Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1601 to 1700   

The Bednall Archive 

Last updated 04/09/2013


BC2/1601  
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Somewhere in France; 
DESCRIPTION: Declaration by Arthur Hugh Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire, Notary Public and Solicitor before J. P. Fellowes-Smith -a Commissioner for Oaths, dated 15 April 1915. Shaw states that he was the donee referred to in a Power of Attorney issued by the doner William Francis Challinor, a Major in the 2nd North Midland Brigade Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force) who was then, to the best of Shaw's knowledge, with the said Brigade in France and engaged in War service within the meaning of The Execution of Trusts (War Facilities) Act 1914. 
PERSONS: Challinor; Shaw; Fellowes-Smith;

BC2/1602 
PLACES: Sutton, Cheshire; Buxton, Derbyshire; Burslem, Cobridge, Leek, Newcastle under Line, Staffordshire;  
DESCRIPTION: A group of papers dealing with turnpike matters.
[1] An indenture of assignment, dated 17 February 1803, by Joseph Turnock of Wormwood, Heaton, Leek, Staffordshire, farmer (executor of the will of Benjamin Turnock late of Overhouses, Heaton deceased, who was surviving executor under the will of the late Samuel Bradley deceased) to Peter Walthall Davenport of Leek, gentleman,  of a turnpike security on the Leek & Hassop Road. In the text an act is sited which states "An act for repairing and widening the road from Newcastle under Line to Hassop and from Middlehills to the Macclesfield Turnpike Road near Buxton and also the road branching out of the first mentioned road at Cobridge to Burslem and to the Uttoxeter Turnpike Road at Shelton in the County of Stafford", dated 1773.  A note on the rear cover states "17th February 1803 A memorandum of the within written security was registered in the Security Book of the said Road at No. 6. Sinckler Porter clerk to Mr. Cruso."

[2] Letter, dated Leek 18 October 1826, from Cruso's solicitor to (probably) William Hollins of Burslem. It states that a poor man called Greaves of Sutton in Cheshire had called on them as Clerks to the Trustees of the Buxton Road on the subject of two securities, one of £43-19s-9d and the other of £28-15-0 both now standing in the name of Mr P. W. Davenport and which are the property of the representatives of Ralph Bradley formerly of Leek to whom Mr Walthall an attorney here was executor under whose will  they came into the name of Mr Davenport. The writer requests information that will enable him to decide who is entitled to  to the money. He goes on to say the parties are very poor and needy. On the obverse is a reported statement by Peter Greaves and John Hall to the effect that the securities were made to Mr Thomas Walthall for money advanced by Ralph Bradley of Leek, shopkeeper who resided where Jos. Wright now lives and died a bachelor. A brief family tree of the Bradleys follows. Details of the two shares in the road, No. 6 and No. 85 and their transfer are also given.

[3] Mills, Cruso & Jones, of Leek, solicitors, bill for work carried out for Peter Walthall Davenport between 1802 and 1803

[4] Last will and testament of James Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire gentleman.

[5] Receipt, dated 18th May 1788, for £1-18s-3d as interest on £38-5s and also £4-7s-10d -two years interest on  £43-19s-9d due to the executorix of Samuel Bradley at Lady Day 1787 received by T. Walthall  from William Challinor, Treasurer of the Buxton Road. 
PERSONS: Bradley; Bramwell; Challinor; Cope; Daintry; Davenport; Ford; Greaves; Hand; Hollins; Keane; Mellor; Rowley; Sleigh; Taylor; Turnock; Walthall; Wright;

BC2/1603
PLACES:
Biddulph; Cheadle, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: [1] Brief and queries from Mills attorney at Leek, Staffordshire to Edward Corbett, re two cases in replevin (i.e. an action to recover property, usually livestock, distrained in lieu of alleged non-performance of services to the Lord) of  (1) Whitehurst versus Leigh armiger and others and (2) Snape versus Leigh, concerning the manors of Cheadle and Cheadle Grange, Staffordshire. 1717. Cheadle, a large parish, appointed 4 Supervisors of Highway repairs to whom proportionate shares of the parish ar allotted. Such divisions have always been known by the names of  Cheadle, Above Park, Huntley and Cheadle Grange and the first three are within the  Manor and Lordship of Cheadle and pay their chief rents and due their suit of court there. But Grange Division is an entire Manor and Lordship of itself and its inhabitants do not appear nor are called at Cheadle Leet  neither do they claim right of common within the Manor of Cheadle as all other divisions do.

[2] Narrative of the case (in Latin) between Edward Leigh armiger and ... Whitehurst, Cheadle 1717. On dorso includes an abstract from statutes concerning the repairs of roads, dating between 1555 to 1692. 
PERSONS: Adderley; Baddiley; Corbett Flint; Goodale; Gravenor; Hale; Harrop; Harvey; Hollins;  Hurst;  Leigh; Mills; Ridgway; Rushon; Sale; Snape; Whitehurst;

BC2/1604 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Abstract of a mortgage, dated 13 March 1855 by Samuel Tatton of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer to Miss Ellen Carr of Leek, spinster. Challinor & Co, Leek. Reciting an Indenture of conveyance of 20 May 1853. And reciting that said Samuel Tatton had since erected and built upon part of the said plot of land a dye house, skeining room, counting house with outbuildings thereto and also a steam engine, boiler and other apparatus connected therewith and that he intended shortly to erect and build 5 messuages or dwelling houses with suitable outbuildings upon other part thereof. Tatton mortgaged the 1700 yard plot of land, situated in part of the Lynney Meadow otherwise Mill Lane Lynney, at the bottom of Mill Street, Leek together with the dyehouse etc, to Ellen Carr as security for £1000 and interest at 5%. The redemption date was the following September. Also on this abstract is a "Notice of Indenture dated 17th November 1855 to Richard Cutting for a dividend of 5/- in the £ to Tatton's creditors amounting to £1600.
PERSONS
: Carr; Tatton;

BC2/1605
PLACES
: Warboys, Huntingdonshire; 
DESCRIPTION: The Manor of Warboys in the County of Huntingdon: The Court Baron of Sir William Leman Baronet, held for the manor aforesaid the twenty third day of July in the fifteenth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty one before Richard Overman gentleman, Steward there.  It was presented by the Homage of this Court that out of Court and since the last court (that is to say) the 15th November 1740, Margaret Holmes of Warboys aforesaid, spinster,  one of the customary tenants of this manor did surrender into the hands of the Lord by the Rod by the hand and acceptance of Thomas Gowler and in the presence of John Dring two like customary tenants of the said manor, all those her eight acres of arable land and meadow be the same more or less situate lying and being dispersed in the several  fields and bounds of Warboys aforesaid late Nicholdses with all the rights members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said arable lands and meadows belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders  thereof and all that estate right title interest use possession property claim & demand whatsoever of her the said Margaret Holmes of in and out of the said lands and meadows and there appurtenances or any part thereof, to the only use and behoof of John Cole Esquire his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom  of the said manor which said John Cole by Thomas Gowler his attorney came into court and humbly desired of the Lord to be admitted tenant  to the premises aforesaid to whom the Lord by his steward aforesaid granted him seizin  by the rod, to have and to hold to him and his heirs for ever of the Lord by the Rod at the will of the Lord and according to the custom of the said manor by fealty suit of court and paying the antient rents of three shillings and one shilling and two rents yearly and by all other suits and services as of right and due accustomed and paying the Lord a fine and is hereby admitted tenant.
A true copy examined by me Ri. Overman: Steward there.
Fine: £4 : 1s : 0d
Rent: £0 : 4s : 2d
PERSONS: Cole; Dring; Gowler; Holmes; Leman; Overman;

BC2/1606
PLACES
: North Rode, Cheshire; Stoke-on-Trent, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous small documents.

[1] Proposed order of payment of legacies under the will and codicil of the  Rev John Daintry of North Rode, Cheshire who died on 7 September 1869, proved at Chester. Dated 1870 (in pencil. Watermark on paper 1866.). The order of payment was to be: children of brother; children of sisters; cousins; servants; dependents and friends. The list is completed with a listing of legacies deferred totaling £3400.

[2] W & J Nixon's bill to the executors of the late Charles Flint of Leek, Staffordshire, for funeral expenses, dated 3 December 1864.

[3] Brief undated note stating "Wardle, What is the estimated rental of the Red Lion Inn & premises held by Mr Swift. Also of shop of Capt Byrom's adjoining." After each a valuation has been given in pencil, i.e. Red Lion by E R £65. RV. £55.50;  Byrom by  E R £25. RV £21:5:0. [Refers to Leek, Staffordshire]

[4] The estates of Mr W. B. Badnall & Mrs J. E. Badnall (both deceased) in account with Messrs Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire March-October 1944. Principally concerns the death of Mrs Bertha May.
PERSONS
: Armstrong; Badnall;  Barnes; Blackshaw; Bower; Buckley; Bunbury; Challinor; Claughton; Colpays; Crook; Dale;  Daintry; Daniel; Della; Fisher; Flint; Foster; Fox; Goodman; Goodwin; Graburn; Hammond; Hawkin; Horne;  Hoxe; Hudson; Hume; Irving; Jacob; Lamprey; Larcom; May;Moore; Nixon; Ormond; Pearson; Rogers; Ryle; Shaw; Sheldon; Shepley; Shortbridge; Stanton; Stanway; Sweet; Symmons; Thorneycroft;  Townsend; Travers; Walker; Wardle; Yates;

BC2/1607
PLACES
: Leek, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
[1] Outline, 3 generation, pedigree of the Hand family of Uttoxeter beginning with Thomas Hand whose will was proved in 1793 and his brothers? Richard and John. John Hand was the father of Enoch Hand of Uttoxeter, solicitor, father of Richard Badnall of Ashenhurst's wife Sarah. Document carries the note " Hand to Adderley" and although undated is after 1828.

[2] Letter, dated 13 April 1885, from E. F. Hand, The Heath, Uttoxeter, to Mr Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire re his or her father F. B. Hand's health on previous 8th December. Letter mentions diaries for 1860 to 1874 and for 1879.
PERSONS:
Calvert; Challinor; Hadfield;  Hand; Lowe; McCann; Warburton;

BC2/1608
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION:
Leek Memorial Cottage Hospital: Scheme for the Administration of the Charity 1894. Names of trustees, lists of property, donations legacies etc included.
PERSONS
: Allen; Alsop; Badnall; Bermingham; Carr; Challinor; Hall; Milner; Myatt; Nicholson; Ritchie; Robinson; Shaw; Tatton; Wardle; Worthington;

BC2/1609
PLACES
: Hanley, Leek, Shelton, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Draft conveyance, dated 1 January 1883, of a plot of land situate in Commercial Road in the Borough of Hanley, Staffordshire by Messrs Alfred Overfield, cabinet maker & upholsterer, Joseph Sykes, schoolmaster and William Goostrey gent, all of Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Peter Bednall and Charles William Frederick Heath, both of Hanley, Staffordshire, earthenware manufacturers.
The plot of land is described as "All that plot of land situate on the southwardly side of and adjoining and having a frontage of 150 feet to a proposed new street in the Borough of Hanley in the County of Stafford .to be called Commercial Road bounded northwardly by Commercial Road, southwardly by the Caldon Branch of the Trent & Mersey Canal, eastwardly in part by a road or way leading out of Commercial Road to the Waterloo Pottery now or formerly belonging to Jane Beech and in other part by the said Waterloo Pottery, westwardly by other land belonging to the vendors". The area of the plot was 3300 square yards and the price £742 : 10s : 0d.
PERSONS: Bednall; Beech; Challinor; Goostrey; Heath; Overfield; Sykes;

BC2/1610
PLACES: London; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the work of William Beaumont Badnall, barrister of Lincoln's Inn, London, formerly a partner in the firm Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Case book of William Beaumont Badnall, a conveyancing barrister of 5 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, London 15 July 1865 to 14 December 1868. Lists cases giving solicitors' names, brief description of case and sums of money which may be fees.

[2] Case book of William Beaumont Badnall, a conveyancing barrister of 5 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, London 19 September 1868 to 18 December 1873. Lists cases giving solicitors' names, brief description of case and sums of money which may be fees.

[3] Work book of William Beaumont Badnall, a conveyancing barrister of Lincolns Inn, London 15 May 1882 to 1 December 1883. Appears to contain drafts of his opinions on various cases, each of which is dated and carries the case and referring solicitors' names.
PERSONS: Adderley; Allen; Badnall; Birtles; Brook; Burnett; Challinor; Coulson; Dean; Dundas; Edensor; Fitzherbert; Gregory; Hacker; Hammersley; Hollinshead; Hudson; Jennings; Knight; Lovatt; Lowe;  Maddock; Mathews; Moody; Mountford; Naden; Sneyd; Tyrell;

BC2/1611
PLACES
: Dunston Hall, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Sheffield, Yorkshire;  
DESCRIPTION: Transfer of a mortgage, dated 16 July 1834, for securing £3000 and interest at 4.5%, from (1) Miss Margaret Smith of Dunston Hall, Derbyshire, (2) the Rev. William Smith of Dunston Hall, Sir Arnold James Knight of Sheffield, doctor of medicine, (3) Francis Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire and Jane his wife late Jane Milnes Smith (4) Sarah Fowler of Highfield, Staffordshire widow, Matthew Gaunt and Josiah Gaunt the younger of the same place, silk manufacturer to Ann Clowes of Leek, widow. The mortgage was secured upon Highfield House, Leek, Staffordshire and associated lands.
PERSONS: Badnall; Clowes; Cruso; Fowler; Gaunt; Knight; Smith;

BC2/1612
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the Carr Charity, Leek, Staffordshire 1886-1932.
[1] The  Carr Charity: Declaration of Trust of Two Sums of £1250 and £1000 upon the trusts mentioned within; 28 October 1886. Carries modern Charities Commission stamp 22056 dated3 Oct 1983. The declaration of trust was made between (1) Charles Carr of Moorland House, Leek, Staffordshire and (2) William Allen of Leek, solicitor, John Ward and Vernon Myatt, silk manufacturers of Leek.

[2] List of applicants for Carrs Dole, 1916. Lists names, marital status, addresses, ages, children, any parish relief paid and "Remarks" for 24 persons aged between 50 and 88..

