Ashcombe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, to be raised pursuant to their marriage settlement and a new appointment by them of the same and of £77-17s-0d for the benefit of three of their youngest children, John, Ralph and Thomas, dated 10 April 1822.
[17] Copy of a settlement, dated 21 February 1831, on the marriage of the Rev. Henry Sneyd, late   Ashcombe, Staffordshire but now of Stone, Staffordshire, and Miss Mary Anne Sneyd Kynnersley daughter of Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley of Loxley Park, Staffordshire, of several principal sums making together £7500. This cites other family settlements. 
[18] Copy  settlement, dated 2 January 1822, on the marriage of Clement John Sneyd Kynnersley Esq,  of Loxley Park, Staffordshire and Miss Mary Sneyd of Ashcombe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, daughter of William and Jane Sneyd of Ashcombe, of several principal sums making together £7500 being the marriage portion of Miss Sneyd. 
[19] Lease to invest possession of the Lordship of the Manor of Bradnop etc.  by William Sneyd Esq. Of Ashcombe, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and the Rev. John Sneyd of Basford, Cheddleton, to Clement Sneyd Esq. Of Huntley, Cheadle, Staffordshire and Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley Esq,  of Loxley Park, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, dated 30 October  1834. 

[20] Deed for barring Estates tail in hereditaments in the Count of Stafford between John William Sneyd eldest son of the Rev. John Sneyd of Ashcombe, Staffordshire, with the consent of Rev. John Sneyd to Rev. John Holly of Calton, Staffordshire and Thomas Ralph Adderley Esq, of Barlaston Hall, Barlaston, Staffordshire, dated 1 March 1853.  It carries a note "Engrossed in H.M. High Court of Chancery the tenth day of March in the Year of Our Lord 1853 pursuant to the Act of Parliament 3rd and 4th William 4th Cap. 74.
[21] Release, dated 8 April 1853, by the Reverend John Sneyd of Ashcombe Hall, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, Thomas Sneyd of Dawlish, Devonshire, the Reverend Henry Sneyd of Woodlands, Cheddleton and Mary Sneyd-Kynnersley of Highfields, Uttoxeter, widow, the younger children of William Sneyd Esq. and Jane his wife and their Trustees of their portions charged on the real estate under the marriage settlement of William Sneyd and Miss Jane Debank of 19th April 1796.  Their brother Ralph was dead as were William and Jane Sneyd who died on 1 February 1851 and 5 December 1840 respectively.

[22] Death certificate for Robert Ponsonby Carew Hunt, wharfinger, aged 47, of 56 Queens Road, Paddington, London who died of diphtheria on the 12 June 1890. His death was registered by his brother-in-law, H. Sneyd of 27 Cambridge Terrace.
Names
:
Adderley; Arblaster; Ash; Bagot; Ball; Barker; Birch; Birtles; Blakeway; Blount; Bolton; Bossley; Broughton; Booth; Bowman; Brandon; Buxton; Cantrell; Chadwick; Challinor; Child; Clarke; Coupland; Deavill; Dale; Davenport; Day; Clifford; Cook; Debank; Dewbury;  Eyton; Fernehough; Flint; Fowler; Greaves; Godwin; Goodwin; Gould; Hall; Hallows; Hand; Hargreaves; Holly; Holliday; Holmes; Hunt; Johnson; Kinnersley; Kirkham; Leek; Leigh; Marsh; Machin; Meakin; Mills; Morris; Oulsnam; Owen; Pedley; Pemberton; Phillips; Philpot; Plant; Powys; Rocke; Robinson; Powys; Ratcliffe; Rogers; Sandley; Sheldon; Sherwin; Simpson; Sneyd; Tatton; Turner; Turnock; Wasey; Walwyn; Wardle; Wheeldon; Whillock; White; Whitehall; Winnington; Wyatt;

BC2/1325
Places
: Birmingham; Bolton, Lancashire; London; Manchester; Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; Bradford,  Horbury, Yorkshire;
Description
: Draft deed of assignment for the creditors,  by John Torr of Bon Marche, Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, draper, and Sarah Jane Torr his wife, to Messrs Edward Albert Wright of Leek, accountant, auctioneer and general agent and William Thomas Ryan of Manchester, accountant (the Trustees)  dated 20 September 1893. Engrossed on unstamped paper 20 Sept. 1893 Challinors & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Shedules of :
1. Pt.1 Property included  in the assignment. Pt. 2. Property excluded from the assignment.
2.  Schedule of creditors listing names, addresses and amounts claimed.
3. Names & addresses of persons in whose favour Mrs Sarah Jane Torr has jointly with Mr John Torr accepted composition bills with the amount of acceptances which have not been met.
Names
: Challinor; Ryan; Torr; Wright;  [More to be added]

