Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 1701 to 1800   

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Last updated 06/11/2014

: Leek, Staffordshire; 
: Bundle of letters between the Trustees of the Leek Townlands, the secretary of the Memorial Hospital Leek, the Leek Urban District Council, A. F. Nicholson of Leek, Challinors & Shaw, the Charity Commission and the Leek & Moorlands Building Society, concerning the purchase of land from A. F. Nicholson for a proposed public open space.24 June 1935 to 13 November 1936. The land comprised 4.6 acres of the Ball Haye Estate, Leek was bought (ultimately) for £1200 by the Leek Townlands Trust  from the Trustees of the Memorial Hospital. Matters were assisted by a £1200 loan from the Leek & Moorlands Building Society.
PERSONS: Arundell; Brealey; Henshaw; Newton; Nicholson; Sillitoe; Ward;

: Prestbury, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; 
: Draft indenture of mortgage, dated 1721, between Adam Jackson of Leek, Staffordshire, Innholder and Samuel Kirk of White Lee, Prestbury, Cheshire, husbandman, in the sum of £100. The property was described as 2all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house situate standing and being in Leek aforesaid in a street there called ye Spout Street known by the name of ye Crown and wherein ye aforesaid Adam Jackson doth now inhabitt & dwell & all houses, outhouses, barns, buildings, stables….. Gardens, yards and backsides thereunto belonging..  Various lands were also included in the mortgage including the New Close, the Lower Close, one called Leek Field. 
: Jackson; Kirk; 

: Macclesfield, Cheshire; 
: Mr Thomas Bayley's indemnity, dated 29 May 1771, of Messrs Lankford, Robinson & Stafford concerning their workhouse.  Lankford & Co had given Bayley permission to sink and widen his gateway leading from the Park Green, Macclesfield to his house and other houses and buildings there. Their workhouse, which was then in the possession of Mr Thomas Brocklehurst, adjoined the gateway. Bayley's signature was witnessed by Joseph Cooke. 
: Bayley; Cooke; Lankford; Robinson, Stafford; 

: Prestwich, Lancashire; London; Hanley, Leek, Staffordshire; 
: Bundle of documents relating to George Davenport & Adams' Hope Mill on Macclesfield Road, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Draft deed, dated 20 December 1907, concerning the partnership of Geo. Davenport Adams & Co. The parties to the document are William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and Frank Pemberton Adams of Leek, silk manufacturer and his guarantors. The two principals in the partnership had decided on 30 June 1907 to dissolve their partnership. Young was to grant Adams a 3 years lease of the Hope Mills except for the portion occupied by Frederick Hammersley & Co. Young was be released from the partnership but to leave money in the business as loan to Adams on which Adams would pay him 5% per annum interest. The machinery, chattels etc employed in the partnership and listed in attached schedules was/were to become the sole property of William Young.  The stock of silk was to be sold.  The rooms (or some of them) in the mill are listed as the mill room, drying room; new braid room, old braid room; ballers' room; winding room; stock room; making-up room; warehouse-braid dept; warehouse-silk dept; private office; counting house; soaking house; stock room braid dept.; yard; engine house; boiler house;  Hammersley's shed;  Sir Thomas & A.H.Wardle's shed;   Hammersley's premises: mill room; gateway; warehouse; winding & doubling room; spooling room; spool store;

[2] The London Gazette Number 28100 Published 17 January 1908. Page 3,  Announcement of the dissolution of the partnership between William Young and Frank Pemberton Adams, silk manufacturers,  trading as Geo. Davenport Adams & Co,  at Hope Mills in Leek, Staffordshire.

[3] Balance sheet for Messrs Geo. Davenport Adams & Co, Leek, Staffordshire for the half year ended 30 June 1907.

[4]Draft partnership deed, dated 18 July 1904, between William Young and Frank Pemberton Adams silk manufacturers, both of Leek, Staffordshire. Young  had previously carried on his business from a portion of his freehold premises known as the Hope Mills situated on the Macclesfield Road, Leek. Other parts of the mill were let to Messrs F. W. Hammersley & Co. at a rent of £600 per annum and a further portion together with the provision of driving power and steam to Sir Thomas & Arthue Wardle  at a rent of £100 per annum. Frank Pemberton Adams had been previously carrying on business as a silk manufacturer at the London Street Mills, Leek. The new partnership was to last for 5 years from 11th July 1904 and was to trade under the name Geo. Davenport Adams & Co.

[5] Mr W. Young, Davenport Adams & Co., Leek, Staffordshire. Mill outlay: a table of  expenditure on coal, wages cleaning, repairs insurance, taxes etc, incurred by the firm between 30 June 1896/7 and 1902/3.

[6] Draft extension of lease  by William Young of 5 rooms in the Hope Silk Mills, Macclesfield Road, Leek for 5 years to Frederick Hammersley at an annual rent of £200. The lease was dated 12 May 1904 and was to be construed as effective from 1st December 1903 and to expire on 1st December 1908. Notes in ink state that the document was engrossed in duplicate on 17/1/1905. Other annotations changed the date of this document to 12 May 1905 and  state that the document was signed, sealed and delivered by both parties.

[7]  Suggested terms of partnership between William Young and Frank Pemberton Adams of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers.

[8] Printed letters headed Hope Silk Mills, Leek, June 29th 1904.
-/1: Letter simply informing recipients that Geo. Davenport & Co., had amalgamated with the firm of F. P. Adams & Co. of London Street, Leek, manufacturers of plain and fancy braids etc, and that from July 1st they would trade under the name Geo. Davenport Adams & Co.
-/2: Letter as above but also informing the recipients that "all obsolete machinery is being sold and the braid machines are of the very latest model of English and German Manufacture,and so we shall be able to compete both in quality and price".

[9] Letter, dated 5 July 1904, from Messrs Llewellyn & Son of Tunstall, Staffordshire to Messrs Challinor & Shaw, Leek, commenting on the articles of partnership  of Messrs Davenport Adams & Co. After noting that the firms's profits had not averaged more than £300 a year for the past few years and that for the last 18 months little or nothing, whereas their client had been informed that they had averaged £400 per annum. Llewellyn asked for an explanation of the discrepancy and after further comments about future profits, mentions that the bulk of the work in the new partnership will fall on his client's shoulders. This suggests that F. P. Adams  was their client. Llewellyn also notes "the business has evidently -no doubt in consequence of your clients health- been allowed to fall off" and asks for an increase in his client's salary. Llewellyn also notes that Mr Young appeared to be running his machinery overtime for Messrs Wardle & Co., without any extra charge and proposed to open the new firm's banking account with the M & L. D. Bank rather than at Parr's Bank as his client had been led to believe.

[10] -/1 Draft extension of lease  by William Young of 4 rooms in the Hope Silk Mills, Macclesfield Road, Leek for 5 years to Frederick Hammersley at an annual rent of £175. [This is an earlier -March 1904- version of [6] above and carries the same final date,12 May 1905, in green ink. Green ink mark-ups change to lease to match the final terms of [6]. However, it provides the useful extra information (in a note on the cover) that it was "to be engrossed on old lease of 17 Dec 1888 & counterpart".]
-/2  Notes of points to be considered in drawing up F. H. & Co's lease: all Bank Holidays (Whit Monday) ordinary factory hours 5.30 to 8.30, 9.0 to 12.30, 1.30 to 5. 30.   9 hours time to  .. Arrange so as never to run the gas engine more than 4.5 hours…  New Room not part of lease. Expenses incurred through alteration Bailey & Morris £3-2-0.

[11] Geo. Davenport Adams & Co., Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers. Terms of engagement of London Agent 6 November 1907. Unsigned.

[12]  Letter, dated 6th December 1907, on headed paper from Geo. Davenport Adams & Co., Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers to Mr. T. Robinson of Leek concerning a dispute with a Mr Bromfield over the wages paid to two girls working for Davenport Adams & Co. At other mills the girls were getting 13/- and 14/- and the writer expresses his concern that if they pay 15/- or 16/- these rates would be demanded at all other mills.

[13] Letter, dated 7 December 1907, from the Salop, Shropshire & North Wales Offices "United with the Alliance Assurance Company, Shrewsbury to Challinor & Co. of Leek, solicitors re their client Mr Young's policy (No. 56642) and the endorsement required on it. The insurers weren't clear as the whether "the mills should be described as being situated in Mill Street or in Macclesfield Road" and asked Challinors to provide the correct description.

