Bednall Collection Part 2 (BC2) No.s 326 to 350   

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Leek, Staffordshire; Dublin, Ireland;

Miscellaneous documents re Wardle & Davenport of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers 1880 to 1887.

(1) Copy of correspondance in the case of Wardle & Davenport versus J. H. Smith & Co, Leather Merchants, near Charing Cross, Norwich, July 1881.

(2) Memo, dated 4th July 1881, from Wardle & Davenport to Messrs Challinor & Co, Leek, solicitors asking them to authorise the issuing of a writ by their London agents.

(3) Wardle & Davenport's Dublin accounts sent to their solicitors asking them to take action to recover the debt. The papers are an invoice, dated May 1880, to A Kendrick, 185 Great Britain Street, Dublin for goods delivered on 2nd December 1879 and an invoice, dated May 1880, to I. Lang, Upper Stephen Street, Dublin for goods delivered on 24th December 1879.

Wardle; Davenport; Smith; Lang; Shaw;


Leek, Cheadle, Staffordshire;

Documents relating to the case of Samuel Tatton of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, versus the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company in the High Court. Case No. 1878 T. No. 13. Writ issued 8th January 1878 and delivered 8th February 1878. Plaintiff's solicitors were Blagg & Son of Cheadle, Staffordshire.

(1) Statement of claim. Statement declares that Tatton was a silk dyer and that for some years prior to 1872 owned a dyeworks on the outskirts of Leek, Staffordshire. The dyeworks were on the banks of the River Churnet and Tatton used the river water for dyeing purposes. Some years before 1872, the Waterworks company built a reservoir higher up the river than the dyeworks, Tatton claimed the reservoir had been built in a negligent manner and neglected to provided proper means of filtering and purifying the water. As a result the water was rendered unsuitable for dyeing and was prevented from carrying on his trade. His profits diminished, his dyeworks reduced in value and he was compelled to sell up.

(2) Draft summons to Thomas Docksey of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire, silk worker, to appear as a witness before the Justices at Stafford on 14th July 1879.

(3) Summons to Joseph Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, gentleman, to appear as a witness before the Justices at Stafford on 14th July 1879. Challinor was to take with him a conveyance dated 1872 from Samuel Tatton to Thomas Wardle of the Churnet and Hencroft dyeworks, plus all other documents relating to the title to the works and any rights or easements. Challinor was also asked to bring "a plan and particulars of sale of property in or about the year 1827".

(4) Copy paragraphs amending claim in respect of damage during tenancy of Hencroft Dyeworks under Mr. T. Wardle. Tatton v Staffs Potteries waterworks Company. This gives an estimate of Tatton's loss of profit while working at the Hencroft works as a result of having to buy the water he needed for dyeing from the Town Commissioners rather than using river water.

(5) Minutes re Mr. Wardle's indemnity i.e. indemnity to the Staffs Potteries Waterworks Company re future claims following settlement of his (Wardle's) action against them in 1875.

(6) Miscellaneous rough notes re witnesses, etc. (a) Headed Mr Woodwiss " James Cope on road to Rudyard has looked after road in Shury adjoining Abbey Green Road for many years. Mr Brealey thinks he may give you some information as to River bank. (b) List of potential witnesses?. © List of names and some addresses of potential witnesses. This states that " Noah Tatton put fence against Churnet for Commoners about 5 years ago". When pipes put in & Rents. -pressure at Hencroft 60 lbs toinch; supply constant except Thursdays when shut off for repairs. -Since meters less water used by dyers. - wanted larger pipes….? Would deliver over 30000 gallons every 24 hours - highest consumption not 250,000 a quarter -First entry of qrs £4 : 10s : 0d.

Tatton; Docksey; Challinor; Wardle; Knight; Woodwiss; Cope; Brealey; Bratt; Hill; Hammersley; Heath; Ash; Hall; Goodwin; Myatts; Milners; Kirby; Mottershed;


Leek, Newcastle undwer Lyme, Stafford, Staffordshire; Manchester; Llandudno;

Letters, etc. relating to the case of Samuel Tatton of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, versus the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company in the High Court. Case No. 1878 T. No. 13.