BC2/1326
Places
: Kermingham, Wilmslow, Cheshire; London;  Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: [1] Abstract of certain indentures of lease & release and assignment  of term of years (1823) comprising part of the title of Messrs Wreford & Wood to certain messuages and hereditaments at Leek, Staffordshire, formerly the property of the late John Wreford. Challinor & Co., Leek, Staffordshire 1874.  The land was a part of The Furlongs.
Names
: Bayley; Bray; Cartwright; Challinor; Finney; Gates; Hall; Hordern; Jackson; Killmister; Lockett; Tomkinson; Ward; Wood; Wreford;

BC2/1327
Places
: Bradnop, Ford, Wetlow, Grindon, Onecote, Sheen, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: An indenture, dated 23 August 1743, concerning the conveyance by  William Wardle to the Churchwardens and Overseers of Bradnop and Onecote, Staffordshire in trust for the poor. In consideration  of a discharge from the said churchwardens and overseers to William Wardle, Henry Wardle, James B…. and William Clulow. [Paper. Poor condition]
The indenture made the 17th year of the Reign of George II 1743, between(1) William Wardle of Grindon, Staffordshire, yeoman brother and heir of James Wardle late of Oncote in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman deceased, (2) John Clulow of Whitehough, churchwarden for the quarter of Bradnop in the parish of Leek and John Torr of Ford Wetlow, Overseers of the Poor of the township  of Onecote and Christopher Day of Bradnop, Overseer of the Poor for the Township of Bradnop.  It cites the will of John Stanley heretofore of Bradnop, husbandman, dated 1st August 1693,  in which Stanley bequeathed, after the death of his wife Mary, all his ready money, and money owing on bills and bonds, to the poor inhabitants of Bradnop, "to be put forth for them by his executors and they to have the increase of it divided amongst them every year upon the 24th of December".  The testator appointed Richard Turnock of Heaton, Staffordshire and the said James Wardle executors of his will.  Turnock died before the will was proved and James Wardle proved it at Lichfield, reserving the sum of £84 of the personal estate of John Stanley.   At the time the will was drawn up, the poor of the whole parish of Leek were relieved and maintained by Collection of the poors rate over all the four quarters or divisions of the said parish.  And their maintenance was paid out of such collection - as out of one common stock.
By Order made at the Staffordshire General Sessions the several quarters of the said parish were, with respect to the maintenance of the poor, ordered to be maintained by separate collections in the several quarters. And it being well known that during such collections of the poor rates over the whole parish of Leek, the poor of Bradnop were and were reputed one 4th part of the whole parish of Leek.  The quarter then known as Bradnop comprised the township of Oncote as well as that of Bradnop and the inhabitants agreed that, in as far as they might make claim to the personal estate of John Stanley by virtue of his will, they would divide the above mentioned sum of £84 and interest in equal shares between the poor of the two townships.
James Wardle had used the £84 to "purchase to him and his heirs"  lands and tenements and his heir William Wardle, had agreed with the Churchwardens and Overseers of Bradnop and Oncote, that the rents and profits of the land should be settled and assured in trust so that the interest might be paid to and equally divided amongst the poor of Bradnop and Oncote.
The lands were in or near the parish of Sheen one part of which comprised an acre of land late in the occupation of John Gillman and a part share in a close called Gorsty Holm containing about 6 acres "and now or late in the occupation of Thomas Wardle, being the said close except about 2 acres which George Percival formerly sold to William Gold".
Names
: Clulow; Day; Stanley; Torr; Wardle;

BC2/1328
Places
: Essex; Cornhill, Mayfair, Middlesex; Oswestry, Shropshire; Alstonfield, Bishton, Bloore, Butterton, Waterfall, Cheadle, Eccleshall, Grindon, Leek, Throwley, Staffordshire; Lambeth, Surrey;
Description
:
Mortgage by Sir John Henniker of Newton Hall, Essex, Bart., to Fysh de Burgh of  St. George Hannover Square, Middlesex and James Jackson esquires, it trust, for £30000, part of Lady Hennicker's Trust moneys on the Manor and Estate of Grindon, Staffordshire. Dated 25 June 1791. Vellum (11 sheets) signed, sealed and stamped. Gives properties and occupiers and includes the : Bullock Green; Sheldon or Highmoor; Deepdale; Ford; Felthouse and Ryebrook farms.
Names
: Ball; Beaumont; Bostock; Bolt; Bouchier; Burnett; Chadwick; De Burgh; Dutton; Edge; Ensor; Fallows; Garmon; Goostrey; Harrison; Hennniker; Hill; Jackson; Jones; Leigh; Lloyd; Lovatt; Mellor; Mycock; Norman;  Oliver; Prince; Puttnam; Pultney; Ratcliffe; Redfern; Robinson; Salt; Smith; Sparke; Sparrow; Stothard; Tennant; Titterton; Venables; Watts; Willock; Wooliscroft; Yallowley; Yates;

