Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1351 to 1400   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 26/11/2009


BC2/1351
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Extract from the articles of copartnership  entered into by  Thomas Sutton of Leek, Staffordshire, manufacturer of silk ribbons, buttons and twist, William Sutton of Leek silk manufacturer, Francis Wakeman of Leek, silk manufacturer and  John Hand of Leek silk manufacturer,  dated 1 September 1815. Cruso's and Coupland, Leek, Staffordshire.  The partnership was for 10 years and the firm was to be called "Sutton, Wakeman & Hand".  Equal shares of the £10000 capital were subscribed by the partners but the shares of the business were divided such that Thomas Sutton was entitled to 3/10  shares and all the others to 2/10 each of the joint stock that should arise as a result of joint trading. The remaining 1/10 share was to be divided equally between them.
The business was to be carried on near Custard Lane and in Mill Street, Leek 
NAMES: Coupland; Cruso; Hand; Sutton; Wakeman;

BC2/1352 
PLACES
:
Butterton, Bradnop, Leek, Sandon, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
: Grant, dated August 1800, by Samuel Smith of Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire, husbandman, to his daughters Ann wife of John Alcock of Sandon, Staffordshire and Mary wife of Thomas Stubbs of Butterton, Staffordshire,  his house in Leek "now in the holding or occupation of James Bradbury and also all debts and money owing to him by promissory note, writing, obligatory or mortgage contract or otherwise,".  The property etc was to be held for the benefit of Mary and Ann, their heirs and executors etc., but the doner retained for himself " maintenance such as meat, drink, apparel, lodging and washing for the term of his natural life".  The donor, Samuel Smith made his mark and this was witnessed by George Gould and the document was sealed and delivered "being first stamped" and Samuel Smith gave Ann Alcok and Mary Stubbs 12 silver pence for "possession of all and singular premises."  

NAMES:
Alcock; Gould; Smith; Stubbs;

BC2/1353 
PLACES
: Bosley, Cheshire; Douglas, Isle of Man; Elkstone, Leek, Ryledge, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Draft agreement for lease of lead or copper mine at Ryledge in Upper Elkstone, Staffordshire for 21 years, between George Lomas of Bosley Grange, Cheshire, farmer, and George Salt of Ryledge, Upper Elkstone, farmer, on the one hand and Edward Porter Esq., of Douglas, Isle of Man, on the other. Cruso, Leek, Staffordshire, 15 April 1835. The lease covered all mines, veins, hand pits,  pipes, grooves, raikes, buts, floats and holes of lead and copper,  caulk and calamine, and other metals and semi-metals and minerals whatsoever." 

NAMES:
Cruso; Lomas; Porter; Salt;

BC2/1354 
PLACES
:
Prestbury, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
: Three documents relating to property on Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire;
[1] Draft abstract of title (1783-1794) of John Hulme to houses in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, which are leasehold for the remainder of a term of 1000 years created by indenture dated 25 March 1783.  Cruso & Coupland, Leek. The lease of 1783 was between (1) John Stonehewer of Foden Bank, Prestbury, Cheshire,  (2) Thomas Wright of Leek, Staffordshire, joiner and carpenter. It mentions a " house then lately fallen down and then in ruins in Mill Street, Leek, late in the possession of Walter Osborne".  The site was 190 feet long, the front 45 feet 6 inches in breadth, the back 38 feet in breadth and the middle dimensions 43 feet in breadth, standing and being on the North side of Mill Street then formerly in the possession of John Livesley but then late of Walter Osborne". Wright had to clear the site within 12 months and erect and in a substantial and workmanlike manner build perfect and finish 3 new messuages or tenements…. "even in front with other houses or  tenements adjoining on either side". By 1791, Wright had erected a total of 5 houses on the site which were then late in the occupation of Philip Brassington, Joshua Ball, Richard Leavens, Isaac Wheeldon, Thomas Grocott, Charles Walker and William Brown but now of Joshua Ball, John Challenor, Harry Nixon, Joseph Woodward, John Spilsbury, John Johnson, Charles Hammond, and Thomas Gould.  Document cites the will of John Challenor son of Samuel Challenor of Nab Hill, Leek, 1794.
[2] Draft abstract of the title relating to property in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, belonging to Mr Olroyd. Cruso, Leek, 1846. It cites indentures of lease and release dated 10 & 11 November 1830 between Hannah Newbold, Francis Stonehewer Newbold and Olive Holroyd of Leek, widow, concerning a "messuage or dwelling with appurtenances situate in Mill Street, Leek then late in the occupation of John Wright but then of Olive Holroyd together with all houses etc. Deeds relating to the property included indentures of lease and release of the premises by John Livesley to John Stonehewer, dated 31 December 1779 and 1st January 1780.
[3] Draft mortgage, dated 1846, by Samuel Hunt of Leek Staffordshire, baker, to Ewin Heaton of Leek, land surveyor, of a messuage or dwelling in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Cruso, Leek. Engrossed 21 February 1846. The mortgage was in the sum of £250 and the document cites an indenture drawn up between Olive Holroyd and Samuel Hunt the previous November concerning a house on the southerly side of Mill Street, Leek, occupied by Olive Holroyd. 

NAMES:
Ball; Brassington;  Broster; Brown; Clowess; Coupland; Challinor; Crompton; Cruso; Gould; Grocott; Hammond; Holroyd; Hulme; Hunt; Jackson;  Johnson; Knight; Leavens; Livesley; Mottershead; Myott; Nixon; Perkin; Spilsbury; Steel; Stonehewer; Walker; Wheeldon; Woodward; Wright; Yates;

BC2/1355 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Copy [?] of an indenture, dated 7th February 1647, between William Tunnicliffe of Beardhall, Ruston, Staffordshire, yeoman and William Condlyffe the younger of Leekfrith, Staffordshire concerning a property called "The Parks" in Overhulme, Staffordshire. The consideration was £450. 

NAMES:
Condlyffe; Hulme;  Tunnicliffe:

BC2/1356 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Five small plans or sketches of property and land in Leek, Staffordshire.  
[1] Sketch showing draft alterations to Church Cottage, Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire for the Reverend E. Spink, dated September 1911.

[2] Plan of property in Dales Yard, St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 13th August 1892. It shows cottages pulled down and others to be pulled down and the line of a public sewer and drain.

[3] Plan to a scale of 1/500 of Gaunt House, Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire and the premises immediately behind it that front Stockwell Street. Undated. The paths in the garden of Gaunt House are shown.

[4] Undated sketch showing a group of named fields e.g. Brewell Field, Middle Field, Burns Croft, Garden Croft and School House Croft. On the back it states "Messrs Young & Plant's papers".  In a different hand is written "1779   9 June".  Although not stated the sketch may relate to land near the top of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire.