(1) 27th January 1879 Letter from Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to T. Wardle, Leek, Staffordshire re Samuel Tatton's statement of claim for damages against the Staffs Potteries Waterworks Company. Knight doubted Tatton's right to recover stating that " The Hencroft Works are not on the stream and I should contend there are no riparian rights". He also raises the question of Wardle's indemnity to the Waterworks company.

(2) 10th February 1879 Letter from Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to W. Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire, re proposed meeting with T. Wardle and Challinor.

(3) 11th July 1879 Minutes of documents required to be produced in Tatton v Staffs Potteries Waterworks Company. These papers included his notes of an interview with Tatton, the deeds to the Hencroft and Mill Street works.

(4) 13 July 1879 letter from H. G. Moody of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to W. Newall, Leek, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Moody asked Newall to suppoena Noah Tatton and to allow him 15/- to £1 conduct money. Brealey, he said, had told him the the Earl ofMacclesfield had exercised rights over the river as far as the lading hole and that they have taken gravel out of the river as far as …" He also said that Brealey would see Brindley, "the miller's son" because they might, together, remember other proprietory acts by the Earl of Macclesfield.

(5) Note dated 11th July 1879 that Henry E. Moody, acting for Joseph Knight, had borrowed from Messrs Challinor & Co, an old sale plan or lithograph of estates in Leek offered by the assignees of Mr Richard Badnall these estates including land on Mill Street.

(6) 14th July 1879 Part letter from Newall(?) in Leek, Staffordshire stating that they had subpoened Noah Tatton and seen Mr Brealey to see whether or not any receipt of any acknowledgment from Tatton had been entered in the books -none was found.

(7) 15th July 1879 letter from H. G. Moody of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to W. Newall, Leek, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Moody asks Newall to "see Finney and ask him whether he remembers the dispute over Tatton's plank across the river in the Hencroft".

(8) 15-21st July 1879. Mr Challinor's expences re the case of Taton v the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company.

(9) 15th July 1879 Letter from H. G. Moody of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to Challinor, Leek, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Moody. Mentions the forthcoming "special jury case". Moody also wished to know if Tatton had applied to the Abbey Green Road surveyors "to lay his pipe down" and whether the road was "vested in the year 1847 in the Surveyors (annually appointed) of the actual township in which it is" or whether it came under the control of the Town Surveyor of Leek.

(10) 16th July 1879. Note from J. Challinor for M [Moody] to W. Newall, telling him to subpoena Thomas Docksey of Mill Street, Leek, silk worker, to attend the trial of Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company, and to "send him off by the noon train tomorrow".

(11) 16th July 1879 Letter from H. G. Moody at the Swan Hotel, Stafford to W. Newall, Leek, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Moody states that James Brindley of Manchester had told him a man called Hall, who once worked for the Earl of Macclesfield, might know something that would assist them. He specifically wanted to know from Hall if the Earl employed him or anyone to get gravel out of the river bed opposite the Hencroft -"one of the witnesses speaks to the fact of it" or to repair the breasting round the river bank.

(12) 21st July 1879. Letter from Joseph Challinor from Stafford. He states that he and Brealey had given their evidence and that he thought the Judge was against the Company and he expected Tatton to get a verdict. The Judge intended finishing the case " even if he sits till midnight". Challinor thought the Judge very slow. He had sent back deeds and papers via Mr. Wardle except for a few which are listed in the letter.

(13) 22nd July 1879. Letter from Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to W. Newall, Leek, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. This concerns the posting of of Challinor's "black bag" to Challinor and some deeds which he had added to it.

(14) 24th July 1879 Letter from Joseph Challinor at 12 Mostyn Crescent, Llandudno to Joseph Knight, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. Challinor states he had seen the report of the case in the Stafford Sentinal and had been surprised to see that the jury had given a verdict of £1400 damages against the Staffordshire Waterworks Company.

(15) 25th July 1879 Letter from Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to J. Challinor, 12 Mostyn Crescent, Llandudno re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Knight comments " Was it not a monstrous verdict. We appealed on Wednesday at Shrewsbury for a stay of execution with a view to applying for a new trial and the Chief Baron stated he would adjourn the application for 10 days that the defendents ought to seriously consider their positions after hearing the remarks he was about to make. He then said he considered the plaintiff intitled to every farthing that the Jury had awarded him and that he strongly recommended them to pay it - in which case, he said that he would recommend and order Tatton to give an absolute release against future claims." Knight said he was to have a meeting of the Directors on Tuesday and that he would " no doubt have instructions to resist the verdict in every way".