[3]Bill, dated 25 November 1932, from James Edge Ltd, Pinnox Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent [overprinted Norton & Biddulph Collieries Ltd] re Fuel supplied to Badnall's Charity, Leek, Staffordshire. [20 names]

[4] Carr's Charity, Leek, Staffordshire: List of recipients of coals December 1932. [7 pages 107 persons]
PERSONS: Allen; Badnall; Carr; Challinor; Fogg; Hall; Myatt; Smith; Ward; Watson; Worthington;

BC2/1613
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Printed notice issued by Arthur Nicholson, Chairman of a Meeting of Silk Manufacturers and Representatives of the Operatives held at the Town Hall, Leek on Monday 30th December 1901, publicly announcing a unanimous resolution on working hours in the local silk industry.
PERSONS: Nicholson;

BC2/1614
PLACES
: Tissington, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Isle of Mann;
DESCRIPTION: Will and other papers relating to the Hand family of Endon, Uttoxeter and Leek, Staffordshire

[1] Exemplification of the last will and testament of Charles Phillips Hand late of Douglas, Isle of Mann dated 3rd September 1850 to which is attached a certificate of probate carrying the seal of Robert John, Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Sodor and Mann

[2] Copy of the Exemplification of the last will and testament of Charles Phillips Hand late of Douglas, Isle of Mann dated 3rd September 1850.

[3] Bond, dated 15 August 1851, to secure the payment of one third of two annums payable under the will of the late Charles Phillips Hand esquire late of Douglas Isle of Man; between Mrs Sarah Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire widow and William Beaumont Badnall of the same place, gentleman, and the Reverend John Hand of Handsworth Rectory, Handsworth, Yorkshire, in the sum of £740.  Charles Phillips Hand bequeathed and annuity of  £12 to Miss Elizabeth Edensor of Tissington, Derbyshire and an annuity of £15 to Miss Mary Ann Penrice of Douglas I. O.M,. He made other bequests to his brother the Rev John Hand and sisters Mrs Sarah Badnall and Mrs Mary Ann Bowen. After the will had been probated and debts etc paid, Mrs Badnall had asked her brother John to pay her share and the bond was drawn up to enable this to be done in a way that ensured that other legatees would receive their annuities.

[4] Two bills for costs incurred in connection with regard to the probate of Charles Phillips Hand late of Douglas, Isle of Mann. Undated.
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Cruso; Edensor; Hand; Penrich; Phillips;

BC2/1615
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Carr's Charity Lists, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Carr's Charity (Coal) List of recipients. Undated. Water mark dated 1898. Gives name, address, age, whether receiving old age pension and remarks.17 names, 12 of them widows; ages ranging from 55 to 81, median 72. NB Only one in receipt of an old-age pension.

[2] Carr's Charity 1926: Mr Arthur Fogg's List.  10 names, 8 widows and 2 spinsters. 6 receiving old-age pension
PERSONS: Belfield; Birch; Bloore; Bridgway; Brough; Crawshaw; Edge; Findler; Fisher; Fogg; Gibson; Hackney; Hamilton; Hall; Harrison; Hickton; Malkin; Marion; Matthews; Morris; Nadin; Piercy; Rider; Sheldon; Shenton; Smith; Wardle;

BC2/1616
PLACES:
DESCRIPTION: Two documents of uncertain date and origin but apparently relating to mathematical exercises carried out by students of a "Mr Caudwell".
[1] Hand-written, foolscap document (approximately 60 pages) containing calculations with rules, sketches and worked examples. Undated. The contents range from "Having the circumference [of a circle] to find the side of a square which may be inscribed" and "Having the side of a square to find the circumference of the circumscribing circle" to "The Mensuration of Solids" and "Measuring the works of several Artificers relating to Building". The latter includes, carpenters work, bricklayers work, tiling, walling and plastering. [Purchased at auction in Leek, Staffordshire 2011]

[2] Undated draft letter or note to a Mr Caudwell from his "scholars". It states" We pray Mr Caudwell be loving and kind to think of your scholars with heart and with mind, since  you were a scholar and minded your play, pray Mr Caudwell grant pardon to day a week at our Wakes is all we do crave, two weeks and three days at Christmas we must have at least we must have a week at Easter to keep Easter Feast then Whitsuntide comes in and we hope for fine weather and we must play us a week altogether, we must keep all holy days throughout the year and if you be pleased to the same we hope you’ll think well for to write down your name…"
PERSONS: Caudwell;

BC2/1617
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Printed Churchwardens Account for the Parish Church of Leek, Staffordshire, from 1st January to 31st December 1893. Vicar T. H. B. Fearon. Warden Thomas Robinson. Auditors: Charles Vigars & George Henry Smith. It includes an account for the Town Dole, which show an expenditure of £72-16s-9d on 256 recipients of the dole.
 PERSONS: Corbishley; Fearon; Grace; Jones; Robinson; Smith; Vigrass;

BC2/1618
PLACES
: Leek, Stanley, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Articles of copartnership between John Renshaw of Stanley, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and John Perkin of the same place silk manufacturer, dated 30 October 1847.Signed, witnessed and stamped. The partners were to trade from Stanley under the name "Renshaw & Perkin was that then currently employed I.e. the £280 brought in by Renshaw and a sum of £28-14s, the latter sum included the value of the engines "now used in the said trade" which had previously belonged to Perkin. Further capital to be provided by both partners, equally, as and when required. A clause stated that for any week Renshaw was not employed in the trade he was to provide some other person to do his work. Perkin was to apply himself diligently.
PERSONS: Fergyson; Perkin; Renshaw;

BC2/1619
PLACES: Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Notice that the View of Frankpledge, Court Leet and Court Baron of the Right Honorable George Earl of Macclesfield, Lord of the Manors of Leek and Frith, was to be held at the house of John Barlow the Red Lion Inn in Leek on Friday 22nd of October 1830 "in the forenoon when and where all persons who owe suit and service at the said Court are required either personally to attend and answer to their names or to send their assign and if any person shall make default therein he will be amerced. Leek 9th October 1830, John Cruso, Steward of the said Manors. This draft has also been used as a template for the View of Frankpledge, Court Leet and Court Baron  of the Revd John Sneyd, Lord of the Manor of Bradnop, the alterations for which are pencilled in.
 PERSONS: Barlow; Cruso; Sneyd;

BC2/1620
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous papers relating to the Nicholson Institute, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1]Printed Notice of a concert to be given at the Nicholson Institute by the Art Exhibition Band And A Glee Party on 5th March 1888. Doors to open at 7.30. Admission 3d Chair 1d extra. Reserved chair tickets 6d each available at the Library.

[2] Printed minutes of first proposals with regard to Mr A. Nicholson’s proposal that the Leek Commissioners take steps to adopt the Public Libraries Acts on specified terms which involved (amongst other things) Arthur Nicholson transferring the Institute, a cottage at the rear occupied by the hall keeper and all furniture, books and contents forming part of the Institute to and vesting them in the Commissioners. Nicholson and his family were also to contribute a sum not exceeding £300 as would, together with any sum raised out of the rates, maintain the building, library and other matters in connection therewith in a state of efficiency for 10 years. If after that the Commissioners decided not to carry on with it and the free public library was discontinued, then the property was to revert to the Nicholsons.

[3] Extract from the Leek Times 18th October 1884. Statements by Lord Wrottesley, Mr Nicholson. And Mr John Ward on the day the town (Leek) celebrated the Opening of the Nicholson Institute.

[4] Memorandum from Mr A. Nicholson as to the expenses etc of the Nicholson Institute, Leek, Staffordshire 28th September 1885. The total expenses came to £326 with the salary of the librarian accounting for £120 and that of the caretaker £50, of the total.  Nicholson suggests a 1d rate would raise £140 and he and his family would pay the difference for 10 years.  Suggests Joshua Nicholson and a few specially interested be added as managers. A note in pencil states "Mr Nicholson after talks with us said there should be lease for 10 years at a nominal rent -they finding the difference. Winfield hoped for a free gift".

[5] Duplicate of guarantee for the costs of the Art Exhibition to be held in the Nicholson Institute, Leek, Staffordshire and to open on 16th October 1884. The signatories guaranteed to pay sums not exceeding the figures listed alongside their signatures. 22 persons signed in sums ranging from £1 to £30. Three or four did not pay when required to do so -one because he had gone bankrupt,

[6] Two copies of printed draft "By-Laws And Regulations of the Nicholson Institute, Leek" dated 16 October 1884. Corrections or alterations marked in pencil.

[7] Letter, dated 15 April 1885, from John Winfield, Hon. Secretary, Inaugural Art Exhibition, Nicholson Institute, Leek to William Challinor, concerning resolutions made at a meeting of the committee held the previous night. Amongst other things, it was resolved that Guarantors be called upon to pay three-fourths of the amounts respectively guaranteed by them to meet the deficiency of £135 in the account. Challinor had guaranteed up to £30 so was asked to contribute £22-10s. Payments to be made to the credit of the Committee's account with the Liverpool and District Bank, Leek by the 17th of April.

[8] Printed notice, dated 15 October 1887, issued under the Leek Improvement Act 1855, by C. Henshaw, Clerk to the Commissioners, to William Challinor, informing him of a meeting of the Committee to be held in the Commissioners' Offices on the 17th October. Notes in pencil on the reverse re costs of maintaining the Nicholson Institute. This latter comprises Magazines, books and papers £120 : 10s per £100 on £10000 for painting & repairs & restr….. £50; Librarian £140; Caretaker, coal and cleaner £80; Gas £60 and Sundries £50. Total £500.

[9] Memorandum dated 31 May 1888, from Mr Shaw re the Nicholson Institute and relevant legislation.

[10] Handwritten notice dated 5 September 1888, from John Winfield, Hon. Secretary, Inaugral Art Exhibition, Nicholson Institute, Leek to William Challinor, requesting his attendance at a Committee meeting to be held at the Nicholson Institute on the following Tuesday, to consider means for defraying the remainder of the debt.

[11] Particulars concerning the library obtained from the librarian of the Nicholson Institute, Leek, Staffordshire. Undated. It reads:

No. of borrowers for house reading: 1300;

No. of volumes in library: 6627;

Annual average of volumes issued: 30000;

Papers & Magazines in the new room and reading room: Daily 12; Weekly 81; Monthly 80; Quarterly 6; Annual 2; Total 181.

Estimated no. of visits to News Room & Reading Room per day 400. 

Estimated no. of visits to Art Galleries, including lectures and concerts per annum 10,000.

[12] The Leek Times, Vol. XVII. No.893 Saturday October 15th 1887. Page 2, col.3 Editor's Column dedicated to a meeting of Leek ratepayers to determine whether or not they will adopt the Public Libraries Act in part payment of the cost of maintaining the Nicholson Institute. Related letter from "A Silk Twister" in column 6.
PERSONS: Allen; Broster; Challinor; Clemsha; Copeland; Dickenson; Eaton;  Goodwin; Hall; Hammersley; Kirkham; Milner; Nicholson; Nixon; Platt; Prince; Ritchie; Robinson; Shaw; Sheldon; Shufflebotham; Twyford; Ward; Wardle; Winfield; Worthington; Wright;

BC2/1621
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Lease, dated 24th December 1849, by Josiah Gaunt of Horton Hall near Leek to Messrs John Lovatt & Joseph Gould both of Leek, silk manufacturers, of a silk factory and houses adjoining in or near Union Street, Leek, Staffordshire, for 7 years, at a clear annual rent of £250. Incorporates an inventory of machinery, fixtures and articles including (amongst other things)  a steam engine and boiler, 10 silk mills, 10 mill horses[?], 6 doubling frames, 2 cleaning frames, a doubling jack, 1 and a half engines, handkerchief presses, iron shafting for looms (in the weaving room) and a silk stretcher.
PERSONS: Ashton; Challinor; Gaunt; Gould; Kirby; Lovatt; Mather; Mayer; Mollatt; Prince; Ratcliffe; Ryder; Sheldon; Tatton;

BC2/1622 
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Alphabetical list of applicants for the Town Dole, Leek, Staffordshire 1875. Gives full names, addresses, ages, whether receiving parish relief and how much and a column for remarks.[14 pages]. 298 names listed.
PERSONS:    

BC2/1623
PLACES: Buglawton, Cheshire; Biddulph, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous papers concerning the removal of Joseph Beech, Mary his wife and their 4 children, Jane aged 8 years, Ann aged 6 years, Sarah aged 3 years and Lot aged about 10 months, from the parish of Biddulph in Staffordshire to the parish of Buglawton in Cheshire, January to April 1810

[1] Examination of Joseph Beech of the Parish of Biddulph, Staffordshire on 27th December 1809 before John Edward Powys clerk and James Hulme esquire to of His Majesty's JPs for Staffordshire.

[2] Order for the removal of James and Ann Beech and their 4 children from Biddulph to Buglawton, dated 18 January 1810.

[3] Copy Notice to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Biddulph, Staffordshire from the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Buglawton, Cheshire that at the next General Quarter Sessions for Staffordshire, they intended to appeal against an order for the removal of Joseph Beech, his wife Mary and their 4 children from Biddulph to Buglawton, dated 17th April 1810 and signed by John Plant and George Jolley.

[4] Draft notice, dated 26 April 1810, to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Buglawton, Cheshire from the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Biddulph, Staffordshire  that at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for Staffordshire, they intended to seek leave to quash an Order made by the Revd. Edward Powys & James Hulme esquire, tow of His Majesty's JPs, dated 18th January last for the removal of Joseph Beech and Mary his wife and their 4 children from Biddulph to Buglawton.

[5] Signed copy notice, dated 26 April 1810, to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Buglawton,  Cheshire from the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Biddulph, Staffordshire  that at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for Staffordshire, they intended to seek leave to quash an Order made by the Revd. Edward Powys & James Hulme esquire, tow of His Majesty's JPs, dated 18th January last for the removal of Joseph Beech and Mary his wife and their 4 children from Biddulph to Buglawton.

[6]Staffordshire Easter Sessions 1810, between the Township of Buglawton, Cheshire, appellants and the Parish of Biddulph, Staffordshire, correspondents. Cruso, Jones and Porter, Leek, Staffordshire. Document lists actions taken in the case between 18 January 1810 and 27 April 1810 and on the cover the following notes appear " Mr Parker to move as within  -1 Guinea".
PERSONS: Armett; Beech; Cruso; Hulme; Jolley; Jones; Mellor; Myott; Plant; Porter; Powys; Yardley;

BC2/1624
PLACES
: Cheddleton, Leek, Norton; Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous removal/settlement papers.
[1] Staffordshire Easter Sessions 1812. The Overseers of the Poor of the Township of Leek Frith in the parish of Leek & County of Stafford Appellants and The Parish of Norton in the Moors, in the County of Stafford, Respondents. Cruso, Leek. The case concerns the removal of Thomas Williamson  (or Williams) Elizabeth his wife and their three children, Elizabeth aged 4 years, Sarah aged 2 years and Hannah aged 1 year from Norton in the Moors, where he lived and worked to his place of birth in Leek Frith.  Lists witnesses to be called and states what they are to prove. Some comments on reverse of certain pages and on the cover the note "Order quashed".
 