[5] Rough sketch with the title "As to Hencroft" on the back, showing the Hencroft, Stoop Meadow, Mr Young's field and Brewhill Road and the line of a water course flowing across Stoop Meadow, Brewhill Road and the Hencroft. There may also a second flow down Brewhill Road. 
NAMES:
Angelbeck; Bastin;  Howard; Spink; Swindells;

BC2/1357 
PLACES
:
Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Two letters written by Leon Solon to Mr Shaw a solicitor living and working in Leek, Staffordshire.  
[1] Letter, dated 23 March 1908, from Leon V. Solon, The Abbey Cottage, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Shaw, Leek thanking him for the "Trophies of the chase” that he had received. Solon also thanks Shaw for the " promptness and skill with which you have conducted this matter".  The matter in question is only referred to indirectly in the letter but copy letter in the Challinor & Shaw Letter Book for 1908 show that it concerned a possible slander arising from a meeting between Bernard Wardle and a Mr Goodman of Buxton, solicitor.

[2] A letter, dated 31 March 1908, from Leon V. Solon, The Abbey Cottage, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Shaw, Leek inviting Shaw to dine with him the following Friday. He adds "Bernard and Mrs Wardle are coming, we might have a rubber or two of Bridge; I hope you can come".  
It is interesting to note the  printed heading to the letter includes "Telephone No. 1  Telegrams   Hencroft, Leek." 

NAMES:
Shaw; Solon; Wardle;

BC2/1358 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Plans, sale notices, posters and other miscellaneous large items.  
[1] Poster advertising the sale of houses on Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, the property of Mrs Brentnall deceased, by auction on 6 July 1843. One of these houses had a pleasure ground and was subsequently purchased by Mrs Sarah Badnall widow of Richard Badnall junior.

[2] A plan of the Leekbrook dyeworks, Leek, Staffordshire, dated about 1927. Scale 1/2500.

[3] A plan of the Wilkes Head Inn and adjacent buildings, St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire.

[4] Plan of a mill and houses in the Jolliffe Street, Cornhill Street area of Leek, Staffordshire.

[5] Plan extracted from the catalogue for the 1828 sale of Badnall property in Leek, Staffordshire. See also BC.

[6] Plan of the White’s Bridge area of Leek, Staffordshire showing the dyeworks and the White Lion Inn.

[7]A section of the continuation of the Woodcroft Road to Beggars Lane, undated. Scale 1" = 88 ft.

[8] A copy of John Speed's map of Staffordshire 1620, published by Kelly's Directories.

[9] A plan of Leek Edge Farm and  Leek Waste recreation ground on a 1/2500 scale.

[10] Large-scale plan of the canal basin, Leek, Staffordshire showing the Churnet Valley Railway.

[11] A poster giving the rules to be obeyed by employees of the Water Foot Mill, Haslingdon. Dated 1851.

[12] Plan and view of the London Road silk mill, Leek, Staffordshire [See also BC2/1059]

[13] Large-scale plan of the George Inn, Leek, Staffordshire. 
NAMES:
Badnall; Brentnall;

BC2/1359 
PLACES
:
Arbroath; Derby; Nottingham; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: A collection of newspapers, mainly Staffordshire.  
[1] The Abroath Guide published 21 August 1901.

[2] The Daily News published 27 February 1890 (4 pages only).

[3] The Derby Mercury published 1 October 1834.

[5] The Leek Times published 16 October 1886, 28 March 1896, 1 February 1913 and 8 February 1913. The latter two containing an obituary, photograph and various short articles on Thomas Shaw formerly senior partner of Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, of Leek, Staffordshire.

(6) The Leek Post, Cheadle Tines  & Moorlands Advertiser 28 March 1896 and 8 January 1898.

[7] The Nottingham Journal published 12 December 1818.

[8] The Staffordshire Advertiser, one dated 10 May 1845 and 28 editions published between 1865 and 1909.

(9) The Staffordshire Sentinal -Special Edition  23 March 1896.  
NAMES:
Badnall; Challinor; Shaw;

BC2/1360 
PLACES
:
Withington, Manchester.
DESCRIPTION
: Unindexed collection of deeds, indentures, etc, relating to the Manley Hall Estate that was formerly one of the manors of the Trafford family. This collection includes an abstract of title and traces the selling off and development of this estate from the 1830s to the 1920s
NAMES:       
[To be added later] 

BC2/1361 
PLACES
:
Birchall, Wallgrange; Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Inventory of stock, husbandry ware and other things out of doors and indoors at Whitehough goods and chattels of Mr Mellors "valued and appraised by John Debank of Wall Grange, Staffordshire, John Taylor of Byrchall, Leek, Staffordshire and William Statham [of Leek] on 15th March 1738. A further valuation and appraisal was carried out by the same three people on 11 April 1739 and forms part of the document. The inventory details the goods in each of 12 rooms, the garretts, a large closet, a larder, the old and new passages, the stair closets, the brewhouse and brewhouse chamber.   The total inventory value of £2181: 8 : 9.included £803 owed on bond by John Tofts (on Mary Woodlands' bond) and P. Mellor,; £200 of rents due and over £192 in debts owing  good and bad on mortgage and note.  The items listed include several clock, one a repeater, a gold watch chain and locket, a silver watch, silver hafted knives and forks, books worth £4,  silk whip lashes; a weather glass, maps, 24 hundred [weight?] of cheese, a quilting frame, a fishing net, £120 worth of "omitted linen silver plate utensils of silver and apparell", "spaw water in a hamper, and  "1 Cherry deery gown unmade ". [NB The Mellors and Tofts are known to have been Quakers]  

NAMES:
Clark; Cope; Debank; Hough; Mellor; Mills; Shallcross; Statham; Taylor; Toft; Woodlands;

BC2/1362 
PLACES
: Leek, Oakamoor, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Deed of exchange, dated 12 October 1883, between Thomas William Sneyd, esquire of  Lightoaks, Oakamoor, Staffordshire a Colonel in Her Majesty's Army and Hugh Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire esquire, of land lying between Broad Street and Strangman Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The document includes a plan showing the lands exchanged.  I addition to the land Sleigh paid Sneyd £1000 for "equality of exchange".  
NAMES: Challinor; Sleigh; Smith; Sneyd;

BC2/1363 
PLACES
: Edgmond near Newport, Shropshire;  
DESCRIPTION
: Draft charities account 1899-1900, dated 7/9/00. The charities mentioned include: Banton's Charity, John Smith and Roger Pigott's Charity, Dryden Pigott's Charity and Capt. White's Charity. Also mentioned are the Poors Land, Oliver's Gift, Hinstock Tithe, Edgmond Tithe and the Reverend G. W. Corbet's Gift.  Names of a few individuals are mentioned. 

NAMES:
Brough; Collier; Latham; Mansell; Nicholls; Pigott; Smith; Tildesley; Yeomans;

BC2/1364 
PLACES
: Burslem, Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
: Letter, dated 5 December 1873,  from John Mayer (on behalf of C & J. May) Sneyd Colliery & Ironstone Works, Burslem, Staffordshire to William Challinor, of Leek, solicitor, concerning the answer to Challinor's question re the "cost of marl  got since March last". Because, Mayer said, it had been got in connection with coal and ironstone, he couldn't tell what the cost was. However, after considering the matter they thought that the  cost "to which our men agree"  was as stated on the other page of the letter.  The costing referred to gives a detailed breakdown  of the cost of marl per ton. 