(16) 26th July 1879 Letter from J. Challinor, 12 Mostyn Crescent, Llandudno to Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Challinor suggests grounds for a fresh trial i.e. excessive damages, misdirection.

(17) 2nd August 1879. Letter from Joseph Knight of Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire to J. Challinor, re Tatton v Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company. Knight states that his counsel had made a further application at Gloucester "this morning" for a stay of execution. Telegram from counsel said " Execution stayed-fifth day of next sittings payment -four hundred pounds to plaintiff -one thousand into court or secured within a week".

Tatton; Challinor; Blagg; Wardle; Moody; Brindley; Brealey; Badnall; Palmer; Finney; Docksey;


Leek, Cheadle, Staffordshire; London; Shrewsbury, Shropshire; Buxton, Derbyshire; Natal, South Africa;

Documents relating to the Worthington family of Leek, Staffordshire.

(1) Statement of account re trusts under the will of Mrs E. Worthington August - December 1883 "as sent to Mr Halcombe".

(2) Notes re J. C. with reference to "acting for Mr G. A. Worthington re Arnold Cooper.". They concern a partnership between J. C. and the unknown author.

(3) 19th January 1897 Letter from Frederick D. Wardle, Leek, Staffordshire to Joseph Challinor, Leek,Staffordshire re Mr Phillip Worthington, the execution of a will and the discharge of the family firm's liabilities. This mentions specifically a letter from Mr Pearson dated the 14th suggesting "additions to the bonds". Letter suggests that the majority of the firm's "lenders" did not wish their money to be repaid but to remain "at interest". Pearson had evidently also suggested that some liabilities should be "discharged under seal".

(4) 15th October 1898 Letter from Andrew Cooper in Richmond, Natal to Charles Blagg of Cheadle, Staffordshire re comments made to him by Ernest Worthington re funds under the marriage settlement of "my grandmother Mrs Elizabeth Worthington" which would "eventually be divided". Cooper asked Blagg to find out the amount of the fund and how it would eventually be divided.

(5) 12th December 1899 Letter from Edward R. Keele, Old Jewry, Londonto Mr Charles Halcombe, Buxton, Derbyshire re John Jukes deceased. Keels states that he had been corresponding with a Shrewsbury solicitor, R. A. Craig, on behalf of his brother in law - Captain Worthington and Samuel Barnet with regard to the trusts of the late John Jukes will. This gives details of J. Jukes will dated 25th November 1850 which was proved in 1853. Henry Halcombe Hughes of Shrewsbury was the trustee.

(6) 6th January 1900 Letter from Robert A.Craig, solicitor, Dogpole, Shrewsbury to Blagg, Son & Masefield, solicitors, Cheadle, Staffordshire re John Jukes deceased. Amongst other things relating to the payment of legacies under Jukes' will, this mentions that Dr. Jukes Styrap died on 9th April 1899. A cheque for £462 : 13s : 0d was enclosed with the letter.

(7) 21st December 1900 Letter from Robert A.Craig, solicitor, Dogpole, Shrewsbury to Blagg, Son & Masefield, solicitors, Cheadle, Staffordshire re John Jukes deceased. This states that £1000 was left under the will of John Jukes to be invested and the income paid to his nephew Dr Jukes de Styrap during his life and after his death the money was to divided into three equal shares and one share was to be paid to the testator's (Jukes) sister Elizabeth Worthington. John Jukes will was proved on 30th April 1852 in the Court of Canterbury.

(8) 9th January 1900 Blagg, Son & Masefield, Cheadle, Staffordshire. Statement of facts re John Jukes and also re Mrs Elizabeth Worthington. This cites extracts from John Jukes' will and gives dates of wills, deaths of beneficiaries and family relationships. For example the children of Mrs Elizabeth Worthington were her son A. J. Worthington, her daughters Mrs Emma Susan Halcombe and Mrs Marianne Cooper, Mr A. J. Worthington's family, etc.