BC2/1329
Places
: London; Bradnop, Leek, Upperhulme, Wolstanton, Staffordshire;
Description
: Abstract of the title (1740-1805) of Messrs Samuel Hillditch, Hugh Ford and Robert  Emerson to  lands in Leek and Lowe in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire, called Beggarsway Field and Gent's Meadow and the tithes and appurtenances thereto belonging. Dated 22 March 1806. Mills, Cruso & Jones, Leek. Incorporates a short Birtles, Hillditch, Ford, Gent family tree.
Names
:
Birtles; Cruso; Emerson; Ford; Gent; Godwin; Hillditch; Jones; Mills; Moreton; Sutton; Tharme; Wardle; White; Wood;

BC2/1330
Places
: London; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: [1] Handwritten draft memorandum  of agreement between Edwin Trafford & Company Limited of  New Street, Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers and Benjamin Hill  of Wellington Mills, Leek (Trading as William Hill & Company) silk manufacturers concerning an application by Trafford & Co., for a trademark, No. 293528 with regard to "silk twist on spools and reels" consisting of a star with words and circles applied.  Trafford's proposed trademark was similar to two of Hill's trademarks, no.s 1739 and 11930 and Hill had opposed Trafford's application. The agreement concerned the basis on which Hill would withdraw his objection i.e. Trafford limiting the trademark to "Hand Tailors Silk Twist".  Hacker & Allen, Leek, Staffordshire. 1909. This carries alterations in red and green ink, made by both  sides and final notes to say that the modified draft would be acceptable.

[2] Further, typed, draft of the above with a few additional alterations. Signed "Swan & Bradley & Co. 16 April 1909.
Names
:
Bradley; Hill; Trafford; Swan;

BC2/1331  
Places:
Kendal, Ravenstonedale, Stainmore, Warcop, Westmoreland;  Swaledale, Wensley Dale,  Yorkshire;
Description
: The Kendal Debt Book:  A shopkeeper's account book covering customers in Westmoreland and Yorkshire during the period from 25th November 1841 to January 1844.  
All the pages, including the inner surfaces of the cover and the end papers, have been written on and notes, including names and addresses appear to have been written, externally, on the surviving marbling and spine.  On the spine can also be seen the words “Kendal” and Debt Book”.  
The inside of the front board carries a “List of Tares on Sugars imported into Liverpool from British Possessions in the West Indies”, comprising three columns headed respectively Dema , Trinidad and [?]; Barbados; and All other sorts.  The tares for amounts between 8 and 20 cwt are then given, in 1 cwt steps, below.   A footnote to the table states “ On all descriptions of the above in barrels and  Terices under 8 cwt, the cwt tare is 14lb  per cwt  and Raws are usually sold weighed. On E. I and Mauritius the customs tare is allowed.  They are generally bought and sold at landing weights, with  Drfts. The latter is 4lbs on arr 5 bags when under 10 cwt and 7lb when 10 cwt and above”.    

The entries take several forms e.g. (1): dated individual accounts giving names, addresses, amounts and unit prices of items bought and amount to be paid by the customer. A column on the LHS of the page is used to indicate whether the customer has paid. (2): Collective accounts of sums received listing amounts received and from whom, the gross amount collected and the net amount after deduction of expences.  The type of account is usually given a locative heading e.g. “Swaledale Cash” and the date to which it applies. In some case the date the total, less expenses, was paid in ( to whom or what isn't stated) is also given.   

Names:
will be added later.