NAMES: 
Challinor; May; Mayer;

BC2/1365 
PLACES
: Bagnall, Biddulph, Leek, Onecote, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Report and statement of accounts for the Biddulph & District Agricultural Society, Staffordshire, for the year ending 31st December 1924. President R. Heath Esq., J.P., C.C., Vice-Presidents J. A. Lees Esq., J.P., and Sir A. Nicholson J.P., C.C.  

NAMES:
Bailey; Ball; Barks; Barlow; Beard; Bermingham; Berrisford; Birks; Bostock; Brown; Brough; Buxton; Cantrell; Hall; Hay; Heath; Heathcote; Kinnison; Knight; Lees; Myatt; Needham; Nicholson; Nixon; Pyatt; Steele; Webb; Whitehurst; Wooliscroft;

BC2/1366  
PLACES: Birmingham; Chesterfield, Derby, Duffield, Ripley, Staveley,West Hallam, Winkburn,Derbyshire; Mount Sorrel, Old Dalby, Leicester, Stathern, Leicestershire; Cleethorpes, Grimsby, South Leverton, Lincolnshire; London; Northampton,  Peterborough, Northamptonshire;  Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Plungar, Retford, Nottinghamshire; Middlesborough,       DESCRIPTION: Indexed ledger of an unknown Nottingham pharmacist /chemist detailing 2800 individual prescriptions and giving, in some cases, dosages.  The name and approximate address of the patient is given in all cases together with the prescribing physician's name or initials.  The period covered by the ledger is 1903-1910 and most of the chemist's customers lived in either Nottingham or Nottinghamshires, though some lived as far away as Halifax, London and Scotland.  Inserted on one of the end papers at the back of the book is a printed list of the strengths of tinctures of various substances, issued by Messrs Eberlin & Walker. The doctors[?] names included W. G. Laws; E. C. Kingdon;  H.Owen Taylor;  R. Hogarth; W. A. Howitt;  C. C. Gibbs;  F. H. Jacob; H. Waring; H. Herbert; H. Kelly;  
NAMES:
Herbert; Hogarth; Howitt; Kelly; Jacob; Kindon; Laws; Taylor; Waring; [Man other names not listed]

BC2/1367  
PLACES
:
Astbury, Buglawton, Congleton, Smallwood, Cheshire; Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Rushton James, Tattenhill, Staffordshire; Southwark, Surrey; 
DESCRIPTION
: Deeds relating to property on Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire owned by the Hulme family.  
[1] Indenture of feoffment, dated 8th October 1724, between (1) John Baxter of Tattenhill, Staffordshire, husbandman and his wife Martha, only child and heir of Thomas Yates of Leek, Staffordshire, deceased and his wife Margaret and (2) William Hulme of Quarrel Hall in Leek, towdresser and Mary his wife.  The Baxters granted and sold and enfeoffed to the Hulmes, " all that cottage are tenement with appurtenances situate in Leek aforesaid in ye Milne Street, formerly in the possession of Margaret Blincome and afterwards of the said Thomas Yates and now in the holding of ye said William Hulme, and a garden and hemp butt thereunto belonging and all ways etc.."

[2] Feoffment by 4 part indenture,  dated 18 May 1772, from (1) William Pool of Rushton James, Staffordshire, yeoman, eldest son and heir  of John Pool deceased and John Hill of Horton Hay, Staffordshire, husbandman, executors to John Pool,  (2)James Hulme of Mill Street, Leek, ribband weaver and Mary his wife, (3)  John Perry of Congleton, Cheshire, butcher and John Perry of Congleton, Cheshire, butcher aforesaid a trustee nominated and appointed for and on behalf of  the said John Perry. It states that the property concerned had been mortgaged to  William Pool and John Hill as security for £163 and it was agreed that the equity of redemption of the property be conveyed to the said James Hulme for £171.   The property comprised three messuages of houses, in or near Mill Street, Leek,  in the respective possessions of James Hulme, Job Hulme and Jeremiah Bostock and all that close or croft lying at the back of the houses with all buildings, gardens etc.  It cites an indenture dated 11 August 1770 between (1) John Sherratt of Buglawton, Cheshire, yeoman, and John Lockett of Smallwood, Cheshire, executors of the will of Josiah Sherratt late of Astbury, Cheshire, mason, deceased and (2) James Hulme and (3) John Pool by which the premises were "confirmed to the said John Pool his heirs etc, for several terms of 1000 and 99 years.

[3] Conveyance, dated 1 January 1774, of houses in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, by indenture of three parts between (1) Joshua Hulme of the Borough of Southwark, Surrey, threadman, only son and heir of William Hulme late of Mill Street, Leek, mohair twister deceased, Thomas Layland late of Mill Street, Leek, threadman but now of Southwark, Surrey, threadman, and [crossed out] his wife Mary widow and relict of William Hulme, (2) John Livesley of Leek, miller, and (3) Joseph Gent of Roach Grange, Leek, Staffordshire, in trust for John Livesley. The property comprised a new erected messuage or house with appurtenances in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire in which William Hulme had previously lived  but John Bentley and Joseph Perkin then did and also three messuages or houses lying nearby and  in the holdings of Ralph Hammersley, Jane Clulow, widow,  and George Cumberlidge with all buildings, yards, gardens etc.  Earlier deeds are cited one dated 20 February 1744 in which William Hulme granted the property by indenture to Joshua Cope for a term of 500 years;  a second indenture of 3 parts dated 21 March 1746 between (1) Joshua Cope, (2) Mary Hulme of Mill Street, Leek, widow and relict of the said Joshua Hulme and (3) Joshua Nixon for the remainder of the 500 year term and a 3rd indenture of 3 parts dated 6 May 1755 between (1) Thomas Layland and Mary his wife formerly Mary Hulme widow of Joshua Hulme aforesaid, (2) James Melland and Sarah his wife, which said Mary and Sarah were the daughters, legatees and executorixes of the said Joshua Nixon, and  (3) Thomas Mills esquire for the remainder of the 500 year term.