[14] Bundle of letters, dated between 4 March 1909 and 15 March 1909, relating to correspondence between Frank Adams of Geo. Davenport Adams & Co., silk manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire, William Young of Convent View, Sedgley Park, Prestwich, Lancashire,  Charles Watson of Wood View, Leek and T. Robinson of Leek. All concern Frank Adams' demands for repairs and improvements to the parts of the Hope Mill leased to him.

[15] Bundle of 10 letters, December 1907 to January 1908, concerning the dissolution of the partnership between William Young and Frank Davenport Adams trading as Geo Davenport Adams & Co., silk manufacturers of the Hope Mill, Macclesfield Road, Leek, Staffordshire, mainly between the solicitors concerned and concerning the engossment and signing of the Agreement. Various documents were signed between 2nd & 118th January 1908.

[16] Bundle of 6 items, dated January 1900 to March 1902, concerning a Mr Herbert Barlow's debt to Messrs Davenport, Adams & Co, silk manufacturers of the Hope Mill, Macclesfield Road, Leek, Staffordshire: 
-/1 Note from Henry Barlow to William Young esq asking for a loan of £3 to be repaid January 1901.
-/2 Letter, dated 14 January 1902, from Herbert Barlow of 52 Wood Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Robinson of Messrs Challinor & Shaw re W. Young Esq, stating he expected to settle the matter on 1st February.
-/3 Letter, dated 10 February 1902, from Herbert Barlow of 52 Wood Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Robinson of Messrs Challinor & Shaw re W. Young Esq, asking him to accept the enclosed P.O. for 10/- he best he could do.
-/4 Letter, dated 3 March 1902, from Herbert Barlow of 52 Wood Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Thomas Robinson of Messrs Challinor & Shaw re W. Young Esq, asking him to accept the enclosed  10/- and promising to make further payments.
-/5 Memo on headed paper from Messrs Geo Davenport Adams & Co, of Hope Silk Mills, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Challinor & Shaw of Leek, solicitors re Herbert Barlow, dated 6 March 1902. 
states if matter not cleared up by next Court-day "please to enter it"
-6 Printed Summons No. F.258 in the County Court of Staffordshire held at Leek between William Young and Herbert Barlow re a debt of £2. The matter was to be tried at the Court House, Town Hall, Market Street, Leek on 11 April 1902 at 9.30 a.m.
-/7 Note dated 21 May 1902 from Herbert Barlow at Leek to Mr W. Young, stating " Papers not yet ready". A Footnote states "IOM resident 24 May 1902."

[17] A further typed copy of  [1] i.e. Draft deed, dated 20 December 1907, concerning the partnership of Geo. Davenport Adams & Co. The parties to the document are William Young of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and Frank Pemberton Adams of Leek, silk manufacturer.

[18] A further 
PERSONS: Adams; Allen; Barlow; Bromfield; Challinor; Hammersley; Harrison; Hooper; Piddock;  Robinson; Shaw; Wardle; Wood; Young;

: Congleton, Cheshire; Mickleover, Derbyshire; Claughton, Colwyn Bay, Lancaster, Lancashire; London; Leek, Sneyd, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Personal account book of Mrs Sarah Badnall of Church Lane, Leek, Staffordshire, widow of Richard Badnall deceased. 1871 to 1886. Includes several loose bills. Lists travelling costs, costs of hiring cabs, bathchairs, etc, costs of medicines, tickets for concerts and visits to the 1871 exhibition, payments to servants when visiting, expenditure on presents, Xmas cards, post cards, etc.
PERSONS: Beale; Badnall; Bull; Critchlow; Dale; Evans; Hand; Hodgkinson; May; Mothe; Robinson; Stonier; Twigge;

: Leek, Staffordshire;
DESCRIPTION: Leek Benefit Building Society Cash Book and Separate Entry Book, April 1850 to March 1861. In 1850-51  there were 63 members. Entries included subscriptions, premiums paid on shares, loan contracts, loans repaid, expenses, profits
PERSONS: Alsop; Bennet; Beardmore; Bourne; Brassington; Bratt; Brough; Bullock; Burton; Challinor; Clowes; Cruse; Docksey; Fergyson; Flowers;  Goldstraw; Gould; Hammersley; Heaton; Hilliard; Hopkinson; Jackson; Johnson; Joinson;  Leese; Lees; Magnier; Maskery;  Matthews; Mollatt; Mycock; Nall;  Nixon; Palmer; Pickford; Richardson; Rider; Robins; Rowley; Roylance; Sargent; Shenton; Shaw; Simpson;  Smith; Turnock; Walker;Walmsley; Warrington; Wilson; Wood; 

: Bollington, Chester, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Buxton,  Thorpe, Wirksworth, Derbyshire; Colwyn, Widnes, Lancashire; London; Holt, Norfolk; Biddulph, Cheadle, Burslem, Eccleshall, Hanley, Kidsgrove, Kingsley, Leek, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent,  Warslow, Wolstanton, Staffordshire; Leamington, Warwickshire;
DESCRIPTION: Leek & Moorlands Building Society  mortgage ledger 1857 to 1920. Lists box number, name and residence, register number, date of mortgage,  amount advanced, description and situation of property, date and receipt of notice, name and address of mortgagee, amount of charge, when and to whom deeds given up and memoranda. The book has an index of names.
PERSONS: Badnall; Bermingham; Davenport; Frost; Gell; Phillips; and many more. 

: Leek, Staffordshire: 
DESCRIPTION: [1] Leek Benefit Building Society subscription & C. Journal: 1st April 1850 to 25th March 1861. The society was formed in 1850 as a " a termination" society originally established to last for 13 years and 10 months, with subscriptions at a rate of 10/- a month and 3/- per year for expenses.  It terminated early, however, by each member paying 61/2 monthly subscriptions and 4 months working expenses in advance on 4th March 1861. It initially had 59 members but by 1853 this had increased to 76. Later the numbers fell again and on termination there were just 39 members. Secretary in 1861 was James Mycock.

[2] Minutes of Meetings of The Leek Benefit Building Society April 1850 to March 1861. The first meeting on 1 April 1850 took place in Leek Town Hall with E. Heaton in the Chair. Members present  were: Joshua Brough, William Wood, Richard Turnock; James Mycock, John Nixon, George Hammersley, Edwin Heaton, George Smith and William Nixon. At this meeting trustees and a committee were formed and Sampson Gould, Challinor and Edwin Heaton were respectively appointed treasurer, solicitor and surveyor.A pencil note added on 3rd March 1864 by Thomas Shaw states that this document had been cut out of a book when he found them amongst Mr Mycock's papers.

[3] Leek Benefit Building Society accounts 1853 to 1860. Receipts and payments mention, from time to time, loans to various people. Thomas Shaw and W. B. Nixon were  the auditors. 
PERSONS: Alsop; Beard; Beardmore; Brassington; Brough; Burton; Challinor; Clowes;  Cruse; Docksey; Fergyson; Flowers; Goldstraw; Gould; Hammersley; Heaton; Hilliard; Hopkinson; Johnson; Joinson;  Lees; Magnier; Maskery; Mollatt; Mycock; Nall; Needham; Nixon; Palmer; Robins; Rowley; Sampson; Sargeant; Shenton; Simpson; Smith; Travis; Turnock; Walker; Walmsley; Warrington; Wilson; Wood; Woolliscroft;

Leek, Staffordshire; 
Agreement, dated 2nd December 1909, between George Henry Renny of Leek, Staffordshire (the Landlord) and William West of Horsecroft, Leek, farmer (the Tenant) by which Renny leases a farm "late in the occupation of Mr Arthur Bailey" containing 98 acres 3 roods and 11 perches, for 1 year, commencing Lady-day 1909 "and so on from year to year" at an annual rent of £150 per annum. A schedule lists all the land giving its acreage and cultivation. Most of the land was either pasture or meadow with only 8 acres 2 rood and 32 perches devoted to arable.

The house and outbuildings of Horsecroft Farm [?] occupied 2 rood 39 perches.