BC2/1332  
Places:
Coton, Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: A letter, dated 18 May 1819, from Ralph Adderley, junior, of Hams (?) to John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the funds under his marriage settlement. In the letter Adderley lists monies he had taken from the funds for, amongst other things, the purchase of the crown lands at Coton for £2500 and the purchase of the Hotchkins living i.e about 20 acres of pasture together with one acre called Eaves Croft, being freehold land near the house at Coton.  A list of the funds is included in the text.  
Names:
Adderley; Cruso; Geart; Hotchkins; Mills; Sneyd;

 BC2/1333  
Places:
Melbourne, Australia; Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Lichfield, Staffordshire;  
Description
:
Miscellaneous letters and other unrelated documents.  
[1]Letter, dated 24 July 1865, from Messrs Hacker & Allen of Leek, Staffordshire to John Cruso of Leek  concerning  a £3 donation from W. H. Gaunt of Beechworth, Melbourne, Australia to "add to the comforts of the poor widows in the Leek Alms-houses".  
[2] Letter, dated 29 May 1878, from William Wardle of 42 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Peter Tompkinson re "7 rosewood chairs & couch  with green covers & gilt edges" sold by Wardle to  "Mr Widdall, silk manufacturer, Albion Mills for £13". Wardle was evidently not paid in cash because he "received a dividend for them when he failed from Mr Jobins".  
[3] Letter, dated 22 October 1867, from J. W. Sneyd of Armitage, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, consenting to be a trustee of Mrs Key. The letter is black edged and Sneyd expresses how grieved he was "to hear of the death of my very kind friend Mr Cruso, he was a stand & long standing friend to me. I can remember his kindness to me as far back  as 1829. I will be obliged  if you will, when you have the opportunity, tell Mrs Cruso how much I feel for her I am sure they were a happy & loving couple."  Sneyd also mentions the death of  "our good old Bishop" who died at the dinner table, he thought his gaiter was too tight, & asked one of his sons who was staying with him to unbutton it & died immediately." Finally he mentions that he also "spoke to Lord Lichfield respecting Mr Sleigh & think all will be well".  
[4] Letter, dated 28 May 1909, from A. H. Wardle of Sir Thomas & Arthur H. Wardle, silk dyers & Finishers, Leek, Staffordshire to T. Robinson of Messrs Challinor & Shaw of Leek, re Speedwell Engineering Company concerning a dispute with the company about apparatus produced by the Speedwell Company.  
[5] Letter, dated 18 March 1808, from Joseph Clulow to Messrs Cruso & Co of Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the "holding of Mr Swann's land" which he thought was " very precarious and very much to the disadvantage of tenants". He stressed his unwillingness to accept restrictions previously mention and states what he would accept, adding "if these meet your and Mr Badnall's approbation, I shall consider myself tenant".  
[6]Leek Benefit Building Society Subscription Card [8 shares] for William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor was subscriber number 3 and the card shows subscriptions paid between 7th April 1851 and April 1852. The card, printed by W. M. Hilliard, carries the names of the trustees and is signed by the secretary, J. Mycock. £40-3s-10d was carried over from the previous card and this fact is witnessed by the signatures of the secretary and the steward, J. Rider.  
[7] Leek Benefit Building Society Subscription Card (1 share) for Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor was subscriber number 16 and the card shows subscriptions paid between 7th April 1850 and April 1851.  
[8] (1)Davenport's rent account for "Ball Hay Houses" Leek, Staffordshire  August 1833 to August 1834. The rent was £4.50 per year for houses occupied by Joseph Bradley and Thomas Wyn respectively.   This invoice also includes a sum for "whitewashing Thompson's house". (2)List of rents of "Club houses, Ball Haye Green" Leek, Staffordshire July 1834 to July 1835. The rents were £5 a year for the houses occupied by George Thompson and William Millward respectively. Settled  by William Challinor September 1835.
[9] Mr William Bullock of Macclesfield's account for the purchase of silk from the estate of Peter Jackson deceased, dated 9th April 1867.The silk consisted of Drab twist not balled, black twist on reels, black twist on balls, and gum twist on balls with a total value of £45-4s-4d.  
[10] Valuation of the property in the township of Leek, Staffordshre belonging to the devisees under the will of the late Francis Cruso esquire, dated 5th April 1835.  
[11] Signed affidavit of the trustees of Mr & Mrs F. Cruso's marriage settlement that they had agreed, at the request of and with the consent of Mr & Mrs F. Cruso, to invest £800 of the trust moneys on mortgage bonds or debentures of the Midland Counties Railway Company, dated 1839 and signed by the Reverend William Smith  of Dunston Hall and A. J. Knight.  