[4] Indenture of lease for possession, dated 26 July 1799, between (1) William Etches of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, butcher, William Elliot Elliot and John Eliot both of the County and Town of Nottingham, esquires and Michael Daintry and John Ryle of Macclesfield, Cheshire and Joseph Mellor of Leek, Staffordshire, button silk and twist manufacturer and (2) William Challinor of Leek.  The property concerned was a messuage or house "now in two dwelling houses" with appurtenances, lying in Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire wherein William Hulme, John Bentley and Joseph Perkin formerly lived but where William Bramwell and John Mellor then did together with gardens, backside etc. and also three cottages lying nearby that were now or late in the possession of George Cumberlidge, John Bennett and Samuel Fynney together with buildings, yards, gardens, hempbutts, ways, waters, watercourses etc. Challinor was to have possession for 1 year at a peppercorn rent for the purpose of transferring "uses into possession" in accordance with statute. 
NAMES:
Baxter; Bennett; Bentley; Blincome; Bostock; Bramwell; Challinor; Clulow; Cope; Cruso; Cumberlidge; Daintry; Drakeford; Elliot; Etches; Fynney; Gent; Gilbert; Hammersley; Hill; Hulme; Jones;  Layland; Livesley; Lockett; Mason; Mellor; Mills; Nixon; Perkin; Perry; Pool; Porter; Richardson; Ryle; Sherratt; Wakefield; Yates;

BC2/1368 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Agreement and bond, dated 8 April 1774, between Samuel Hyde of Leek, Staffordshire, yeoman and Joseph Dale of Leek, baker concerning the assignment of messuages in Spout Street, Leek, then occupied by William Smith, Elizabeth Williams, Ellen Davenport, John Fisher, Elizabeth Clowes, Michael Gunnel, Ann Wood, Elizabeth Clulow, Sarah Hassall, Hannah Lancelott, Mary Goodwin, Mary Brough, John Pilsbury, Ann Fernihough and Samuel Hyde their gardens and outbuildings, for £230. 

NAMES:
Brough; Condlyffe;  Clowes; Clulow; Dale; Davenport; Fernihough; Fisher; Goodwin; Gunnel; Hassall; Hyde;  Lancelott; Pilsbury; Smith; Williams; Wood;

BC2/1369
PLACES
:
Fenton, Leek, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: 19 letters and other items relating to the Challinors of Leek and Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Most of the items are copy or draft letters between William and Joseph Challinor concerning the death/ estate of Edward Challinor the younger late of Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire and covering the period from May to December 1876. Others relate to the estate of Charles Challinor of Basford Hall, Staffordshire.  
[1] Typed abstract of title to property in Fenton Culvert and elsewhere in Staffordshire 1874 to 1911;

[2] Seventeen items, mainly letters dating between May and December 1876 but including a copy half yearly statement of Charles Challinor's rents and interest to 30 December 1876; a Declaration of trust as to one fifth of the surface of Glebe Lands belonging to the trustees of the late Edward Challinor deceased 1876.

[3] Letter, dated 26 October 1876, from William Beaumont Badnall of 5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor re the will and codicil of Challinor's "late brother Edward" and in particular his share of the mines at or near Fenton" and his widow's annuity.
NAMES:
Adams; Adderley; Badnall; Baker; Challinor; Gimson; Gwynne; Lewthwaite;  Muntz; Phipps; Stamer; Tomlinson;

BC2/1370 
PLACES
:
Barlaston, Leek, Uttoxeter, Whitmore, Staffordshire. 
DESCRIPTION
: Schedule of deeds, evidences and writings, dated 28 July 1849, relating to a house and close of land and garden in and near Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, the property of Mrs Sarah Walmsley and Mr Philip Walmsley 1807 to 1834. Signed and witnessed. A note states " This schedule delivered up to Mr Redfern on 15 November 1855 and security renewed 28 January 1855.  

NAMES:
Adderley; Brentnall; Challinor; Cruso; Etches; Fernyhough; Mills; Minshull; Redfern; Walmsley;

BC2/1371 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
: Printed poster/notice of the sale by auction of building land on Ball Haye Green, Leek, Staffordshire, at the Red Lion Hotel, Leek on 14 July 1853.  The land was formerly part of the Ball Haye Estate. A proposed new street was to be called "Nelson Street".

NAMES:
Badnall; Challinor; Heaton; Nall;

BC2/1372 
PLACES
:
Leek, Staffordshire; DESCRIPTION
 [1] Item A. Printed appointment by the Urban District Council of Leek, Staffordshire of additional members to serve on the governing bodies of the following charities: William Badnall Charity the Thomas Birtles Charity, John Hulme's Charity, William Hulme's Charity, Thomas Joddrell's Charity, George Roads' Charity, The Town Lands Charity and the William Watson Charity. 
Item B: Charity Commission document, dated 13 September 1901, authorising the Urban District Council of Leek, Staffordshire to appoint additional members to the governing bodies of the town's various charities. This lists the charities giving the dates of the respective wills.

[2]  Charity Commission Order, dated 24 January  1936, concerning the Charities of William Badnall, Thomas Birtles, John Hulme, William Hulme, Thomas Joddrell, George Roads and William Watson and the  The Town Lands Charity,  authorising the Urban Council of Leek, Staffordshire to exercise the power of appointing trustees to the various charities formerly exercised by the Parish Meeting of Lowe before 1st April 1934. 
NAMES:
Badnall; Birtles; Hawksworth; Henshaw; Hulme; Joddrell; Mason; Milner; Morton; Roads; Robinson; Watson; Wright;

BC2/1373
PLACES
:
Finedon, Northamptonshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Leeds, Yorkshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Documents relating to the Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.  
[1] Copy for the purpose of a case in Chancery of  indentures, dated 18th and 19 January 1836,  between John Sleigh and John Cruso both of Leek, Staffordshire, surviving Trustees of the Leek Town Lands appointed by the  Award of the Commissioners for the inclosure of waste lands within the parish of Leek, and Samuel Phillips of Leek, Thomas Smith of Knivedon, Leek, Joshua Chorley of Hare Gate, Leek, John Cruso the younger of Leek and John Gaunt of Leek, banker, by which Cruso and Sleigh conveyed to themselves and others a croft of land conveyed to them on  1827 by the Earl of Macclesfield to the Town of Leek  "to be thrown open for public purposes". The land was described as " all that piece or parcel of land situate and being at or near the bottom of Derby Street, Leek aforesaid, called The Croft and lying between the turnpike road leading from Leek to Ashbourne and the road leading from the said town to the reservoir, containing about 2 roods and 10 perches (being No. 221 in the plan of the Leek Estate) on part whereof a blacksmith's shop then lately stood  but which had then late fallen down, which premises were formerly occupied by Ann Williams but then late of John Lees, blacksmith and over which land there was never any right of way. The trustees were given powers to exchange some of the land with John Eyre of Leek, joiner and elect further trustees when necessary. There was also a provision for a limited area of the land to be used for the erection of a shed for a fire engine or other public purpose. The second indenture, dated 18 January 1836, between the same parties is attached. Hornby & Towgood, St Swithin's Lane, London.

[2] Copy agreement, dated 6 December 1850, between Edward Rooke esquire, of 12 Blenhein Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire and Mary Grosvenor of Leek, Staffordshire, widow,, owners of the Leek Market Tolls and Samuel Phillips of Leek, John Cruso of Leek, John Gaunt of Leek, silk manufacturer and Thomas Smith of Debank House near Leek, the Trustees of the Leek Cattle Market as to ten pounds a year rent or compensation to the Toll Owners in respect of temporary erections. Hornby & Towgood, St Swithin's Lane, London.