[2] Copy of a case for the opinion of Mr Balguy of Duffield on the settlement of Thomas Frost of Cheddelton, Staffordshire, who was bound apprentice to his brother in the Parish of Norton, Staffordshire, at the age of 15 but ran away after 3 years and never returned. By Christmas 1807 he was married, had 1 child and was working in Cheddleton. By 1817 he had become chargeable to Cheddleton parish and Counsel was asked to determine whether Frost belonged to Cheddleton or not. Dated 1817. Counsel's opinion not known.
PERSONS: Cruso; Balguy; Frost; Heath; Turner;

BC2/1625
PLACES: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Middlesex; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Counterpart appointment and release of buildings and land upon Compton, Leek, Staffordshire from John Smith Daintry late of Foden Bank, Prestbury, Cheshire but now of Tavistock Square, Middlesex, and Trustees to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, 20 May 1823. The property concerned is described as "all that plot or piece or parcel of land or ground being part and parcel of two certain fields of the said John Smith Daintry  called by the names of the Little Croft and the Spout Greaves which he hath lately sold in divers lots for building upon situated near that part of Leek commonly called Compton which said pieces of land are bounded on the eastwardly side of part thereof by the turnpike road leading from Leek to Sandon and contains in length 17 yards and 15 inches bounded on the westwardly side or back part by other parts of the field called Spout Greaves sold to Anthony Ward, John Phillips, and William Brookes and contains in length 70 yards and 29 inches bounded on the southwardly side thereof by a proposed street of 10 yards wide leading out of Compton aforesaid into the said field called Spout Greaves and contains in depth next the proposed street 36 yards and 15 inches and on the northwardly side thereof by other parts of the said two fields purchased by Samuel Bower Whittles and contains in depth on that side 38 yards and 12 inches containing in the whole 2638 square yards and two ninths of a yard be it the same….. And also all that building thereon formerly used as a barn but now and for some time past hath been converted into a dwelling house now in the occupation of Samuel Goodwin. And also all other buildings next to the said dwelling house formerly occupied with the Bowling Green which has been purchased by the said Samuel Bower Whittles…"  
Challinor paid £475-14s-8d for the land, which was part of John Smith Daintry's inheritance.  A schedule of deeds dating between 30 August 1738 and 27-28th March 1812 is incorporated.
PERSONS: Audam; Brittain; Brookes; Crewe; Cruso; Challinor; Daintry; Goodwin; Goolden; Lawton; Pardoe; Perkin; Phillips; Powell; Ryle; Seeley; Simpson; Ward; Whittles; Willett;

BC2/1626
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents relating to the Staffordshire Potteries Water Company and water rights, supplies, etc in Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Anno Decimo Victoria Reginae CAP XV11. An Act for consolidating in one Act, certain Provisions usually contained in Acts authorizing the making of Waterworks for supplying Townships with Water [23rd April 1847].

[2] Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks: A Bill to enable the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company to extend their works and to raise additional capital, and to amend the Act relating to the said Company. 21 & 25 Victoria: Sess. 1861

[3]Clause for insertion in the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company's Bill protecting the rights of the Leek  Improvement Commissioners. Undated but watermark date 1861.

[4]Copy letter, dated 11 December 1861, from William Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire to  J.W.Ward, London re the presentation by the Leek Improvement Commissioners of a petition for the insertion of a clause to protect their rights in the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Bill.

[5]Letter, dated 16 April 1861, from John Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire to William Challinor of Leek, reporting Lord Macclesfield's views with regard to the usefulness of his appearing at a committee hearing (presumably) in connection with the proposed Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company's proposed new Bill.

[6] Draft of proposed terms for inclusion in the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company’s Bill, protecting the rights of the Leek Improvement Commissioners. Undated but watermark date 1856. Specifies maximum quantities (400000 gallons a day) that the Commissioners could extract from the Dane Brook and its tributaries, with provision to increase the quantity should the population of Leek exceed 20000.
PERSONS: Challinor; Cruso; Fowler; Rawlinson; Ward;

BC2/1627
PLACES
: Congleton, Cheshire; Burslem, Leek, Newcastle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents relating to the work of the Leek Improvement Commissioners.

[1]Leek Improvement Commissioners' Costs 1856 to 1869: /1 Legal costs 1856-1860 concerning purchase of Cornhill Cross and Cotes Field, cost of investing £1200 re Joliffe's Charity, and sewage charges against various people; -/2 Bills received from the Leek Commissioners by Messrs Challinor since July 1857.; -/3 Leek Improvement Commissioners-Payments for law expences 1856 to  1863 in connection with waterworks, drainage, paving, sewerage and other works..

[2] An abstract of Gas consumed at 5/6, 5/- and 4/6 per thousand feet, in Leek, Staffordshire, from June 1862 to December 1862. Lists  page in collecting book, number of accounts, no. of feet of gas consumed in the half year and the gross amount of half year rental.

[3] Gas Returns for Leek, Staffordshire. Number of gas consumers at 4/6 per thousand feet and number of feet consumed in the half year ending Xmas 1862. There are 16 named accounts including many textile firms, the Methodist Trustees and the North Staffs Railway Company.

Pencil notes relating to other towns.

[4] Commissioners Offices, Leek: Classification of Gas Consumers in the half year ending Xmas 1862. Lists 465 consumers at 5/6 consuming 2,396,900 feet; 16 consumers at 5/- consuming 392,400 feet; 16 consumers at 4/6 consuming 1,537,800 feet.

[5] Printed abstract of receipts and expenditure of the Leek Improvement Commissioners for the year ending 25th March 1887.  Pencilled notes on obverse are the minutes of a meeting of the Commissioners dated January 10, 1888. Part of the minutes are written on the back of a printed notice issued by C. Henshaw, Clerk to the Leek Commissioners on 7th January 1888 notifying Commissioners that "An adjourned meeting would be held at the Commissioners' Office on Tuesday 10th at 7 o'clock in the Evening,

[6] Pencilled minutes, dated 30 April 1888,  of a conference with Mr Davenport with regard to the Local Government Bill. The persons concerned include J. Challinor, Critchlow, Shaw, Shufflebotham, Brealey, A. Nicholson,
PERSONS: Alsop; Bentley; Bermingham; Best; Brealey; Brough; Carr; Challinor; Commins; Critchlow; Cruso; Davenport; Gould; Grosvenor; Henshaw; Mellor; Milner; Nicholson; Russell; Shaw; Shufflebotham;  Sleigh; Sneyd; Tatton; Tipper; Tuyl; Walmsley; Worthington;

BC2/1628
PLACES
: London; Froghall, Leek, Oakamoor, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Scarborough, Yorkshire;
DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents relating to the Leek Improvement Commissioners' plans to improve the water supply to the town of Leek in Staffordshire. 1860  to 1868.

[1] Copy of a letter, dated 7 May 1860, from William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire to the Secretary of the Board of Health, Whitehall, London seeking advice on the adequacy of Leek's existing water supply and the need to flush sewers.  Leek's population of between 10 and 11000 had a water supply of "a little more than" 70,000 gallons a day. Some of the town's commissioners thought that that ws enough, others that it should be three times as much.

[2]Mr Charles Slagg's 17 page, handwritten, report to James Alsop esquire, one of the Leek Improvement Commissioners, as to the quantites of water discharged over the weirs of the Leek Water Works and various experiments. 17 June 1861. Mr Slagg presented a paper based on the results of his experiments to the Institution Of Civil Engineers of which he was an Associate Member. In his report he gives details on the calculation of the flow of water through pipes, over weirs and in channels  before calculating flow rates.

[3] Copies of part of the correspondence with the Churnet and Dove mill owners and their solicitor as to the Dane Brook Springs and propositions in connection with the further development of Leek waterworks: 1863 to 1868.

[4] Expences of the Churnet and Dove mill owners in account with Messrs White Broughton & White of 12 Great Marlborough Street, London, February 1863 to 27 October 1865.

[5] Account submitted by S. F. Bateman of 16 Great George Street, Westminster to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire solicitor, dated 31st January 1865. It covers to period from May 1863 to July 1865 and concerned "Journey to Leek and accompanying Mr Carr and other gentlemen to the proposed extension to the waterworks; advising as to sites for reservoirs; various correspondence and interviews with Mr White with reference to the interests of the mill owners and also attending on Mr Aspinall and giving him instructions as to the construction of the proposed reservoir." The bill was £52-10s-0d.

[6] Expences incurred by the Committee of the Leek Waterworks in account with Henry Chawner of Houndhill, Uttoxeter January 1863 to August 1864.

[7] Draft notes, written by Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, on proposed changes to the way in which charges were made for water supplied by the Leek Waterworks. In part these changes were based on a review of the practice of water supply companies elsewhere -e.g. Burslem, Stockport and Manchester. Under the existing scheme, Leek Water Works were said to be "more than paying their way".  A copy of the notes was sent to the Staffordshire Advertiser on 12 June 1867.

[8] Undated rough note on "Cartledge Brook" which mentions and old shaft Thorncliffe Lane; a heading already driven part way towards Thorncliffe Lane; proposed sites for a syphon and the costs of two plans -Mr Brealey's and Mr Slaggs. The dry weather flow was said to be 1/5th that of the Dane Brook for which, under such conditions, the flow was 600,000 gallons a day.

[9] Letter, dated 27 February 1868, from J. B. Gregory of London to Messrs Hacker & Allen, Leek, Staffordshire re "Staffordshire Potteries Water" an a Bill that was due to pass into the Committee stage in Parliament. It advices Hacker & Co that "you will not be safe in this case without a petition of your own against this Bill" which Gregory said his firm would present the following day. Their Mr Lock advised that Hacker & Allen should themselves appear to defend the clause.

[10] Rough, undated, draft on a means of settling disputes with regard to the "abstraction of water by the Leek Commissioners.
PERSONS: Alsop; Aspinall; Bateman; Birch; Bolton; Carr; Challinor; Chawner;  Crew; Cruso; Draper; Heaton; Slagg; Trubshaw; Webb; White;                   

BC2/ 1629  
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire

[1] Copy of the Leek Town Lands Trustees Account for the period June 1894 to June 1895.

[2] Draft statement of account re Leek Town Lands by Thomas Brealey & Son, for the year ending 24 June 1906, sent to the Leek Post & Times. Dated 26 June 1906.

[3] Trustees of Leek Town Lands Statement of Account for the year ending 24 June 1935, as approved by the auditors for the Leek Paper. 17 June 1935.
PERSONS: Barker; Benson; Brealey; Carden; Dishley; Fowler; Grace; Heath; Henshaw; Matthews; Meakin; Mellor; Mycock; Osbourne;  Robinson; Shallcross;  Sillito; Sleigh; Stevenson; Tatton; Thompson; Ward; Wooliscroft;

BC2/ 1630
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Licensing Act Returns by the Secretaries of Leek Clubs to the Clerk of Justices.

[1] Return, dated 15 January 1935 for the British Legion Club (Leek) Ltd of 16 Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, Secretary F. S. Halls. Club Membership 156.  Extracts from the club's rule book are pasted in appropriate sections of the form.

[2]Return, dated 24 January 1935 for the Leek National Reserve Club of Field House, High Street, Leek, Staffordshire, Secretary George Brown. Club Membership 247.  Extracts from the club's rule book are pasted in appropriate sections of the form.
PERSONS: Brown; Halls;

BC2/ 1631
PLACES
: Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous items re the Condlyffe Charity, Leek, Staffordshire and the Condlyffe Alms Houses in particular.

[1] Bundle of 23 letters relating to the affairs of the Condlyffe Charity, Leek, Staffordshire in the period from July 1881 to April 1884. Some are concerned with the building of 8 almshouses including the addition of an inscription stone and many are from John Lowe, architect, Mansfield Chambers, St. Ann's Square, Manchester. The work was evidently being carried out by Tomkinson, Grace and others.

[2] Letter from Joseph Challinor of Compton, Leek, solicitor, to Mr Brealey re the Condlyffe Almshouses, dated 18 November 1895. It mentions the death of Bessy Critchlow,  gives the names of 2 applicants that Brealey had and recommends another person Harriet Rowland aged 79, widow, of 30 Duke Street. A note in pencil at top of page states "*Endon Almshouse, Joliffe Charity". A * in the text shows thaat the note applies to Bessy Critchlow.

[3] Joseph Challinor's Note, dated 13 March 1905, giving particulars of applicants for a Condlyffe Almshouse. Challinor mentions the death of Harriet Montgomery on 10 March leaving her daughter Mary Ellen, age 55, who had lived with her the whole time her mother was in the almshouse. Mary Ellen, who had earned 8/- a week working in George Hills California Mill, suffered from bronchitis and wished to remain in the almshouse.  Dr Somerville, who attended mother and daughter, stated Mary Ellen would not be able to continue work long.

[4] Printed abstract of the accounts of the Condlyffe Charity for the year 1924.

[5]William Allen’s receipt for the sum of £30-7s-5d received from the Trustees of the Almshouses, Leek (by Mr John Brealey) for interest on £900 in the Funds, on £154-0s-11d for timber invested and for rent of Oulton Farm due to the churchwardens of St. Edward, Leek, 20 May 1874.

[6] Unsigned, undated notes that appear to be the cost of providing for 10 pensioners (or running10 almshouses) i.e.£214, compared with the estimated income of £253.
PERSONS: Allen; Bowcock;  Brealey; Challinor; Condlyffe; Critchlow; Horne; Lowe;  Montgomery; Rowland; Sherrat; Sleigh; Smith; Somerville; Stevenson; Tomkinson;

BC2/ 1632
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Letter from Thomas Robinson of Nab Hill, Leek, Staffordshire, dated 12th April 1900, concerning the election of the Churchwarden. He mentions that at the Vestry Meeting in the Parish Church for the nomination of 3 persons eligible to serve in the office, four names were proposed i.e. William Edward Allen, Thomas Smith Myatt, Marcus Prince and Thomas Robinson (the letter writer). A poll was thereupon demanded and was fixed to take place in the Britannia Street School on 14 April.  After stating that all persons rated to the Poor in the Ancient Parish of Leek were entitled to vote for not more than 3 of the nominated persons. Robinson asked the recipient of the letter to vote for him.
PERSONS: Allen; Myatt; Prince; Robinson;

BC2/ 1633
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miss Flint's Trust: Almshouse Cottages Minute Book January 1905 to  December 1931. Documents from the Charity Commission, dated September 1931,  are attached to the last two pages. The book is vellum bound.
PERSONS: Adams; Ball; Barlow; Beardmore; Beresford; Brealey; Carding; Carr; Challinor; Cosgrove;  Grace; Harlow; Howard; Hulme; Johnson;  Kirkby; Kirkland; Maskery; Miller; Naden; Nicholls; Noble; Phillips; Porter; Pyatt; Sales; Salt; Sampson; Shallcross; Sigley; Sleigh; Spink; Stevenson; Sweetmore; West;

BC2/ 1634
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Two documents relating to the Leek Town Lands Charity.