[12] Three letters, dated between 2nd & 4th December 1863, concerning a dispute between  Mr Bloore and Robert Nall of Leek, Staffordshire a newspaper reporter. Mr Bloore had  accused Nall  of "deliberate unfairness" in the  reports he sent to the Staffordshire Advertiser about a "legal discussion" between Bloore  and William Challinor during a meeting of the Leek Town Commissioners.  
[13] Estimate of Miss Jane Milnes Smith's property for the purpose of determining ad valorem duty upon a settlement of it. Undated but if in connection with her marriage settlement then 1854.  
[14] Four copy letters, dating between 26th February and 19th March 1907, relating to  Miss Elizabeth Flint's Trust and grants made to "meet the offers by the late Miss Flint's trust,  the Staffordshire Poor Benefice Fund and the Lichfield Diocesan Church Extension Society. The grants were  for the churches of Endon with Stanley (£600), Merebrook (£500), Rushton (£450 and Onecote or Bradnop (£600).  
[15] Pencil notes re Mrs Badnall's trusts.  
Names:
Alsop; Badnall; Barlow; Birch; Bloore; Bradley; Brealey; Brough; Bullock; Challinor; Clee; Clulow; Cruso; Davenport; Flint; Gaunt; Gell; Hacker; Hammersley; Heath; Jackson; Jobins; Keys; Knight; Millward; Mort; Mycock; Nall; Rider; Ritchie; Robinson; Shaw; Sleigh; Smith; Sneyd; Stafford; Swann; Thompson; Toll; Tompkinson; Wardle; Widdall; Wyn; 

BC2/1334      
Places: Derby; Nottinghamshire;  
Description
: Printed agreement made between the Nottinghamshire & District Colliery Owners and Representatives of the Workmen working at Nottinghamshire & District Collieries, 20 November 1926. In it [loose] is an accompanying letter, dated 8 December 1928,  from William Saunders, secretary of the colliery owners association to L. N. Watts. This mentions that the agreement was in operation in both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. This contains a list of the signatories.  
Names:
Ball; Berry; Bishop; Burlinson; Dawson; Day; Ellis; Evans; Gray; Heathcote; Hepplewhite; Hewlett; Lawton; Lees; Saunders; Mein; Mitton; Muschamp;  Phillips; Todd; Cooper; Albon; Birkin; Buckley; Buxton; Cobley; Evans; France; Gascoyne; Goddard; Goff; Green; Hackett; Hancock; Jenkins; Lake; Lee; Lenthall; Sears; Shaw; Shooter; Smith; Spencer; Spouge; Willett; Willoughby; Wilson;

BC2/1335
Places:
Buglawton, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  
Description
: A small bundle of six documents, dated 1856 to 1882, relating to  freehold shade and dwellings in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, the property of Allen Ireland Nixon. [1] Draft mortgage, dated 20 August 1856, by Mrs Margaret Nixon of Leek, Staffordshire, widow of Allen Ireland Nixon, carpenter and William Cumberledge of Buxton Road, Leek, farmer to Michael Swindells of Heaton, Staffordshire, farmer, of messuages and shade in Mill Street (otherwise Hollow Lane) and a cottage on the Buxton Road, Leek,  for £160.  
[2] Draft acknowledgement by William Spooner Brough of Leek, Staffordshire  to Mr Allen Ireland Nixon of Leek, silk worker, William Homes of Buglawton near Congleton, Cheshire, farmer, and Esther his wife, Ann Plant of Mill Street, Leek, widow and Samuel Tatton of Mill Street, Leek, of the right to the production and copies of certain deeds relating to houses and a shade in Mill Street, Leek and an undertaking for safe custody. Challinors, Leek, 10 May 1882.  
[3] Press copy abstract  of the title of Alexander Ireland Nixon and others to several houses, twisting  shade (with several houses under) and hereditaments in Mill Street or Hollow Lane, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co., Leek. 1882. The abstract begins with the will of Allen Ireland Nixon senior dated 1852.  
[4] Press copy case for the opinion of counsel re Allen Ireland Nixon senior of Leek, Staffordshire deceased 1882. See BC2/1253/10 for the case and counsel's opinion.  
[5] Preprint advert for the sale, on 9th May 1882,  by auction of houses on Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire (no.s 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 and 48) and a shade containing 2 floors with 8 gates and 6 houses , no.s 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 and 62 underneath. Names of occupants given.  [6] Printed conditions of sale of freehold houses and shade on Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire by auction at the Swan Hotel on the 9th May 1882, The conditions have been modified in pencil and ink.  
Names:
Badnall; Bradbury; Brough; Challinor; Cumberledge; Fergyson; Fisher; Finnigen; Flannagan; Gaunt; Goddard;  Goodwin; Hales; Henshaw; Hill; Homes; Hulme; Kidd; Lovatt; Malkin; Moran; Nixon; Pegg; Plant;  Smith; Spright; Stafford;  Stonehewer; Swindells; Tatton; Wardle; Warren; Wood;