Bailey; Price; Renny; West;

Staffordshire; Warwickshire; Worcestershire; 
Payments made by Isaac. Downing on account of Messrs Downing and Dudley commencing 1 January 1834. "See first page of this book". Downing and Charles Dudley were doctors-surgeons, in the Stourbridge area.  Many of the expenses given relate to their travelling costs i.e. the charges paid at gates on the turnpikes they used. The gates are named and amongst those mentioned are the "Old Swinford Gate". Places mentioned include "Henley in Arden", Enville Hall", Stafford Asylum" etc. The visit to Stafford Asylum was carried out on orders of the Guardians of the Stourbridge Union shortly after the union was formed.
NB .(1) Charles Dudley, M.D., baptised 14th July 1810, sometime of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, but afterwards of New Zealand . He was the 5th son of the Rev.Edward Dudley M.A.Collections for a History of Staffordshire  Vol X 1889 page 83
NB. (2) 1841 Living in High Street, Stourbridge with John Dudley age 34 Ironmaster
PRO Census Returns for England & Wales 1841. HO107/1198/10 Schedule 8 Page 8
NB. (3)Additions to the List of Members: Charles Dudley M.D. Stourbridge.
The second number of The British & Foreign Medicine Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Forbes, J & Conolly, J., Sherwood & Co. 1st April 1838.

PERSONS: Betts; Blakeway; Booth-Grey; Bowen; Campbell; Downing; Dudley; Griffen; Hastings; Hodgson; Malden; Mee; Page; Steadman; Walker; Winnell;

Ipstones, Kingsley; Leek, Staffordshire; 
Ledger recording coals deliver to people living in or near the parish of Leek, Staffordshire 1870-1887. Includes a few bills for food etc. The name of the coal supplier is not known.

Cheadle, Staffordshire; 
Ledger recording in detail the sale of the late Mr Brandon's effects at Cheadle between 22 August 1853 and 27 August 1853. Pencilled lists of people who had not paid for the items purchased at the sale. Brandon is thought to have been the a retired solicitor who lived on Market Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire in 1851. 
Brandon: Many names.

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire. 
Insurance accounts ledger 1909 to 1927. Ex Challinor & Shaw, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire.  Lists policy numbers, names, amount insured, premium due and premium received. The names Alliance and County are occasionally inserted suggesting that the policies are with several different insurance companies. 
Bowcock; Challinor; Daintry; Joule; Lewthwaite; Nicholson;  Sleigh; Sneyd; Tellwright; Wardle; Worthington; [Many more names]

Leek, Staffordshire; 
Bond, dated 12 August 1927, to secure an annuity of £48 to Mr R. de. T. Sneyd and made by Alfred William Augustine Sneyd of Fair View, Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire, garage proprietor to Ralph de Tunstall Sneyd of the same address. 
Challinor; Sneyd; Shaw; Smith;

Deepdale, Docking, Norwich, Overy, Norfolk;  Ipswitch, Suffolk; 
Account book of R. Cook's executors 1881 to 1883. Cook appears to have been a farmer and his farm might have been Deepdale Farm which is noted on the rear inside cover. Details are given of sales of stock, barley and "wheat grown on Deepdale", costs incurred, etc. 
Barker; Barnes; Beavor; Blyth; Bullard; Burkitt; Burnett; Cable; Claxton; Cook; Deering; Everitt; Finch; Forster; Frost; Golding; Hamilton; Hudson;  Marriott; Naylor; Newman; Oliver; Parson; Pearson; Porritt; Powell; Prudy; Riches;  Satchell; Savory; Sharmon; Smith; Tillett; West; 

PLACES: Knutsford, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;     
DESCRIPTION: Uncalendared documents relating to a Petition to Chancery for the appointment of new trustees with regard to Ferriar's Trust 1859. Dr John Ferriar died 4th February 1815 and was buried in Manchester Churchyard. His will  dated 28 May 1813 was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The papers include:
Copy petition for the appointment of new trustees.
Case for the opinion of Mr Charles Hall of Lincolns Inn and his opinion was written on the document.
Draft affidavit in Support of the Petition.
Consent of Trustees to Act.
Documents used in the case marked A; B; C; F; H; J; L; N; M;
Affidavit as to fitness of proposed new trustees. Edwin Pickford & William Allen.
Affidavit by William Challinor re lettered documents relating to John Ferriar's Trust.
Particulars of premises in Manchester in mortgage to Miss Ferriar.
Copy consent of Trustees Hugh Sleigh & John Ward to act.
Will of Alexander Ferriar 9 Sept. 1836.
Affidavit verifying consent of Trustees Hugh Sleigh & John Ward to Act.
Various bills of costs,   

PERSONS: Challinor; Ferriar; Hall; Philips; Sleigh;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;   
DESCRIPTION: Grant by the Commissioners of the Leek Improvement Committee 1855 of a plot of burial ground or vault space in Leek Cemetery to Miss Lydia Ann Plant of Rose Bank Street, Leek, silk piecer, numbered 4836 and dated 12 June 1866. Signed, sealed and stamped. 
PERSONS: Allen; Plant;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Printed circular issued by the Finance Committee of the Leek Unemployment Committee, dated 22 May 1933 and concerned with how best to help the unemployed of the town. It outlines a proposal to carry out various schemes including the provision of an occupation centre, the cultivation of allotments; the relief of distressed families and the establishment of physical training courses. It asks recipients to consider  events such as sports fixtures, concerts, whist drives, dances, jumble sales, competitions, garden parties etc, to raise funds. 
PERSONS: Arundel; 

PLACES: Monyash, Over Haddon, Derbyshire; Cheddleton, Ellastone; Horton, Leek, Longsdon, Mayfield, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: A bundle of 34 “Notices To Quit”, a “Notice of Distress” and 3 notices of a tenant’s intention to quit, written between 1835 and 1903. The earlier notices are hand written in contrast to the remainder, which are printed forms that have been completed by the landlords or their representatives.  The information they provide comprises the date of issue, by whom or on whose behalf they were issued, the tenant’s name and a brief description of the property. In some cases the address and occupation of the tenant is given and on either front or back, confirmation that the notice was served. Most of the notices refer to premises in Leek, Staffordshire but a few relate to property in Derbyshire.
The date by which the tenant had to quit the specified property was the following 25th March (Lady Day) for notices dated September (Michaelmas) and as can be seen, the vast majority carry a September date. 

PERSONS: James Plant; James Bowcock; Hannah Bradley; Elizabeth, Sarah & Alice Hammersley; James Bowcock; George Bowcock; James Pickford; Thomas Crompton; George Bowcock; Daniel Bradley; Hugh Stevenson; Thomas Clowes; Alfred Brooks Fox; George Bull; Henry Maskery; Ephraim Ridgway; George Ball; James Flowers; Jean Paul Deussen; Uriah Hudson; John Symcock; Jane Wilson; Thomas Sheldon; Mrs Ann Bradbury; Thomas Pickford; Miss Elizabeth Yates; Charles Osborne ; Mrs Allen; John Mear; Lucy Mear; William Rider; James Doxey; Richard Oliver; Thomas Knowles; H. Read; James Doxey; John Naden; Mrs Mary Stubbs; Samuel Warring; Nathan Goodfellow; John Bloore; Mr Joseph Knowles; Mrs Elizabeth Bonsall; John Baine; Miss Margaret Smith; William Keats; Joseph Carter; James Fisher; William Bloor; Thomas Walters; Mountford Fynney; Thomas Redfern; William Finney; Thomas Robinson; Mises Ellen & Catherine Gaunt; John Twigg; Thomas Shaw; Sir John Clayton Cowell; Jesse Hope;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Printed notice "To The Inhabitants of Leek" and dated 20th July 1847, concerning a proposed new town hall and resolutions passed at a public meeting held in the Red Lion Inn Assembly Room, Leek, Staffordshire on 16th June 1847. It concerns proposal to build on a site on the corner of the Market Place and Stockwell Street and the need to raise £1000 to £1500  by subscription and a further £2000 by selling shares. 
PERSONS: Alsop; Brough; Carr; Challinor; Nall;  Russell.