(9) 10th January 1900 Letter from Moulton & Dean, London to Blagg & Masefield, Cheadle Staffordshire re Jukes & Worthington. This concerns shares of legatees under John Jukes' will and the tax to be paid.

(10) 16th January 1900 Blagg Son & Masefield, Cheadle, Staffordshire Statement for Somerset House re Jukes & Worthington. This is a better version of (8) above.

(11) April 1900 darft account of C. J. B and executors of Mrs E. Worthington re Mr A. W. Cooper. Includes bill for solicitor's charges dated 30th Dec. 1899.

(12) Miscellaneous items re Jukes and Worthington March 1900. Includes a draft schedule of documents re Jukes & Worthington

(13) 3rd August 1900. Letter from Arnold Cooper in Richmond, Natal to Charles Blagg, Cheadle, Staffordshire concerning his share of the legacy left under the will of John Jukes. It also mentions the Boer War and states " I am glad to say the war although not ended is I think drawing to a conclusion, the north of Natal about a third of the Colony is still laible to raids, three member of our local volunteers were taken prisoner a week ago, and two wounded, they had been rather incautious however, and had gone to far from the picquet."

Worthington; Halcombe; Cooper; Challinor; Blagg; Pearson; Keele; Jukes; Barnett; Craig; Styrap; Hughes; Goodman;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Documents relating to dispute between Andrew Jukes Worthington of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer and the Leek Improvement Commmissioners relating to his share of the cost of making a new sewer in Queen Street, Leek.

(1) 9th October 1857. Formal printed request by Thomas Dale, of Leek, Staffordshire, surveyor, for a summons against A.J. Worthington for failure to pay the assessed amount of his contribution to the construction of a new sewer.

(2) 14th January 1857. Copy of the A. J.Worthington's shares of the charges which the Leek Improvement Commissioners levied for improvements to be made to Queen Street and Osborne Street, Leek, Staffordshire prior to their adoption by the Commissioners. Includes a breakdown of the costs and also Messrs J & W. Leech's valuation.

(3) Messrs A & J. Leech's estimate of A. J. Worthington's share of the cost of carrying out improvements to Queen Street, Leek, Staffordshire.

(4) List of bills for work carried out by A. J. Worthington and by Mr Johnson on or about Queen Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The bills included stone obtained from Leek Moor and from Thorncliffe.

Worthington; Dale; Leech; Johnson;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Miscellaneous solicitor's notes concerning the case of the Leek Commissioners versus James Johnson the costs of carrying out improvements to Queen Street and Osborne Street, Leek, Staffordshire.

(1) Notes concerning the cost of making sewers, etc. Johnson refused to pay for improvements made by the Leek Commissioners to Queen Street, Leek because he had set out, formed and made good by flagging, paving and macadaming, at his own cost, in 1829 and 1830, James Pointon did most of the work. He also claimed that he could get the proposed work done for 6d a yard rather than the 1/- a yard claimed.

(2) Various notes (3 pages) concerning the costs of carrying out the improvements to Queen Street, et.c, Leek, Staffordshire. This details the materials and work and gives the names of a builder and a paver who could carry out the work.

Johnson; Mellor; Leech; Worthington; Dale; Pointon; Mein. Mellor; Barlow;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Undated explantion of an account relating toan umknown firm. It mentions the creditors of J. G[Gaunt?], M. G {Gaunt?] and an unnamed woman. The firm owed Cutting ( probably the silk manufacturer, Richard Cutting of Leek, Staffordshire, £3000 out of a total debt of £15,416.



Leek, Staffordshire;

Notice of distress, dated 25th June 1834, levied by Samuel Milward against Charles Coupland of Roach Hill Cottage, Leek, Staffordshire for the sum of half a year's rent i.e. £15. The bailiff was William Michael Hilliard.

Coupland; Milward; Hilliard;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Three solicitors draft accounts re work undertaken for Miss Van Tuyl of Leek, Staffordshire 1857 to 1861.

(1) Costs incurred by Challinor Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire in connection with the sale of a house at Ball Haye Green, Leek, to Miss Fynney. September to November 1857.