[1] Copy counterpart lease, dated 3rd May 1785, from Mr John Birtles of Leek, Staffordshire, Thomas Mills the younger of the same place and John Davenport of Ball Haye, Leek, all Freeholders of the Town of Leek to Mr Samuel Boyer of Little Birchall in the parish of Leek, farmer, of a piece of land called Westwood Heath in Leek parish, Staffordshire, for 12 years to commence 5th April 1785. Reserved rent for two years = 312 and for the remainder of the term £12.

[2] Copy draft lease of Woodcroft Heath, Leek, Staffordshire by Michael Daintry gent, John Fowler gent, Toft Chorley gent, John Cruso -gent, Thomas Phillips and Hugh Sleigh silk merchants and Freeholders of Leek to Mr James Bourne of  Leek, butcher,  for the term of 11 years at a reserved rent of £24-10s-0d per annum, dated 8th September 1800. Lease to commence on Lady Day.
PERSONS: Birtles; Boyer; Chorley; Cruso;  Davenport; Fowler; Harvey; Jones; Mills; Phillips; Sleigh;

BC2/ 1635
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: A bundle of ten documents each giving an account of the Town Lands of Leek, Staffordshire. All relate to a case being pursued in Chancery by the Freeholders of the Leek Town Lands.

[1] Statement of the Petitioners of the Leek Town Lands for which rent ought to be paid but for which none is paid. This case /petition relates to the and "Act of Parliament passed in the 52nd year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the third intitled : An Act to provide a summary remedy in cases of abuses of trusts for charitable purposes".

[2] In Chancery -In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Paper relating to the Claim made by the Freeholders of the Leek Town Lands to the Commissioners appointed by the Act of Parliament for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Leek in the County of Stafford, which was shown to Mr Thomas Redfern [solicitor for the petitioners] at the time of his swearing his affidavit in this cause on 9th January 1854.

[3] A copy of [2] above.

[4] Pages 9 to 15 of the draft Chief Clerk's Report relating to the town land property of the Freeholders of the Leek Town Lands. After various comments on the Leek Town Lands is gives in tabular form, the plot numbers, present quantity for the individual properties, their ancient descriptions in 1724, their descriptions in 1819 and again  in 1854, together with  the yearly rents payable "from time to time" since 1711, the names of tenants in 1819 and the names of tenants in 1854.

[5]An account of messuages lands and tenements situate in the Township of Leek and Lowe county Stafford called "Town Lands" 31st January 1833. Hornby & Towgood. A handwritten note signed by C. Hall, states that document was a fair copy of exhibit S which was based on exhibit F. F being an extract from the Town Lands Survey made between 1806 and 1811 and S. made in or about 1819.

[6] Account of Leek Town Lands  "S." 31st January 1833, Horny & Towgood, St. Swithin's Lane.

[7] In re Leek Town Lands.  Tabular statement filled up on the part of Mr Hugh Sleigh the acting Trustee of The Leek Town Lands. Hornby & Towgood.  Note states "Mr Charles Hall".

[8] Exhibit "U." Account of Leek Town Lands etc.  31st January 1833. Mr C. Hall. In red ink: This is a fair copy of Exhibit S. And exhibit S. was made from exhibit R, which was a corrected edition (made on or about 1819 of the Survey. Exhibit F) extracted from the Township Survey. Referred to in paragraphs 6 & 17 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10th February1 854.

[9] "F." Survey or List of the Town Lands, extracted from the Township Survey.  Referred to in Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 18th July 1853 and also referred to by Mr Alsop in conjunction with the sketch or plan of the Town Lands made in 1811. Hornby & Towgood Mr C. Hall.

[10] Incomplete rough draft of a Tabular Statement of Leek Town Lands, copied April 1854.
PERSONS: Ball; Barker; Bennett; Birchenough; Bowcock; Bowyer; Bullock; Cope;   Cruso; Daintry; Davenport; Earls; Emerson; Gaunt; German; Goodwin; Hall; Hammersely; Heaton; Johnson; Kirkland; Knight; Mellors; Mills;  Milner; Moore; Nixon; Packer; Parker; Perkin; Pickering; Pickford; Plant; Proctor; Redfern; Scragg; Shufflebotham; Sikes; Simcock; Stonehewer; Stonier; Tatton; Walker; Walmsley; Wood;

BC2/ 1636
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: More documents relating to the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Copy one of the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Township of Leek and Lowe in the County of Stafford To the High Court of Chancery and to Her Majesty's Attorney General etc. concerning the election of Trustees of the Leek Town Lands and asking that the Court select suitable persons  from their list of Commissioners under the Leek Improvement Act (6th George 4th) to be,  "together with Mr Hugh Sleigh", trustees of the Town Lands. This document not only lists the Commissioners but also all the " Parties signing the Petition" giving occupations and in some cases, addresses,

[2]In Chancery: In the Matter of the Leek Town Lands: (Copy) Names appended to the Petition (Exhibits P.P) recommending certain persons from whom the new trustees of the Leek Town Lands should be appointed. Undated but watermark on cover dated 1855.
PERSONS: Abbott; Alcock; Alsop; Allen; Andrew; Armett; Arnold; Ball; Bailey; Barker; Bateman; Belfield; Birch; Blades; Booth;  Bowers; Bradley; Brealey; Brindley; Brough; Brunt;  Bullock; Carr; Carter; Challinor; Choque; Clowes; Cope; Cox; Craig; Critchlow; Crombie; Cruso;  Davenport; Davidson; Dearden; Doxey; Doyle; Edge; Ellis; English; Faulkner; Flint; Fogg; Forster; Gee; Garner; Gaunt; Getliffe; Gibson;  Godwin; Goldstraw; Gould; Gundall; Hacker; Halford;   Hall; Hammersley; Heath; Heathcote; Hendley; Hill; Hooley; Hudson; Hulme; Hyde; Isherwood; Jackson; Jennings; Johnson; Keates; Kirby;  Lancelot; Laesetter; Leech; Lockett; Lovatt; Lowndes; Mackrell; Malkin; Marshall; Massey; Mellor; Mien; Miller; Milner; Morley; Mottershead; Murfin; Myatt; Newall; Nicholls; Oakden; Oates; Peacock; Perkin; Phillips; Pickford; Plant; Price; Ratcliffe; Ridout; Rigby; Robinson; Rose; Rowley; Russell; Sales; Schofield; Sharp; Shaw; Shenton; Simpson; Sleigh; Smith; Stubbs; Squire; Tatton; Thompson; Tompkinson; Trafford; Turner; Waller; Walker; Wamsley; Walmsley; Ward; White; Wood; Woolfe; Worthington; Young;

BC2/ 1637
PLACES
: Finedon, Northamptonshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: 14 Copy or draft documents concerning the matter of the Leek Town Lands in Chancery,

[1] Copy of the petition of the Freeholders of the Township of Leek and Lowe in Staffordshire  to Sir Alexander Cockburn M.P. etc, Her Majesty's Attorney General, Incomplete.

[2] In Chancery. In the matter of the Leek Town Lands: Notice to Produce to the Court various deeds and writings "which have been exhibited in this matter" by the Petitioners and the Respondent which are in the custody of the Respondent Hugh Sleigh. Signed Shuttleworth, 6th June 1854. The document lists the letter and figures with which the documents were marked and gives dates and other details.

[3] In Chancery: In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Office copy of the affidavit of Mr Thomas Carr as to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry of 1846 on the News Room Sworn 10th February 1854 and filed 13th February 1854. Hornby & Towgood. Bears Chancery Fee and other stamps.

[4]In Chancery: In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Office copy of the affidavit of Mr Mrs Mary Lowndes as to the News Room Sworn 10th February 1854 and filed 13th February 1854. Hornby & Towgood. Bears Chancery Fee and other stamps. Eighty years old Widow Lowndes describes how, at the age of 6, she played on the steps around the old stone cross that formerly stood at the bottom of Leek Market where the News Room now stands. The cross and steps were open to the Market Place and anyone who chose went upon them and the Market people used to sit and stand on the steps on Market days and sell butter, eggs and other articles without paying any rent or toll. She also describes what happened later and gives details of the New Town Hall, the lockup that formerly stood on part of the site.

[5] In Chancery: In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Office copy of the affidavit of Mr Charles Flint. Sworn 20th March 1854 and filed 7th November 1854. Hornby & Towgood. Bears Chancery Fee and other stamps. Flint was one of the original members of the News Room under the Town Hall in Leek Market Place and one of those who subscribed to the room's building.

[6] In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy further case and the opinion of Mr Charles Hall regarding the question of the News Room under Leek Town Hall, 23 July 1853.

[7] Exhibit F. F. Orders of Sessions dated 25 April 1805 directing the building of a new lock-up at Leek and a second Order of Sessions dated 9th October 1806 directing the payment of £138. Referred to in paragraph 23 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.

[8] Exhibit C. C.  Subscription Paper of £10 towards the building of the Leek Town Hall February 1806. Referred to in paragraph 22 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.(Mr C. Hall comments -simply a draft and has no signatures).

[9] Extract from exhibit "A". Being a Book containing the plan and specification for building the Town Hall and Lock-up, at Leek, Staffordshire, in 1805. Referred to in paragraph 5 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 28 January 1853. Hornby & Towgood. This includes a summary of subscriptions towards the building work.

[10] In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Draft instructions to Counsel to apply to the Vice-Chancellor in Court on behalf of Mr Sleigh the Respondent and Mr Wosley to have the Petition in this matter set down and restored to the paper in order that the question of costs may be disposed of. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek. Undated but paper watermarked 1854.

[11] Leek Town Lands. Draft observations for the Chief Clerk. Undated but watermarked 1853.

[12] Leek Town Lands: Copy Report of the Chief Clerk 1."As to the Cattle Market". 2 "As to the News Room" and 3 "As to the lost lands and lands in respect of which rent ought to be paid. Reference in this is made to the "Old Book which commences in 1711".  Marginal notes in red ink extend the content.

[13] In Chancery: Leek Town Lands: The Chief Clerk's Statement for consideration of His Honor. A separate note adds " With the statement of the respective parties added by the Chief Clerk, Mr Hall. A second note states " The portion of the within which comprises the statement of the Chief Clerk himself is written across the whole sheet. The contentions or statement on behalf of Mr Sleigh and the Petitioners respectively and added by the Chief Clerk to this statement are written in half columns. Undated but paper watermarked 1855.

[14] Copy release of a plot of land at the bottom of Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire containing 2 roods and 10 perches, by the Earl of Macclesfield and his Trustees to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 16th August 1827. Hornby & Towgood.
PERSONS: Badnall; Birtles; Bloore; Carr; Chorley; Cruso; Daintry; Davenport; Dolben; drake; Emerson; Ford; Gaunt; Grosvenor; Hayward; Heaton; Ford; Jackson; Jones; Keates; Lowndes; Mellor; Mills; Phillips; Pratt; Radford; Redfern; Rooke; Shuttleworth;  Sleigh; Smith; Sykes; Weston;

BC2/ 1638
PLACES
:  Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: [1] Bundle of documents relating to the Belle Vue Road, Leek, Staffordshire improvement scheme 1902 to 1910. Letters, minutes etc.

[2] Letter, dated 24 October 1900, from Thomas Shaw of Messrs Challinor & Shaw to John Brealey re Trustees of Leek Town Lands and the Belle Vue Road improvements in Leek. It incorporates a minute made by the managers of the Mill Street School, Leek at their meeting on 19th October with reference to the sale of part of their property for the widening of Belle Vue Road.

[3] Leek Town Lands and Belle Vue Road Improvement Scheme- Memo as to cost.

[4]Letter, dated 19 September 1901, from George Hammersley of Park Road, Leek to J. Brealey re the sale of three cottages and land at back Mill Street, stating that he would be prepared to sell them  for £150.
PERSONS: Beacham; Shaw;

BC2/ 1639
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents relating to the work of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Bundle of notices calling meetings issued by the secretary of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands to trustees, 1910 to 1913. These sometimes list the persons summoned and give brief details of matters to be considered.

[2] Nine draft and other statements of accounts for the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, 1901 to  1918 with gaps.

[3] Draft minutes of meetings of the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire, 1910 to 1913.
PERSONS: Bishton; Brealey; Challinor; Keates; Mason; Milner; Moore; Nicholson; Phillips; Sleigh; Timmis; Ward; Wardle; Watson;

BC2/ 1640
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire. Documents re Damage done by boys at The Waste, Leek 19 April 1911 to 10 November 1911.

[1] Copy letter, dated 19 April 1911, from H. Critchlow, Bagnall Street, Milton to C Building Society  re loan on a house, written on the back of a letter dated Leek 20 April 1911 in which the writed asks her brother Reg if she should see Sir Arthur Nicholson "re the Town Lands thing". Both are in some way related to the next item with which they were included.

[2] Letter from "Reg" dated Barry 21 April 1911, and enclosing a letter to Sir Arthur Nicholson and stating "if nothing fresh turns up you had better put Mr Brough's letter with the Police Particulars". He mentions that he didn't "want to appear at the Town Hall to prosecute but I expect unless some notice is taken the Police would not trouble again." Remainder is family related.

[3] Copy of letters relating to a fire in trees on The Waste, Buxton Road, Leek owned by the Trustees of the Leek Town Land. 20 April 1911. Includes police notes and a letter from W. S. Brough stating the Trustees wished to prosecute.

[4] Several letters, dated 20th, 22nd and 28th April 1911, concerning damage done by a number of boys on The Waste, Buxton Road, Leek  (1) Letter, dated20 April 1911, from W. S. Brough to Brealey concerning prosecution. (2) Letter, dated 22 April 1911, from Sir Arthur Nicholson to Reginald Brealey suggesting he discusses one or two points with Shaw -the Magistrates' Clerk. (3) Letter from Thomas Shaw, Magistrates Clerk's Office, Leek to R. Brealey dated 27 April 1911. This ends with a PS stating that he (Shaw) had seen the boys and a prosecution would not be successful.

[5] Letter-Note, dated 20th August 1914, from ….. of Brough Nicholson & Hall to R. W. Brealey, suggesting a large tin plate printed with a notice requesting the public to protect the shelter on the waste and report any person seen damaging or defacing it, be posted on or near the shelter..

[6] Copy of police evidence, dated 10 November 1911, concerning damage caused at The Waste, Buxton Road, Leek, Staffordshire, by a group of boys. A note states "Attended court on 23 November 1911 when each boy was fined 7/6 each the parents to pay the money."
PERSONS: Ball; Brealey; Brough; Hall; Hicklin; Hollinshead; Johnson; Kelly; Nicholson; Perkin; Shaw; Shenton; Sommers; Wain;

BC2/ 1641
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Letter, dated 10 July 1910, from W. S. Beacham, Surveyor to the Leek Urban District Council to R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, concerning a resolution of the Council's Markets & Estates Committee and proposed improvements to the land at the bottom end of Derby Street where the new urinal and weighing machine house are now being erected and the carriage road which crosses the old cattle market from Haywood Street to Ball Haye Street. The land was to be laid out an appropriated to provide accommodation for persons sitting on seats and for shrubs to be planted. Changes to the railing on the north side of the cattle market and the seats fixed there, were also proposed. "Subject to the approval of the Town Lands Trustees".