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Copy duplicate grant, dated 21st June 1887, by William Challinor of Pickwood, Leek, Staffordshire to The Leek Improvement Commissioners of a plot of land containing about 5 acres near Pickwood in Leek to be caller " The Pickwood Recreation Ground". The grant was in recognition of Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year and "out of regard for the welfare of the inhabitants of his native town".  
PERSONS: Allen; Challinor; Fearn;  Shaw;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Salop Fire Office Insurance Policy No.39364, for William Challinor of Pickwood House, Leek, Staffordshire for the period from 1st August 1873 to 1874 and in the sum of £785. 1st premium 19s.11d.  for the period to Michaelmas 1874 and 2nd premium 17s. 6d. payable on 29 September 1874. Coverage includes house and contents. 
PERSONS:  Challinor; Downward; Poole; Tipton;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: County of Stafford: Petty Sessional Division of Leek. Return of Fines, Penalties, Fees and Sums of Money received by the Clerk of the Court and how applied for the month ending 25th October 1878. Six sheets with columns headings including: No; Prosecutor, Complainant or Applicant; Defendant; Nature of Proceedings; Date of Hearing; How Disposed of;  Nature of any License etc granted; Costs or Fees; Application of Costs; Applications of Fines;  etc, etc.
The offences listed are wide ranging petty offences, drunkenness, assault, vagrancy, felony, larceny, bastardy arrears, affiliation, poaching, non-payment of rates, etc, but also more interesting ones including school attendance case; allowing cattle to stray or being cruel to cattle or other animals; hawking without a license; drunk when in charge of a cab; unlawful fishing; not having a child vaccinated; offence against workhouse rules; assaulting a policeman; being a deserter; PERSONS: Many Names including: "Complainants etc: Allen; Bailey; Barnet; Beswick; Bold; Broad; Brocklehurst; Carter; Chubb; Concoram; Cork;  Dishley; Douglas; Edge; Edwards; Evans; Gailey; Garner; Gaunt; Gilbride; Godwin; Goldstraw; Green; Hann; Harris; Haywood; Heath; Heathcote; Higginbotham; Hughes; Hulme; Hunter; Hyde; Kelly; Knight;  Knowles;  Lees;  Mayer;  Morton; Nicholls; Nixon; Pocock; Potts; Pyatt; Reid; Riley; Rowley; Scragg; Smith; Stubbs; Tipper; Torr; Turner; Ward; Whalley; White; Whitehurst; Williams; Wood; Woodisse; Woodward; Wright; Defendants: NAMES TO BE  LISTED.

PLACES: Burslem, Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Draft will of Charles Bower May esquire of Sneyd in the parish of Burslem, Staffordshire 1851 Challinor Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek. Bequests are made to his wife and to his brothers in law, William Beaumont Badnall and the Revd Hopkins Badnall who were to be his trustees and guardians of his sons. The will details specific requirements with regard to the partnership between the testator and his brother Joshua Bulkeley May in the business of coal miners, brick makers, ironstone workers, farmers, etc.
PERSONS: Badnall; May;

PLACES: Hanley, Leek, Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Fire insurance policy taken out by William Challinor, solicitor of Leek, Staffordshire, with the London & Staffordshire Fire Insurance Company Limited on 4th July 1881, to insure a house and stables etc., at Wetley Rocks, Staffordshire, occupied by Mrs Goldstraw. Policy No.372631; Sum insured £250. Annual premium due at Midsummer 4s 3d.
PERSONS: Boulton; Challinor; Goldstraw;

PLACES: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: [1] Feoffment (mortgage) of five messuages or tenements, croft and hereditaments in Back of Street, Leek, Staffordshire with a covenant to levy a fine for securing £150 and further advances not exceeding £50, by (1) Mrs Sarah Walker of Leek, widow of Charles Walker, dyer of Leek and one of the daughters of John Wood, late of Leek deceased, (2) James Walker of Nottingham only son of Charles & Sarah Walker, (3) William Abbot of Leek, ropemaker and his wife Hannah only daughter of Charles & Sarah Walker; (4) to Matthew Gaunt of Leek, (5) Abraham Le Coodree trustee of Mr Matthew Gaunt and (6) Thomas Daniels of Leek yeoman, dated 23 January 1833. The tenements are described as formerly occupied by John Wood, Charles Walker and Lydia Parnell but then two occupied by William Pyott and others empty.
There are numerous notes on the back of the document that contains solicitors and witnesses' signatures including those of "Overseer of the Poor of Leek"!
[2] Final Concord in the King's Court at Westminster dated 3rd Year of the Reign of William 4th.(1833) Plaintiff Abraham de Coodree; Deforciants Sarah Walker, William & Hannah Abbot, James Walker and Joseph Shufflebottom and his wife Olive, described as "deforciants of 5 messuages and one acre of land in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire".   

PERSONS: Abbot; Astles; Condlyffe; Coodree; Daniels; Gaunt; Hale; Parnell; Rawlins; Tomlinson; Walker; Wood;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Copy Articles of The Leek Building Society 5th January 1824.   

PERSONS: Barlow; Bloor; Challinor; Heath; Hudson; Johnson; Milward; Nixon; Smith; Sneyd; Tomkinson; Whittles; White;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;  London;           
DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous Documents
[1] Undated list  "Names of Persons who have signed agreement". The list includes Michael Daintry's name so must be dated before 1811 when Daintry (then living in Macclesfield" died.
[2] Mr Challinor's Rental 18th May 1841. Notes rents received, rents owing and notes about tenants. The 14 tenants listed collectively owed Challinor £80-6s-11d.
[3] Letter, dated Leek 16th May 1787, from Michael Daintry to John Cruso at 34 Surry Street, Strand, London. He mentions that he has sent £100 to Mr Davenport for the purchase of Gratton with the agreement being signed and the money paid on the 18th. He continues "it will be proper for my nephew to draw a bill upon me for this purchase for £2300 on account of this purchase- the remaining £500 you know is to be paid afterwards". Daintry then details the financial particulars and finally states "I believe the agreement for the Winckle Estate is settled £13000 to be paid from Lady Day next -but this entirely to yourself as I do not wish John or anybody to know if possible till the business is entirely finished.      
PERSONS: Antrobus; Adams; Bowley; Ball; Batkin; Critchlow; Corden; Cooper; Challinor; Crompton;  Cruso; Daintry; Dale; Davenport; Debank; Fletcher; Fowler; Ford; Gibson; Goodwin; Godwin; Gosling; Green; Grosvenor; Hand; Hammersley; Haworth' Hulme; Jackson; Kidd; Knight; Knowles; Leek; Lovatt & Gould;  Mathers; Macclesfield (Earl of); Mayer; Mellor; Mills; Moores; Mollatt; Mulvane; Myatt; Perkin; Read; Rowley; Sherratt; Shufflebotham; Stanway; Steel; Sutton; Thompson; Tomkinson; Trafford; Turnock; Wardle; Wheildon; Wood; Yates;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds (dated 1811 to 1859) relating to the title of Messrs Robert & William Henry Hammersley to dyehouses, buildings, land and premises at Bridge End, Leek, Staffordshire in mortgage to William Phillips for securing £1600 and interest at 4 per cent, 9th December 1859. 

PERSONS: Aiken; Alsop; Badnall; Ball; Bateman; Bewley; Cruso; Cutting; Daintry; Emerson; Flint; Gaunt; Griffin; Hammersley; Leech; Phillips; Porter; Richardson; Russell; Wood;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Statement of facts and evidence in the case of William Lea of Leek, Staffordshire, currier, versus John Newall of Leek, silk manufacturer concerning the latter pulling down part of a wall built by the Surveyors of Leek & Lowe against the land of Mr Lea situated on the right-hand-side of the road from Leek to Ball Haye Green 31st August 1846.
PERSONS: Beard; Dix; Edge; Gaunt; Hammond; Knight; Lea; Leech; Newall; Redfern; Smith;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: George Wood's Settlement of Leasehold Premises.
[1] Indenture, dated 16 March 1743, between (1) George Wood of Leek Moor, Leek, Staffordshire, weaver, and Esther his wife, and  (2) Samuel Lankford and John Birtles both of Leek, button merchants, citing an indenture of lease dated 1st October 1711 between Rowland Oakover, Margaret Rudyard and Mary Rudyard of the one part and George Wood of the other part leasing to George Wood the cottage where he then lived with buildings, backside and garden plus one intake, inclosure or parcel of land adjoining and totalling 5 acres together with all tithes etc. situated on Leekmoor and within the Manor of Leek, for 99 years or the lives of George Wood and Ann his wife and the life of  Ann's nephew William Wardle, for a yearly rent of 12 shillings. This indenture was drawn up because of the recent marriage of George Wood to Esther Joynson and George Wood's desire to provide for his new wife in the event of his death, assigned everything to Samuel Lankford and John Birtles to hold in trust for the purposes defined in the document. George Wood, Esther his wife, her brother Randle and George & Ann Ball all made their marks.
[2] Agreement, dated 7 May 1752, between Randle Johnson (Joynson?), Thomas Johnson, Gearge Ball and his wife Ann in which Randle Johnson, administrator of Esther Johnson? Deceased, relinquishes all right to a promissory note made previously be Thomas Johnson to Esther Johnson deceased for £16 inconsideration for Thomas Johnson bearing all the expenses of Esther Johnson's funeral. 
PERSONS: Ball; Condlyffe; Joynson; Johnson?; Mott; Oakover; Rudyard; Simons; Wardle; Wood;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Redditch, Worcestershire;            

DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents, dated 1888 to 1890, relating to the purchase of land called Nixhill in Leek, Staffordshire for the creation of a new street, to be called Sneyd Street, from Broad Street to Strangman's Walk, Leek. It includes two plans showing the line of the proposed new street.
[1] Abstract of the title of General William Henry Sneyd Kynnersley to a close of land called Nixhill, situated near Strangmans Walks in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire 1889.
[2] Draft conveyance by General Thomas William Sneyd of Oakmoor, Staffordshire to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer and printer, of hereditaments in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw 6th February 1889-1890. Includes plan.
[3] Agreement for the production of title deeds, between (1) Dryden Henry Sneyd and General Thomas William Sneyd of Oakmoor, Staffordshire and (2) Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer and printer. Challinors & Shaw, 6 February 1889/90
[4] Draft conveyance by William Henry Sneyd Kynnersley of Redditch, Worcester  to Thomas Wardle  of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer and printer, of land called Nixhill situated near Strangman's Walks in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinors & Shaw 6th February 1889-1890. Includes plan.
[5] Agreement for the production of title deeds, between Dryden Henry Sneyd of Ashcombe Park, Cheddleton, Staffordshire and Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer and printer. Challinors & Shaw, 1 May 1889.
[6] W. H. Sneyd Kinnersley of Redditch, Worcester to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire. Receipt for deeds etc relating to land called Nixhill in Leek, Staffordshire. Dated 18 May 1889. Signed as received by Thomas Wardle.
[7] General Thomas William Sneyd of Oakmoor, Staffordshire to Thomas Wardle of Leek, Staffordshire: Valuation of property belonging to General Sneyd adjoining the proposed new road leading out of Broad Street to Strangmans Walks in the town of Leek. Surveyor James G. Smith 17 April 1889.
[8] 17 letters and notes dating between June 1888 and February 1890.  
PERSONS: Badnall; Challinor; Cruso; Kynnersley; Phillips; Sneyd; Wardle;

PLACES: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Misc letters and other documents, dated between 1907 and 1909, concerning the estate of John Sneyd of Basford near Stoke-on-Trent who was in business as a brick and tile maker "Basford Tileries". Includes county court papers and a copy of John Sneyd's will.


PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Leek Townlands Charity: Miscellaneous bills, letters and other documents. Unsorted.         

PERSONS: Challinor: and many others.

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Employee's salaries and National Health Insurance books for the staff of Messrs Challinor & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire solicitors 1909 to 1918. (2 volumes).

[1] 1909 to 1912;
[2] 1909 to 1918.   

PERSONS: Bishop; Campling; Challinor; Clark; Halton; Harrison; Hawkesworth; Howard; Mottershead; Powner; Price; Quinn; Rendell; Rigby;Smith; Sylvester; Wallace; White; Williamson;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: The ledger of William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitor deceased 1880s-1920s. Packed with loose pieces including annual balance sheets for colliery and other companies; miscellaneous letters, notes and telegrams etc.       

PERSONS: Challinor;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Typed lists of fire insurance policies issued by Messrs Challinors & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire and renewable at Michaelmas 1929.All on paper headed "Alliance Assurance Co."
[1] List of policies in which the Leek & Moorlands Building Society is interested.
[2] List of policies -no specific attribution. 
PERSONS: Bayley; Birchenough; Bowen; Broadhurst;  Brooks; Clark; Embrey; Goldstraw; Hudson; Lovatt; Morris; Platts; Richmond; Ridge; Steele; Sutton; Turner; Wardle; West; Williams;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Three insurance ledgers concerning policies issued by Messrs Challinor & Co, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire.'
[1] Ledger relating to policies with the Royal Insurance Co., Alliance Assurance Co., etc, issued between 1920 and 1929.
[2] Ledger relating to policies with the Royal Insurance Co., Alliance Assurance Co., etc, issued between 1929 and 1976.
[3] Insurance Commissions Ledger for Messrs Challinor & Co, 1907 to 1958. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Leek & Moorlands Building Society Ledger listing advances granted between 1932 and 1940. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous documents and photographs relating to Field House, High Street, Leek, Staffordshire which was sold by auction in 2009.
[1] Bury & Hilton leaflet advertising the sale by auction on 20 October 2009  of Field House, The National Reserve Club, High Street, Leek.
[2] Rules of the Leek National Reserve Club 1922.
[3] The Field Estate and the Making of High Street by Basil Turner of Leek, 2001. (Extract).
[4] Photographs of Field House taken in 2009 when it was being advertised for sale. 

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Large photographic print of the "Old Town Hall, Leek" (5.5" x 8") which was demolished in or about 1872. 

PLACES: Cheadle; Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Account of the Leek Unionist Bazaar held on 26th, 27th and 28th April 1898. The Bazaar made a profit of £552-13s-10d, which was paid over to the Treasurer of the Leek Division Conservative Association.      
PERSONS: Argyles; Alcock; Austin;  Blades; Burnett; Cartwright; Cope; Eaton; Fogg; Grace; Green; Hill; Knight; Marshall; Osbourne; Overfield; Stafford; Walthall; Watson; Wilkinson;

PLACES: Fakenham, Norfolk; Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Particulars for a sale of estates in the Parish of Leek and in the Hamlet of Endon within the Manor of Horton in Staffordshire, for sale by auction at the Talbot Inn, Leek on 24th May 1832.
Most of the property was in Leek and included property in Peacock's or Cross Lane, the King's Head in the Market Place etc, Castle Croft in Brick Kiln Lane, the Black Swan in the Sheep Market, the Phoenix Croft in West Street, and also property in Compton, Spout Street and Stockwell Street. The only property outside Leek was Fenton Fields, Longsden.        
PERSONS: Abbott; Allen; Birch; Booth; Brindley; Burrows; Challinor; Clowes;  Critchlow; Cruso; Darcy; Grosvenor; Heaton; Johnson;  Kent; Kinsey; Large;  Lovatt; Mellor; Nixon; Ratcliffe; Smith; Sutton; Turner; Turnock; Walwyn;  Woolliscroft;

PLACES: Beauchief, Markeaton, Derbyshire; Averham, Knesall, Maplebeck;Winkburne, Southwell; Watnall, Nottinghamshire; Leicestershire; Newton, Lincolnshire; Leek, Staffordshire;  Barnaby on Dun, Yorkshire;        
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of Deeds relating to the Manor or Lordship of Winkburne, Nottinghamshire received from Mr Hill and delivered to Mr Michael Daintry to who the Manor was  mortgaged as security for a loan of £8296-0s-6d.  Solicitor Mills & Cruso, Leek. Dated January 1788.  The deeds range in date from the reign of Henry 6th (1422-1461) to 1748. The property originally belonged to the Prior and Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem whose immunities and privileges were confirmed by the first mentioned deed.
PERSONS: Arnold; Bayley; Becke; Burnell; Burrow; Broadhurst; Bristowe; Cadwell; Capell; Carwright;  Catherens; Coulbrand;  Cromwell; Cruso; Lord Darcy;  Daintry; Farneham; Gregorie; Harrison; Johnson; Lord Haughton; Hill,; Holden; Hopes; Hutton; Mills; Molineux; Mundy; Oldfield; Pakey; Pegge; Ramsden; Raynes; Rolleston; Saville; Scrimshire; Sibthorpe;  Sill; Strelley; Sutton; Wakelin; Walleys; Watson;

PLACES: Wilmslow, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Account Book of Rents paid to William Stonehewer Hall of Wilmslow, Cheshire 1774 to 1818. Most of the properties are situated in Leek, Staffordshire and their locations are sometimes mentioned i.e. Crowborough, Pickwood; Foulshurst; Furlongs; Cornhill Cross; The Kiln; etc. The rents were paid half yearly and ranged from £1-5s-0d to £35-15-3d.  