(2) Costs incurred by Challinor Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire in connection with her claim against the Leek Improvement Commissioners January to December 1858. The matter concerned improvements to sewerage, etc. proposed by the Commissioners and the effects of these proposed improvements on Miss Van Tuyls lands

e.g. her right of irrigation and easements for sewers.

(3) Costs incurred by Challinor Badnall & Challinor, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire in connection with Miss Van Tuyl's agreement with the Leek Improvement Commissioners august 1860 to February 1861.

Van Tuyl; Challinor; Badnall; Barnes; Fynney; Redfern; Leech; Slagg; Bloore;


Leek, Staffordshire; Wheelock, Cheshire;

Draft appointment of new trustees under the will of William Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, silk dyer, deceased and assignment of trust monies, Mr Joseph Badnall of Leek, Staffordshire, dyer, and Mr Henry Jones of Wheelock, Cheshire to the Reverend Thomas Henry Heathcote of Leek, Richard Badnall of Leek, gent, John Sleigh of Leek, gent and Samuel Phillips of Leek, silk manufacturer. Killmister & Challinor, Leek, July 1824. This relates to the sum of £1000 given by William Badnall, in his will dated 11 January 1806, to his trustees to hold and invest for the benefit of 20 poor widows of good reputation of not less than 60 years of age and not resident in alms houses. The interest was to be used to buy blankets, quilts, clothing and other necessaries (but not eatables!) and distribute these to 20 poor widows (10 resident in Leek and 10 resident in Low) annually on the 5th November. Most of the original trustees were dead and Jones lived some distance from Leek and therefore new trustees were required.

Badnall; Sleigh; Phillips; Heathcote; Jones;


Leek, Cheadle, Woolstanton,Staffordshire; Port Elizabeth, South Africa;

Thirteen miscellaneous documents relating to the Worthington family of Leek, Staffordshire and the estate of John Jukes and Andrew Jukes Worthington.

(1) Short family tree showing the descendants of Mrs. Elizabeth Worthington who died in 1861. Dated 19th December 1899.

(2) Two, Inland Revenue Legacy Duty Forms 1 re personal estate of Andrew Jukes Worthington of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer who died on 21st December 1873. Lists legatees and next of kin who were the children of the deceased.

(3) Letter from the Estate Duty Department to Messrs Blagg & Son, Cheadle, Staffordshire re a fund under the will of John Jukes that passed through the estates of Mrs. Elizabeth Worthington, dated 13th February 1900.

(4) Copy letter from Blagg Son & Masefield of Cheadle, Staffordshire to the Secretary of the Estate Duty Department re John Jukes & others dated 1st March 1900.

(5) Schedule of documents re Jukes v Worthington.

(6) Copy of letters of administration re Mrs. Maria Cooper of 26 Imperial Square, Cheltenham who died on 24th March 1883.

(7) Draft solicitor's bill re A. J. Worthington 1870.

(8) Letter from Jane E. Adams, Moreton House, Woolstanton, Staffordshire, to "Charles?" This concerns family affairs and gives "Rose's address" as Mrs Wirgman, St. Mary's Rectory, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

(9) Letter from Mrs. Rose Wirgman, St. Mary's Rectory, to Mr Blagg, Cheadle, Staffordshire dated 31st May 1900. Mentions South African affairs I.e. " times are very bad in South Africa just now provisions are dear and money is scarce, still I think Port Elizabeth people are very good, we do the best we can for our own refugees and don't forget our "soldiers' comforts". My husband is as busy as he can be he is Military Chaplain to the troops in Port Elizabeth and has charge of the lines of communication between here and Naauwport. I remember meeting your son Walter at a garden party at Haregate, we will look out for him if the North Staffords come this way, we have the 3rd Yorks Militia stationed here now".

Worthington; Jukes; Cooper; Wirgman; Adams; Goodman; Halcombe; Wilson;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Bundle of documents relating to the estate of Anthony Ward of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturer, deceased.

Ward; Challinor; Brealey;Piddock;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft bill from Challinor, Badnall & Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire, solicitors, to Mr James Wardle of Leekbrook, Staffordshire, dated 21st March 1859. Concerns mortgage on the Travellers Rest at Cheddleton, and the transfer of Spicers Stone Farm.