[2] Copy of a minute of the Markets & Estates Committee which had been approved by the Council [content the same as [1] above] which was forwarded by the Clerk to Leek U.D.C. to Brealey, Agent for the Trustees of Leek Town Lands.

[3]Letter, dated 18 July 1910, from Harold Henshaw, clerk to the Leek Urban District Council, forwarding a copy of a minute of the Markets & Estates Committee which had been approved by the Council.

[4] Letter, dated 27 February 1911, from W. S. Beacham, Surveyor to the Leek Urban District Council to R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, stating that he would attend a meeting of the Trustees of Leek Town Lands with "the plans of the proposed improvement of  Brook Street and Russell Street. He suggests Brealey call upon him to go through the account for work done in enclosing the open space at the end of Derby Street.

[5] Letter, dated 28 June 1911, from Harold Henshaw, clerk to the Leek Urban District Council, R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, simply stating he would forward a letter from Brealey containing a resolution of the Trustees of Leek Town Lands, at the next meeting of the Paving 7 Sewering Committee.

[6]Letter, dated 26 July 1911, from W. S. Beacham, Surveyor to the Leek Urban District Council to R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, with a copy of a minute of the Paving & Sewering Committee recommending approval of the Trustees proposal concerning widening the footpath on the South side of the cattle market before the crossing from Haywood Street and the Cattle Market by taking away the existing rails and seats and constructing new kerb and providing iron posts and railings similar to those recently erected around the enclosure adjoining the weighing machines.

[7] Letter, dated 21 December 1911, from W. S. Beacham, Surveyor to the Leek Urban District Council to R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, applying for monies promised by the Trustees of the Leek Town Lands in connection with the Brook Street  improvements and the cattle market fencing..

[8] Letter, dated 9 February 1912, from T. Maskery Beacham, Collector  to the Leek Urban District Council to R. W. Brealey, Agent to the Leek Town Land Trustees, requesting their contributions towards the cost of the Brook Street improvements and cattle market fencing.
PERSONS: Beacham; Brealey; Henshaw; Maskery;

BC2/ 1642
PLACES
: Hollington, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Booklet recording details of the sale on the late H. Goldstraw's materials 11th March 1880. The materials appear to be a builder's stock.
PERSONS: Alcock; Allard; Bailey; Beard; Berks; Clarkson; Dawson; Ford; Goldstraw; Hassall; Hill; Knight; Leese; Martin; Meakin; Mellor; Musty; Plant; Pritchard; Pyatt; Shaw; Sherratt; Wain; Wheeldon; Wood; Wright: Young;

BC2/ 1643
PLACES
: Manchester; Leek, Stafford; Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Particulars and valuation of property in and near the Town of Leek,, Endon and Stafford also in the City of Manchester  belonging to the Devisees under the will of the  late William Challinor esq, Brealey & Son, Leek, 22nd March 1884. Total Annual Value: £761-11s. Value in Fee: £14455.
PERSONS: Bacon; Bailey; Batkin; Bentley; Bostock; Brealey; Challinor; Eaton; Knowles; Mark; Mottram; Planck;  Rider; Plant; Rogers; Simister; Wooliscroft; Wright;

BC2/ 1644
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Union Building Company Minute Book, 8th June 1874 to 1 December 1884, Leek, Staffordshire.  Gives details of the formation and financing of the Building Company and the development of their plans for a building, for the use of the public, on Market Street, Leek, Staffordshire. It also includes considerations of building details, tenders and other matters prior to completion of the building and also costs etc, associated with running the building once completed. It ends with the building being sold to the Leek Improvement Commissioners and the liquidation of the Union Building Company.

A note in pencil on the front pages lists various names and gives the date " 25 February 1878". There is also a shorthand  note. On the rear past down is a table of directors retiring covering the years 1882 to 1886.
PERSONS: Allen; Alcock; Andrew; Armitt; Bailey; Billing; Blades; Brealey; Bromley; Booth; Boucher; Cannings; Chell; Clark; Chell; Critchlow; Cruso; Davenport; Eaton; Eddowes; Fergyson; Flannagan; Fynney; Gould; Gubbins; Heath; Henshaw; Hill; Howes; Lea; Lockett; Morton; Myatt; Nixon; Overfield; Phillips; Pilkington; Platt; Redfern; Rider; Robinson; Shaw; Simister; Smith; Symes;  Travis; Turnock; Walmsley; Walwyn; Ward; Wardle; Warrington; Watson; Wooliscroft; Worthington; Young;

BC2/ 1645           
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Accounts of Rents etc of Leek Town Lands.

[1] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1848

[2] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1849

[3] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1850

[4] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1853

[5] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1854

[6] Account of Rents etc for one year ending Lady Day 1855
NAMES: Alsop; Badnall; Barlow; Blades; Brough; Cartwright; Challinor; Clarke; Clee; Cruso; Cumberlidge; Davenport; Fernyhough; Frost;  Garratt; Gaunt; Gorman; Hammersley; Howes; Kirkland; Mountford; Lasseter; Leech; Pickford; Pimlott; Pointon; Redfern; Rider; Rigby;  Russell; Sleigh; Tilley;
 

BC2/ 1646           
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents relating to cases in Chancery concerning to the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] List of Exhibits in the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Hornby & Towgood. Undated but watermarked 1848.

[2] In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Instructions to Counsel to apply to the Vice Chancellor in Court on behalf of Mr Sleigh the Respondent and Mr Worley to have the Petition  in this matter set down and restored to the Paper in order that the question of costs may be disposed of. Challinor & Co, Leek, Staffordshire. Undated but watermarked 1854.

[3] In the Matter of the Leek Town Lands. Statement for consideration of his Honor with evidence referred to on the part of the representative of the last surviving trustee. Hornby & Towgood.  For Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek. Headed " V. C. Kendersley". Undated but watermarked 1853.

[4] In Chancery: In the Matter of the Leek Town Lands. Epitome of Case. Hornby & Towgood. Undated but watermarked 1854. Many notes in pencil.

[5] In Chancery June 26th 1855. In Re 52 Geo. 3rd and Leek Town Lands. Brief re Affidavit of Mr William Challinor.

[6] Leek Town Lands: Brief copy of Affidavit of Mr William Challinor sworn on 16 February 1856.
NAMES: Alsop; Badnall; Brough;  Challinor; Condlyffe; Cruso; Gaunt; Heathcote; Kendersley;Middleston; Sleigh; Smith; Worley;
 

BC2/ 1647
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous numbered or otherwise marked documents relating to cases in Chancery concerning to the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire, plus lists.

[1] Leek Town Lands Inquiry: List of Exhibits. Hornby & Towgood. Brief descriptions of documents exhibited and their reference markings.

[2] In Chancery in the matter of the Leek Town Lands: List of Affidavits filed on the part of the respondent. Hornby & Towgood. Undated but water marked 1848.

[3] Exhibit A: June 1853 Notice to Mr Sleigh of application to Attorney General for his sanction to petition fo appointment of new Trustees etc. & a letter from Mr Redfern to Mr Sleigh accompanying the notice.

[4] Exhibit BB: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Leek. Town Lands Minute of the report of the committee 9 February 1833. This paper was produced and shown to John Cruso at the time of his swearing his affidavit in this cause on  10th January 1854.

[5] Exhibit DD: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands 15 April 1840. Copy agreement for purchase of tenant right of Plot No. 235 late Brookes. Referred to in paragraph 18 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.

[6] Exhibit MM: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 14 March 1846. Copy attornment of Brooks. Referred to in paragraph 18 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.

[7] Exhibit RR: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 1 July 1853. Letter from Mr Redfern to Messrs Challinor Badnall & Co., Solicitors, Leek. This paper was produced and shown to William Sherratt Mollatt at the time of swearing his affidavit in this cause 3 February 1854.

[8] Exhibit TT: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 22 June 1850. Minutes of Order. This paper was produced and shown to Thomas Brealey at the time of swearing his affidavit in this cause on 20 March 1854. Concerns title to land sold to North Staffs Railway Co.

[9] Exhibit V: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 1 November 1832. Copy letter from the late to the present Mr Cruso desiring him to inform the Trustees he cannot get the account book and papers from Mr Griffin. This paper was referred to in paragraph 8 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854.Hornby & Towgood.

[10] Exhibit XX: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Extract from the conveyance of ground for the Leek Cattle Market 16 August 1827.Hornby & Towgood.

[11] Exhibit Y: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 3 July 1832. Copy receipt from Mr Mills' agent of £10 for possession of Tenant Right of three plots of land in Back o'th Street, Leek .Referred to in paragraph 9 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854.Hornby & Towgood.

[12] Exhibit Z: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy of Freeholders request  to Trustee not to prosecute adverse proceedings against Brooks. Referred to in paragraph 18 of Mr Cruso's affidavit sworn 10 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.

[13] Exhibit 3: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. 5 & 19 August 1839. Copy of the result of applications for payment of small rents. Hornby & Towgood.

[14] Exhibit 6: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy affidavit of Charles Flint dated 20 March 1854.  A note states that he was "an inhabitant of Leek for upwards of 40 years and an original subscriber to the newsroom. As to the circumstances attending the converting the market standings into a newsroom and the subsequent occupation thereof". A further note states" This affidavit  was made about the time of the closing the investigation before the Chief Clerk and was adverted to but not used on that occasion." Hornby & Towgood.

[15] Exhibit 15: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. This document was produced and shown to Edwin Heaton at the time of his swearing his affidavit in this matter on 16 March 1854. Hornby & Towgood. Heaton was a surveyor and land valuer and his affidavit concerns various properties in Leek and his valuation of them. The individual properties are listed with plan numbers,  names of tenants in 1819 and in 1854, descriptions in 1819 and 1854, quantities of land and purchase values.

[16] Exhibit 22: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy letter, dated 25 June 1853, from Messrs Challinor & Co of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Redfern of the same place. This document was produced and shown to William Sherratt Mollatt at the time of his swearing his affidavit in this matter on 3 February 1854. Hornby & Towgood.

[17] Exhibit 105: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy Order by Vice Chancellor Knight Bruce dated 22 June 1850. This document was referred to in the affidavit of William Challinor sworn  on 26 June 1855.

[18] Exhibit 107: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Letter, dated 11 June 1855, from Mr Charles Woolley of Leek, Staffordshire to Mr William Challinor. This document was referred to in the affidavit of William Challinor sworn on 26 June 1855.

[19] Exhibit 108: In Chancery-In the matter of the Leek Town Lands. Copy of Mr Chance's Opinion concerning the rents of Leek Town Lands properties, dated 6 July 1842. Mr H. Chance was a barrister chambers at 38 Lincolns Inn Fields.
NAMES: Badnall; Barnett; Birchenough; Birtles; Bloore; Bowcock; Brealey;  Brookes; Challinor; Chorley; Cope; Cruso; Dolben; Flint; Ford; Garwood; Gaunt; Griffin; Hall; Hammersley;  Harrison; Hornby; Johnson; Keates; Leech;  Lees; Lockitt; Mellor; Mills; Milner; Mollatt; Nixon; Parker;  Phillips; Pickering; Redfern; Shufflebotham; Scragg; Sleigh; Stonehewer; Symcock; Walmsley; Woolley; Wood;
 

BC2/ 1648
PLACES:
Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents relating to cases in Chancery concerning to the Leek Town Lands, Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Case for the opinion of Mr Charles Hall, Lincolns Inn on the newsroom dispute with Hall's opinions, dated 7 July & 23 July 1853 respectively, appended.

[2] Petitioners proposal of fit and proper persons to be new trustees and affidavits in their support and respondents proposal for the same and supporting affidavits. Hornby & Towgood.

[3] Copy resolutions of the new trustees of the Leek Town Lands and the Inhabitants of Leek, June to November 1855. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek.

[4] Instructions to Counsel, dated June 1855, to obtain an Order for the payment of Mr Sleigh's (the trustee') costs, charges and expences on his being ordered to convey and transfer to the new trustee. Challinor & Co.

[5]
NAMES: Alsop; Badnall; Bentley;  Birch; Bloore; Brough; Carr; Challinor; Condlyffe; Cruso; Davenport; Flint; Ford; Gaunt; Hacker; Hall; Hammersley; Haywood; Heathcote; Johnson; Jones; Killmister; Middleton; Mills; Minishull; Mollatt; Mountford; Phillips; Redfern; Russell; Sleigh; Walker; Ward; Woolley; Worthington; Young;
 

BC2/ 1649
PLACES:
Bollington, Cheshire; Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Book containing "Particulars of the property of Richard Turnock late of Leek, Staffordshire, surgeon, who died on 14 May 1875 and whose will, dated 10 January 1873, was proved in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate on 5th January 1877 by Thomas Shaw and John Brealey the executors named therein."  The book provides accounts of real and personal estate for the period 1875 to 1926. Amongst other things, it gives full details and valuations for the whole of his real estate which included, the building (then used as a warehouse) and a stable in the Globe Inn yard. The former had been occupied by Daniel Cartwright and the latter by John Fallon. Much of Turnock's property was in Leek but he also had property in Oncote  and held mortgages on property in a number of places including Stoke-on-Trent and Bollington, Cheshire;
NAMES: Arthur; Armitt; Brealey; Birley;  Broster; Byrom; Cantrell; Cartwright; Challinor; Chambre; Cheetham; Cooper; Cumberbatch; Fallon; Ferns; Frith; Gaunt; Gilman; Goodwin; Grindey; Heaton; Horner; Hulme; Kidd; Kirkham; Lane; Lees; Lovatt; Morton; Moss; Mottershead; Oliver; Plant; Robinson; Sampson; Shaw; Sigley; Simcock; Smith; Sneyd; Torr; Turnock;
 

BC2/ 1650
PLACES:
Belper, Derbyshire; Havant, Hampshire; Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; Bury, Lancashire; Thetford, Norfolk; Nottingham; DESCRIPTION: Unlisted bundle of documents relating to the Manor of Beaureper (Belper) in the Fee of Duffield, a manor held by Sir Woolmer (later Sir Dymock) White of  Southleigh Park, near Havant in Hampshire. 1916 to 1940. It includes a report on the Manor and Park Farms, Belper by Richards & Linnell of Deby, dated 3rd January 1923, and a list of repairs needed; dtails of fines to be paid by specified tenants on enfranchisement; papers relating to the extinguishment of manorial incidents; compensation agreements, fines fo admittance etc.
NAMES: Adcock; Batt; Beardmore; Beresford; Bowler; Briggs; Calladine; Carey; Cheesewright; Copestake; Cox; Dale; Dallison; Fairclough; Fowkes; Greatorex; Hall; Halsworth; Higginbotham; Hurst; Jolly; Knighton; Loomes;  Longdon; Macara; Mason; Melbourne; Morton; Palmer; Paulson; Pratt; Rice;Riley; Ryde; Slagg; Spriggs; Stevenson; Storer; Wagstaff; White; Willder; Wood;
 