PERSONS: Ash; Bolton; Challinor; Daintry; Davenport; Finney; Goodwin; Gould; Grosvenor; Hall; Johnson; Key; Killmister; Knight; Mattingley; Peacock; Pyott; Reade; Smith; Stonehewer Hall; Ward; Wardle;

PLACES: Buxton, Derbyshire; Leek, Staffordshire;   
DESCRIPTION: Leek & Buxton Turnpike Trustees' Account with The Manchester & Liverpool Direct Banking Company February 1868 to June 1876. The balance of account ranges from £450-4s-10d on 31 December 1868 to £438-6s-8d on 31 December 1875. Corresponding account totals were £643-18s-6d and £1318-0s-1d respectively.
Other places mentioned Fawfield Head, Hartington, Hollinsclough, Monywash, Tittesworth, Quarnford, Heathylee, Longnor.

PERSONS: Argles; Barber; Barker; Barlow; Beswick; Bestwick; Billing; Challinor; Clemsha; Cooke; Cooper; Crewe; Curry; Devonshire (Duke of); Findlow; Gaunt;  Gould; Hallowes; Hand; Helliwell; Hobson; Janance; Johnson; Joinson; Jones; Marsden; Mellor; Millward; Rider; Slack;  Sleigh; Tatton; Vaudrey;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Note book recording articles sold by auction at the Plough Inn, Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire on 2nd/3rd June 1851 the property of Mrs Pownall of Abbey Green, Leek. 154 items are listed but the book shows pages already laid out for a further sale to be held at the Abbey Green the property of Mrs Pownall on the 5th June. The information provided is the Item Name, Purchaser's Name and the Price Realised. Where the auctioneer didn't know the purchaser's name, he simply wrote "a Lady" or "a Gent". A page at the back of the book is headed "Paid RJ" beneath which is the following list of gold, silver etc. 
Gold £49; Silver 1s; Copper 4s 3.5d; Notes £10;Gold £2; Silver 3s 6d; Weston's a/c £3-6s-6d; Paid Mr Hide £2-7s-3d. All this totalled £67-2s-6.5d to which was added "J. H.  8d" to give a further total £67-3s-2.5d.  
PERSONS: Barlow; Birmingham; Carter; Cooke; Deakins; Gorman; Haines;  Harris; Hall; Hide; Hodgson; Hume; Jackson; Keeling; Maskery; Moore; Murfin; Needham; Radish; Rodgers; Saint; Smith; Steel; Tipper; Titterton; Turner; Weston; White; Wood; Yates;

PLACES: Eccleshall, Leek, Stone, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Copy of a Power of Attorney, dated 9th May 1913, from Thomas Cook of John Street, Leek, Staffordshire, postman, to Walter Watkyn Wynne of Stone, Staffordshire to take admission to a messuage, hereditaments and premises at Platt Bridge within the Manor of Eccleshall. The property is described as a piece of land in 6 parts in the township of Horsley and a messuage erected by Charles Addison and lately in the occupation of Mary Cook who was admitted tenant there on 29th December 1879 and died on 3rd November 1912 leaving me as heir at law.      

PERSONS: Addison; Cook; Harrison; Wynne;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester;     
DESCRIPTION: [1] Tenancy agreement for the Abbey Farm, Leek, Staffordshire between G. H. Renny of The Abbey, Leek and George Hulme of Abbey Green Lane, Leek dated 14th September 1905. The farm comprised 85 acres 2 roods 38 perches and was let from year to year at an annual rent of £120 clear of all deductions, paid half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady-day.
[2] Letter, dated 14th November 1911, from George Hulme of Abbey Farm, Leek to P. Brealey, Land Agent, Leek, Staffordshire concerning quitting the farm in accordance with the notice to quit served on him by Brealey. Hulme states his intention to claim compensation for unreasonable disturbance under the provisions of Section 11 of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1908. 

PERSONS: Brealey; Hulme; Peters; Renny;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Copy conveyance by the Trustees of the Will of the late James Bermingham to Henry Bermingham of Leek, silk manufacturer, of a moiety of a silk mill and shade, houses and land in Duke Street, Souta Street, Compton, Prospect Place, Cornhill Street, Joliffe Street and King Street Leek, Staffordshire, dated 4th January 1888. Includes a plan and a schedule. The shade was built by John Squire and formerly occupied by James Trafford and others.
PERSONS: Abbott; Armitt; Astles; Bailey; Bateman; Bereford; Bermingham; Birchenough; Bradley; Bradshaw; Brocklehurst; Bullock; Challinor; Clowes; Critchlow; Crompton; Davies; Dickinson; Earls; Ferns; Fernyhough; Fogg; Gallimore; Geston; Gibson; Gould; Halton; Harrison; Harvey; Healey; Higgins; Hollinshead;  Howson; Hudson; Hughes; Johnson; Keates; Kinsey; Kirkham; Lally; Meir; Millward; Morris; Morley; Mould; Murfin; Naden; Nixon; O'Donnell; Parkes; Pickering; Pilkington;  Pickford; Plant; Pownall;  Rowlands; Rushton; Sales; Salt; Shelley; Shenton; Sherratt; Shipley; Smith; Squire; Stannard; Stretch; Tatton; Thorley; Tompkinson; Trafford; Turner; Wardle; Watson; Williams; Winterbottom; Worsley; Wreford; Yoxall;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: [1] Printed Memorandum and Articles of Association of William Stannard & Co., Limited, sewing silk manufacturers, spinners, throwsters etc. Registered 1906. Challinors & Shaw, solicitors, Leek. The capital of the company was to be £15000 issued in £1 shares. The document has not been completed and does not give the names, signatures, seals etc of the directors.
[2]Draft Articles of Partnership (undated but about 1896) between William Stannard, Arthur Stannard and Frank Platt, all of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers. The name of the firm was to be "Stannard Platt & Co" and the business was to be carried on in Leek in premises then being used by William Stannard.
[3] Letter dated 1 January 1896, from F. Platt to Mr C. G. Gwynne of Challinors & Shaw returning draft articles of association but asking them not to proceed until he contacted them again because he wished to see the Stannards re Articles 8, 10 and 17 before proceeding.
[4] Letter dated 4 January 1896, from F. Platt to Mr C. G. Gwynne of Challinors & Shaw informing them that he had called on and seen W. Stannard & Co and had decided not to go into partnership with them.    

PERSONS: Challinor; Gwynne; Platt; Stannard;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 1916, between Henry Grace of Leek, Staffordshire, builder, and Harry Yates of Leek, silk manufacturer for the sale and purchase of a messuage or house in Spring Gardens, Leek, being the ninth house from Shirley Street, for £460. Deposit to be £60 with the balance becoming payable of completion of the premises. Signed across a stamp by Harry Yates.  