Challinor; Badnall; Wardle; Jackson; Allen;


Leek, Staffordshire; Manchester; London;

Thirteen, miscellaneous, papers relating to actions brought by Messrs Brunt, Fynney & Co, of Leek, Staffordshire, silk manufacturers, against various people/firms including the London Silk & Twist Company of 231 Oxfoprd Street West, London. All items dated 1905.

Brunt; Fynney; Bernstein; Swann; Bradley;


Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield, Cheshire; London;

Papers relating to a dispute between H. D. Bayley, coal merchant, of 8 Haywood Street, Leek, Staffordshire and Messrs Israel Rowson & Son, silk brokers, of the Royal Depot Mills, Macclesfield, Leek and Lilypot Lane, London. Challinor & Shaw 1905.

(1) 18th december 1903 .Memo from H. D. Bayley of 10 Haywood Street, Leek, to Messrs Rowson & Son. This concerns the safety of the premises in Leek rented by Rowson & Son and a forthcoming increase in rent.

(2)12th October 1904 Memo from H. D. Bayley of 10 Haywood Street, Leek, to Messrs Rowson & Son. Asks for payment of additional rent and notifies them of a proposed increase.

(3) 29th December 1904. Copy letter from Rowson & Son to H. D. Bayley stating that Bayley had had their notice every quarter day and complaining about the changes in rent. Letter ends as follows : we are pleased to have got away from such a humbug".

(4) 28th December 1904 Letter from Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire who represented Hugh Daniel Bayley requiring Rowson & Son to pay rent owing and to continue paying rent until the proper term of notice had been served.

(5) 9th January 1905 Letter from Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire who represented Hugh Daniel Bayley, to Challinor & Shaw, the Leek firm of solicitors representing Rowson & Son. This letter claims that Rowson & Son had removed a silk rack beonging to the landlord of the rented premises in Leek. They also claimed that their client had no been given legal notice to quit and therefore claimed additional rent.

(6) 8th March 1904 Letter from Hacker & Allen, solicitors, Leek, Staffordshire to Challinor & Shaw, stating that their client would accept £9 for the removal of the silk rack, damage to a partition and door and the removal of a gas bracket.

(7) 20th March 1905.The detailed bill of H. D. Bayley of 8 Haywood Street, Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs I. Rowson & Son, of Leek, silk brokers.

(8) 212st March 1905. Letter from Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire to Messrs Hacker & Allen of Leek, written on behalf of their client Rowson & Son. Includes formal notice to H. D. Bayley of Rowson & Son's intention to quit the premises.

(9) 23rd March 1905 fro H. D. Bayley of Wall Grange Villa, Longsdon, Stoke on Trent to Rowson & Son of Leek, seeking to meet them later that week. A note by Rowson states " I do not care to see him".

(10) Papers relating to Bayley v Rowson. These include additional letters dating between 22nd December 1903 and 22nd March 1905 and also Rowson & Son's formal notice to quit dated 22nd March 1905.

(11) A. H. Shaw's notes of his interview with Herbert Israel Rowson, silk broker of Leek, Staffordshire dated 17th July 1905. This gives details of their relationship with their Leek landlord.

(12) 21st September 1905. Letter on headed paper from Rowson & Son of Royal Depot Mills, Macclesfield, Cheshire to Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire.

(13) 28th November 1905. Formal judgement for H. D. Bayley in the matter of Bayley versus Rowson & Son in the County Court, Leek, Staffordshire. The award was £11 : 9s : 0d.

(14) 18th December 1905. Letter on headed paper from Rowson & Son of Royal Depot Mills, Macclesfield, Cheshire to Challinor & Shaw of Leek, Staffordshire. Requests solicitor's account so that the matter can be cleared up before their (Rowson's) stock taking.

(15) Claim by H. D. Bayley of 8 Haywood Street, Leek, Staffordshire for £15-3s-8d rent due and a damaged silk rack, due from Messrs I. Rowson & Son, silk brokers, dated 25th June 1905.

Bayley; Rowson; Lovenbury; Challinor; Shaw; Hacker; Allen;


Leek, Staffordshire; Southpor, Lancashire; Fulshaw, Cheshire

Draft conveyance by the trustees of the late Sampson Gould to Stephen Goodwin of Leek, silk manufacturer ,of six houses in and forming Paradise Court on the west side of St. Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co, Leek, 25th March 1870.