BC2/ 1651
PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Printed Parish Church of Leek,  Churchwarden's Account from 1st January to 31st December 1898. Vicar: T. H. B. Fearon; Warden: Thomas Robinson.
NAMES: Corbishley; Fearon; Grace; Jones; Robinson; Smith; Vigrass;
 

BC2/ 1652
PLACES: Bullock Smithy, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Hilderstone, Leek, Sandon, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Conveyance, dated 25th October 1834, by John Sleigh, Richard Gaunt and Charles Flint the Trustees of the Sandon Road to Mrs Sarah Fowler, Mr Matthew Gaunt and Mr Josiah Gaunt all of Highfield, Leek, Staffordshire, of plots of land near Bridge End, Leek, Staffordshire that were formerly part of the old turnpike road from Sandon, Staffordshire to Bullock Smithy, Cheshire and from Hilderstone to Draycott in the Moors and from Wetley Rocks in the County of Stafford. Consideration £61-17s-2d. The plots are described as "a being at Bridge End in the township of Leek-frith in the parish of Leek being such part of the old  turnpike road from Leek to Macclesfield as extends from the southside of the Barn Field near White's Bridge to the junction of the said old and new roads on Foker Moor. " Part of the land associated with this piece of the old turnpike had already  been sold to William Hammersley of Leek, silk dyer whose buildings and lands adjoined the turnpike. Document was signed by the 3 trustees and William Hammersley.
NAMES: Flint; Fowler; Gaunt; Hammersley; Sleigh;
 

BC2/ 1653
PLACES:
Ballarat, Australia; Smallwood, Congleton, Cheshire; Thwaites, Cumberland; Buxton, Etwall, Derbyshire; Bowden, Manchester; Burslem, Cheddleton, Cobridge,  Eccleshall; Hanley, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; Keighley, Yorkshire;
DESCRIPTION: Insurance ledger listing details of policies issued to persons and firms by Messrs Challinor & Shaw as agents for the Royal Exchange Insurance Company Limited, Hanley,  from about 1870 to around 1890 with additional notes up to at least 1916. Information is given in terms of policy numbers and includes name and residence of person insured, a description of the property (with plans in some cases), the amount insured, the annual payment and when payable. Signed and dated notes in red ink record and subsequent changes or points of particular interest. The buildings insured include pot-banks, silk mills, farms, inns, newspaper printers works, schools,  foundries, dwelling houses etc. Many of the properties are in Leek, Staffordshire.  When valuable paintings are included in household contents their names and the artists' names are given.
NAMES: Bednall;  Challinor; Lewthwaite; Sneyd; Wardle; TOO MANY TO RECORD HERE.
 

BC2/ 1654 
PLACES: Ipstones, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Booklet marked "Brough's Estate- above Church Farm, Ipstones, Sneyd 24 April 1891".  NOT NUMBERED 
NAMES: Brough; Sneyd;

BC2/ 1655 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Samples of silk in packets plus 4 or 5 silk sample colour cards. NOT NUMBERED
NAMES:

BC2/ 1656 
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: St. Lukes Church Tennis Club minute book June 1952 to  March 1965 
NAMES: Bode; Byrne; Brimington; Crombie; Ellis; Evans; Fallon; Gilchrist; Goldstraw; Goodwin; Hill; Hollinshead; Holt; Hulme; Jenks; Jones; Lyon; Lowther; Maddock; Mathewson; Newman;  Owen; Reader; Sales; Scarlet; Sharratt; Slack; Sutcliffe; Taylor; Whiteman; Whittier; Whittles;

BC2/ 1657
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 14 July 1896, between Esther Goodwin widow, Arthur William Goodwin silk manufacturer both of Leek, Staffordshire, Trustees of Stephen Goodwin deceased and Alfred Standring of Dunwood, Frank Heasman of Leek physician and surgeon and Henry Robert Brunt of Leek silk manufacturer being respectively The President, Honorary Treasurer & Honorary Secretary of the Leek Cricket Club, as to the right of road or way from Beggars Lane, out of West Street, Leek,  to Leek Cricket Club's ground. 
NAMES: Brunt; Goodwin; Heasman; Standring; Windley;

BC2/ 1658
PLACES
: Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the estate of Mrs. J. E. Badnall of Thorpe near Ashbourne, Derbyshire widow of William Beaumont Badnall deceased.
[1] Memorandum of understanding to be read and considered by the executors of Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Badnall before disposing of her estate. Challinors & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire 17 October 1906.
[2] re Badnall extract of the opinion of Mr W. M. Fawcett re Mrs. Badnall's marriage settlement and moneys divided under the will of her father Mr. Frank Cruso deceased.
NAMES: Badnall; Challinor; Cruso; Fawcett; Gwynne; Robinson; Shaw;                               

BC/2/1659
PLACES: Maer, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire:
DESCRIPTION: Printed, illustrated, 120 page catalogue for the sale of the contents of Maer Hall near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire by Messrs Louis Taylor & Sons, Chartered Auctioneers in 1964. The sale, which took place over 5 days between the 4th and 8th of June 1964, was made under instructions from the executors of the late Mrs Harrison O.B.E. The catalogue has 12 plates and contains notes of prices realised (and sometimes names of purchasers, in pencil or red ink alongside many of the lots. Where the name of the purchaser was unknown some carry notes such as "Lady on the 4th row".
PERSONS: Brooks; Davenport; Godfrey; Harrison; Hancock; Howson; Irving; Johnson; Lawton; Leeks; Massey; Nixon; Pearson; Randall; Shaw; Stevenson; Taylor; Tunnicliffe; and many others.

BC/2/1660
PLACES
: Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Printed, illustrated, 26 page catalogue for the sale of the contents of "The White House", Oak Tree Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire by Messrs Louis Taylor & Sons, Chartered Auctioneers on Thursday, 21st July 1966. The sale was made under instructions from Mrs H. A. Bute-Robinson who had left the district. The catalogue has 4 plates and contains notes of prices realised (and sometimes names of purchasers, in pencil or red ink alongside many of the lots.
PERSONS: Bradshaw; Bute-Robinson; Coalden; Carrel; Cohen; Fielding; Heron; Hines; Howson; Inskip; Manser; Mellors; Pember; Quiney; Robinson; Rowly; Sanderson; Simpson; Taylor;

BC/2/1661
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
 DESCRIPTION: Part of a specification for the building of two houses for Mr William Challinor in Derby street, Leek, Staffordshire dated 1st August 1834. The process of building the two houses involved taking down "the old building" and reclaiming "sound and good" materials for use in the cellars and for lintels. The new building was to be "42' 6" in front by 30 feet deep and three stories high - the same height as Mr Bulls houses". Cellars were to be sunk 8ft deep the whole size of the shops- an walled round with the best of the old stone cased with brick and well tied together. Foundations for other walls were to be sunk down to the rock and the cellar floors laid with Kerridge flags. Front and back walls were to be 14 inches thick and inside wall 9" and the front was to be built of batted bricks set in white mortar. There was to be a 2ft deep stone plinth course in front.
PERSONS: Challinor;

BC/2/1662
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Accounts of the executors of Stephen Goodwin deceased: balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts, 1894 to 1900. The first document carries the name and address of the Chartered accountants who drew it up- Messrs Theobald Bros Miall & Co., of 23 St. Swithins Lane, London. Typically they contain a balance sheet of liabilities and assets, a profit and loss account for the silk business, a mill premises income and expenditure account, a property income and expenditure account, and a summary income and expenditure account.

[1] Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1891 to 30th June 1894.

[2] Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1894 to 30th June 1895.

[3]Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1895 to 31st December 1895.

[4]Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st January 1896 to 30th June 1896.

[5]Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1896 to 31st December 1896.

[6] Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st January 1897 to 30th June 1897.

[7]Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1897 to 31st December 1897

[8] Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st January 1898 to 30th June 1898.

[9]Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1898 to 31st December 1898

[10] Balance sheet and income and expenditure account from 1st July 1899 to 28th February 1900

[11] Book containing balance sheets 1894-189, silk business profit and loss accounts from 1891 to 1895., Mill premises-income and expenditure 1891 to 1894.

[12] List of "Deficiency" and "Surplus" from 1888 to 1900.

[13] Mill premises income and expenditure account 1895 to 1897.
PERSONS: Allen; Birch; Crompton; Fenton; Gent; Goodwin; Gough; Hall; Hammond; Morrison; Pocock; Sheldon; Tatton; Wilcock; Wright;

BC/2/1663
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire.
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents dated 1894 to 1897 and relating to the Cruso Memorial Fund (See BC2/1496/1). After the death of Mrs Cruso of Leek, Staffordshire, who died on 1 October 1893, many of her old friends and townsfolk felt that some sort of memorial to her should be erected either in connection with the parish church or otherwise. After a number of her oldest friends had discussed this, Mr Street the architect was requested to draw up plans and prepare estimates for the erecting of new vestries and an organ chamber. After receiving these plans a provisional committee met in the Town Hall, Leek on 7th June 1894. The minute book records resolutions and results of these meetings and of related meetings of the parish vestry etc. The discussions caused considerable differences to appear between "Mrs Cruso's friends" with regard to the various modifications to the structure of St. Edwards church proposed and accepted by many of those present at meetings.
This collection consists mainly of related correspondence in particular with the architect A. G. Street.
PERSONS: Challinor; Cruso; Street; Wardle;

BC/2/1664   
PLACES: Madeley, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Mr Hilliards valuation of the estate of the late Miss Catherine Booth of Barthill Cottage, Madeley near Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, for probate, 24 August 1872.
Household Furniture £50 : 0s : 6d
Growing Potatoes and Apples £2 : 5s : 0d
Wearing Apparel and Trinkets £1 : 15s : 0d
Total £54 : 0s : 6d
PERSONS: Booth; Hilliard;

BC/2/1665   
PLACES: Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents.
[1] Letter, dated 6 April 1853, from R. W. Hand to James Brocklehurst of Burnt Oak Hollins, Leek, Staffordshire concerning the Greensmith tithe.

[2] Letter, dated 18 April 1853, from R. W. Hand to James Brocklehurst of Brunt Oak Hollins, Leek, Staffordshire concerning the Greensmith tithe. Stating he'd interviewed Miss Greensmith who had provided information concerning the conveyance of one part of Burnt Oak Hollins Estate. Some family details given concerning the children of the marriage of William Greensmith and Sarah Godwin.

[3/1] Letter, dated 19th January 1906, from Arthur Peters, Vicar of Onecote, to Mr Challinor, solicitor, Leek, Staffordshire enclosing an application to the Trustees of the late Miss Flint [originally] enclosing a statement of account and summary of the " needs of the parish". It also included a "few notes on the needs of Bradnop"..

[3/2] Letter, dated 19th January 1906, from Arthur Peters, Vicar of Onecote, to the Trustees of the late Miss Flint [originally] enclosing a statement of account and summary of the " needs of the parish".

[4] An "account of rents as stated by Mr Redfern", April 1836. The rents relate to property purchased by Mrs Brentnall and mortgaged to Thomas Pratt and George Etches. Attached is Mrs S. Brentnall's agreement to a change in the rate of interest paid to Mr George Etches. 
PERSONS
: Brentnall; Brocklehurst; Challinor; Etches; Flint: Godwin; Greensmith; Hand; Peters; Pratt; Smith; Sutton; Walmsley;

BC/2/1666
PLACES
: Buckinghamshire; Croxden, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Sneyd Letters.
[1] Letter, dated 4 February 1832, from William Sneyd of Ashcomb, Staffordshire to The Reverend Thomas H. Heathcote, The Vicarage, Leek, Staffordshire concerning money belonging to "your school at Leek". The money took the form of 3% Red Annuities standing in the name of Thomas Payne, Thomas Mills and John Daintry (all deceased) and Sneyd had sought Mr Salt's advice concerning transferring these to Salt's bank. The transfer could not go ahead without a grant of administration and an affidavit stating the particulars of the charity, from the representatives of Thomas Mills.

[2] Letter, dated 30 August 1832, from William Sneyd of Ashcomb, Staffordshire to John Cruso junior of Leek, Staffordshire re Leek School concerning the transfer of Leek School money as quickly as possible and requesting papers be sent to him at Crakemarsh by Express Coach. Mentions his and Sir Thomas C. Sheppard's movements in the near future -and "partridges in Buckinghamshire".

[3] Letter, dated 10 September 1832, from William Sneyd of Ashcomb, Staffordshire to John Cruso junior of Leek, Staffordshire re Leek School concerning the transfer of Leek School Trusts. Simply states "The day on which Mrs Hester Mills died March 1st 1822" and "The day on which Mrs Sophia Mills died Nov. 19th 1830".
PERSONS: Adderley; Cave; Cruso; Daintry; Harpur; Heathcote; Mills; Payne; Sheppard; Sneyd;

BC/2/1667
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Rent account books of the Trustees of The Estate of Mr George Henry Gould of Leek, Staffordshire deceased 1910. The tables list the tenants by street, dates and nominal rents, rents actually paid each week, Totals due, arrears, totals received etc.

[1] Account Book for G. H. Gould's Broad Street and Buxton Road rents, 1910 to 1912.

[2] Account Book for G. H. Gould's Horton Street and Union Street rents, 1910 to 1918.
PERSONS: Atkins; Brocklehurst; Bradley; Burrows; Fellows; Fowler; Gould: Hooley; Hulme; Malkin; Morris; Rains; Richardson; Shaw; Steers; Tomlinson; Turner; Whiston; Wilson;

BC/2/1668
PLACES
: Manchester, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the building of Wardle & Davenport dyehouse in Leek, Staffordshire.

[1] Tender from Thomas Grace of Broad Street, Leek, Staffordshire, contractors, for a proposed new boiler house for dyeworks in Leek for Messrs Wardle & Davenport Ltd, to be built in accordance with plans etc, prepared by Wardle & Davenport's architects, Messrs Longton & Venables at a total cost of £8780. 9th December 1927.
The cost is broken down as follows:
Section No.1. Buildings £6900;

[2] Letter or note, dated 6th May 1930, from Longden Venables, Chartered Architects, St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Mr Thomas Grace of Broad Street, Leek contractor re the Boiler House Contract. Merely notes receipt of letter and Venables intention to give Grace an appointment the following week.