[3] Exhibit 3 in the matter of the Leek Town Lands in Chancery that was produced and shown to James Alsop at the time of his swearing his affidavit in this cause, the 9th January 1854. The document in question concerns applications for small rents in 1839 and gives notes written by George Keates and Thomas Brealey concerning various properties belonging (or formerly belonging) to the Leek Town Lands Trustees, their occupants, rents paid (if any) and claims that some of the land had been sold.

[4] Extracts from shorthand notes of the Vice-Chancellor's observations during the argument as to costs In re The Leek Town Lands, Vice-Chancellor Kindersley's Court, Lincoln's Inn, 21st November 1854.

[5] Draft conveyance, dated 1855, by Charles Wooley of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer (surviving devisee in trust of the last will and testament of John Sleigh late of Leek, deceased) and Hugh Sleigh of Leek, silk manufacturer to Joseph Bentley of Leek, silk manufacturer, John Brough of Leek, silk manufacturer, Robert Hammersley of Leek, silk dyer, the said Hugh Sleigh, Andrew Jukes Worthington of Leek, silk manufacturer and George Young of Leek, carrier, the New Trustees [?] of the Town Lands of Leek and Lowe, Staffordshire, appointed by  the Court of Chancery.

Much of the document is crossed out and there are very many marginal notes which indicate reasons, opinions etc why the items are crossed out of this draft.
NAMES:
Alsop; Bentley; Birtles; Bowcock; Brookes; Brough; Chorley; Cruso; Dolben; Drake; Eyre; Ford;  Gaunt; Glasse; Grosvenor; Hammersley; Harrison; Kindersley; Leech;  Lees; Lockett; Lovatt; Mills;  Parker; Phillips; Rooke; Scragg; Shufflebotham; Sleigh; Smith; Wickens; Williams; Worthington; Young;

BC2/1374 
PLACES
:
Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
:  Two posters relating to the Leek Townlands .
[1} Poster, dated 18 November 1863, advertising the letting by ticket of the Leek Town Lands And Charity Lands at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire on the 26 November 1863. The land was to be let for 7 years commencing on 25 March 1864. The land was on the Westwood and Woodcroft Heaths, and Leek Moor. The names of successful bidders and the amounts paid are noted against the respective lands.

[2] A poster, dated 14 June 1935, advertising the annual meeting of the Trustees of the Leek Townlands and freeholders of Leek and Lowe, Staffordshire, in the Board Room of the Town Hall, Leek, Staffordshire on 21 June 1935.
NAMES:
Brealey; Caley; Goodfellow; Haynes; Hill; Kirkland; Matthews; Mellor; Mycock; Nadin; Nall; Robinson; Trafford;

BC2/1375 
PLACES
:
Liverpool, Lancashire; Audley, Badenhall, Eccleshall, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION
:  Indenture of mortgage, dated 14 April 1856, between Thomas Proctor of Audley, Staffordshire, coalmaster, to John Goodwin Ford of Badenhall, Eccleshall, Staffordshire gentleman and Mrs Sarah Leech of Liverpool, Lancashire, widow, relating to a loan of £500 made on the security of a share in a messuage at Alsagers Bank, Audley, Staffordshire, formerly in the occupation of Hannah Maden but late in the occupation of Thomas Maden, 10 closes of land adjoining and 3 cottages formerly under lease to William Allycock and Sarah his wife for life and then occupied by Thomas Wright and John Lingard but formerly occupied by John Johnson, Gabriel Talbot and  Thomas Simcoe but now in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Mary Burgess and  John Johnson.
The documents is signed and sealed and carries a receipt for the payment of the £500 on the back. 

NAMES:
Allcock; Burgess; Ford; Johnson; Leech; Lingard; Maden; Proctor; Simcoe; Slaney; Talbot; Winstanley; Wright;

BC2/1376
PLACES
: Basford, Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Final statement of account of the Basford Inclosure dated 29 January 1811.  On one side is "The Assessment" listing the names of those landowners assessed and giving the amounts of their assessments. Edward Thorneycroft and the Earl of Wilton paid the largest sums (£331 and £289 approx respectively) with George Blount paying £208-2s-1d. Altogether the total assessment amounted to £983 -18s-10.5d. On the other side of the account is "The Disposal" listing how the monies were spent. Apart from the repayment of a Mr Cruso's loan of £210, the largest amount was paid out to the solicitors (£372 out of £984 approx] and to the surveyors (£183 approx). The Commissioner was paid £120-2s.  The statement was signed by Joseph Gould and carries a note on the back "This is for Mr Cruso".  NB Work on the roads was superintended by a Mr Jackson who received £10 for this work.

NAMES:
Blount; Cruso; Gould; Grey; Jackson; Leeke; Loundes; Thorneycroft; Earl of Wilton;

BC2/1377
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: [1] Messrs Wardle & Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire. Thirty-eighth annual report and balance sheet, 30 June 1937. It gives notice of a general meeting of shareholders at the registered offices of the company, Bell Vue, Leek on 2nd September 1937.

[2] Stamped proxy voting form for the ordinary general meeting of Messrs Wardle & Davenport of Leek to be held on 2nd September 1937, which accompanied the above annual report. 
NAMES: 
Cowlishaw; Davenport; Jones; Tatton; Turner;

BC2/1378 
PLACES
:
London; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Letters written by William Beaumont Badnall to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire in 1873.  
[1] Letter, dated 28 May 1873, from William Beaumont Badnall of Lincoln's Inn, London to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire about a dispute between the North Staffs Railway Company and Messrs C & J. May of Sneyd Colliery re damage to their business due to trespass by the NSR on the May's marl quarry.

[2] Letter, dated 1 July 1873, from William Beaumont Badnall of Lincoln's Inn, London to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire about a dispute between the North Staffs Railway Company and Messrs C & J. May of Sneyd Colliery, Burslem.

[3] Letter, dated 3 July 1873, from William Beaumont Badnall of Lincoln's Inn, London to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire about a dispute between the North Staffs Railway Company and Messrs C & J. May of Sneyd Colliery, Burslem re damage to their business due to trespass by the NSR on the May's marl quarry and possible arbitration.
NAMES:
Badnall; Challinor; Cheshire; Higginbotham; May;

BC2/1379 
PLACES
:
London; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Letters written by Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall to William and to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire between 30 March and 23 April 1901. Jane's husband William Beaumont Badnall was very ill "in a bad state of irritation" and she was very worried about him but by the end of April he was much better.

[1] Letter, dated 29 March 1901, from Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall of 24 Kensington Court Gardens, London to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. Concerns her husband's (William Beaumont Badnall) health and the difficulty he is having in answering Challinors enquiries.