Gould; Goodwin; Holdship; Brunel; Beaumont; Brough'; Birch; Hammersley;Brinsley; Dean; Cade; Gregory; Smith; Taylor; Lovatt; Hallam; Thourling; Rushton; Belfield; Birch; Doxey; Tomkinson;


Leek, Staffordshire; Weatherby, Yorkshire; Newark, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire;

Draft conveyance, from (1) Preston Seaton of Wentborough, Yorkshire, "Committee of the estate of Sarah Perfect of Yorkshire, spinster, (2) the Revd. Thomas Beevor of Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire, and Grosvenor Hodgkinson of Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, (3) to William Challinor of Leek, Staffordshire (4) Joseph Challinor of Leek, George Hammersley of Leek, Richard Turnock of Leek, surgeon, Thomas Shaw of Leek, John Brealey of Leek, surveyor, and Isaac Cope of Leek, Staffordshire, of the "Well Field" (once part of Moorhouse Farm) at the bottom of Derby Street, leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co, Leek, 7th May 1864. Sarah Perfect and her sister Marianne were the only children of Grosvenor Perfect of Thorp Arch near Weatherby, Yorkshire and had inherited one equal 11th part of property bequeathed under the will of Thomas Fenton Grosvenor of Leek, Staffordshire.

Grosvenor; Perfect; Beevor; Challinor; Shaw; Brealey; Hammersley; Turnock; Hodgkinson; Thompson; Nigsby; Best; Carr; Prince; Badnall; Hulme; Johnson; Hall; Weston; Tew;


Leek, Staffordshire; Macclesfield; Cheshire;

Draft conveyance of a plot of land and houses in Kiln Lane, Leek, Staffordshire by Vernon Hulme of Macclesfield, Cheshire, butcher, to Hannah Bowcock of Kiln Lane, Leek, widow. Challinor & Co., Leek, dated 24th September 1864. The land is described as "All that plot, etc. of land of a triangular form lying and being on the southwardly side of and fronting to a certain road or lane leading out of Kiln Lane in Leek … to a Barn called Scarroway Barn formerly ….Richard Gaunt and others and all those two houses now erected or built thereon now in the repective occupations of Henry Armitt and John Hammersley."

Bowcock; Hulme; Challinor; Travis; Gaunt; Hammersley; Armitt;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft mortgage by John Nicholls of Leek, Staffordshire, provision dealer, to the Leek & Moorland Building Society for £325, of a shop, bakehouse and land on the south side of Mill Street, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co., Leek, 10th March 1880. The property is described as a messuage with the shop bakehouse yard out offices, etc. and land adjoining or belonging situated on the southwarly side of Mill Street in Leek formerly in the possession of Olive Holroyd afterwards of Samuel Hunt subsequently of James Hunt and now of the mortgagor".(Probably number 131 Mill Street). Also "all that plot of land situated on the westerly side and fronting Mill Street in Leek containing about 164 square yards and now in the occupation of the mortgagor which plot of land heretofore formed in part the site of two houses one of which was formerly in the occupation of Robert Cope afterwards of John Hulme and then of John Hulme, Richard Lovatt James stonehewer and William Simpson and the other which was formerly occupied by Ann Cope Joseph Earls, and William Duce successively and the same plot is bounded in part on the southeastwardly or southerly side thereof by the house shop and premises first described..on the nothwestwardly or westerly side by a house belonging to Mr. Brindley…"

Nicholls; Holroyd; Hunt; Cope; Hulme; Lovatt; Stonehewer; Simpson; Earls; Duce; Brindley;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Conditions for the sale by auction at the Red Lion Inn, Leek, Staffordshire on 29th april 1853, of a field called Nixhill in building lots situated in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor, Badnall & Challinor, Leek. Contains signed notes of sale of the lots to various individuals. One of the conditions was that the Vendor would open a street called Wellington Street, 30ft wide and lay down a main sewer through the whole length at the depth of 7ft from the surface and also form the centre roadway to the width of 20ft with broken stone from Leek Edge or with river gravel and will also at the like expense and within the same time form and make in manner aforesaid the road to the South side of Lot 1 for the use of carriage and drift purposes, of the owners of Lot 1 and of the Wellington silk mill.."