BC2/1336 
Places: Colombo, Ceylon; Clonmel, Ireland; Failsworth, Lancashire; Hanbury, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire; Stainland, Yorkshire;
Description
: Copy of the Army Service Records of Charles Bednall, born Hanbury Staffordshire 1809  died Failsworth, Lancashire 1883, who joined the army in 1831 and served in the 61st  and 33rd Regiments of Foot. National Archives Reference: WO./510.
Names: Bednall; Ewart; Kelly; Rowe; Sutcliffe;

BC2/1337 
Places:
Burg St. Margaret, Norfolk;
Description
: Final concord or agreement in the Court at Westminster dated Easter 15 days in the first year (?) of the reign of Philip and Mary (1554) between Richard Finch gentleman and Thomas  Age and his wife Johanna deforciants of a messuage and 12 and a half acres of arable land with appurtenances in the town of Burgh St. Margaret. Thomas and Johanna declared that the property belonged to Richard which he had of their gift and they  on behalf of themselves and their heirs, remised and quitclaimed the property to Richard and his heirs and provided the usual warranty to them. For this quitclaim and agreement Richard paid Thomas and his wife Johanna forty pounds sterling.
Names:
Age; Broke; Brown; Finch; Saunders; Stamford;

BC2/1338
Places:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Valuation of the machinery in the Wellington Mill, Leek, Staffordshire and rental prepared by Messrs Tryall Holdcroft of Macclesfield  for Messrs Hacker & Allen of Leek, on 21 May 1863.
The machines, which included Canton winding frames, Bengal winding frames, doubling frames, cleaner frames, iron spinning mills and iron throwing mills, were powered by a "very old" steam engine supplied with steam from a new boiled installed at a cost of £200 by the tenants because the mill's boiler was "out of use". The total value of the silk machinery was estimated to be £820-18s-0d and the annual rental for that alone was put at £82.  The estimated rent for the mill steam engine,, boiler, main gearing and a garden was £178.
Names:
Allen; Hacker; Holdcroft; Tryall;

BC2/1339
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: A six page, illustrated, article (pages 14 to 18] from the Art Journal 1899 on "The Colour Printing of Textiles at Messrs Wardle's Works, Leek, Staffordshire" by Gleeson White. The illustrations include some of the designs printed and several views taken inside Thomas Wardle's Hencroft Works in Leek.
Names:
Morris; Wardle; White;

BC2/1340
Places:
Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Pocket account book" The Useful Memorandum Book and Almanack for 1852". Entries in the book run from19 May 1852 to November 1854. Although not specifically identified as such, the bookkeeper appears to be David Cade, who in 1851, was man servant to Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, attorney. The accounts are therefore those for the Cruso household comprising (in 1851) Frank Cruso, his 14 year old daughter Jane Elizabeth Cruso, his daughter's governess 23 year old Frances S Gibbs of Ashbourne, a cook, a housemaid, a kitchen maid and the man servant 59 year old David Cade.
Pinned inside the book are (1) a stamped receipt dated 20 September 1854 to Smith Plant; (2) a receipt signed as paid 11 September 1854 by Mr Heath and a signed and stamped receipt by William Beaumont Badnall for £16-3s-2.5d dated 13 December 1854.
Names:
Badnall; Cade; Cruso;  Heath; Plant;

BC2/1341
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Draft articles of clerkship, dated March 1820, drawn up between Mr Michael Daintry Cruso  by the direction and consent of his father (John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire) and Mr Charles Coupland  of Leek gent.
Names:
Coupland; Cruso;

BC2/1342
Places:
Matlock, Winster, Youlgreave, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Settlement on the marriage of Richard Cutting of Leek, Staffordshire, gent,  with Mrs Grace Bradley of Winster in the parish of Youlgreave, Derbyshire, widow, dated 5 September 1812.
Names:
Andrew; Bradley; Cutting; Royston; Sheldon; Swettenham; Walmsley;

BC2/1343
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Apportionment  of purchase money and valuation of land as between Hugh Sleigh esq., of and Joseph Challinor esq., both of Leek, Staffordshire,  15 April 1880.  Includes a plan showing the disposition of the land. Amongst others the land includes Hungerhill Field, part of Nursery Garden and part of a meadow adjoining  the Counter Flatt field.
Names:
Brealey; Challinor; Clemison; Condliffe; Sleigh;