PERSONS: Challinor; Grace; Yates;

PLACES: Manchester; Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Bundle of documents relating to the mills and other property of Robert Wright and his partner(s), silk manufacturers, of Leek, Staffordshire 1880 to 1882.
[1] Note, dated 18 March 1880, which states "Mr Stephen Goodwin has sold to Messrs Robert Wright & William Hall for £3250; The Brunswick Mill occupied by Messrs Daniels & Henry Bradwell the remaining part unoccupied also the Dye House & Premises occupied by Mr Samuel Tatton. Reserved to ………at      end of mill, as a passage from Britannia Street to the back of Britannia Mill and the cottages from off Britannia Street - they have right of wheelbarrow road & footway over it to the premises purchased. Purchaser to have right to build  over entry leaving same 4ft clear in height and not more than 18 ft in height to the highest point. On the obverse is a list of conditions for sale, which mentions a conveyance, dated 1st January 1848 to uses in favour of John Russell.
[2] Agreement for sale and purchase of the Brunswick Silk Mill and adjoining dyeworks and premises in Britannia Street, Leek, Staffordshire, dated March 1880, and between Stephen Goodwin of Leek, silk manufacturer and Robert Wright and William Hall, both of Leek, silk manufacturers and partners. The price was £3250 and after depositing £50 the purchaser was to complete the purchase on the 18th May. The seller had the right to remove machinery etc from the mill.
[3] Letter, dated 5 May 1880, from the Manchester Examiner & Times Office, Manchester to Messrs Challinor & co., Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors re Messrs Wright & Hall's sale. It includes a newspaper cut-out showing the advert re sale of Wright & Hall's mill etc.
[4] Printed advert for the sale by auction at the George Hotel in Leek Staffordshire on 13th May 1880, of a freehold mill, shade house and building land in London Street and Shoobridge Street, Leek in the occupation of Messrs Wright & Hall of Leek. Challinor & Co., solicitors, Leek.
[5] Printed inventory of machinery and fixtures to be included in the purchase of the silk mill or shade in London Street, Leek, Staffordshire now in the occupation of Messrs Wright & Hall, advertised to be sold by auction at the George Inn, Leek on 13th May 1880.
[6] Poster as for [4] above but with a handwritten list of people/firms to whom circulars had been sent re the auction of the premises.
[7] Draft conditions for the sale by auction of the mill, shade house and building land in London Street and Shoobridge Street, Leek in the occupation of Messrs Wright & Hall of Leek. Dated 13 May 1880. It begins with a note that the title will begin with an indenture dated 9th November 1859 of the conveyance of the property listed as Lot 1 to Stephen Goodwin. The site of the land being formerly part of land called The Furlongs in Leek, charged with an annual payment of 30 shillings to the Poor of Biggin in the County of Derby.
[8] Agreement, dated 15 May 1880, between Messrs Robert Wright & William Hall of Leek, silk manufacturers, to Peter Tomkinson of Leek, builder, for the sale and purchase of land in Shoobridge Street, Leek, Staffordshire comprising Lots 3 & 4 in the sale particulars at the auction at the George Hotel, Leek on 13 May 1880. Signed over a 6d stamp.
[9] Letter, dated 14 March 1880 from Robert Fergyson, auctioneer to Thomas Shaw, solicitor, both of Leek, Staffordshire a meeting with Mr Wright re the sale of his property and Fergyson's fee.
[10] Letter, dated 8 September 1880 from William Challinor, of Leek, Staffordshire solicitor, to Thomas Shaw, solicitor re Messrs Wright & Hall being anxious to have the conveyance to Mr Tomkinson completed at once. On a personal note he asks Shaw if he is enjoying the weather and mentions that  "my wife continues much the same- rather worse I fear".
[11] Plan of silk factory, shade, building lands & house allotted for sale by auction on 13th May 1880. Scale 22 feet to one inch. Thomas Brealey & Son, Surveyors, Leek, Staffordshire. It caries a label "Fergyson & Son Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents, Leek. Established 1826.

PERSONS: Astles; Bradwell; Brealey; Challinor; Daniels; Fergyson; Goodwin; Grace;  Hall; Hammersley; Shoobridge;  Tatton; Wright;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 12th December 1882, between Messrs William Geston of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and William Tatton of Leek, silk dyer, executors of the late William Hall, and on the other part, Robert Wright of Leek, silk manufacturer, as to the late William Hall's moiety of and in the goodwill and partnership assets of the firm "Wright & Hall". Wright bought out his former partner's half of the business paying Hall's executors £3317- 1s- 9d. Signed by Geston, Tatton and Wright and witnessed by Thomas Shaw, solicitor, of Leek, Staffordshire. Sixpenny legal stamp.  
PERSONS: Geston; Hall; Shaw; Wright; 

: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Agreement, dated 12th December 1882, between Messrs William Geston of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and William Tatton of Leek, silk dyer, executors of the late William Hall, and on the other part, Robert Wright of Leek, silk manufacturer, as to the late William Hall's moiety of and in the goodwill and partnership assets of the firm "Wright & Hall". Wright bought out his former partner's half of the business paying Hall's executors £3317- 1s- 9d. Signed by Geston, Tatton and Wright and witnessed by Thomas Shaw, solicitor, of Leek, Staffordshire. Sixpence legal stamp. 

PERSONS: Geston; Hall; Shaw; Wright;

: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Returns of fines, penalties, fees and sums of money received the Clerk of Leek Petty Sessions and how applied. All are on Form B and headed County of Stafford. Petty Sessional Division of Leek. After the register number and the date, the forms gives the names of the prosecutor or complainant followed by the nature of the proceedings and how the case was dealt with. Then follows various columns relating to how the fines etc, were dealt with. Signatures of presiding magistrates should be appended to the relevant cases but in fact this has only been done on the account for 25 May 1878.The receipt of the balance of fees is signed for, on the back of each account, by the Clerk to the Justices of the Petty Sessions. 
Amongst the offences listed are drunkenness; larceny; riotous behaviour; non-payment of rates; illegal fishing; affiliation; receiving stolen property; bastardy arrears; assault; attempted murder; hawking without a license; cattle straying; cruelty to a horse; keeping a dog without a license; neglect of service; playing at pitch and toss; horse theft; wilful damage; game trespass; and offences against the Town Act.

[1] Returns of fines, penalties etc. for the month ending 25th May 1878.

[2] Returns of fines, penalties etc. for the month ending 25th July 1878.Lacks Clerk's signature.

[3] Returns of fines, penalties etc. for the month ending 25th July 1881.

PERSONS: Brough; Challinor; Gosling; Sleigh; Shaw;  [Many other names in the cases presented to the court.] 

: Peover, Smallwood, Thorneycroft Hall, Macclesfield, Chester; Chesterfield, Etwall, Norbury, Derbyshire; Nottingham; Barlaston, Dunwood, Horton, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme,  Staffordshire; Coston, Worcestershire;  
DESCRIPTION: Schedule of deeds and writings relating to estates in the Parish of Leek, Staffordshire belonging to Richard Badnall deposited with Mrs. Hester Mills as a security to her for an annuity of £100 for her life issuing there out. Cruso Jones & Porter, Leek. A note on the cover states: A copy of this Schedule with Miss Mills' undertaking at foot delivered to Mr Badnall.
The property listed is (1) property on Clerk's Bank, Leek that Badnall purchased from Richard Myott 1701 to 1808.

(2) Another property on Clerk's Bank, Leek that Badnall purchased from Barnet Young 1747 to  1800.;

(3) A tenement, shade and land in Spout Street and Mill Street, Leek, purchased from Mr. Joseph Mellor and George Pratt and their assignees 1733 to 1808.     
PERSONS: Badnall; Beard; Beswick; Case; Challinor; Cliffe; Clowes; Cope; Cotton; Cruso; Daintry; Davenport; Debank; Elliot; Ellis; Fearne;  Ford; Fowler;  Fynney; Godwin;  Harrison; Hollins; Hulme; Jackson; Joliffe; Jones; Key; Killmister;  Knight; Lankford;  Lucas; Maddock; Mellor; Mills; Myott; Plant;  Porter; Pratt; Ridgway; Ryle; Stubbs; Sutton; Thorneycroft; Toft; Tomkinson; Walker; Walthall; Wedgwood; Young;

: Manchester, Lancashire; Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: An agreement, dated 23 October 1812, for letting the Wheat Sheaf Public House situated in Spout Street, Leek, Staffordshire and a piece of land on Leek Moor from year to year. The lessor was Joseph Goodwin of Leek, victualler and the lessee William Sowter of Manchester, ostler. An annual rent of £26 was to be paid in half yearly instalments. Signed, witnessed and stamped.

PERSONS: Goodwin; Hodson; Sowter;

: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland;          

DESCRIPTION: The Scroll cashbook for the South United Free Church, January 1927 to December 1930. The names of the finance committee are given on the rear paste down i.e. Mr. Bruce, Messrs J. R. Miller, G. Brown, Baillie Walker, W. Merchant, W. Donald. J. Simpson, Wm Henderson. Auditors: J. C. Richards & A. Dickson. Some of these names are later insertions. Many pages have been used to make pencilled notes and calculations; others have been torn out. NB The church became part of the Church of Scotland in 1930.    