Badnall; Challinor; Hammersley; Rowland; Cruso; Jennings; Ward; Brealey; Howson; Trafford; Lovatt;Maskery; Astles; Beardmore; Mountfort; Holroyd; Graves; Brunt; Naden;


Leek, Staffordshire;

Draft lease by Joseph Fernyhough of Leek , Staffordshire, builder to George Bull of Leek, grocer, of a candlehouse, cottage and premises behind the church in Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Co., Leek, 13th August 1856. The property is described as " All that candle house and tallow chandlers shop dwellinghouse and premises with apurtenances situated on the North side of the Church of the Parish of Leek, as the same now are in the occupation of the said George Bull. And also that cottage to the said dwellinghouse adjoining and fronting towards the churchyard".

Fernyhough; Bull; Challinor;


Leek, Fenton Vivian, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire;

Draft transfer of a mortgage by way of release of certain property situated from John Ward of Fenton Vivian, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, draper, and William Baker of the same parish to Hugh Wardle late of Hanley, Stoke on Trent but now of Leek, Staffordshire and to Elizabeth his wife and Thomas Redfern. Redfern, Leek, 8th November 1838. Gives dates of wills, etc. The property was described as " All that messuage etc. and druggist's shop situate standing and being on the south side and fronting to a certain street or place in the town of Leek called the Custard Lane formerly in the occupation of Hugh Sleigh, ribbon merchant, afterwards of John Buxton, mercer, late of William King Eddowes and James Robins, since of the said Hugh Wardle but now of John Bostock." The mortgage also included " all that my messuage, house or tenement situate near the church in Leek aforesaid and commonly called or known by the name of the Swan Inn since late in the possession of Thomas Tatler but now or late of William Gorman, Together with the stabling and warehouse now or late in the possession of Mr Chadwick, surgeon adjoining and also the yard, stables other buildings."

Ward; Wardle; Baker; Redfern; Eastwood; Chadwick; Young; Sleigh; Buxton; Eddowes; Robins; Bostock; Tatler; Gorman;


Leek, Staffordshire; London;

Draft assignment by James Pownall Stubbs of Shoobridge Street, Leek, Staffordshire, cardboard box maker, to Archibald Ernest Roberts of Coleman Street, London, accountant, of a share under the will of Ruth Rowley of Leek, spinster, dated 25th March 1865. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, solicitors, 13th December 1899. The share was of four houses (two of which had "some time since" been converted into one) near The Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground on Overton,s Bank, Leek. The houses were numbers 10 and 11 Overton's Bank (said to have been " now or lately occupied by Mrs Hambleton and Mr Stevenson) and number 2 Britannia Street "now or lately occupied by Pownall Stubbs".

Stubbs; Rowley; Hambleton; Roberts; Stevenson; Challinor;


Leek, Endon, Hanley, Staffordshire;

Press copy abstract of the title of the trustees under the will of Miss Elizabeth Goldstraw to a house and shop in Belle Vue Road, Leek, Staffordshire. Challinor & Shaw, Leek, 1871. The property is described as a piece of land, of 131 square yards, in or near to the Town of Leek, Staffordshire situated on the north side of Westwood Road "being part of a certain close called Fallows Field"set out for building by Josiah Astles. The land was bounded on the northwest by another plot of land also belonging to Astles on the north east by Bell Vue Road, on the south west by an intended wheelbarrow road or footpath.On the south east it was bounded by a messuage and land belonging to Joseph Mellor. There was a right to use another footpath leading out of the above mentioned footpath into Bell Vue Road over part of the said close called Fallows Field and also a right of use over another intended footpath on the south side of plot 21on the plan of the close of land set out for building.

Goldstraw; Mellor; Astles; Heaton; Challinor; Badnall; Goodwin; Bold; Hill;


Leek, Staffordshire;

M.D.Crusos account with J. Cruso for Michaelmas Staffordshire Sessions 1833. It is wholly concerned with an appeal by the township of HeathyLee against a decsion in favour of Leek & Lowe which was heard at the sessions held on 16th October 1833.

Cruso; Strutt;


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