[2] Letter, dated 30 March 1901, from Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall of 24 Kensington Court Gardens, London to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire.  Her husband was "quite able to give orders and consider all matters of business but when it comes to reading and writing he is worried at once or takes so long he is tired out - his mind is clear as ever but much slower".  She also thought he was a little better but "he is a mass of eczema".

[3]Letter, dated 23 April 1901, from Mrs Jane Elizabeth Badnall of 24 Kensington Court Gardens, London to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire. She writes that she was "very thankful to say William is decidedly better -eczema nearly gone -he is very weak and frail, but goes out everyday, walking by my chair, a little longer each day." They were, she says, returning home {to Thorpe near Ashbourne] in fact "We have to leave here, as Mrs Badnall is coming home but the Bishop and the Colleys are going away so we have taken their flat from Thursday, till we go home."
NAMES:
Badnall; Challinor; Colley; Sampson; Sleigh; Smith;

BC2/1380 
PLACES
: Ipstones, Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Copy of a demise of Whitehough to secure £700 and indemnify Joshua Toft from two bonds in the matter of the titles to Hillsdale etc. This is an indenture, dated 8 February 1752, between John Toft of Haregate, Leek, Staffordshire and Joshua Toft of Haregate indenture. It states that John Toft had borrowed £700 from Joshua Toft that same day and as security for this and any interest,  had granted and demised the property to Joshua Toft for a term of 1000 years.  The previous November the two Tofts had become bound by bond to Charles Ensor in connection with the property and through another bond to Joshua Kent in relation to the various properties. John Toft had demised and granted the premises to his brother for 1000 years to indemnify him from charges in connection with the various bonds. The new indenture concerned "all that capital messuage, farm house or tenement situate or being in the parish of Ipstones….called White Hough now in the tenure holding or occupation of Thomas Plant as tenant to John Toft." 

NAMES:
Davenport; Ensor; Gent; Kent; Plant; Toft;

BC2/1381
PLACES
: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Sheen, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Attested copy, dated 22 March 1721/2, of the settlement between Thomas Smith the elder of Sheene, Staffordshire, yeoman and his eldest son and heir apparent Thomas Smith the younger, made by indenture dated 26 March 1721. The indenture mentions amongst other Adam Endon of Macclesfield, John Endon and Hugh Ford who, like one of the Thomas Smiths was involved in the mohair and silk industry. 
NAMES: 
Bloore; Cock; Downes; Endon; Fernyhough; Ford; Gilbert; Gold; Horsley; Johnson; Mills; Smith; Thornbury; Ward;

BC2/1382 
PLACES
:
Swainsmore, Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Attested copy mortgage, dated 7 July 1790,  by demise for 500 years of messuages in Leek, Staffordshire as security for £240 and interest with an assignment of a bond, by Moses Morris of Swainsmore, Staffordshire (surviving trustee and executor of the will of  Thomas Pedley  of Leek, Staffordshire, baker, deceased), Stephen Tatton of Burslem, Staffordshire, baker (one of Thomas Pedley's creditors) and William Challinor of Leek (a trustee in fee for Thomas Pedley)  to Simon Debank of Leek, esquire. The property in question is described as "all that new erected messuage or dwelling house situate, standing and being in Leek aforesaid in a certain street there called Custard Lane which said messuage or dwelling house was lately erected  and built by William Davenport on the premises purchased by the said William Davenport from the trustees under the will of Samuel Challinor deceased and purchased by the  said Thomas Pedley deceased of and from John Daintry and Hugh Sleigh as assignees of the estate and effects of the said William Davenport and which is now in the possession of James Lucas his undertenants or assigns." The mortgaged property also included another house in Spout Street, Leek, "known by the Sign of the White Lion wherein Mary Brindley did formerly inhabit and dwell  but now in the possession of William Onions".

NAMES:
Bramwell; Brindley; Challinor; Daintry; Davenport; Debank; Goodwin; Heathcote; Lucas; Morris;  Onions; Pedley; Porter; Tatton;

BC2/1383 
PLACES
:
Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Attested copy, dated 14 February 1823,  of a conveyance, dated 4 and 5 October 1790, by William Key of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant and James Lucas of Leek, button merchant a trustee previously appointed by William Key and his heirs to Joshua Strangman of Leek, button merchant and Allan Key son of the said William Key, of various pieces of land including the Well Ground and part of The Ell, together with a half of  a house in Spout Street, Leek known by the Sign of the White Lion and a brewhouse, bakehouse, stable, yard, backside and appurtenances,  for £293-7s-6d. The property was assigned to Allan Key in trust for such uses as Joshua Strangman should declare by deed or in his will but in any case to the use of Joshua Strangman his heirs and assigns forever.  
A lease, dated 28 February 1759, by Francis Leigh esquire to Mary Brindley, of the White Lion and land called the Well Ground for 21 years at an annual rent of £12-12s.  
This document also mentions that "a spring or water arises out of a cave under the foot road in the lands which belong to Mr William Key". And a sough in Strangman's lands from the spring to convey water to a reservoir for his cattle and for other purposes". The conveyance arranged for Key and Strangman to share the water in future and to be equally involved in  maintenance of the supply. Failure by one or other of the two to do so permitted the other to take the whole supply into his own reservoir.  A note to the document, dated 1774,  states that William Key  had agreed (for various reasons) to  make over to Strangman " that part of the fence and ground on which the lower & upper house and gardens he has built & inclosed on the foot way the Upper part of Ludcroft"

NAMES:
Brindley; Challinor; Condlyffe; Coupland; Cruso; Key; Lay; Leigh; Lucas; Redfern;  Riley; Strangman; Toft;

BC2/1384 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Catalogue for the sale by of the Black's Head Inn, seventeen cottages and turners shops in Pickwood Road, a fruiter's shop in Spout Street, six cottages in Jacob's Alley, Leek, Staffordshire, together with 12 lots of building land near the town of Leek, by auction at the Black's Head Inn, Leek on 18 June 1854. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek. This is the auctioneer's (Fergyson's) copy giving names of successful bidders and prices paid. A small part of one page (containing the description of the Black's Head Inn Lot) is missing. Incorporates three coloured plans of the property giving names of owners of adjacent properties. Plan 3 shows the Black's Head Inn and the property in Pickford Street behind. The position of Leek's old town hall is also clearly shown.