[3] Signed copy or draft of a letter, dated 25th April 1899, from Sir Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire to the Chairman of the Leek Chamber of Commerce. Concerns a meeting of the Council of the [Silk] Association held on 24th January and the report of a visit to Leek by the secretary, Mr Piggott of Manchester, who had found several firms willing to join the association. A resolution had been passed which said " that Sir Thomas Wardle and the present Members of the Silk Association in Leek be requested to meet and consider the desirability of forming a local organisation affiliated to this Association". Wardle then puts forward to Leek Chamber of Commerce ideas for them to consider.
Section No.2. Boiler Settings; £1480;
Section No.3 Main Flue £400.            
PERSONS: Davenport; Grace; Longdon; Piggott; Venables; Wardle;

BC/2/1669
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Abstract of School Attendance Statistics For Schools within the Sanitary District of Leek, Staffordshire, during the year ending June 1902, prepared by R. Farrow, School Attendance Officer.
There were 11 schools within the Leek District with a total of 3003 names on the register on 30th June 1901 and 3101 on 30 June 1902. Approximately 200 children were half timers and 16.8% were under the age of 5 years. The latter figure compares with the average for England and Wales of 10.9% and for Scotland of 3.2%.
For each school Farrow gives a thorough break down and analysis of the figures.
PERSONS: Farrow;

BC/2/1670
PLACES
: Colville, Leicestershire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Printed Form of Questions on Application for Admission to the Catholic Agricultural Colony and Reformatory School, Mount St. Bernards near Colville, Leicestershire. The form has been started (but not completed) for one Edward Joyce, aged 14 years, who was committed at Leek, Staffordshire and was in Stafford prison. The Governor's name "Mr Thomas Carroll" in the printed text, has been ruled through and the "Rev J. Ryan" inserted. Undated but paper is watermarked 1867.
PERSONS: Carroll; Joyce; Ryan;

BC2/1671
PLACES
: Astbury, Cheshire; Horton, Leek, Salt, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous draft documents mainly relating to the sale of chief rents by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire.
[1]Grant and release of the chief rent of a tenement in Leekfrith within the rectory and parish of Leek, Staffordshire formerly called Clowes Tenement but now called Green Lane and formerly the inheritance of John Stoddard deceased, and one other rent issuing out of a tenement within the rectory and parish of Leek called Meghole alias Brandylee now the estate of William Wood but formerly the inheritance of John Dresser deceased, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to William Wood of Bottom of the Frith, Leek, Staffordshire. Dated 1733. The amount Wood was to pay is not stated.

[2]Grant and release of unspecified chief rents by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to John Wedgwood of Harracles, Leek, Staffordshire 1733. No details of this incomplete draft.

[3] Indenture of sale and purchase, dated 1737, between Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and Thomas Elvis of Leek, Staffordshire, innholder, of "all that dwelling, or tenement standing and being at the bottom of Spout Street, Leek (being the corner house at the bottom of the said street and formerly part of a malt house there standing belonging to the said Thomas Jolliffe & his ancestors) now known as the Sign of the Crown" and now occupied by Samuel Morris. Elvis paid £65 for this. Details of application of a Fyne sur connsans du droit cometes etc dated 1730, which is deemed to operate for the benefit of Thomas Elvis and his heirs.

[4] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to Enoch Tompkinson of Endon, Leek, Staffordshire, of the chief rent of an ancient messuage or tenement of Enoch Tompkinson, in Park Lane, in the hamlet of Endon within the rectory and parish of Leek, Staffordshire, called the Over House and now in the holding of Daniel Nixon, in consideration of the payment of £1-17s-6d. Document is dated 1733.

[5] Indenture of sale and purchase, dated 1737, between Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and to Sarah Steele of Leek, Staffordshire, widow, of the Lomyford Croft in Leek, now or late in the possession of Thomas Bourne, schoolmaster, together with all ways, watercourses etc and "all manner of tithes or tenths" etc, for £66.

[6] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to Thomas Sherratt of Park Lane, Endon, Leek, Staffordshire, of the chief rent of lands in Horton, within the rectory and parish of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 1739. This carries a note "Inquire of Roger Barlow of West Heath in Astbury, weaver" followed by "Mary his wife removed from Salt to Weston" This document also carries a signature.

[7] Draft indenture of sale and purchase, dated 1741, between Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire and Thomas Elvies of Leek, Staffordshire, innholder, of all those 3 messuages, burgages, dwelling houses or tenements situate, standing and being on the East side of the Market Place in Leek wherein Anne Finney, widow, Richard Smith and Ellen Pedley, widow, now do or lately did dwell together with all stables, orchards gardens etc, for £270.

[8] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to John Sutton of Endon, Leek, Staffordshire of the chief rent of lands in Endon, within the rectory and parish of Leek, Staffordshire, known by the name of Sutton's Farm and now in the holding of John Sutton, and also the chief rents chargeable on a tenement in Endon known by the name of the Hallwater heretofore the inheritance of Andrew Heath but now purchased by John Sutton. The two chief rents amounted to 4s and for release from this Sutton was to pay £9. The document is dated 1737 and like many of these is in a bad condition.

[9] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to Enoch Yardley of Horton, Staffordshire of the 5s chief rent chargeable on unspecified lands in Staffordshire, for £6:5s:0d. Document dated 1743.

[10] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to Mr Richard Reed of Eaton, Cheshire, of the 6s chief rent chargeable on lands in Horton, within the rectory and parishes and rectory of Leek, Horton and Ipstones, Staffordshire, formerly the inheritance of William Brookes and called the Hall Gate, for the sum of £7:10s:0d. Document is dated 1745.

[11] Grant and release, by Thomas Joliffe of Coston, Worcestershire to Mr Thomas Mills of Leek, Staffordshire of the 8s 4d chief rent payable out of a messuage or tenement etc called the Green Dragon public house in Leek, for the sum of ? [not specified]. Document is dated 1749.

[12] Draft indenture of sale and purchase, dated 1743, between John Wedgwood of Harracles, Leek, Staffordshire and John Steele of Hollins in the parish of Horton, Staffordshire in which Wedgwood sold the farm called The Hollins in the parish of Horton, now or late in the holding of John Steele, to John Steele for the sum of £420.
PERSONS: Barlow; Bourne; Dixon; Dresser; Elvis; Finney; Jolliffe; Mills; Morris; Pedley; Reed; Sherratt; Smith; Steele; Stoddard; Tompkinson; Wedgwood; Wood; Yardley;

BC2/1672
PLACES
: Chesterfield, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Abstract of the Title to Property (No.s 5, 7, and 9) in Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek. 1911. The abstract begins with an indenture dated 18th November 1892 between (1) Joseph Challinor of Leek and John Bright of Chesterfield and (2) William Beaumont Badnall formerly of Leek but then of Thorpe, Derbyshire and his wife Jane Elizabeth nee Cruso and (3) the said William Beaumont Badnall. Gives details of Cruso family history.
PERSONS: Badnall; Brealey; Bright; Challinor; Cooper; Cruso; Davenport; Fallon; Harrod; Hawkesworth; Phillips; Shaw; Wooley;

BC2/1673
PLACES
: Leek, Lichfield, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Writ of Sequestration (dated 27 October 1904) of " all and singular the fruits, tithes, oblations and all other profits" of the vicarage of the parish church of St Edward, Leek, granted to Edward Challinor, churchwarden of the Parish of Saint Edward, Leek, Staffordshire, by the Worshipful George John Talbot M.A. Vicar General & Official Principal of the Bishop of Lichfield, following the death of the Reverend Thomas Henry Browne Fearon, Clerk M.A. the former incumbent of the Vicarage of St Edward, Leek. Signed (by H. G. Hodson, registrar) and stamped copy of extract from the Registry of the Consistory Court of Lichfield, dated 7 November 1904.
PERSONS: Challinor; Fearon; Hodson; Smith; Talbot; Wardle;

BC2/1674
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Valuation of live and dead farm stock, grass keep, manure, produce, possession of house, furniture, trade utensils, fittings, fixtures etc, at the Bowling Green Inn, Abbey Green near Leek, Staffordshire, made 30 December 1898 by John Dukes Ash, Licensed Appraiser. Re from Alice Cartwright to John Salt.
PERSONS: Ash; Cartwright; Salt;

BC2/1675
PLACES
: Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Tadley, Hampshire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Vesting Assent, made 12th May 1939 between Arthur Falkner Nicholson of Gunside, Leek, Staffordshire, Malcolm Nicholson of Cleeves, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire and Christine Mary Kirk wife of Peter James Kirk of Barn Heath, Tadley, Hampshire (the "Grantors") and Arthur Falkner Nicholson ("the Tenant for Life"). It concerns the 364-acre estate of the late Sir Arthur Nicholson of Highfield Hall, Leek, Staffordshire who died at Bournemouth, Hampshire on 9 February 1929. Document is signed, sealed and stamped and includes detailed schedule and map of the estate and also a listing of conveyances of various parts of the estate made between1939 and 1944.
PERSONS: Arundel; Ash; Brough; Brunt; Deville; Durose; Egles; Gilchrist; Hammond; Hulme; Jesser; Kirk; Morrison; Nicholson; Sales; Shirley; Stanner; Swindells; Tatton; Wardle; West;

BC2/1676
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Joseph Challinor's Book of Receipts from all sources 1880-82.
PERSONS: Alcock; Barrington; Birch; Brealey; Challinor; Coote; Croker; Eardley; Henshaw; Mills; Naylor; Olley; Prince; Rivers; Robinson; Rothwell; Stubbs; Tatton;

BC2/1677
PLACES
: Cobridge, Leek, Sneyd, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Draft guarantee by Wm Beaumont Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire solicitor, for the firm of Charles & Joshua May, Coal and Iron Masters, at Sneyd and Cobridge, Staffordshire to the Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Company 1856. Unsigned draft.
PERSONS: Badnall; May;

BC2/1678
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Stocktaking book of George Bull, grocer, tea dealer & patent candle manufacturer, Leek, Staffordshire 12th July 1888. Entries for Rice Warehouse; Top Warehouse; Cellars; Shop; Candle House; Bills Receivable.
PERSONS: Bull; Beresford; Blades; Bamford; Bradshaw; Carter; Challinor; Clowes; Davenport; Dishley; Dixon; Gould; Hall; Hanknison; Howes; Hyde; Johnson; Lockett; Mien; Massey; Moorcroft; Morton; Mountfort; Myatt; Needham; Newall; Nixon; Pilkington; Pickering; Plant; Powell; Rogers; Redfern; Swift; West; Whittles;

BC2/1679
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Deed of partnership between Henry Bermingham of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and Mrs Elizabeth Bermingham of the same place, widow, dated 13 October 1874. The partnership was to continue under the name of James & Henry Bermingham for the term of seven years. The widow's son, George Henry Bermingham was to be employed in the business and was to represent his mother in the business.
PERSONS: Bermingham;

BC2/1680
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Articles of co-partnership between Thomas Carr of Leek, Staffordshire, manufacturer of silk goods, and George Thompson of Leek, silk manufacturer dated 1 January 1814. The partnership was to be for 14 years though the men had been in partnership (without formal articles) for many years and had the buildings, equipment, workforce and capital to carry on the business before deciding to formalise the partnership.
PERSONS: Carr; Thompson; Jones;

BC2/1681
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Settlement, dated 31 October 1834 by William Sneyd esquire of the Manor of Bradnop and diverse real estates in Staffordshire.
Also a disentailing deed, dated 21 March 1851 by the Rev. John Sneyd of the Manor and other estates within mentioned indorsed on the second, third and fourth skins.
Also the apportionment, dated 3 March 1853, by the Rev. John Sneyd and J. W. Sneyd to the Rev. John Holley and J. R. Adderley, of the Manor of Bradnop and other hereditaments in Staffordshire to uses to bar dower in favour of the Rev. John Sneyd endorsed on the 5th skin.
The other parties to this document are the Rev. John Sneyd of Basford, Cheddleton, Clement Sneyd of Huntley, Cheadle, Staffs., Thomas Sneyd Kinnersley of Loxley, Thomas Clement Kinnersley of Highwood, Uttoxeter, the Rev. Clement Francis Broughton of Norbury, Derbyshire, John Clement Sneyd Kinnersley of Uttoxeter, and the Rev. Bryan Sneyd Broughton of Bromshall Staffordshire. Cites various documents including an exchange of lands with Charles Phillips, Doctor of Physic. The settlement relates to the marriage of William Sneyd and Jane Debank and the settlement on the marriage of the John Sneyd and Penelope.
PERSONS: Adderley; Holley; Sneyd; Barber; Whitehall; Meakin; Simpson; Morris; Foster; Wheildon; Critchlow; Oulsnam; Allcock; Johnson; Rogers; Prince; Gould; Grindey; Edge; Debank; Hargraves; Hughes; Turner; Salt; Tatton; Allen; Chell; Livesly; Braddock; Corden; Carlisle; Leigh; Jones; Smith; Clowes; Sargeant; Warrilow; Twigg; Cantrell; Sheldon; Ratcliffe;

BC2/1682
PLACES
: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 14 July 1898, between Messrs Joseph & William Edward Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors and John West of Leek, ironmonger, re the tenancy of a house, shop, land and premises in Derby Street, Leek and agreement as landlords buildings rights. A later note states; 2 The land herein described now belongs to Wm. A. Overfield of 11 Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The rent was £86 payable half yearly and one of the conditions of the lease was the preservation of 6 trees on the land. The document includes a plan of the area to the rear of Challinor & Co's property at 10 Derby Street, Leek and in particular warehouses in Pickwood Road.
PERSONS: Brindley; Challinor; Overfield; Wardle; West; Wooliscroft;

BC2/1683
PLACES
: Barthomley, Cheshire; Derbyshire; Newark, Nottinghamshire; Burslem, Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Conveyance by appointment [1] and release [2] of a messuage or dwelling house in Spout Street and Custard Lane, Leek, Staffordshire to uses to bar dower and covenant for the production of deeds by Richard Bourne of Barthomley, Cheshire, farmer, Thomas Emerson of Leek, Staffordshire, Thomas Warrington of Derby, farmer and John Warrington of Leek, skinner, 26 March 1816.
The property was the White Lion Inn in Spout Street, Leek formerly occupied by Mary Brindley that was to be purchased by John Warrington for £550. A schedule lists two deeds dated 7 July 1790 and 7 February 1814 respectively. A plan of the property has been drawn on the back of the1st skin.
PERSONS: Bourne; Brindley; Debank; Emerson; Heathcote; Morris; Porter; Tatton; Warrington;

BC2/1684
PLACES
: London; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Copy of a typed letter, dated 21 December 1915, from G. H, Hay of 50 St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, headed Reserved Occupations referring in particular to silk trade employees. To the document is attached an extract from a letter, dated18 December 1915,  from F. H. Mcleod of the Board of Trade concerning a communication issued by the Right Hon. Walter H. Long on 19 November 1915. This added further occupations to be added to the exiting list of reserved occupations, in the interests of the export trade or for other reasons related to the public interest. The way in which the assignment of a man as being in a reserved occupation could be queried by the recruiting officer is detailed in another attachment.
PERSONS: McLeod; Long; 