BC2/1344
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Indenture of lease, dated 28 October  in the 26 year of the reign of Charles the Second (1674-75) by Humphrey Ridgway of Leek, Staffordshire, shoemaker to John Godwin late of the Lowe, Leek but now of Lane Head, Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman, of The Lowe House farm near Leek, Staffordshire and of all other lands which were or were intended to be  conveyed by Ralph Booth and his wife Joane and John Godwin and his wife Anne to Humphrey Ridgway, to hold from the death of of the survivor of Robert and Joane Booth for the term of 99 years, paying a peppercorn rent, as security for for £83-6s-8d that Ridgway was to pay within 2 months of the death of the survivor of Robert and Joane Booth. The payment was to take place at or in the porch of the parish church of Leek. The property is described as  being formerly inhabited by John Godwin but now by  James Charlesworth.
Names:
Booth; Charlesworth; Godwin; Ridgway;

BC2/1345
Places:
Over Peover,  Middlewich, Sandbach, Cheshire; Alfreton, Ashbourne, Tideswell, Derbyshire; Alveton, Horton, Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Attested copy deed of covenant, dated 3 November 1785,  from Thomas Mills of Leek, Staffordshire, gent to Mrs Mary Maddock  of Leek (widow and relict of William Maddock late of the same place Tallow Chandler deceased) for the production of deeds and writings. The deeds etc relate to several messuages etc., belonging to Mrs Mary Maddock and to William Maddock, Mary Maddock the younger, Catherine Maddock and James Maddock her children some being in Leek.  On of the pieces of land was several closes "that for some time have been laid together and used as one croft situated on the North side of Stockwell Street, Leek and late in the possession of William Ash but now of the said Thomas Mills. There is a schedule of deeds that begins with a copy of the will of Gervas Gent of Leek, yeoman dated 1st July 1689 and ends with a three part indenture between (1) Mary Maddock and Ellen Maddock spinsters (the daughters of and coheirs of Thomas Maddock late of Alveton, Staffordshire, schoolmaster, (2) Mary Maddock of Leek, widow of John Maddock and daughter of Richard Lancellot late of Leek, gentleman deceased and Mary Maddock of Leek aforesaid, widow of William Maddock late of Leek Tallow Chandler, daughter of the last named Mary Maddock and granddaughter of the said Richard Lancellot and (3) Richard Pratt of Leek, button merchant. Dated 6 February 1778.  The copy is signed by Henry Jones and Edward Ball -clerks to Messrs Mills & Cruso.
Names:
Bagshaw; Cruso; Davenport; Ford; Gent; Gorst; Lancelot; Maddock; Mee; Mills; Morewood; Pratt;

BC2/1346
Places:
Congleton, Cheshire; Holborn, Middlesex; Derby, Doveridge, Derbyshire; Biddulph, Heaton, Leek, Kingsley, Rushton Spencer, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
Description
: Schedule of deeds, instruments and writings relating to two messuages and land at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, and land lying behind the same in the several occupations of Edward Hammond & William Mellor, belonging to Mr Jonathon Plant and in mortgage to the executors of the late Sampson Gould for securing £650 and interest. Document has been signed and is dated 16 February 1829.
The deeds recited date between July 1733 and February 1829 and the first item comprises indentures of lease and release, dated 26 & 27 July 1733, the latter made between (1) William Badnall of Mill Street, Leek, mohair dyer and William Whieldon of Kingsley yeoman and (2) William Hadwin of Brookes Market, St. Andrews, Holborn, Middlesex, herbman, and Sarah his wife.
Names:
Badnall; Bullock; Brunt; Challinor;  Coupland; Crompton; Duce; Gent; Gould; Hadwin; Hilliard;  Knowles; Livesley; Osborne; Perkin; Plant; Redfern;  Simcock;  Slater; Spilsbury; Stonehewer; Stonier; Turnock; Whieldon;

BC2/1347
Places:
Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Printed copy of The Leek Improvement Act 1855 -An Act for the improvement of the Town of Leek in the County of Stafford; for purchasing the Market Tolls and for providing more commodious Markets and Cemeteries, and for better supplying the inhabitants with water and for other purposes. Royal Assent 16 July 1855. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor;  Hacker & Bloore; T. Redfern all of Leek, solicitors.
Names:
Badnall; Bloore; Challinor; Grosvenor; Hacker; Redfern;