PERSONS: Birrell; Bruce; Brown; Calder; Cheyne; Coutte; Dickson; Fraser; Gibb; Henderson; Johnston; Lawton; Martin; McDonald; Macintosh; McNab; Melville; Merchant; Miller; Richards; Reid; Robson; Skene; Simpson; Stewart; Tindall; Thompkinson; Trail; Walker;

: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Documents giving details of the accounts of Challinor & Co, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire and in particular, those relating to the period during which William Beaumont Badnall was still associated with the firm.
[1] Messrs Challinor & Co in account with Mr. Badnall 1862 -1863.   

: Badnall; Challinor;

: Leek, Staffordshire;    

DESCRIPTION: Documents relating to the firm of Wright & Hall, silk manufacturers, Leek, Staffordshire.
[1] Draft agreement, dated 12 December 1882, between Messrs William Geston of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and William Tatton of Leek, silk dyer, the vendors, and Robert Wright of Leek, silk manufacturer, the purchaser, as to the moiety of the late William Hall of and in the goodwill and partnership assets of the firm "Wright & Hall". Challinor & Co., Leek. Hall died on 15 September 1881 and his will was proved on 23 November 1882. A note on the cover states, "Engrossed 13 December 1882".

[2] Nine miscellaneous letters etc. relating to the firm of Wright & Hall, silk manufacturers of Leek, Staffs, dating between September and December 1882. Gives details of values of machinery and other property and much other information relating to William Hall's share of the business.

[3] Draft, dated 13 May 1880, detailed advertisement of Messrs Wright & Hall's property prepared in anticipation of a sale at the George Inn, Leek on the 13th May 1880. The property included a three storied, steam powered, silk mill and shade situated in London Street, Leek; warehouse, plots of building land etc. 
: Challinor; Geston; Hall; Shaw; Tatton; Wright;

: Congleton, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Leek, Staffordshire; 
DESCRIPTION: Draft assignment, of the stock-in-trade, machinery, book debts and insurance policies, by Miles Simpson of Leek, silk manufacturer to William Fisher of the same place, silk manufacturer, Dennis Bradwell of Congleton, Cheshire, silk manufacturer and William Bullock of Macclesfield, to whom he was indebted, dated February 1861.Redfern & Sons, Leek. The items "stock-in-trade" and  "book debts" and much of the text in the document have been subsequently deleted.  A note on the cover states " Fair copied 27 Feb. 1881".
Document includes a list headed "Machinery in Mr. Davenport's Mill." 
: Bradwell; Bullock; Davenport; Fisher; Redfern; Simpson;

PLACES: Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: Challinor Badnall & Challinor (or Challinor & Co) solicitors of Leek, Staffordshire, uncalendared partnership accounts 1850 onwards. Possibly a few earlier accounts too.            

Badnall; Challinor;  

:  Leek, Staffordshire;
: Rules of the Leek United Permanent Benefit Building Society established 1st January 1863. Offices: Russell Street, Leek, Staffordshire. President: Thomas Carr. Secretary: Robert William Godwin. Text contains pencil modifications on some pages.
: Allen; Bloore; Carr; Cartwright; Fynney; Godwin; Goostrey; Hacker; Haynes;  Johnson; Laundy; Leech; Maskery; Nall; Overfield; Ridout; Schoefield; Taylor;  Whittles; Worthington; 

:  Derbyshire; 
: Pay account book for the "Old Works Pattern Shop", May 1876 to May 1977, for an unknown foundry tentatively identified as Stanton Iron Works near Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The columns of the double page accounts carry the following headings (L to R) Name, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Th, Fr, Sat, Total, @, £, s, d, Employment. The names of many men are given together with the names of the items they worked on and the names of companies for whom the items were required. The weekly pay lists are signed off by J. G. Knighton.
The customers' addresses range around the country and include Bestwood Colliery, Notts; Manchester City Goal; various gaslight companies; Duke of Devonshire; Sheffield Gas; Barlborough Colliery etc.
The men's names are Wm Fox; Wm Peel; Fred Linton; Walter Swift; 
: Crofts; Fox; Frost; Peel; Jacques; Jephson; Knighton;  Linton; Moss; Nott; Olivent; Pattinson; Price; Shipstone; Stevenson;  Swift; Turton; Woodhead; 

:  London; Leek, Staffordshire; 
: Papers relating to the case of Stephen Goodwin 7 Tatton (1904) Ltd off Leek, Staffordshire, versus Creighton in the Chancery Division of the  High Court of Justice before Mr Justice Sargant on 10th June 1915.

[1] Part 1: Notice, dated 27 May 1913, by Creighton to Messrs Goodwin & Tatton of his appointment of an arbitrator, Ernest Ingham. Part 2: Copy of Creighton's formal appointment of Ingham dated 27 May 1913.

[2] Formal reply, dated 6 February 1915, from Messrs Goodwin & Tatton to a letter from Creighton's solicitors, Messrs Hacker & Allen of Leek, Staffordshire dated 2nd May 1913.

[3] Evidence of witness Alexander Joseph Fairweather of Leek, surveyor.

[4] Evidence of Mr Frank Stephen Goodwin of Stephen Goodwin & Tatton (1904) Ltd.

[5] Evidence of Mr Harold Goodwin re relative costs of electric and steam power.

[6] Notice, dated 27 June 1914, sent to W. Creighton by Messrs Goodwin & Tatton re obstruction of the yard.

[7] Mr Harold Goodwin's statement on behalf of Messrs Goodwin & Tatton, to which [6] above was attached.

[8] Part 1: Rider outlining briefly the action to obtain an injunction and the legal representatives involved. Parts 2 to 9 encompass the typed, detailed, judgment given in this case.

[9] A bill on company headed paper, from Messrs Stephen Goodwin & Tatton (1904) Ltd to Mrs J. Creighton re the "rent of a yard" September 1914. 
: Allen; Beebe; Billing; Challinor; Creighton; Goodwin; Hacker; Homer; Lea;  Martelli; Methold; Sargant; Shaw; Tatton;

:  Macclesfield, Cheshire; Derby, Derbyshire; Huddersfield, Norfolk, Leek, Staffordshire;    
DESCRIPTION: [1] Conveyance, dated 20 August 1887, of a plot of land fronting Leonard Street and South Bank Street, Leek, Staffordshire between (1) Arthur Nicholson anf John Hall of Lee, silk manufacturers (2), Benjamin Barlow Nixon of Ballington House, Leek, silk manufacturer (3), John Oldfield Nicholson of Macclesfield, Cheshire, silk manufacturer (4), Arthur Nicholson Frederick Eastwood of Huddersfield, Norfolk (6) Thomas Shaw of Leek (7), Herbert Hankinson of Derby, Derbyshire (8), to uses in favour of Benjamin Barlow Nixon. Signed, sealed and stamped. Schedule and map.

[2] Nixon & Others to Nixon: Requisitions on Title, dated 15 June 1887, Hankinson, Derby & Challinor & Shaw, Leek.

[3] Supplemental abstract of title, dated 1887, of Messrs Benjamin Barlow Nixon, Arthur Nicholson & John Hall to messuages, hereditaments and land in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire.

[4] Supplemental abstract of title, dated 1887, of the Trustees of the ;late Joshua Nicholson deceased to land in the parish of Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, Staffordshire.

[5] Abstract of the title of Messrs Joshua Nicholson, Benjamin Barlow Nixon, Arthur Nicholson, Edwin Brough and John Hall to premises on the northwardly side of South Bank Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Cites marriage settlement of William Beaumont Badnall and Jane Elizabeth Cruso.
: Challinor; Badnall; Cruso; Eastwood; Hall; Hankinson; Nicholson; Nixon; Shaw;

:  Cambridge, Kimbolton, London, England; Amsterdam, Holland; Zurich, Switzerland;   
DESCRIPTION: A small bundle of Huguenot letters and other documents (in French) dated between 1696 and 1733. Amongst other mentioned are Chevalier Chardin; Monsieur La Salle; Madame De Varenne; the Duke of Manchester; Mr Le Penieiere; La Damme de Germain; Mr Le Coq; Guillaume de Germain; Jaquet Prevost;  Docteur Laughton; Duc de Montagne; George de Roberthon;  

PERSONS: Chardin; Crommelin; De Virly; De Varenne; Du Viguan; De la Salle; De la Tour; Forment; L' Cattilo; Lebeq; Laughton; Roberthon; Schardiy; Seignoret; Tersmitte;

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