NAMES:
Abbot; Ainsworth; Badnall; Bailey; Ball' Bassett; Berrisford; Birch; Bowcock; Broadhurst; Brough; Bull; Carding; Carr; Challinor; Clowes; Clulow; Falkner; Fergyson; Fogg; Gibson; Goodwin; Hall; Harwar; Hawkins; Heaton; Hilliard; Hodgkinson; Hudson; Hughes; Kidd; Lasseter; Lea; Lovatt; Lucas; Mather; Matthews; Mellor; Mien; Milner; Millward; Mollatt;  Nixon; Osborne; Reddish; Robinson; Sutton; Wardle; Whittles;  Wood;

BC2/1385 
PLACES
: Bradnop, Leek, Onecote, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION
: Valuation of the property of James Fernyhough deceased made by John Leech on 15 March 1849. The property comprised the portion left to Joseph Fernyhough - 22 houses and a candle house situate behind the church in the Town of Leek and a farm situate in the Townships of Bradnop and Onecote, valued at £2880.  The portion left to Anne Rowley - 9 houses situate on Compton in the Town of Leek, valued at £1854.  The portion left to Catherine wife of Samuel Howson- public house, yard and out buildings called the Queen's Head situate in the Town of Leek, valued at £990. Total £5720.  The properties carried various mortgage charges and all were required to contribute to Mrs A Fernyhough's annuity of £100.

NAMES:
Blades; Fernyhough; Leech; Howson; Rowley;

BC2/1386
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; South Africa. 
DESCRIPTION
: Printed notice headed "Town of Leek" concerning "The Wives and Children Fund of South Africa" and dated 6 November 1899. The text states "It having been resolved that it is very advisable the Town should takep part in the movement for raising a fund in aid of  Wives and Children both of Reservists and also of Regular  Sailors and Soldiers, whether on the strength or not, who are or may be employed in South Africa.  You are respectfully informed that Subscriptions may be paid to any of the Leek Banks in the account " The Wives and Children's Fund of South Africa" and we beg to solicit your most favourable consideration of the movement.  
For the Committee: Andrew Morton J.P., Chairman; Chas. Henshaw, Honorary Treasurer; Thos. Robinson, Honorary Secretary.
Any information may be obtained on application to the Honorary Secretary, at 10 Derby Street, Leek.
NAMES:
Henshaw; Morton; Robinson;

BC2/1387 
PLACES
: Leek, Stone, Tunstall, Staffordshire; Manchester;
DESCRIPTION
:
Bond of indemnity in £500, by John Sym Middleton of Stone, Staffordshire to Mrs Mary Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, widow and Mr Edward Challinor  of Tunstall, Staffordshire, earthenware manufacturer, executors of  William Challinor late of Leek deceased, 13 October 1845. Signed sealed and stamped. It cites an agreement dated 21 February 1837 between Thomas Kent of Leek, yeomen and Samuel Goodwin of Manchester, silk manufacturer relating to a sum of £387 that Thomas Kent, as executor of his then late wife, was entitled to receive from Samuel Goodwin as executor of the will of John Clewlow of Leek joiner deceased, the maternal uncle of the said Thomas Kent's late wife Sarah Kent before her marriage to Thomas Kent, Sarah West spinster, to be paid into the Commercial Bank at Leek to the joint credit of the said John Sym Middleton, William Challinor and Samuel Goodwin for purposes therein expressed". 
NAMES:
Challinor; Clewlow; Goodwin; Kent; Middleton; West;

BC2/1388 
PLACES
:
Leek, Staffordshire   
DESCRIPTION
: Miscellaneous agreements relating to Leek, Staffordshire.
[1]Agreement between James Mather of Leek, Staffordshire and Mary Etches of Leek, dated 22 December 1828. Mather agreed to lease Etches a house in Ball Hay Street, Leek for £15 a year with Mary Etches paying all taxes, levies and the water rent. Mather in addition agreed to lay down a waterpipe into the kitchen and fit proper cocks. The back kitchen was to be completed in the same way and with the same conveniences as Mr Clews's (Etches' next door neighbour to be) The walls of the parlour and room over were to be painted by Mather and the whole of the premises put into tenantable repair. Rent to be paid half yearly.

[2]Draft agreement of lease, dated 25 March 1830, between John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire agent for the Right Hon. George Earl of Macclesfield and George Bold of Leek, blacksmith, relating to 2 pieces of land in Barn Yates, Leek, belonging to the Earl of Macclesfield, at a yearly rent of £29-10s-0d. Cruso, Leek. The land concerned was described as " that close of meadow land situate in Barn Yates in the Parish of Leek called Long Acre" containing 4 acres 0rood 12 perches approximately and also "that piece of pasture land situate in Barn Yates called Black Acre" containing 3 acres with the cow house and buildings thereon. The two pieces of land were "heretofore in the occupation of Robert Emerson but now of Samuel Forrester as tenants to the said Earl.

[3] Copy agreement, dated 12 August 1816, between Robert Emerson of Leek, Staffordshire of the part of Hannah Bullock wife of Ralph Bullock butcher of Leek and George Rider of Rudyard, Staffordshire on the part of Thomas Bowyer of Rudyard, concerning property in the back of Mill Street, Leek in dispute under the will of the late Samuel Bowyer deceased. Emerson and Rider agreed that Thomas Bowyer should have "that old building at the West end of two houses now in the possession of the said Hannah Bullock, with the privilege of putting building timber into the house  and in consideration Thomas Bullock gives land at the East end of  the said houses staked out of a croft adjoining the houses.
NAMES:
Bold; Bowyer; Bullock; Clews; Cruso; Emerson; Etches; Forrester; Mather; Plant; Rider;

BC2/1389 
PLACES
:
Leek, Upper Hulme, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION
: [1] An unindexed bundle of 48 letters, telegrams and other items, including " queries about riparian rights", concerning a dispute between Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, and the Staffordshire Potteries Water Company with regard to the Hencroft Dyeworks, Leek, 1875 to 1881.

[2] A letter, dated 1 August 1876, from Thomas Wardle, St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, solicitor, concerning pollution of the River Churnet by Tatton's  Upper Hulme Dyehouse.

[3] A letter, dated 10 February 1881, from Thomas Wardle, St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor of Leek, solicitor, concerning the right to dye silks in the River Churnet from Miss Clowes bank. Wardle's letter states that "formerly there used to be a dyers plank for washing silk tethered to Miss Clowes' bank opposite the Hencroft" and Wardle goes on to ask " Do you think Miss Clowes had a right of washing there and if so might I use that right". An answering note, dated 19 February 1881, by Challinor has been appended.
NAMES: Challinor; Clowes; Knight; Tatton; Wardle;  

BC2/1390
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Release of a messuage on Spout Street, Leek, Staffordhire (where James Lucas's father used to live) and Cornhill Cross Close (occupied by William Lowndes) by James Lucas, button merchant, of Leek, Staffordshire, his wife Alice, and his assignees, John  Daintry of Leek, button merchant and Joseph Badnall of Leek, dyer , to John Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire. Other parties to the deed included Isaac Cope of Leek, surgeon, and Simon Debank of Leek. Cope agreed to purchase the property from Daintry and Badnall for £800 and Simon Debank had agreed to buy the fee simple for £120 and both had agreed the property should be conveyed to John Birtles. The document is dated 27 January 1784. Vellum (2 sheets), signed, sealed and stamped. Simple decorated first two letter incorporating the Royal Arms.  
NAMES: Lucas; Birtles; Badnall; Cope; Debank; Cruso; Challinor; Bramwell;