BC2/1348
Places:
Macclesfield, Stockport, Cheshire; London; Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: Abstract of the title of Richard Badnall (sole assignee under a commission of Bankruptcy against Richard Stubbs of Leek, butcher) to a piece of land near Leek called Church Croft and certain houses, barn, stable and premises near thereto, late the property of the bankrupt Richard Stubbs.  Cruso, Jones and Porter, Leek, Staffordshire. Undated but the paper is watermarked 1805. In the document the title has been modified by interlining to read " Abstract of the title of Mrs Sarah Brentnall to a piece of land called Church Croft."
The land and premises were part of those that were formerly owned by Thomas Endon of Manchester, son and heir of Adam Endon of Macclesfield deceased. The property is described as  "all that close, pasture or piece of ground commonly called or known by the name of the Church Croft in or near Leek aforesaid theretofore in the possession of Ralph Leigh his administrators or assigns and afterwards in the tenure or occupation of Job Hulme. One or Little Piece or parcel of land or meadow ground commonly called or known by the name of the Diglake by estimation 1/2 a days math (be the same more or less) situate within the hamlets of Leek aforesaid and Lowe in the parish of Leek….then in the possession of Samuel Hyde."
This description is in indentures of lease and release dated 9 & 10 September 1736 and a pencil not in the margin states " Attested copy produced -covenanted to be produced by Mr Ford in his [   ] as belonging to his premises on the back of his house in Stockwell Street"
The cover carries a note (in ink) "for Mr Pratt" and this is followed by a pencil note that states " The deeds in thei abstract relate solely to Church Croft and Lot 2 and were covenanted by Mr Ford to be produced.
Names:
Andern; Badnall; Brentnall; Downes; Edmonds; Elwick; Endon; Fords; Hulme; Hyde; Kent; Leigh; Pratt; Stubbs;

BC2/1349
Places:
Derby; Barlaston, Leek, Stone, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;  Saddleworth, Yorkshire;
Description
: Schedule of deeds and writings relating to a dwelling and a close of land and garden in and near Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, the property of Mr & Mrs Philip Walmsley, 1849.  The schedule was signed by John Fernyhough and witnessed by John Minishall, clerk to Mr Redfern solicitor of 28 July 1849. A note states " This schedule was delivered to Mr Redfern on 15 May 1855 and security (for £500 borrowed by Fernihough) renewed dated 28 January 1828."
Names:
Adderley; Brentnall; Carr; Challinor; Cruso; Daintry; Fernyhough; Jones; Mellor; Mills; Minishall; Phillips; Porter; Pratt; Redfern; Walmsley; Wardle; Woolfe;

BC2/1350
Places:
Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;  Nottingham; Leek, Staffordshire;
Description
: [1] Draft agreement according tot the conditions of sale between Thomas Philips the younger of Leek, Staffordshire, silk merchant and Thomas Ratcliffe of Wetton, Staffordshire, plumber and glazier, dated 27 January 1814. A note in ink states "To be executed tomorrow 27 January 1814.  A further note states "One part ingrossed from Mr Thomas Ratcliffe the purchaser of Lot 1. Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire.
Ratcliffe had purchased  2 messuages or houses, with wash houses yard and other conveniences behind the same, situated on Clerks Bank, Leek in the occupation of Ball, widow, at an auction in the Red Lion Inn, Leek on the 11 January 1814, for a price of £304 but subject to the will of John Hulme deceased dated 24 April 1790 in respect of his nephew Charles Hulme. In parts, Ratcliffe's name is deleted and that of Miss Ann Lees interposed.

[2]  Draft articles of agreement, dated 5 October 1814, between (1) Hugh Ford of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer,  (2)Samuel Phillips of Nottingham, hosier and (3) William Phillips of Leek, silk manufacturer. Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire.
It mentions that Thomas Phillips the elder  of Leek, silk manufacturer, "lately deceased" was in partnership with Hugh Ford and Thomas Phillips the younger late of Leek but now of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturer, trading as manufacturers of silk ribbons, buttons and twist. That partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 31 December 1813 and on 1 January 1814 Thomas Phillips the elder and Hugh Ford commenced and carried on business on their own joint accounts with Phillips having 12 shares and Ford 5.  Thomas Phillips the elder died on 21 September 1814 and in his will (dated 14 December 1811)  all the residue and remainder of his estates to his sons Samuel and William Phillips equally as tenants in common and they thus became entitled to their father's share in the Phillips & Ford business.   It was agreed that Hugh Ford should carry on the business for the benefit of all three partners but that the shares would be 5  one twelfth shares,  and Samuel and William Phillips 7 one twelfth shares.
Names:
Ball; Butler; Cruso; Ford; Hulme; Lees;  Phillips; Ratcliffe;

 

     


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