BC2/1685
PLACES
: London; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Letter, dated 24 April 1883, (of 16 pages) from Henry J. Davenport at the Carlton Club in London, to Mr Challinor, solicitor of Leek, Staffordshire, concerning the question of aid for voluntary schools from the rate funds. 
PERSONS: Challinor; Davenport;
 

BC2/1686
PLACES
: London; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Probate copy of the will and codicil of James Stafford silk dyer, of Leek, Staffordshire, dated 16 June 1888 and 8th May 1888. Probate granted, in the Principal Probate Registry, on 17 December 1888. Estate £3247-10s-8 d
PERSONS: Brookes; Challinor; Pilkington; Robinson Stafford; 

BC2/1687
PLACES
: Bosley, Chester, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Moreton, Norton, North Rode, Tytherington, Cheshire; London; Burslem, Cheddleton, Cobridge, Consall, Endon, Hilderstone, Horton, Leek, Rudyard, Stone, Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;
DESCRIPTION: Copy schedule of deeds and wrings relating to the title to estates in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire, late of Mr George Godwin deceased and delivered to Mr Benjamin Godwin one of the trustees named in his will on 13 November 1813 and comprised in the bundle marked No.1. A note at the end of the document lists deeds given up by Mr Heaton on completion of purchases. The note is dated 8 September 1821.
NB:   Endon family relationships.
PERSONS: Bellott, Cruso; Davenport, Endon; Fernihough, Hand, Jolliffe,  Knight; Killmister;  Lockett; Mills, Olham,  Smith, Sutton, Townsend; Turnocke; Vernon; Walker; Wedgwood; Weston; White; 

BC2/1688
PLACES
: Macclesfield, Cheshire; Manchester, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the Leek Silk Association 1890-1896

[1] Leek Silk Association's Account with Parr's Banking Company Limited. 1887-1894

[2] Memorandum of Agreement, dated 11 September 1891, between 31 silk companies and others whose names are subscribed on a schedule. The signatories agreed to pay a stated annual sum towards the pay of William Garner as a detective for the protection of the property of the subscribers. Their payments were to be made in advance  on 13 September each year for a period of three years from the above date. The treasurer was William Broster and he was authorised by the document to enter into a proper agreement with Garner for his services. Signed and stamped.

[3] Two letters from William Garner "late Silk Inspector" to the silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffordshire concerning a pension for his years of service. [3/1] Letter dated 14 December 1894 was written by Garner in support of an appeal signed by Messrs William Broster and William Such, in which Garner details his services to the Leek Silk Manufacturers Association and silk manufacturing towns in the area over the previous 31 years. Of his 31 years 22 had been in Leek, 9 in Macclesfield and 2 in Manchester. In the latter towns Garner had served in the Police Force. He appealed for some employment or assistance to enable him to continue paying the annual amount to the Police Mutual Assurance Association.  [3/2] Appended to 3/1 is a copy of a letter, dated June 1895, from William Garner of Grove Street, Leek which accompanied 3/1. It carries a list of firms that had been seen -"some paid others who have promised to consider the matter". 8 had paid sums of £1-1s-0d and there are 15 others "considering".

[4] Notes, dated 22 August 1895, re Garner & the Silk Manufacturers' Association- Lists of Subscriptions owing. There are 30 names on the list and several were marked "Bankrupt". A total of £43-16s was owing for the period from 11 September 1891 until 11 September 1893.

[5] Two letters from William Garner of Grove Street, Leek, Staffordshire to T. Robinson, concerning William Garner's need for money 
[5/1] Letter, dated 29 December 1895, stressing that he was in very great need and requesting a few pounds by Tuesday. 
[5/2]  Letter, dated 22 February 1896, again requesting a few pounds until his affairs are settled. His wife was ill and he owed "some club" money. He mentions an agreement that had yet to be finalised. It was 18 months since he had had any wages and he mentions that after he came to Leek he was offered a job by China merchants in Liverpool protecting their wares from theft.

[6] Two letters, dated 12 December 1895 and 10 April 1896 respectively, from James Swindells, Manager of Parr's Banking Company, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Robinson of Messrs Challinor & Shaw of Leek, concerning the Leek Silk Association's overdraft of £35 plus charges and asking for repayment by the end of the year.

[7] Undated list of 12 payments (totalling £38-17s-0d) owed by various silk firms of Leek, Staffordshire. 6 are marked "paid" and two others ruled through.

PERSONS: Alsop; Bermingham; Broster; Brough; Brunt; Davenport; Clowes; Downes; Fenton; Flanagan; Fletcher; Garner; Geston; Glover; Goodwin; Hall; Hammersely; Harris; Hill; Hine; Knowles; Leech; Lovatt; Milner; Myatt; Nicholson; Pilkington; Plant; Russell; Rushton; Sanders; Sheldon; Sleigh; Spilsbury; Sugden; Swindells; Tatton; Ward; Wardle; Worthington; Wright; 

BC2/1689
PLACES
: Manchester, Salford, Lancashire;
DESCRIPTION: Unsigned letter, dated Manchester 27 May 1854, to Mr John M. Worrall concerning the rent for " Messrs Woodcroft's works in Salford", the valuation of which made the rent £770 per annum. The writer had proposed letting Worral have the premises for £600 and the writer goes on to say how very liberal he is being considering that, since the valuation, a new 6 colour machine and other improvements had been made. His proposal consisted of the land, buildings, steam engine, boilers, pipes gearing and all fixed machinery. He states that he would also be prepared to sell "the copper rollers, drugs and loose articles at valuation" otherwise they would be sold by auction on the 14th of thee following month.
[Probably John Woodcroft of Salford, in the county of Lancaster, yarn-printer and cotton manufacturer. See London Gazette: Issue 19894: page 2091.]
PERSONS: Worrall; Woodcroft;

BC2/1690
PLACES: Burslem, Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous items re Messrs C & J. May of Sneyd Colliery & Ironworks, Burslem, Staffordshire 1858-1859.

[1] Letter, dated 29 November 1858, from J. B. May, Bank House, Burslem to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor concerning the profits of the May Company. It includes an account of monies to be deducted from the profits of 1856 & 1858.

[2] An account of plant and recoveries at Sneyd Colliery for year ending 24 December 1858. The present value of plant & recoveries was £14554-13s-6d.

[3] Letter, dated 4 January 1859, from C & J. B. May, Sneyd Colliery & Ironstone Works, Burslem to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor enclosing a valuation by Mr Knox the May's "Ground Bailiff". (The valuation may be that listed under [2] above).

[4] Copy letter, dated 19 February 1859, from  William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor  to A. H. Purde of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire surveyor concerning Messrs May's accounts and the allowances for wear & tear and depreciation etc.

[5] Memorandum re Messrs Mays appeal and concerning in particular the Sneyd mine lease to Messrs Challinor & Co, Mays and other on 20 February 1858.
PERSONS: Challinor; Knox; May; Norris; Purdue; Riley;

BC2/1691
PLACES: Congleton, Cheshire; Mold, Flintshire; Reavesby Abbey, Lincolnshire; Blackburn, Fairfield, Openshaw, Pendleton, Pilkington in Prestwich, Lancashire; Hounslow, Middlesex; Stanford, Nottinghamshire; Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire; Aston, Bishton, Cheadle, Checkley, Farley, Heybridge, Kingswinford, Leek, Newcastle-under-lyme,  Stone; Stafford, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire; Bermondsay, Surrey; Calne, Wiltshire;
DESCRIPTION: A bundle of deeds relating to the silk mill at Cheadle in Staffordshire. Several cite wills and provide family history data on families such as the Inglebys and the Faulkners.

[1] Abstract of the title (1739-1820) of the devisees of the late Joseph Faulkner deceased to freehold lands called Petty Mires in the Parish of Cheadle, Staffordshire 1846. ( For Mr Joseph Holmes) Blagg, Cheadle.  Handwritten note on front page, dated 1 July 1864. Abstract starts in 1736. In 1785 the lands of the Inglebys are described as "One messuage, 1 barn, 1 stable, 1 garden, 1 orchard, 10 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow,  6 acres of pasture, common of pasture, for all cattle & common of turbary with appurtenances in the parish of Cheadle". Several wills are cited and that of William Ingleby, dated August 1817, mentions his "interest in the trade carried on under the firm of Thomas Catten & Co or the Cheadle Brass Wire Company of which" he was a partner”.

[2] Abstract of the title (1757-1792) of the devisees of the late Joseph Faulkner deceased to thee Doles of Land, now part of Petty Mires, situate at Cheadle, Staffordshire. 1846. It mentions a malthouse in Cheadle occupied by William Tomlinson.

[3] Supplemental abstract of the title of the trustees of the late Joseph Faulkner  to freehold premises in the Parish of  Cheadle, Staffordshire, 1834 to 1846.

[4] Statutory declaration by Mr Rupert Henry James, actuary, of Cheadle, Staffordshire re the Cheadle property, 15 January 1864. Attached to this are A: extract from baptismal register of Bethel Independent Chapel, Cheadle, Staffordshire relating to the baptism of Cope Ebenezer Faulkner, and B: a certificate of the marriage of James Hopwood and Agnes Faulkner in the Independent Chapel,  Hounslow, Middlesex.

[5] Counterpart lease, dated 29 September 1871, by Messrs Durant & Co, silk brokers of London to Robert Henry Kay of Manchester, of a silk factory known as The Cheadle Silk Mill , 10 cottages adjoining the same with the land and outbuildings now occupied therewith and now in the possession of the Lessees, together with the use and enjoyment of the steam engine, gearing, millwright's work, shafting, steam pipes,  steam boilers and also use of all the mill engines and other machinery and utensils used in and belonging to the Lessors in the factory, at Cheadle in Staffordshire for 10 years with a proviso enabling the lessee to purchase on notice. Higginbotham & Barclay, Macclesfield. The lease was to commence on 24 June 1871 and during it the lessees were to pay an annual rent of £150 for the first 3 years and during the next 4 years £250 and during the last remaining 3 years a rent of £350. At the rear is a detailed schedule the machinery etc, in the different departments of the mill.

[6] Abstract of the title of the devisees under the will of the late Mr Richard Beresford to a close and garden situated near Black Lane in Cheadle, Staffordshire, Blagg & Son, Cheadle 1875.

[7] Conveyance, dated 4 July 1877, of land in Cheadle, Staffordshire by Samuel Howard Kay to Messrs Phillips & Kay. The land is described as a close or piece of ground etc situate near the Town in the Parish of Cheadle containing 2 acres 8 perches commonly called the Petty Mires and bounded on the northern side by lands also called Petty Mires and Little Petty Mires,  on the southern side by premises formerly belonging to Messrs Durant & Co. but now to the said Edward Phillips and Samuel Howard Kay, bounded on the eastern end by Ceciley's Brook and on the western end by Black Lane and cottages and gardens adjoining this together with the cattle shed standing on the above close of land.

[8] Conveyance, dated 6 July 1877, by Messrs Durant & Co of Copthall Court in the City of London and Robert Henry Kay of Manchester to Messrs Phillips & Kay of Cheadle, Staffordshire, of land in Cheadle, Staffordshire with the mill cottages and buildings thereon and the engine, boiler and machinery therein and Surrender of a leasehold term therein. The consideration for the sale was £3768.

[9] Mortgage in Fee, dated 7 July 1877, by Messrs Phillips & Kay of Cheadle, Staffordshire, crape manufacturers, to Messrs Renshaw, Strickland & Hamilton, trustees of the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society, of two pieces of ground in Cheadle, Staffordshire with the mill and cottages thereon and the engine, boilers, gearing and fixtures in the said mill and buildings. Chorlton, solicitors, Manchester.

[10] Mortgage in Fee, dated 24 October 1879, by Robert Henry Kay of Pendleton, Lancashire, manufacturer, to Messrs Renshaw, Strickland & Hamilton, trustees of the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society, of two pieces of ground in Cheadle, Staffordshire with the mill and cottages thereon and the engine, boilers, gearing and fixtures in the said mill and buildings. Chorlton, solicitors, Manchester. The mortgage was for £4300.

[11] Conveyance, dated 25 October 1879, by Messrs Renshaw, Strickland & Hamilton, trustees of the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society, to Robert Henry Kay of Pendleton, Lancashire, of land in Cheadle, Staffordshire with the mill and other buildings thereon and the engine, boilers, gearing and fixtures therein. The consideration for the conveyance was £5133.

[12] Conveyance, dated 18 April 1883, by Robert Henry Kay of Pendleton, Lancashire, crape manufacturer to William Chorlton of Fairfield, Lancashire, crape manufacturer, of land with the silk mill and buildings thereon situate at Cheadle, Staffordshire subject to a mortgage to the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society. The consideration for the conveyance was £980.

[13] Letter, dated 12 September 1892, from Thomas Chorlton, solicitor, Manchester, to Messrs Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire re the Cheadle Mill and "explaining that there is no reservation of mines except as to the 3 roods.

[14] Agreement, dated 10 August 1892, by Arthur Wright of the Lower Bulls Head, Cheadle, Staffordshire to give up to Mr John Hall (in return for a proportionate reduction in his rent) a portion of a field adjoining the crape mill so it could be used as a garden to the new manager's house. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire. Signed and stamped.

[15] Abstract of the Title of the Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society as mortgagees to a plot of land and the mills, warehouses, cottages and other buildings thereon situated at Cheadle, Staffordshire. Thomas Chorlton, Manchester 1892.

PERSONS: Abberley; Alcock; Arnold; Atkinson; Baddeley; Ball; Banks; Beardmore; Beckie; Bentley; Berrisford; Bettany; Bill; Blagg; Bradshaw; Broad; Brown; Challinor; Chorlton; Clark; Clulow; Coates; Colclough; Cope; Cooms; Cafrey; Carteledge; Coming; Crompton; Dagley; Davenport; Dennis; Drakeford; Durant; Durkin; Edwards; Elliot; Faulkner; Fernyhough; Fletcher; Forrester; Fowell; Gilbert; Grosvenor; Hamilton; Harvey; Hawkin; Hawley; Hodgetts; Holmes; Holt; Hopwood; Hordern; Hurst; Ingleby; Inskip; Jackson; James; Kay; Kitchen; Lee; Leckie; Leigh; Lowe; Mackaine; Mills; Mountford; Nutt; Myring; Peake; Perkin; Phillips; Reade; Renshaw; Rhuddle; Robinson; Rushton; Salt; Scarratt; Sillitoe; Slaney; Sparrow; Spencer; Spooner; Steventon; Strickland; Sutton; Tomlinson; Turner; Tymmis; Ward; Wetwood; Whitehurst; Wilshaw; Wood; Woodward; Young;

 

  

 


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