BC2/1391
PLACES: Burslem, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Conveyance of two closes on Balance Hill, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire by  Enoch Hand of Uttoxeter and his trustees William Debank Hand of Burslem, Staffordshire, to Samuel Stanford Bell of Uttoxeter and his trustee Henry Mountfort of Beamhurst, Staffordshire, dated 24 June 1824. Other parties to the deed  include Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley of Loxley, Uttoxeter and his wife Harriet, and Thomas Phillips the younger of Uttoxeter, maltster. It cites a deed dated 29 September 1808 between Stephen Willcocks the elder and William Garle and Charles Norris, Stephen Willcocks the younger, Enoch Hand and William Debank Hand.   Vellum (3 sheets), signed, sealed and stamped. Decorated heading incorporating the Royal Arms.
NAMES: Hand; Willcocks; Hardt; Adams; Garle; Palmer; Warner; Kynnerley; Stone; Smith; Bentley; Horrobin; Norris; Bell;  Mountfort; Phillips; Blair; Webb; Taylor;

BC2/1392 
PLACES: Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Assignment by James Simpson of Oldfield, Grindon, Staffordshire and William Key of Leek, Staffordshire, button merchant, by the direction of John Daintry of Leek, Staffordshire, silk merchant, and  Joseph Badnall of Leek, dyer, (assignees of the estate etc, of James Lucas of Leek, button merchant and bankrupt, and  others of the residue of terms of 1000 and 500 years on the Cornhill Cross close, Leek, Staffordshire, to Simon Debank of Leek, in trust for the benefit of John Birtles of Leek and his heirs, dated 27 January 1784. Gives details of earlier deeds associated with this land. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Decorated (first two words) incorporating Royal Arms.
NAMES: Simpson; Lucas; Key; Birtles; Debank; Badnall; Daintry; Mould; Mills; Bulkeley; Bourne; Goodwin; Walthall; Phillips; Cruso; Challinor; Copeland;

BC2/1393
PLACES: Leek, Tettenhall, Staffordshire;  Southampton, Hampshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Deed of covenant to produce deeds between John Smith Daintry of Kingsbridge House, Southampton and the Revd. J. Hinckes of Tettenhall, Staffordshire and John Davenport the younger of Westwood Hall, Leek, Staffordshire re the Abbey de la Cresse Estate, Leekfrith, Leek.   Dated 28 May 1829. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Document includes a schedule of deeds from 1703-1812 re Hillswood End and Franklins parts of the estate. 
NAMES: Davenport; Hinckes; Daintry; Lankford; Mills; Kenyon; Tatton; Ridgway; Greenwollers; Austin; Fenton; Parr; Stephenson; Sands; Rider; Birtles; Norris; Sykes; Dale; Johnson; Cruso; Dale; Popplewell; Sykes; Collins; Pigot; Holyoake;

BC2/1394 
PLACES: Wirksworth, Derbyshire; Leek, Yoxall, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Assignment by Philip Gell of Hopton, Wirksworth, Derbyshire to John Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, of Leadbeater's Leys, Barn Field and Gallimore's Leys, Leek, Staffordshire for the remainder of a term of 2000 years, dated 29 September 1818. Some Cheshire family information. Vellum (3 sheets), signed, sealed and stamped. Heading incorporating the Royal Arms.   
NAMES: Sleigh; Gell; Peach; Cheshire; Chendy; Ryley; Lightfoot; Gallimore;

BC2/1395 
PLACES: Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Conveyance of houses and land on St. Edward Street (no.s  60, 62, and 64 )and Canal Street,  Leek, Staffordshire by the Reverend Jeremiah Barnes of Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire to Hugh Sleigh of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 19 March 1880. Includes a large plan of the property. Vellum (sheets), signed, sealed and stamped.  
NAMES: Barnes; Sleigh; Killmister; Ward; Sneyd; Kynnersley; Maskery; Van Tuyle; Wardle; Makin; Twigg; Parker; Clarke; Challinor;

BC2/1396 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire; 
DESCRIPTION: Deed of purchase by lease and release, dated 28 March 1738, between Thomas Jolliffe of Coston, Worcestershire, and Joseph and Samuel Pedley of Westbrook Head, Leek, Staffordshire. The property purchased was John Higginbotham's house and barn and fields, including Dragons Field, situated at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire.  vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Decorated first letter incorporating the Royal Arms.
NAMES: Pedley; Jolliffe; Higginbotham; Whywall; Plowman;

BC2/1397 
PLACES: Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Lease for possession, dated 26 May 1768, by Henry Simpson of Leek, Staffordshire, butcher, to James Simpson of Grindon, Staffordshire, of three houses on Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire, occupied by Samuel Barlow; David Bale and Edward Hawkins and two other messuages in the Sheep Market, Leek, in the possession of Henry Simpson and John Harper, and the Cornhill Cross close in the possession of Henry Simpson. Henry Simpson sold or granted the property to James Simpson to hold for six months at a peppercorn rent. This was done to "transfer uses into possession" and enable the property to be mortgaged or sold. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Decorated  first two words incorporating the Royal Arms. 
NAMES: Simpson; Barlow; Bale; Hawkins; Hawkins;

BC2/1398 
PLACES: Callow, Derbyshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Lease for a year Dr Henry Sacheverall of St Andrews, Holborn, London, to Mr Charles Chambers of Lincoln's Inn, London 1715. The lease was of half the Manor of Callow or Cawley, Derbyshire. [1] is signed and sealed  by Dr Sacheverall. 
NAMES: Sacheverall; Chambers;

BC2/1399 
PLACES: Grindon, Leek, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Conveyance by lease and release, dated 7 December 1782, by Samuel Pedley of Leek, Staffordshire  to James Davenport of Leek, Staffs., of real estates in Staffordshire and a grant of personal estate subject to the payment of £415 within 12 months of the decease of Samuel Pedley.  The property wasHigginbotham's house and barn at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek and adjacent fields including Dragons Field and also land in Grindon, Staffordshire. Vellum, signed, sealed and stamped. Some Pedley family relationships given.  Decorated initial letter incorporating the Royal Arms. 
NAMES: Pedley; Davenport; Gould; Mellor; Stubbs; Kidd;

BC2/1400
PLACES: Calton, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Final agreement in the Court at Westminster dated 55 George III, between Thomas  Gould, petitioner, and John Smith the elder and his wife Mary and John Smith the younger and his wife Ann, deforciants of  two messuages, one barn, one stable, one garden, 20 acres arable, 10 acres meadow, 10 acres of pasture, common of pasture etc in Calton, Staffordshire and also tithes of corn and grain, hay, wool and lambs. The Smiths acknowledged that the lands etc were the right of Gould which he had of their gift and which they had released, remised, quitclaimed etc to Thomas Gould and hs heirs forever. For this Thomas Gould paid them £120. Vellum, stamped.
NAMES: Smith; Gould;

                    A.W. Bednall, Macclesfield 2009.